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Lionel Asbo: State of England
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Jan 28, 2015
Breakfast with Buddha
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Aug 03, 2014
Gone Girl
Dec 04, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
Olive Kitteridge
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Jul 17, 2013
And the Mountains Echoed
Jan 31, 2014
Aug 16, 2013
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
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Jan 31, 2014
The Handmaid's Tale
Jan 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Mar 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Daisy Miller
Couldn't get through that one! Seems like the point of the book was to wonder whether this girl, who didn't quite fit the standards of a Victorian lad ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
The Rapture
Why I liked it? Probably Jensen's way of throwing a couple of snarky characters with serious issues into an ever-worsening global crisis that makes yo ...more
Oct 2010
Aug 03, 2009
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
I found this book in my car. Someone left it there. I didn't realize until after discussing it for book club that people are supposed to pass it along ...more
Jan 2003
Nov 05, 2007
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
I never knew economics could be so cool! These guys can explain anything. I was really impressed by the logic here. Of COURSE crime is linked to unwan ...more
Sep 2007
Nov 05, 2007
Geek Love
I read this for book club. I never would have read it otherwise, because the title made me think it was about computer geeks. When I realized it was a ...more
May 2007
Nov 06, 2007
This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, set in the early part of this century, basically follows a college boy making his way through the social scene and ...more
Aug 2010
Jun 03, 2010
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
I might not get around to finishing this one because it's so dense. I have trouble keeping all the names straight. But this book intrigues me. The Ame ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I guess thrillers aren't my thing when it comes to books. I started reading a few pages a night and had to renew it from the library twice... still di ...more
Jun 26, 2011
May 16, 2011
The Stolen Child
I put this one in the "effed-up memoirs" category not because it is a memoir, but it is written like one. Henry Day is kidnapped by hobgoblins at age ...more
Aug 25, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood
Oh man... This book was right up my alley. It's like a Chuck Palahniuk book except a) it's all true and b) the characters express emotions every now a ...more
Apr 10, 2008
Mar 24, 2008
The Kite Runner
My book club chose this book, and I am glad. The short synopsis I read of the book was a turn-off and I never would have read it if I didn't have to. ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 28, 2007
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
For those who haven't read this book or seen the movie, the Black Dahlia is a mystery/crime novel based on fact. There was a real wannabe starlet nick ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Water for Elephants
"Water for Elephants" is the story of carny vet Jacob Jankowski, both in youth and old age. In the 30's he almost graduates from veterinary school onl ...more
Sep 17, 2008
May 08, 2008
Brave New World
It's interesting to see what someone in the 30's imagined as the distant future. Televisions everywhere? Check. Background music? Check. Air freshene ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 12, 2008
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
For giving me a real understanding of the 1890s, I appreciated this book. Before reading this, I could only guess at who was alive then and what inven ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
I didn't finish this, although I tried mightily. The basic idea Sam Harris sets forth here is that morality is universal and that the morality of acti ...more
May 16, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
Marjane Satrapi is thoughtful, funny and wise beyond her years. In this simply illustrated graphic novel, the author tells her life's story as an Iran ...more
May 31, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
Everything Is Illuminated
If I were an English teacher, I'd have a field day with this one. I'd start by asking what the end means, since there are so many layers of meaning or ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
Girl in Translation
**spoiler alert** The book follows the narrator's life from age 10 or 11 (when she arrives in New York from Hong Kong with her mother) through her tee ...more
Jun 10, 2012
May 11, 2012
The Shoemaker's Wife
This was a book club pic. We all liked it in varying degrees because there was a romantic element and the characters were good people. I think I liked ...more
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Jan 31, 2014
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
The day I returned "Fast Food Nation" to the library (sadly unfinished, but I WOULD have finished if I weren't such a slow reader!) I was flipping thr ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
Never Let Me Go
**spoiler alert** Spoiler alert!

Honestly, this is one book that I wouldn't have read unless someone else had "spoiled" it for me. When deciding whethe
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Nov 10, 2008
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