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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 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 31

A book set in a place you’d visit, A Town like Alice, by Neville Shute Back in high school, I read Neville Shute’s novel On the Beach. It has haunted me ever since—literally, it haunted my dreams,—it gave me horrific … 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 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 13

Book 13, a book set in a different country, City of Women by David Gillham The entire plot of City of Women hangs on one important question–what would any of us do? In the last month, this is a question … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 4

Book 4, a book that became a movie: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Let me start by saying that my review will never do this novel justice. This is not a book—it is a piece of artwork. There is … Continue reading

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