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Mrs. Dalloway
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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
" Awesome! This book was totally what got me into feminism. She can be dense but totally worth it. Absolutely one of my feminist heroes. "
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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From the get-go, there's a very strong intimacy with the characters, experienced through detailed character descriptions citing small details of each persona. I loved being allowed immediately into each character's world, and the overlapping, uneven ...more
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The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz
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This was a GREAT intro to the super-diverse terrain of what it means to be Jewish or practice Judaism. There was more of an emphasis on more traditional/formal Judaisms, but I really enjoyed seeing the links between Judaism and Buddhism. Totally tota ...more
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Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
recommended for: anyone taking a trip and discovering the US
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I read this when embarking on a three-week East Coast tour. I enjoyed Steinbeck's approach to travel and especially the way he narrated his poodle Charley. So charming! It really framed my perspective on my trip. Not as much of a knock-out as his maj ...more
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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Maybe detective novels aren't my thing? The pacing felt a bit slow to me but I did enjoy the foray into Jewishness...
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Live Through This by Sabrina Chapadjiev
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I really loved the themes and focus of this book, but did find the approaches uneven. Then again, narratives I perceived as being "fluffy" would frequently strike me unexpectedly. I think a volume like this is difficult because "women's" issues like ...more
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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
recommended for: probably no one
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I know this book is really well written. This is partially because it made me feel like shit. I had to stop reading this before I went to bed because it made me feel creepy and have nightmares. The writing must be really effective to make me feel tha ...more
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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: everyone
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I did enjoy this book and burned through it in almost a day. However, it was substantially less meaty (ha) than Omnivore's Dilemma. A lot of Pollan's information had been good and, had I read this one before Omnivore's, I think it would have gotten t ...more
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