As soon as I found out Andy Weir had a new book out, I requested it from the library. It wasn’t even in the holdings yet, but I wanted to be high on the hold list. Mr. Curiosity and I were all in after loving The Martian.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 305 pages
Setting: the lunar colony of Artemis, near future Continue reading
This is the thirteenth book in the Dresden Files series. The last book ended with a major revelation in the last chapter, so I’ve been dying to find out what happens next to Harry Dresden.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 477 pages
Font: Janson Text
Setting: Chicago, six months after Changes Continue reading
I’d seen his version of “Space Oddity” performed in space and been a fan ever since. When I found out he wrote a book, I put it on my TBR list and picked it now because it gave me a letter in my reading challenge.
Subtitle: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
Length: 284 pages of text, 295 pages total
Setting: various Canadian, U.S. and Russian locations and the International Space Station, 1980s-2000s Continue reading
This book was recommended in the book Natural Born Learners. It’s been a while since I’ve read a homeschooling book, and it got me an A author for my reading challenge.
Subtitle: Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education
Genre: nonfiction education
Length: 220 pages Continue reading
I was looking through the library’s shelves for an author whose last name started with I for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge and this title caught my eye. I was in the mood for some historical fiction in a non-Western setting and decided to try it.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 383 pages
Setting: what is now Mongolia, 1200s Continue reading
It’s the second book in the Belgariad series, but I read it so quickly after the first book mainly because it gets me a Q in my Title Reading the Alphabet Challenge. Now I don’t have to scour the library shelves for Q books!
Genre: sword and sorcery fantasy
Length: 326 pages
Setting: Arednia, Tolnedra, and Nyissa, immediately following the events of Pawn of Prophecy 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