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I need help! I'm doing the Reading Challenge and have some trouble finding all the required books.

Things I'm missing are:
- A book written by someone under 30 (no, I will *not* read anything by Christopher Paolini, thanks)
- A book with nonhuman characters (I've read The Animal Farm and Watership Down, and something like 8 Redwall books)
- A memoir (recommend a good one, please)
- A book with bad reviews (no, I will *not* read the Twilight books)
- A book with a love triangle (see above)
- A book set in high school (again, see above; I'd prefer this without awkward romances altogether)
- A book written by an author with your same initials (that's A.K. then)

Date: 2015-01-12 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I was fascinated by Steven Bach's The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl (that's a memoir, in case you didn't figure). I also liked The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

Date: 2015-01-13 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Does it count if it's not an autobiography? I guess it does. And what's The Immortal Life like? Which category?

Date: 2015-01-13 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a biography as well, about the woman from whom the HeLa-cell strain were taken (most used cells in all of cancer research). Poor woman was properly fucked over and her descendants are being so even today. This had a very personal touch for me while I was doing research but it's a good read either way. FOR SCIENCE!


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