Top 5 Tuesday

Good Morning everyone!  It has been so stinkin’ long since I have participated in a Top 5/10 Tuesday so I thought it would be fun to revisit a prompt I missed from a few weeks ago that I love!the martian

For those of you that are unaware, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by  The Broke & The Bookish, where book bloggers get to highlight their top 10 choices for the topic that the lovely people at B&B choose for the week.  Yes, the meme is supposed to be Top 10, and yes, I only do 5.  WHAT ABOUT IT?

So, today the Top 5 prompt I wanted to revisit is: 5 most recent books from X genre that you have recently added to your TBR!  A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of my sci-fi section of my bookshelf on Instagram, which I am immensely proud of.  But then I realized that for being one of my favorite genres, I definitely needed to add some more books to this collection.  Let’s get to it!

  1. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Becky Chambers1430789787569474338
    • Probably the most (and highest) recommended books by the bookstagram community, this recommendation usually was accompanied by the incredulous “You haven’t read The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet yet?!”  Hence, here we are.
  2. Dragon Teeth – Michael Crichton
    • I am not sure why I do this to myself, but for some reason I am also looking for a book that will bring back the awesomeness that Jurassic Park created. But here’s the thing: that book doesn’t exist.  I am halfway through Dragon Teeth, and it’s just.. meh.
  3. Unearthed – Amie Kaufman
    • Not really sure what this is about, but hey it looks awesome!  And its written by one of the co-creators of Illuminae, and I freaking loved that book.
  4. Renegades – Marissa Meyer
    • This book doesn’t come out until November 2017, but I am so excited for it!  There are definitely not enough super hero type books out in the book universe, and I cannot wait to get my hands on this one!
  5. Seveneyes – Neal Stephenson
    • Sometimes I think back to how amazing The Martian by Andy Weir was, and I wish I could read that book for the first time again.  So, instead of wishing for something that I can’t have, I googled: “books to read after The Martian” (creative I know.)  Seveneyes comes highly recommended in the sci-fi community, and I am looking forward to seeing if it can compare!
  6. Defy the Stars – Claudia Graydefy the stars
    • Bonus Round!!!  I already own Defy the Stars, and it sounds amazing!  (Also it has really good reviews on Goodreads.) I think going back and forth between YA sci-fi and adult sci-fi so I hope this one lives up to its reviews.

If anyone has any awesome sci-fi recommendations for me, I would love to hear them!  I am always looking to expand on my collection and find new favorites.  (And of course, I have some pretty great recommendations too if you need them, just let me know!)

blog sign off

4 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday

  1. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet: OMG YES. I didn’t realize it was so highly recommended!! GOOD! I freaking LOVED that book. I talk it up as “Friends” meets “Star Trek.” Not a lot of action, but SO MUCH fantastic sci-fi cultural/social details. UGH UGH UGH I just loveeeeed that book. But definitely don’t read it if you’re wanting a Red Rising situation. Definitely nothing like that.

    Like

  2. I absolutely loved The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I need to find the time to read A Closed and Common Orbit.

    For sci-fi, I actually really loved Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. I’ve only read the first book, though it is a nicely sized series, but it was really interesting. I also liked reading the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, starting with Leviathan Wakes. Again, I’ve only read the first book of the series, but it was pretty cool

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s