Hi crew! 👋🏻 November is Sci-Fi Month and time for me to devote my reading and watching habits to the genre. I didn’t participate last year due to being very busy with assignments and whatnot, but that’s all behind me now so I have time to come back to blogging!
I didn’t go for a particular theme with this year’s TBR, but rather books that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time or suit my current goals of having more diverse reading habits, whether that’s intentional or not.
i am legend by richard matheson
Naturally, I’m still in the horror mood (when am I not) and wanted something that is both sci-fi and horror and I Am Legend was the first thing to come to mind. I’ve just started reading this one so I don’t have a lot to say about it so far, but it’s one that’s been on my general TBR for a very long time.
this is how you lose the time war by amal el-mohtar and max gladstone
Like a lot of people, I came to know this book because of someone on Xitter called ‘Bigolas Dickolas’, and as a proud member of the Funny Xitter Display Name club, I applaud that person for bringing the book to my attention. (my xitter name is currently ‘george r.r. fartin’ if you’re curious)
I didn’t know that this book is queer so that’s a pleasant surprise since while I did aim to make this TBR as diverse as possible, I mainly picked it because Amal El-Mohtar is Lebanese and I’m always looking for more genre fiction from West Asian/MENA authors.
Not so fun fact: one of the top image search results on Google when looking for the book cover is a YouTube thumbnail of a woman holding the book as if it’s going to kill her and making a stink face. But I never pay attention to reviews so good for her, I guess.
aurora’s end by amie kaufman and jay kristoff*
I don’t read a lot of YA books anymore, but I do love this series and want to see how it ends. It’s been a very long time since I read Aurora Burning so I may not remember some important plot points, but I’m not too worried about that.
*there’s been some controversy surrounding this author but i don’t really know much about it and can’t comment on it. also, i bought this book when it first came out and still want to read it.
mirror’s edge by scott westerfeld
It’s been even longer since I read the second book in the Impostors series and Recaptains doesn’t have a recap of any books in the series, so let’s hope that my memory isn’t as bad as I thought it was. Scott Westerfeld was my favourite author for a long time and the Uglies series will always have a special place in my heart.
the memory police by yoko ogawa
I’ve been curious about this book for a long time since it’s a Japanese dystopian novel that gets compared to Nineteen Eighty-Four a lot. I’m always looking for more translated books to read and my library has a couple of copies so I’ll definitely request a copy when it gets closer to the time when I plan to pick it up.
the war of the worlds by h.g. wells
I tell myself every single year that I’m going to read The War of the Worlds and then I end up not doing it. Classics are something that have slipped away from me over time, but I did order an audiobook of the book for the library earlier this year so if I can get my hands on it, I’ll listen to it and read it at the same time since that tends to help me a lot. Hopefully, the person who has it on loan right now doesn’t renew it a bunch of times.
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What’s on your TBR for this month?