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!)

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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.


  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


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