I got my hands on this book at the ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem and I thought it would help me better understand the realities and the conflict between Palestine and Israel and their recent history together.

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I don’t remember exactly how I got my hands on this trilogy, but I think it’s one of those kind of books you read and then you get a more clear view of the world.

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An amazing book on the condition of women in India, written by journalist Elisabeth Bumiller after living for 3 and a half years in India.

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After visiting South Africa for 2 weeks, reading this book seemed like a natural next step in understanding everything we have seen during the trip.

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I haven’t read any of Chuck Palahniuk’s books before, but I saw Fight Club some years ago, and now I bought three of his books to see what’s the story with this guy. I read Fight Club, Invisible Monsters and Choke. Although everybody said that Fight Club is his best book, my favorite is definitely Choke.

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Artwork by : Tyler Parkinson

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I bought ‘The Beautiful and Damned‘ just because I remembered that I enjoyed somewhere in high-school ‘The great Gatsby’. The introduction said that the action happens in the same era, so I said why not. I didn’t have too many expectations from this book, I imagined I would enjoy reading it, but in the end I actually loved it.

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If I think about the books that I enjoyed the most, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex is definitely on my top 5. It’s one of those books that got my attention from the first rows and that I enjoyed until I finished reading all the 600 pages.

It starts like this :

“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license…records my first name simply as Cal.”

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