Saturday, June 2, 2018

May 2018 Book Reports

World Peacemakers: Mahatma Gandhi by Michael Nicholson - link to my post. (library copy)

The Korean War (Snapshots in History) by Brian Fitzgerald - link to my post. (library copy)

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (and the Grisha trilogy) - link to my post. (gift copy of Shadow and Bone, library copies of the second and third books)

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy - link to my post. (purchased used copy)

10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo - link to my post. (library copy)

The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski - This is the second book of the Witcher series and the third featuring him. It's politics and fantasy and ethics and mostly enjoyable, but contains an episode centered on the rape myth so, though I do intend to read the remaining books, I'm not going to recommend it. (library copy)

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting - link to my post. (received from a member of

1984 by George Orwell - I enjoyed revisiting this classic with the audiobook. It was more interesting for me after listening to the lecture on Winston in Heroes and Legends. I was able to place the story in context of post-World War II England much better than I had understood previously. (purchased on Audible)

Afghanistan (Global Hot Spots) by David Downing, September 11: Attack on America (Snapshots in History) by Andrew Langley, and The Arrival by Shaun Tan - link to my post. (all library copies)

Nino by Valenti Angelo - link to my post. (purchased used)

How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe, one of The Great Courses - I thoroughly enjoyed these lectures on science fiction. It is a broad overview of the field. There's one lecture, for example, on science fiction and religion, but Kansas Dad co-teaches a science fiction and theology course that examines only Christianity in science fiction and lasts an entire semester. I recognized many of the authors, stories, and books mentioned, but also discovered many new ones. Hopefully I find some time to read some of them. (purchased on Audible with a credit)

Books in Progress (and date started)

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