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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 29

A recommended book, Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh “All that succession and repetition of massed humanity…Those vile bodies…” Vile Bodies has been on my to-read list for a long time, so I feel very privileged to have the time to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 25

  A translated book, Metamorphoses by Ovid As a young girl, I used to love reading about Greek mythology. The different Gods and Goddesses, and all of the tales of mayhem, tricksters, and romance fascinated me. Even when I was … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 24

A book you read based on its cover, The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing Set in South Africa, this novel artfully serves as a blunt, unrestrained examination of racial relations between the native Black majority and the White ruling … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 22

A Pulitzer winner, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton *Review contains spoilers While I have labeled this novel as a Romance, I must warn readers that it definitely isn’t the type of story with a pleasant, happy ending. Be forewarned that this novel … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 21

A book by a new author, The Mothers by Brit Bennett This novel was like a breath of fresh air. Something about Bennett’s writing style just feels new and different from the things I’ve been reading lately. I fell into her … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 17

Book 17, a book you own but haven’t read, Swing Time by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith is such a rich writer; she touches upon so many different themes in this novel that it’s hard to know where to begin when … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 16

Book 16, a book from your childhood, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson I’m going to sound stupid admitting this, but I truly had no idea how pervasive Treasure Island was in American culture until I finally read this book. … Continue reading

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