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The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E.L. Konigsburg
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This had echoes of The Mixed-Up Files, but it was super disjointed and not that interesting.
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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility
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Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool
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Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
Good as Gone: A Novel of Suspense
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read in February, 2017
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Watership Down by Richard Adams
" This has been on my "currently reading" for...a long time. Maybe you'll inspire me to pick it back up! "
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The Marvels by Brian Selznick
The Marvels
by Brian Selznick
read in February, 2017
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2017 Reading for Fun Challenge: A Book You Chose for the Cover. (Briefly tempted to count this as my "Book over 600 pages," but that would be cheating, as 400+ pages are just illustrations.)

I'm giving this 3 stars, but 2 of those stars are for the il
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill
read in February, 2017
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2017 Reading for Growth Challenge: A Newbery Award winner or Honor book

So this is the 2017 Newbery Award winner, which is somewhat surprising to me. It didn't strike me as anything terribly special, but I'll admit that fantasy is always a tough genre
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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Dark Matter
by Blake Crouch (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Anne Bogel of the What Should I Read Next podcast often quotes W.H. Auden's five verdicts on a book: "For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five: I can see this is good and I like it; I can see this is good but I don’t like it; I can see thi ...more
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Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg
Silent to the Bone
by E.L. Konigsburg
read in February, 2017
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Some really interesting themes here about the nature of shame and the importance of confession and community, but the subject matter was pretty heavy for a middle-grade book. Spoiler alert, I guess, but the book contains accusations of sibling molest ...more
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