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Fall Reading List

On Sunday, my book group assembled to discuss the first half of Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. It’s stunning. What are you reading?

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10 comments for “Fall Reading List”

  1. Petra says:

    All the Lives We Never Lived, by Anuradha Roy. A tale of loss and breaking bonds of social constrictions set in (largely) India during the run-up and start of World War II. This brings up issues of patriarchy, class, and the turbulence in the lives of those who will not, CANNOT, live within the straitjacket of societal convention.

    About 20 pages to go, so I should finish it tonight in time to return it to the library because it’s due on Sunday!

    • wendy says:

      And, how is it?

      • Petra says:

        Recommended. I love how the author weaves real people into her fiction. She writes beautifully and the themes are engaging. I’d probably give it a 4.5/5.

        Now I’ve started Heartland: A Memoir About Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (by Sarah Smarsh). A true tale of life as poor, rural whites. It’s eye-opening for me and it’s riveting.

  2. Liz says:

    I’ve heard great things about that novel!

  3. Meghan says:

    I’m listening to David Copperfield and reading the Elements of Style by Strunk and White. I listen to so many podcasts and do so much reading online, however, that I find it takes me FOREVER to get through a book. Hopefully I’ll have moved on from (i.e. finished) these two by next season.

    Listened to a great interview with Toni Morrison after she passed away. Such an interesting career path as a writer. But haven’t read anything by her yet.

  4. Lauren Nastachowski says:

    I just finished re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale (last read in my women’s lit class in 1998!!) I had a totally different perspective this time around.

    And now on to something lighter, A Picture of Dorian Gray. I have wanted to read it for ages and have started a mini book club of my own to discuss Wilde’s fantastic writing.

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