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Book Review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

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The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib ~ 384 pages ~ to be published 2/5/19 by St. Martin’s Press

Goodreads Synopsis:

The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists’ list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound.

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Book Review: Unmarriageable

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Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal ~ 320 pages ~ will be published 1/15/19 by Ballantine Books (Random House)

Goodreads Synopsis:

In this retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, the five Binat sisters and their marriage-obsessed mother navigate a world where money trumps morality and double standards rule the day.

A scandal and vicious rumor in the Binat family has destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to school girls. Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation without dropping out to marry and start having children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire them to dream of more.

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

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I was tagged to do the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag by Reg @ Bookish In Bed. If you aren’t following her, what are you waiting for? She is one of the first bloggers I followed after I started mine, and she has been so helpful and encouraging to me 🙂

This tag was originally started by Jenn @ Jenniely. Her blog is beautiful, and you should go check her out!

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