To Kill A Mockingbird is the kind of book that throws you back to a time and a place where things were different and yet where certain essential ways of thinking still seem accurate today. Continue reading
How does an elephant travel from Portugal to Austria in the early 1550s? Slowly. Very slowly.
This novel is written by the Nobel prize winning Portuguese author and is quite the funny story about an Indian elephant (Solomon) who is given as a present by the Portuguese King and Queen to his cousin Miximillian, Archduke of Spain.
Read a book with a number in the title.
This is the kind of book that makes you go “I wonder if this is how it really is?”
You might not look at things the same way after reading this incredibly interesting novel. Continue reading
Read a popular author’s first book.
I love the idea of reading the classics. Books that are taught in school. Intellectual books that are supposed to enlighten you and leave you with something greater than just a story and a few hours of entertainment. Books that matter. Continue reading
The great tapestries of trees had darkened to ghosts back at the last edge of twilight. The early moon had drenched the arches with pale blue, and, weaving over the night, in and out of the gossamer rifts of moon, swept a song, a song with more than a hint of sadness, infinitely transient, infinitely regretful.
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What an odd way of ending a trilogy. In this novella we briefly meet a few familiar characters, Leana Redman, the daughter of millionaire and tycoon George Redman, from the first novel and Carmen Gragera, the assassin from the second novel. Continue reading
I started reading this novel in early September on the plane from Miami to Santo Domingo as I was coming home from my month long vacation in Europe. The opening is so intense that it caught my attention right away even though it was late and I was tired after a long trip. Continue reading
Read a book set in the future.
Read a book by an author with your same initials.
To say that I would never have read this book if it weren’t for this reading challenge is a gross understatement. Science fiction novels just isn’t “my thing”, although I don’t mind this particular genre when it comes to movies. Continue reading
Read a thriller. Read a trilogy.
Fifth Avenue is part 1 of the Fifth Avenue Series (boxed set), which I downloaded for FREE on www.amazon.com to my Kindle some time ago (I can’t remember when). Now it’s priced at US$ 7.49 for Kindle. This novel is really good, the story catches on quickly, basically from the first couple of pages, and the novel is definitely a page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The plot has so many twists and turns that you’ll never see coming – from the beginning and straight until the end. Continue reading
Read a funny book. Read a mystery or a thriller.
I’ve certainly never read a novel like this one! The way it’s written breaks probably any and every rule of how conventional novels are written – and it works. Continue reading
Read a book of short stories. Read a book based on or turned into a TV show.
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? A puzzle that needs solving? And who doesn’t know and like/love Sherlock Holmes, a man who is perhaps as much a mystery as the ones he’s constantly trying to solve. Continue reading
Read a book by a female author. Read a book a friend recommended.
When I was a student at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense City, I had an American literature professor, who used to keep track of his students’ yawning. Continue reading
Read a book by an author you’ve never read before. Read a book you own but have never read.
This is by far one of the most heartbreaking novels I’ve ever read! Continue reading