I chose this as the kids’ first piece of literature for the year since it is billed as the first Western novel. Mr. Curiosity read an abridged version of the first part, but I decided I wanted to read the original. It took me a while since I typically read two chapters a day.
Translator: John Ormsby
Published: 1605 for part I, 1615 for part II, 1885 for this translation
Genre: classic fiction
Length: 1189 pages
Setting: Spain, 1600s
Summary: Short version: Don’t Quixote’s adventures as a knight wandering 17th century Spain Continue reading
I was looking for a short audiobook for a trip to a gymnastics meet. This came to my attention because we saw the musical version recently. I was curious to read the source material.
Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of fantasy
Length: 154 pages
Setting: New York City, late 1960s
Summary: Short version: Annabel switches bodies with her mother for a day Continue reading
I wanted to read this book after watching the Will Smith movie. My husband had listened to the book and recommended the audio book to me.
Genre: post-apocalyptic science fiction
Length: 324 pages
Setting: Los Angeles, near future
Summary: Short version: The only human survivor of a vampire plague tries to survive Continue reading
Our family watched the movie recently. I’ve been intrigued by the series for a while and took the movie as a push to read the book. Bonus, it was available as an audiobook.
Genre: YA scifi/post-apocalyptic
Length: 384 pages
Setting: a constructed maze, near future
Summary: Short version: The boys in the Glade need to figure out how to get out of the Maze Continue reading
I was looking for an audiobook to listen to while I work outside since I’m burning through my podcasts. This came highly recommended by the Modern Mrs. Darcy and was available.
Subtitle: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 242 pages
Setting: mostly England, around Oxford, 1850s-1910s
Summary: Short version: Check out the subtitle Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity and I had just read Hamlet and I was interested in reading this play. I’d always heard about it and was curious how it related to Hamlet.
Genre: fiction play
Length: 127 pages
Setting: the story of Hamlet
Summary: Short version: The actions of the characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern outside of what is seen in Hamlet Continue reading