In July for the Year of Reading Challenge, earn a chance to win a gift card by reading a Science Fiction or Fantasy novel. Below are some suggested titles put together by staff and using the NoveList database, which you can use as well here. Your selection for the drawing doesn’t need to come from this list—it’s just some suggestions if you want help picking a book. (Aside—it’s a bit longer than some previous lists. As a fantasy reader, I went a little overboard!)

To find out more about The Year of Reading Challenge, check out my blog here. Ready to dive in? Sign up on Beanstack here. It’s never too late to register!

And don’t forget that to be considered for the monthly gift card drawing, you need to register your theme book under Activity Badges in Beanstack!



The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Ancestral Night Elizabeth Bear

Uranus by Ben Bova

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

Circe by Madeline Miller

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

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