Top 5 Books Set in Space | Top 5 Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday again! And that means another Top 5 – theme brought to you by the awesome Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm! Check out her post on her Top 5 books set in space, and then check out her blog, because it’s super cool!

I’m so glad that she picked this theme, because I am a big sci-fi fan and some of my favorite books are set in space! I can’t wait to see other people’s posts for this subject because I’m looking for some new books to add to my TBR in this genre.

Now, without further ado, here are mine:

1. The Martian – Andy Weir

If you follow this blog, you get to know that I can go on forever about how much I love this book – it’s literally one of my favorite books, five stars, top five favorite books. I love it. And it takes place in space – partly. It’s partly on Mars, as Mark Watney’s science crew has to abandon their research because of a massive storm and Mark get’s left behind and has to survive on his own. But it’s also set partly on Earth, and some travel in-between, but it’s such a well-written, sci-fi for the masses book. I can’t recommend it enough!

2. Ender’s Game (series) – Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"

Huge fan of this series – and yes, the majority of it is set in space, especially the first one, which takes place on a space station. It’s about young children (geniuses) being trained to battle an alien force that is set to attack Earth. I love the main character, Ender, and his struggles with the burden he’s been shouldered with – I mean, who wants to help commit genocide, even if it is to save humanity? There’s a real struggle between hating/loving your enemy and it’s such a fascinating read.

3. Star Wars: Jedi Academy (series) – Jeffrey Brown

Okay, even if you’re not a kid, you’ll enjoy this book. Jeffrey Brown’s series depicts what young Jedi’s in training go through and the main character is hilarious! The whole book is hilarious – and it’s mostly a comic book, so it reads very quickly. I love it so much and if you’re a Star Wars fan (like I am!) you’ll want to read it because it’s just so frickin’ awesome!

4. The Lunar Chronicles (series) – Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer's "Cinder"

So I know that a lot of this book doesn’t happen in space, but some of it does, especially on the futuristic, colonized Moon (which is so awesome to read about, I love it!). I really enjoyed Meyer’s playing with traditional fairytales and bringing a sci-fi spin to it. Two of my favorite things melding together into one, fantastic series filled with bad-ass, hardcore females running the show – love it!!!

5. Infinity Gauntlet – Marvel

Cover of Marvel's "the Infinity Gauntlet" comic.

So, I just read this book – my sister lent me a copy – and it is so, so different than the movie (obviously), but it’s got its own awesome things going for it. For one, there are way more superheroes involved, like dozens. And the main conflict is happening in space. It’s an interesting read, and if you love superheros then you should definitely check it out (if you haven’t, already).


Thank’s for stopping by. Let me know if I’ve listed one of your favorites! Or if you have any favorites that didn’t make it on my list – I’d love suggestions for more awesome space books!

Until next time, happy reading!

5 thoughts on “Top 5 Books Set in Space | Top 5 Tuesdays

    1. You had some great choices on your list, though, without the Lunar Chronicles! Don’t worry! And I’m also glad the Martian is getting such boost. It’s such a good book!


  1. The Martian is also on my list and I named a book from the Lunar Chronicles. Really love the series!
    The Star Wars one you named looks beyond adorable. I need to get my hands on that one 🙂


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