This was our book club choice for October. Many of us had read it already (it’s really hard to find a book that 1/3 of us haven’t read. That’s what you get for having a group of dedicated readers in a book club), but we had never done it as a book club book. The library had enough copies so we decided to read it again.
Length: 274 pages
Setting: London and Guernsey, just after WWII Continue reading
This book got a lot of buzz when it was translated into English, including winning the Hugo. I was interested because it was Chinese science fiction, and felt like some science fiction next.
Published: 2006 in Chinese, 2014 in English
Genre: science fiction
Length: 399 pages
Setting: China in the late 1960s and present day Continue reading
It’s a book written by a favorite author on a topic I enjoy. Of course I was going to read it! And maybe pass it on to the kids as well.
Length: 283 pages of story, 297 pages with glossary
Setting: Mostly Midgard, before the start of history Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity picked this book up from the library. I was intrigued by the jacket copy and asked if it was worth reading. He said it was, so I did.
Genre: YA science fiction
Length: 435 pages
Setting: mostly MidMerica, nearish future Continue reading
I’ve heard good things about this book in various places, but I put it on my TBR list after listening to episode 17 of the What Should I Read Next podcast. I decided it had been a while since I’d read a post-apocalyptic book and it was time to check it off my reading list.
Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction
Length: 333 pages
Setting: various places in North America, near future Continue reading
I’ve seen this book listed several places as an excellent book for kids. I originally got it for Miss Adventure because it mentioned a Hogwarts feel to the story (and she’s read the entire Harry Potter series multiple times). I decided I wanted to read it as well because of the semi-sentient castle that would remake itself on a regular basis. That sounded like something fun to read about.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 225 pages
Setting: Castle Glower in the country of Sleyne, with medieval technology Continue reading
I’ve seen this book in several “best of” lists as a good read aloud or a good book for kids. I decided it would be a good change of pace for our last morning read aloud for the 2016/2017 school year.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 316 pages
Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading