This was our latest American History Club book. I was looking for a book about the space race between the U.S. and Russia, and it was harder to find than I thought. Even though this was a bit longer than I typically choose for American History Club, the topic seemed to fit the bill.
Genre: historical thriller
Length: 356 pages
Setting: 1958, Washington and Cape Canaveral, and 1945, Cambridge Continue reading
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.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 940 pages
Font: Warnock Pro
Setting: USA, Germany, England, and the USSR, 1933-1949 Continue reading
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.
Genre: historical fiction with time travel
Length: 627 pages
Setting: it starts in 1945, Scotland, but is mostly set in 1743, Scotland Continue reading
This is the sixth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 387 pages
Setting: soon after the events of Bloody Bones, mostly in St. Louis Continue reading
Back when I didn’t have many podcasts I listened to, I found a source of audiobooks put out in podcast format. Podiobooks is still going strong and looks to be published new titles. I was looking for science fiction stories and found this one. You can listen to it for free from Podiobooks, and maybe throw a few bucks at the author if you enjoy it. It is not available as a print book.
Genre: science fiction
Setting: out in space, far future Continue reading
I’m pulling books off my reading lists that fill letters I’m missing on my alphabet challenge. This book fit the bill. I originally put it on my reading list after reading a post about strong female characters in books at The Hub.
Subtitle: A Modern Faerie Tale (there’s a whole series of modern faerie tales by Holly Black)
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 313 pages (although the book dimensions were small, so it read faster than usual)
Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading
I had no intention of reading this book right now, even though I loved Eleanor and Park. I’m trying to focus on finishing up my reading challenges, and Fangirl doesn’t help any of them. However, Mr. Curiosity got the book out of the library and read it in two days. When he finished, he gave it to me and told me I should read it because it was really good. I figure if I am going to recommend books to him that I hope he reads, I should read a book that he recommends to me. Plus, I had finished all my library books and had nothing on the docket, so it’s not like it was keeping me from something else I wanted to be reading.
Genre: YA college fiction
Length: 438 pages
Setting: Nebraska, present day Continue reading