Intergalactic Book Tag
While it might not be one of my most-read genres, I do like to read some sci-fi every now and then when I am in the mood for a more 'out of this world' experience. And, what better way to reflect on the sci-fi books, and books in general, I have read than to do a themes book tag! I say books in general because, while I did try to think of sci-fi books that fit, I just ended up going with whatever book first came to mind to make things easier for myself.
This week for 'Tag Time', I am doing the intergalactic book tag. I found it on Zezee with Books, but all credit goes to the creator. I just wanted to make one final note that I did shorten the names of the prompts for convenience.
Here we go!
SPACE: A BOOK THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
In terms of sci-fi, I would easily say Skyward. I've been meaning to reread this in order to continue with the series, but I had a great time reading this (even though it took a while to warm up to Spensa). It wasn't an overly complex sci-fi, but it had just the right amount mixed in with some action that lead to a good experience.
BLACK HOLE: A BOOK THAT COMPLETELY SUCKED YOU IN
I've talked about this series before but...I am going to talk about it again because this is what came to mind first. This is a book that I forgot I even had on my TBR but decided to randomly read it one night. That seemed to be a good idea because I proceeded to finish it that night, and the next book the next night. I don't know why, but this series really worked for me.
LIGHTSPEED: A BOOK YOU ARE ANTICIPATING
With only one more week until this book comes out, I have been anticipating this since the second I finished reading the first book when it came out last year. I wasn't expecting to enjoy the book as much as I did, given that I haven't heard people talk about it, and it was a debut novel, but boy did I. I was psyched when I saw that the next book was coming out only a year later, and a year has passed and now it is incoming.
NEBULA: A BOOK WITH A BEAUTIFUL COVER
I am pretty sure I have mentioned this book before, probably for this exact same question to boot, but I just got it from my library so I thought I would mention it again. This cover artist needs a raise because, my days, that is one stunning piece of art right there.
MULTIVERSE: A COMPANION SET OR SPIN-OFF SERIES YOU LOVE
Uhh...none? I don't think I have read a companion book or a spin-off series yet. The only book I can even think of that I will eventually get to in the future though would be Arcanum Unbounded, for whenever I have the motivation to dive into the Cosmere universe.
GRAVITY: YOUR FAVOURITE ROMANTIC PAIRING
Oof, I rarely, and I mean rarely, enjoy the romance in books. Part of that is because I end up just not liking the main character, and partly because there is a specific romance trope that I enjoy that ends up impacting my enjoyment of any romance that does not follow said trope. That being said though, I do have some couples that I liked, though I wouldn't say they were my favourite per se.
The first one that comes to mind is Alosa and Riden from Daughter of the Pirate King. When it comes to romance, I look for something like Anastasia and Demitri, or Rick and Evie from The Mummy. I am talking about witty banter and bickering but with an underlying undeniable attraction, and Alosa and Riden fit the bill for me.
Other notable couples often come from manga or webcomics instead, like Nick and Charlie from Heartstopper, for example.
THE BIG BANG: THE BOOK THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON READING
Oh boy, do I not remember this. I started reading sometime in Elementary school, and that is a bit too far back now to remember. Honestly, though, the one thing I do remember is that I loved Twilight way back in the day... do with that information as you wish.
ASTEROID: NAME A SHORT STORY OR NOVELLA THAT YOU LOVE
I haven't had the best of luck when it comes to short stories, even less with novellas. It is just hard to impress me with that little text. Immediately I think of Sour Candy though. This horror novella just grips you right from the first line and holds you all the way through, which is a difficult thing to accomplish.
GALAXY: NAME A BOOK WITH MULTIPLE POVS
This is a pretty generic question, so I just went with the last book I've read that I enjoyed (at least moderately). This was a May release that didn't blow me out of the water but was an okay read. I was worried going into this because jinn stories are real hit and miss for me, but this was a solid enough fantasy story.
SPACESHIP: A BOOK TITLE THAT WOULD BE A GREAT NAME FOR A SPACESHIP
Hmm, that is a good question. Working my way through the books I read, the first one I thought would make an interesting spaceship name was Remina. Not only is it fitting considering this is a cosmic horror manga, but the name just ends up rolling off your tongue nicely.