April 30, 2016

May’s novel for the Reading Challenge will be Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi.

I realize that it is listed as number 7 on the Reading Challenge post of April 29, 2016 but the list is in alphabetical order and I already have this book on my tbr pile.  It goes without saying that the books will not be read in the order presented.

Find the synopsis of the novel below, taken directly from the official website of Azar Nafisi :

“Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi’s living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. In this extraordinary memoir, their stories become intertwined with the ones they are reading. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.”

I’ll be tweeting quotes throughout the month of May. Be sure to follow me at @ctdalessandro1 , hastag  #ctbookquotes.

For tweets related to the challenge itself, I’ll be using hashtag #ctbookchallenge .

I look forward to hearing your comments!