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Book Challenge 2019

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  1. kissmesweet

    kissmesweet Well-Known Member

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    1. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
    2. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
    3. The Art of Forgery by Noah Charney
    4. Sunset Survivors by Lindsay Varty
    5. A Private War: Marie Colvin and Other Tales of Heroes, Scoundrels and Renegades by Marie Brenner
    Came across the last book having seen A Private War at the cinema in January. Marie Brenner's series of essays is brilliant, least of all her raw and insightful portrayal of Marie Colvin (which was first published in Vanity Fair in August 2012). Brenner's writing shows us that Colvin will not only go down as one of the greats in modern war journalism, but that she was also a heroic, interesting and flawed person. Highly recommended!
     
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    I just finished The end of Eddy by Édouard Louis, an autobiographical novel about what it is to grow up gay and bellow the poverty line in a rural isolated village in Picardy. I do not know if you read it but maybe because it's such a short book and packed with so much violence it just hits you like a well aimed punch. Courageous and very good.
     
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    10. Espectra by Pilar Pedraza
    11. La venganza del cordero atado, by Camilo Blajaquis
    12. Journal of Katherine Mansfield
    13. A journal of love by Anaïs Nin
    14. Kentukis, by Samanta Schweblin
    15. The journals of John Cheever
    16. Los peligros de fumar en la cama, by Mariana Enríquez
    17. Llamada perdida, by Gabriela Wiener
    18. #LesRares, by Verónica Dema and Alejandro Viedma
    19. Pájaros en la boca, by Samanta Schweblin (current)
     
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    1. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
    2. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
    3. The Art of Forgery by Noah Charney
    4. Sunset Survivors by Lindsay Varty
    5. A Private War: Marie Colvin and Other Tales of Heroes, Scoundrels and Renegades by Marie Brenner
    6. Family Trust by Kathy Wang
    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was my first novel of the year. It was alright. An easy read and quite enjoyable. I liked what the author had to say about the Chinese-American immigrant mentality as well as the corporate culture in Silicon Valley. I didn't find the characters, except for Linda perhaps, very interesting though. Furthermore, more things needed to happen in the novel for it to be more engaging.
     
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    19. Pájaros en la boca, by Samanta Schweblin
    20. La caja Topper, by Nicolás Gadano
    21. We should all be feminist, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    22. En celo, anthology by several Argentinian writers
    23. La hermana menor, by Mariana Enríquez
    24. Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
    25. The haunting of Hill house, by Shirley Jackson
    26. The year of magical thinking, by Joan Didion
    27. The course of the heart, by M. John Harrison
    28. 84, CHaring Cross Road by Hellen Hanff
    29. Tres inviernos en París, by Marta Minujín
    30. Yo también tuve una novia bisexual, by Guillermo Martínez
    31. ¿Alguien será feliz?, by Marina Yusczczuk
    32. Una madre protectora, by Guillermo Martínez

    And currently reading:
    Dear Diary by Lesley Arfin
    El pasado by Alan Pauls
     
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    1. Heavy by Kiese Laymon*
    2. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    3. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
    4. The World According to Fannie Davis by Brigett M. Davis*
    5. The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein*
    6. The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
    7. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby*
    *Nonfiction

    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby was hilarious.
     
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    1. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
    2. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
    3. The Art of Forgery by Noah Charney
    4. Sunset Survivors by Lindsay Varty
    5. A Private: War Marie Colvin and Other Tales of Heroes, Scoundrels and Renegades by Marie Brenner

    6. Family Trust by Kathy Wang
    7. The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
    8. Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg
    9. An Obvious Enchantment by Tucker Malarkey
    10. Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal

    11. The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon
    12. Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri

    Having quite a fun year in terms of what I am reading!
     

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