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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins (Goodreads Author)
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In the Gone Girl v. Girl on the Train contest, I would put Gone Girl over this one. Both have largely unlikable characters confronting a mystery. Both have interesting twists and turns and fraught relationships. Both switch voices from chapter to cha ...more
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The 48 Laws of Power
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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Just like the summary says, this book recalls Laura Hillenbrand's excellent histories of Seabiscuit the racehorse and Louie Zamperini the WWII survivor. Daniel Brown's protagonists are the young men of the University of Washington rowing team who cam ...more
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I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
I'll See You in Paris
by Michelle Gable (Goodreads Author)
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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
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My shelves do not include a category for this book. Part novel, part poem, it is a crystallized look at grief. The story is told in turn by the Dad who lost his wife, the Boys who lost their Mum and the Crow who comes to guide their transition to lif ...more
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The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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It's hard not to be a bit resentful of Mukherjee. He's a well-known cancer doctor, a professor at Columbia University and oh yes, a best-selling author. Not to mention a good writer, with a compelling personal story. Yet how lucky we are to have him. ...more
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Found by Nancy Holland
Found: One Secret Baby
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Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
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A fast, fun read about a Victorian feminist who finds adventure on an Egyptian archeological dig. Wavered between 2 and 3 stars because the tells were pretty obvious, but I had to keep coming back to see how she put it together.
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Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
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A gripping telling of the truth about the famous Lawrence Of Arabia, as far as the truth can be determined. Anderson combines T.E. Lawrence's memoir with correspondence of other key characters in the Near Eastern war theater of WWI to show how hubris ...more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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“Life, a good life, a great life is about "Why not?" May we never forget it.”
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“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
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“Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
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