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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
by Haruki Murakami
read in August, 2014
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I have finally finished this epic novel, and I am of two minds. First of all, there is an original and compelling story in this novel. Secondly, it is stretched to the ultimate point of stretching, cramming so much nonsensical and boring detail and d...more
Jennifer Banks and 76 other people liked Richard's review of 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3):
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
" I bought this shortly after New Year's. I can tell you from what bookstore I bought it. I could point out approximately (but not exactly) the rack from which I selected it. I remember the person who accompanied me at the time. I don't know exactly... " Read more of this review »
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Leap the Wild Water by Jenny Lloyd
Leap the Wild Water
by Jenny Lloyd (Goodreads Author)
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Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
Commencement
by J. Courtney Sullivan (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2012
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Maybe it is because I have reached a certain age now, but I really enjoyed this book about four girls who met at college and formed a friendship that defied their own differences and the divergent paths their lives took. I most enjoyed the developmen...more
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Great finish to a great series. The moral complexity and human imperfections ring so true, and make for a thought-provoking read as well as an engaging one. I was sad to let Katniss go.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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I really enjoyed this second installment. I found the love triangle a bit annoying-- could Katniss REALLY not make up her mind?-- and the resolution a bit quick. But the cliffhanger it left was well rewarded with book 3.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Loved it, like everyone else. Katniss is a complex heroine in a brilliantly drawn world.
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
The Tiger's Wife
by Téa Obreht (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2012
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ARGH. One of the most disappointing books I have ever attempted to read. I can't remember the last time I was so bored by a book that I couldn't even finish listening to it, but here is the first. The protagonist is so devoid of emotion, there is not...more
Jennifer Banks and 294 other people liked Nadine Millar's review of The Tiger's Wife:
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
" Thank goodness for other reviewers with more patience than me - I was able to understand more about the book in an hour browsing the discussion/review pages on Goodreads than 3 weeks wrestling with the Tiger. After checking others views on the boo... " Read more of this review »
Jennifer Banks is on page 125 of 294 of Cod: Every chapter gets more fascinating! Loving this book, wish I had more time for reading lately.
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
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