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message 1: by katie (last edited Jul 08, 2018 04:05PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Realized I never started this thread. Going back to track everything I've read this year:

1. The Stranger by Albert Camus 01.03.18
2. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston 01.12.18
3. Henna House by Nomi Eve 01.20.18
- Random Travel Challenge
4. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood 02.06.18
5. Indiana by George Sand 03.07.18
- 2018 Quest for Women Authors
6. Mosquito by Roma Tearne 03.16.18
7. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez 04.09.18
- Random Travel Challenge
8. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman 04.16.18
9. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon 05.04.18
- 2018 Quest for Women Authors

The Stranger by Albert Camus The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston Henna House by Nomi Eve Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Indiana by George Sand Mosquito by Roma Tearne Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon


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Blagica  | 12050 comments April Showers bring May flowers I hope May brings lots of great reads and sunshine! You are doing great!


message 4: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments 11/40
Push by Sapphire 05.16.18
Push by Sapphire


message 5: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments “I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” I hope you find a corner in Paradise with some great books!!


message 7: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments You have read some very interesting books so far do you have a stand out?


message 8: by katie (last edited Jun 24, 2018 08:57PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments 15/40
The Wreath by Sigrid Undset Read 6/12/2018
- Nobel prize winners, 2018 Quest for Women Authors
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell Read 6/23/2018
- 2018 Quest for Women Authors

The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1) by Sigrid Undset Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell


message 9: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments good job katie


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katie | 160 comments 16/40
Petit Pays by Gaël Faye Read 6/28/2018
- Random Travel Challenge

Un país petit by Gaël Faye


message 12: by katie (last edited Jul 18, 2018 07:54PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments 18/40
Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly Read 07.07.2018
2018 Quest for Women Authors Challenge

This was interesting, it was interesting to get a sense of a journalistic style in the 1880s. And Nellie Bly was super badass for doing the things she was doing, at the age of 19, in a time when it was so rare for a woman to literally put herself in danger for a profession.

The writing was less enjoyable than some of the others I've been reading. At times she really manages to make some emotional and poignant points in a fairly straightforward "and then this happened" format, which is impressive. But then at other times it's very disjointed, jumping around with very short sentences that don't seem to connect with each other. But it was a fascinating short read, and nice to read another woman author from the 19th century!

Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly


message 13: by katie (last edited Jul 18, 2018 07:54PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments 19/40
Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar by Emily Ruete Read 07.16.18
Around the World Challenge

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar by Emily Ruete


message 14: by katie (last edited Aug 29, 2018 10:44PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments 20. The Blue Sky Read 07.20.18
Random Travel Challenge
21. Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman Read 7.30.18
Around the World Challenge

The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag Singing Away the Hunger The Autobiography of an African Woman by Mpho M'Atsepo Nthunya


message 15: by katie (last edited Aug 29, 2018 10:45PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments 22. The House of Mirth Read 08.19.18
2018 Quest for Women Authors Challenge
23. Maurice Read 08.29.18
24. Julius Caesar Read 08.29.18
Reread before seeing Caesar Maxiumus production

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton Maurice by E.M. Forster Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare


message 16: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments 25. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck Read 09.10.18
2018 Quest for Women Authors Challenge
Nobel Prize winners & Pulitzer Prize winners

The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) by Pearl S. Buck


message 17: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments You are on your way to having a great year in books! Do you have a book you still can't wait to read?


message 18: by katie (last edited Nov 03, 2018 01:02PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments 26. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Read 09.17.18

27. So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ Read 10.02.18
Quest for Women Authors Challenge
Around the World Challenge

Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches, #1) by Terry Pratchett So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ


message 19: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Blagica wrote: "You are on your way to having a great year in books! Do you have a book you still can't wait to read?"

Thank you, Blagica! Not a specific one, but I am excited about all the rest of the books in my Quest for Women Authors challenge, reading a bunch more women authors that are new to me.


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message 21: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments katie wrote: "Blagica wrote: "You are on your way to having a great year in books! Do you have a book you still can't wait to read?"

Thank you, Blagica! Not a specific one, but I am excited about all the rest o..."


Good Luck!


message 22: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments 29. Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks read 10.19.18
2018 Quest for Women Authors Challenge

30. Written in Black by K.H. Lim read 10.28.18
Random Travel Challenge

Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks Written in Black by K.H. Lim


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