September 27, 2023

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"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Top Five Books I Have Or Want To Read Set In Space

Top Five Books I have Or Want To Read Set In Space


From Devouring Books (Linked In Title Above):

This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale retellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday. 

The upcoming schedule is:


8/24/19 — Books about Dragons

8/31/19 — Books with a Road Trip

9/7/19 — Summer Reads 

9/14/19 — Set in Space

9/21/19 — Over 500 Pages 

9/28/19 — Books with Maps


  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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In no particular order…

  1. A Wrinkle In Time By Madeleine L’Engle

Yes it is.

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)


Released: 1963

Publisher:  Yearling Books


Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s classic Time Quintet.

2) The Martian By Andy Weir

I really need to read Artemis…


The Martian

3) Sanctuary (Review) and Containment (Review) by Caryn Lix (Q and A From Summer Fling)



Sanctuary Release Date: 

Containment Release Date: July 24, 2018


Synopsis/Reviews: See Above

4) The Disasters (Review) – MK England


The Disasters

Release Date: December 2018

Publisher: HarperCollins

Synopsis/Review See Above


5) Spellhacker By MK England


England returns and I couldn’t be more excited! The Disasters was a BLAST (pun intended, ok?! #rimshot)! I expect nothing less from England’s sophomore effort!


Released: January 2020

Publisher:  HarperCollins


From the author of The Disasters, this genre-bending YA fantasy heist.

In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.

Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.

But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.

No pressure.



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Let’s Chat!

 What did you think?

What are your favorite books set in space or that you want to read that are set in space? 

Did any of my choices fall on your list? 


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