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The Brewer's Tale by William Bostwick
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Reunion by Hannah Pittard
Reunion: A Novel
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
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Real Happiness at Work by Sharon Salzberg
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Marilynne Robinson
“Every spirit passing through the world fingers the tangible and mars the mutable, and finally has come to look and not to buy.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Libba Bray
“Some mornings, she’d wake and vow, Today, I will get it right. I won’t be such an awful mess of a girl. I won’t lose my temper or make unkind remarks. I won’t go too far with a joke and feel the room go quiet with disapproval. I’ll be good and kind and sensible and patient. The sort everyone loves. But by evening, her good intentions would have unraveled. She’d say the wrong thing or talk a little too loudly. She’d take a dare she shouldn’t, just to be noticed. Perhaps Mabel was right, and she was selfish. But what was the point of living so quietly you made no noise at all? “Oh, Evie, you’re too much,” people said, and it wasn’t complimentary. Yes, she was too much. She felt like too much inside all the time. So why wasn’t she ever enough?”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

Marilynne Robinson
“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into it so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it?”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Suzanne Collins
“Now we're in that sweet period where everyone agrees that our recent horrors should never be repeated. But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Téa Obreht
“The dead are celebrated. The dead are loved. They give something to the living. Once you put something into the ground, Doctor, you always know where to find it.”
Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife

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2011 Reading Challenge
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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