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The Beautiful Anthology
4.00
I can honestly say that (because I have read this book about 100 times for editing purposes) this is a seriously entertaining, thought-provoking colle ...more
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80
Wolf Hall blew my mind--in a good way. Yes, I agree with every other person who was irritated and confused by the completely bizarre and unnecessary u ...more
Dec 24, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
The World Without You
3.39
I would really like to give this book four and a HALF stars, but alas, that is not an option on Goodreads. So I rounded up.

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May 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession
3.44
Tyler Stoddard Smith: a humorist who "never tells jokes."



With Tyler Stoddard Smith’s new book about prostitutes, there is no fear of reading any solem
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Jun 05, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.41
One of my creative writing students encouraged me to read John Green. I must have been living under a rock (or just busy writing my own books) not to ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
4.15
I read this book fast and enjoyed it. I read it because I know people who've been through severe depression and hospitalization for SI and SIB. That s ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.92
I couldn't put this book down and read it as fast as possible...usually, I am not a fan of different voices in a novel, but I really did enjoy this ep ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
A Curable Romantic
3.21
I loved this book. It's a big, daunting novel, but it's got Judaism, psychology (Sigmund Freud), dybbuks, Reincarnation, life in turn of the century V ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
The Stockholm Octavo
3.41
I could not wait to read this book. There is much to like about it--a dense plot, thick with characters, and lots of fascinating details about life in ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Dec 09, 2012
 
Beautiful Ruins
3.69
It took me a long time to get into this book...I wanted to read it because of the hype...but now I think it was over-hyped (typical, huh?). It's a goo ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
The Reader
3.70
I know this is an Oprah pick (sometimes she picks them well--most of the time she picks them well), but I just think it's overrated. Maybe it's becaus ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
3.92
I was very impressed by Shiver (1st book). Linger (2nd book) was even better. Was not impressed by Forever. The series felt played out, and the minor ...more
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May 17, 2012
 
The Bellwether Revivals
3.58
An interesting book, though I am not quite sure what happened in it, or why, or the reasons why the main character (an underachiever) was considered s ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4.03
Enjoyed this book...lovely voice (one recurrent grammatical issue bothered me, but perhaps that was the young protagonist's voice?), evocative setting ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
 
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
4.02
Mindbogglingly dense and lovingly crafted, this biography does not miss a beat in recreating Vincent's (her nickname) life based on letters and interv ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
Lolita
3.86
One of the most important novels that can be read...too bad many contemporary students shudder when they hear the subject matter.
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Aug 04, 2012
 
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
4.20
Amazing graphic novel. You will learn so much about Iran, and it's very funny (and frightening). Great for young adults, too.
Nov 12, 2011
Jun 30, 2012
 
The Liars' Club
3.90
Read this memoir in my early 20s and this is one of the books that made me want to be a writer. It's gorgeous and ground-breaking. I do not understand ...more
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Mar 27, 2012
 
The World According to Garp
4.04
My favorite novel ever. Enough said for now.
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Jun 30, 2012
 
Speak
3.97
I know everyone raves about this novel, but it just didn't do it for me. I read it quite a while ago, but I found it too vague, too repetitive (with t ...more
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Feb 12, 2013
 
SWELL
3.36
This is a good looking book, obviously painstakingly crafted. Sometimes, it is awesome and really funny and well done. Sometimes, I think it is too mu ...more
May 04, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.06
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Mar 01, 2013
 
A Civil Action
3.89
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Mar 27, 2012
 
The Great Gatsby
3.85
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Mar 27, 2012
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
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Mar 27, 2012
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
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Mar 27, 2012
 
The Lion in Winter
4.22
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Mar 27, 2012
 
A Sand County Almanac with Other Essays on Conservation from Round River
4.23
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Mar 27, 2012
 
Self-Help
4.22
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Mar 27, 2012
 
The Stories of John Cheever
4.27
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Mar 27, 2012
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