This is the third book in the Conqueror series (following Lords of the Bow) I’m slowly making my way through to get an I author every year.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 397 pages of story, 405 pages with historical note
Setting: the Mongolian Empire, ~1220-1227
Summary: Short version: Genghis battles with the Arabs Continue reading
I was looking for a book that would fill in a letter on my Reading the Alphabet challenge. I chose this one because it was set in Scandinavia, a part of the world I haven’t read about this year yet.
Published: originally in 1994, in translation in 1998
Length: 299 pages
Setting: on the border between Sweden and Norway, 1871-1990s
Summary: Short version: Descriptions of the lives of three women in successive generations Continue reading
This is the second book in the Tensorate series. I had some digital Amazon credits expiring and used them to buy the next book in the series.
Length: 213 pages
Setting: the Gusai desert around Bataanar, after the events of The Black Tides of Heaven
Summary: Short version: A naga hunt leads to many changes for Mokoya Continue reading
I went to a neuroscience talk and the speaker recommended this book. Since I have two teenagers in my house, I figured it would be appropriate to read.
Subtitle: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Genre: nonfiction science
Length: 296 pages of text. 358 pages with glossary, bibliography, and index
Summary: Short version: A discussion of how teenage brains differ from adult brains Continue reading
This is Stephenson’s newest book. I loved Seveneves and wanted to read this one as soon as possible, in case it was just as good.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 883 pages
Setting: mostly around Seattle, present day to near future, and a simulated world
Summary: Short version: Society changes when we can simulate your brain after death Continue reading