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 😂 (this feels like déjà 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!