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The Once and Future King
How can you rate the best book you've ever read, the most amazing novel ever written, the most clever, funny, magical, hopeful, tragic, terrible, wond ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 11, 2011
The Three Musketeers
This is a very long book. If you want to read it, make sure you have spare time on your hands - if you read this book in snippets, you'll forget the p ...more
May 13, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Les Misérables
This is the longest book I've ever read.

It's 530,982 words in English. It's longer than Don Quixote; it's longer than Emma; it's like Don Quixote and
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
The Catcher in the Rye
Of all the books I've read about teenagers - narrated by teenagers, involving teenagers, mentioning teenagers - some really understand them, others ki ...more
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
This is one of the best books of the twenty-first century. Dare I say it's one of the best books ever? Well, maybe not. But it's certainly one of the ...more
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Jan 31, 2011
Of Mice and Men
I can't bring myself to give a "rating" to this.

First: How do you "rate" a book commonly held to be one of the Best Books Ever, an American Classic, a
Oct 2012
Oct 02, 2012
Saving Francesca
This book blew me away.

That's kind of strange, because I don't normally love YA novels aimed at teenage girls, even though I fall squarely in that tar
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
FIRST REVIEW: This book is love and death and heartbreak in less than four hundred pages.

Also, the movie has James McAvoy.

REAL REVIEW, which includes
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird
This is undoubtedly one of the best books ever written, in the twentieth century or otherwise. Harper Lee is a genius.

This is also one of those books
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Feb 02, 2011
The Lost Crown
Oh my god, I just realized that Sarah Miller wrote Miss Spitfire! Wow, am I slow on the uptake...

I spent
Jul 17, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Antonia Fraser's brilliant biography takes its readers on a sweeping journey through the French Revolution and the years leading up to it. The book de ...more
May 19, 2011
May 11, 2011
This is definitely the saddest of all Austen's oeuvre. Anne is unhappy from the first page to five pages from the last one; a major supporting charact ...more
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Feb 03, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Well. It neatly wraps up the loose ends and gives us a good read into the bargain. But Rowling's clever writing style disintegrates; the background of ...more
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Feb 10, 2011
A Room with a View
Finally - a novel along the lines of Jane Austen! Brilliantly drawn characters, biting satire, humor, romance, and a philosophy presented so subtly yo ...more
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Feb 10, 2011
Hope Was Here
I love this book!! It's pretty simple, and the writing is flawed, but the characters are simply brilliant, and the descriptions of food actually make ...more
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Feb 02, 2011
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. That's one of the most evocative first lines ever, up to and including Once upon a time. It trumps "It ...more
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Feb 10, 2011
I Capture the Castle
I cannot praise this book highly enough. It's almost as good as Jane Austen. Cassandra is one of the best heroines I've met, and her predicaments are ...more
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Feb 02, 2011
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare is Brilliant.
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
The Remains of the Day
The last time I cried at a book was The Once and Future King, and that was when I was alone. This time I was in the middle of a crowd and I cried anyw ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
The FitzOsbornes at War (The Montmaray Journals, #3)
May 14, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Looking for Alibrandi
May 18, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Tiger Lily
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
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