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The Champaca Reading Challenge: 2022

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The Champaca Reading Challenge: 2022

We believe that a good bookshelf should hold voices and stories from across time, place and experience. We’ve put together a list of prompts — some fun, some unusual — designed to expand our reading this year. Let’s read together to discover new worlds, and read diverse! 

Pick a book (or two!) for each prompt, You don't have to read in order, and you don't have to finish the challenge — we're just excited to discover new books together! Find our recommendations here, and pick up the books you want here.

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Team Champaca’s recommendations: The books we loved in 2021 📚

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Team Champaca’s recommendations: The books we loved in 2021 📚

And once again, we’re at the end of another year! As with every year, books have been our constant companions in 2021. We decided to look back on 2021 this way: what we’ve read this year and loved, whether new releases or old ones, books we’ve been meaning to read, or ones we accidentally discovered on the way. 

Read on for why we picked these books, and get your copies here.

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Book Review – Calvin Kasulke's "Several People Are Typing"

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Book Review – Calvin Kasulke's "Several People Are Typing"

This month, Nirica recommends Calvin Kasulke's Several People Are Typing, a satirical WFH comedy about a character who finds his consciousness stuck in Slack. She also recommends some of her favourite books and movies that explore the internet age. Get your copy here.

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Recommendations for Women in Translation Month

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Recommendations for Women in Translation Month

August was declared Women in Translation Month by Meytal Radzinski, a scholar who took up the task of asking why there were so few women-identified authors published in translation. A study soon revealed that only 26% of books in translation were written by women.   Women in Translation Month, then, had two simple goals: 1. Increase the dialogue and discussion about women writers in translation 2. Read more books by women in translation At Champaca, we believe in reading widely and thoughtfully, and take care to stock translations from across regional languages from India and literature and non-fiction by women-identified authors. The books we have...

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Book Review – Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

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Book Review – Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

After a hiatus, we’re happy to bring you another book review. Champaca intern Ishika Somany writes about Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Read on for her thoughts, get your copy of the book from Champaca.

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