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Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
I found this on a friend's bookshelf a few years ago, when I was 16. The description on the back was less than promising - of course, I always think t...more
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Dec 15, 2007
Life of Pi
**spoiler alert** This book was excellent. My mom had been trying to get me to read it for months, but I had no time in college and then I had 5 or 6...more
Jul 2009
May 25, 2008
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
Over Spring Break I went to Italy with a study-abroad program, and one of the other students lent me this book to read on the flight back home. They t...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
I read Pride and Prejudice about 6 months before I bought this book. I liked the original enough to keep it on the shelf, but I certainly wouldn't hav...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
I loved the first two books in this series, so I'm really excited about this one. I'm not sure yet when it comes out - sometime this summer, I'm assum...more
Dec 30, 2008
May 14, 2008
The Phantom of the Opera
I am huge fan of the musical, which is the reason I read this book. It really made me appreciate the show even more, because it let me see how well th...more
Nov 25, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
Martin Chuzzlewit
During my senior year of high school, each student was assigned a different literary classic to read and write a 10-page term paper about. I was given...more
Feb 2008
Mar 22, 2008
The Count of Monte Cristo
A couple of my friends read this book last year, and both of them could not have praised it more highly. They both talked about it incessantly for a w...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities
This really was an amazing book. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because there were points in the book that I started to feel like the st...more
Aug 2008
May 25, 2008
We read this book in my 11th grade English class, and I adored with a passion. I had read only one other work by Shakespeare before Othello – Romeo an...more
Apr 2007
Dec 15, 2007
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
There isn't much to say about this series that hasn't already been said. If you haven't read these books yet, bump them directly to the next spot on y...more
Jan 2008
Dec 15, 2007
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
The first book in this series does a good job of bringing you into a new, mysterious world ravaged by war and giving you something beautiful to hope f...more
Apr 25, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
This book was fantastic - I'm very impressed by the author's decision to take on some very different themes and literary devices in a first novel! Hav...more
Nov 09, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
A lot of my friends really enjoyed this book, so I read it. I thought the premise of the story sounded very interesting, so I was prepared to like it,...more
May 16, 2008
Mar 22, 2008
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
**spoiler alert** After reading this book, I discovered that several of my friends had already read it, and that they all hated it. I, however, liked...more
Jun 10, 2008
May 18, 2008
The Salmon of Doubt (Dirk Gently, #3)
Any fan of Douglas Adams should read this book. It is hilarious and well written, and it gives you intriguing glimpses into the the author's mind that...more
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Mar 22, 2008
Shift (Silo, #2)
In the first book, I discovered that the author is excellent at detailed world building, and just as good at giving the world a heart by focusing on t...more
Jul 04, 2013
May 16, 2013
Dust (Silo, #3)
I cannot recommend this series enough. Read it. Through these 3 novels, Hugh Howey has become one of my favorite authors. Fantastic world-building, ch...more
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Half Way Home
This was a great read - quick and interesting. Hugh Howey is quickly becoming a favorite author. I was surprised to find out this book actually came o...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
The Hedge Knight (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1)
This was an excellent return to the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. It was particularly interesting to get a bit of the history of Westeros - the sto...more
Jun 2012
May 29, 2012
Never Let Me Go
I bought this book because it was listed as the
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Mar 29, 2010
Memoirs of a Geisha
I very much enjoyed the way the book was written, and I liked the sections of the book that dealt with the history and tradition of Geishas and how on...more
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Mar 22, 2008
There were times that I really enjoyed this book, and times when I had to force myself through it. Certain characters I found very interesting, but ot...more
Oct 31, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
One of Shakespeare's great tragedies, Macbeth is an excellent story. I particularly liked watching how differently Macbeth and Lady Macbeth reacted to...more
Jun 12, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
This was the best book (and series) I've read in the past year. HIGHLY recommended. The writing style and character development are fantastic, the wor...more
May 15, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 (Chrestomanci, #1-2)
This was a favorite of mine as a child - I had Volume 1 and 2, but the 1st was definitely my favorite. I especially loved reading 'Charmed Life,' it w...more
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May 14, 2008
The Night Circus
I thought this was beautifully written. The author gave the whole world of the circus a magical and mysterious feel, with a hint of danger always lurk...more
Mar 2012
Mar 28, 2012
The Alchemist
Dec 15, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Other Stories
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May 16, 2008
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May 16, 2008
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