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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
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Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
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I Don't Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner
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Some funny bits, and I learned that apparently there's such a thing as "blue clit." Klausner's extraordinarily crude humor balanced out some surprisingly endearing passages about her kindhearted father and her gay best friend, which every girl really ...more
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
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The Bluest Eye remains one of my favorite novels with profound, resonating themes, and gut-wrenchingly sad story. The richness of the language draws in the reader, even most of the students who had to read this book for my college writing courses.

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang (Goodreads Author)
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I really did enjoy this graphic novel, which presented clean and shiny visuals to address issues of hyphenated cultural identity. The frame story approach invoking the Monkey King added substantially to tale, but I wonder if the young adult market wo ...more
I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
I'd Know You Anywhere
by Laura Lippman (Goodreads Author)
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This one seemed based on recent cases of kidnapping, i.e., Elizabeth Smart, and moved at a reasonably suspenseful pace. The most interesting aspects involved the personal history of the kidnapper, which nearly overshadows the more crucial story of th ...more
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Fly Away Home
by Jennifer Weiner (Goodreads Author)
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The book's subject matter of a politician's sex scandal interested me. The two cases that resonated for me were those of Eliot Spitzer and James McGreevey because I remember being horrified for their pretty, zombified wives. With this novel, I guess ...more
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