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What She Saw...
I counted this as one of my all-time favorite books for a long time. I should see if it holds up.
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Apr 30, 2008
The Feast of Love
They turned this into a movie - I remember really liking it, but I read it so long ago that I don't remember when I read it.
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Sep 22, 2007
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
Another one that we read in high school, and I just couldn't get into it, I couldn't even finish it. But everyone else in class loved it, so I'm going ...more
Jan 2001
Jun 07, 2007
Invisible Man
I read this early on in college and just could not get through it. However, there were some truly beautiful moments in the writing, so I want to re-re ...more
Jan 2002
Jun 07, 2007
What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire
As it stands, this is my second favorite Bukowski collection, but of the five of his that I have, it's one of two I've read the entirety of, so go fig ...more
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Jul 24, 2008
Murder on the Orient Express
I was obsessed with Christie when I was younger, and this was one of my favorites of hers. Not that unique, I know, but you can't help but love this b ...more
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Oct 27, 2007
Ash Wednesday
When this came out, I went out to a park in Seattle (Sand Point Magnuson Park, to be exact) and heard Ethan Hawke read from it. He signed my copy, sho ...more
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Jul 16, 2007
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
I read this in school, and it was brutal. No one in my class liked it, the professor included - we kept making jokes like, "it must've been a bad year ...more
Apr 2002
May 23, 2007
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Titled very literally, Marquez's delightful novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold is just that. A man is murdered by his wife's brothers, and from there ...more
Jan 2002
May 23, 2007
Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art and Writing About it a Game
Kahn's memoirs that go hand in hand with Boys of Summer, except where that book focused on the team, this book focuses more on his journalism experien ...more
Oct 2001
Jun 22, 2007
Hard Times
This is one of the few books I never finished but actually liked. I read it my senior year of HS, and the only reason I didn't finish it is because I ...more
Jan 2002
Jun 13, 2007
One of my all-time favorite books, absolutely. The plot isn't anything remarkable or ground-breaking - a woman is mis-treated by men, they eventually ...more
Jan 2001
Jun 20, 2007
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
I was certain that I would love this book, because a) I'm a music nerd, and b) I loved Satanic Verses. While it had a lot of the characteristics that ...more
Dec 2005
Apr 24, 2007
The Sun Also Rises
This is the first book I read of Hemingway's and for a long time I was afraid to pick up another, because I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much.

A lot of
Oct 2002
Apr 25, 2007
Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
Using Celine Dion as a case study, Wilson examines that old devil: taste. What's good taste? What's bad taste? What shapes our tastes? Why is taste im ...more
Mar 05, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
I'm going to have to take another stab at this book. When I read it in school, I hated it. Hated, hated, hated. I hated it so much that I couldn't bri ...more
Jan 2000
May 23, 2007
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
This book is pretty much amazing. I went into this anticipating to hate it, but it's one of my all-time favorites. It's not a cheery subject, but it i ...more
Jan 2001
May 29, 2007
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
This is one of those books that makes me wish I had been more active on GR when I read it. My mother gave it to me before I embarked on a cross-countr ...more
Jan 2010
Aug 11, 2014
The Complete Stories
Okay, so, technically I didn't get through this entire book, but we read about 3/4 of the stories for my IB english class. Her style and subject matte ...more
Jan 2001
May 25, 2007
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
This book is magical. I picked it up after a rave review from two friends, but was nervous going into it, because the jacket summary just didn't sound ...more
Jan 2003
Apr 24, 2007
The Stories of John Cheever
No one captures the imperfections of suburban, white collar, white bread America like Cheever does. No one. Well, especially in the North. If O'Connor ...more
Aug 2002
Jun 19, 2007
A Room of One's Own
Unsurprisingly, I loved this.

Originally written as lectures for two women's colleges, then expanded, Woolf's meditations on women and fiction have a l
Aug 29, 2008
May 29, 2008
I went in to Orlando wanting to adore every ounce of it. Virginia Woolf is an inherently fascinating person, and what woman writer hasn't read A Room ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
The Awakening
Books like this make me both angry and happy. They make me upset, because I hate that there was a time when women and men weren't considered equals, b ...more
Sep 2002
May 24, 2007
The Sound of Waves
Instead of reading the classics that most people read during their junior year of high school, we read stuff like this. Which, truth be told, is perfe ...more
Jan 2001
May 25, 2007
Where I'm Calling From
A band I loved in high school -- Peter Parker, of course -- had a song named "Where I'm Calling From," which was based on the title of this book, so I ...more
Apr 2002
Jun 19, 2007
The Satanic Verses
Here's the thing about this book that you will immediately grasp from what everyone says: it's a beast. I do not mean this in a bad sense. I mean this ...more
Jan 2004
Apr 24, 2007
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