Lauren at Always Me brought the 5 Star Books In 5 Words tag (originally created by Matthew Sciarappa) to #SciFiMonth and damn straight I can’t resist it.
So, how does this work?
- Choose 5 books that you awarded 5 stars (I’m sticking to SF for SciFiMonth, but you don’t have to!)
- Pick 5 words to describe why you love each book
- No explanations, no context! …so some of the words may make no sense if you haven’t read the book yet
It takes a lot to get 5 stars out of me – I almost always waver and award 4.5 stars For Reasons (not that I give away 4.5 stars very often either). Even knowing this to be true, I was surprised just how far back I had to go to find 5 most recent 5 star SF reads (and now of course I want to reread them all, AND all the 4.5 star reads just to see whether I was being too harsh).
The Calculating Stars – Mary Robinette Kowal
Astronauts – Meteorite – Equality – Anxiety – Love
Tiamat’s Wrath (Expanse #8) – James S A Corey
Growth – Transformation – Loss – Schadenfreude – Goths
Shelter – Dave Hutchinson
Apocalypse – Waterlogged – Narrow – Personal – Understated
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls – Aliette de Bodard
Sweeping – Regret – Family – Obsession – Reconciliation
The Space Between The Stars – Ann Corlett
Flupocalypse – Healing – Faith – Choices – Northumberland
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