I’d finished the latest morning read aloud to the kids (Ozma of Oz), so it was time for a short story filler between books. Stone Fox is a classic that’s been on my “read to the kids” list for a while. I decided now was the time to read it.
Genre: historical fiction novelette
Length: 84 pages (but the text was big and there were numerous illustrations, so there’s no way it was actually novella length)
Setting: early 1900s Wyoming, fall to winter
Summary: Little Willy tries to save the family farm by winning a dog sled race Continue reading
I had heard so much buzz about the book and movie, I decided to read it when I found it as an ebook from my library.
Length: 403 pages
Setting: mostly Singapore, but also various exotic locations around Singapore, early 2010s
Summary: Short version: Rachel meets Nick’s Singaporean superrich family Continue reading
I had heard good things about this book when it out. It even made the New York Times best-seller list. Therefore, it caught my eye when I walked by it in the library.
Length: 306 pages
Setting: New York City and Nantucket, Massachusetts
Summary: Short version: Nanny’s trying to be a student and nanny to a high-powered family Continue reading
My mother read this and gave it to me to read when she finished.
Length: 379 pages
Setting: New York City and parts of China, 1940s
Summary: Short version: The life of a Chinese family in 1940s NYC and their ancestral home in China Continue reading
A friend recommended the series to me. I was intrigued by the female archeologist. I was looking for something different to read from my TBR and this fit the bill at the moment.
Length: 303 pages
Setting: the British seaside, present day
Summary: Short version: Ruth solves a long-standing kidnapping case while doing archeology Continue reading
I heard this book discussed on What Should I Read Next and then saw it available on Hoopla and picked it up as an audiobook. I was interested in the story of mobile libraries.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 308 pages
Setting: 1936 Kentucky hill country near Troublesome Creek
Summary: Short version: Cussy’s life as a blue-skinned pack horse librarian Continue reading
I saw an article recently that L’Engle has a new short story collection coming out, which prompted me to check the library catalogues for any of her books I’d never read. This fit the bill. I was shocked to see it’s in the same series as my favorite book of hers, A Ring of Endless Light, and I hadn’t read it.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 296 pages
Setting: New England and traveling to the Antarctic, 1990s, following the events of A Ring of Endless Light
Summary: Short version: Vicky finds a trip to the Antarctic more dangerous than expected Continue reading
This is the first book in the Alexandria Quartet, a four novel series that is one of the top 100 books of the century.
Length: 195 pages
Setting: Alexandria, Egypt, around WWII
Summary: Short version: Reminiscences about the narrator’s life in Alexandria Continue reading
I had Miss Adventure read this as a piece of literature after she saw the movie. I read it alongside her so we could discuss the book.
Published: Part I in 1868, Part II in 1869, together in 1880
Genre: YA fiction/ semiautobiographical
Length: 449 pages
Setting: New England, during the American Civil War (1861-5) for Part I and a few years later for Part II
Summary: Short version: We follow the lives of the March sisters as they transition to adulthood Continue reading