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The Killing Game by Iris Johansen

I needed a quick read and have enjoyed her books before so I decided to pick up the first book involving Eve my library had. I managed to find the second book.

Published: 1999

Genre: thriller

Length: 355 pages

Setting: Georgia, present day Continue reading

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What I Will Be Reading #34: Something For Everyone

I’ve got new books to add to all the reading lists this week. Let’s start with my books. Unbound Worlds had two posts about books to read from different decades, the 1980s and the 1990s. I pretty much want to read any series from the lists I haven’t read yet. For the 1980s, I’ve only read Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (in fact, I happen to own the book). I have started the Belgariad series, starting with Pawn and Prophecy, by David Eddings. I think the same week I saw this post, my friend strongly recommended the book. I’ve read quite a few of the 1990s recommendations, although most of them I haven’t read in over a decade. We’ll see if I revisit any of them for my next reread challenge.

A book for me and Mr, Curiosity is Any Weir’s new book, Artemis. I loved The Martian so much, I’d pretty much read anything by him, but the Penguin Random House newsletter that brought the book to my attention described it as a heist story set on the moon. Yes please! By the way, if you follow that link before October 10th, you can be entered into a sweepstakes to win a bunch of books from NYC Comic Con, including this one.

And for Miss Adventure (but I’m pretty sure Mr. Curiosity and I would enjoy the books as well), I’ve got The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu, the first book in the Cronus Chronicles. This is a Greek mythology/Percy Jackson read-alike. With as much as we all enjoy the Percy Jackson series, another book full of Greek mythology is always a safe bet. A post on Lifehacker about how to get boys to read girls’ books brought this to my attention.

So, how do the books look to you? Anything else I should put on my reading list or share with my kids?

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Blue Gold by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

This week’s been a little crazy, with play practice going until 10pm and a Warm Showers guest visiting last night, so I haven’t been able to get reviews posted as regularly. But, here’s another book review from our vacation.

The family needed a four-hour or so audiobook to finish up our drive home from Baltimore. My husband picked this one out as being safe. This is the second NUMA Files book. I read the seventh one, The Navigator, years ago, so I was familiar with the characters. Even Mr. Curiosity has read some Clive Cussler, so we knew it would be full of adventure and not too many adult situations that would be child-inappropriate.

Published: 2001

Genre: thriller

Length: 416 pages

Setting: various locations in North and South America, 1990s Continue reading

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Memorial Day by Vince Flynn

My father read it and passed it on to me as a fun spy novel.

Published: 2004

Genre: thriller/spy novel

Length: 574 pages

Setting: Washington, D. C. and Afghanistan, early 2000s Continue reading

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The Navigator by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

I picked this book up from the new books pile at the library looking for an easy vacation read (which will tell you how long ago I read the book). It also crossed off a topic bingo square for the summer reading program that year.

Published: 2007

Genre: thriller

Length: 448 pages Continue reading

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Smiley’s People by John le Carre

I picked this book up at the library’s book sale. I had enjoyed The Spy Who Came In From the Cold so I figured this would be a safe purchase.

Published: 1979

Genre: thriller

Length: 388 pages

Setting: Europe, 1960s Continue reading

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Code to Zero by Ken Follett

This was our latest American History Club book. I was looking for a book about the space race between the U.S. and Russia, and it was harder to find than I thought. Even though this was a bit longer than I typically choose for American History Club, the topic seemed to fit the bill.

Published: 2000

Genre: historical thriller

Length: 356 pages

Setting: 1958, Washington and Cape Canaveral, and 1945, Cambridge Continue reading

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