This was my book club choice for March. I found it on the NPR book concierge list of book club books. Even though we didn’t meet because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I still read the book.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 337 pages
Setting: Baltimore, Maryland, October 1965-November 1966
Summary: Short version: Maddie leaves her husband and becomes a newspaper reporter Continue reading
Time for my next installment of an Edgar Allan Poe story compared to a modern re-imagined version.
“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: mystery/detective short story
Length: 25 pages
Setting: Paris in the 1800s
Short summary: Dupin is able to find the letter D—- is using to blackmail a royal
“A Drop of Stolen Ink” by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Genre: science fiction short story
Setting: a generic U.S. city, near future
Short summary: Augusta, a government wraith, is tasked with finding the missing ID tattoo of the President Continue reading
This is the sequel to Lock In and was available to read on my phone while we were on vacation and I didn’t have my Kindle or any other books with me (the horror!).
Subtitle: A Novel of the Near Future
Genre: science fiction mystery
Length: 335 pages
Setting: Northeast U.S., near future, a bit after the events of Lock In
Summary: Short version: Shane investigates the death of a Haden Hilketa player Continue reading
I picked this up at the library’s used book sale. I had read another Doctorow (Ragtime) and enjoyed it, so I picked this up to try.
Length: 349 pages
Setting: New York City, 1871
Summary: Short version: McIlvaine investigates the disappearance of Pemberton and his father
I’m currently splitting my time between reading Don Quixote and something else, which definitely slows down my completion rate for books. So, what better time to add to my To Be Read list, right?
First up are a couple of book from The Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast What Should I Read Next? I got two from episode 193, who sounded like my book twin, so I figured her recommendations would work for me as well – The City of Brass by A. S. Chakraborty which is fantasy set in Egypt (I’m really enjoying reading fantasy or scifi from a different culture), and Recursion by Blake Crouch, a time travel book.
And coming back to Earth for the next book is A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn. I can’t remember where I saw this. It’s the first Veronica Speedwell mystery. I’m not a huge fan of mysteries, but I’m always on the lookout for an exception to the rule. This is about a female Victorian lepidopterist on adventure. I’m intrigued by the science aspect of it, so I’ll give it a try. We’ll see if I read any more of the trilogy.
I’m going to stick with the mystery theme, but go dystopian with the novel The Last by Hanna Jameson. GeekDad described it Station Eleven (my review at that link) crossed with The Shining. Sounds intriguing to me.
And those are the newest books I’m adding to my TBR list. Anything sound good to you? Anything I should add?
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