Isn’t it fantastic to read LitRPG novels? Naturally, it would be. These LitRPG books combine action and RPG elements to create a unique form of entertainment.
I’ve read a lot of these books, and I still want to read more. So, if you’re looking for some good LitRPG novels/books, this list will assist you in your search.
Best LitRPG Books!
25. Arcane Ascension
Corin Cadence’s brother has gone missing in the dangerous Serpent Spire. Corin must now enter the Spire and navigate the trails to the top of the tower. Will he be able to track down his brother?
I’d already dipped my toes into the LitRPG genre while reading this book. Nonetheless, it was a fantastic read with a brilliant concept and writing. You will undoubtedly enjoy it.
24. Unbound Deathlord
When virtual reality becomes too real, convincing people that they have been transported to another world, a man seeking to forget his past enters it. But will it be enough to help him find what he truly requires in his life?
Unbound Deathlord is a fantastic fantasy LitRPG. The world-building, characters, narration, writing, and everything else was excellent from the start. If you haven’t already read this book, now is the time.
23. Dungeon Lord
As he is threatened by both dark and light forces, Edward Wright has decided to carve his way to the top. Will he be able to survive and become a Dungeon Lord in a world where both sides are cruel?
If you’re looking for a fantasy LitRPG book that focuses primarily on action and character development, this is the book for you. More stories of this calibre are desperately needed in the litRPG genre.
22. Way of the Shaman
After reaching its peak popularity, Barliona has established itself as a well-known virtual world. The players can do anything except feel real pain, but this is not true for all of them. Criminals are transported to Virtual Inferno to serve their time.
These LitRPG book concepts never cease to amaze me. I mean, we often despise some of the negative characters in these novels, and this book could be just the thing to make up for those regrets.
21. World Tree Online
A VRMMORPG game update traps millions of players, and time begins to stretch as every five seconds becomes a year in the virtual world, forcing players to wait 360 years to log out.
Vincent discovers a way to reach the pinnacle in this world. He is now the only way to stop Lucas from abusing his power and abusing other players.
You’ll be so engrossed in this book that you’ll end up losing a couple of days’ worth of sleep. It has everything you want in a LitRPG, such as amazing world-building and a cool concept.
20. The Completionist Chronicles
Joe discovers that people who learn magic are hunted after becoming permanently immersed in a game world. By completing quests and levelling up, Joe begins to fight alongside his teammates. Will he get what he wants?
If you want to read a LitRPG book that will hook you from the start, this is the one for you. The story is very detailed, and it covers a wide range of topics, including humour, the MC’s purpose, and so on.
Austin Zane left his CEO position to spend his days relaxing in the Emilia VR game. But what if he discovers a dark truth about the world that is related to the game’s events?
Emilia is a unique take on the LitRPG genre. The story, characters, and world-building are unlike anything you’ve read before. It is the epitome of “an old idea done right.”
18. Everybody loves Large Chests
Who doesn’t adore Big Chests? Himmel embarks on his journey with his grandfather’s sword, with the goal of becoming an adventurer. But his life changes when he comes across an exposed chest for the first time.
Perhaps the synopsis isn’t enough to convey how good this book is, but it’s all I can do without giving too much away. It’s snarky, hilarious, and an excellent read if you enjoy adventurous LitRPG web novels.
17. The Divine Dungeon
Cal is a regular guy who gets weapons, coins, and is chased by a fluffy bunny. This is happening because he is a dungeon core, and the only way for him to protect himself is to build his own dungeon.
This book reminds me a little of Dungeon Hunter. If you’ve read any LitRPG books with dungeon themes, you’ll recognise how well this one has been done. Just read it, and you’ll fall in love with it.
16. Worth the Candle
Juniper Smith began writing books with his fantastical imagination at the age of nine. After eight years, he arrives in Aerb, a world that complements each of his imagined worlds. Will he find answers if he continues to investigate?
The time you put into Worth the Candle is well spent. The writing is excellent, and the characters are anything but average. It’s never too late to read this fantastic LitRPG book if you haven’t already.
15. Swords, Spells, and Stealth
Four NPCs in Maple’s back town are given two options: pretend to be adventurers and embark on a journey that may result in their death, or see their town destroyed. What will they decide?
Have you ever considered using non-player characters as the main characters? If you have, this book is for you. It’s a fun book with lots of adventures, and the story improves significantly in the later books.
14. The Gam3
With all of the upheaval surrounding an alien invasion, the world is beginning to change. But the Mc is unconcerned; he immerses himself in a virtual reality game, only to discover that the game is not simple.
The Gam3 novel makes you feel like you’re playing the game rather than MC. The interactions between the characters and the flow of the story are simply fantastic. You can’t help but read the entire book without pausing.
13. Towers of Heaven
When the six towers appeared on Earth, they brought with them a plethora of abilities, treasures, and even waves of monsters to destroy the planet. Only a hundred survivors remain in 2083.
They make one last attempt to clear the tower and are successful. Only one person survives, and the tower grants him a wish. He wishes he could go back in time before the towers were built on Earth.
Apocalypse, abilities, treasure towers, monsters, Mc who went back in time, and what else? This LitRPG has a plethora of exciting themes to keep you entertained until the final page.
12. The System Apocalypse
John goes to spend his weekend in a National Park, but the entire world changes, causing animals to evolve, monsters to spawn, and people to get a game system. How will he get by?
Forget about the protagonist being transported to another world. This novel brings items from another world to Earth, and it is unlike any other LitRPG novel you’ve read (at least not that I’ve read).
11. Life Reset
Oren, a powerful and influential player, was betrayed and cursed to become a Level 1 goblin. Now he must survive using only his basic knowledge of the game in order to exact his revenge.
You will most likely be unable to put this incredible book down once you begin reading it. The revenge theme is pretty cool, and it drove the story along at a breakneck pace, resulting in a unique world-building.
10. Sword Art Online
When a sensational MMORPG game traps the players and prevents them from logging out until they clear it, a swordsman named Kirito with insane gaming skills attempts to save everyone.
Sword Art Online is a fantastic LitRPG light novel, regardless of how average the anime is. The translations are fantastic, and the story becomes more exciting with each arc.
9. Azarinth Healer
Ilea Spears is your typical kick-boxing girl who one day finds herself in a fantasy world full of magic, monsters, and various races. Read on to find out what happens next in her life.
Azarinth Healer is a fantastic novel with a timeless main character. It’s more of a battle junkie slice of life novel, and you haven’t read anything as entertaining in a long time.
8. Ascend Online
Marcus becomes separated from his friends in a new revolutionary VRMMORPG game and finds himself in a village under attack by goblins. As he assists them, he is forced to stay and discovers that goblins are the least of his problems.
If you enjoy LitRPG books with a sense of humour and adventure, Ascend Online is a must-read. Even though the synopsis doesn’t do it justice, revealing any more of it would be a spoiler.
7. The Wandering Inn
Erin Solstice is thrown into a fantastical world and nearly devoured by a dragon. In this world, she must now survive evil Goblins and hungry Necromancers while working as an innkeeper.
It began with curiosity and ended with addiction. This is the exact feeling I had, and you will have while reading this fantastic book. Don’t worry about having high expectations for this novel; it will undoubtedly comfort you.
6. Limitless Lands
Colonel James Raytak, a 93-year-old veteran, hopes to survive by using an experimental Medpod controlled by AI.
It directly imports the patient’s consciousness into the game, and now James must lead his troops in Limitless Lands to repair and explore his body so he doesn’t regret it.
Although the plot is somewhat predictable, you can never predict how much you’ll enjoy it. If you enjoy military and role-playing games, this is the book for you.
Threadbare is one of those toys that awaken consciousness, made by an elderly man. As it explores the new world, it encounters new enemies who are attempting to gain access to the old man’s research.
The first 20% of the book depicts Threadbare’s exploration of the world, and it quickly levels up skills by engaging in numerous adventures. Threadbare is everything in this book, and you’ll fall in love with it.
4. Reborn: Apocalypse
When stronger races kill humanity, their only hope is to cross all seven mystical layers and reach heaven. They failed, but Micheal Care has given them a second chance to save it by returning in time. What is he going to do?
If you’re a fan of wuxia novels with good reborn concepts, you’ll enjoy this book to the last page. The concept is executed superbly, and it may well become your favourite LitRPG of all time.
3. Viridian Gate Online
When an extinction-level asteroid is on its way to Earth, only a select few are allowed to enter the safety bunkers. Unfortunately, Jack Mitchell is not one of them, but he has a different plan.
Jack’s mind is permanently trapped in a VRMMORPG game thanks to his connection with Osmark Technologies. Even if his consciousness succeeds, survival is the least of his concerns.
What could be more exciting in a LitRPG than the “End of the World” concept? The reader is completely absorbed by the book and does not consider abandoning it even once. It’s that good, so why not try reading it?
2. Dante’s Immortality: Beginnings
Dante awoke in a fantastical world with no memories, and he spent years wandering the streets of Alazel. Beyond the city are creatures and monsters capable of slaughtering anyone in their path.
How will Dante survive in this world where slaughtering means power and strength makes everything easier? Will he strive for everything or rely on a Goddess’ blessing?
If you want to read a spectacular and short LitRPG book with a fantastic plot, this is the book for you. It’s a god-tier combination of game and world-building. You’re missing out on a lot if you haven’t read this one yet.
1. Awaken Online
Jason’s life has been difficult at school and at home. His only means of escape are video games, and one day he discovers a new virtual reality game that allows him the freedom he craves. But there’s something wrong with this game; what is it?
This book is number one on the list because it connects with real-life characters and has incredible world-building. This, in my opinion, is how a LitRPG should be written, and the author has done an excellent job.
If you’re new to LitRPG books/novels, this list will undoubtedly point you in the right direction. Even if you’ve read these books before, you might find a couple of new recommendations.
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