Tell Me Something Tuesday: Sci-Fi

Posted November 2, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 6 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Sci-Fi Stories: do you read them? Futuristic? Machine? Space Opera? Sci-Fi Romances?

I do read them, but I do not gravitate towards them and I typically only enjoy the ones that are very loosely Sci-Fi. Sci-Fi is such a large genre but in general, I’m just not a Sci-Fi fan. You ready to gasp? I do not like Star WarsStar Trek, Super Hero movies (Avengers, Batman, etc – I will and have watched them and it’s not miserable, but I’m also not enthused), X-MenDr. Who, and well you get the gist. Most categories of Sci-Fi just aren’t my thing. But like with the superhero movies, I will read them and usually end up enjoying them ok. It’s rare that I love them, but it does happen. The notable exception is Futuristic & Dystopian. I really do tend to like Futuristic settings and Dystopian a lot – I’ve taken a bit of a break from Dystopian in recent years but some of my favorite book series have been Dystopian.

Some Sci-Fi that I’ve read in recent years and really enjoyed:

  1. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – This is probably the only book on the list that is traditionally Sci-Fi. I gave it 4 stars.
  2. The Renegades Trilogy by Marissa Meyer – I love everything she writes, it almost doesn’t count as Sci-Fi
  3. In Death Series by J.D. Robb – this is futuristic and VERY LIGHTLY Sci-Fi
  4. Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson – this is Sci-Fi meets Paranormal, a combo that is more likely to work for me. I want to reread it (it’s been a while) and then read the next book.
  5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner – I guess this is actually also traditionally Sci-Fi. And it was a 5 star read.

I’ve obviously read more, but most of what I’ve read that I’ve labeled Sci-Fi barely counts.

What about you? Do you like Sci-Fi?

Next week’s topic: Do you use reading subscriptions (e.g., Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, etc)? Why/why not?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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