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Saturday Top 5: Set in Space

Hi all!

Welcome to another Top 5 Saturday Reads meme. It was created by the lovely Mandy over at Devouring Books as a way to share books that we would love to read. Since my TBR is a bottomless pit, I didn’t have any issue trying to think of 5 books… but it was hard to pick ONLY FIVE books. There are just so many I want to read! If only I had the time…

This week’s topic is: Set in Space. I’ve only very recently gotten back in to reading the sci-fi genre so this is a list I’m really excited for.

Here they are:

You were expecting the first one, weren’t you? I honestly didn’t even have to contemplate which book would be first on the list. After the dramatic and eventful start to the Illuminae Files I’m all geared up to continue my journey in the series.

I managed to snatch a copy of These Broken Stars while doing my recent library haul. I’m interested to see Kaufman’s writing in another duo, this time with Meagan Spooner. Plus… that cover!

This is How You Lose the Time War came recommended to me by a dear friend and I’m excited to hopefully get to it in October’s TBR list. The notion of space spies, LYRICAL PROSE and sapphic love has me highly anticipating this book!

I’ve been wanting to read The Martian since I saw the movie. I know, usually I prefer things the other way around but I couldn’t resist watching it. I may have TEENSY TINY crush on Matt Damon.

To Be Taught, If Fortunate is one of those books that I’d never heard of and then all of sudden KEPT hearing about. I saw it sitting on the recent released shelf at the library and decided to give it a try. It’s a short one, so I’m keen to just pick a good day and smash it out in one sitting. Fingers crossed it’s as good as the premise sounds!

// have you read any of these books? which set in space books are on your TBR? //

Jen

26 thoughts on “Saturday Top 5: Set in Space

    1. It is a fun meme! I’ve found out about some I hadn’t heard of either when seeing other bloggers’ posts, so it’s definitely a way to add more books to our already packed TBR lists 😛 I hope you enjoy The Martian if/when you get around to reading it. Thanks!!

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  1. Omg you’re going to LOVE The Martian – it’s just as funny as the movie!!! I actually want to re-read it sometime, it definitely appeals to my inner Chem nerd 🤓 Ahhhhh These Broken Stars has honestly been on my TBR since the beginning of time & I DON’T KNOW WHY I HAVEN’T PICKED IT UP YET, IT SOUNDS LIKE THE PERFECT READ FOR ME?!

    💛 Ngoc

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    1. Ooh I’m a chem nerd too. It was my major (that I’ve never actually used… :P) I can’t wait to try it! I hope you enjoy These Broken Stars! If you ever want to do a buddy read on it just let me know. It’s sitting on my shelf atm. If not, that’s fine! Thank you for commenting ❤ Jen

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      1. What no way!!! Chem was my top subject in high school hahaha I LOVEDDD it 😛 Ohmygosh YES PLEASE, I’d love to do a buddy read! If not I’ll probs never pick it up 😂 Let me know whenever you’re keen, I can start it any time!

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  2. OMG TO BE TAUGHT IF FORTUNATE IS MY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Becky Chambers is my fav sci fi author and I adored that novella, bought it on release day, read it that night, rated it five stars…. Yes I am obsessed…………. XDDDDDDDDDDDD I hope you love it too <3333

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  3. Great list, Jen! I’m also super keen to read Becky Chambers. I hadn’t heard anything about her at all before a few weeks back and now I see her books EVERYWHERE and everyone seems to love them too! I’m so excited to give her a go 🙂 All of these are actually on my TBR now that I think about it lol the only one I’ve read is Gemina and I mean, that series is one of the bests! 😍

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  4. First, the Illuminae Files is everything. The These Broken Stars trilogy is really good; I just finished that recently. I feel like I need to give Becky Chambers another chance. This Is How You Lose the Time War and The Martian are on my to read list as well.

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    1. Ooh we have similar taste! 😁🙏 Im starting These Broken Stars next week and can’t wait! Which book have you tried by Chambers that you didn’t quite enjoy?

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      1. I loved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Plant by Chambers, but I was incredibly disappointed by the sequel, A Closed and Common Orbit.

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