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The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes
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And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier
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Clunking prose in the translation, but a unique perspective on historic events, death and freedom. Interesting!
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
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And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier
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The Issa Valley by Czesław Miłosz
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The Self-Propelled Island by Jules Verne
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Louise Erdrich
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

Mahatma Gandhi
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Gustave Flaubert
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
Gustave Flaubert

William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

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2012 Reading Challenge
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2011 Reading Challenge
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