Are you excited?! This is my new favorite book. It’s geeky, sarcastic, and incredibly smart. It’s funny because I was forced to read it for bookclub. I usually don’t like sci fi. And I ended up liking it the most. I think the author should have played Mark Watney <3. Or Brody from Homeland. And #Ireaditbeforetheysaiditwasamovie. The Martian also received a 2014 Alex Award for adult books that appeal to teens. Great job, Andy Weir.

20th Century Fox: THE MARTIAN | Teaser Trailer: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.