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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
3.78
This one is pure fun for booklovers. - Robin, Youth Services

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Jan 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.96
Interesting story with lots of cool factoids. - Allison, Collection Development

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Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Monster
3.81
Terry Pratchett meets the Dresden Files. In other words, awesome. - Jessica, Adult Services

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Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
Blue Chameleon
3.94
"How does she do it? Utterly charming. Blue chameleon is . . . blue, as in lonely. He tries to find a friend by mimicking a variety of creatures (from...more
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
Longbourn
3.63
Gave an interesting perspective to Pride and Prejudice that was different, but didn't upset my visions of the original novel. - Allison, Collection De...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
 
We Were Liars
3.92
Stayed up waaaay past my bedtime to finish this in one sitting and it was worth it. - Allison, Collection Development

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May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Once Upon a Day
3.65
"Inclined to say that this was similar to Room in the whole "how weird would it be to grow up like that" kind of way or the best of Jodi Picoult in th...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
Does My Head Look Big In This?
3.61
"Th[e] seemingly small decision [for an Australian-Palestinian-Muslim girl, to wear the head scarf full-time] is a big deal for her parents, who don't...more
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
 
Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls #2)
4.04
"I've loved all of Lisa See's books (with the possible exception of Peony in Love). This was a great continuation of Pearl and May's story from Shangh...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to Get More Books in Your Life and More Life from Your Books
3.59
"[L]eveen recommends not to label reading lists as "reading lists" so much as a list of "candidates for attention" thus making the pursuit of reading...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30) (Tiffany Aching, #1)
4.22
"Tiffany isn't perfect -- she's bossy, nosy, and not always tactful. But she's also very smart, very observant, and has a well developed sense of just...more
May 13, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
The Secret Box
3.60
"A story that requires the "reader" (here, viewer) to look carefully and even use a little map-reading and imagination. Lehman conveys a sense of plac...more
May 13, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
Wait for Me!: Memoirs
3.73
"The Mitford sisters are a fascinating family - five sisters raised in an upper-class British home, one of whom became a countess, one who married the...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
3.70
"A girl finds circles, square, rectangles in her everyday world. Some are culturally specific to her Chinese heritage -- round are rice bowls, square...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
 
The Scorpio Races
4.08
I enjoyed the very real love for the horses, island life, oh-so-slow-building-but-real-romance, and dealing with the supernatural that made this a lit...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
How to Say Goodbye in Robot
3.83
"Readers who seek quirky characters and real-life locations will enjoy Beatrice and Jonah's mutual love of late-night radio call-in shows, oddball pho...more
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
 
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
4.22
Love the illustrations in this culturally infused book of colors. The colors are luminous and rich in tone. The gold and silver colors gleam. Children...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
 
Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel Good Savior
4.00
*Footnote: I can't leave this delightful book without mentioning the footnotes themselves. Some of the footnotes are ordinary, boring citations. But s...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1)
3.36
"For the first 200 pages, I wasn't sure I liked this book. I can't say why I kept reading but I'm glad I did. The plot twists and interweaving of real...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
 
Book of a Thousand Days
3.94
We've all heard of love at first sight, but what if that sight was only of a foot? or a pair of skinny ankles? and a voice that made you laugh? That's...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
 
Equus
3.94
"I was impressed by the three-dimensional nature of this one. The different layers the author was able to create to make this more than just a flat st...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
Billy and Milly, Short and Silly!
3.71
"Can you tell a story in just 4 words? Billy and Milly can - and sometimes in only 3! My favorite is perhaps Milly and the Dragon: Flame. Blame. Shame...more
Apr 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
3.96
"French-Canadian animator Guy Delisle was sent to North Korea to oversee a 2-month project and this book is his sketchbook of impressions. Though he w...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire
3.40
"I loved this book. A woman meets two strange men in New York that are both connected to tropical plants. These two men will change her life and how s...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
3.98
I would never have chosen to read this book on my own, but I'm glad I had to read it for my Management class. It has good advice on how to create and...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Not something I would ever pick up on my own, but it taught me an awful lot about: 1. World War II on the Pacific front 2. How to escape a shark attac...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
A Christmas Carol
3.97
Five stars for the audiobook read by Jim Dale! I already miss his voice in my car. He did such a good job with Scrooge, with the colloquial expression...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
 
I Live in Tokyo
4.00
"A year in Japan through a child's eyes; changing seasons, holidays, school events, food. I like that it includes so many Japanese words in hiragana a...more
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.99
"Very endearing, unique story -- I devoured it in less than 24 hours. Needless to say, it was the perfect vacation read: emotionally engaging enough t...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
Tipping the Velvet
4.00
"So refreshing to read about a topic that is often overlooked in literature. I believed in the world and the characters that were created, even when a...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
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