Book Review: Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me, by Karen Swallow Prior


In each chapter of Booked, Karen Swallow Prior analyzes a literary work and relates it to her own life, explaining how each piece has instructed and shaped her. Even though I have only read some of the works Prior discusses, she presents them all in a very appealing and approachable way that makes me want to read the ones I haven’t gotten to yet. I was fascinated by the unique hybrid essay/memoir/literary analysis approach of this book. My only criticism of Booked is that I wish it were longer. I hope that Prior will write another book in the same manner as this one.


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