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The Help
4.44
Could not put this down--Read it in 2 days. I heard a lot about it before reading, and was concerned and skeptical, thinking it'd be a flimsy, poorly- ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
 
Pigs in Heaven
3.95
This was unexpectedly satisfying. The first third is a little off-kilter, but the story began to build, gain momentum, and suck me in. I think Barbara ...more
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Mar 27, 2011
 
Disgrace
3.82
I hated this book until the end. Unfortunately, I can't really explain why. Mostly it was because reading it felt like being in a bad Lit class in col ...more
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Jul 11, 2010
 
The Human Stain (The American Trilogy, #3)
3.80
This was my first Roth, after about 10 years of hearing I should read him. A pretty perfect book. How one can cover so many themes and really just wit ...more
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May 02, 2012
 
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
3.92
This is Pollan's first book & you can tell-- in a good way. Instead of being a thesis-driven, repetitive argument for a lifestyle we probably alre ...more
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May 18, 2011
 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4.03
Covering coming-of-age in the 80s, family secrets, and the scariness of understanding AIDS as the epidemic began, the novel is a quick read that hits ...more
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Sep 02, 2012
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.21
Clearly it has taken me way too long to jump on this bandwagon, but what a perfect book. I'm addicted now.
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Jun 28, 2012
 
The Reader
3.70
I think it's important to mention I had no clue what this book was about, I just knew Kate Winslet won an award for the movie and I wanted to read the ...more
Jun 2010
Jul 11, 2010
 
The Collected Stories
4.26
I'm halfway through this collection of short stories. The always delightful John Brock bought this for me for Christmas, so I had a feeling it'd be at ...more
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Jul 11, 2010
 
The Lacuna
3.73
MAN this woman can write a NOVEL. So intricate and well-rounded, it's astounding. I still like The Poisonwood Bible the best, but this is a REALLY clo ...more
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Jan 08, 2012
 
The Crying of Lot 49
3.71
For all I'd heard about Pynchon, I hadn't read him til this book. People said it's the easiest of his to read, which really says a lot about his writi ...more
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.12
Murakami tells an intricate story like no other, making completely unbelievable things seem legit and reasonable. So thoughtful, so very metaphorical, ...more
Nov 2009
Jul 11, 2010
 
Bossypants
3.93
Funny, but mostly lacking. It felt like it was rushed or just poorly edited. The parts about working at The Second City, SNL, & 30 Rock were the m ...more
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Mar 19, 2012
 
Middlesex
3.95
I love his other 2 books, but this went above and beyond. It reminded me of my (probably) all-time favorite, Everything is Illuminated, in that the pr ...more
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Jan 08, 2012
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
Things everyone should know. (Randomly received in the mail from big bro because he felt that strongly about me reading it). It IS kind of lengthy and ...more
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Jul 11, 2010
 
The Glass Castle
4.21
Quite an unbelievable memoir. I give it 3 stars simply because it didn't rock my world or change my life, but it was still darn good. Even my Mom read ...more
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.02
Not his most hilarious, but as it is maybe his most famous, I had to pick it up. Definitely worth the read. Guess I'm on a reading-about-disasters-I-d ...more
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Jun 02, 2011
 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
4.05
Pretty much changed my life. This book made me realize we know NOTHING about nutrition, or not as much as we think we do.
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Collected Poems
4.25
How I have a degree in Literature and barely read Auden til this past Winter is beyond me. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
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Mar 27, 2011
 
The Wasted Vigil
3.71
Read this.
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Zeitoun
4.08
As my brother said: riveting. Everyone should read this book. Go read it... NOW.
May 25, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
Bicycle Diaries
3.42
Another Christmas gift from the big bro. Clearly, David Byrne rocks, but can he write a book? Why yes, yes he can. And he does it well. Smart observat ...more
Jan 2010
Jul 11, 2010
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
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Jan 08, 2012
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.50
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Jan 08, 2012
Sep 04, 2011
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.82
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Jan 08, 2012
 
A Personal Matter
3.88
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Sep 02, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
Nine Stories
4.19
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Life of Pi
3.87
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Aug 15, 2011
 
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
3.83
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Jul 25, 2013
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.02
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Jun 25, 2013
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