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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This was my book club book for the month of July

Subtitle: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Published: 2017

Genre: nonfiction historical crime

Length: 291 pages of story, 338 pages total

Setting: Osage County, Oklahoma, early 1900s

SummaryShort version: White people screw Native Americans again in Osage, OK Continue reading



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Freehold by Michael Williamson

This was a random book off my Kindle, picked to be sci-fi instead of fantasy.

Published: 2004

Genre: military sci-fi

Length: 688 pages

Setting: Earth and the planet Freehold, future

Summary: Short version: A modern-day Heinlein story full of guns and sex Continue reading

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Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian

This is the fifth book in the Aubrey and Maturin series. I picked it up mainly to get the O author.

Published: 1978

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 325 pages

Setting: the Napoleonic Wars, mostly on the HMS Leopard in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans

Summary: Short version: Jack is off to Australia, with adventures along the way Continue reading

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The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

My mother recommended this book as a potential book club book, but there weren’t enough in the library system for that to work. There was an ebook, though, that I could read on vacation.

Published: 1999

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 233 pages

Setting: Delft, 1664-1676

Summary: Short version: It’s the women who suffer because of a genius in their lives Continue reading

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Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar

I listened to an Ideas podcast with the author of this book and found the story so fascinating, I wanted to read the book. I finally got around to reading it.

Subtitle: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Published: 2014

Genre: nonfiction

Length: 309 pages

Setting: Atacama Desert of Chile, 2010

Summary: Short version: the subtitle tells it all Continue reading

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Untangled by Lisa Damour

I was made aware of this book from a Modern Mrs. Darcy post of books about navigating the teen and tween years. Since Miss Adventure is entering the tween years, I thought it would be helpful. Plus, it has a coveted “U” title.

Subtitle: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Published: 2016

Font: Legacy

Length: 280 pages of text, 326 pages total

Genre: nonfiction adolescent psychology

Summary: Short version: The stages of teenage development, particularly in girls 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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