Sci-Fi September & Buddy Reads

Another month has gone by and another TBR has not be completed. So, riddle me this; why do I keep doing this to myself? Maybe it’s some sort of weird torture. I stopped doing TBRs on my Booktube channel because I’m 100% trash at sticking to them. So what in the world came over me and convinced me that I would stick to a TBR if I blogged about it? I do not have an answer for you, but I think it’s some type of Jedi mind trick I play on myself. I come up with a TBR and my squirrel-y brain says, “Yeah. No. I changed my mind and don’t want to read that.” And, I end up reading everything but what’s on my TBR.

Anywho, I do like a good buddy read and participating in a fun readathon and those are two things happening this month. This is something I can not fail at, Right? I mean really, anything’s possible.

The priority this month are buddy reads and two of the three will fulfill prompts for the Sci-Fi September readathon. If you’re unfamiliar with this readathon it was created by Saajid @ Books Are My Social Life and the premise is simple during the month of September read Science Fiction. Saajid has created a Bingo board to help guide you in your reading. If you’re interested in participating in Sci-Fi September make sure to watch Saajid’s Announcement Video and follow Sci-Fi September on Twitter.


kintuTitle: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Format: Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Transit Books
Pub. Date: 2014
Buddy Read with Thistle and Verse


Title: Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Format: Hardbacklgbtfantasy elements
Genre: Gothic Fantasy | Horror | LGBT
Publisher: MCD
Pub. Date: May 4, 2021
Buddy Read with Bethany @ Beautifully Bookish Bethany

the fifth seasonTitle: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
Format: Paperbackpopular:hyped
Genre: Science Fantasy | Speculative Fiction
Publisher: Orbit
Pub. Date: August 4, 2015
Buddy Read with Greg @ Supposedly Fun

The Weight of the StarsTitle: The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Format: Paperbackcontemporary
Genre: Science Fiction | LGBT | YA
Publisher: Imprint
Pub. Date: March 19, 2019

lagoonTitle: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Format: Paperbackwateralien presence
Genre: Science Fantasy
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pub. Date: April 10th, 2014

81MhAnVFcgLTitle: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark
Format: Paperbacksteam punk
Pub. Date: August 21, 2018

Other books I would like to read for Sci-Fi September:

Blindness by Jose Saramago
A Hero Born by Jin Yong
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

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5 thoughts on “Sci-Fi September & Buddy Reads

  1. dianthaa September 15, 2021 / 3:04 am

    Hope you enjoy your reads! I really need to get to Black God’s Drums, I’ve loved everything else I’ve read by Clark. I’m planning to read Lagoon for the First Contact square on a different bingo (the reddit/fantasy one) but I’ve kinda been putting it off since first contact is really not a favorite of mine.


  2. Thistle & Verse September 1, 2021 / 9:59 pm

    … I feel so dense. When I was doing that recommendation thread for Sci Fi September using black authors, I was struggling to think up one for water… completely forgetting that there’s a book with a body of water IN THE TITLE… I sigh. Anyway looking forward to buddy reading Kintu.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Broken Spine September 2, 2021 / 7:28 pm

      I feel that. It’s weird because the only water one I could think of was The Deep.


      • Thistle & Verse September 8, 2021 / 11:00 pm

        Yet another great one I didn’t consider. My recommendation skills are going downhill.

        Liked by 1 person

      • The Broken Spine September 8, 2021 / 11:26 pm

        😂😂 Dare I say the student becomes the teacher.


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