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A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
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Jan 12, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: 2017-reads, favourites, science-fiction

I loved this book so much!! The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (the first in the series) made my Top 5 books of 2015, but I still had a few qualms with it - mostly to do with its very episodic nature. As much as I loved the worldbuilding, I found the 'alien of the chapter' structure distracting.

But having so much crammed into the first book gave this companion novel a solid anchor to build upon. A Closed and Common Orbit is a more intimate book, focusing on two main characters and a small supporting cast rather than an ensemble. There's just more time to devote to Sidra's & Pepper's individual stories, and to take a in-depth look at their whole lives and their character arcs.

I teared up a few times and I absolutely adored the ending. Such a perfect, beautiful note to leave our characters on.
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Reading Progress

January 4, 2017 – Started Reading
January 4, 2017 – Shelved
January 4, 2017 –
page 22
6.03% ""Different species, different butts." XD XD XD"
January 4, 2017 –
page 42
11.51%
January 11, 2017 –
page 201
55.07%
January 12, 2017 –
page 340
93.15%
January 12, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-reads
January 12, 2017 – Shelved as: favourites
January 12, 2017 – Shelved as: science-fiction
January 12, 2017 – Finished Reading

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