Tuesday 7 February 2017

Books That Would Benefit From Being In Space

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is open, you could pick your theme as long as it was books that should have more or less something in them. Now, I really struggled with this but after lots of debate and scribbling notes, I decided on some books that I think would be awesome if they were set in space. Because space is amazing, right? 

How To Be Bad by E Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowksi
Just imagine a road trip, discovering hidden gems and strange things, but in space? Are you picturing it? Because to me, that sounds awesome! Especially teenagers flying a little second-hand spaceship and just bumping into planets. 

Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
Can't avoid the awkwardness of seeing your supposed One True Love on a spaceship, can you? Let alone finding the perfect someone to lose your virginity to, especially with limited options because space. 

Shipwrecked by Siobhan Curham
This one practically writes itself: instead of a deserted island, it's a distant planet. Definitely more wiggle room on hostile landscape, creatures, situations and all that. 

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
It's even harder to escape the sudden telepathy when you're all stuck on a spaceship - ooh, and what if it wasn't from a flu shot but from an alien virus? See, made better with space. 

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Instead of Natasha being deported, she and her family are at risk of moving to another spaceship - in my mind, I'm thinking like Star Trek outposts and refuelling stations, just go with me here. 

Whatcha think? It was surprisingly difficult to think of examples, because these are already really good books, but space is brilliant and opens up so many more options for travel, aliens, and weird and dangerous situations. Do you have any ideas for books that would be better if set in space? Or how about books that need something else (I nearly did a list on books that needed more stabbing)?

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