The 2019 Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo Challenge has come to an end, and the last of the book reviews are in. Here’s what one participant thought about the classic (and #51 of the top 100 books from PBS’ The Great American Read) Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston:
Star Rating: 5 Stars (Loved it!)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is a book that everyone should read at least once. It follows the life of a biracial woman, Janie, in early 1900’s Florida as she searches for independence. The prose is wonderfully lyrical and the novel tackles topics of abuse, discrimination, and marriage with nuance and insight. It left me feeling both melancholic and hopeful, and I can easily see why this novel is considered a classic.
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