Disgrace was a lot. It had everything that usually makes me love a book: masterful writing, a messy main character (who I wanted to punch in the face), and many angles for critical analysis. I wish I had more time to sit with it and dig deeper into the characters and the social commentary, especially the significance of the title, but I wanted to finish it before the year ended. (One of my goals for next year is to read slowly and deliberately instead of rushing to see how many books I can finish.)
Now for shelf #10!
I haven’t read many of the books on this shelf, but my choice will be Sweet Land Stories by E. L. Doctorow because it meets at least one of the categories in the book challenges I’m hoping to complete in 2024. More on that later (tonight maybe).
Books I’ve read:
- Day After Night by Anita Diamant
- Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky