April showers give way to clear skies.
Long days with not as hot temps means spending evenings outside, stargazing.
Stargazing leads to wondering. (at least for the story writer in me.)
Then the ponderance of those age-old questions:
What’s out there in our universe? What’s out there beyond?
Do aliens exist?
If they do, would they be friendly?
Or are they out to off us for whatever agenda they have?
What would it be like to travel from planet to planet throughout the universes?
For someone who swears she doesn’t read sci-fi (Exceptions: Illuminae & Gemina), I have seemed to amass quite the collection of sci-fi books. Star Wars, alien abductions, UFO sightings, and a princess to name just a few. So I am going to try to take down my TBR list by tackling the most popular theme I have to be read.
I’m thinking of starting with the X-Files books. After all, the show I loved in the early 90s started off with Fox Mulder searching for his missing sister after her abduction by aliens. And since I plan to read the believer, I also have to add in the skeptic, aka Scully’s book.
The X-Files ~ Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia
The X-Files ~ Devil’s Advocate by Jonathon Mayberry
And you can’t do aliens without a little weird to go into it, so:
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
And no space theme is complete without a STAR WARS book or two:
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
(forever my Princess/General)
And then, a few series starters that I hope are great enough to want to read on:
The Taking by Kimberly Derting
Extracted by RR Haywood
And just because both the cover and the title fit, I’m going to try to squeeze in:
From A Distant Star by Karen McQuestion
Quite a full list for someone who claims not to read sci-fi…
The Stars in the Sky
(which also happens to be the title of the book I’m writing and not talking too much about yet.)
Any books I should look into or a great one I’ve missed?
And though I’ve read and reviewed them, I still highly recommend:
Illuminae/Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
DJ, signing off. Hoping to catch you from another system.
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The images are my own, screencaps as well.