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A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
Meg Murry has always felt a bit different from the other kids at school. She's a math whiz, but gets poor grades, and tries to beat up kids who make f ...more
May 19, 2011
May 16, 2011
This book was required reading for the Honors Program at my college. We were supposed to read it over the summer, then go to a book discussion, just f ...more
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Jan 20, 2009
The Sound and the Fury
Wow, this book sucked. Stream of consciousness of a retarded man? This was the only book that I have ever used CliffNotes for. I read it through and h ...more
Jul 1995
Jul 09, 2008
The Metamorphosis
I read this story online - it's available through Project Gutenberg or just a Google search. It's one of those classics I always wanted to read.

Mar 29, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
The Catcher in the Rye
I had to re-read this after a friend said, after reading for the first time, that he didn't like it because it sounded like some whiny teenager (a com ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 02, 2008
To Kill a Mockingbird
This book was chosen for New Hampshire's Big Read this year, and since I never had to read this in school and this is my best friend's favorite book, ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
The Great Gatsby
I didn't really get this book... I thought it was kind of boring.

3/4/09 - I re-read this for my community's Big Read, largely because I would have fel
Mar 04, 2009
Jul 09, 2008
I loved deer when I was younger, so how could I pass up reading Bambi, even though I had already seen the movie (especially since I got an ancient cop ...more
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Feb 09, 2009
Someone in the Supernatural Fiction Readers Group recommended this as an early vampire novel. It was, in fact, published 25 years before Dracula. I re ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
So I was inspired to read this after reading Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, which was written to follow the original Pinocchio tale (not the Disney versio ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Haunting of Hill House (Stephen King Horror Library)
I've heard about this book from several sources - most of them talking about how this is a horror classic, or one of the best haunted house novels - a ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
It's hard to believe that I went so long without having read H.P. Lovecraft, considering that I love horror and most of my favorite horror authors are ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
The Bell Jar
This was my second or third time reading this book, and I loved it just as much. I remember reading a review of this book in some girly magazine like ...more
Oct 1999
Jul 07, 2008
Tuck Everlasting
I had never read this classic children's story, and I'm not sure that I even saw the movie (although I can remember bits from the previews - the one w ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
This was my favorite from the trilogy, I liked the wandering way it began, as well as having all the characters in one place instead of everyone off i ...more
Dec 2006
Aug 26, 2007
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
I only vaguely remember actually reading this book, mostly I remember watching the cartoon movie and running around barefoot in my English class's "Ho ...more
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Jul 23, 2008
The Exorcist
The first time I saw "The Exorcist," I thought it was pretty boring in parts. Reading the book made those parts much more interesting.
Sep 1998
Jul 08, 2008
The Secret Garden
I read this in addition to watching several versions of the movie. I did enjoy this classic quite a bit and reading the book helped me understand diff ...more
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Dec 23, 2008
The Grapes of Wrath
I am not sure if I read this entire book or not. My history teacher in my junior year of high school had us watch the movie, then told us that if we w ...more
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Sep 20, 2010
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Damn. Not even zombies and ninjas could save this from being one of the most boring books I've ever read. It had such promise! On the other hand, I am ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
This was a short enough novel that it wasn't a chore to read. I had a friend in high school named Maggie and I recall that we would sometimes call her ...more
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Dec 11, 2011
A Little Princess
I love this story and especially there is one version of the movie that I adore. I wanted to buy a nice hardcover version of this book for my goddaugh ...more
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Dec 23, 2008
Twelfth Night
I thought this play was a lot of fun, I liked the comical confusion of the characters (both the seeming gender confusion and the love interests' confu ...more
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Apr 24, 2009
To Be a Slave
I think I read this at some point in high school, and I'm fairly certain it was for English class but I could be completely wrong. I just recall readi ...more
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Feb 05, 2010
The Rape of the Lock
I'd always been under the misconception that this was something about a rape. It's actually a parody! It turns some silly trivial event (similar to so ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 18, 2009
The Canterbury Tales
I had to read parts of this in high school and again in college, mostly the same stories. The Prologue, The Miller's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, The Wi ...more
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Sep 20, 2010
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
If you're going to watch a movie based on this book, I would highly recommend the old cartoon version as opposed to the new live action version (with ...more
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Oct 19, 2009
The Velveteen Rabbit
This is probably my favorite children's book of all time. It's such a sweet story! I remember the version I read had wonderful pictures, but it may be ...more
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Jan 02, 2009
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
I had heard people talk about how great this book was, so one day at the library I picked it up and read it. (It's very short). I didn't really get wh ...more
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Jun 02, 2009
Leaves of Grass
I don't read a lot of poetry, mostly because I don't like poetry, but I read this in high school and really enjoyed it - I think partly because most o ...more
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Oct 19, 2009
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