Some snapshots from the above flowchart (check it out here, where you can actually zoom in):
“Like a little time travel with your romance? No? Tough.” –> Outlander or The Time Traveller’s Wife.
“Ready to dive into a series?” “No; let’s keep this casual.” “What type of pirates do you prefer: pirates in the air or pirates at sea?” –> Stardust (former) or The Princess Bride (latter).
This whole chart is pretty hilarious. It’s also a great scifi resource, if you’re into that kind of thing (and come on, you probably are and just don’t realize it. After all, how can you not be into The Princess Bride?)
Click through to find a larger image. Also, see the original list here. I’ve read 21 of the top 100, without ever considering myself a hardcore scifi/fantasy fan. How about you?
Titles I’d add, personally: Alas, Babylon; The Hunger Games; Harry Potter. But then, the latter two of these recommendations are children’s/YA, and this seems like a determinedly adult list.
flowchart of sci-fi
Most people read in one of two ways: they either take their time and soak things up, or they breeze through quickly. On my blog Books Under Skin
, I cover the first one by offering book recommendations every Thursday and longer posts on literary issues. Here, I cover the latter, offering up the little quirks of the book world one bite at a time.