From new releases to books as old as time, this was an eclectic reading year.

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Keep your friends close and your friendships timeless

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In a slightly terrified kind of way

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‘The Turn of the Screw’ still giving the chills over a hundred years later.

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Award-winning movie is a coming-of-age film, political satire and feminist tale all rolled into one

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Persepolis (Source)


Summerscale writes a riveting account of the famous Road Hill House murder and its influence on detective fiction

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The Queen of England falls in love with reading in Alan Bennett’s charming novella

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Source: IMDB.com


Almost decade-old Argentinian movie still resonates in today’s digitally connected yet isolated world

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Source: IMDB.com

Vipula Gupta

California based culture blogger, obsessive & compulsive reader, globetrotter. Day job in technology. Writes at https://shadesofwords.com/!

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