Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in Space!

It’s time for another Top 5 Saturday, a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and this week’s topic is: books set in space. You know, this prompt has made me realise that I really haven’t read many books set in space. I’ve got a lot that I want to read but I still haven’t managed to tick them off my TBR yet. I’m excited to get to them eventually πŸ˜‚ (this feels like dΓ©jΓ  vu)! I find space settings can be really creepy, but I’m mostly always in awe by the descriptions of the vast nothingness; the silence. Who knows what’s out there?

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
I had no expectations going into this book but I loved it. It was intensely atmospheric and I left was questioning if what was happening was real or if it was the imagination of a lonely girl, stuck lightyears from Earth, with no one to talk to. Space has never been creepier! Check out my review.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Not only is this series told in the most creative way, it was heartbreaking, full of snark and such an incredible adventure. I mean, never have I loved and hated an AI more than I did AIDAN. This is one of my all time favorites!

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I feel like you either really love or hate Aurora Rising and there’s very little in between. It’s definitely not Illuminae, but many of the elements that I loved in that story were present in this, so I loved it. The best part of the series so far are the characters. I love the found family trope and I think this band of misfits fit the bill perfectly. I can’t wait to see what happens next! Check out my review.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I’m sure it’ll be no surprise to hear that I love the Lunar Chronicles. I love retellings and this is probably one of the most unique retellings I’ve read. I mean, sci-fi retellings set in space? Very cool!

Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I was so excited to get my hands on this book when it came out, but until now I still haven’t read it yet. I’m really the worst! I’m very excited for it though since I’ve heard some pretty amazing things! Maybe it’ll be good for me to pick it up closer to the release date of the second book!

What are your favorite books set in space? Any of these?
Please leave me some recommendations in the comments below!

20 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in Space!

  1. Prepare to unfriend / unfollow me…. Are you sitting down???? Maybe sit down…. I hate the illuminae files………………. I mean I liked the first one but the other two basically rehashed the plot of the first one imo and Emer was unimpressed…………….. I really have the most unpopular of opinions sometimes don’t I………. Eeeeep SORRY DINI!! LOVE THE POST THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333333333

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  2. Soon as I saw the topic, I thought, Illuminae better be on that list, darn it. πŸ˜‰ And it is! I was so not disappointed. I can’t wait to pick up Aurora Rising! I have the feeling I’ll love it, too. Don’t feel too bad, I preordered Skyward for hubby, thinking I’d read it, too, and … I haven’t. xD He just read it last month and loved it. I’m thinking maybe I’ll wait for the sequel. πŸ˜›

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    • Hahaha I don’t think there will EVER be a list especially one about space where Illuminae is left out. That’d just be weird! Hahaha unless I’m naming books I haven’t read, obvi πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
      I hope you do love AR! It’s defo no Illuminae, but the characters and banter were still enjoyable, for me anyway! Haha I’m thinking about waiting for the sequel of Skyward to come out too because I have a feeling I’ll love it and will wanna read book two asap! That’s a good excuse to keep putting it off, aye!? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ahaha, jokes… *cough*

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      • You could even throw it in there, too, because you haven’t, like, read it in Spanish, right? See? Totally fits. πŸ˜‰

        I mean, to be fair, it’s not like we don’t already have 10,000 sequels we’re waiting for after reading the previous book(s). So cutting one off the list is less an excuse and more self-preservation, right? πŸ˜›


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