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Books: November and December 2017 Reads

The end of the year must mean another round up of books that I have read over the past two months. 
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett A tale of alliances and betrayals in a blended family and how their lives are changed when one of the siblings dies tragically in childhood. I love how this spans through the ages. My one criticism is that there are too many characters.

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld This is a modern re-working of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and is a really fun read. The trials and tribulations of the Bennett family are played out after the elder sisters, Jane and Elizabeth return home to help their mother when their father becomes ill. They soon find out that the family home has gone to rack and ruin and that Mrs Bennett has a compulsive shopping habit. Jane's interest in Chip Bingley is set against a backdrop of reality TV dating show, Eligible. 

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund This was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker prize and is one of my favourite re…

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