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On the Bookshelf II


The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The first book in the Discworld series. I’ve only read one of Pratchett’s other works (Pyramids), but that was enough to get me hooked: his writing is delightful, his imagination boundless, and his sense of humor deliciously clever. I’m only a few pages in and I’m already laughing.
Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
Historical fiction revolving around the life of John Henry “Doc” Holliday. I haven’t actually begun reading this one yet, as I’m waiting to pick up a copy at the library. It’s been recommended to me multiple times, and has garnered quite a bit of critical praise, so I figured it might be good to look into. If it proves worthwhile, I’ll do a full-length review of it in the future.
Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
A classic I was bound to get around to sooner or later. It is now being worked through as a family read-aloud, and we’re all enjoying it very much.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Another classic. It’s… interesting. I can’t say I love it, and there are times when the story lags, but it offers quite a bit to think about – some good and sometimes not-so-good. My favorite “monster” story is still Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, so I’ll be interested in comparing the two when I’m finished.
100 Short Stories by Ray Bradbury
Bradbury is far and away one of my favorite storytellers, so I was delighted to find a giant collection of his short fiction at Barnes & Noble. I’ve covered about ten of the stories so far. Some are thought-provoking, some are funny, some are poignant – all of them are a joy to read.
An Exposition of Philippians by D.A. Carson
What can I say? I love D.A. Carson. My only regret is that I haven’t read more of him. I’ll definitely have to remedy that…

What’s on your bookshelf right now?