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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Not like the movie(s). But not like anything else you've ever read. A classic in its own right.
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Aug 12, 2011
A Piece of Cake
Interesting. Nothing new amongst the abandoned child does drugs, falls into life of poverty before realizing the error of their ways. But you'll like...more
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Aug 10, 2011
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)
Just read it. After the first one. Read it. You'll love it.
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Aug 14, 2011
The Help
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT! I read this book after I saw the trailer. I read this book wanting to hate it.
I loved it. I can't wait to see the movie. It lived up...more
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Aug 10, 2011
Stranger Than Fiction
Chuck switches it up by interviewing other creative people. Happily surprised (or maybe not surprised at all) to find that this reads just as smooth a...more
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Aug 10, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Just as good as 'The Hunger Games,' I devoured it slowly, trying to make it last, knowing the next book wouldn't be out for another year. Just as exci...more
Aug 2009
Aug 10, 2011
To Kill a Mockingbird
Doesn't this book just make you jealous? You wish you'd written it. You wish you were as observant as Scout, as paternal as Jim, as wise as Atticus an...more
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Aug 10, 2011
Devils in Exile
Chuck Hogan may be best known for "Prince of Thieves" (changed to "The Town" after the movie based on it was released,) but I'm surprised filmmakers p...more
Oct 2010
Aug 10, 2011
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)
Nothing is sweet about the creepy evil do-ers in the this trilogy ending novel by Libba Bray. Be prepared to pray for rainy days, so you can stay lock...more
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Aug 14, 2011
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
A Victorian young adult novel, where the powers aren't romantic, and the evil goes bump in the night. The series gets darker and stranger and more und...more
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Aug 14, 2011
Water for Elephants
Robert Pattinson be damned, I loved this book. I read it last winter, waking up on cold mornings to read this book under my covers. It's that kind of...more
Jan 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Definitely slow getting into it. But once you're in, prepare for a wild ride. The original vampire story, where the vampires are cunning and charming...more
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Aug 12, 2011
Pride and Prejudice
My favorite character in this book might actually be Mrs. Bennett. I find her to be laugh out loud funny, and I can practically feel Elizabeth's frust...more
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Aug 10, 2011
The Reader
A beautifully written story of love, cruelty and the human condition. The narrator is such a melancholy adult, whose love and life has become the less...more
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Aug 24, 2011
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Be prepared for the worst hypochondria you've ever experienced.
In her mid-twenties, Susannah Cahalan began to suffer from flu like symptoms, and late...more
Mar 03, 2013
Nov 14, 2012
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
As a social worker who has been earning their Master's degree trying to understand human connections and relational theories, this book's premise prov...more
Oct 24, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I am never one to miss a hyped book. In fact, I maintain that my early enthusiasm for the Hunger Games contributed to its current place at the top of...more
Nov 2011
May 09, 2012
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
Ah, Mara Dyer. Somehow you've found yourself in a predicament. Not only are your friends dead and you don't know why, people around you have started d...more
Feb 29, 2012
Oct 06, 2011
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Rating: 3.5 stars
This was a very different book. Stiefvater first became known for her "Linger" series, a werewolf romance trilogy that never caught m...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
I dated a guy who used to always say he was "bored." He was bored by the people around him, his job, what the world had to offer, even himself. It was...more
Apr 18, 2014
Dec 16, 2013
Turn of Mind
What a strange predicament to be in.
On one hand, Alice LaPlante's debut novel is something to be marveled at, solely based on the writing. The story?...more
Sep 27, 2012
Aug 24, 2011
Prince of Thieves
I started this after seeing "The Town" last year, and after reading Hogan's "Devils in Exile," which I really enjoyed. I had to put it down because it...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Before I Go To Sleep
I just finished this novel, having bought it for my big move to NYC. I enjoyed this book, and followed it into a few tangents thinking I was figuring...more
Jul 2011
Aug 10, 2011
The Day the Falls Stood Still
This book was a Christmas gift some years back, but I remember it pretty well. Beth is a young girl who lives in a world surrounded by Niagra Falls, w...more
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Aug 10, 2011
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Crosley definitely knows how to write a short, concise and humorous essay. This book reads very quickly (I read it on my commute to and from the Bronx...more
Sep 15, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
Wuthering Heights
I was too stupid for this book. I had to read it more than once (and read Spark Notes in between) to be sure I had the flashbacks and the characters s...more
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Aug 12, 2011
I read this book as soon as it came out because Donnelly's other book, A Northern Light is one of my favorites. This book follows Andi as she struggle...more
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Aug 24, 2011
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
As embarrassing as the truth is, if Clare wrote one of these books a day I could read every single one. They're like sweet cream vanilla ice cream, th...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 17, 2012
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
Isaac Marion's first novel was recently made into a movie of the same title, and I read the book (it was short, and I needed a break from a more chall...more
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
The Great Gatsby
When I read this in school, my teacher asked us to highlight every sentence that struck us as part of an assignment. I returned back to class with the...more
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Aug 24, 2011
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