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The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

This was a random book from the library I picked off the shelf because it mentioned prime numbers. I brought it home because it was an Italian book and I’m actively looking for books set somewhere other than the U.S.

Published: 2008 in Italy, 2009 in the U.S.

Genre: fiction

Length: 271 pages

Font: Adobe Garamond Three

Setting: Italy (although you could never tell from the story), present day

Summary: Short version: Two traumatized kids grow up broken Continue reading

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Compass South by Hope Larson

We were at a different library than our usual one, so I thought I’d scan through their collection of graphic novels and see if they had anything interesting. This was one of the few we hadn’t read.

Illustrator: Rebecca Mock

Published: 2016

Genre: middle grade historical fiction graphic novel

Length: 224 pages

Setting: 1860, Manhattan, Isthmus of Panama, and sailing around Cape Horn

Summary: Short version: Twin orphans get on the wrong side of a gang Continue reading

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A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt

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.

Published: 1989

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

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Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

This is the fifth and final book in The Belgariad. I’m excited to finally finish the series, not only for my reading challenge but because I borrowed the series from a friend over a year ago. I’ll be able to return the books and remove the guilt of having taken so long to finish the series.

Published: 1984

Genre: sword and sorcery fantasy

Length: 372 pages

Setting: Gar of Nadrak, Mishrak ac Thull, Mallorea, and the Isle of the Winds, soon after the events of Castle of Wizardry

Summary: Short version: Belgarion finally meets Torak and vanquishes him Continue reading

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Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

This is the fourth book in the Belgariad series that I will finish this year.

Published: 1984

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 375 pages

Setting: Algaria, Riva and Drasnia, moments after the end of Magician’s Gambit

Summary: Short version: Garion is crowned the Riven King Continue reading

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Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

This is the third book in the Belgariad series that I am determined to finish this year so I can return the books to my friend.

Published: 1983

Genre: sword and sorcery fantasy

Length: 307 pages

Setting: traveling from Maragor to the Vale of Ardur to Ulgo and Cthol Murgos, following the events of Queen of Sorcery Continue reading

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Mutineer’s Moon by David Weber

For my last book of the year, I decided I was in the mood for some science fiction. I picked a random Baen book off my Kindle based on a title I was pretty sure would be scifi instead of fantasy.

Published: 1991

Genre: science fiction

Length: 320 pages

Setting: the Earth, near future Continue reading

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