If you would have told me 10 years ago that my favourite genre would be science fiction, I straight up would have laughed in your face. Back then, science fiction wasn’t even on my radar. But now, it’s something I look forward to ever single month! This topic goes hand in hand with my 2 part Introduction to Science Fiction post (You can find PART ONE and PART TWO here!) It’s become such a big part of my reading life that I had a hard time narrowing this list down! But I managed to do it. I also can’t wait to see everyone else’s list so that maybe I can get some new recommendations!
**** Disclaimer – my kid found head lice this morning……… dear god help me. Today shall be utter chaos! I will be sure you link all your posts as soon as I can but will comment when I have more time tonight!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming Topics in June – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
DARK MATTER BY BLAKE CROUCH (adult)
This book is probably my number one (if I was forced to choose). It absolutely blew my mind and had theories spinning in my mind for months. Once the reality of this book set in, the possibilities were endless and enormous. It had everything – action, twists, character development (in a really unique way), science, and more. It also wasn’t set in space which was a wonderful change of pace with all the sci-fi I had been reading. If you want a book to keep you up until 5:00am thinking, this is it!
READY PLAYER ONE BY ERNEST CLINE (young adult)
Of course Ready Player One makes the list! This was one of the first sci-fi’s that I picked up and I was terrified. I thought that this would go a little over my head but it didn’t. In fact, I loved the science of this world so much I actually had dreams about it! It’s also not set in space. Instead it’s a dystopian earth where they use virtual reality for pretty much everything. The setting was so creative, it was wonderful to picture it in my head.
BASICALLY ANYTHING WRITTEN BY ANDY WEIR (adult)
Cheating a little bit with this one but that’s ok. Basically anything written by Andy Weir deserves to be on this list. The Martian was about a guy left on Mars and has to survive until his crew can get him off the planet. Then there’s Artemis which is about a girl who takes a dangerous job just so that she can get a place for herself. These two are so very different in terms of characters and plot, but the writing was still the same and it’s glorious!
THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET BY BECKY CHAMBERS (adult)
This was SO good! A mix of some pretty heavy science fiction and some seriously in depth characters and relationships! Learning of all the different people (species, aliens, beings??) was such a joy. They all had different ways of life. Interacting and balancing all of that in this world was so well done!!!
THE ILLUMINAE FILES BY AMIE KAUFMAN AND JAY KRISTOFF (young adult)
This is one of my all time favourite series! The characters were great, the plot was expansive, and the format is so unique. I read this right in the beginning of my new found sci-fi obsession and fell into the black hole of the series. It’s just incredible!!! I’m sure you’ve already heard of it though, so I won’t go into any detail!
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Secret Library Book Blog
- Birdie Bookworm
- Robyn Reads Books
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Kyera’s Library
- Tay’s Infinite Thoughts
- Kristina Reads
- Libby Reads
- Books And Me
- JW Martin – Storeys of Stories
- Milkz’ Bookshelf
- Books Are Only The Beginning
- Junky Writing
- Shades Of Paper
- Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile
- Hanna Reads
- Bookishly Rebecca
- Stuck In Fiction
- Beware Of The Reader
I hope this topic helps people find some amazing science fiction! What would your favourites be?
Until next time, happy reading!