Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 42

Book 42: a classic romance, Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence One of the best and surest ways to get people to read something is to ban it. Such was the case with D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover. Published independently in 1928, the … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 41

Book 41: a book you own but didn’t read, The Known World by Edward P. Jones This ambitious, sweeping narrative poignantly explores the complex yet visceral world of slavery and race relations in antebellum Manchester County, Virginia. While the story is … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 40

Book 40: A book you should have read in school and didn’t, Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B. Traven To be fair, I actually wanted to read this novel, but the class I was taking ran out of time to cover … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 39

Book 39: A book that got bad reviews, O Pioneers! by Willa Cather In effort to find a novel that got bad reviews, I consulted a list of books that got bad reviews upon their publication that later went on … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 38

Book 38: A book by an author you love, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell Similar to his novel, Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks has a narrative structure consisting of several different characters’ perspectives threaded together to create … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 37

  A book that is also a tv show: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris Coming up with a television show that is also a book seems to be one of my bigger challenges each year when I select the books … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 36

Book 36: A book that scares you, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins I chose this novel for an October “spooky” or “thrilling” story to get me in the mood for Halloween. While I would not categorize it as … Continue reading

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