Adventures, biographies and a challenge

Another update on the reading challenge, this time for ones which were more difficult to pick!

7. An adventure/espionage novel

“The Three Musketeers” Alexander Dumas 

8. A biography

“Bossypants” Tina Fey 

9. A book that challenges your viewpoint

“Persepolis” Marjane Satrapi 

I have read “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy” but that is about as far as my adventure/espionage reading has taken me so this was difficult. I had the “The Three Musketeers” on my bookshelf and felt it fit. This is a great read and I took a lot of notes so will post a more detailed review later.

Another list (!) I am trying to complete is Buzzfeed’s 65 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties and Tina Fey’s book is on there. After adding this to my list as a biography I was annoyed as I would have rather it went as a celebrity memoir, but then as my celebrity memoir book I read Gloria Steinem’s “My Life on the Road” and think they can both be interchanged in the two categories.

Persepolis is one of Emma Watson’s choices for her book club “Our Shared Shelf” and I thought this would be a good choice to challenge my viewpoint on religion. This is a beautifully presented biography that I would encourage everyone to read.

It’s funny that two of these books were written by women who are helping in making progress for their gender and the other was written in a time where women were portrayed as inferior. It shows how far we have come but also, particularly shown in Persepolis, how far we have to go.

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