Monthly Archives: November 2014

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

This is the story of a spiritual journey of a man living in India and Nepal at the time of the Buddha. It is absolutely not my thing at all, but when it came up as a book group choice … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

This is a collection of essays, if I did not know the title of the book and if someone had asked me what the unifying theme of the collections was, I may have struggled to tell them. This book is … Continue reading

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Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk

I have read more than half of Palahniuk’s novels, and have enjoyed them to varying degrees. Some of them have been great, one has been one of my favourites of all time, and some have been just OK. This one … Continue reading

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The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory writes books about women. So, I was unsure of what to think about her new book about the middle ages’ best-known murdering nutcase misogynist tyrant, Henry VIII. It turns out that it is not quite about him, it … Continue reading

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I listened to the audiobook for this one, and yay! Poehler reads it herself. I really disapprove of people who do not read their own audiobooks. She is a comedy actress who many might know from Saturday Night Live (I … Continue reading

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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

This is a rom-com set at the turn of the millennium, so I suppose you could say that it is historical fiction. It was written in 2011 and the writer has put in lots of nice late-nineties cultural references so … Continue reading

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