Today we are back with another T5T – it’s been a while!! T5T is a bookish meme hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm. You can see the topics for next month by clicking here. If you’re interested in the previous Top 5 Tuesdays, you can check them out here.

Today we’re supposed to talk about our favorite books that are set in space. But here’s the thing: I’m pretty sure I’ve only read one book set in space, and that was Zenith by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg 🤷‍♀️ Therefore, my post will be about the top 5 books I want to read that are set in space – some of which are already on my bookshelves. Sorry about that, I really need to dive deeper into the sci-fi genre 😅 Let’s get into it, shall we?

 

5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This trilogy has been raved about for years now, ever since it came out. The thing that attracts me the most to this book is the format: from what I could understand, it is told through interview transcripts, e-mails, reports, stuff like that. I think it’s an innovating aspect that could be a very interesting reading experience, so I want to give it a try sometime. Also, I think there’s also a mystery? And if there’a mystery to solve, ya girl is automatically interested.

 

4. The Martian by Andy Weir

Next up is The Martian, which was recently turned into a movie. I’ve watched it, but I can’t really remember much of it, so I think I’m good to pick up the book. I’ve heard many people say that the main character is absolutely hilarious, so I’m curious to see whether or not I will laugh as I read on. And also totally ready to be scared shitless and to have nightmares about being stuck in space 😁

 

3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Besides the whole bookish community’s raving about this series, the main force of influence that made me buy these books is Piera Forde. She’s a hardcore Pierce Brown fan and she used to talk about his series ALL the time, so I was easily convinced 😂 I believe this is a dystopian but set in space, so I’m very intrigued. Too bad I’ve had it on my shelves for the longest time and STILL HAVEN’T PICKED IT UP! I hate myself… 😒

 

2. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

One of my favorite bloggers/youtubers, Melina, read this book a few months ago and loved it so much that she dedicated a video to it and then proceeded to host a space-themed read-a-thon. Needless to say, I was convinced to add this to my TBR, even though I hadn’t really paid attention to it prior to her videos 🤷‍♀️

 

1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Everybody knows this series. When I first found booktube, back in 2015 or so, this was soooo incredibly raved about, and by everyone. So much so that I bought the first two books. And guess what: I still haven’t read them… although I still really want to 😅 Don’t judge me, okay? I can’t help that I’m addicted to buying books 😫

Have you read any of these books? Which one should I read first?

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡