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The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

Back when this book came out, one of my podcasts interviewed the author and talked up this book. It sounded interested so I picked it up when I found it on the shelf at the library.

Published: 2006

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 406 pages

Setting: London, England, present day Continue reading


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No Graves As Yet by Anne Perry

I’ve been working my way through Ken Follett’s 900+ page tome Winter of the World, which is enjoyable, but still takes a long time to actually finish. So, I’ve got a couple of old book reviews for you this week.

I picked up this Anne Perry book because of the library’s summer reading program. They did a bingo card with different genres in each square, and I needed a mystery. Anne Perry has quite a few books published, so I decided to try one of her books for my mystery square.

Published: 2003

Genre: mystery

Length: 384 pages

Setting: 1914, England Continue reading

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H is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald

I was in the mood for some nonfiction, but didn’t have my TBR list with me at the library. So, I was reduced to browsing the library’s shelves (which can be especially difficult for nonfiction). Luckily, I saw this book and remembered hearing good things about it.

Published: 2014

Genre: nonfiction memoir

Length: 283 pages of text, 300 pages total

Setting: the English countryside, present day Continue reading

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Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

This book has been on my reading list for over two years now, so it’s very satisfying to be able to finally cross it off the list. I put it on my TBR list after reading a “Best sci-fi and fantasy books of all time” post from The Telegraph. Books on lists like that tend to be of higher than average quality, so any I hadn’t read I put on my TBR list. As a bonus, it’s also on the BBC’s The Big Read list. I chose to read it now because it gave me a W author that I’m still lacking.

Published: 1951

Genre: post-apocalyptic science fiction

Length: 216 pages

Setting: London and its environs, late 1940s Continue reading

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Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Published: 1874

Genre: fiction

Length: 431 pages of text, 468 pages with footnotes

Setting: Wessex, England, 1870s

Font: Janson

Interest: It was one of the BBC’s Big Reads Continue reading

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Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke

Published: 2012

Genre: middle grade ghost story

Length: 352 pages

Setting: England, present day

Interest: I was looking for a six-hour audiobook for a trip to Toronto. This was available and I thought it had potential since I recognized the author. Continue reading

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A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Published: 1950

Genre: fiction

Length: 353 pages

Setting: mostly England and Australia during the late 1940s, but also Malaysia during WWII

Interest: It was one of the BBC’s Big Read books and was available on my Kindle to read while we were on vacation. Continue reading

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