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This is Where I Leave You
3.87
This was a recommendation, and I loved it. The whole time I was reading this book, I could see it playing like a movie in my head, and I experienced t ...more
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Mar 05, 2011
 
Adam & Eve: A Novel
2.76
"I hope Adam & Eve will not be read as a straight realistic novel. It moves in metaphoric ways. In some ways it is a sort of fable, though I stop ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.79
*I received this ARC from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Razorbill Books.
This book comes out on 1-11-11 and is pretty hotly anticipated as far as I
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Jan 11, 2011
 
Beautiful Ruins
3.68
"Some memories remain close; you can shut your eyes and find yourself back in them. These are first-person memories - I memories. But there are second ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
3.64
Peggy Orenstien's Cinderella Ate My Daughter was a fun read, but also serious one. My own academic background began with an unfinished major in sociol ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.38
Okay, so now I know what all the fuss is about. Not only was this a good read that I had trouble putting down, I also thought it was intelligent and p ...more
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Mar 05, 2011
 
The Middlesteins
3.42
I had a bunch of awesome quotes from the Middlesteins marked in my e-galley, but unfortunately, I took too long to write my review, and the galley exp ...more
Dec 2012
Jan 02, 2013
 
Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)
3.83
At the beginning of Hourglass it seems that the main character Emerson is simply seeing ghosts. I wasn't sure that I wanted to keep reading. Although ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
The End of Your Life Book Club
3.80
I usually begin my reviews with a quote, and I had some good ones picked out from Will Schwalbe's new memoir. However, I procrastinated writing my rev ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
3.75
"The end of the race is just a temporary marker without much significance. It's the same with our lives. Just because there's an end doesn't mean exi ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Code for Failure
4.28

Code for Failure is kind of a slight book, but it is really full of good stuff. I read and reviewed Ryan's short story collection Prize Winners last y
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Mar 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
The Secret History
4.05
"Our language is a language of the intricate, the peculiar, the home of pumpkins and ragamuffins and bodkins and beer, the tongue of Ahab and Falstaf ...more
Dec 2012
Jan 02, 2013
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
Rebecca's Stead's charming little book, When You Reach Me, is the story of a sort-of-geeky preteen girl named Miranda (who happens to be obsessed with ...more
May 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
Daniel Fights a Hurricane
3.30
If you were going to characterize the main character of this slight novel as insane (which Shane Jones hopes you won't), then he is probably psychotic ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Code Blood
3.77
This book was pretty far out of my comfort zone guys. I have read some noir/mystery/thrillers, but not many, so I come to this book pretty unfamiliar ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 02, 2012
 
The Lola Quartet
3.37
"He drove to a part of the suburbs that was close up against the edge of the wilderness, although it had occurred to Gavin that what he thought of as ...more
May 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
Other People We Married
3.57
How could I not read Emma Straub's book? I love Emma Straub's blog, I love that Emma Straub is a bookseller, and I love that Emma Straub has blurbs fr ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
The Night Circus
4.01
It is unlikely that this is the first review of this book that you've read, so you probably already know that the main story line of the book concerns ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
"But I knew that Michaela had stopped doing her homework earlier that year. She was developing a different set of skills. There was a lot to learn abo ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
The Year of the Gadfly
3.51
Jennifer Miller's novel The Year of the Gadfly is a lot of things. I wanted to read it because it is an academic novel, set at a private secondary sch ...more
May 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Holidays on Ice
3.96
I read David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice, which is a collection of Sedaris' holiday-themed essays. I really like Sedaris, but I don't necessarily like re ...more
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Mar 05, 2011
 
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)
3.67
I wanted to read Sisters Red because it was another of the titles removed from Bitch Magazine's, 100 Young Adult Books for the feminist reader. The no ...more
Jul 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
Blankets
4.05
Craig Thompson's Blankets is one of quite a few graphic memoirs I've read this year. It begins with Craig's somewhat traumatic childhood, and Thompson ...more
May 2011
May 16, 2011
 
The Lake
3.48
I know that I have read a book by Banana Yoshimoto before, but I can't remember what it was. When I picked up The Lake her sparse prose and almost bru ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.90
Was there anything this good written for teenagers when I was a teenager? I really don't think there was. I definitely don't think there was anything ...more
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Mar 05, 2011
 
Are You My Mother?
3.64
"It was only my lesbianism, and my determination not to hide it, that saved me from being compliant to the core."


I may have gone into reading Are You
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Sep 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
Living Dead Girl
3.84
Elizabeth Scott, Living Dead Girl: This is one of the books that was controversially removed from Bitch Magazine's "Top 100 Young Adult Books for the ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
I Am Legend and Other Stories
3.97
"For he was a man and he was alone and these things had no importance to him."


I am having trouble coming up with something to say about I Am Legend.
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Aug 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
And the Pursuit of Happiness
4.28
At first, I didn't know what to think about the book, because I wasn't sure what it was. I, like many a human, really like to categorize, and this boo ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
Wonder
4.42
Wonder is a middle grade novel about a boy with an extremely rare genetic disorder affecting his face. In fact, his appearance is so shocking, that hi ...more
Oct 2012
Nov 08, 2012
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