The votes are counted and our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Goodreads group voted for The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende for our next summer readalong. This one is over 400 pages and with the busyness of summer, we’re going to give ourselves the better part of July and August to finish this chunkster. Voting will begin soon for our September readalong so make sure you join our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Goodreads group so you can help us decide where in the world to travel to next!
We decided to try and tackle Latin/South America for this readalong theme. Want to know more about The House of The Spirits? Read about it here…
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies. Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild desires and political machinations are tempered only by his love for his ethereal wife, Clara, a woman touched by an otherworldly hand. Their daughter, Blanca, whose forbidden love for a man Esteban has deemed unworthy infuriates her father, yet will produce his greatest joy: his granddaughter Alba, a beautiful, ambitious girl who will lead the family and their country into a revolutionary future.
The House of the Spirits is an enthralling saga that spans decades and lives, twining the personal and the political into an epic novel of love, magic, and fate.
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Big Book Summer Challenge
Since this book is 400+ pages long, this big book will also qualify for my good friend Sue’s Big Book Summer Challenge too. This challenge runs through Labor Day and is to read those big books (over 400 pages) from our bookshelves. Stop by and sign up with her challenge too!
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Join us in this summer as we travel to Chile. What South American books have you read? Which South American authors have you enjoyed? What big books are you wanting to read? As always, happy reading!