I was in the mood to read another Pulitzer Prize winner. I picked this one because it got me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.
Length: 430 pages
Setting: various locations (some fictional) in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. and a Caribbean island, early to mid 1900s
Summary: Short version: Dr. Arrowsmith tries to find a medical career he enjoys Continue reading
I have the kids reading Don Quixote as their first piece of literature for the school year. I found this graphic novelization version of the book for Miss Adventure.
Illustrator: Roberto Weil
Published: originally in 1605, this version in 2018
Genre: graphic novel of literature
Length: 124 pages
Setting: mostly in the early 1600s Spain
Summary: Short version: Don Quixote has many adventures pretending to be a knight Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity is studying medieval history this year. As part of his work, he’s reading several medieval pieces of literature. This was one of his choices for the year. I read the books alongside him.
Translated by: Robert M. Adams
Published: originally in 1516, this edition in 1975
Genre: classic philosophy
Length: 85 pages
Setting: Utopia, a medieval society
Summary: Short version: More’s description of a society set up to benefit all Continue reading
This was a Pulitzer Prize winner I chose to fill in a hole in my published year reading list. Too bad I forgot the Pulitzer is given out for a book published in the previous year.
Length: 164 pages
Setting: a generic farm during the Depression
Summary: Short version: Life on a farm during the Depression and Dust Bowl Continue reading
This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 and was available as an ebook while I was waiting for some holds to come in.
Length: 291 pages
Setting: London, England, 1980s
Summary: Short version: Two professors have affairs when traveling Continue reading
This was one of Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century. It’s also on the BBC’s The Big Read list.
Length: 606 pages
Setting: a small Greek island, 1960s
Summary: Short version: An Englishman gets involved in a fantastical masque in Greece Continue reading
I saw this book on a Modern Mrs. Darcy post and immediately put it on my TBR list. It’s a book about books, what’s not to love? I was in the mood for some nonfiction and decided to pick it up in the new year.
Subtitle: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life
Genre: nonfiction literature
Length: 243 pages
Summary: Short version: check out the subtitle Continue reading