It’s Sci-Fi Month! Time to get your sci-fi on, whether that’s through reading, watching, listening, or playing sci-fi. There’s a couple of awesome things going on to help motivate participants to get their sci-fi on, including something I’ve had hidden up my sleeves for a while now… (But we’ll get to that.)
So, now that Sci-Fi Month is finally here, let’s talk about my plans for the month! No, not my blogging plans (I sort of touched on those in our Sci-Fi Month intro post), but my SCI-FI CONSUMPTION PLANS! Muhahahaha!
Sci-Fi Read-a-thon/Reading Challenge at The Nerdy Journalist
First, I am joining Dana’s Sci-Fi Read-a-thon/Reading Challenge. This challenge is pretty simple – all you have to do is READ SCI-FI ALL NOVEMBER! Now, I started reading Sci-Fi in October because I wanted to prep some posts and get reviews ready before this event began, and I wasn’t sure if I would continue actually reading sci-fi once the month got here or just move on. (I think that happens sometimes as bloggers, no? You sort of do the event prior to the event so you can get everything ready, and then once it’s there you’re already onto the next thing?) But, once I saw Dana’s post about this challenge, I thought… Why the heck not?! Why not continue reading sci-fi? No one is going to care if my sci-fi reviews continue even after Sci-Fi November ends. And I have so many awesome sci-fi books on my TBR pile!
So yes, I am going to spend all month reading sci-fi books. Realistically, I’ll probably only read two or three books, but here are some of the sci-fi books on the top of my TBR pile that I’m super excited about:
- Cress by Marissa Meyer – I’m currently reading this and enjoying it so much! I didn’t realize how much I missed Thorne, Scarlet, Cinder, Kai, and Iko until I started reading it. And I love Cress, too! So good!
- The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I honestly have no idea what this book is about, but I’ve been dying to read it forever. I’m pretty sure it’s just because of that title, too. The Darkest Minds? I like dark minds! 😉
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab – I MUST READ THIS! I’ve had so many people recommend this book to me, and c’mon, it’s about VILLAINS! Definitely planning on reading this this month. (Let’s hope it happens!)
- Pivot Point by Kasie West – I bought this book specifically for Sci-Fi November, so hopefully I get a chance to read it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. Just need to read it.
- Legend by Marie Lu – I also bought this one for Sci-Fi Month, though I have to be honest, I’m more likely to read The Young Elites before I read Legend… I just don’t own a copy of The Young Elites yet. (That might change before the month is over though.)
- These Broken Stars by Meaghan Spooner and Amie Kaufman – The cover makes me think it’s a bit romance-focused, which sort of puts me off, but I also find the cover to be quite beautiful so I’m going to read it anyways. Plus, I actually haven’t read many books set in space, so this should be good!
- Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff – YES YES YES YES YES! I LOVED Stormdancer so it’s only fair that I continue on with the series and finally read Kinslayer. I’m not 100% sure I’m ready for all the feels, but that’s okay. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. Let’s do this!
So yes, I’m not quite sure how many of these I’ll be able to read this month, but I’m really excited about them all and hope I get through a couple of them at least! (I didn’t realize I owned so many awesome sci-fi books on my TBR pile until I stopped to look at them – I have even more than those I’ve listed here!!)
Sci-Fi Bingo Card by… Me!
I’m also completing a Bingo Card for Sci-Fi Month! Now, as you may know, we’re quite big on Bingo Cards here. Both Kelley and Leanne have both created some, and we even have a page dedicated to Book Bingo Cards. While I have never really participated in the Bingo Card Challenges in the past, I figured it’s about time I finally did. It’s about time I become apart of this trend! So I created a Bingo Card for Sci-Fi November.
Now, there’s two things I wanted to note about this Bingo Card. 1) I attempted to primarily include pieces that were not featured on Leanne’s Sci-Fi Bingo Card she made last year. While there might be some general overlap, there are no two identical spots. This way, if you have already done Leanne’s (or want to do both) you can (and it’ll still be a challenge)! 2) You don’t have to complete this Bingo Card by READING. My goal is to complete this entire card this month – yes, all twenty-five spots. But I won’t be reading books to complete this card. I’m going to include other media too – movies, TV shows, games, songs, etc. I feel like including other media will make this much more manageable and even more fun!
Here are the individual spaces on this Sci-Fi November 2014 Bingo Card:
- B1 – Steampunk:
- B2 – Superheroes:
- B3 – Teleportation:
- B4 – Invisibility:
- B5 – Shapeshifters:
- I1 – Absent-Minded Professor:
- I2 – Apocalypse or World Wide Disaster:
- I3 – Colonization of Other Planets:
- I4 – Drugs and Medication:
- I5 – Parallel Universe:
- N1 – Space Opera:
- N2 – Mind Control:
- N3 – Free!
- N4 – Virtual Reality:
- N5 – Domed City:
- G1 – Immortality:
- G2 – Lost Civilizations:
- G3 – Human Zoo:
- G4 – Mad Scientists:
- G5 – Award Winning:
- O1 – Floating City:
- O2 – Sci-Fi Classic:
- O3 – Alien Invasion:
- O4 – Resizing:
- O5 – Military Sci-Fi:
I’ll be keeping track of my progress on my Reading Challenge page. I probably won’t get any spots completed this week as I’m busy with my work placement, but for the rest of the month I’m determined to fill up this Bingo Card! If you want to join me, feel free! Just save the Bingo Card template above and get your sci-fi on! (And share you link if you do, I’d love to see what you fill your spaces with!)