Hello! Today is my 38th birthday. I don’t usually buy books for my birthday- or any day for that matter. I prefer to frequent my library these days. (I do buy birthday donuts. Donuts are a must.) However, I thought it might still be fun to put together a bookish birthday wishlist. Judging from the books below, I must be on a sci-fi kick right now…
Nyxia Unleashed, Scott Reintgen
I snagged a Kindle version of Nyxia when it was first released. After finishing it I thought for sure, this one would be blowing up Bookstagram. Yet, I heard virtually no buzz on it. Such a shame. I loved it and recommend it all the time to Scifi and YA readers. I haven’t read the second in the series and would really like to.
Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world.
Binti: The Complete Trilogy, Nnedi Okorafor
After hearing virtually every reader I know rave about Binti and then seeing this new book come out that includes an additional Binti story, I decided that it’s time to see what all the hype is about. Plus, this cover is gorgeous!
Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti’s spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination.
Exit Strategy Murderbot 4, Martha Wells
I can’t stop talking about Murderbot! I desperately want to read the fourth book but my library doesn’t have it yet. If I was spending birthday money, I’d for sure snag the whole series!
Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it’s caught?
I may have to break buy book buying ban to pick up a couple of these! What books would you buy with birthday money?