Reading Challenge #26: A Book By an Author From a Country You’ve Never Visited

Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude Author: Gabriel García Márquez How it fulfills the challenge: Márquez is from Colombia, and I've never been outside of North America Genre: Literary Fiction/Classic Quick Description: A sweeping family saga in a small Caribbean town filled with super long lived residents and plenty of mystery and intrigue. It follows … Continue reading Reading Challenge #26: A Book By an Author From a Country You’ve Never Visited

Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  The first completed series on my list was one I read for book club. Our reading list for the year includes 4 trilogies, and this was the first one up. Series Breakdown: Books in Order: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant Favorite Book: Divergent Genres/Keywords: science fiction, young adult, dystopic My Average Rating: 3.33 What These Books … Continue reading Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

A-Z Reading Challenge: #: 13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

While the world is filled with more amazing books than you can read in a lifetime, there's also plenty of not-so-great ones, or ones that just don't click with you. This book was definitely one that didn't appeal to me. The book was billed as a "puzzle" book, set in and between the World Wars, … Continue reading A-Z Reading Challenge: #: 13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

A-Z Reading Challenge: Symbol: (S)mythology by Jeremy Tarr

So there's sort of a story that goes with this book, and I thought I'd share it because who doesn't love a story about a book? I don't actually know where I found out about this book. I think I read a review of it somewhere. It wasn't very popular or anything, but I was … Continue reading A-Z Reading Challenge: Symbol: (S)mythology by Jeremy Tarr

A Year Reading Women Authors

Above: The first book of my year reading only women authors. As I said at the beginning of my challenge, I tend to read women writers in equal measure to male writers. Using Goodreads to measure, I found that I tended to be split down the middle with my reading the three years previous to … Continue reading A Year Reading Women Authors

Women Writers Reading Challenge: #68-75 The End

  At first I was going to post the rest of the reading challenge one book at a time, like I did for all the rest of the books, but then I decided that would take weeks to get them all out there, and meanwhile I wouldn't be able to start posting this year's books. … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge: #68-75 The End

Women Writers Reading Challenge #67: Possession by A.S. Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a master. This book is pretty amazing, as Byatt has to create not only her protagonists, their world, and their quest, but also two literary figures and great portions or excerpts of their works. It's quite a feat. This is a book that takes a great deal of effort and time, but … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #67: Possession by A.S. Byatt

Women Writers Reading Challenge #66: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

There are some books that leave an indelible mark by dint of their incredible strangeness--books that startle and make you wonder how an author ever could have come up with it. This is one of these books. But it's brilliant. Geek Love follows the story of Oly, an albino hunchback who her parents deplore for … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #66: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Women Writers Reading Challenge #65: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

You may have noticed this book popped up on my favorites list for Top Ten Tuesday. There were actually a number of books on that list that I haven't done a post about yet, but they will all be coming I promise. This book came out about five years ago, but it's lost none of … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #65: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Women Writers Reading Challenge #64: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

It took me a while to finish this book because I accidentally left it at my parents' house. And did I mention I only had 60 pages left? This is an interesting twist on a beloved fairy tale replete with cyborgs and inter-species love. As you know, I love a good fairy tale adaptation. The … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #64: Cinder by Marissa Meyer