Tag: literature

  • Book #5 – Goliath

    Content warning: violence My fifth book in the 2022 challenge is Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi. The book satisfies Category 1 of the challenge, a book published in 2022. This also means we’re already one-fifth of the way through the challenge! Can you believe it? The book The main story takes place in the 2050s, where […]

  • Interlude – 5 alternative challenge books

    Goliath is taking longer than planned. So to give you something, I thought I’d talk about a few books that would be great for this challenge except that I’ve already read them. Maybe you’ll find something for your TBR (to be read) list! I’ve included them here in reverse chronological order of publication. #FashionVictim This […]

  • Book #4 – Beloved

    Content warning: violence, death, homicide, slavery, racism, bestiality, sexual assault/abuse My fourth book in the 2022 challenge is Beloved by Toni Morrison. The book satisfies Category 10 of the challenge, a book that received a national literary award; namely, the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. The book I could have easily chosen this book for the […]

  • Book #3 – Zen Beyond Mindfulness

    My third book in the 2022 challenge is Zen Beyond Mindfulness: Using Buddhist and Modern Psychology for Transformational Practice by Jules Shuzen Harris. The book satisfies Category 4 of the challenge, a book on psychology or personal development. Harris is both a practicing psychotherapist and a Buddhist teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. Full disclosure: […]

  • Interlude – what makes an author Romanian?

    I’m taking a little extra time to finish my current book, but since I’ve promised something every Wednesday, I thought I’d talk about how I’m defining a Romanian author for this challenge. The two authors I’ve read so far, Liviu Rebreanu and Matei Călinescu, are unquestionably Romanian. They spoke and wrote in Romanian and identified […]