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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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I had very mixed feelings about this book. It was less about trail hiking and more about Cheryl's experiences that led her to the PCT.
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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Woman Upstairs
by Claire Messud
read in July, 2014
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Well, I learned my lesson--can't always trust NPR's book reviews. As another reviewer commented, there is a lot of anger alluded to in this book but the character, Nora, does not express it in action. I was hoping for a less impotent character.

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Heads Or Tails by Lilli Carré
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Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
" I'm the same girl and yet not the same. I wonder if it's always like that? Folks keep growing from one person into another all their lives, and life is just a lot of everyday adventures. Well, whatever life is, I like it.

Sweet, upbeat (yet sexist!... " Read more of this review »
The House On Hackman's Hill by Joan Lowery Nixon
" This book was my white whale!! It was one that I read as a kid, but I only remembered a few hazy details about it. I remembered it was about a boy and a girl in an abandoned house, and there was a jackal-creature chasing them. I seemed to remember... " Read more of this review »
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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
" Hmmm. Lots of thoughts. There is brilliance here, in how Messud takes up anger, hunger, and loneliness. There are many problems here, like, THERE IS NO PLOT. This is the kind of book that makes people hate literary fiction. My biggest issue though... " Read more of this review »
Caitlin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
Brooklyn, Burning
by Steve Brezenoff
read in July, 2014
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Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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Spoiler alert!




I've felt compelled to read some popular books this summer, but I wish I hadn't read this one.

First of all, the story is ludicrous. I hated the idea of a woman faking her own presumable murder (and then modifying that crime to kidnappi...more
Caitlin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu
For Today I Am a Boy
by Kim Fu (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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A much needed addition to the growing representation of transgender and genderqueer folks in fiction.

Maybe I've been reading too many YA novels, but this book stood out as a more nuanced and sophisticated portrayal of a transgender individual. Especi...more
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