I added this book to my TBR list when I saw a list of the best sci-fi and fantasy books of all time by the Telegraph. I added the ones I hadn’t read to my TBR, and this was one of them. I’m trying to get some books off my list that have been for a while (I added this one in 2014).
Genre: fiction tending towards horror
Length: 173 pages
Font: Linotype Plantin
Setting: a high-rise apartment building in London in the 1970s
Summary: Short version: Serious conflict in a high-rise apartment building Continue reading
My mother-in-law read this in a book club a decade ago and passed it along to me to read.
Subtitle: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 214 pages
Setting: Rwanda, 1994
Summary: Short version: One woman’s story of surviving the Rwandan genocide Continue reading
It’s the seventh book in the Outlander series that I’m trying to finish this year. There’s only one left so I think I can do it. They’re all starting to blur together so I’m going to wait a bit so I’ll appreciate that book more.
Genre: historical fiction with time travel
Length: 1149 pages
Setting: 1778 America and Lallybroch, 1988 Lallybroch
Summary: Short version: The fighting starts to heat up and the Frasers are involved Continue reading
I chose this as a book for Mr. Curiosity to read for his study of Ancient History this year. I read it alongside him so we could discuss it together.
Translator: Robert Fagles
Published: originally around 30 BCE; this edition in 2006
Genre: classic historical fiction epic poetry
Length: 386 pages of text, 484 pages total
Setting: various locations within the Mediterranean Sea, after the Trojan War
Summary: Short version: Aeneas and his men travel the Mediterranean to found Rome Continue reading
I saw this book listed somewhere as a good kid’s book and was excited to see it was available as an audiobook. It was a perfect length for our 7-hour trip to Philadelphia. It’s also the first book in a four book series, so we should have more books to listen to!
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 290 pages
Setting: on the continent of Skree in the world of Aerwiar, early industrial society Continue reading
This is the fourteenth book in the Dresden Files series that I’m trying to finish this year. There’s only fifteen published so far (although I think the next one is due to come out soon) so I think I can actually finish the series this year.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 515 pages
Setting: Chicago and nearby Lake Michigan, a few weeks after the events of Ghost Story Continue reading
I was looking for an X, Y, or Z author (for one last book in my reading the alphabet challenge) and came upon this book. I chose it because Zusak also wrote The Book Thief, which I enjoyed.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 357 pages
Setting: I’m guessing England based on some of the nouns (like fish and chips or crisps), present day Continue reading