This book has been on my To Be Read list so long I’ve forgotten why I put it there in the first place. I was looking for some science fiction or fantasy to read, and decided to get something that’s been on the list for a while.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 370 pages
Setting: near future, a big American city Continue reading
This is the tenth book in the Dresden Files series that I’m reading lots of this year for my Finish the Series reading challenge.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 541 pages
Setting: Chicago, soon after the events of White Night Continue reading
I picked out this book for Mr. Curiosity and read it to be able to discuss it with him. He recently finished Swiss Family Robinson and thought this book might be a contemporary, contrasting take on the “stranded on a desert island” trope.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 202 pages
Setting: a desert in the Pacific Ocean, during WWII Continue reading
This is a book Cath from Fangirl refers to as her favorite series. It may be the book Cath is writing, or it may be canon from the series, but ultimately, it’s Rowell’s take on the characters Cath obsesses over in Fangirl.
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 522 pages
Setting: mostly in and around the Watford school for Magicians in England, present day Continue reading
This was recommended several places, including Gretchen Rubin’s list of 81 favorite kids books, as an excellent read aloud or book for kids. We needed a new read aloud, and the library had it as an e-book, so I wouldn’t have to worry about finishing it before it was due back.
Genre: intrusive fantasy
Length: 192 pages
Setting: Toledo, Ohio, 1950s Continue reading
This is the sixth book in the Old Man’s War series that I’m trying to finish up this year.
Genre: military science fiction
Length: 380 pages
Setting: various location in the Galaxy, far future, soon after the events of The Human Division Continue reading
This book has been at the top of my To Be Read list for a long time (more than a year). I finally got tired of staring at it each time I went to choose a new book.
Subtitle: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Genre: nonfiction food and agriculture
Length: 351 pages of text, 361 pages total Continue reading