Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: This was the first choice for a book club that I joined for the summer. I also recommend: Anything by Kafka Summary from GoodReads: Awe and exhiliration–along with heartbreak and mordant wit–abound in Lolita, Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, […]

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Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

Pere Goriot by Honoré de Balzac Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: Part of the 1001 Challenge – plus I’ve always wanted to read Balzac! I also  recommend: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James On Beauty by Zadie Smith Summary from GoodReads: Nobody writes about money like Balzac, and his […]

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: It’s the Season! Summary from GoodReads: Ebenezer Scrooge is a heartless old miser who hates everything, especially Christmas. Then one mysterious Christmas eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a fantastic journey and teach […]

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: This was our chosen book for November’s Read-Along. I  also recommend: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith Summary from GoodReads: Holly Golightly is […]

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1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: This was October’s Read-Along book. I’ve heard people talking about it, but had absolutely no idea what the fuss was about. I also recommend: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne Summary from […]

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository | Amazon Reason(s) for Reading: Slaughterhouse-Five is frequently a banned book that is talked about. I wanted to read something out of my comfort zone. I also recommend: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Summary from GoodReads: […]

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