Top 5 Science Fiction Novels


Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. I fell in love with Science Fiction around this time last year so I am so excited about this week’s topic! I have talked about these books so many times on my blog that I don’t think most of them will come as a surprise to you!

The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel

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You are probably sick and tired of me gushing about this series but how could I not include in on this list!? Sleeping Giants is one of the novels that made me fall in love with Science Fiction, and The Themis Files is arguably my favourite series of all time. It is a unique take on robots and aliens, and is told through interviews and log files. A must read in my opinion!

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch


Dark Matter is the most recent Science Fiction novel that I have read and I really loved it! I completely understand why there is so much hype surrounding it. This book blew my mind and I was constantly trying to figure out what was going on. One of the most fast-paced novels that I have ever read!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown


I have a feeling Red Rising is going to be on a lot of lists today, and rightfully so! It is a dystopian novel that is set on Mars! The world building is incredible, there are so many dynamic characters, and it is truly action packed! I can not believe I have yet to continue on with the series. I have heard it gets even better!

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


No book has haunted my quite as much as Never Let Me Go. It poses a lot of moral and ethical questions that really made me think. It will have you asking yourself ‘what does it mean to be human?’ I have feeling that this is a book I will reread many times throughout my life, which is saying a lot as I am not someone who rereads often.

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham


I was debating which book I wanted to end this post with and almost went with Illuminae (which is amazing but I am sure you will see it on a lot of lists today!), but then I remembered The Chrysalids. My dad is not a big reader but this is one book that he remembered loving so he bought it for me. I have never read a book quite like this one. The world building is so vivid and there are a lot of philosophical questions raised. I read it years ago so I would to pick it up again some time soon.


Have you read any of these books? I would love to talk about them in the comments!

What is your favourite Science Fiction novel?


53 thoughts on “Top 5 Science Fiction Novels

  1. Ah! How did you forget Ready Player One?! 🤣 You’ve got me really interested in Never Let Me Go! I think it’s going on the old TBR

  2. I got Red Rising a few days ago on a sale and I am dying to read it! Dark Matter was on sale too! gosh I should stop looking at my Kindle! hahaha and I didn’t know Dark Matter was hyped… haha

      1. I think it was on sale like 2 days ago I’m sorry… hahaha “sale” because he was in $3… I was expecting something less #buyingonabudget haha
        I started another book on Kindle… So once I am done with that one I will start that one!!! :3

  3. I’m not that familiar with sci-fi but I do remember loving The Martian.
    I really want to read Sleeping Giants – I think it could be a great introduction to this genre for me as well. Thanks for the inspiration! 😊

  4. I need to read Dark Matter! The cover is simple but I find it really beautiful… oh and it sounds like it’ll be good too! 🙂

  5. I rarely pick up sci-fi and I’m not sure why, but Dark Matter sounds so interesting. I’ve seen it around quite a bit recently so I think I’m going to have to check it out!

  6. Happy you enjoyed Dark Matter and Red Rising! I really have to get on the bandwagon and finally read those books, especially since I love the science fiction genre, but never seem to find myself actually reading books from it! 😂

  7. I am in the middle of the Themis Files right now. But I also have a copy of dark matter I got, but had sort of stayed away, with some mixed reviews coming out. But I think I just need to give it a go, I already own a copy:)

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