Giving recommendations, or figuring out the next book to read, is pretty tough.
As usual, it’s hard to give one without spoiling too much.
We read so few books that iteration becomes slow. Out of tens of thousands of books out there, we are lucky to get 20 or 30 in a year.
Because of this sparsity, we often recommend the most recent, reasonable book we’ve read.
Top book lists are great but often summaries are all over the place.
That’s why I love this“what should i read” infograph, because it is witty and hilariously accurate. Note that these are science fiction/fantasy books on NPR’s top 100 list from 2011. Even though it’s 5 years old, most of the books are clearly popular and relevant! Especially science fiction & fantasy, where the current time has arguably little impact on the story settings.
Classic dystopias classified as religious totalitarians vs. warlords
What if I want “man vs. man?”. Nevermind, WWII books it is…