It’s the last day of November, which means my first SciFiMonth is coming to an end. Back in May, when doing Wyrd and Wonder, I said to myself I probably wouldn’t join in on the SF equivalent, because I’d only just read one or two SF novels and didn’t have enough lying around to be able to dedicate a month to the genre. But I had forgotten that I am an unstoppable force when it comes to buying books, and by the middle of the year I found myself in possession of quite a few SF books, as well as multiple NetGalley ARCs. And so, I have spent the last 30 days enjoying and discovering this genre, which is a great way to head towards the end of the year. I don’t have the time, sadly, to give each book the individual review they deserve, so I thought I’d do a SciFiMonth Mini Review roundup to look back on some of my latest reads!
I was really sad to come to the end of Winter's Orbit, but also very happy to reach the conclusion and unravel all the mystery and romantic tension. So glad we chose this as the readalong book for this month, because it's the perfect one to discuss with others! If you want to catch up, you can see my previous posts here: Week One, Week Two, and Week Three. Also, I feel it goes without saying, but please be aware that this post will contain spoilers for the entirety of Winter's Orbit. So, without further ado, let's look at the points of discussion Lisa at Dear Geek Place has prepared for this grand conclusion:
I haven't done nearly enough posts as I'd like for this year's SciFiMonth but I'm loving everyone else's and I'm definitely fully immersed into my sci-fi reading. One thing I definitely wanted to get to was the SF edition of Desert Island Reads, aka Remote Moon Reads, put together by imyril at There's Always Room for One More. You can see her post about the rules over here if you would like to join in, but essentially we get to choose eight books/audiobooks, a podcast/TV show/movie (of which we get all episodes, films in a series), and a personal luxury item. This was definitely harder than the fantasy version, because I'm still a newbie SF reader, so I think a few of these will be things I've been wanting to get to for a while. What better place to catch up on your TBR than a remote moon in a distant galaxy?
Right, last week's post was a bit rubbish on my part but I'm setting out to talk about week two's reading ahead of time, so hopefully I offer something a little more insightful and do justice to the brilliant questions that, this week, have been posted by imyril over on the Goodreads page for the readalong. Things are getting more interesting after the introductory section of last week, and I want to take this moment to say that this post will contain spoilers for Winter's Orbit up until the end of chapter 15, so if you aren't there yet and don't like to know, please don't read ahead!
I love a readalong, and this year's choice for SciFiMonth - Winter's Orbit by Evarina Maxwell - made me very happy, since I'd been meaning to pick it up and now have an excuse. And what better way to read a book than with other people, and questions to prompt your thinking? If you want to find out more, and join in the fun you can find all the information with Lisa at Dear Geek Place - the master schedule, the current discussion questions, and more! And now, I shall actually look at what I thought of this week's reading, which includes Chapter One - Chapter Six, so beware of spoilers for that section!
ARTWORK by Liu Zishan from 123RF.com It's November, which means it's SciFiMonth, the brilliant blogging event organised and hosted by imyril at One More and Lisa at Dear Geek Place to celebrate all things Sci Fi. I hadn't really been a sci-fi fan until recently - towards the end of last year I picked up The Doors of Eden… Continue reading SciFiMonth 2021 TBR