LitRPG books are the new great love of my life.
You know, after my wife and kids of course.
It stands for Literary Role Playing Game. Which basically is code for they’re books about video games.
After discovering the genre in late 2018, I’ve proceeded to devour as many as I can get my hands on. The truth is, there are more LitRPG books out there that I haven’t read as opposed to the ones I have.
So for the purposes of this list, I’ll highlight only my top favorite LitRPG books. Then it is my goal to provide you with a complete list of every LitRPG book available.
Well, as complete as a list can be.
I will inevitably miss a few. And of course more are published every day. But as complete a list of LitRPG books as one can possibly make in a single post.
Each of the LitRPG books listed are Book 1s. That means there’s likely others in the series, but they are not listed here. This list is already huge as it is.
Best LitRPG Books
The Land: Founding by Aleron Kong
Current Books in Series: 8
Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter’s destruction.
Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm?
Sworn Guardian by T.L. Branson
Release Date: October 22, 2019
This is a shameless plug for my own LitRPG series published from Aethon Books.
Sworn Guardian is my love letter to Final Fantasy and a blending of my favorite elements from Final Fantasy VII, X, and XV.
There’s magic stones, summons, and a techno/medieval world all neatly wrapped with leveling, HP, MP, and AP.
Did I mention the audiobook is narrated by the legendary Vikas Adam?
Yeah, I’m pretty stoked.
Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe
Current Books in the Series: 2
This was one of my favorite reads of 2018.
It’s sequel would have made my top of 2019 had I bothered to make a post about that.
This is the book that introduced me to LitRPG books and I couldn’t be more thankful. This has got everything, magic school, battles, puzzles, tower climbing, and epic twists.
A must read!
Death March by Phil Tucker
Series Complete – 3 Books
This was the second LitRPG book that I ever read. And I devoured the whole series in 5 days.
A record for me to say the least. It takes me 5 days to read a single book let alone a whole series. That’s how good these books were. Couldn’t put them down.
Chris enters the game in Death March mode, a mode where if you die, you actually die, but if you survive, great riches await you. He does so to save his brother and earn him a pardon.
The Ritualist by Dakota Krout
Current Books in Series: 4
This isn’t Krout’s first LitRPG book. He wrote the Divine Dungeon series listed below prior to this. I’m told there’s Easter eggs in Ritualist for those who have read Divine Dungeon.
I started with Ritualist and am none the worse for wear. I burned through the three main books in the series in no time at all. This is a particularly addictive book for those minmaxers out there, like myself, who love to 100% complete every game they play.
Before we jump into the list at large, I’d like to highlight my Aethon Brethren. These are the guys and gals who have written LitRPG books and are apart of the same publisher as myself.
Sky Realms Online: Grayhold by Troy Osgood
Trapped in the game. Forced back to level 1. What’s next, permadeath?
Sky Realms Online is the largest and most popular Virtual Reality MMORPG ever made. Set amongst the mystical, floating islands of Hankarth, it’s played and enjoyed by millions every hour. Until something goes wrong.
Unable to log out, players find themselves…
Djinn Tamer: Starter by Derek Alan Siddoway & AJ Cerna
Tame. Train. Battle.
Fans of Pokémon, Digimon, and Monster Rancher love this monster-battling series!
Jackson Hunt dreams of becoming a professional monster tamer — to raise magical creatures called Djinn and battle them in the big leagues.
Unfortunately for Jackson…
Battle Master: The Blood Crown by Damian Boyle
Shipwrecked by fate. Hunted by moonlight. Hardened by battle.
Paul is an Aberrant, one of few able to enter a fantasy game world called Valheim. Kidnapped to a secret lab, he is forced into a government program that sends Aberrants to Valheim against their will. Most die within a day, but some have survived for months.
Mira, a famous gamer who recently went missing, is one such survivor. Finding her is Paul’s best shot at…
Save Point: Upload by Matthew Siege
Adam Harris’s name has just appeared on a top secret list of extraterrestrial origin. Unbeknownst to him, he’s one of a handful of individuals capable of implementing a Save Point, a static moment in time he’s able to revisit over and over upon death.
It’s a good thing, too. Brain cancer was turning into a real drag…
Hack by Paul Bellow
Way of the Immortals by Harmon Cooper
Ascend Online by Luke Chmilenko
Tusk and Blade by Lavelle Jackson
Battle Spire by Michael R. Miller
Arcane Kingdom Online: The Chosen by Jakob Tanner
Awaken Online: Catharsis by Travis Bagwell
Delvers LLC: Surviving Ludus by Blaise Corvin
Downfall and Rise by Nathan Thompson
Dungeon Born by Dakota Krout
Dungeon Lord by Hugo Huesca
Eden’s Gate: The Reborn by Edward Brody
Killstreak: Respawn by Stuart Thaman
Mastermind by Steven Kelliher
Rogue Dungeon by James Hunter & Eden Hudson
Shadow Sun Survival by Dave Willmarth
Six Sacred Swords by Andrew Row
The Greystone Chronicles: Io Online by Dave Willmarth
Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm by J.A. Hunter
Warden by Alex Knight
The Land of the Undying by Dave Willmarth
Way of the Shaman: Survival Quest by Vasily Mahanenko
Awaken Online: Ember by Travis Bagwell
Axiom by Dennis Vanderkerken & Dakota Krout
8-Bit Bastards by Joshua Mason
A Dark Path by Stuart Thaman
A Gamer’s Wish by Tao Wong
A Healer’s Gift by Tao Wong
Adventurer Academy: Greyblood by Daniel Prince
Asgard Awakening by Blaise Corvin
Barrow King by C.M. Carney
Battle Avatars by Ed White
Blood and Cupcakes by Taj McCoy El
Bone Dungeon by Jonathan Smidt
Bunker Core by Andrew Seiple
Bushido Online: The Battle Begins by Nikita Thorn
Carnal Chambers by Ivan Dragorian
CivCEO by Andrew Karevik
Codename: Freedom by Apollos Thorne
Continue Online: Memories by Stephan Morse
Core of Fear by Jonathan Brooks
Countdown by Michael Atamanov
Crota by Rohan M. Vider
Darkness Named by Riley S. Keene
Death’s Mantle by Harmon Cooper
Deck of Souls: Fateseal by Bonnie L. Price
Desert Runner by Dawn Chapman
Desire by Cameron Milan
Dodge Tank by Rick Scott
Dominion of Blades by Matt Dinniman
Dragon Heart: Stone Will by Kirill Klevanski
Dragon Seed by James Osiris Baldwin
Dungeon Dive by Rohan M. Vider
Dungeon Player by Jonathan Brooks
Dungeon World by Jonathan Brooks
Dungeons of Strata by G.D. Penman
Edge of Reality: Phantom Server by Andrei Livadny
Endless Fantasy Online: The Phoenix Kingdom by Devin Auspland
Enora Online: Gemini’s Crossing by Arlo Adams
Equalize by Ryan DeBruyn
Ethria: The Pioneer by Aaron Holloway
Expedition: Summerlands by Nathaniel Webb
Fantasy Online: Hyperborea by Harmon Cooper
First Song by Blaise Corvin and Outspan Foster
Fresh Blood by Jessica Hicks
God of Gnomes by Demi Harper
Guild Master by Ivan Kal
Guardian of the Round Table: Dexterity Fail by Avril Sabine, Storm Peterson, and Rhys Peterson
Hero of Thera by Eric Nylund
How to Kill a God by C.G. Gaudet
Illusion by Joseph Phelps
Initializing by K.T. Hanna
Into the Light by Christopher Johns
Know Thy Enemy by Dawn Chapman and Matt Ferraz
Last Horizon: Beta by Daniel Schinhofen
Leap of Faith by J.S. Grulke
Legend of the Sword Bearer by Jeremy Fabiano
Legends Online: Genesis by Jonathan Yanez
Level up by Craig Anderson
Life in the North by Tao Wong
Life Reset Shemer Kuznits
Limitless Lands: The Commander’s Tale by Dean Henegar
Luck Stat Strategy by Blaise Corvin
Darkthorn Academy: Menacing Misfits by Robyn Wideman
Mirror World: Project Daily Grind by Alexey Osadchuk
Mitigating Risk by Blaise Corvin
Monster Hunt NYC by Harmon Cooper
Morrigan’s Bidding by Daniel Schinhofen
Mythian by John L. Monk
No Mistakes by Vasily Mahanenko
Nova Terra: Titan by Seth Ring
Realm Online: Oathbreaker by Stuart Thaman
Occultist by Oliver Mayes
One More Last Time by Eric Ugland
Pangea Online: Death and Axes by S.L. Rowland
Party Hard by David Petrie
Path of Darkness by A.P. Gore and Patricia Jones
Player Reached the Top by Rick Scar
PrimeVerse: Forced Login by R.K. Billiau
Realm of Noria: The Birth by Paul Kite
Reboot by Domino Finn
Reborn: Apocalypse by L.M. Kerr
Reborn Apprentice by Luka Petrov
Respawn: Lives 1-5 by Arthur Stone
Re-Start by Dan Sugralinov
Second Chance: A Battle Mage Reborn by R. Brady Frost
Second Skin: Fractures by M Damon Baker
Sector Eight by Michael Atamanov
Sentenced to Troll by S.L. Rowland
Shade’s First Rule by A.F. Kay
Shepherd Moon by G.R. Cooper
Shyft: Defenders of Gallowind by J Donald and M Kraus
Siphon by Jay Boyce
Small Medium: Big Trouble by Andrew Seiple
Start the Game by Vasily Mahanenko
Star Divers: Dungeons of Bane by Stephen Landry
Steel Orc: Player Reborn by Deck Davis
Tales of a North Blood by Carrie Summers
Temple of Sorrow by Carrie Summers
The Apprentice of Arabella by Matthew Kent
The Bathrobe Knight by Charles Dean
The Beginning by Vasily Mahanenko
The Crafter Legacy by Outspan Foster
The Crafter’s Dungeon by Jonathan Brooks
The Culling of Man by Craig Kobayashi
The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp
The Dragon Slayer by Richard Raines
The Dungeon Alaria by Joshua Kern
The Dungeon Traveler by Alston Sleet
The Fabled Islands by Cameron Milan
The Feedback Loop by Harmon Cooper
The Game of Gods by Joshua Kern
The Hall by Frank G. Albelo
The Heroic Villain by Charles Dean
The Idle System by Pegaz
The Last Warrior of Unigaea by Harmon Cooper
The Luckless by A.M. Sohma
The Mayor of Noobtown by Ryan Rimmel
Blood Seekers: The Monolith by Stephen Roark
The Player Blackout by Lucas Flint
The Realm Between: The Curse by Phoenix Grey
The Renegades by Vasily Mahanenko and
The Song Maiden by Jonathan Brooks
The Station Core by Jonathan Brooks
The Trapped Mind Project by Michael Chatfield
The Two Weeks Curse by Michael Chatfield
The Warped Forest by Thomas K. Carpenter
The Wayward Bard by Lars M.
The Weirdest Noob by Arthur Stone
Threadbare: Stuff and Nonsense by Andrew Seiple
To The Stars End: Original Soul by Demetri Grim
Towers of Heaven by Cameron Milan
Trailblazer by Zen DiPietro
Transformation by Valery Starsky
Tree Dungeon by Andrew Karevik
Unbound Deathlord by Edward Castle
Underworld: Level Up or Die by Apollos Thorne
Valhalla Online by Kevin McLaughlin
Varnoth by Lavelle Jackson
Void Legion by Terry C. Simpson
Volper by Ros Per
War Aeternus: The Beginning by Charles Dean
Warrior Reborn by M.H. Johnson
Wild Worlds by Mitch Larkins
Love LitRPG Books?
You made it to the end of this post and you’re still here.
How many of these LitRPG books have you read? Any I missed?
Drop me a note in the comments below.
Star Divers Dungeons of Bane
Hey Stephen, thanks for the recommendation! I’ll get it added tonight!
Guildmaster (3 books so far) by Ivan Kal
Excellent, adding new books soon. I’ll be sure this goes in.
Dravincia, The Dimensional Wars Book 1
Thanks, I’ll get it added during my next round of edits!
World-tree online. E.A Hooper
The Wandering Inn
Crafting Of Chess?
I really recommend “Woods Cop” you can read it as a hard cover or on audible, personally I liked listening to it while working as audio.
He Who Fights with Monsters by Shirtaloon
This is a great one. It came out after I published this post. I’ll try to find time to edit it in. Thanks.
Azarinth Healer was pretty good.