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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton (Goodreads Author)
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Quick, easy read. Enjoyable narration. I dont know how I missed this when I was a teen.
The Price of Civilization by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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Started out strong with this, but as I got further into it, I lost interest. Very well-written, a lot of great information, but some of it got too technical for me. I am not a numbers person.
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids by Bryan Caplan
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Despite his audience being those who are still debating whether or not to have children or how many children to have, I enjoyed reading this book. It was good wake up call that the weight of our children's long term futures does not rest on whether o...more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Wow. Amazing writing touches you in such a way that you don't even realize how affected you are, until you're finishing a novel at work and fighting back tears. The story itself is fantastical, but the emotion and the message is stark reality. Unders...more
Zealot by Reza Aslan
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I really enjoyed this book. Aslan does a great job of making his research and findings very accessible. His interpretation of the history of Jesus contradicts the traditional "whitewashed" view of what is usually espoused in churches today. His tone...more
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
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Somewhat enjoyable read. He leads an interesting life, full of celebrity encounters and odd instances of "right place, right time". Overall, it was a little too whitewashed for me. He alluded to his dark side and his crazy living without really expla...more
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