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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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2016 Book Challenge: Book 46

Book 46, a book with antonyms in the title, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy According to Wikipedia, Tolstoy was “hesitant to label this work as a novel.” Upon reflection, this makes a lot of sense. The narrative through line … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 45

Book 45: A book that won the Pulitzer prize, All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren In graduate school, we read Night Rider in one of my classes. Once I realized it had nothing to do with the television … Continue reading

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