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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

This was a SheReads summer read that I didn’t get to until late.

Published: 2017

Genre: fiction

Length: 338 pages

Setting: Memphis, Tennessee in 1939, and Aiken, South Carolina, present day Continue reading

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No Graves As Yet by Anne Perry

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.

Published: 2003

Genre: mystery

Length: 384 pages

Setting: 1914, England Continue reading

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Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

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.

Published: 2015

Genre: middle grade graphic novel

Length: 88 pages

Setting: Stately Academy, present day Continue reading

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

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
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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

Genre: thriller

Length: 590 pages

Setting: Sweden in the 2000s Continue reading

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Published: 2012

Genre: courtroom mystery

Length: 421 pages

Setting: a suburb of Boston, in the recent past (when Facebook was still a new thing for kids only)

Interest: It was our book club choice for the month Continue reading

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Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson

Published: 2014

Genre: science fiction

Length: 208 pages, 4 hours, 23 minutes as an audio book

Setting: present day, a big U.S. city

Interest: It was offered as a free audio book at some time in the past. I’d enjoyed the first book in the series, so I figured the second was worth listening to. Continue reading

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