Jens Lodholm

Recommended Reading

Not all books are good. Here are those I consider to be worth my time, and yours.

Please note that some of these (*) contain adult ideas or language and may not be suitable for young children.


  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Stormlight Archives series by Brandon Sanderson
  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Science Fiction

  • Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  • Dune​ by Frank Herbert
  • The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • The Legacy of Heorot * by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes
  • Ringworld * by Larry Niven
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Most of the Star Wars expanded universe books