Catching Up Even More

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More books I have raced through in the last few days:

On Black Sisters Street: A NovelOn Black Sisters Street: A Novel by Chika Unigwe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the story of four African women(one Sudanese refugee and three Nigerians) who have ended up working in the red light district in Antwerp. It’s a well-told tale of dreams betrayed and of resilience and friendship. It is a huge argument for improving the conditions for women in third world nations.

Dom CasmurroDom Casmurro by Machado de Assis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enjoyable very modern read with an unreliable narrator describing the romance of his life, but with his judgement and memory clouded by an obsessive jealousy.

The Case of Comrade TulayevThe Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Moving novel describing the dangerous political intrigue that led to pointless executions during the Stalinist era. Beautifully written and with a fascinating forward by Susan Sontag.

And should be done with The Optimist’s Daughter by midnight. Including that one, I will have almost made my goals. Just didn’t read The Way West with the Pulitzer group in November.

Around the World: S. America: 1 2 3; Other: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
1001 Books List: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Pulitzer: Oct Nov Dec
Nobel: Oct Nov Dec (giving myself credit for Nov and Dec, since these didn’t exist)
Great African Reads: 1 2 3

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About Beth Parks Aronson

I am Associate Professor of Psychology at Lamar University. Previously, I was a psychologist in private practice in Jenkintown, PA where I specialized in anxiety disorders and working with people living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. I am a little addicted to good literature. Ok, a lot addicted.
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One Response to Catching Up Even More

  1. vanbraman says:

    Good job on catching up. I plan on starting the January Pulitzer book tomorrow. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. I must also remember to make all the required changes in the Goodreads group and start a discussion post:-).

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