So it's September--let's see how I'm doing with this year's reading challenge:
1. A book with a face on the cover - Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry
2. A book from a genre you don’t normally read - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (I don't do autobiographies)
3. A book that makes you actually laugh out loud - Code Zero by Jonathan Maberry (parts, anyway)
4. A book set in the place/state you were born - The Lace Maker's Secret by Kathleen Ernst (Green Bay!)
5. A classic or retelling of a well-known story - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
6. A book you’ve avoided or never finished - A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
7. A book translated into your language
8. An award winner (Pulitzer, National Book Award, Newberry, etc.) - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Carnegie Medal)
9. A book recommended by someone younger than you - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
10. A biography, autobiography or memoir - Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg (Pete 2020!)
11. A book featuring a character who is different than you in some way (race, religion, abilities, etc.) - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Looks like I'm just short one translated book. Any suggestions?
Varinka, meanwhile, had been hired by Sofya's family to help care for her infant son, but the capture of Sofya's family and the outbreak of war suddenly give Varinka the opportunity to take the boy as her own. Years elapse before Eliza (having endured heartbreak of her own) is finally able to track down Sofya, and all three women's lives intersect in Paris for a riveting climax. I found this a satisfying read, flawlessly combining historical elements with great characters who are based on real women! I can't wait to follow Eliza's daughter Caroline Ferriday in Lilac Girls.
In this installment of the series, security at the Department of Military Sciences has been compromised as the world's deadliest bioweapons have not only been stolen, but are available to the highest bidder. Enter Joe and Echo Team, hot on the trail of the latest domestic terrorist while trying to thwart the release of these bioweapons and control their apocalyptic results. Personally, Joe has a new love in his life, but in typical Maberry style, nothing is ever easy for Joe. The ending was truly gutting. Highly highly recommended read for action-lovers.
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