Monthly Archives: August 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 33

Book 33, a book at the bottom of your list, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks To summarize, this novel is basically any historian’s daydreams realized. How often have you held a very old object in your hands and … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 32

Book 32: A book that takes place in a different country, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Lahiri is truly an artist of her craft. I am always in awe of her beautiful prose and her particular strength of illustrating gorgeous … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 31

Book 31- A book with a one-word title: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman’s writing is a bit of honest-to-goodness magic brought to the world of mere mortals by some stroke of luck. There’s something about his writing that enchants … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 30

A popular author’s first book: A Time to Kill by John Grisham Believe it or not, I have never read a novel by John Grisham. I don’t tend to read ‘popular fiction’ so although I knew his name, I have … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 29

Book 28: A book you can read in a day, Adultery by Paulo Coelho It’s quite funny that I chose this for my ‘book I could read in a day’ because it took weeks for me to finish this novel. … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 28

A memoir: Yes Please by Amy Poehler Truth: I read this and pictured Leslie Knope’s voice in my head the entire time (if you haven’t watched the television show Parks & Recreation, stop now and binge watch all of the … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 27

Book 26: A book older than 100 years, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most widely known novels in the American literary tradition. When published, it was the best-selling novel of the … Continue reading

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