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.
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
This was a random book off my Kindle, picked to be sci-fi instead of fantasy.
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
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.
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
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”).
Genre: science fiction
Length: 152 pages
Setting: near future London
Summary: Short version: In the future, we consume, not think. Continue reading
This is the sixth book in the Merry Gentry series that I read as soon as I could get my hands on it.
Genre: urban fantasy/romance
Length: 274 pages
Setting: southern California, and the Sidhe Courts Continue reading
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.
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
This is the third book in the Century Trilogy, following Winter of the World
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