This is one of the BBC’s The Big Read books that our library had.
Genre: literary fiction
Length: 645 pages of text, 668 pages total
Setting: various English locations, mid 1800s
Summary: Short version: A mystery because women have vapors instead of talking Continue reading
As a icebreaker question, I’m asking everyone in my 80-person Environmental Science class to give me a book recommendation. This was one of those recommendations. I’m interspersing lighter books with a 1300+ page book I’m also reading, and this seemed to fit the bill.
Genre: YA science fiction/mystery
Length: 454 pages
Setting: Charleston, SC, present day Continue reading
This was a SheReads summer read that I didn’t get to until late.
Length: 338 pages
Setting: Memphis, Tennessee in 1939, and Aiken, South Carolina, present day Continue reading
I’ve been working my way through Ken Follett’s 900+ page tome Winter of the World, which is enjoyable, but still takes a long time to actually finish. So, I’ve got a couple of old book reviews for you this week.
I picked up this Anne Perry book because of the library’s summer reading program. They did a bingo card with different genres in each square, and I needed a mystery. Anne Perry has quite a few books published, so I decided to try one of her books for my mystery square.
Length: 384 pages
Setting: 1914, England Continue reading
I happened to see this graphic novel at the library and picked it up. I’m trying to encourage Miss Adventure to enjoy computer coding more, and I thought a graphic novel about it might help.
Genre: middle grade graphic novel
Length: 88 pages
Setting: Stately Academy, present day Continue reading
I needed an E author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge, and this book was on the BBC’s The Big Read list.
Published: 1980 in Italy, translated into English in 1983
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 512 pages
Setting: 14th century Italian monastery
Library book club was last night and I was actually able to make it (after missing two months in a row). They chose this book for discussion. I’d already read the book, but I didn’t remember anything about it and decided to read the book again.
Published: 2005 in Swedish, 2008 in English
Length: 590 pages
Setting: Sweden in the 2000s Continue reading