Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Long Way to a Small
Long Way to a Small | Becky Chambers
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Moll
post image

Birthday reading over brunch😊❤️

#JumpStart2023

Soubhiville Happy birthday! 3d
OriginalCyn620 Happy birthday! 🎂 3d
Sharpeipup Happy birthday! 3d
See All 8 Comments
PurpleyPumpkin Happy birthday! Have a lovely day. 🥳 3d
TheKidUpstairs Happy Birthday! Great pick for a birthday read!!! 3d
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3d
Moll Ahh thanks so much everyone!!!❤️❤️❤️ 3d
dabbe Happiest of birthdays! ❣️ 2d
36 likes8 comments
blurb
Moll
post image
review
HeatherBlue
post image
Pickpick

I‘m so late to the party on this one, but holy spacecats that‘s the best sci-fi book I‘ve ever read!!

Oryx It's so good. And the other ones in the series are equally awesome. 7d
Karisa I loved that book so much! I agree with @Oryx great series too. Each book is so different from the next but altogether show a beautiful vision of the future. It‘s hard to find that in sci-fi sometimes 😊 7d
HeatherBlue @Oryx and @Karisa Good to know! 🙂 heading out today to buy the next one 😆 7d
Dragon Kizzy 💚🐉 - time for a re-read . You have reminded me how much I enjoyed this book. 7d
cariashley This has been on my list forever and I‘ve never gotten around to it, will have to change that! 7d
51 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
post image
Pickpick

After moving my entire library 3 times over the past 5 years, I've become increasingly selective about what physical books I want to add to my collection. The Wayfarers series definitely makes the grade, and as a Christmas gift, was the #LastFirst of the year!

Took care of my #JumpStart2023 goal to read the books I received for Christmas!

review
encinarus
Pickpick

Enjoyed this one a lot even if I don't know how to describe it! This follows a long mission of the wayfarer, a ship made to build new wormholes, going to a small angry planet to do their job. But that's just the framing. The book is about the journey and how people bond, or not, when stuck with each other for so long among folks of completely different species and cultures. Found family is a repeated theme.

blurb
SheilaChew
post image
29 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
ravenlee
post image
Pickpick

I felt like this book wasn‘t what I expected, but it‘s completely my fault because it IS EXACTLY WHAT THE TITLE SAYS! It‘s the journey, not the job itself, that is the point. I loved the character development all around. I will probably continue the series, but I‘m not scrambling to do so.

Clare-Dragonfly The title of this book is great because it is an exact description of what is inside 😆 but that doesn‘t actually mean you can predict what the story is about! 4w
40 likes1 comment
blurb
ChaoticMissAdventures
Long Way to a Small | Becky Chambers
post image

My favorite reads of 2022! I read 176 books this year and will not cut my favorites down to 10!
These were all amazing reads that I continue to think about days, weeks, months after putting them down.

jlhammar Wonderful list! I bought Book of Mother after your review, but haven‘t read it yet. Really looking forward to it. 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures @jlhammar I hope you like it! I went through an intense French phase this year. I had Barbara Pravi playing on repeat most days. 4w
BarbaraBB I loved four of these too so I have to check out the others! 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures @BarbaraBB hope you had a great year of reading!! My tastes are all over the place, love agreeing on the greats! 4w
27 likes4 comments
blurb
thewallflower0707
post image

My bookish presents! I hope I will like the Wayfarer Series, it‘s always a gamble to have several books from an unknown series. My friend sew me a second book bag. I also got a Game for my switch, a dvd, a blanket with whales, a gift card from a book store and a Hamilton Funko Pop 🥰📖🎉.

#christmas #presents

peanutnine Love Becky Chambers!! Hope you enjoy them! What a wonderful gift haul 🎁💕 1mo
39 likes1 comment
blurb
BennettBookworm
post image

The tagged book is btwn a pan and so-so for me. #unpopularopinion but the hard science/tech + an overwhelming amount of world-building and interspecies cultural context = too exhausting to be enjoyable for me.
The real redeeming quality was that the main characters were fantastic and my heart ached for them by the end. Still, not going to continue with this series right now.
BUT HEY I‘ve finally finished my next #promptmaze!! @TheAromaofBooks

BennettBookworm 401 or more pgs - diamond eye;
Borrowed from library - long way planet;
Set in the city - violin;
Pro owns a business - something wilder;
Red letters - true biz;
Fantasy or Sci Fi - prayer for the crown shy;
Green spine - women dragons;
Depths of TBR - Britt Marie
1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fantastic!!! 1mo
43 likes2 comments
review
Soubhiville
post image
Pickpick

What a great book. I‘m a Becky Chambers fan. This is my first full length novel by her, though I‘ve read three novellas. I‘m going to look up the next in the series and check my closest used bookstores. (After the holidays)

If you like your sci-fi a bit on the quiet side with lots of sweet characters and some philosophical conversations, and don‘t mind that the action only comes in small short pockets, pick this up.

BkClubCare Sold! 1mo
Aimeesue Becky Chambers writes fabulous stuff! ❤️ 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading I love monk and robot! I need to get to this series!! 1mo
See All 11 Comments
Ruthiella You‘re gonna love the rest of the Wayfarer books, I predict! 1mo
Bookish.SAM Loved this book! My intro to the genre ❤️ 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian The second Wayfarers book is even better, imho! 1mo
Soubhiville Oh! Now I have to get it @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian ! 1mo
Eyelit I have the whole series if you want to borrow any of them 1mo
Eyelit And I agree with @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian about the second book 🙂 1mo
Soubhiville Thanks @Eyelit ! I feel like this is a series I‘m going to want to own. 😊📚 1mo
Eyelit Absolutely! 1mo
86 likes3 stack adds11 comments
blurb
Soubhiville
post image

I guess this is one way to do bedtime reading Sietje. 🐶🤣💕

Pretty sure I got this battered copy from @SenatorMothma at a swap. I love well used books, the way the pages get softer and the spine already cracked so I don‘t worry about being super careful with it. This has some bangs on the spine and wrinkles on the cover and feels really nice in my hand.

Anyone else love used books for similar reasons?
(Of course I love my new books too!)

batsy Yes! And if I have two or more copies of a fave book, it's the well-worn copy that I'll reread while the nicer, newer edition sits pretty on the shelf 😆 1mo
wanderinglynn Yes, exactly! You described the love of a used book perfectly. ❤️ 1mo
Patchshank I love used book. Even better if they wrote notes. 1mo
82 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
hissingpotatoes
post image
Pickpick

4.5/5⭐ A perfect mix of fun and serious. There are so many layers to the characters, so many meaningful themes and ideas without punching the reader in the face with philosophy. I could barely put it down. #booked2022

quote
hissingpotatoes
post image

I never thought of fear as something that can go away. It just is. It reminds me that I want to stay alive. That doesn‘t strike me as a bad thing.

blurb
Chittavrtti
post image

Reads like a cross between Firefly, the Expanse and Red Dwarf with a bit of the Ship Who Sang.

10 likes1 stack add
review
Bookfan1414
post image
Pickpick

This book feels like a combination of all my favorite space shows from the last 90s and early 2000s. And yet again I have fallen for an AI and that is just not good bro. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

review
Mrs_B
post image
Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book and couldn‘t put it down. I have ordered the sequel and can‘t wait for it to arrive and get back into this universe. It‘s not quite conventional space faring sci-fi, with much less emphasis on the physics and a lot more about how different cultures develop and what happens when they try to live harmoniously together. Very very well written.

BennettBookworm This is super helpful bc I am only 100 pgs in and I think I‘m trying too hard to understand all the science? When really I should probably just take in the story/characters and accept that it‘s fiction 😂 2mo
75 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
traa
post image
Pickpick

Fun and thoughtful! I loved all the characters.

blurb
HeathHof
post image

Next up..No work tomorrow and im going to spend the night drowning my sorrows in this one 🙃
Book #2 for #trappedonanisland

peanutnine This is a great one to get lost in 👍🏻 5mo
Dragon Such a fun read! Love Kizzy 💚🐉 5mo
66 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Branwen
post image

#AlphabetGame #LetterL
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This is still for me, hands down, one of the best sci-fi trilogies ever! I'm always recommending it to people because of how wholesome and fun it is! 💕📚💕

#catsoflitsy #chaplin

RaeLovesToRead Nap-lin Chaplin 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 5mo
See All 7 Comments
Branwen @underground_bks IT IS?!?! 😱😍💕💕💕 THAT IS EXCELLENT NEWS! @RaeLovesToRead 😹😹😹👍🏻 5mo
underground_bks @Branwen right?! And Chambers has a stand-alone novella (To Be Taught if Fortunate) as well as a novella series Monk & Robot that you will love too (tagged!) 5mo
Branwen @underground_bks YES! I have read and am OBSESSED WITH the Monk and Robot series! I love it so much! 💕💕💕 5mo
underground_bks @Branwen me too! 🥹 can‘t wait for the next! 5mo
64 likes1 stack add7 comments
review
danni0075
post image
Bailedbailed

Hated it. First book I have failed to finish for YEARS! I get what she is trying to do - establish new characters and the setting which will lead the way to further novels. Got about 33% through and was just soooo bored. Unless you are a die-hard Science Fiction fan with too much time on their hands- I really wouldn't bother.

blurb
ChaoticMissAdventures
post image

#JulyReadingRoundUp
Tag book was my favorite of the month!
I didn't do as much reading as a normal month, but there are some solid reads in here!
4.5 🌞
Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet
White Tears/Brown Scars
My Monticello

4 🌞
Scythe
The Violin Conspiracy
Siren Queen
Cultish

3.5 🌞
The Book of Form and Emptiness
Rogues

3 🌞
The Memory Librarian

2.5 🌞
Watership Down
Long Bright River

23 likes1 stack add
blurb
ozma.of.oz
post image

Still isolating, so let‘s talk about what comforts you! 💕

1. Love this book, very cozy sci fi, slice of life with low stakes, and found family. 🚀
2. Right now, it‘s curled up in the corner of the couch, under a blanket, with the cat on my lap.
3. Apple cinnamon tea with a little bit of honey. Very good for my throat! 🫖

#SundayFunday Hope you all are doing well, and don‘t forget to tag me!

review
ChaoticMissAdventures
post image
Pickpick

2thumbs way up for this fun intergalactic adventure! I do not know why I waited so long to read this it is great!
Chambers does an excellent job introducing the characters and weaving in back stories, while keeping the pace going and woooo that last 100 pages is a ride it has been a long time since I read a book I really did not want to put down and this one was that. Her characters both physically and culturally we're creative but not too much.

ChaoticMissAdventures I hate when people compare one media to another but I do see the comparison to Serenity/Firefly with the quirky manic pixie mechanic and the stalwart caption mixed in with other strong characters on a ship flying through space. I am not mad about it! It isn't exactly the same and it was good to keep expectations reasonable. 6mo
39 likes1 comment
quote
ChaoticMissAdventures
post image

#firstlinefriday @ShyBookOwl

"As she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things."

I have been striking out on most of my July reads but this on thankfully is fantastic!!

review
Zuhkeeyah
post image
Pickpick

This is the first book of the Wayfarers series and I‘m hooked. The unbelievable creativity behind the world building and the wide variety of creatures within was mind boggling. I enjoyed all of it. My favorite part was how this group of misfits brought together by chance had become a tight family. They annoyed each other, they stood up for each other, they were there when it counted. I‘m ready for my next space adventure with the Wayfarer crew.

20 likes3 stack adds
review
suvata
post image
Pickpick

• ModernMrsDarcy.com 2022 Summer Reading Guide #MMDSummerReading #MMDBookClub

I am not a hardcore Sci-Fi fan but I did enjoy this book. I didn‘t love it, but I certainly liked it enough to give it 3 stars. I would recommend to the right person.

Fleeing her old life, Rosemary Harper joins the multi-species crew of the Wayfarer as a file clerk, and follows them on their various missions throughout the galaxy.

56 likes1 stack add
quote
suvata
post image

As she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

review
Nessavamusic
post image
Pickpick

This was an absolute delight, and I don‘t say that often about Sci-fi. A lovely cast of characters go on adventures in space. Very similar found family vibes to TJ Klune‘s books. I have added the rest of the series to my tbr! 5⭐️
#NSR22 - Space Opera
#BigJuneReadathon

60 likes2 stack adds
blurb
Nessavamusic
post image

#WondrousWednesday
1. 🚀🥰👾🤖👩🏽‍🚀🌌
2. The House in the Cerulean Sea - would love to read more stories of this adorable found family.
3. Last read: King of Scars - 4⭐️

Eggs Great post! 8mo
30 likes1 comment
blurb
Sophronisba
post image

I read this a few years ago but started reading it on a whim as a palate cleanser after Trust, and it is just an absolute delight. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying it.

blurb
LittleMouse5708
post image

Is there any better way to procrastinate than with a new book? Should I be grading some essays? Yes, but I'd rather sit in the sun and escape to space.

LiteraryinLawrence The students will benefit from you being in a good mood once you eventually start grading. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
kspenmoll Happy Litsyversary!!! Cheers to you for taking a break from grading to read outside ! (edited) 8mo
15 likes2 comments
review
ErraticElle
post image
Pickpick

This was so freaking good. Excellent character composition with so much wonderful, masterfully handled. So many great character interactions. It wasn't sappy, but dang it hit the feels. The plot was magnificent & just flowed. It tackled so many BIG social topics in a natural & noninflammatory way. Just amazing. This is one of those books that feels like it just opened a whole new realm of reading possibilities. Do yourself a favor. Read it.

shanaqui The whole series is like this, in slightly different ways in each book! You have a treat ahead. :D 8mo
18 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
annahenke
post image

#audiobook - wow this is so great so far! Loving the book and highly recommend this in audio. Amazing narrator!

Linsy That's always good to know! The narrator can really make or break an audiobook. 8mo
61 likes1 comment
blurb
Kayla.Adriena
Long Way to a Small | Becky Chambers
post image

1. Cozy Sci Fi 👽
2. I love learning about new books and all the pics of pets and shelfies and book hauls and snacks
3. Who knows-- endless possibilities.

@Eggs #WonderousWednesday

Eggs Lovely 🥰 love # 2! 9mo
15 likes1 comment
review
PuddleJumper
post image
Panpan

This was such a boring slog of a read. There was no dramatic tension, there was no tension full stop. Things were introduced then immediately resolved.

Too much nothingness

review
Bookworm54
post image
Pickpick

Managed to finish off my #Roll100 for March.

I really loved this one. The characters were so varied and interesting. Their relationships complicated and sweet. While not much happens from an action perspective, you see the characters grow on their long haul trip. I will definitely be looking at reading the others :)

#AlmostAChunksterChallenge

PuddleJumper Great job! I'm stacking that, sounds really fun 10mo
jenniferw88 I had book 2 as my other number for March's #roll100 but unfortunately didn't get round to it. 10mo
Dragon Kizzy 💚🐉 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
51 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
ozma.of.oz
post image

Happy Sunday! 🎉🎉

1. Usually I can‘t decide between sci fi and fantasy, but lately I‘ve been really getting into some great sci fi! 🚀
2. I adore this book. Gives me some very Star Trek vibes.
3. Chambers is great, but I also love what I‘ve read by Nnedi Okorafor!

#SundayFunday Have a great day and don‘t forget to tag me so I can see your responses!

review
Marialou
Pickpick

One of my favourite books of all time. I think it is perfect.

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
Bookworm54
post image

Still doing just one number for #Roll100 in March.
Number 5 is The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
This has been on my tbr for quite a long time!

PuddleJumper Awesome! 11mo
DuckOfDoom Enjoy the book, it's fantastic! Also, I love dice 😍 11mo
43 likes2 comments
review
rsteve388
post image
Pickpick

This was a beautiful, heart warming story that really pushed and expanded the beautiful ideas of Love and Family. Can't wait to read the whole series. This book brought up so many questions for me about my understanding of love and relationships and beauty, this story really is heartwarming.

40 likes1 stack add
blurb
rsteve388
post image

*Looks Around Litsy... What does this make us?*

Kristin_Reads 😀💕 12mo
AmyG Thst makes us all SUPER-ACHIEVERS! 🙌🏻 (edited) 12mo
wanderinglynn That makes us amazingly awesome super achievers! 🎉🙌🏻 12mo
See All 7 Comments
Soubhiville Way above-and-beyond-super-readers? 12mo
Karisa I think this makes me a book addict. . . 😅 12mo
marleed My name is Marlee and I read books ;) 12mo
rsteve388 Yup all.of these answers are correct!! 12mo
52 likes7 comments
blurb
TheSpineView
post image
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🙌🏻 12mo
73 likes1 comment
blurb
JuliaTheBookNerd
post image

Loved this book and the rest of the companion series 🚀

#BeginsWith 🥳📚 #Long 🪐

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

TheSpineView I choose the same book! So good! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🙌🏻📚 12mo
72 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
AFrostCauseReads
post image
Pickpick

This was such a delight to read! Space shenanigans reminiscent of Firefly, and characters that are easy to love. The discussions about different cultures, politics, and space science were all well written, entertaining, and mature without being preachy/predictable.

This book is much more focused on characters than anything else. Cause after 400+ pages, not much happened, but I adored every moment spent on the Wayfarer with the heart warming crew!

Ruthiella Welcome to the Becky Chambers cult...eh, I mean club! ❤️ 🚀😃 13mo
AFrostCauseReads @Ruthiella lol, I‘ll definitely be reading more from her! 13mo
35 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
erinreads
post image

Got all my #NewYearWhoDis books lined up so I can finally start digging in. I‘m currently reading the tagged book which wasn‘t on @Karisa‘s list, but I‘m really enjoying it so have no doubt I will make it to the 4th in the series, which is the one on her list, sometime soon this year! Migrations will be the first off the list I‘ll start next.

TheKidUpstairs I love the Wayfarer series, and Murderbot! Enjoy! 13mo
Karisa I love all those books! Space Boy is such a fun series and the retro futuristic art is to die for! 😍 13mo
shanaqui Ahh Becky Chambers' books are always so warm. I haven't read the 4th Wayfarer book yet, but I really want to get to it soon! 13mo
52 likes3 comments
blurb
TheSpineView
post image

#12Booksof2021 @Andrew65 Favorite book of March 2022.

The characters were well developed, the plot was good but the prose is fantastic.

Andrew65 Sounds brilliant. 13mo
Emilymdxn LOVE this series 13mo
TheSpineView @Andrew65 👍📖📚 13mo
51 likes2 stack adds4 comments
review
indiaro
post image
Pickpick

Had an amazing day out with @Emilymdxn 🥰

I had a chance to finish The Long Way on the train back home. I found the first 200 pages a bit slow going but finished the second half much more quickly. Pretty good book but I‘m not sure if I will finish the series.

Emily also gave me The Love Hypothesis ❤️ and I‘m debating whether to read that or Red, White & Royal Blue next.

blurb
indiaro
post image

I recently handed in a complete draft of my doctorate (minus introduction & conclusion, which I‘m writing last) so I‘ve been on my winter break since then. I‘m using this time to read more fiction including this which was a birthday gift from @Emilymdxn !

Oryx Great accomplishment! Well done 😄 13mo
ozma.of.oz Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Moll This cover is so lush and this photo is so COSY😍 13mo
Moll P.s Go you RE the draft!!! 13mo
16 likes4 comments
blurb
claudiuo
post image

Happy to report that I finished a few great books in the last couple weeks and got a #BookSpinBingo:
- Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan;
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers;
- The Starlings & Other Stories - an anthology by the so-called Murder Squad and their Accomplices, edited By Ann Cleeves.

All authors I will read more from and all great book picks!

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!! 13mo
12 likes1 comment