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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
Humor, space adventures, imagination - Adams's books are one-of-a-kind and a blast to read.
Jul 1996
Sep 03, 2007
Another Country
This is one of the best books I've ever read. Sex, race, drugs, jazz, Greenwich Village in the 70s - this book is spellbinding.
Jan 1997
Sep 03, 2007
The Temple Of My Familiar
It's been awhile since I read The Temple of My Familiar, but what sticks with me is that many lives of oppressed people are interwoven with spirituali ...more
Dec 2001
Sep 03, 2007
On The Pulse Of Morning: Inscribed
This is the poem that Maya Angelou read at Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993. I was there when she read it, but I couldn't hear her over the noise o ...more
Jan 1993
Sep 03, 2007
The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii
I was this book's photographer, so yes, I'm quite biased. But Ernie Els liked it enough to write the foreword, so I'm not alone in thinking that it's ...more
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 25, 2008
Adventure Guide: Hawaii The Big Island (Adventure Guides Series)
My husband and I wrote this guidebook, so of course it gets a five-star review! We spent seven months traveling around the island to research the guid ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 20, 2007
The Time Traveler's Wife
Whew! Did I ever love this book. Niffenger breathes such life into her characters that I actually found myself relating to the woman married to the ti ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 03, 2007
The Stand
Stephen King says many of his fans cite The Stand as their favorite of his novels, and I'm certainly one of them. It's an epic tale about a highly con ...more
Oct 2006
Sep 03, 2007
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
I borrowed The Giver from the library based on a Goodreads discussion, and I am so glad that I did. Wow! It's like 1984 for kids. The dystopia of a pe ...more
May 05, 2008
May 04, 2008
A Moveable Feast
Hemingway's memoirs of life in Paris with all the great writers of the Lost Generation in the 20s. Wow!

Just re-read this in Italy after having read it
Jan 13, 2012
Sep 03, 2007
No Nature: New and Selected Poems
Beat poet Snyder is a beautiful soul with a gift for language. This collection of his work is perfect to keep next to your bed to read poems before yo ...more
Oct 1996
Sep 03, 2007
Fahrenheit 451
I don't know why this isn't required reading in high school (really, Billy Budd???). This book about censorship, set in a dystopia where firemen burn ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
Blueberry Girl
My "goddessmother" gave me this book with the note, "Because you are my blueberry girl." So of course I cried as I turned every page of this lovely bl ...more
May 08, 2009
May 11, 2009
City of Thieves
Really loved this one! A screenwriter is asked to write an essay about his life, realizes it's boring, and turns to interview his grandfather instead. ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
Bad Kitty School Daze
This was my first Bad Kitty book, and I absolutely loved it! There are terrific (and funny!) comics in this chapter book, with a couple of jokes for t ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
A Visit from the Goon Squad
**spoiler alert** Reading A Visit from the Good Squad was kind of like listening to the kind of rock songs I love: the ones that hook you in early and ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
There was a lot of hype around this book, from critics to Oprah, so I figured it would be Artistic and Depressing, since those are the books that get ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Sep 07, 2010
The Hours
Wow, Cunningham is one of those writers who make me feel so mortal. By following the parallels and intersections of the day in a life of three women, ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
The Hummingbird's Daughter
Two of my good friends have been raving about this book for at least a year, so I was happy when my book club selected it. It did not disappoint. Urre ...more
Jun 04, 2010
May 05, 2010
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
I absolutely loved this little book. I somehow missed it until now as a 40 year old. Not sure I would have gotten its quirky style as a teen but since ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
The Lotus Eaters
A friend saw the author speak at a conference for women writers and gave me a signed copy of The Lotus Eaters because I spent about a month backpackin ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
A Dog's Journey (A Dog's Purpose, #2)
I have a deep love for "Buddy," the dog reborn repeatedly in A Dog's Purpose and again in A Dog's Journey (and so I also love author W. Bruce Cameron) ...more
May 28, 2012
May 25, 2012
The Night Circus
I loved The Night Circus. The writing seems to cast a spell, which is appropriate because this is a book full of magic at the greatest, most inventive ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 03, 2012
Bridge to Terabithia
This is a deceptively simple middle-grade book about personal growth through friendship. Jess is an insecure, dirt-poor, pretty unhappy farm boy in ru ...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Wonder is such a special book. Auggie has been home-schooled because of all of the surgeries he's had for his facial deformities. Now he's about to en ...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
If You Find Me
Wow. I ripped through this book, putting off other things as much as I could to keep reading. I almost put it down after the first page because I thou ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home is one of those literary books that is effortless to read because the storytelling is so spot on. I was nervous to read somet ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
This is a special book. It's written at such a precise time in history, and examines our crossroads with technology with an old-school quest - well, t ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald's classic ages like a fine wine. It had been years since I read it, and plunged back in while in Italy. He pairs seemingly effortless image ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
I don't know how I missed hearing about this book until I was at a holiday sale at my local indie bookstore and overheard a bookseller say to a man, " ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
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