Ten Day Book Challenge: Day Eight

Welcome to Day Eight of the Ten Day Book Challenge. I was invited to participate in this challenge by author and blogger Rami Ungar.

Here is how the challenge works:

  • Thank whoever nominated you with big, bold print. If they have a blog, link to the post where you got tagged there.
  • Explain the rules.
  • Post the cover of a book that was influential on you or that you love dearly.
  • Explain why.
  • Tag someone else to do the challenge, and let them know they’ve been tagged.

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Small Great Things was one of those “WOW” books that I couldn’t put down. It was gripping. It made me physically and emotionally ill. It made me think about myself, my feelings about race, my own privilege, and it made me question so much. I think Jodi Picoult was very brave to tackle this story. There was a little something about the ending that didn’t quite work for me, but sometimes that happens. The reason I’m including this, not only as a book that influenced me, but as one I would recommend to others is because it is so powerful and thought-provoking. I think it’s very possible that everyone who reads it will walk away with a slightly (or drastically) different perception, but I think that’s what makes a book truly great.

If you have a thought-provoking book you’d like to talk about, go ahead and participate in this challenge. Leave me a comment with a link to your post so I can stop by for a visit!

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