The Discworld books are pretty short, so I finished Equal Rites and still had a week of vacation left. On to the next Discworld book. Mort is the fourth book in the series, and the first book in the Death subseries. It’s also one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.
Length: 243 pages
Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading
I read this book on vacation. While on vacation, I typically just bring my Kindle to read from. I managed to get an electronic version of all the Discworld novels before we left on vacation. They are perfect vacation reading – amusing, not too long, well written, and I don’t have to worry about “will this be any good”? This is the third book written in the Discworld series and the first of the Witches subseries.
Length: 228 pages
Setting: Discworld, mostly the Ramtop Mountains and the city of Ankh-Morpork Continue reading
I’ve heard good things about this book in various places, but I put it on my TBR list after listening to episode 17 of the What Should I Read Next podcast. I decided it had been a while since I’d read a post-apocalyptic book and it was time to check it off my reading list.
Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction
Length: 333 pages
Setting: various places in North America, near future Continue reading
This is the fourth and final of L’Engle’s Crosswick Journals. I skipped the third one (The Irrational Season) because it focuses on L’Engle’s relationship to Christianity, and I’m just not interested in that topic, even if it is L’Engle writing.
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 232 pages
Setting: Crosswicks in 1987, NYC in the 1960s Continue reading
This is the first book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. The series often comes up as high quality writing for kids and I’ve never read it. I decided to rectify that fact and read it to the kids.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 162 pages
Setting: it felt like a European city in the mid-1900s Continue reading
This is the third book in the Outlander series I’m rereading this year, following A Dragonfly in Amber.
Genre: time travel/historical fiction
Length: 921 pages (so close to the coveted 1000+ pages tag!)
Setting: Inverness, 1968, and Scotland to France to the West Indies, 1746 Continue reading
This is the sequel to Little Brother that I’m finally getting around to reading.
Genre: speculative fiction
Length: 381 pages of story, 396 pages total
Setting: San Francisco, very near future Continue reading