Friday Finds

Recommended Sci-Fi Reads ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday and so it’s time for my Friday Finds post! Once again, I’ve found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I like being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today: you can read my answer to this week’s question at the bottom of this post.

If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

So, here are some book reviews that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers from Goldilox and the Three Weres

Christen (aka Goldilox), Margaret (aka Gretl) and Jessie (aka Rose Red) are a fabulous trio of readers who love the paranormal. They primarily review Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, adult and YA Fantasy which is why I follow their blog. is a wonderful blogger and loves reading. Rose Red read this new sci-fi book and she waxed lyrical about it, saying: “I love when books come out of nowhere and hits you like a bag of bricks. I seriously loved this book so much! It’s definitely going to be one of my top ten favorite books of the year. You all need to go buy this book and immediately read it when it comes out especially if you love a good sci-fi book.”

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A Girl Called Ari by P.J. Sky from Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub

I haven’t been following this blogger for long, but I quickly discovered how much I enjoy her reviews. She is a self confessed nerd (“A huge nerd. Like, a Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering,  quote-Firefly-and-proudly-call-myself-a-Browncoat nerd.“) as well as a voracious reader, a home-school mom and an introvert. She will read pretty much anything, with the exception of romance novels and tends to gravitate towards fantasy, YA, and sci-fi, but she’s been branching out more into nonfiction lately. She ended up really enjoying this dystopian sci-fi story, saying: “If you enjoy dystopian fiction that focuses more on story development than on non-stop action, you’ll enjoy this book. It was an interesting and unique take on the genre, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for further books written by this author.”

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Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body by William Quincy Belle from Literary Titan

If you don’t know, Literary Titan are a group of discerning reviewers that seem to find independent published works in every genre. They regularly post review and author interviews and have close to 4,000 followers for their blog alone! You’re bound to find something that catches your eye. This reviewer really liked this humorous sci-fi book, saying: “Although it is reminiscent of the classic Freaky Friday or The Hot Chick body swaps, the story itself does not sound old or unoriginal. I was hooked from the beginning till the end. This was a vastly entertaining read and I pretty much zoomed through it.”

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Light of Impossible Stars by Gareth L. Powell from Parsecs & Parchment

Jonny (a.k.a. JonBob) is a fellow book blogger who, like many of us, is passionate about books. His preferred genres are science fiction and fantasy and I just love his writing style. Although most of the books he reads are not my cup of tea, his knowledge, personality and passion shine through his reviews. He was really excited to read this book as it’s the conclusion to one of his favourite series, he waxes lyrical saying: “This is a fantastic book, an immensely satisfying and action-packed conclusion to a wonderful series. Gareth Powell is a stand-out among science fiction writers and has quickly become an auto-buy author for me. If you’ve read the previous two books and are looking forward to this, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re a space opera fan and haven’t read any of the Embers of War novels yet, I can almost guarantee you’ll love these books.”

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And my final review this week is from a lovely blogger who I’ve been following for ages but surprisingly never featured in a Friday Finds post before!

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig from Bionic Book Worm

The lovely Shanah is a Canadian book blogger who admits that reading is her one and only favourite escape. Like me, Shanah’s been an avid reader her since childhood, getting her love of reading from her mom. But unlike me, Shanah reads across many different genres, believing that we shouldn’t restrict what we read based on an age group or topic. Shanah really enjoyed this dystopian tale, saying: “coming in at 782 pages, this book is a commitment. Books this long usually take me weeks to read so I was hesitant to start it. Here’s the thing – I flew through it in 5 days…. 5 days! I guess that’s saying something! Yes, it’s long, but the way it was written was perfect.

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So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on 31 December 2012.

With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013. Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.


So this week’s question is:

If you could add one interactive feature to reading books, what would it be?

(submitted by Kri @ The Tired Buyer)

As an avid ebook reader, this question is somewhat obsolete for me. 😉 (Do I admit that I sometimes touch the page on a paperback when I want to find out what a word means or flip the page? No, best not.)

So how would you answer this week’s question?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!


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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

(2) Comments

  1. Oh, I enjoy Shanah at the Bionic Bookworms posts too!
    As for interactive feature, I decided on a free “read to me” feature. I’ve seen it on at least 1 amazon kindle book but only one that I have. Not just an audio book but one when I get tired of reading will pick up where I left off and I can still see the words – since I have no ability to focus on pure audio. ❤️

  2. Thanks for the hops. Reading this week’s question I’d like something to turn the pages on my kindle without me tapping the screen of my old kindle touch. I expect if I had a newer version there might be voice control or something?

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