Half of a Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 I was encouraged to read this book by a fellow blogger who I admire and whose literary judgement I trust to some degree. He had selfish reasons of course (He needed to talk to someone about it) and he proceeded to send me a link also of Adichie at a TED conference speaking about 'The …

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

One word (Mind-Blown).   "Nick is like a good stiff drink: He gives everything the correct perspective. Not a different perspective, the correct perspective."   I put off reading this book for a long time thinking that it would have been another book about some missing person found later by loving husband happily ever after …

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A Beautiful Tragedy- The Fault in our Stars- John Green

  Is it Tragedy? Is is Romance? Is it comedy (in the Shakespearean sense)? Green provides the perfect blend of Love and lost, tragedy and humor without over-simplifying the characters or over-exaggerating their illness.           Sliding my hands across the screen to turn the pages while using my next hand to …

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