I have recently listened my way through Nathan Lowell's Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper... and I want to read similar books. Aka:
Journey of discovery, day-in-the-life sort of stuff... in something NORMAL. No world-shattering heroics, no huge quests, and especially no overabundance of combat. Making the ordinary extraordinary, if that makes sense to you guys
In a somewhat related request, I'm also interested in settler/survival stories. My initial thought is "Robinson Crusoe in space" but not quite that. Example, example... The first chronological Pern book, Tunnel in the Sky, Lord of the Flies, Earth Abides (sort of). Basically a small group of people doing their best to make a new life when they're stranded somewhere. Preferably with a sci-fi cast and light on the "grittiness".
Thank you in advance!