Readers Advisor

Readers Advisor

I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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SciFi Summer Reading Print Email

Jacket covers from three of the books listed in this articleSummer is a good time to take time to expand your reading horizons and try something new - in fact, one of the extra challenges in the Adult Summer Reading program this year suggests reading about a place you've never been - and the other-world-building of the science fiction genre fits this perfectly!  If SF isn't usually your cup of tea, here are some titles that are likely to be liked even by those who don't like scifi!  (Fans of the genre can visit the science fiction/fantasy page on our website or subscribe to the scifi newsletter for more summer reading suggestions.)  Use the email Lisa link in the upper right corner of this page if you have other titles to suggest for this list.  Happy travels!

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Dune by Frank Herbert

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon