If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, then you will know that I’m totally in love with science fiction and books set in space!!! So much so, that i’ve decided that my list will be a top eight! I couldn’t narrow it down! Sadly though, i’ve been experiencing a bit of a sci-fi slump lately, so you haven’t seen to many of this genre around here in a while. In a way, this topic was selfish. I’m hoping that talking about my favourites, and reading your lists, will reignite by passion and drive to get back to it!
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The first two i’m listing are from the same author – and they’re two of my favourites! The Martian is about a man who was left on Mars by his crew when they thought he had died. He was very much alive and had to craftily find a way to survive on the planet while he waiting for them to save him. The second, Artemis, is about a girl who lives on a Moon colony. She’s trying to find a way to live comfortably, and agrees to an illegal and dangerous plan to get some extra money in her pocket. I loved both characters and I loved the humour!
There isn’t a way that I can make a list about space books and not include Illuminae! This is a book about a planet that was bombed by a greedy company looking to infiltrate the mining business. The survivors escaped and found themselves dealing with a mysterious disease and artificial intelligence that was more intelligent than expected. This author duo is perfection!
The Starflight duology is a series that doesn’t get mentioned enough! I read this a few years ago and every time I see the covers I get nostalgic. We have a young girl who is looking for a way to escape. She is labeled as a felon, and decides to indenture herself to a man she couldn’t hate more just so she has a ship to take her away. This book was a great adventure and I enjoyed it SO much! Oh yeah….. there’s space pirates…. you’re welcome!
This book is truly one of a kind. I went into it expecting a sort of space opera full of action. But it ended up being more of a character exploration that knew no bounds. In this book we meet many different kids of beings as they find their connections and place in the universe. It was so well done!! The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet explores humanity in a way you’ve probably never experienced!
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe was one of my most surprising reads of 2018! I went into it expecting a romance. A girl is left alone on a space ship after her parents death. After many years of no human interaction, she’s about to be intercepted by a guy in another ship and they can travel together. All I will say is that this was NOT a romance!
Hold Back The Stars is a book that makes you think for months after you’ve turned the last page. Two characters are floating aimlessly in space after an accident, and are about to run out of oxygen. In the time that they’re figuring out how to survive, they look back at the sequence of events that brought them to this moment. This is another book that caught me off guard!
This is one of my most recent reads and one that I absolutely loved! Skyward follows a young girl who wants more than anything to be a pilot. Her father was a well known pilot, but he was probably more well known for being a traitor. She is very talented, but she needs a lot of determination and strength to get out from under her fathers shadow. This book was packed full of action and adventure!
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- Meeghan Reads and Bakes
- Between Words (Zwischen Worten)
- The Limit of Books Does Not Exist
- Book Princess Reviews
- We Are Just Stories
- Realms Of My Mind
- Ally Writes Things
- Reading Evolution
- The Bookish Deer
- The Punk Theory
- Tays Infinite Thoughts
- JW Martin – Storeys of Stories
- The Book Nook UK
- Words Words Words
- Sleepy Sam Reads
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Bookishly Rebecca
- My Year Of Reading Dangerously
Not a top 5, but not a top 10. This list officially makes me one of the most indecisive people on the planet! I have high hopes that this topic will reignite my passion for space and give me the push I need to get back to sci-fi!
Until next time, happy reading!