In Possession, A.S. Byatt powerfully creates characters so believable that I found myself assuming that the events she writes of really happened, that the feelings described were truly felt, and that the characters actually lived. For me, Possession‘s strength lies in this powerful creation. While I enjoyed the developing action (it is a literary mystery)

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[amazon_link asins=’0140074481′ template=’RightAlignSingleImage’ store=’rebereid06-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4871b1d7-17f0-11e7-985e-b3006ae4b676′]Booker Prize-winning Life and Time of Michael K by Nobel-prizing winning J.M. Coetzee was a challenging but rewarding read for me. In the midst of a futuristic South African civil war, Michael K lives to survive, and that is all. He has no wants and needs other than to be

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