Tag Archives: Literary Study

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 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 25

A book with a number in the title: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Spoiler Alert! A stunning masterpiece by Hosseini—I could not put this book down. Although it is full of tragedy, it is written so beautifully that … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 24

A book you like based on the cover: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes Prepare yourselves…this is one of the ultimate chicklit tear-jerker novels I have read in a long, long time. Get the tissues ready! I am looking forward to watching … 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 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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