Top 5 || Sci-Fi Books I Want to Read in 2020 🚀

 🚀 Hi, guys! I hope you ‘re having the best day ever and that you ‘re enjoying your reading!❤️ Today I bring you a new Top 5 because seems like I’ve become addicted to them 😅 , and I thought it would be fun to add some challenge, so in this “top 5” I’ll be sharing with you some sci-fi books that I want to try to read in this 2020.
This is a huge challenge for me because this genre has always been a hit or miss, but I thought it would be fun to see what I think about those who most attract my attention right now. In this list I’ll be showing you 5 sci-fi books that I think sound great, they’re also very popular and loved & they’re also books that are mostly located in space or on other planets, that’s why I’ve chosen them. We know that there are many types of sci-fi, but the only ones that represent a challenge for me are those that have to do with space things, spaceships travel and universe planets, so obviously that will be what I’ll be trying to read.  🌌 
I would never do this if I don’t think that there’s a possibility that I enjoy these books, I used to judge the genre a lot, to the point that I closed myself to want to read more because while I enjoy a lot of technological, alien things and time travel stuff, the things that happen in spaceships are another story. So, what changed my mind so I want to try again with this kind of genre? well, I read a book last year that I absolutely LOVED and made me re-think the idea that maybe I can enjoy space things and that was: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, not only was amazing but it was in my top of favorite books of the year, it was a great surprise for me to enjoy it so much, so I thought, let’s do it! I’m going to put myself on this kind of annual challenge and obviously, you’ll witness my progress during 2020. I’ll not have any type of restriction to myself, by this I mean that if I’m not really enjoying the book, then I’ll not have problems and I’ll no doubt In “DNF”, this is just an experiment where I intend to see if I really have a real problem with this genre or I just haven’t read the indicated books, so this pretend to be fun and entertaining especially for me, in the first place, so if stop being it, I’ll stop and put at end to this relationship.  😂 
It can be fun but it can also be a disaster so we’ll see what happens, it will surely be interesting. I hope you like the idea and decide to join me in this space adventure. 🥰 
Now without further ado, let’s start! 🚀 

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With millions of dollars at stake, walking away isn’t an option.

Emmett Atwater agrees to leave Earth behind when Babel Communications offers him a fortune. The catch? He has to launch into deep space to get it. One of ten selected recruits, Emmett boards the company’s spaceship and sets course for a planet that Babel has kept hidden from the rest of the world.

Before long, Emmett discovers that all of Babel’s recruits have at least one thing in common: they’re broken. Broken enough that Babel can remold them however it pleases.

Every training session is a ruthless competition where friendships are tested and enemies are made. Each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—where they will mine nyxia, a substance that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. Secrets about the volatile substance they’re hoping to mine, about the reclusive humanoids already living on Eden, and about the true intentions for the recruits.

Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

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Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight. 

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She’s a soldier – Noemi Vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis, including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine – Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel’s advanced programming has begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

Fast-paced, romantic, and captivating, Defy The Stars is a story about what it means to be human, about deciding what you truly believe in, and about finding your place in a dangerous world. 

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The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic. 

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Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents–including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more–Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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Besides the Goodreads link, that I always add in case you want to add the book to your TBR, this time I’ve also added a link to Book Depositoryin case you want to pre-order the book there. In that case, I want you to know that as an affiliate, I’ll receive a small percentage of your purchase and it would be REALLY helpful to me, to buy more books, and keep sharing with you ❤️

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 🌿 I hope you like the idea! Now, tell me: Have you read any of these books? What do you think? | Do you have any genre that is a hit or miss for you? Which one? 🌿 

Let me know everything in the comments, you know that I love to know what you think

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65 thoughts on “Top 5 || Sci-Fi Books I Want to Read in 2020 🚀

  1. I like to think I’m a Sci fi fan but I have to admit I haven’t committed to reading ‘deep’ sci fi (space operas I think they’re called). I loved The Illuminae Files however and it’s one my favourite books! 😊

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  2. I read Illuminae recently and I loved it! I honestly didn’t think I was gonna love it a much as I did, it’s a book that keeps you at the edge of your sit the entire time. Defy the stars is on my tbr and I’m hoping to get to it soon. I hope you enjoy all these books, Sofii!

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    • Oh, that’s great!! This was exactly what I needed to hear, that you enjoyed it even when you didn’t expect it, now I’m even more excited! & Defy the Stars sounds great and different, so I hope we both enjoy it once we read it 🥰
      Thank you SO much, honey! I hope you’re having an incredible month ❤️

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  3. I want to read Nyxia! Alex @ Whimsy Pages did a review for another book by that author and raved about how good they are … so now I’m intrigued! AND all the books for that series are out now so I don’t mind picking them up ha-ha! Aurora Rising is another one I want to read, but I don’t think the series is complete … and I don’t know if I’ll have the patience to wait until the other books release ha-ha! Great list!

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  4. Amazing books on your list! I loved LOOOOVED Nyxia, it was amazing and I just finished the third and final book in this trilogy in Nov last year.
    And OMG! I wish I’d be able to read Illuminae for the first time again. It’s so unique and engaging, I’m sure you’ll love it! 🙂

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  5. I really loved Illuminae!! I still need to read the sequel haha! And Defy the Stars was one of the first YA books I ever read and I really liked it!! It’s actually very heavy on the romance but they’re an OTP for me so it was great! I still need to check out the sequel though

    And Skyward was SO SO good – I was really fond of the ship and the slug 😉

    One sci-fi series I really enjoyed was the Feverwake duology by Victoria Lee. It’s like fantasy because of magic but then it also has science explaining parts of magic, which was super cool!


    • I think I’m the only one in the world who hasn’t yet read Illuminae, I’m so excited to experience all those feels while reading it, I hope I like it as much as everyone. Defy the Stars sounds great, in fact, I like it to be a bit more focused on romance because that will make the sci-fi aspects lighter for me 😊

      Skyward is AMAZING!! I still have to read the sequel, I can’t wait 😍

      I have The Fever King in my TBR! It sounds amazing, so I’m really glad you enjoyed it. I hope you’re having a wonderful day ❤️

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  6. I’m so wishy washy on sci-fi. As a genre, it’s not one I go to often but Aurora Rising and Illuminae really do sound interesting! 😀 I think I’ll add them to my TBR, I willing to give them a try haha!

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  7. I’m a bit intimidated by sci-fi but I did love Nyxia when I read it a couple of years ago! I’ve been meaning to finish the trilogy ever since but never get round to it!

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  8. I really loved Honor Among Thieves! I love leviathans (always makes me think of that show Farscape) it was a bit of a bumpy beginning though but man did it pull through! Also loved the AI in Illuminae. Have fun with your reading!

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  9. Some good ones here! I really enjoyed Defy the Stars and Illuminae, which is a must read. And I know it’s way far off at this point in the year, but you should join in Sci-Fi Month in November 2020 if by that point you still have some on this list to tackle, I find it to be a huge motivator 🙂

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  10. I’m SO glad you enjoyed both, they sound amazing, so I hope to enjoy it too & OMG, thank you very much for mentioning it, that sounds perfect! Maybe I save 3 or 2 to read in November then, it will be a great motivator, without a doubt! 😍 👏🏻


  11. I think from the comments you might get the sense that Illuminae is good but, really, I was not prepared for how much I would love it. And, I don’t know if you like audiobook or not, but they are a full cast recording and they are excellent.

    I have Aurora Rising waiting for me and I am so excited! Good luck!

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    • OMG!! That sounds INCREDIBLE & it’s great that you mention the audiobook because I’ve been wanting to try more of them, so I surely try the audiobook for that one, I love when there’s a complete cast for the voices 😍

      Thank you SO much! I hope you enjoy Aurora Rising once you read it ❤️

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  12. I adored the Illuminae series. The narrative method was so unconventional but incredibly effective in establishing character dynamics. I’ve yet to read Aurora Rising, but I have faith in Kaufman and Kristoff’s partnership in writing another sci-fi epic.

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    • Illuminae is such a beloved book! I can’t wait to read it, especially since the format seems super interesting to me and maybe I try the audiobook as well 😊
      I’ve heard the best things about Kaufman and Kristoff’s writing style so really excited to see what I think about them! 😍


  13. OMG Sofii! I loooove Honor Among Thieves! it’s absolutely unique! And Aurora Rising has been a blast too, so much that Kal is now one of my book boyfriends :-))))))) So I really hope you’ll enjoy them all!

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    • YAY!!! It makes me SO happy you’ve read and loved Honor Among Thieves, I trust your opinion, so now I’m even more excited to read it & I’ve heard the best things about Aurora Rising, I can’t wait to meet to the characters! 🥰
      Thanks, honey, I hope you’re having an amazing month ❤️


  14. I loved the Illuminae series, and I hope you enjoy it just as much!
    And I hope you had a good holidays, sorry I haven’t popped in to comment recently!
    – Emma 🙂

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  15. I hope you get the chance to read them! I have a few of these on my TBR as well. I read Illuminae, but I sadly didn’t really like it all that much. Everyone seemed to love it so much, but I just thought it was okay. I didn’t actually start liking it until the last 100 pages of the book. I think I gave it two stars 😦 and have been debating on if I should continue with the series in the hopes it gets better or not since I liked the end.

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    • Thank you SO much, love! 💞 & I’m sorry you didn’t like Illuminae so much if that’s how you feel maybe you could try to start the sequel but if you also can’t feel interested right away then maybe it’s not worth it, right? sometimes there are books that although everyone loves them, they’re just not for you and it’s okay 🥰

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  16. I have the same relationship with sci-fi, and it always a problem reading sci-fi books because of it, but I have read and loved both Illuminae and Aurora Rising 😍 and I have Honor Among Thieves on my TBR. This one seems quite good and I am really curious. Obviously after reading your post I have added the two other books on my wishlist!

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    • I’m SO glad to know that despite having a rare relationship with the genre you’ve enjoyed them! 😍 It’s making me feel more confident about finally reading them & OMG, nothing makes me happier than knowing that, I hope you love all the other books you haven’t read yet, honey ❤️

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