Back when Modern Mrs. Darcy was thinking about recommending books to her readers based on what they liked, she did a test run on her website. I got my books in early and she made some recommendations to me. This was the last book in the list of recommendations that I had yet to read.
Genre: fiction/historical fiction
Length: 369 pages
Setting: France, 1917 and London, 2002 Continue reading
This is the second book in the Immortals series, that started with Wild Magic. Miss Adventure downloaded the audiobook and played it for me on the way to gymnastics practices. I ended up finishing it on my own.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 182 pages
Setting: the province of Dunlath within Tortall, soon after the events of Wild Magic Continue reading
I saw this reviewed somewhere and thought Mr. Curiosity might enjoy it. Luckily, our library had it so I requested it.
Illustrator: Lissa Treiman
Genre: YA fiction graphic novel
Length: 128 pages
Setting: a British University, present day Continue reading
This is a review from a previous year. I picked up the book because I was looking for a suspense book for the library’s summer reading program. Miss Adventure picked this author off the shelf. The liner notes mentioned what a masterful suspense writer Hoag was and I recognized her name, so I figured why not.
Length: 557 pages
Setting: Florida, present day Continue reading
I saw (and loved) the movie and wanted to read the book it was based on. When there was a Kindle sale of the book, I bought it. I read it now to see if it would work for our next American History Club meeting about the space race.
Subtitle: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Genre: nonfiction science biography
Length: 267 pages of text, 368 pages total
Setting: In and around Langley, Virginia, 1940s-1960s Continue reading
Sorry I didn’t get a weekend post up. Miss Adventure and I went to a contra dance Saturday night and then we had a soccer tournament for Mr. Curiosity most of Sunday. Today, I have the last story in the Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft anthology (still free for the Kindle!) by Ann Leckie. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this story since I loved her Imperial Radch trilogy.
Genre: science fiction
Setting: an exoplanet, far future 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