The digest: Chambers has once again knocked it out of the park. To Be Taught, If Fortunate is a highly political exploration of the human condition, following a four-person crew on their mission to visit distant planets around the turn of the 22nd Century. In just over 130 pages the author forces us to address our own views on grief, sexuality, justice, and the pursuit of knowledge. The writing is of Chambers' usual excellent quality, and her story is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Highly recommended!
After a long period of slow reading, in August I'm planning on cracking on with eight books. Check them out!
The digest: the final Wayfarers book does not disappoint. With the same high-quality worldbuilding and character development as previous novels, fans of the previous books cannot afford to miss out on record of a spaceborn few.
Here it is, folks. My Favourite Five Books of 2018
The digest: A closed and common orbit is quite frankly one of the most enjoyable character-driven novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It’s sharp, provocative, and emotionally challenging – well worth a read for fans of sci-fi and more ‘literary’ stories.
I've seen a fair few people posting updates about their 2018 reading challenges, but as my blog didn't exist at the start of the year I thought I would combine both my challenge 'announcement' with updates. Without further ado, let's get into them. Read 52 books. I think this might be the one… Continue reading BC: My 2018 Reading Challenges
I thought I'd let you guys know what I plan on posting in the coming weeks - if you see anything below you would like to read sooner rather than later let me know and I'll do what I can.
Only two books in this library haul - I started an internship this week and that will be taking up a lot of my reading time. a closed and common orbit - Becky Chambers. I can't discuss the plot of this one without ruining quite an important back of its predecessor but after my… Continue reading BC: July Library Haul
This has definitely been my best reading month so far this year – no doubt down to the fact that all of my exams are done for this academic year! Being at home instead of uni also means that I’m walking to places less frequently than I would during term time, explaining why I haven’t… Continue reading BC: June 2018 wrap up
The digest: my favourite novel this year (so far)– Chambers excellently weaves every aspect of humanity into a story which spans across the stars. The characters are incredibly well thought out and each has clear progression and depth by the end of the story. I urge everybody to pick it up and have a read.