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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 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 23

A translated book: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo My first reaction—for being a titular character, Quasimodo (the Hunchback) really does not get much face time with the reader. I (falsely) believed that this story would revolve more … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 12

A banned book: Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland I am still blushing from my reading experience with this novel, so please be still my trembling heart as I write this humble review… This … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge : Book 10

A book based on a true story: The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson I always love a good murder mystery…and it’s even better when it’s based on a true story. The plot intrigued me (and I’m not going to lie, … Continue reading

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Being Black in China

Scholar Tony Reyes writes about the experiences of African American travelers as they pass through China. His site, Black Life China, offers many interesting perspectives on what it feels like to navigate this racially homogeneous country as an African American. In … Continue reading

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