I had heard good things about this book and decided to read it to the kids. It’s set in the winter, so it made it appropriate to read this late in the year.
Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic
Length: 370 pages
Setting: mostly the Winterhouse hotel, in a northern climate, present day
Summary: Short version: Who can find The Book and decode the secret message first? Continue reading
This is our book club choice for August.
Genre: hard-boiled detective/mystery
Length: 436 pages
Setting: a big city (it felt like California, but I’m not sure it was explicitly stated), 1987
Summary: Short version: Ex-detective has to find the mass murder before he kills again Continue reading
This book has been on my TBR list so long I can’t remember why I added it. I read it now because it was available as an ebook to take on vacation.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 310 pages
Setting: various places within the Confederacy of Worlds, far future
Summary: Short version: Alex unravels a historical mystery Continue reading
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