My husband picked this book as an audiobook for the family trip to Quebec because it sounded similar to the Hunger Games series. I was happy with the choice because I read and enjoyed lots of Mercedes Lackey as a teen.
Genre: YA fantasy/post-apocalyptic
Length: 374 pages
Setting: Mostly around Apex, a near future Washington D.C.
Summary: Short version: Hunting fairy monsters with politics Continue reading
This is the fifth book in the Aubrey and Maturin series. I picked it up mainly to get the O author.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 325 pages
Setting: the Napoleonic Wars, mostly on the HMS Leopard in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans
Summary: Short version: Jack is off to Australia, with adventures along the way Continue reading
My mother recommended this book as a potential book club book, but there weren’t enough in the library system for that to work. There was an ebook, though, that I could read on vacation.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 233 pages
Setting: Delft, 1664-1676
Summary: Short version: It’s the women who suffer because of a genius in their lives Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: September 2016 in Galaxy’s Edge: Issue 22
Genre: urban fantasy short story
Setting: a diner between Albuquerque and Durango, present day
Summary: Short version: All is not what it seems at breakfast in the diner Continue reading
This was a random book I picked up at the library’s used book sale solely because I recognized the author’s name.
Length: 291 pages
Summary: Short version: A plot to kidnap the Pope and collect ransom fails Continue reading
I saw this at the local library and just had to scoop it up. It’s an A Wrinkle in Time story that I’ve never read, mostly because I didn’t know it existed. Once I learned about it, I had to read it.
Illustrator: Hope Larson
Published: the story was originally published in 1970; this illustrated edition was published in 2018
Genre: middle grade science fiction
Length: 107 pages
Setting: mostly the Third Planet of the Teachers, after A Wrinkle in Time
Summary: Short version: Meg’s entrance exam into Intergalactic P.S. 3 Continue reading
I listened to an Ideas podcast with the author of this book and found the story so fascinating, I wanted to read the book. I finally got around to reading it.
Subtitle: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Length: 309 pages
Setting: Atacama Desert of Chile, 2010
Summary: Short version: the subtitle tells it all Continue reading