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Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
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This is a historically-based lesbian soap-opera about a woman in Victorian England. It's SUPER engrossing and entertaining and especially fun when you're queer.
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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory (Goodreads Author)
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This is a long, historically-based soap opera (and by soap opera I mean that it is mostly plot-driven with a small amount of character development) about life for a teenager/woman at the court of King Henry the Great Divorcer and Wife-Beheader. Engro ...more
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Who Defended The Country? by Elaine Scarry
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This book contains a short thesis about national defense in the U.S. made by Elaine Scarry, and several responses to her thesis made by several other people. Scarry's thesis is (very uncharacteristically) sloppily argued. The responses by the other p ...more
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On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry
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Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Nobody doesn't like repressed Victorian incest.
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The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
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This is another one I like to reread every 5 years or so. It is a good story about rejoining life and about acceptance, and it's not saccharine or whiny.
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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I couldn't put this book down. It's so teenage and early twenties angsty, in all the right ways.
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl
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The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
The Hidden Life of Dogs
by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
recommended for: animal lovers
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Really interesting book about animal behavior that is thankfully not steeped in a need for supposedly objective, "scientific" observations. Just an animal lover/professional and her dogs.
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