This is the third book in the Conqueror series (following Lords of the Bow) I’m slowly making my way through to get an I author every year.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 397 pages of story, 405 pages with historical note
Setting: the Mongolian Empire, ~1220-1227
Summary: Short version: Genghis battles with the Arabs Continue reading
I had The Scar on my TBR list, but it turns out I’d already read it. This is the first book in the New Crobuzon series.
Length: 710 pages
Setting: New Crobuzon, in a pre-Industrial Revolution-technology world
Summary: Short version: Isaac feels responsible for releasing slake-moths on the city Continue reading
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