Happy November, friends!
Sci-Fi Month officially started on Sunday but I took a couple of days to blog hop since I don’t post on Sundays or Mondays so today I am here to share my TBR for this month!
Instead of buying new books, I decided to focus more on reading books that I already own since I am still planning to purge my bookshelves at some point. Also, my order of Supernova hasn’t arrived yet so I’ll save it for later.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
I am a firm believer that a nice special physical copy can make the driest of classics more fun to read. Am I saying that The War of the Worlds is dry? Maybe I am, but I wouldn’t know whether it is or not because I haven’t read it yet. The most experience I have of it is the Jeff Wayne musical version that my dad would play in the car all the time, but the most I remember is that one song where the woman sings “no, Nathaniel” constantly.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
I put this book on my TBR for November every single year but I still haven’t read it yet. I’m determined to finally read it, so I’m going to take it slow. And by slow, I mean two chapters a day slow. I can hold off from watching the movie until I finish the book (not that I care about which order I do things in anymore) but that’s mainly because Sky Cinema has three versions of Blade Runner available and I don’t know which one is the one people would say to watch: the theatrical cut, the directors cut, or the final cut.
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
I had originally planned to read this book in June for Pride Month but my plans pretty much never go my way so it’s gone unread until now. I’m glad that I have at least one book by a queer author of colour to read this month because this TBR was looking pretty white for a while, and diversifying your TBR is always a good thing.
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
It has been so long since I first wanted to read this book that it’s now a whole trilogy that I obviously haven’t read yet. Jay Kristoff is quickly becoming one of my favourites after I read both Aurora Rising and Aurora Burning earlier this year so I’m very excited to see how this one turns out.
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
How long have I owned a copy of this book for? I honestly don’t know. It’s been such a long time since I read These Broken Stars that I should probably reread that one, but I’d much rather save this month for books that I haven’t read before instead of rereading. Thankfully recaps exist and I hope one for These Broken Stars exists so that I can jump into This Shattered World without many problems.
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
I won this book in a giveaway about six years ago now and I still haven’t read it yet so I feel like now is a good time to pick it up. I haven’t read a lot of dystopian YA since the huge trend back in the early 2010s, but that’s long since past so I do hope that this one feels fresh for me. Plus, this is the first of a duology so I don’t have to commit myself to a huge series later on.
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What are you reading this month?
I loved Do Andoids Dream, its very different from the movie versions, so definitely read it first or you might be disappointed. And LIFELIKE has been on my TBR for awhile but I just haven’t had time to read it. Sounds like a fun month😁
Reading the book first is definitely my plan this time around but I’ll probably consider the movie to be separate from the book 🙂
I never watched the movies, but I loved Do Androids Dream… And I hope you would love it too!!
I hope so too! I can’t read to finally read it 😀
A great line up for sci-fi month!
For Blade Runner I think the Final Cut is the best, but I would definitely stay away from the Theatrical Cut. It has a voiceover narration by Harrison Ford that the studio wanted and Ford sounds like someone is forcing him to read his lines.
Thanks for the tip! I’m glad that I have all three versions available so I’ll definitely go for the Final Cut 😀
I’ve heard so many good things about The Weight of the Stars, and I keep meaning to try the Starbound books too. I hope you enjoy all of these!
I definitely have high hopes for The Weight of the Stars since a couple of my mutuals rate K. Ancrum’s books quite highly 😀
What a list of books! Hope you enjoy!
I hope you enjoy all of these books!
I’ve been meaning to read The War of the Worlds for years, because I read a couple of other H.G. Wells books a while back and really enjoyed them (although the writing was a little dry and old fashioned, but I guess it’s to be expected!). And the These Broken Stars books has been on my TBR for ages too, so I’m hoping to read the first one soon!
Thank you! I’m not too far into The War of the Worlds and I do agree that Wells’ writing style is a little dry, but it is unintentionally funny with how Victorian the characters are.