Top 5 Wednesday – Top SFF Books on Your TBR

imgresOh look, another Top 5 Wednesday! It’s been two months since I did one of these and there are plenty books to list on this one, but as usual – five is the limit (more or less). And since I want to actually stay within the limit, I’ll only mention Science Fiction books because my list of these is way shorter than Fantasy :D.

5. Hover by Melissa West

It’s about time I’ve read this one – a sequel to the book I’ve read years ago and really enjoyed. It has aliens, some romance and thrilling adventure (I hope).

4. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

This one has been staring at me for ages. I still can’t get into reading it, even though I want to. I think it’s the fandom because let’s face it – it’s not easy to step into one sometimes and for some reason, this one bothers me. Maybe I should start with the movie?

3. Golden Son by Pierce Brown

I have a feeling my list is mostly about sequels 😛 and here’s another one I should read, am I right? You’ve read it? You know it’s awesome? I’ve seen some of your reviews, so don’t deny it! It actually seems like some people like it more than the first book.

2. Sword & Laser Anthology by various authors

OK… I did remember about this book’s existence, really, I did! I just… well ok, I forgot, but now I have a strange urge to read it. Maybe not right away, but it’s definitely on my short list.

1. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel 

The first book was surprisingly great and I really want to know what will happen next and who is this mysterious narrator/interviewer because it really bugs me :). And happy news – it’s on NetGalley, so I actually will read it! I just need to find a moment to start.

TV-Kitty-icon2How does your list look like? Let me know, link it up!
Is any of the books I’ve mentioned on it?

29 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – Top SFF Books on Your TBR

  1. Definitely don’t watch the Ender’s Game movie before reading the book… or if you do, stop halfway through! 🙂 The movie was good but it ruined the ending. The ending is one of the most awesome things about the book – it surprised me and left me with a great feeling, whereas in the movie I just thought: what?? (my friend who’s never read the book was watching it with me had a similar “well that was good until that ending” reaction). Plus you do miss a lot of the interesting psychological stuff in the movie, simply because it’s impossible to convey it in a film. Anyway, I’m generally more of a book-before-movie fan myself so that probably influences me, but this is one book I’m particularly glad I read it before watching the movie.

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  2. Don’t give up on Ender’s Game, it’s actually my favorite book ever!!! I love depth it gives its characters, and Ender’s comparative innocence really digs at what the Fleet forced him to sacrifice. As far as the movie, I give it a B; it was fun for the special effects and to see the Battle Room but it just can’t convey the psychological undertones and intelligence of the genius children it’s depicting. Plus, it leaves out the entire geopolitical subplot of what his siblings do on Earth (which is fodder for the whole Ender’s Shadow series) while he’s at Battle School.

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      1. Plot wise it does stay pretty true to the book, so it’d probably be good for that! There’s just one moment that they did a complete 180 on the tone, like the book vs. movie Dumbledore “DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE???” What can you do, though? 😉

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        1. ah yes, sometimes movies are like that 🙂
          I’m finally reading the 4th Percy Jackson book and I wonder what they might break in the movie this time, because the Sea of Monsters movie was waaaay off.

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  3. I still need to read Red Rising, which I’ve heard is amazing~
    I’ve never read Ender’s Game– but I don’t really like aliens :/ I’m reading his other series… or I started it last year and I can’t remember what it is now… darn I’ll have to get on that haha

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  4. thebookprophet

    I had to read Ender’s Game a while ago for English class and I was bored out of my mind. Everyone else in my group seemed to enjoy it but I don’t even think I ever finished it.

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        1. well, I’d have to skip several series and books I liked if I tracked what the authors did, some of them do rather stupid things, so I’m trying to stay away from this kind of news most of the time

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          1. thebookprophet

            Yeah, same. A lot of people put it in their reviews so as long as you don’t let that effect your enjoyment of the book you’ll probably end up enjoying it. I still don’t understand why I was never able to finish it because everyone else seemed to love it.

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