What are the best books mentioned in Jo Walton's Among Others?

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    #1The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.


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    Frank Armstrong
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "In the 2011 fantasy novel, Among Others, the book The Hobbit is mentioned. This book is the prelude to the Lord of the Rings series and is considered a classic."
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    #2The Silmarillion

    The Silmarillion
    The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien is a mythopoeia, fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1977. This book follows the story of the lands of Valinor, Beleriand, Numenor, and Middle-Earth along with its inhabitants.

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    Ann Boyd
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "After reading the Lord of the Rings series, I was very interested in this type of fantasy fiction. When I found The Silmarillion I immediately jumped on it because of it's relation to Lord of the Rings. I loved the book and was really into reading about the who the characters of from Lord of the Rings really are and where they come from."
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    Ringworld is the first novel in the Ringworld series written by Larry Niven. This science-fiction novel was originally published in 1970. This novel features aliens and the unexplored parts of the universe.


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    Ananya Patil
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I think this is one of the best science fiction books I've read. It hit on every main area of science fiction from aliens to traveling across unknown lands. It was an enjoyable and entertaining read. "
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    #4I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle is a novel by Dodie Smith that tells the story of the Mortmain family through the eyes of Cassandra. Through poverty and the dawn of first love, Cassandra writes down her experiences in her journal.


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    Steven Morrison
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Lovely and very interesting story "
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    #5A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is a Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it tells the story of a group of monks who are dedicated to enriching the relics of Saint Isaac Leibowitz.


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    Janice Barnes
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Different, yes, but maybe not action-packed if you're looking for that. A decent read and a different take on apocalypse novels."
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    #6The Foundation Trilogy

    The Foundation Trilogy
    The Foundation Trilogy is a science fiction series by the acclaimed author, Isaac Asimov. This edition contains the original trilogy, without the two prequels and two sequels: "Foundation," "Foundation and Empire," and "Second Foundation."

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    Jeremy Keller
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I remember reading this book about 15 years ago and still after all these years I remember all the characters, events and plots of the book. Back then, a friend of had the first two books of the series and I borrowed it from him to read it, just to pass the long hours of summer holiday. But after reading the books I was so hooked that I specially asked my cousin to get the third book for me from another town ( Since we didn't have Amazon back then and I lived in a small town that had only one or two bookstores )."
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    #7And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None

    Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? And Then There Were None is a 1945 film directed by René Clair adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name.



    Phillip Taylor
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Agatha who? This book blows the original away, five stars! I would highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a great murder mystery. "
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    #8Dragonflight (The Dragonriders of Pern)

    Dragonflight (The Dragonriders of Pern)
    Dragonflight is a science fiction novel by award-winning author, Anne McCaffrey. It tells the story of a girl named Lessa and her dragon as they try to save their homeland, Pern. It is the first book of the Dragonriders of Pern series.

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    Dorothy Ramos
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you were curious about Dragonflight if you heard about it in Among Others, I can highly recommend it. It is a fantastic fantasy tale."
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    #9The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness, the 4th book in Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish Cycle series, is about a human ambassador sent to the planet Winter, where there is no sexual prejudice and inhabitants can change gender anytime.


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    Ronald Griffin
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A Sci-Fi book without all the usual sci-fi inclusions. This is a great book especially with all the issues we are currently facing in the U.S about gender. Aliens being able to change there gender whenever they feel like it without any dilemma. "
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    #10The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 


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    Jeffrey Carpenter
    Written on May 13, 2018
    ""The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a beloved book by many but I'm about to state an unpopular opinion. I Wanted to enjoy it a lot but failed to do so. This book is not what I expected it would be. Some ideas and concepts in it are likable but the humorous tone (which I didn't find funny) and the narration style is disastrous. "
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    #11The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)

    The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
    The Dispossessed, the 5th book in Ursula Le Guin's Hainish Cycle is about Shevek, a physicist out to reunite the people of Uras and the utopian anarchist people of Anarres, who have long been divided because of ideology.

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    Wayne Wagner
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I think this is an ok solution. The book has a good rating but I feel there are better books mentioned. "
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    #12A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)

    A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)
    A Wizard of Earthsea is the first book in the Earthsea Cycle series, written by Ursula K. Le Guin.  The story is about Ged, he was the greatest sorcerer of Earthsea but he was once a reckless child.

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    Samuel Harper
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I finally finished reading this first book in the series. I can't wait to read the other books."


Best What are the best books mentioned in Jo Walton's Among Others
1The HobbitBooks 34 Paid
2The SilmarillionBooks 30 Paid
3RingworldBooks 25 Paid
4I Capture the CastleBooks 23 Paid
5A Canticle for LeibowitzBooks 16 Paid
6The Foundation TrilogyBooks 15 Paid
7And Then There Were NoneMovies 12 Paid
8Dragonflight (The Dragonriders of Pern)Books 9 Paid
9The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)Books 6 Paid
10The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 5 Paid

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