Author: 瑞穂れい子 Mizuho Reiko
Reading level: Adult, but light-novel; non-jôyô kanji have furigana.
My rating: 3.5/5
The 世界史 in the title was a bit misleading, as there was only one story (about Egypt) that isn't about European or American history. However, the book still described a good variety of mysterious happenings. I really liked that each story was self-contained and only 4-6 pages long, because that made reading it with my short attention span pretty easy. For the most part, the stories were actually quite interesting and several of them were quite suspenseful. There was a lot of repetitive vocabulary and phrasing, so once I got a certain way into the book, it became easier and easier to understand. I wouldn't say it was particularly well-written, but I think it was a good choice for a "tadoku" book... and I even learned a few historical tidbits! :)
How is everyone else doing on their reading? 頑張ってくださいね！