2012 Science Fiction Reader Challenge: May Link Up


Look at that, it's already May - the month when summer movies begin, school gets out so traffic isn't so bad in the morning and when we have yet another month of the 2012 Sci-Fi Reader Challenge. How has everyone been doing with the challenge? I read more books than I linked up last month, so I need to get better at that. Anyone else having similar problems, forgetting to link up?

In April we had 14 new reviews linked up. It was a hodge-podge of all the genres with 7 of the 12 categories represented. Here's the break down:

- 2 Adult

- 4 Early Classic

- 1 Modern Classic

- 1 Steampunk

- 2 Robot

- 2 Spaceships

- 2 Mad Scientist

Last month I'd planned on reading Fever by Lauren Destefano, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder, and the rest of the Jaguar Addams series. Well, I finished the Jaguar Addams series and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (review forthcoming), but Fever had to go back to library unread. There just isn't enough time to read everything...

This month I had a surprise addition to my challenge reading list: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It took a twist that I did not expect and entered science fiction territory. I'm looking forward to finishing that up tonight. I have Rupture by Curtis Hox to review on Monday, then I'm going to try to clean out some of the Netgalley titles on my Kindle, including Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear and Amped by Daniel H. Wilson (ROBOPOCALYPSE GUY!).

Whatever you have planned for May, 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 April that didn't make it onto the link up post, feel free to link it this month. I got pretty bad at linking up last month and know I have at least three or four reviews that I need to put on the May listing already.


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 Disaste

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 May.  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.