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The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

This is the third book in the Lord John Grey spinoff of the Outlander series. I was in the mood for some historical fiction.

Published: 2012

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 560 pages

Setting: Ireland and England, 1760

Summary: Short version: Lord Grey brings court martial charges against Lord Siverly and uncovers a Jacobite plot Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I heard about the book on a Pop Culture Happy Hour book talk and added it to my TBR because of the Western African flavor of fantasy. It was also available as an audiobook, which I was looking for.

Published: 2018

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 544 pages

Setting: various locations in the pre-industrial world of Orisha

Summary: Short version: Zelie goes on a quest to return magic to Orisha Continue reading

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The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

This is the sequel to Gods and Generals and finishes up the Civil War started in Killer Angels.

Published: 1998

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 560 pages

Setting: along the mid-Atlantic states, 1863-1865

Summary: Short version: The state of the Civil War following the Battle at Gettysburg Continue reading

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Fall, or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

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.

Published: 2019

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

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Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

I’m not sure how this book came to my attention, but it picked it up now because it was available as an audiobook and was a good length for our trip to Philadelphia.

Published: 2015

Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic

Length: 587 pages

Setting: Germany, Pennsylvania, and California, late 1930s

Summary: Short version: A harmonica helps three kids overcome discrimination and find happiness Continue reading

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The Magus by John Fowles

This was one of Modern Library‚Äôs top 100 novels of the century. It’s also on the BBC’s The Big Read list.

Published: 1965

Genre: fiction

Length: 606 pages

Setting: a small Greek island, 1960s

Summary: Short version: An Englishman gets involved in a fantastical masque in Greece Continue reading

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The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

It’s the second book in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past series that I want to finish.

Published: 2008 in China, 2015 in English

Genre: science fiction

Length: 513 pages

Setting: Years 3-208 of the Crisis Era (after discovering the Trisolaran fleet is on its way), mostly in China

Summary: Short version: Earth comes to terms with the approach of the Trisolaran fleet Continue reading

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