Monday, November 12, 2018

Top Ten SF Books (SciFi Month)

  

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Bookish Items or Merch I'd Like To Have. Cool topic but for SciFi Month I decided to do a list of favorite science fiction books instead. So... these are some of my favorites. At the moment... I may change my favorites regularly, but for now here are some that I highly rec. 


  The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

Contagion (Contagion, #1)

The Wolves of Winter

Dark Matter

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)

Obscura

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

Replica (Replica, #1)

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)


 SCIFIMONTH 2018 (1-30 November) - the universe is what we make of it

SciFi Month is hosted by Imyril at Onemore.org and Lisa at Dear Geek Place (image credit Greg Rakozy at Unsplash)

71 comments:

  1. Much as I like sci-fi in movies, for some reason I've never really gotten "into" it in books. Still, I might try Lauren Oliver's... someday. The concept seems really unique. :)

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  2. ALL THE WAYFARER BOOKS! 💙✨

    I really need to read the Martha Wells books. Hoopla has them. 🚀

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  3. Yeay Wayfarer. I really need to jump aboard the Martha Wells ship.

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  4. The Wolves of Winter looks so cool -- that cover is really striking to me for some reason.

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    1. I love that cover- and it was really good!

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  5. I wouldn't even know how to pick a favorite when it comes to The Illuminae Files to be honest. Obsidio broke me so hard and I think it makes me unable to compare the books decently, hah. Maybe if I reread them one day, I'll be able to make up my mind. :)

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  6. I literally cannot wait for the next Extinction Trials book and I'm looking forward to the cover reveal-let it be green!!!

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  7. Nice! LOVED Gemina and Replica! Still need to read The Extinction Trials and Contagion! Waiting until next year to binge read Contagion with its sequel because I heard of its killer cliffhanger! Trying to save myself some sanity by waiting! Lol! Great picks!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I did too! Ha ha binging Contagion and the sequel sounds great- I'm sure they'll flow well together- and definitely try Trials!

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  8. I just added The Wolves of Winter to my TBR, and I loved Obscura, too!

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    1. Yay I hope you like WoW, I thought it was great.

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  9. I love how you started and ended your list with Becky Chambers!

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  10. I really need to make time for A Long Way to a Smal Angry Planet. I've had it for a while now and everyne loves it!

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  11. The Extinction is straight up book cover porn!

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    1. It is- one of my favorite covers actually, and the sequel covers are amazing as well!

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  12. Great list, Greg! I just featured the sequel to CONTAGION on my post today which is reminding me I need to hurry up and read it!

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  13. I hadn't heard of several of these books yet. I've added Replica and Record of a Spaceborn Few to my TBR. Thank you.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  14. I still have the Illuminae series on my TBR list. I have heard great things. Hope you are enjoying Sci Fi month!

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    1. I look forward to your thoughts when you read 'em

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  15. I want to read the Murderbot books, and I'm curious about Obscura.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  16. I'm not a huge sci-fi reader but I do love me some Murderbot - you're review is what made me start reading them.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Really? Oh cool! I just finished the last Murderbot a week or two ago and loved it.

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  17. Oh, I like that cover for Dark Matter. I'll have to check some of these books out.

    Have a great week. - Katie

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  18. I keep seeing Contagion and the Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. They must be good.

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  19. Love the covers and they all carry an appeal to me!

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  20. The Extinction Trials looks an intriguing premise, and The Wolves Of Winter caught my eye. For some unknown reason I'm always drawn to cold cover designs

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    1. I do the same thing- some designs just grab my eye. Wolves of Winter was like that for me too!

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  21. I just finished THE LONG WAY this morning and it was wonderful! Such love for this book! Immediately bought the next one. :)

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  22. I really liked Replica! I need to read the next book.

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  23. Love the cover for The Wolves of Winter!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/11/top-ten-tuesday-bookish.html

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  24. Ah, I haven't read any of these yet so I still have a long way to go... I did love Illuminae so I want to continue that series soon. Replica, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and The Extinction trials are for sure also still on my TBR!

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    1. Ooh gemina's the bomb. And Long way- amazingsauce.

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  25. Must check out The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet since you list it as your favorite. Great list!

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  26. Some of these are still on my TBR! I cannot wait to get to them!

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  27. I was surprised to see I actually read two of these. The Illuminae Files is one of my all-time favorite series, and I liked Replica. The ending was a little sad for me, but you can't always get an HEA.

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    1. True- and the sequel provides a little more closure? Also Gemina was amazing!

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  28. My husband read the Dark Matter trilogy and really enjoyed it. The snippets he shared were pretty crazy!

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  29. Chambers book finally came in for me at the library - I can't wait to try it!

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  30. Thanks for all the recs! I feel like I haven't read much sci-fi which is a shame. Your note: murderbot! has me sooo interested in All Systems Red. I've seen your recommend or review Replica before and I know you like it a lot. I'll have to read it one of these days.

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    1. You're welcome! Replica is good and yes- you must try Murderbot :)

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  31. Val still hasn't given me the 4th Murderbot. Clearly I know what I am doing after this. (Actually I didn't even wait, I just bugged her now hah.) Part of me wants to start A Closed and Common Orbit now but... I can't decide. Agreed about Wolves of Winter- such an unexpected gem and also I want a sequel. And I really need to read Dark Matter and Obscura! Great choices!

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    1. Dark Matter- I need to know your thoughts on it! And Closed and Common- oh just read it!!!!!!

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  32. There are so many on this list I want to try! I really enjoyed Dark matter! The Extinction Trials is one on my TBR.

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    1. The extinction Trials was surprisingly good, and dark Matter=amazing

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  33. Great idea! I usually do a top ten best sci-fi books I've read at the end of November too, thanks for reminding me. And glad to see Becky Chambers, Martha Wells, Illuminae series and Blake Crouch on here!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  34. I really enjiyed The Extinction Trials! I really need to read the rest of the series. 😊

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  35. It's been a while since I read much SF, as witnessed by the fact that I haven't read a single book on this list. I do have the Becky Chambers books on my TBR list somewhere... and at least one on my Kindle. I recently finished listening to The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal; they were wonderful and I highly recommend them. I think you would really like them. It's worth doing the audio, because Mary Robinette is a professional audiobook recorder as well as an author, and she reads them extremely well.

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  36. I loved Gemina, too. A few of the other books on your list are on my TBR. I don’t read as much sci-fi as I used to.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  37. So many of these are still on my TBR. I still need to try a Martha Wells book too.

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  38. Great list of books. Onto the third Wayfarer book. And the second Murderbot. Loved both series. Who doesn’t love Kristoff?! ❤️❤️

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