Now that October is over, it’s basically Christmas and then the year’s done. It went by too quickly and not quickly enough at the same time. I read 4 books in October and 3 of them were sci-fi. I was on a sci-fi kick last month. Although I didn’t read as many books, I loved all of them.
Temeraire by Naomi Novik
I finally got around to reading this book. I’ve had it for almost two years now on my shelf and something kept me from reading it. I read two of Naomi’s other books and loved both of them, so I finally decided it was time. And I don’t know why I was so apprehensive? This book was absolutely precious! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. 5/5 stars
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
This book kick-started my sci-fi craving. It was so good and different from what I normally read and also from what I’ve read before. I picked it up quite randomly. I had heard of it, but it wasn’t really high on my list. But then I was in Waterstones and picked it up at random and saw the format and I was sold. It’s written as a series of interviews and it reminded me of Illuminae. I’m really glad I picked it up though, because it was so good! 4.5/5 stars
Lifelike by Jay Kristoff
I love Jay Kristoff, so of course I picked up his newest release. Didn’t even have to know what it was about. And since I was in such a sci-fi mood, I read it right after Sleeping Giants. I have to say I didn’t love it ass much as some of his other books. I really liked it, but it was just not as good as his other books. I set on a 3.75 rating throughout the book and then the last like 3 chapters happened and I had to give it 4.5/5 stars because… wow. I shouldn’t have expected Jay to pull any punches, but still.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Last book I read in October was a quick one. I was still in a sci-fi mood, but after two pretty dark and messed up books, I wanted something more lighthearted. And this strange little book both is and isn’t lighthearted. Like, it has a happy ending, but it gets pretty creepy in the middle. In any case, I found it charming and lovely and I’m excited to read more of Madeline’s books.