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Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
Among the Ten Thousand Things
by Julia Pierpont (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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This was a well written and compelling novel although it was incredibly depressing. There is a part in the middle of the book where it flashes forward through the entire lives of the family and you see how their lives unfold before returning to the m ...more
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The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits
The Vanishers
by Heidi Julavits (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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This book was a long slow read for me. There were moments where it was really creative and interesting but in general it felt like pretentious and too hip for its own good.
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The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
The Woman Who Stole My Life
by Marian Keyes
read in January, 2016
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A quick read for a plane or train ride.
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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This was a great book about a piece of American history I knew nothing about. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, thousands of orphaned children (most of them Irish from NYC) were sent to the Midwest to be adapted, or in many cases chosen to be servan ...more
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The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
The Camel Bookmobile
by Masha Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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I enjoyed this book a lot. It is centered around a woman who goes to Africa to volunteer for a mobile library that includes many outdated and culturally irrelevant books. She has the best intentions but does not really understand the impact of her ac ...more
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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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I like Elizabeth Gilbert and have read most of her books. This book is a non-fiction book that explores the concept of creativity. It was good and I liked many of her thoughts on the topic but it was not a fast read for me and sometimes felt a bit pr ...more
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Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes by Jules Moulin
Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes
by Jules Moulin
read in December, 2015
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It was alright, a quick read. The male protagonist is a bit over the top but you are really not reading something with this title and expecting the great American novel.
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The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman
read in November, 2015
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