Happy Thursday, book friends! I’m happy to report that Azula’s bloodwork came back normal and she is “in the clear” after her grape-eating incident. I am feeling very relieved and ready to bring you another highlight from the Book of the Month shelf of shame on my TBR cart.
This week’s book is…
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery–and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone. Or does he?-Bookshop.org synopsis
Why It’s On My TBR
The Martian was one of the first books I read after graduating from college and being able to read free from a syllabus. I have fond memories of laughing out loud while tearing through the book, alone in my studio apartment in Cincinnati. Whether the book would hold up to a reread now that I’ve been reading whatever I want for many years, I couldn’t say. But I couldn’t resist grabbing a copy of Project Hail Mary when it was highlighted by Book of the Month.
It’s quite a thick book, and I very rarely read books with male protagonists these days, so I’ve just yet to feel like actually reading it. I probably will, eventually. Maybe.
What about you, book friends? Have you read Project Hail Mary? Should I bump it up on my list?