Just finished "The Martian" a fun read about an astronaut that get left behind on Mars & has to try and survive on his own until a possible rescue. The book gets very technical about things like trying to grow crops, making water, scrubbing CO2, power consumption, etc. All the tech talk makes it feel very real, very suspenseful. The timeframe is the near future so all the engineering & tech is current.
The main character is and engineer & a botanist and those skills come in handy as he tears apart equipment, creates new tools, seals & re-seals habitats, rovers & tents. You really root for him throughout the ordeal.
I just finished this, Dave. It was a good read. A bit too much tech stuff, but a nice story overall. MacGyver in deep space!
Also just finished the Dragon Tattoo series recently. The first book was the best in this trio. After that point, there are too many characters, too many nonsense sidelines, and not enough editing.