Goodreads Monday (24/08/2020)

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

This week’s book:

The Vela by Yoon Ha Lee, Becky Chambers, Rivers Solomon and S.L. Huang


In the fading light of a dying star, a soldier for hire searches for a missing refugee ship and uncovers a universe-shattering secret.

Orphan, refugee, and soldier-for-hire Asala Sikou doesn’t think too much about the end of civilization. Her system’s star is dying, and the only person she can afford to look out for is herself.

When a ship called The Vela vanishes during what was supposed to be a flashy rescue mission, a reluctant Asala is hired to team up with Niko, the child of a wealthy inner planet’s president, to find it and the outer system refugees on board.

But this is no ordinary rescue mission; The Vela holds a secret that places the fate of the universe in the balance, and forces Asala to decide—in a dying world where good and evil are far from black and white, who deserves to survive?

Why I Want to Read this

Two words.

Becky Chambers.

Enough said!

But I know… can’t leave it there lol! I first heard about this book last year. It was originally released in episodic format with each episode being written by a different writer which made me sound super curious so I added it to my TBR.

Flash forward to this week on Twitter and I see a mutual is reading this and tagged it as a NetGalley read. I IMMEDIATELY was like woah! Why did I not see this on NetGalley??? I would have requested it in a heartbeat. So off I trotted to NetGalley and searched for it… COULD NOT FIND IT!!! Then I thought to myself oh this must be a NetGalley USA thing; I use NetGalley UK because of being based in Ireland. So I trotted off to NetGalley USA to see if I could find the book…




So OBVIOUSLY I immediately downloaded it to my kindle and am hopefully going to read it this week!!! WOOOOOOOO!!

Have you read this one yet? Is it on your TBR? How do you feel about multi-authored books?

Let’s chat in the comments below!

29 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday (24/08/2020)

    1. I don’t know any of the other authors of this book outside of Chambers but I’m reading it currently and loving it Hsinju. It’s intelligent writing, really great story telling and so effortlessly inclusive. There’s a gender non-binary character who I’m loving. I just adore when books make diversity normal. That it’s not the focus of the story, it’s simply how life is and everyone needs to get on board!

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  1. I’ve never even heard of this! It sounds interesting though and I LOVE your story of tracking it down. That’s some next level book dedication and I am impressed.

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    1. You always should tag the creator of the goodreads Monday meme.
      You may also tag me in your first goodreads Monday post if you wish, typically people do this just to show where they came across the tag first but it’s not essential and I don’t mind.
      But in each subsequent post you only need to tag the creator like I have here.
      I hope that helps and that you enjoy writing these posts in the future 😊💖💜

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  2. I really want to read this 😦 because I love Becky Chambers too, do you know when it will be published and when it will be on kindle? I am so envious right now. have you also pre ordered her newest wayfarer’s book eeeew!!! I wants it soo badly lol

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    1. It’s already out on kindle so you can purchase it.
      But if you have a NetGalley account you can read it in exchange for a review.
      You don’t even need to request it from the publisher as it’s available as a read now option (ie any NetGalley member can read it). You simply log into your NetGalley account using the USA site, search for the book and hit the read now button and send it to your kindle.
      I haven’t yet pre-ordered her new book because I will most likely buy it from a local Irish bookstore. There are a few options so whomever has it available to pre-order on their website first I’ll do it then. 😊😊😊🧡❤️💜

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