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.
Length: 243 pages
Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading
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.
Length: 267 pages
Setting: London, England, 1990s Continue reading
I needed an E author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge, and this book was on the BBC’s The Big Read list.
Published: 1980 in Italy, translated into English in 1983
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 512 pages
Setting: 14th century Italian monastery
This book has been on my reading list for over two years now, so it’s very satisfying to be able to finally cross it off the list. I put it on my TBR list after reading a “Best sci-fi and fantasy books of all time” post from The Telegraph. Books on lists like that tend to be of higher than average quality, so any I hadn’t read I put on my TBR list. As a bonus, it’s also on the BBC’s The Big Read list. I chose to read it now because it gave me a W author that I’m still lacking.
Genre: post-apocalyptic science fiction
Length: 216 pages
Setting: London and its environs, late 1940s Continue reading
I’m still focusing on trying to finish my Alphabet Reading Challenge, and this one fills a hole at the J title. I pulled the title off the BBC’s The Big Read list. This makes two Hardy novels in one year – and I’m not sure I’ve read another one before this year!
Genre: literary fiction
Length: 397 pages
Setting: Wessex (Hardy’s imaginary county in England), 1880s Continue reading