Tag Archives: 500+ pages

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

1 Comment

Filed under Book review

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

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

Font: Warnock Pro Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Book review

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Published: 2003

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 702 pages

Setting: from the world’s equivalent of Europe to the Middle East to Africa, 10 years after Kushiel’s Chosen

Interest: It’s the third Terra D’Ange book Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Length: 881 pages

Setting: between the Earth and the Moon, near future and 5,000 years later

Interest: It’s Stephenson’s newest book. I’ve loved several of his other books (like Reamde and Snow Crash) so I knew I’d eventually get around to this one. I had it on my Kindle so it made a good book to read while on vacation. Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Book review

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Published: 1989

Genre: fiction

Length: 543 pages

Setting: a small town in New Hampshire, 1950s-1960s

Interest: It’s one of the BBC’s Big Read books that my library had with an I author. Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Book review