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11
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Encyclopedia Brown, #1)
4.02
I could say that I loved the Encyclopedia Brown series as a kid, but that wouldn't be entirely accurate. I wanted to *be* Encyclopedia Brown. When you ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Sep 01, 2008
 
33
The Velveteen Rabbit
4.27
A terrific book, even as an adult, but it gave me quite a scare as a little kid. See, I actually managed to get scarlet fever in the first grade, and ...more
not set
Aug 02, 2007
 
7
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
4.27
Short story collections are alternately awesome and a pain in the ass. Awesome because you can just pick them up, read a story or two, and then put th ...more
May 26, 2011
May 29, 2009
 
5
Between the Bridge and the River
3.79
There have been very few books I've read in my life that I was tempted to start again as soon as I finished them. This is one of those proud few. Frie ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
 
22
Little White Mouse
4.08
It says a lot about the Little White Mouse series that I ended up reading the final mini-series first, and even after knowing how the story ends, I wa ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2007
 
16
Escape (Choose Your Own Adventure, #20)
3.59
This was my very favorite Choose Your Own Adventure book, hands-down. Which is weird, since I was totally terrified of most other mid-80s very-obvious ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
15
Batman: Strange Apparitions
3.99
This collects the all-too-short Detective Comics run by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin, which for my money, is the best run of Bat ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
56
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
My pick for the best coming of age novel ever. Or certainly my favorite, anyway. I could never really relate to Holden Caulfield... in fact, I wanted ...more
Jan 1998
Jul 30, 2007
 
36
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
4.62
Both a lovingly crafted tribute to the work of Duck comic master Carl Barks and a masterwork in its own right. Certainly the best work of fictional bi ...more
Jan 2005
Jul 31, 2007
 
35
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion
4.58
The beauty of this book is that it enhances Rosa's "L&ToSMcD" story with additional chapters, but you don't need to read this to fully appreciate ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 31, 2007
 
55
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.18
This won't surprise anyone who has talked to me for more than, say, 30 seconds at any point in the last 20 years, but this is the book that pretty muc ...more
Jan 1988
Jul 31, 2007
 
38
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)
4.05
The series goes off the rails here. There are some good bits to be found here - Arthur's new love interest, Fenchurch, is a great character, and God's ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2007
 
28
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
4.40
The best, most re-read book from my childhood, and the fact that my copy hasn't fallen apart after all these years amazes me. When the day comes that ...more
not set
Aug 05, 2007
 
39
Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)
4.16
Just as good as the first book, thanks in no small part to some excellent bits with Marvin, the creature with the eons-long vendetta against Arthur, a ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2007
 
19
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
4.62
A 10th anniversary "best of" collection would have been excellent enough, but the commentary from Watterson really makes this required reading.

Plus, i
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not set
Sep 25, 2007
 
27
Eating Ice Cream with a Werewolf
3.93
I don't remember much about this book, but I remember laughing out loud a lot and thinking it was just about the best book ever in the 3rd or 4th grad ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2007
 
34
High Fidelity
3.95
I am drawn to fiction about cranky, pop-culture obsessed guys in their 20s and 30s. Shocking, I know. Anyway, this is about the peak of the genre.
not set
Jul 31, 2007
 
54
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
Brilliant... easily my favorite Vonnegut novel, and one of my very favorite books of all time. Don't know what else to say beyond that, really.
Jan 1994
Jul 31, 2007
 
40
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
4.19
Not as good as the original book, but still very good just the same. Lots of good character bits here.
not set
Jul 31, 2007
 
21
Mr. Tickle (Mr. Men, #1)
3.90
This book taught me the word "extraordinarily." I'm forever grateful.
not set
Sep 25, 2007
 
48
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Jul 31, 2007
 
44
The Professor's Daughter
3.41
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Jul 31, 2007
 
37
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
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Jul 31, 2007
 
46
Take the Cannoli
3.86
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Jul 31, 2007
 
32
The Princess Bride
4.24
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Aug 02, 2007
 
31
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.03
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Aug 02, 2007
 
30
Tricked
3.77
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Aug 02, 2007
 
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The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
3.99
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Aug 05, 2007
 
45
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
3.91
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Jul 31, 2007
 
47
Assassination Vacation
3.99
None
Mar 23, 2008
Jul 31, 2007
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