Tag Archives: World History

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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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 49

Book 49: A book with 500 pages, Don Quixote by Cervantes Don Quixote is one of those massive, intimidating novels that has sat on my bookshelves for over a decade in the “to read someday” pile. Being of Spanish descent, … 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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