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The Humans by Matt Haig
The Humans
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It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell
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Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
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William Bellman is 11 when he kills a black rook with a catapult in an act of childhood bravado. He regrets doing this almost immediately. And then nothing much happens. It is almost impossible to write about this plot because there isn't one. The st...more
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All That is by James Salter
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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
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I think people will rate this novel highly because of its subject matter. It is a classic 'worthy' read. NoViolet Bulawayo deals with uncomfortable truths and it is difficult to read a novel like this without being overwhelmingly grateful for everyth...more
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
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The Child's Child by Barbara Vine
The Child's Child
by Barbara Vine
read in May, 2013
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I’ve always preferred reading Ruth Rendell when she writes as Barbara Vine. I read this book in a day. The Child’s Child is a novel within a novel. Siblings, Andrew and Grace Easton, inherit Dinmont House in London. They both love the sprawling prope...more
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Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
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This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink
This Wicked Game
by Michelle Zink (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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This novel is so adequate it was almost excruciating to read.
Claire Kincaid’s family is part of a Voodoo dynasty. They belong to the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses. But Claire doesn’t believe, until a mysterious customer visits...more
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Veronica Roth
“I have never had parents who set good examples, parents whose expectations were worth living up to, but she did. I can see them within her, the courage and the beauty they pressed into her like a handprint.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Julian Barnes
“Grief reconfigures time, its length, its texture, its function: one day means no more than the next, so why have they been picked out and given separate names?”
Julian Barnes, Levels of Life

Jessica Sorensen
“It's amazing how the things you remember forever are the things you'd rather forget and the things you desperately want to grasp onto seem to slip away like sand in the wind.”
Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

Lemony Snicket
“I'm not a stranger," I said, and pointed to his book. "I'm someone who reads the same authors you do.”
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last?

Lemony Snicket
“A mystery is solved with a story.”
Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be At This Hour?

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The Power of Words (Nonfiction)
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Description: The long and winding road to becoming a writer, teacher and co-ordinator of a popular book club
Letting Go (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2011 09:21PM
Description: Learning to write for an audience
The 5 Most Common Mistakes (Literature & Fiction)
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