I read this back when it came out in 2006. It made a lot of critic’s “Best of 2006” lists, which put it on my radar. Plus, I’ve read his Border Trilogy and liked his sparse writing style. I decided to give it a try.
Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction
Length: 287 pages
Setting: near future, it felt like California but it was definitely in the U.S. Continue reading
This is one of the Time Top 100 novels that happened to be at my library when I was in need of a book.
Length: 184 pages
Setting: near Augusta, Georgia, 1920s Continue reading
This was the library book club’s latest book pick. I enjoyed The Girl You Left Behind, so I was looking forward to this book.
Length: 369 pages
Setting: a small town in England, 2009 Continue reading
This is #75 of the BBC’s The Big Read books, compiled in 2003. Every once in a while I choose a book of the list for some British literature.
Length: 267 pages
Setting: London, England, 1990s Continue reading
I’ve heard good things about this book, but have been reluctant to read it because I knew it was about a kid dying of cancer. I’m still a bit sensitive to a plot revolving around dying of cancer, having been diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. However, I convinced Mr. Curiosity to read it (after he loved Eleanor and Park). As soon as he finished, he plopped the book in my lap and told me he’d found my next book. I try to respect his suggestions and read it on his recommendation.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 313 pages
Setting: generic U.S. city, present day Continue reading
This is my husband’s favorite movie, and he got an audiobook of the story. I decided to listen to it as well, since I enjoy Stephen King when he isn’t being scary.
Length: 181 pages
Setting: Maine, it felt like the 1950s 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