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Siddhartha: A Novel by Hermann Hesse
 

 
Adventurous, Inspiring, Interesting

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Bossypants by Tina Fey
 
Fun, Boring, Interesting

Obasan by Joy Kogawa
 

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
 
Fun, Interesting, Insightful

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
 
Beautiful, Insightful, Interesting

Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle, Glennon Doyle Melton
 
Inspiring, Interesting, Informative

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
 

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
 
Fantastic, Epic, Interesting

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful

Great read. Incredibly funny, endearing and thoughtful all at once. A simple story about creating communities and finding meaning after profound loss.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
 
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic

The Handmaid's Tale by The Handmaid's Tale
 
Dark, Addictive, Brilliant

Runaway by Alice Munro
 
Interesting, Confusing, Gloomy

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
 
Fun, Interesting, Insightful

The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
 
Interesting, Insightful, Beautiful

I read this book for the second time and it stands the test test of time. Exploring the duality between eastern and western culture within one family, the Namesake is well written and woven tightly by good writing and editing. This is Lahiri’s best work so far.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
 
Insightful, Dramatic, Beautiful

The Shape of Family: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
 

Interesting perspective on love, loss and how different cultures cope with both. Not quite at the same level of The Secret Daughter but worthy of some good discussion.

 
Insightful, Adventurous, Dark

Brilliant sequel that does not let down. Atwood is economical with her words and provides evocatively different viewpoints from the Gilead. I’m not sure how much I would have enjoyed this book if I hadnt read the Handmaid’s Tale first. Both books are strickingly pertinent to current western politics and read as a cautionary tale of the fragility of human rights even in the most democratic countries.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
Informative, Insightful, Life Changing

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