Looking for something to read to pass the time? Then look no further than this list.
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome literature to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its lesser-known gems, New York Times Best-Sellers, or just funs reads – we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
A Library of Treasures for Adult Readers
Like my last list, these are completed series that you can read from start to finish right now. While I typically read books for teens and younger readers, I do, on occasion, read books geared toward adults. The following are some of my favorite reads over the last few years.
Shades of Magic by V. E. Schwab
The first series on this list aimed at adults, this unique series is set in multiple Londons. Yes, multiple Londons across four very different worlds. Our own, one filled with magic, a dying one, and an already dead world. A unique take on the multiverse theory where the only constant in each world is the city of London, this series is perfect for fans of fantasy worlds filled with princes, pirates with hearts of gold, thieves who are more than they seem. This series consists of a trilogy.
Clockwork Century by Cherrie Priest
If you like you sci-fi with a healthy dose of altered history and Steampunk, this series is for you. Set in a past where the American Civil War is still raging in the 1870s based solely on principal – slaves are free but the fighting continues – the war has spurred on the Industrial Revolution. Airships, machines capable of breaking open the earth, mechas, and even zombies abound. Each book is a self-contained story with its own main characters and therefore can be read as standalone’s, but the stories do connect in the wider world Priest created. This series features five novels and 2 novellas.
Anything by Fredrik Backman
While not sci-fi or fantasy genres, and not a series, these books are sure to make you laugh, cry, and pull at your heartstrings. I’ve only read two of them so far, but each has a strong theme of found family, something I love and are hilariously funny. Already popular in his native Sweden, Backman’s books are very popular with my library patrons as his books become increasingly available in the English Speaking world. I personally recommend A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Told me to Tell You She’s Sorry (published as My Grandmother Send her Regards and Apologies in the UK).
All these books are available now from wherever you get your books.
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Melissa Villy is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. She is a passionate Star Wars fan and is the custodian of the FOTF Jedi Archives. Follow her on Twitter @JediLibrarian42 where she uses the force frequently!