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The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
4.14

Dense but fascinating look at the political climate in Europe and (to a lesser extent) America on the eve of the Great War. Works as an excellent comp...more
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Dec 05, 2012
 
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.01

A fantastic, and thorough look at the land and people of the Americas before Columbus' arrival. Mann does a great job of explaining the competing theo...more
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Mar 08, 2012
 
Elizabeth I
4.12

Excellent biography, but not wildly compelling. Somerset more or less takes the reader through Elizabeth's life chronologically, which slows the pace...more
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Mar 08, 2012
 
The Vanishers
3.11
Intricate, fun, moving. Deliciously new language (without being pretentious or overwrought).
not set
Jun 28, 2013
 
The Stranger's Child
3.28
Lovely! Beautiful prose coupled with engaging snapshots of British life throughout the twentieth century.
not set
Mar 08, 2012
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.14

Time-traveling, bodice-ripping,.Scottish-broguing...you get the picture. It's great.
Apr 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Life After Life
3.71
Adored it.
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Jun 28, 2013
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80

Probably the best historical fiction I've read. Mantel uses Thomas Cromwell to take us through Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon, while sh...more
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Sep 17, 2011
 
The Children's Book
3.64

I read this after Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell, and it was surprisingly fitting...if I wrote blurbs I would probably say this book is "a captivat...more
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Dec 05, 2012
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46

Thought it would be "Harry Potter goes to college"....turns out its more like, "Gossip Girl in Narnia". I'll probably read the sequel though.
Apr 09, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
 
A Song of Ice and Fire #1-4: A Game of Thrones/A Clash of Kings/A Storm of Swords/A Feast for Crows
4.65

Don't get me started. SO GOOD.
not set
Mar 08, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
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Jul 09, 2014
 
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)
4.02
None
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Jun 09, 2012
 
Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh, #4)
4.05
None
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Dec 05, 2012
 
A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh, #2)
3.80
None
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Dec 05, 2012
 
Gloriana
3.59
None
not set
Jul 23, 2013
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.17
None
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Jun 09, 2012
 
The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830
4.17
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Jul 23, 2013
 
Memoirs of Hadrian
4.23
None
Mar 08, 2012
Apr 26, 2009
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.98
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not set
Aug 10, 2014
 
Voyager (Outlander #3)
4.37
None
Dec 05, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
A Place of Greater Safety
4.02
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not set
Mar 08, 2012
 
The Death of Artemio Cruz
3.86
None
Jun 09, 2012
Apr 26, 2009
 
La Confusion des sentiments
4.09
None
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
 
Hood (King Raven, #1)
3.88
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Mar 08, 2012
 
Middlemarch
3.89
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Jun 09, 2012
 
Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh, #11)
3.88
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Dec 05, 2012
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
None
Apr 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Winter's Tale
3.61
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not set
Dec 05, 2012
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.27
None
Sep 26, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
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