This is the third book in the Saints of Steel series that I found on Hoopla.
Length: 300 pages or 9 hours 7 minutes
Narrator: Joel Richards
Setting: in and around Anuket City, a bit after the events of Paladin’s Strength
Summary: Short version: Galen and Piper fall in love over the mystery of some dead bodies Continue reading
This was the first book to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature.
Length: 299 pages
Setting: New York City, 1910s
Summary: Short version: Roger watches his family grow and change Continue reading
This is another short story nominated for a Hugo Award this year.
Published: 2021 in Uncanny Magazine (where you can read it for free online)
Genre: science fiction short story
Setting: generic future
Summary: Paulie proves a mathematical conjecture using technology to talk to his dead father, but it doesn’t fix his relationship. Continue reading
This was a BBC Big Read book I could find on Hoopla to listen to.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 520 pages or 17 hours 48 minutes
Narrator: Simon Vance
Setting: England and the Atlantic Ocean, 1941-5
Summary: Short version: Life aboard a convoy ship escort during WWII Continue reading
This was a Time Top Fantasy novel I saw at the used book store and decided to pick up.
Length: 370 pages
Setting: Mostly Elsira, an industrialized country
Summary: Short version: Jack and Jasminda must awaken the Queen Who Sleeps to stop the True Father Continue reading
This is the second book in the Magicians series. I’m trying to finish a few series before I start new ones, but it’s so hard to remember to go back to a series.
Genre: portal fantasy
Length: 400 pages
Setting: Fillory and various locations around Earth, two years after The Magicians
Summary: Short version: Quentin and Eliot are on a quest to save magic and Julia has changed Continue reading
I was in the mood for some nonfiction in a science or science-adjacent topic and found Kurlansky.
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 449 pages of text, 484 pages total
Summary: Short version: A history of salt use and production around the world Continue reading
Since I’ve caught up on my current book reviews, I have time to post some of my old reviews. When I read this, it was just being made into a movie. I wanted to refresh my memory of the source material before I watched the movie.
Genre: superhero graphic novel
Length: 1200 pages
Setting: alternate history US, 1985
Summary: Short version: Ozymandius prevents WWIII by staging an alien invasion Continue reading