Introducing SciFiMonth and my TBR 🚀

As we all know, I read a helluva lot of fantasy, so when I saw that @deargeekplace and @imyril came together to create SciFiMonth I jumped aboard that spaceship as quick as you can say “lift off!” Also, I apologise in advance for all of the space related jokes and puns I am going to make in not so distant future. If you want to get on board too, check out these spaces: @SciFiMonth, the blog post announching the Sci Fi Month, the hosts (above links), and to keep in touch with my own journey you can find me on instagram and twitter!

I have three sci fi books on my TBR this month and here they are!

Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff


Book two in the Illuminae Files has been calling my name ever since I read Illuminae in my blanket fort early last month. This time we are introduced to two new characters, Hanna and Nik. They band together to fend of a BeiTech assault, a fault in the wormhole, as well as alien predators. It’s currently rated 4.55 stars on Goodreads so I’m looking forward to another unique tale. I’m also predicting that I’m going to have to read this with all the lights on… I mean I jumped in the children’s movie Despicable Me 2, so that should be a good indicator as to how easily I scare! Also, did I mention this is illustrated by Marie Lu? Can’t wait!



The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness


Another sequel from a series, excpet this one belongs to the Chaos Walking trilogy. I read The Knife of Never Letting Go back in July this year, and gave it a 10/10. It was left on such a cliffhanger I can’t beleive it has taken me this long to get around to the sequel. It seems like we will continue to follow our main character, Todd, as he continues to unravel some of the questions he had from the previous book. Yet, no matter how many answers he receives, there are more questions to come next. I’m going into this book not knowing too much of what to expect, and I’m excited to see what happens next. Oh, and, Viola, that girl who mysterioulsy crash landed as her family was looking for another safe planet to inhabit since Earth is ruined, yeah… where is she?


A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey

y648This is book one of the Firebird trilogy. Marguerite (how am I meant to pronounce that by the way?) is our main character and her physicist parents are the creators of Firebird, an invention that allows inter-dimensional travel. One day, Marguerite’s father is murdered. This story follows her as she uses Firebird to pursue the murderer. Along the way she experiences multiple versions of herself and meets people she thought she new. Along the way Marguerite starts to doubt the murderer’s guilt, as she uncovers the sinister truth behind her father’s death. This book sounds super interesting and I’m definitely a fan of this hint of mystery I feel coming through. Excited to read this one!



Well, those are my the SciFi reads for this month. I’m going to do a book review for each of them and rate them out of rockets! Just because I can 🚀 I may pick up some more reads if I get to the library, in which case I will update you all. Don’t forget to join up through the links above, as well as use #RRSciFiMonth on twitter to keep in the loop.

Happy reading, book-aliens and enjoy getting sucked into the wormhole that is SciFi!

Bethany xx

P.S. Header image credit goes to Greg Rakozy for the original background image and for the edited one credit goes to





8 thoughts on “Introducing SciFiMonth and my TBR 🚀


    I’m still 90 minutes outside SciFiMonth, so all I can do is sit back here and enjoy the view – but welcome aboard and thank you for blazing a trail across the stars 😀

    A tiny correction: Lisa and I are the current hosts of SciFiMonth, but we can’t take credit for creating it – the RR in RRSciFiMonth stands for Rinn Reads (as Rinn was one of the co-founders, and hosted it at RinnReads (now defunct) until 2016). But OMG we both love our adopted event and I am so honoured to be looking after it!

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  2. Hallo, Hallo Beth!

    I find myself happily anchoured in appreciation for Science Fiction & Fantasy myself – that’s why I’m thrilled to bits to co-host @WyrdAndWonder now annually in May whilst I love finding clever ways to help Lisa & Imyril with #RRSciFimonth as well. The beauty of both events now is that more oft than not a lot of us find ourselves wicked excited to interact with fellow readers who find the same alluring appeal of both genres. It is wonderful to have these events to bring us all together and find ways to talk about the worlds & characters who excited our imaginations!

    Welcome aboard! 🙂 I’m thankful Imyril mentioned the history of the event, as Rinn had such a strong influence on how this event became established and it was her vision for the event itself which is why it has been sustained.

    I still remember when Illuminae first reached epic status through #BookExpo – I also remember being excited when my library purchased it. Sadly it is still one series on my TBR. This year, as you’ll see if you visit me I’m focusing on past selections I never had the chance to properly devour in order to go into Sci Fi November 2019 on a clean slate. (big smiles)

    I’m on the fence about A Thousand Pieces of You – I’ll have to swing back when you post your review and re-think if I should borrow it or take a pass.

    Glad you’ve been smitten by the #RRSciFiMonth enthusiasm!


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