Top Ten Tuesday: My top sci-fi books/series!

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 11•14



Top ten Tuesday is a weekly feature posted by The Broke and the Bookish, and as someone with an unending love of lists, I can’t resist. This weeks topic is Top Ten Favorite Books in X Genre, and seeing as I’ve had a great year in sci-fi reading so far, I decided to roll with it.

As usual these books/series aren’t in any specific order, and I’m sure I’ll forget something or other, but here goes. If you’re looking for a great science fiction read (mostly YA), these are my top recommendations!

cress1. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
This amazing series mixes classic fairytales with science fiction. The latest book Cress even goes so far as to put Repunzel in a space station rather than a tower. Awesome. All throughout this series there are epic science fiction elements that give a whole new spin on some of our favorite characters.
Cinder on Goodreads

2. Avalon by Mindee Arnett
Marketed as a YA version of Firefly, I definitely couldn’t resist picking this one up and it didn’t disappoint. This one mixes heists with spaceships and intergalactic crime politics. Umm… yes please! It’s a series as well but I’ve only read book one and the prequel so far, so for now I’ll just include the first book and keep my fingers crossed for even more epic adventures with book two.
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3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The epitome of ridiculous science fiction. I’ve heard this whole series is awesome but I’ve only read book one so far. This book has a little bit of everything and a whole lot of random that you will not see coming but will absolutely have you laughing out loud. The movie really doesn’t do it justice. I should probably add a reread of book one to my TBR Jar and go from there.
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4. The Sky Chasers Series by Amy Kathleen Ryan
While everyone else was obsessing about the Across the Universe Trilogy, this was my teens on a spaceship book of choice. In this universe there are two massive, generational ships headed from Earth to a new life with very different situations and philosophical outlooks. Love triangles, politics and space travel! Oh my!
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5. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
This book is still set on Earth and focuses more on the technology of the future than space adventures. Jarra is one in a thousand. A girl born without the immune system needed to leave Earth. She grew up hearing that she was less than everyone else who lives on Earth’s many colonies. Cool technology plus an interesting archeology twist, and for the most part I really enjoyed the characters. Book two went completely off the rails for me, but I’d still recommend reading this one.
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6. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
A different kind of sci-fi from most of this list so far. Time travel! This was a really great story with an incredible premise and great characters. I’m not even sure how to explain it, just read it!
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7. In the After by Demitiria Lunetta
While The 5th Wave didn’t quite do it for me, I loovvveedd In The After which has a similar premise. Amy and Baby are alone and trying to survive in a world overrun by monsterous alien type creatures. Their sisterly relationship and the systems they’ve built to survive were enough to draw me in, and then the plot kept me completely hooked. Loved it and I can’t wait to read the final installment!
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8.  These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Looovvveeeeee! I read this one fairly recently but it’s definitely worthy of this list and I can’t wait to read this again. Someone told me this was like Titanic in space, which made me pick it up but that was really only the beginning. With only two characters playing major roles in this story we got to know the both really well which was a nice change of pace. Then throw in some crazy outer space adventures and you’ve got a new favorite of mine.
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Looking over my read shelf on Goodreads (which only covers the last few years) I can’t seem to come up with another two to round out this list. For the longest time I used to say that I loved watching science fiction and reading fantasy (although I would definitely watch fantasy as well!) because most of the science fiction I was finding was too dense for my taste. With this new boom in YA science fiction, that is definitely changing so maybe I can really flesh this list out with another year or so of reading.

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  1. I really liked reading All Our Yesterdays, and Cinder is at the top of my TBR list! Happy reading! :D
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  2. Petra says:

    Great list! I really love In the After and These Broken Stars, and I have to check out Avalon asap. :)
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  3. These Broken Stars and Cress both look really good! I haven’t read the others as well but I’m adding to my TBR now! :)

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