Summer Reading Challenge #2: Snow

The second challenge of Nerd in the Brain’s summer reading challenge is to read a book with a one word title. For this challenge, I chose “Snow” by Orhan Pamuk. It’s the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize in Literature.

So that should tell you that it’s excellent.

It took me longer than usual to finish this book. It’s much different than what I typically read. I was determined to complete this book no matter what – even if I wasn’t totally interested in the political or religious topics. I think I will have to look up the history of Turkey in order to understand some of the issues. You can still enjoy this book without knowing. I’m just a nerd in that way.

The book dealt with politics, religion, love. If it wasn’t for the love stories, I might have given up. Thank goodness for love.


  1. I keep adding books faster than I can read them!! Unfortunately I have some epically bad exams to grade this weekend so no reading for me 😦

  2. I have not read a one word title for awhile. My recent favorite was The House Girl. It has a modern story about a lawyer seeking reparations for slavery and a girl slave who learned how to paint, her mistreas takes credit for the art and then how the past converges on the present. Carolina or “Lina,” is the lawyer who meets an ancestor of Josephine, the house girl. I will see if I can find Snow.

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