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Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State- Raymond Kuehne
This book is probably intensely boring if you don't have a weird longstanding interest in anything written about Mormonism, but since I'm odd like that I really enjoyed it. It's a record of the LDS church in the GDR, with a good setup of what life was like for German Mormons and visiting church officials before, during, and after the period. 

Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism- edited by Maxine Hanks
SO GOOD. I want to just show up at any ward I ever attended and hand copies of this out to everyone. I almost feel like it should be subtitled "Everything you wanted to know about badass Mormon ladies prior to the 1980s but were always afraid to ask about because feminism is a dirty word and also why Mormon women should have the priesthood so there".* Especially worth reading for the selections from Woman's Exponent, a newsletter written by and for Mormon women during the earlier days of the church. 

On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era- edited by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone
Really great collection. Favorites: "On- and Off-Camera in Egyptian Soap Operas: Women, Television, and the Public Sphere" by Lila Abu-Lughod, "Between Religion and Secularism: Islamist Women of Hamas" by Islah Jad, and "The Veil Debate-- Again" by Leila Ahmed. 

Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh
This was roughly what I expected, not too long, and kind of preposterously queer, all of which made me rather happy. 

The Scarlet Pimpernel- what's her pants Orczy 
Abandoned on page 98 for being astonishingly boring and the fact that if I read the word "aristocratic" one more time I was going to throw it against a wall. 

The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
Abandoned around the point that the mom and the youngest daughter are sick. It was pretty good, I had just gotten to a point where I was like "what do you MEAN there are 300 more pages of this?" I am having a rough time with fiction lately, apparently. 


*I admit that this is an unreasonably long subtitle but work with me here
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