Top Ten Tuesday #114 – Out of This World Reads

Posted June 6, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 16 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List.” I’ve been on a serious sci-fi kick lately. It started with Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars and I can’t seem to read enough of them. So this week my “x” is sci-fi, specifically those set off world. Here are the last 10 sci-fi books I’ve added to my TBR, in no particular order. As always, covers link to Goodreads or Amazon (aff.).

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky ChambersSo I actually saw these books floating around the blogosphere last week on a TTT and then someone also reviewed the first one. I not only added them to my TBR but also bought them. I can’t wait to start them. I don’t know why but it gives me Firefly vibes. I hope I’m right 😀

The Space Between the Stars by Anne CorlettSo this book is getting mixed reviews from early readers and I’ll admit I have an early copy that should have already been read (but remember my reading mojo has been gone!!). I love that it combines two of my favorite genres: dystopian and sci-fi. One of the bloggers I followed had an excellent review of it last week reminding me I needed to read this ASAP.

Free Space by Sean DankerI LOVED the first book in this series, Admiral. Seriously I couldn’t read it fast enough and then I promptly reread it when I finished it. It’s the ONLY book that I’ve ever read NOT knowing the main character’s name. At first while reading the book, I thought it was odd that the narrator was so tight-lipped about his own history but it plays a major role in the story and personally I cannot wait to read the sequel and find out more.

Nyxia by Scott ReintgenThat cover ? Honestly, I think I’m in love with the book before I’ve even started it. The blurb is intriguing too. 10 kids being shipped off planet to mine some elusive substance and stand to earn a fortune? But why is my question. I’m hoping this book lives up to the hype in my head!

Split the Sun by Tessa ElwoodThis book has been out since December and I’m not sure why I have yet to read it. I loved the first book in this series. In fact I devoured it in one sitting. The only reason I can guess as to why I haven’t read it is that the last book ended on a semi-cliffhanger and this book picks up with a different main character. I’m leery but I also plan to read it soon.

Lost Stars by Claudia GrayIt’s a prequel of sorts to The Force Awakens AND it’s written by Claudia Gray. Do I really need another reason for this book to be on my list?

Artemis by Andy WeirI loved The Martian. It’s dry humor and just the right amount of suspense kept me reading til the last page. I’m hoping for the same in the author’s new novel. A criminal living in a settlement on the moon? Yep, I plan to devour this one.

Arabella of Mars by David D. LevineThe entire concept of this book has me intrigued! I saw it on another blogger’s page last week and knew I had to read it so added it to my own TBR. An English girl living in a Mars colony, a naval war, and did I mention MARS?

The Diabolic by S.J. KincaidI actually received this book in a Quarterly box at the end of last year. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but the blurb mentions a galactic council…..I’m so need to read this ASAP!

Your turn! What books have you recently added to your TBR? Share below

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16 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #114 – Out of This World Reads

    • I bought the Wayfarers and it is so tempting to shirk my responsibilities and read it now ?
      That’s disappointing to hear about The Diabloic. It has such potential too….

    • I’m curious if it is. The mc joins a ragtag crew transporting goods across the galaxy….sounds Firefly-ish but I could be way off and just missing Mal ?

  1. Ooo… what a LOVELY Top Ten – RIGHT up my alley:)). Also many thanks for the link to my review and your kind words. I really enjoyed this one and hope you do, too. You have some books on there that have me drooling very unbecomingly. Artemis by Andy Weir, of course – I also want to get hold of Split the Sun – and I haven’t read anything by Claudia Gray, but that cover is calling to me… and Arabella of Mars looks fun, too. Thank you for sharing:)
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