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This weeks theme is: Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books
So I’m not really someone who reads historical books, I try, but they’re just not my style! But futuristic? Oooh yes. I am however splitting this list into two five pieces, so first up:
Top Five Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read In Books!
- A futuristic space society, that’s normal. Like give me a contemporary romance but WHOA THEY LIVE IN SPACE.
- Give me a story of a girl who lives on a ship like the enterprise. A YA Star Trek basically, like there’s always problems going down, the parents are gone and it’s up to the kids to run the ship and keep everyone alive.
- GIVE ME A YA STAR TREK, ACTUAL STAR TREK UNIVERSE. DOES THIS EXIST? IT SHOULD.
- A seriously technologically advanced world, one with actual working (and non-psychotic) AI’s, tell me any story you want in this world but let me have a spunky AI that’s like a great friend and trying to figure out the human world.
- If you haven’t guessed I want like stable futuristic societies. I’m all about the crazy out there ones but stable would be amazing.
Top Five Sci-Fi Books That I Love!
- The Lunar Chronicles
- A Thousand Pieces of You
- Under The Never Sky
- Magonia (This one I actually haven’t read yet, it’s on my TBR for this month, but I’ve heard great things about it so I’m decently okay putting this here)
Top Five Historical Settings
- Oregon Trail! (hello, elementary school flashbacks!)
- 1920s New York (so fun and vibrant to read!)
- this isn’t a concrete setting, but I like books that are sort of…in the background of major historical events, and touch on areas that maybe aren’t as prominently discussed
- anything to do with historical fantasy/sci-fi (it’s just such a fun combination)
- anything to do with Russian history (this one is mostly because I grew up on Russian fairy tales and they just have a vibe that works with me. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually read a book taking place in actual Russia, either, just fake Russia)
Top Five Historical Fiction Books
- The Diviners by Libba Bray
- Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee