Mr. Curiosity came across this book as he was looking for something for himself and thought it sounded like a book I would enjoy. I was thrilled to put one of his recommendations on my TBR. I was looking for something non-fantasy to read, and thought this would fit the bill.
Genre: medical thriller
Length: 288 pages
Setting: Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, present day
Summary: Short version: A child dies under Marie’s care and she is devastated Continue reading
I was looking for an X, Y, or Z author to finish up my Author Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I picked this one because it looked like a thriller.
Genre: sexual thriller
Length: 303 pages
Setting: NYC and Portland, Oregon, 2010s
Font: Sabon LT Std and Cresci LP
Summary: Short version: Sarah revisits the memories and locations of her horrific kidnapping Continue reading
This book was declared a gateway book for the post-apocalyptic genre by Tor (in this post) . I happen to love post-apocalyptic books, and yet hadn’t read this one, so of course I had to put it on my TBR list. I decided I needed a genre break and read it now.
Genre: zombie thriller/post-apocalyptic
Length: 403 pages
Setting: near London, England, near future
Summary: Short version: The zombies always win Continue reading
I’ve been saving up new books for my reading list. I’ve been doing a good job of reading down my TBR list – time to add some new ones.
First up is If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda. It certainly wins an award for the longest title. I listened to Alan Alda on the ID10T podcast. The book seems to be all about communicating science to non-science people. That’s basically my teaching job. I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my teaching, so on the list it goes.
My next addition is Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. I learned about this one when doing some research for a new class I’m teaching in the fall about environmental issues and geography. For one of their assignments, I want my students to play around with data on Gapminder. When I went onto the website, I saw they had a book. It sounded interesting, so I’m putting it on my list.
One more nonfiction book for my reading list is Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story by Michael Rosen. I found this one in my library catalog as I was looking for versions of Beowulf that the library had. (I thought there was a graphic novel version of Beowulf, but if there is, my library doesn’t have it.) I love origin stories and learning about the origins of all of the Arabic letters sounds right up my alley.
And one last book, this time some fiction: Black Widow by Daniel Silva from The Modern Mrs. Darcy post on long novels. (I can’t write a post about new books without mentioning The Modern Mrs. Darcy at least once.) I don’t really care that it’s a long novel. I’m interested in it because it’s recommended as a high quality spy thriller (which is a genre I haven’t been reading much lately but do really enjoy) AND it gets me an S author (which I don’t have yet this year).
So, anything look good to you? Anything else I should add to my reading list?
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I didn’t have a specific book I wanted to read next, so I decided to wander the library, for a thriller that provided a letter in my alphabet challenge. This book seemed to fit the bill. Turns out it’s the third book featuring the main character, but I didn’t feel like I was missing much from the previous books.
Genre: thriller/mystery (sometimes I have a hard time telling the difference between the two)
Length: 381 pages
Font: ITC Berkley Old Style Std.
Setting: San Fransisco, present day
Summary: Short version: Hunt investigates how his birth mother died Continue reading
I’m in the middle of another 1000+ page book, and trying to keep up with Mr. Curiosity’s reading of Plato’s Republic, so I’m a bit behind on finishing books right now. That means, I’ve just got another old book review for today. This one I picked up at the library’s used book store (back when I was willing to bring more random books into the house). I recognized the author’s name and that was enough for me!
Length: 341 pages
Setting: England, 1980s Continue reading
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.
Length: 355 pages
Setting: Georgia, present day Continue reading