I was given a copy of this novella to review (although my views are my own). It’s published by Annorlunda Enterprises, a small-press publisher that focuses on stories that make you think.
Published: 2018 (today is the release day, in fact!)
Genre: maybe post-apocalyptic fiction? It was Judgement Day that happened, not the apocalypse, but it changed everything
Length: 152 pages
Setting: a generic city, near future Continue reading
A friend of mine is a big fan of Gaiman. This was my first introduction to his writing. Interestingly, I recently listened to a full-cast adaptation of this book done by the BBC.
Genre: fantastical fiction
Length: 334 pages
Setting: mostly London, but also a bit in Florida Continue reading
I picked this up from the library because it was historical fiction. As a bonus, I enjoy the Greek myths.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 611 pages
Setting: ancient Greece and Troy Continue reading
I got this book from a Lifehacker post on getting boys to read books with female protagonists. I thought it sounded interesting because it had several elements of Greek mythology in it. I read it now because it gave me a U author. I tried to get the kids to read it, but neither was interested.
Genre: middle grade urban fantasy
Length: 424 pages
Font: Hoefler Text
Setting: London and St. Paul, MN, present day Continue reading
It’s a book written by a favorite author on a topic I enjoy. Of course I was going to read it! And maybe pass it on to the kids as well.
Length: 283 pages of story, 297 pages with glossary
Setting: Mostly Midgard, before the start of history Continue reading
I’ve got new books to add to all the reading lists this week. Let’s start with my books. Unbound Worlds had two posts about books to read from different decades, the 1980s and the 1990s. I pretty much want to read any series from the lists I haven’t read yet. For the 1980s, I’ve only read Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (in fact, I happen to own the book). I have started the Belgariad series, starting with Pawn and Prophecy, by David Eddings. I think the same week I saw this post, my friend strongly recommended the book. I’ve read quite a few of the 1990s recommendations, although most of them I haven’t read in over a decade. We’ll see if I revisit any of them for my next reread challenge.
A book for me and Mr, Curiosity is Any Weir’s new book, Artemis. I loved The Martian so much, I’d pretty much read anything by him, but the Penguin Random House newsletter that brought the book to my attention described it as a heist story set on the moon. Yes please! By the way, if you follow that link before October 10th, you can be entered into a sweepstakes to win a bunch of books from NYC Comic Con, including this one.
And for Miss Adventure (but I’m pretty sure Mr. Curiosity and I would enjoy the books as well), I’ve got The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu, the first book in the Cronus Chronicles. This is a Greek mythology/Percy Jackson read-alike. With as much as we all enjoy the Percy Jackson series, another book full of Greek mythology is always a safe bet. A post on Lifehacker about how to get boys to read girls’ books brought this to my attention.
So, how do the books look to you? Anything else I should put on my reading list or share with my kids?
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This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series that finally showed up from the library. The kids and I fought over who got to read it first. Miss Adventure and I ended up sharing, and losing each other’s bookmarks regularly in the process
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 459 pages
Setting: Asgard, Alfheim, Jutenheim, and Midgard, six weeks after the events of The Sword of Summer Continue reading