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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
You know when a book just gets you? Like voice in your head, how-could-anyone-other-than-me-even-write-this, gets you? Well if you are (or were) a chu ...more
Jan 30, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
My favorite modern novel. There's a certain image that I always remember when I think of the book; "can angels lie spine to spine? If not, how they mu ...more
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Mar 31, 2009
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
Are you tired of the same old zombie apocalypse story? Then you may be suffering from zombie fatigue. Zombie fatigue can hit anyone at anytime; sympto ...more
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Jan 04, 2012
Sita's Ramayana
The Ramayana is one of the greatest ancient Indian epics and a sacred story cherished by millions throughout the world. It is the story of Prince Ram' ...more
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Mar 18, 2012
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
Fire is the last human monster in the Dells and her beauty is aweful to behold. Growing up in an isolated town, hidden safely from the passions her fo ...more
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Aug 03, 2010
What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes?
What Have You Done to Our Ears is the debut collection of poetry by first generation American poet Arlene Kim. Mixing fairy tales and Korean folk tale ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
The Seance
There's nothing quite like a gripping gothic ghost story on a windy winter night. I'm not ashamed to admit the haunting black and white cover image wa ...more
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Apr 03, 2013
Wandering Son, Vol. 1
Nitori and Takatsuki are fifth grade classmates who share a secret. Nitori is a boy who wants to be a girl and Takatsuki is a girl who wants to be a b ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Monster Island (Zombies, #1)
David Wellington's Monster trilogy is an inventive take the zombie apocalypse tale. The first book, Monster Island, takes place in New York City years ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
The Ridge
Anyone who has visited Blade Ridge will tell you it's an unsettling place. Tucked deep in the rural Kentucky mountainside it has a long history of acc ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
A dead man lies in the sand. Eyes still, covered in dirt and bound by rope, the body remains intact, serene almost, and shows little signs of the viol ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Oct 16, 2011
Blood Harvest
The Fletcher family believes they've found the perfect home in the remote English village of Heptonclough. A beautiful house, the scenery of the moors ...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks' World War Z is hands down one of the best books in the zombie genre written in the past decade. Survivors of a ten year war against the ho ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
June Elbus' uncle Finn is dying. It's 1987 and the person who knows her best in the world, her godfather and confidante, is wasting away. AIDS is a ne ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Slamming Open the Door
This book had me from the moment I read, "death barged in/ he has been here ever since". I simply can't say more than echo Thomas Lux, "How does one s ...more
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Dec 05, 2009
Breathe Deeply
Watching someone you love struggle with a debilitating condition is a tragic and life changing experience. For young Sei and Oishi, losing their frien ...more
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Jan 04, 2012
Burnt Shadows
I am going to make it a mission in life to have everyone read at least one of Shamsie's books. They may not like her aesthetic, but her depth is beaut ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #1)
The Gods of Gotham takes us to New York City in 1845; a place rife with political tension, an influx of immigrants, and the newly formed New York City ...more
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Feb 09, 2013
The Naming (The Books of Pellinor, #1)
This book is first in the Pellinor series. I appreciate Croggon's take on the hero's quest, especially with a female protagonist. Very Tolkienesque (w ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Absolutely beautiful language. I can't wait to read Home.
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Jul 16, 2009
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
Now this a great short story collection! After finishing I was reminded of my first encounter with Jhumpa Lahiri and that feeling of being blown away ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Nov 09, 2010
Tender Morsels
If there were a six star option I would have selected it (looking over my past several titles it seems I sure give a lot of 5-star ratings -- but they ...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
The Impressionist
An absolutely brilliant first novel. With Pran Nath's every transformation Kunzru skillfully builds tension between what one projects outwardly and th ...more
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Mar 31, 2009
This Blue: Poems
McLane's World Enough is one of my most favorite modern poetry collections (Passage I & III get me every time) but I find myself judging all futur ...more
May 16, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
100 Maps: The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History
John Clark has chosen some of the most beautiful maps for this book. An unexpected favorite of mine is the section "Fantasies, Follies, & Fabricat ...more
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Aug 26, 2007
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
'Bout time.
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
All the Light We Cannot See
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Sep 02, 2014
As I Lay Dying
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Jan 14, 2010
Taking Her Seriously: Penelope and the Plot of Homer's Odyssey
Mar 31, 2009
Sep 01, 2007
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Jul 08, 2011
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