I had way too much fun with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! You see, I love things. Many things. So picking something to match books to, well, that was tough. I finally settled on Doctor Who. Now there are actually MANY Doctor Who novels out there, but for the sake of this list I will ignore them (Whovians will love those anyway) XD
Ten Books If You Like Doctor Who
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
British humour. Space ships. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey. Possible impossibilities. Impossible possibilities. A predictable choice for this list but I don’t care. Live a little. Read this.
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Not sci-fi. Doesn’t matter though. Sense of humour and ridiculous plot twists? Check! Also an angel, although not a weeping one 😉
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Futuristic society. I can imagine the Doctor paying this society a visit!
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
And another creepy futuristic society. The Doctor would have to get to the heart of this one…
- The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A list full of sci-fi, but what about some historical fiction? Whether classic or new Who, I love it when the Doctor travels back in time. I read The Last Days of Pompeii maybe ten years ago. I don’t remember it exactly but I remember loving it. And everything I knew about Pompeii I learned from this book. If you enjoyed the classic adventure The Romans or the new Who episode The Fires of Pompeii, you’ll love this.
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
I picked this because of its theme of past, present and future, and the way individual people’s histories are intertwined. Historical fiction along with a little sci-fi? Yes!
- Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
This book reminded me of The Beast Below episode (which I loved), even though Mortal Engines isn’t (so far) about anything alive…
- How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
This recommendation I dedicate to Whovians who are deep into the fandom and are interested in LGBT themed books.
- Harmony by Project Itoh
More creepy futuristic society!
- Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
I admit I haven’t actually read this one (it’s on my shelf though), but it’s Douglas Adams, it’s sci-fi, and I’m sure it’s a match for Doctor Who fans!
Any other Whovians out there? Which books would you recommend to those who love Doctor Who?