2012 Science Fiction Reader Challenge: October Link Up

How is it October already? That's insane! We're just three months away from the end of the year, so thanks to everyone who has been sticking around to work on this challenge with me. I think I say this every month, but you guys are awesome!

September saw 14 reviews being linked up and a lot of you guys were in the mood for dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction again with four of the 14 books fitting into that category. Seven of the categories were represented last month and some of you read some of my recent favorites like Ashes by Ilsa J Bick, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I hope you've all enjoyed your reads!


The reviews break down as such:

- 2 YA/MG Science Fiction

- 2 Adult Science Fiction

- 2 Hugo Winners

- 1 Steampunk

- 2 Spaceships/Aliens

- 1 Time Travel/Alternate History/Parallel Universe

- 4 Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Utopia

Last month I had a bit of a ambitious plan to read five different books for this challenge. At least five books is ambitious for me with my schedule. I did get a couple of them finished and enjoyed them, such as Origin by Jessica Khoury, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, and Perception by Lee Strauss. I also got to Altered by Jennifer Rush as part of a blog tour (review up soon). Everything else I got to this month was definitely solidly in the fantasy genre. I'm also knee deep into Dearly, Beloved (finally!) and am tempted to zip through it while also wanting to make it last.


So what will I attempt in October? Well, finishing up Dearly, Beloved is first on the list. Shadows by Ilsa J Bick is definitely on the docket. I'd like to get to The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore and maybe even Breathe by Sarah Crossan. Random other things are bound to get thrown into the mix and there's all sorts of things on my Kindle I can't think of right now I should probably get to.


Whatever you have planned for October, I hope you enjoy it. I'm looking forward to making time out to check out everyone's reviews. If for some reason you posted up a review in August that didn't make it onto the link up post, feel free to link it this month. I'll be doing the same.

For a reminder, the challenge is to read at least one science fiction book for each of the following 12 categories:

YA/MG Science Fiction

Adult Science Fiction

Hugo Winner

Science Fiction Classic – Pre-1950s

Science Fiction Modern Classic – 1951-1992




Time Travel/Alternate History/Parallel Universe



Mad Scientists/Genetic Testing/Environmental Disaster

If you need ideas for any of the categories, just ask or check out the sign up page for additional ideas.

And now here is the linky for July.  Tell me what you’ve been reading or plan to be reading soon.  I look forward to chatting about even more science fiction as we explore the genre together!  When you link up your review, please put it in the format of Name (book title) category, so when I review Fever, I’d submit it as “Leslie @ WFTM (Fever) Dystopian”.  That worked out pretty handy with my tracking.