Guest Post: Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Hi everyone! We're really excited to announce a new series: Guest Posts. We're asking any friends of spreadem books to submit 3 recommended books falling into any genre or category of your choosing. It's easy to get into a pattern of reading what we think we'll like, but here at spreadem books we're all about getting out of our comfort zone and into someone else's skin (in a non-gross way). If you're interested in sharing some of your favorites send us a message via the Contact page. We can't wait to hear from you!

To start us off, we asked our resident nerd friend to share some of his favorite fantasy (sci-fi? TBH we don't know the difference) picks. Enjoy!

Dune, Frank Herbert

Originally published in 1965, Dune is the first in The Dune Chronicles six book series and has been said to be the bestselling science fiction novel of all time. In 1966, Dune shared the Huge Award for Best Novel with ...And Call Me Conrad by Roger Zelazny. The Dune Chronicles were also ranked fourth on NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey released in 2011.

Read the first book - it easily stands on it own.

Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas

For a genre pretty notorious for its over-abundance of man-heroes, we're glad to include the bad-ass Celaena sprung from the mind of New York Times bestselling author and pop music fan, Sarah J. Maas. The 5-book series of the same name is set to receive its 6th installment in September 2017.

Throne of Glass is a great young adult read.

The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss

Our guest recommender's top pick, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle series, The Name of the Wind was first released in 2007.  Its sequel, The Wise Man's Fear, followed in 2011. A third book is anticipated to round out this first-person biographical narrative. 

Start with this uniquely, gripping novel for your first foray into the genre.


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