This book was fabulous!!! Just like everyone around the blogosphere said! Ya’ll are amazing! ❤

I was really hesitant to pick up this book. A lot of hype around it and I’d actually watched the movie plenty of times. Not really my type of book either. But I needed a book for my final reading challenge prompt. Super happy I picked this one!

Mark Watney is one hilarious dude. Absolutely love him. He’s basically stranded on Mars all by his lonesome for about a year. But his humor and ingenuity get him through the ordeal. Talk about knowing how to handle a dreadful situation. Teach me your ways, Watney!

I cracked up so many times while reading this book. Not something that happens very often. (I’m way too serious). But again, Mark Watney. A remarkable character. And all the science jargon! Whoa! All of my college science classes finally paid off haha. 

So, if you’re like me and have put off reading this book for whatever reason… stop it. Read this now! It’s truly a wonderful book! Also, this was a self-published book at some point. I think that’s pretty dope. 

2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.

Prompt: a book set on a different planet

Challenge Update: 50/50

Whoo!!!! I’m done!! Thank goodness!! Some kind of reading challenge roundup will appear around here at some point… stay tuned! 😉


7 thoughts on “The Martian by Andy Weir

    1. It’s an incredible book. My advice would be to skim over all the science jargon lol. Some of it I kind of understood. But most of it went right over my head. I didn’t find it tedious or boring though. Mark Watney is a really great character. So for him, I say you give it a go. Hope you enjoy it!


  1. The Martian is such a great read! fast paced, great characters, snarky dialog! and the 2nd half of the book, it is so tense, you have to read the whole thing in one sitting. I’ve read it like 3 times, enjoy it more each time.

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    1. Yes! Considering he’s not in communication with anyone for a big chunk of the book, the dialogue is incredible. I laughed so many times. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would lol


  2. *whew* *tries not to feel attacked by that last para* I’m still pretty intimidated by all that science jargon… is there a lot of it? I know no science. Literally. Not even photosynthesis. On the other hand, if it’s funny, well… I gotta.


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