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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 43

A book by an author you love, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  The Ocean at the End of the Lane is an excellent October read—it is perfect to get you into the Halloween mood. … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 41

A memoir: Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs Really the best way I can describe the first installment of Augusten Burroughs’ autobiography is this: it reads like a David Sedaris book with an extremely dark edge to the humor. Where Sedaris’ … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 42

A book written by someone younger than 30, Evelina by Fanny Burney This book made its way onto my 2017 challenge out of pure fan girl holdover from graduate school. I registered late my first semester of school and missed … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 40

A book set in your favorite historical period, Enemy at the Gates, by William Craig I have my grandfather’s original copy of this book, which was a huge motivator for me to read it. Plus, I love anything having to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 39

A book that makes you cry, The Light of Fireflies, by Paul Pen Based on the description of this novel, I really thought this was going to be one of those great allegorical books that changes your life and makes … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 38

  A banned book, The Monk, by Matthew Lewis I chose this book because I was intrigued by the description. I have to admit, I thought it was going to be scandalous, like Marquis de Sade level scandal. I confess … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 37

A book written by a female, The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot I am super excited to have read my first ever George Eliot novel! She has long been on my shelf, but I never got around to … Continue reading

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