Tag Archives: 2018 books

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

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.

Published: 2015

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

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Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian

This is the fifth book in the Aubrey and Maturin series. I picked it up mainly to get the O author.

Published: 1978

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

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The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

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.

Published: 1999

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

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Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar

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

Published: 2014

Genre: nonfiction

Length: 309 pages

Setting: Atacama Desert of Chile, 2010

Summary: Short version: the subtitle tells it all Continue reading

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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

This is the seventh Discworld book and another one I read on vacation.

Published: 1989

Genre: fantasy

Length: 341 pages

Setting: the country of Djel within Discworld

Summary: Short version: While the Pharaoh may think he rules, it’s really the High Priest who does Continue reading

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NPCs by Drew Hayes

My husband picked this one as an audiobook for a family trip based on its description on Hoopla.

Published: 2014

Genre: portal fantasy/sword and sorcery

Length: 234 pages

Setting: a medieval world and glimpses of our own

Summary: Short version: Following some NPCs in a D&D world Continue reading

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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

This is the sixth book in the Discworld series. I was on vacation and it’s an easy choice. There’s so many books in the series and they’re all on my Kindle.

Published: 1988

Genre: fantasy

Length: 265 pages

Setting: Ramtop Mountains within Discworld, whenever

Summary: Short version: The witches in Ramtop get involved in politics Continue reading

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