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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Meghana has read 1 book toward her goal of 75 books.
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This is a secondary blog where I will be reviewing books as I read (and re-read) them. Book suggestions are always welcome! You can find my primary blog at quietontheinside.tumblr :)

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Norwegian Wood
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Sacred Games
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Les Miserables
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Non Stop India
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I’m a big fan of well written memoirs, and I love learning more about the insidious underbelly of mental illness, so The Memory Palace was an extremely enjoyable read for me. 

Using the beautiful metaphor of a literal mental memory palace, author Mira Bartok constructs a story of her life with and without her enigmatic mother Norma. A gifted pianist who develops schizophrenia and eventually ends up homeless, Norma is a victim of both her neurobiology and the circumstances of her life and times. And Mira and her older sister are inadvertent victims of their mother’s debilitating illness.

This is a story of raw honesty, of a devastated family, of courage, and ultimately, of the resilience of people and of love. Well written and highly addictive, this is a book that will both teach and move you.

Rating- 8/10

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