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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
Death with Interruptions
by José Saramago
read in January, 2014
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I didn't like the writing style. What little dialogue there was was hard to follow and there was virtually no character development. Disappointed, especially after enjoying "Blindness" so much.
Iris rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
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This was an entertaining read, and Alex is a very endearing character with a great literary voice. Three stars only because the story fell flat for me a bit. I feel like it could've been more.
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The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
The Story of Beautiful Girl
by Rachel Simon (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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This is the best book I have read in a long time. Heartbreaking, beautiful writing. The story is laid out in such an interesting and satisfying way. Fully engaging all the way to the last page. This is a must-read love story.
Iris rated a book 3 of 5 stars
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
In the Shadow of the Banyan
by Vaddey Ratner (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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Beautiful writing and enlightening, interesting story. Very sad as expected. Three stars only because I felt the narrative was too wordy at times, and some parts dragged a bit.
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The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman
The Gravity of Birds
by Tracy Guzeman (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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I enjoyed this book, but with such an interesting premise I feel like it could've been more. Plot points wrapped up too quickly and there was a lot left unsaid.
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Henry and June by Anaïs Nin
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I was worried until about a third of the way into the book that I was going to be bored, but I got used to the writing style and swept up in the romantic telling of Henry and Anais' love story. Very introspective of course given it's a diary, but som...more
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Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Allison
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Not as funny as I expected but still an interesting and enjoyable read.
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Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Calling Me Home
by Julie Kibler (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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From start to finish I loved this book. Great story, great characters, many twists and turns and a satisfying ending.
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The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon
The Life and Loves of a She Devil
by Fay Weldon
read in December, 2013
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This was a really satisfying read... Loved that our she-devil got her revenge. It was a fun ride.
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