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White Oleander
3.88
If nothing else, read this book for the language. White Oleander reads like a poem. It's so beautifully crafted.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Love is a Dog from Hell
4.20
Bukowski is one of those poets you can show to people who swear up & down that poetry is all rhyming & flowers. Even if you hate Bukowski, you...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.32
Heartbreaking & moving. I first read this in 11th grade & it did nothing for me. I recently reread it & found myself in love. If you don't...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
3.77
I can't begin to tell you how many wonderful books that I've gotten from "Book Lust". It's a perfect manual for deciding just what to read. It's also...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Les Misérables
4.09
I've always been a fan of the musical. I've always meant to read Les Miserables. Over Spring Break I finally sat down & did. What a journey! I was...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
How Right You Are, Jeeves (Jeeves, #12)
4.19
Any of Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster" books are books worth reading. His books are delightful escapes into a world where misadventures happen. Don't...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
Read this book when you're young. It's best read when you're a teenager & the world is new. Enjoy the book the first time. It's never quite the sa...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.76
This is my favorite book. It took me forever to get into Woolf's style, but once I did I fell in love. Every sentence is a work of art. Every paragrap...more
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Jan 12, 2008
 
The Code of the Woosters
4.37
If you want a happy book that's guaranteed a laugh, be sure to read anything by P.G. Wodehouse. He's a gem of a writer. Sometimes it's good to break a...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
This book always reminds me of September when school is starting. Rereading it is like milking the last days of summer. I really love this book &...more
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Jan 12, 2008
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.92
This is a gripping book that will keep you breathless until the end. There's a lot of plot twists & turns. It's especially a good read for fans of...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
A Coney Island of the Mind
4.16
This is a perfect book for people interested in exploring the world of poetry. I know quite a few people who got hooked on the genre through this book...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Fox in Socks
3.99
This book could be my childhood. I remember many evenings that my brother & I would choose "Fox in Socks" for our nightly bedtime read.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility
3.88
"Fun" book on Jane Austen. It's filled of things to agree with/disagree with & things to think about. I love it.
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Jan 12, 2008
 
Middlemarch
3.89
Beautiful novel with some of the most engaging characters I've ever encountered. This is George Eliot at her finest!
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
4.20
I can't sing too many praises about this book. It made me laugh & cry simultaneously. It's a beautifully written book.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Owl Babies
4.17
This is the perfect book to keep in your babysitter's arsenal! Children adore this book. I always get asked to read it several times. The children enj...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Women Who Love Books Too Much Bibliophiles, Bluestockings & Prolific Pens
3.64
This book is truly a wonder. It packs a lot of interesting facts and tidbits about nearly every writer you can think of off the top of your head! Don'...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
Love it or hate it, this book should be read. So much of modern literature is based upon the classics written by the Bronte sisters and other writers...more
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Jan 12, 2008
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.94
This book is important and highly relevant in today's world. What makes a book so important that a person is willing to fight to protect it? This book...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Into the Woods
4.25
This is a beautifully written musical that explores the darker side of fairy tales. What happens after the happily ever after? This is one of my favor...more
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Jan 15, 2008
 
Assassins
4.24
It's not very often that a musical is written to explore presidential assassins & would-be assassins. Sondheim's piece is thought-provoking &...more
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Jan 15, 2008
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
3.92
Jasper Fforde is the perfect author to read once you've run out of classical literature. You'll find yourself laughing up a storm while everyone looks...more
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Jan 12, 2008
 
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
3.80
This book is a perfect combination of favorite books and books you've never even heard of. I was so surprised to find some of my own obscure personal...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Play the Piano Drunk Like an Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit
4.18
This is my personal favorite of Bukowski's books of poetry. It has such a raw voice to it. So many of the poems in this collection are memorable. This...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Phantom of the Opera
3.97
A beautiful book that questions love, beauty, goodness, evil & humanity. I love the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical & I love Leroux book. It can't...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
4.15
I love this book to bits. It's bizarre and really funny. Characters from this book of small poems become forever ingrained in the imagination. It's de...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Rent
4.10
The Rent Bible is the perfect book to prop open & immerse yourself into the world of Rent. The photos are amazing. There's a full libretto...&...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
I read Wuthering Heights every year. There is so much to take in. I always feel as if I'm a savage when I'm reading the books. The characters, with al...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
His Monkey Wife
3.68
This is a perfect quirky books for romantics. My boyfriend swore up & down that he wouldn't fall for Emily, the chimp...But he did. Who wouldn't l...more
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Jan 13, 2008
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