So to make the beginning of this year a bit more interesting I have decided to set a reading challenge. Now I’m cheating a little bit because I’m making it a Sci-fi book challenge and I love sci-fi, but its my first one and I need something to get me through the dark and rainy start of 2020.
This is based on one of bookandquills reading challenges. I very much enjoy her booktube and if you don’t know her you should definitely take a quick peek at her channel.
So the rules are:
The reading challenge will last 1 month and I have to read as many Scifi books as possible within this time 20 Jan – 20 Feb.
One book must be a ‘classic’ Scifi novel – oddly I’ve not read that many truly old school classic Scifi books and really want to change it this year.
I haven’t entirely chosen where to start with this one but it will be one of the above novels – probably The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet. As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour.
But at least, as a consolation, he now knows everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will be. He knows, for instance, that his wife is going to Mars to mate with Malachi Constant, the richest man in the world. He also knows that on Titan – one of Saturn’s moons – is an alien from the planet Tralfamadore, who has been waiting 200,000 years for a spare part for his grounded spacecraft …
One book must be chosen based only on its cover – no reading the blurb, no preresearch just picking it up based solely on the pretty pictures on the front – I’ve not chosen this one yet but have decided to treat myself to a bookshop visit to choose.
Read a scifi novel not based in space! I’ve always been a huge fan of space operas, all in deep space flying around in spaceships however I am aware that not all sci-fi novels are actually based in space and think its about time that I try one of these.
This slot will be filled by: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.
As a young girl, Dr Rose Franklin made a life-changing discovery. Hidden deep underground, she found an enormous, ornate metal hand. Tests prove the artifact predates all human civilization. Dr Franklin leads the top-secret investigation into the mystery of its origin – but finding answers leads her to an awe-inspiring question. When it emerges that there may be more pieces buried out there, a fierce race begins to solve this vast, global puzzle.
I’m really looking forward to completing this challenge and cannot wait to get started – will give you an update in my progress at the end of the month. Feel free to join in or let me know what genre you would pick if you were setting yourself a reading challenge.