The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to paranormal, sci-fi, & fantasy!

Oh, hi there! Need a good recommendation? One of my favorite things about writing reviews for my blog is the very end where I scour my previous reviews and carefully (VERY carefully) select two books to recommend based on how the book read and of course, what genre it is. It’s something that I really have a lot of fun with sooooo I was thinking (and who are we kidding, I was on Pinterest too) and I stumbled upon some infographics, which for some reason I totally love in the nerdiest way possible. I wanted to create something like that about books but let’s face it… I don’t wouldn’t really know where to start as far as info goes but I CAN make graphics.

After my Book Addict’s GUIDE to contemporary romance was such a huge hit, I knew I had to follow through with my plans to make a new “guide” for other genres. I started with just straight paranormal, but I kept mixing in some sci-fi, some fantasy, and the genres sort of melded together into a blurred mess. Instead of fighting it, I figured why not combine them into one giant guide! You can still choose your own adventure here based on what each book contains!

Book Addict’s GUIDE #1: Contemporary!
Book Addict’s GUIDE #3: Crossover (YA to Adult and vice versa!)

Start here! My “guide” to contemp actually took a little while, but I was so excited to make my paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy one that I sort of just flew through it and I just couldn’t wait to share! So, without further ado, welcome to the second Book Addict’s GUIDE! (Get it?! …. Har har.)

SciFi Paranormal Fantasy Recommendation Guide Infographic



Here’s a list of the books mentioned! All links will take you to my reviews (books that I haven’t reviewed on my blog will take you to the Goodreads page).

1. Unremembered (Unremembered #1) – Jessica Brody
2. The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
3. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
4. The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1) – Megan Shepherd
5. Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) – Jessica Spotswood
6. Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) – Leigh Bardugo
7. Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall #1) – Shannon Messenger
8. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) – Maggie Steifvater
9. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer
10. The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) – Alexandra Bracken
11. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
12. Just Like Fate – Cat Winters & Suzanne Young
13. Time Between Us – Tamara Ireland Stone
14. Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) – Kasie West
15. Paper Valentine – Brenna Yovanoff
16. The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) – Kimberly Derting
17. Life After Theft – Aprilynne Pike
18. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) – Richelle Mead
19. Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) – Richelle Mead
20. Twilight (Twilight #1) – Stephenie Meyer
21. Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) – Susan Dennard
22. Reboot (Reboot #1) – Amy Tintera
23. Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy #1) – Wendy Higgins
24. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) – Laini Taylor
25. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) – Cassandra Clare
26. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) – Anne Greenwood Brown
27. Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) – Anna Banks
28. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) – Robin LaFevers
29. Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) – Kristin Cashore
30. Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) – Ellen Oh
31. The Scorpio Races – Maggie Steifvater
32. Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) – Leigh Bardugo
33. Tiger Lily – Jodi Lynn Anderson
34. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) – Marissa Meyer
35. The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars #1) – Frank Beddor

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34 thoughts on “The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to paranormal, sci-fi, & fantasy!

  1. Johannah

    Oooh! Look at all the pretty recommendations! ! Good ones too! Loved Cinder and Lies Beneath! I still need to read tiger lily! Fantastic thanks!

  2. Eveline @ Eveline's Books

    I absolutely love this guide! I’ve read a lot of these books and most of the others I’ve added to my TBR list. I’m going to save your guide, so when I’m in the mood to read something about zombies I can check which books have zombies in them. Thanks for the awesome suggestions:)

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thank you so, so much! I had a blast making it. I appreciate all the positive feedback 🙂

  3. Alexa Y.

    This is seriously SO COOL. I’m a sucker for fantasy books (and a little sci-fi) (and perhaps a smidge of paranormal) so I really like your infographic. Out of the 35 books you’ve included, I have read only 13… and own a lot of the others. I need to step up my game!

  4. Nicole

    BRITTANY THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! GOSH there are some GOOD books on this thing that I must read the ones I haven’t yet! I also must go check out the Contemporary one RIGHT NOW! Great great idea and it just looks beautiful and is so helpful and just YAY.


  5. Janita @ Book, Interrupted

    Awesome infographic! I can just stare at infographics all day, legit. They’re so handy. I’ve read most of these books, or at least have a copy of them haha, because I’m such a huge sci-fi-fantasy junkie. I love how you tied them all together too. Great post 😀

  6. Angie

    OMG! I love this one. This is totally my type of books so I am really enjoying looking through the list. I am over Vampires so I skipped that section!!! Looking forward to adding these to my TBR pile.


    Angela’s Anxious Life

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thank you so much!! They’re a blast to make too. Glad you enjoy them 😀

  7. Christine @ Oh, Chrys!

    Stunning work, Britanny! You obviously took a lot of time to do this infographic! I sincerely thank you for it! I am actually planning to start Pivot Point very soon! This is a great, great idea!

      1. Brittany Post author

        Haha that’s okay! Is it bad that I didn’t even noticed? It’s better than “Brittney”!
        But thank you!! I have a lot of fun making these 🙂 Pivot Point was great! Hope you enjoy it!!

  8. Ciara_H

    This is brilliant! I will definitely be using this infographic when I’m struggling to pick a fantasy/sci-fi read.
    Ciara @ Books are my Bling

  9. Natalie

    Okay, so these infographic guides are literally my favourite thing ever! I too love the ones on interest in a completely nerdy way haha 😛 I added a few of these books on here to my TBR list on goodreads! Thanks for the recs, and I can’t wait to see your other guides!

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thanks, Natalie!!! Hope you enjoy 🙂
      I also tried to comment on your post this morning but it said “comment could not be posted” – no explanation 🙁 🙁 I was bummed!!

  10. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    Really love your graphics! I never knew how to classify the Scorpio Races…interesting to see it as fantasy. I am so horrible at relating books and guessing what might go together. Very handy graphic and list 🙂

    1. Brittany Post author

      thanks, Kristen!! I was on the fence about The Scorpio Races too so I took the popular vote from Goodreads 🙂

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thanks, DeAnna!! Haha I liked the “messing with time” one too. I wasn’t sure whether to call it parallel universe… time travel… so I landed with “messing with time” 🙂

  11. Rachel @ hello, chelly.

    I love your guide! I’ve read most of these books so I completely agree with how you categorized them. But I think my favorite category might be “Messing with Time” (great name! haha). Probably because I just read Just Like Fate (which I loved) and I also really, really enjoyed Time Between Us and Pivot Point.

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thanks, Rachel!! I had a lot of fun making it! It’ll probably be a while until my next one, but hopefully I can include more “new” books in that one to better assist with the actual recommendation part of it! 🙂
      So glad you liked it! 😀

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