Tag Archives: American Identity

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 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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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 22

A Graphic Novel: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman In this graphic novel, Art Spiegleman illustrates his father Vladek Spiegleman’s life before, during, and after surviving World War II as a Jewish prisoner. He depicts the insidiousness of the Nazi … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 21

A funny book: Sh*t my dad says by Justin Halpern Very rarely do I come across a book that actually makes me laugh out loud…but add this one to the list! I sat down to read this, unsure of what … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 20

Book 20: A non-fiction book: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson Erik Larson has a talent for taking historical facts and framing them within a compelling narrative that keeps … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 19

A book set in the future: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite authors. You may have noticed that I snuck two of his books into my reading list this year (sneaky sneaky!). Vonnegut … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 18

A mystery/thriller: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote I chose this classic by Capote because I love reading true crime stories; I know it’s a bit morbid, but I find it interesting to read about events that happened in real … Continue reading

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