My Top 5 Books for Star Wars Day

My Top 5 Books for Star Wars Day

Happy 4th of May, aka May the Fourth Be With You, aka Star Wars Day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Rose Tico (aka THE COOLEST) Funko pop says hello. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In honor of good sci-fi, I thought I’d share some favorite books that take me to infinity and beyond, both in the galaxy and in their philosophical themes…

Stronger for Language by Perry Kirkpatrick

While this one is a short story, it packs a punch full of heart, cute moments, and some fabulous world-building. Definitely recommended if you need a short read, and the companion story is just as great. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

So… I haven’t actually read the Lunar Chronicles (yet), but this spin-off duology caught my eye, and I fell completely in love. Intriguing storyline, gorgeous illustrations, and questions of humanity that sci-fi is especially qualified to ask… I’m sure I’ll appreciate it even more once I read the rest of the books. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann

Reading this book was just like watching an episode of my favorite sci-fi show, and I especially enjoyed how much character development and moral dilemmas it sent the Doctor through. *laughs evilly in fan of sci-fi themes*

Andromeda by Rachel Newhouse

Between the main books and the supplemental stories, there are now 8 books in this series, so I had to pick the one that split my brain open the most. Y’ALL. I’ve loved this series from back when it was just going to be the one book, and I’m loving the coming-of-age vibes of the continuing series. Definitely go read these.

Reversal Zone by J. Grace Pennington

Again, another (fabulous–which apparently is my word today) series, so I chose a favorite. (It was hard because there are so many cool ones.) But talk about philosophical themes… O.o. The author uses our love and familiarity with these characters to bring out some really interesting, twisty storylines.

There you are! Those are just some of my favorite sci-fi books for Star Wars Day. Do you have any recs to share?

Mostly Reading, Chance of Writing

Mostly Reading, Chance of Writing

I took a hiatus last week from Instagram and Facebook, and between that and finishing up a job, I had a nice time of rest and creativity. ๐Ÿงก

I finally finished the book I’ve been stuck in for two months (wowza!), then discovered my reading slump was quite over and started reading through some of the indie books I’ve picked up on Kindle.

Crook Q and its supplemental novella Prisoner 120518 (both by Rachel Newhouse) reignited my love for the Red Rain series and kept me up late a couple nights. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For Elise by Hayden Wand was a really cute read for spooky season, and I finally got to experience Should We Tell Her? by Lillian Keith. (*sobs*)

I also started this deep and beautiful remix of Little Women called So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ It’s one I need to really savor, so for now it hangs out with the fall decorations a little. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my plan for the week, I promised myself that I must write, but each day passed with no new words. Until Saturday rolled around and my writing plans were further encouraged by a lovely rainy day, and I completed an outline of my new project. ๐Ÿงก

How was your week?