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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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I read 600 pages of this in three days and it is not a Harry Potter book. Therefore, IT IS AWESOME. Un-put-downable, albeit a little fucked up in parts. The sequel should really come out in paperback now.
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Bonk by Mary Roach
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I love Mary Roach. I love her talking about death and corpses, but this book just added a whole new dimension to her awesomeness. Full of fun tidbits you may or may not want to know, as well as answering questions we all have (although may be too sca...more
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads Author)
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Apparently I'm on a streak of reading adolescent literature. A fun book, and well-written for a teen emo read, but overall kind of generic. Also, with the budgets school systems have to deal with, are we really supposed to believe there is an unused...more
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver #1)
by Lois Lowry (Goodreads Author)
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I remember my mom trying to get me to read this as a child; in defiance, I picked up another scary Fear Street book instead. I think I probably missed out; I loved this book and read it in an afternoon, but I feel that I would have connected better t...more
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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
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This was beautifully written and made me cry. It also made me hate the south a little bit more.

I'm still going to argue in favor of the death penalty, though.
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People of the Book by Geraldine  Brooks
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A fascinating story about the people who have shaped the fate of a single Jewish artifact, told through the eyes of an Australian book historian. This one kept me up several nights as I strove to finish each chapter, learning bit by bit how this anci...more
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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i reread this for the first time since about sixth grade; i loved it then and i continue to be amazed by my ability to be absorbed in another world. things i picked up this time around include obvious references to the evils of communism and numerous...more
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Watchmen by Alan Moore
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loved this, although it was definitely not what i was expecting...far less actual plot/action sequences than other comics i've encountered. however, it continues to make me think more about the broken world we live in.
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