This is a graphic novel I saw at the library. I picked it up because it was a Wonder story, and we highly enjoyed reading Wonder.
Genre: YA historical fiction graphic novel
Length: 204 pages
Setting: except for a brief beginning and ending set in present day U.S., it’s set in late 1930s-mid 1940s France
Summary: Short version: The life of Rose, a Jewish girl, surviving Nazi-occupied France during WWII Continue reading
The title caught my eye as I was wandering the library shelves, looking for my net book. I was intrigued by the samurai reference. It seemed like a nice change of pace from what I had been reading.
Length: 368 pages
Setting: flashbacks on Iwo Jima, WWII, present day in Idaho and Japan
Summary: Short version: Swagger returns a samurai sword to Yano, touching off a fight with the yakuza Continue reading
I saw this book reviewed somewhere online and immediately requested it from our library. I’m intrigued by Alan Turing and wanted to learn more about him.
Subtitle: Alan Turing Decoded
Illustrator: Leland Purvis
Genre: nonfiction graphic novel biography
Length: 234 pages
Setting: England, early to mid-1900s
Summary: Short version: A biography of Alan Turing’s life Continue reading
This won a Pulitzer Prize and I’m trying to read more Pulitzer Prize winners this year.
Genre: war fiction
Length: 384 pages
Setting: various small island in the South Pacific during WWII
Summary: Short version: Military life in the South Pacific during WWII Continue reading
This was our book club choice for November. I had heard many people talk about it and thought it might be a good choice for us to read.
Subtitle: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Genre: nonfiction historical sports
Length: 370 pages of story, 404 pages total
Setting: mostly 1899-1936, near Seattle, and 1936, Berlin
Summary: Short version: The background to the amazing men’s crew win in the Berlin Olympics Continue reading