#FictionFriday: Seveneves

Hey book lovers! I’m still working on getting back into the swing of regular reading after taking a break. And hoping to get a habit going before my actual job kicks into high gear for the next couple of months.

Today’s #FictionFriday, I’d like to introduce you to Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. I’m not usually big on Neal Stephenson’s books. They’re usually very dry. Imagine if Anne Rice wrote a science novel. It’s almost boring just to think about, right? But trust me, Seveneves is an exception.

SevenevesThe moon is shattering. The fragments are colliding into each other and falling to Earth. It won’t be long before the human race will cease to exist. The government decides it would be best to evacuate as many people as possible onto a “Cloud Ark” in orbit and they need to survive for five thousand years. But as usual, things go wrong and it is up to seven women to save the human race.

It’s incredibly difficult to explain this novel without giving too much away. But I promise you it’s worth a read. Be prepared though, it’s a long book (880 pages) and sometimes Stephenson’s technical writing slips through but it’s not nearly as dry as his previous books. If you’re a love of The Martian or other space sci-fi books, pick this one up!

They stick around.

I just recently joined the #bookstagram family and I have to say it is the best and worst thing I’ve ever done. For one thing, I’ve started following quite a few other book lovers. I love being a part of a community who loves to read as much as these people do. Their own instagram accounts are great for recommendations on what to read next. But that’s what leads to my problem. I now have so many books to read that I don’t know when I’ll finish them all!

I guess there are worse problems to have.

In an effort to let you know a little more about me, I thought I would share with you a few books that have stuck with me. These are books I definitely wouldn’t mind reading again.

51gfkfjupcl-_sx322_bo1204203200_1. The Night Circus – If you haven’t picked up this book, I highly suggest you run to your nearest bookstore and grab a copy. Filled with magic, romance, and mystery you can’t go wrong with this novel. It’s been a couple of years since I read it last but I would love to get lost in it again.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird – I have to confess, I didn’t read this until last year. Most people I know apparently had to read it for school but I was never subjected to that. And honestly, I’m kinda happy about that. I think if I’d been forced to read it for school I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as I did.

3. Orphan Train – I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy this book when I first picked it up. It had been recommended on multiple occasions to me and I couldn’t understand why. But I got pulled in quick! I’m a huge history nerd. I love anything dealing with it, especially World War 2 era. That combined with the intertwiningorphan-train-cover-001 of two different but very similar stories intrigued me to no end.

4. Seveneves – I’m not usually too crazy about sci-fi books. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy them but they’re not my go-to. In fact, I usually judge them by their covers. But Seveneves was amazing. Dealing with the end of the world, Stephenson manages to pull me in and keep me in the midst of the chaos that happens. This book was long. Longer than most of our book club books are. But we got through it, and while I have some complaints about it, overall it was well worth the read.

These are just a few of the books that still intrigue me to this day. Most I will definitely go back and read at some point. And I can’t wait to see what other books make the list of the unforgettable.

What are some books that you could read again and again? Are there any that hold a special place in your heart?