This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘science fiction’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing).
Also, I know this is the third post today; however, my scheduled posts didn’t post when they were supposed to, so now you’re being inundated (and you can also learn that I had a stupid crazy month because I didn’t actually check my blog in between to notice that this happened… I just assumed no one liked my posts… and was sad… and then happy when I realised that it wasn’t me… and then sad when I realised all my hard blogging work was still in draft mode). So… sorry for the spam? You’ve still got one more to come too!
So… it turns out I don’t really read a lot of science fiction books. But I’ll tell you what I have read!
The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are fantastic. So fantastic, I’m making them my top three. And my order of favouriteness: Gemina, Illuminae and Obsidio. Yep, that’s right, my despair while reading Gemina (I literally yelled at my copy of the book, then threw it across the room while reading it, not once, but twice) actually made it my favourite book. Go figure.
The YouSpace series by Tom Holt takes number four on my list. Although to be fair I have only really read three of the four book, and I totally read them out of order (but they’re kind of like the Discworld in that you can do that, and it doesn’t really matter). This series is funny, has lots of mathematical improbabilities that I didn’t totally understand (although I did understand the consequences), and also gave me a fear of looking through the centre of doughnuts. If you’re interested in mountains exploding, alternate universes, comical commentary on fantasy tropes and pie graphs, then this is the series for you.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer rounds out my top five. The series was fun and interesting (more so after the very predictable book one), I quite enjoyed the series, but I’m not entirely sure that I will reread it. I also didn’t read the companion novels, Stars Above or Fairest. I don’t know that they’re necessary and I’m kind of over the villain’s POV stories.
So I know the list above is kind of a cop out (in terms of I really only gave you three), BUT I kind of need to reserve judgement at the moment because I’m halfway through The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the Red Rising series is on my TBR for July… so, stay tuned?