The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Pages: 127
First published: 1952
The book: This is the story of an old Cuban fisherman who has failed to catch any fish for eighty-four consecutive days. In an attempt to break this cycle of bad luck, he ventures out further into the ocean than before. Far from home and in deep water, he hooks an enormous Marlin and his battle begins. Read more
The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Pages: 124
First published : 1901
The book: Originally serialized in The Strand Magazine in 1901, this is one of Conan Doyle’s best Sherlock Holmes adventures.
The story begins when Dr. James Mortimer visits Holmes with an ancient document that details the legend of a monstrous, giant hound that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. Dr. Mortimer’s friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died under mysterious circumstances. The arrival, from Canada, of the only remaining Baskerville heir is imminent. Dr. Mortimer is concerned for the life of the new arrival. Sherlock Holmes sets out to solve the mystery of the hound of the Baskervilles. Read more
Circling The Sun Paula McLain Pages: 355 Published: 2015
The book: In 1936, Beryl Markham became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She was not only an aviation pioneer, but also a successful horse trainer, one of the first bush pilots, and an author. Born in England, she grew up in Kenya and led a non-conformist life that was often plagued by scandal. This is a fictionalized account of her life. Read more
The Martian Andy Weir Pages: 369 Published: 2011
The book: During a sand storm, Mark Watney is left for dead on Mars by the rest of his crew when they evacuate the planet. But he’s not dead; he survived and is now alone with no ability to contact Earth to let anyone know he’s alive. Will he survive? Will he get off the planet? What happens next? Read more
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