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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)
by Brittany Cavallaro (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Very fun idea: descendants of the Homes, Watson, and Moriarty families continue to have interesting relationships. Teenage Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson have a case to solve at boarding school. Clever and cute.
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Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex, #1)
by Sarah Kuhn (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Way fun and solidly written. It's about dealing with unequal friendships, trying to "parent" a younger sibling, and how to deal with emotions instead of just suppressing them. It's also about heroism, feminism, and saving the world (or at least San F ...more
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The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
The Days of Abandonment
by Elena Ferrante
read in January, 2017
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First book assigned for my MFA program, and it's a doozy. Raw, unflinching depiction of a woman dealing with grief: anger, pettiness, a bit of madness, cruelty, lethargy... it's an ugly picture, but it rings devastatingly true.
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I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
by Luvvie Ajayi (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Gotham Academy, Vol. 3 by Brenden Fletcher
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman
Anonymous Lawyer
by Jeremy Blachman (Goodreads Author)
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Time's Divide by Rysa Walker
Time's Divide (The Chronos Files, #3)
by Rysa Walker (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2015
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“what I do know now, now that this moment I have craved has arrived, is that it’s easier to fall asleep with you in my life. And to wake up. And to love. I want to cook for you when hunger has blackened your mood. Any kind of hunger: hunger for life, hunger for love, hunger for light, sea, travel, reading and sleep too. I want to rub cream into your hands when you’ve touched too many rough stones. In my dreams you are a rescuer of stones, capable of seeing through layers of stone and detecting the rivers of the heart that flow underneath. I want to watch you as you walk along a sandy path, turn and wait for me. I want all the little things and the big things too. I want to have arguments with you and explode into laughter halfway through; I want to pour cocoa into your favorite mug on a cold day; and after partying with wonderful friends I want to hold the passenger door open while you climb happily into the car. I want to hold you at night and feel you press your small bottom against my warm tummy. I want to do a thousand little and big things with you, with us—you, me, together, you as a part of me and me as a part of you.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“You should pass us by and forgive us our happiness," said the prince in a low voice.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

Tracy Chevalier
“I have consistently loved books that I've read when I've been sick in bed.”
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Astrid Lindgren
“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
Astrid Lindgren

Selma Lagerlöf
“Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you.”
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