Tag Archives: World History

2017 Reading Challenge: Book 32

A non-fiction book, Dead Wake by Erik Larson Erik Larson has an uncanny ability to take an historical event and breathe an element of life into that transfigures the event from an abstract “event” into a fully-fleshed out story, one … 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 27

A book at least 500 pages long, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Confession time: I actually listened to this book on audio disk; I did not read it in the traditional sense. Normally, this feels a little like cheating to me, … 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 12

Reading Challenge, book 12, a classic romance: The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette Who doesn’t love a good romance during the most romantic month of the year? I picked this particular love story based on suggestions from Goodreads … 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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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 2

 A book that makes you cry, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay My future MIL gave me this book to read about a year ago because I expressed my love of WWII stories to her. I felt sad that it … Continue reading

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