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A Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

This is the second Outlander book. I’m rereading the series this year, and I wanted to be sure to read the book before I got around to watching the second season of the TV series.

Published: 1992

Genre: time travel/historical fiction

Length: 743 pages

Setting: France and Scotland, 1740s, Inverness, 1968 Continue reading

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Dark Horse by Tami Hoag

This is a review from a previous year. I picked up the book because I was looking for a suspense book for the library’s summer reading program. Miss Adventure picked this author off the shelf. The liner notes mentioned what a masterful suspense writer Hoag was and I recognized her name, so I figured why not.

Published: 2002

Genre: thriller

Length: 557 pages

Setting: Florida, present day Continue reading

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This is a book Cath from Fangirl refers to as her favorite series. It may be the book Cath is writing, or it may be canon from the series, but ultimately, it’s Rowell’s take on the characters Cath obsesses over in Fangirl.

Published: 2015

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 522 pages

Setting: mostly in and around the Watford school for Magicians in England, present day Continue reading

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Winter of the World by Ken Follett

This is the second book in the Century Trilogy and I’m going to try to finish the series this year, instead of letting it hang around for a few years.

Published: 2013

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 940 pages

Font: Warnock Pro

Setting: USA, Germany, England, and the USSR, 1933-1949 Continue reading

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I had heard excellent things about a TV adaptation of the book, and decided I should check it out. I really enjoyed the first season, and was reminded the books were good. It’s been at least a decade since I started the series (before I started writing book reviews on what I read), so I decided it would be my reread for the year.

Published: 1991

Genre: historical fiction with time travel

Length: 627 pages

Setting: it starts in 1945, Scotland, but is mostly set in 1743, Scotland Continue reading

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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

I was made aware of this book when we did WWI for American History Club. There is an amazing amount of good literature about WWII, but not near so many stories about WWI. When I was looking for kids books, I got some suggestions for adult books. This was one of them. I picked it now because I’m trying to round out my Alphabet Reading Challenge for the year. I’m at the phase where I’m picking books off my list that fill holes in the alphabet.

Published: 2010

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 985 pages (oh so close to getting that 1000+ tag)

Setting: England, France, Germany, Russia, and the U.S., 1911-1924

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The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

Published: 1986

Genre: southern fiction

Length: 665 pages

Setting: Colleton, SC and NYC, 1960s to 1980s

Interest: It was one of the BBC’s The Big Read books. Continue reading

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