My name is Mary Cox, and I have lived in Evanston for almost 8 years. I am a personal trainer and most of my hobbies involve moving my body in some way. I love to play tennis, hike, and embrace all that summer has to offer here with my children and husband. When I do relax, it is with a book where I can truly escape and unwind.
1) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013)
Amazing character development with a unique story. At the end, I felt like I had been a part of the story.
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My name is Anja Spruston, and I’m an Economics undergraduate senior at Northwestern University, where I am also a member of the university’s premiere hip hop company, Fusion. I’ve grown up in Evanston since I was two, and as a leisurely reader, have had an Evanston Public Library card for as long as I can remember. I have read a large stack of books over the course of this past year, but these four have left the biggest impressions on me, and I hope to pass them along to you as well! In my spare time, I work as a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings and a floor hockey referee at Northwestern.
1) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2003)
If you haven’t read it, you’ve certainly heard of it. A book that most people are familiar with but not enough have read. My new favorite book of all time, I am still thinking about it months later. This book was extremely thought provoking and brought me to tears time and time again. The characters are well formed, and the book is written in a way that pulls you in.
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