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Sci-Fi Month 2016: Blast-Off


It’s FINALLY November (thought no one ever but Sci-Fi Month participants) and time to talk about all things science fiction. BOOKS, COMICS, MOVIES! I can’t tell you how excited I am. Last year I participated for the first time, but then only barely had the time to actively be a part of Sci-Fi Month. It will definitely be different this time.

Never heard of Sci-Fi Month before? It’s a month long event hosted by Rinn from Rinn Reads and Lisa from Over the Effing Rainbow where we celebrate all things science fiction and everyone is invited to participate. Reviews, discussion, lists,… everything goes. For more information, check out Rinn’s Sci-Fi Month announcement post.

My plans for this year’s Sci-Fi Month

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been planning since Rinn announced this year’s Sci-Fi Month in August. I’ve been on a massive science fiction binge this year and read even more science fiction books than usually and going crazy over adult scifi this year. I mostly came up with ideas for different lists, so look out for lots of book recommendations.

The books

I’ve not only been on a scifi reading binge, but also bought way too many books this year, so I have quite a lot of options for this month’s reading. I also wanted to make my list of books as diverse as possible which led to me asking for recs and getting quite a lot.

scifi month 2016 to be read

The books I’m definitely going to read are The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (which I thought I would have read by now, but apparently not), Time Salvager by Wesley Chu (should probably finish the Tao series first though), Aftermath by Chuck Wendig (love Star Wars, love Chuck Wendig’s books, so quite excited about this one), Join by Steve Toutonghi (I’ve been excited about this one since I first heard about it and it’s about damn time I read it), The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (second book in the series which hopefully leads to me binging the rest of the series too), and I want to continue with my re-read of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking series.

If I change my mind/need more books to read I also got: Made to Kill by Adam Christopher, Lightless by C.A. Higgins, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald, The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu.

The movies/SHOWS

Last year I tried “30 movies in 30 days” and (including TV shows) was off at a good start but then missed a few days and then I just gave up. So, not even trying that one again this year BUT I have a few movies and shows on my list that I definitely want to watch this month. 


It wouldn’t be SciFi Month without re-watching my favorite movie of ever, Pacific Rim and Inception is always worth a re-watch too.
I’m currently OBSESSED with Westworld, so much I might end up re-watching all available episodes. Also watching The Flash of course. Not any less obsessed with that one right now. Not sure what else I’m going to watch because I’m finally out of my weird reading slump and would rather read a lot than spend my time watching lots of movies.

What else?

Besides throwing all kinds of lists and reviews at you, I MIGHT do some hand lettering of quotes from my favorite scifi books, but I’m not sure if I have enough time for that. Most of all, I plan to have loads of fun and a wishlist exploding with new book recommendations. 

Are you excited for this year’s Sci-Fi Month? Are you participating yourself?