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Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

This is the 13th book in the Discworld series, and the last book I started on vacation. It’s also made the BBC’s The Big Read list.

Published: 1992

Genre: fantasy

Length: 400 pages

Setting: Omnia, a smallish nation on Discworld

Summary: Short version: Om, reincarnated as a tortoise, is trying to regain his godly powers Continue reading

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Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

This is the 12th book in the Discworld series. I’ve been reading them on vacation since they’re so light and all on my Kindle. As a bonus, it’s one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.

Published: 2002

Genre: fantasy

Length: 374 pages

Setting: mostly in Genua on Discworld

Summary: Short version: Magrat, Nanny Ogg, and Granny Weatherwax disrupt Lilith’s perfect story Continue reading

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Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

This was another book I read while on San Salvador. It’s the 11th Discworld book I’m reading off my Kindle. As a bonus, it’s also a BBC Big Reads book.

Published: 2005

Genre: fantasy

Length: 352 pages

Setting: various parts of Discworld

Summary: Short version: Death is to be replaced Continue reading

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The Magus by John Fowles

This was one of Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century. It’s also on the BBC’s The Big Read list.

Published: 1965

Genre: fiction

Length: 606 pages

Setting: a small Greek island, 1960s

Summary: Short version: An Englishman gets involved in a fantastical masque in Greece Continue reading

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The BFG by Roald Dahl

This is one of the BBC’s The Big Read books. Surprisingly, I’ve never read it. It was time to change that fact.

Published: 1982

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 208 pages

Setting: England, it felt like the mid-1900s

Summary: Short version: Sophie befriends a good giant and they stop the evil giants Continue reading

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Mort by Terry Pratchett

The Discworld books are pretty short, so I finished Equal Rites and still had a week of vacation left. On to the next Discworld book. Mort is the fourth book in the series, and the first book in the Death subseries. It’s also one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.

Published: 1987

Genre: fantasy

Length: 243 pages

Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading

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Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

This is #75 of the BBC’s The Big Read books, compiled in 2003. Every once in a while I choose a book of the list for some British literature.

Published: 1996

Genre: fiction

Length: 267 pages

Setting: London, England, 1990s Continue reading

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