Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

Title: Ragnarok Author: A.S. Byatt How it fulfills the challenge: This book is an adaptation of the Norse end of the world myth (Ragnarok) Genre: Fiction (maybe could be considered fantasy? Literary Fantasy...) Quick Description: A detailed and almost poetic interpretation of a Norse myth with amazing imagery and a complex look at good and evil, power and … Continue reading Reading Challenge #52: A Book Based on Mythology

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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

Women Writers Reading Challenge #63: The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen’s novel is written in diary format, though the narrator would probably not like it being referred to that way. But it’s written as a series of notebooks he writes his private thoughts in and doesn’t let anyone read...so a diary. There’s nothing wrong with having a diary of course; I’ve had one for … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #63: The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen

Women Writers Reading Challenge #29: Academy Street by Mary Costello

Mary Costello's book follows a similar path as the last one I read by Cynthia Ozick. They are both books that detail the trajectory of a single life. But Costello's book is much quieter and much sadder. The events that occur in Tess Lohan, the protagonist's, life are not driven by herself. Tess allows life … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #29: Academy Street by Mary Costello