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An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

It’s the seventh book in the Outlander series that I’m trying to finish this year. There’s only one left so I think I can do it. They’re all starting to blur together so I’m going to wait a bit so I’ll appreciate that book more.

Published: 2009

Genre: historical fiction with time travel

Length: 1149 pages

Setting: 1778 America and Lallybroch, 1988 Lallybroch

Summary: Short version: The fighting starts to heat up and the Frasers are involved Continue reading

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Freehold by Michael Williamson

This was a random book off my Kindle, picked to be sci-fi instead of fantasy.

Published: 2004

Genre: military sci-fi

Length: 688 pages

Setting: Earth and the planet Freehold, future

Summary: Short version: A modern-day Heinlein story full of guns and sex Continue reading

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A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

This is the sixth book in the Outlander series. I’m trying to finish the series this year. That’s a lot of pages, though, so we’ll see. At least I get to start reading new ones with the next book in the series.

Published: 2005

Genre: historical fiction with a fantastical element

Length: 980 pages

Setting: mostly 1772-1776, Carolinas

Summary: Short version: Life in the Carolinas as war is beginning, with time travel Continue reading

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

I know Monday is usually a review of short fiction, but I’m in the middle of five different books right now (a read aloud with the kids, the audiobook we started and didn’t finish on our trip to the outskirts of Philly this weekend for a gymnastics meet, a book Mr. Curiosity and I are reading together for school, and two books for my pleasure because I couldn’t help starting the second one) and I just can’t manage to add another to the mix without my brain exploding. So, another book review it is.

For our last read aloud, Mr. Curiosity requested a science fiction book. I actually had a hard time coming up with something that was the right length (I like novella length so the book doesn’t take forever to finish) and something I wanted to read to the kids. After looking through a bunch of recommendations, I settled on this classic. It’s something I read in high school, but remember very little of (beyond things like “Ending is better than Mending”).

Published: 1932

Genre: science fiction

Length: 152 pages

Setting: near future London

Summary: Short version: In the future, we consume, not think. Continue reading

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A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the sixth book in the Merry Gentry series that I read as soon as I could get my hands on it.

Published: 2007

Genre: urban fantasy/romance

Length: 274 pages

Setting: southern California, and the Sidhe Courts Continue reading

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The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

This is the fifth book in the Outlander series, and the last of my rereads before moving into books in the series I haven’t read. I’m hoping to finish the series this year.

Published: 2001

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 1443 pages (let’s start the year with something big, shall we?)

Setting: various locations within North Carolina, 1770-1772 Continue reading

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Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

This is the third book in the Century Trilogy, following Winter of the World

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 1098 pages (should be the longest book I read this year!)

Font: Warnock Pro, Bodoni Svntytwo ITC, Gill Sans Infant

Setting: U.S., Russia, Germany (East and West), Cuba and Poland, 1961-1989 Continue reading

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