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I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
3.63
liked it
I liked this book, but I didn't love it as I thought I might when I was only a couple of pages in.

What I liked:
*Oliver, the anti-hero who lives mostl
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Jan 25, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
City of God
3.40
liked it
I will say this: stay far away from this book if you can't tolerate ambiguity. There are multiple story lines and narrators that weave in and out with ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
 
Half of a Yellow Sun
4.28
it was amazing
#bustlereads task 17

A story like this is a reminder of why fiction matters when we are trying to make sense of the non fictitious world.
Apr 30, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
Reading this book was like having my heart drug over a cheese grater made of poetry.
Nov 14, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
 
Girls on Fire
3.36
it was ok
NPR called this book brutally georgeous. One of those adjectives is correct.
Mar 28, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
 
White Teeth
3.75
liked it
I loved so many parts of this book, but I just couldn't love this book.
Jun 20, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
 
But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
3.66
really liked it
I thought this book was fun- lots to think about. For instance, the fact that we are most likely living in a computer simulation created by a post hum ...more
Jul 27, 2016
Jul 27, 2016
 
Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts--And Life
4.18
really liked it
This book did a great job breaking down different ways to do close readings. There are definitely things I will use in my classroom. I wish it had exp ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Nov 04, 2013
 
The House of the Spirits
4.20
it was amazing
So beautiful, it hurt.
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 06, 2016
 
American Savior: A Novel of Divine Politics
3.75
really liked it
Won this as a First Reads- It's so awesome to have a book with "Advanced Copy- Not For Sale" printed on it! Thanks!

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When I first began
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Oct 02, 2008
Aug 29, 2008
 
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
4.09
it was ok
I liked her Weather Reports, I liked the short poetic bursts about life on the high plains, I liked her parallels between Dakota and a monastic life. ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
 
Push
3.82
it was amazing
Graphic, shocking, disturbing... and any other cliche I can think of to describe the content of this book and the life of Precious Jones.
This story ra
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Nov 23, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
 
Rabbit-Proof Fence
3.67
really liked it
Loved that she told the story of these badass girls without a lot of emotional heart string pulling. It really speaks for itself. The post scripts are ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
 
West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915  (Little House #11)
3.84
really liked it
Though maybe not part of the Little House canon, it documents the obvious affection the family of three had for one another.
Jun 30, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
 
And Yet They Were Happy
3.87
really liked it
Much like a Magic Eye painting, you had to soften your gaze and look through this to see the real picture. Really cool.
not set
Apr 10, 2017
 
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894  (Little House #10)
4.08
it was amazing
I have far too much emotional attachment to rate this objectively, but I did like reading a more candid piece of writing from her.
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
 
The Circle
3.45
really liked it
Is this a distopia? A cautionary tale? A prophecy? I don't know, but it was unsettling for sure. A Black Mirror indeed.
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
 
Kindred
4.19
it was amazing
#bustlereads I know now why I couldn't stomach Outlander- it's because I was waiting to read this one.
Jan 09, 2016
Jan 09, 2016
 
The Hate U Give
4.61
it was amazing
The best fiction makes the non fiction world technicolor. This book wrenched all of my guts.
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
 
All the Bright Places
4.19
did not like it
I literally could not stop rolling my eyes. I know I'm not the target demo for this book, but still...
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
 
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
4.19
it was ok
#1001ArabianTwilights


--Bustle challenge task #6- Read a YA Book Written by an Author of Color--

Mar 23, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
 
The Good Braider
3.91
really liked it
That's okay.... I didn't need my heart in one piece anyway.
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
it was amazing
Completely amazed that a non fiction book about race, class, cancer, medical institutions and biology could read like a novel.
May 19, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
Purple Hibiscus
4.12
it was amazing
Amazing storytelling.
Aug 10, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
 
Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore, #1)
4.22
This is some good narcotic summer reading.
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 30, 2016
 
We Should All Be Feminists
4.47
really liked it
Tiny, bit sized nugget of a thing.
May 05, 2016
May 09, 2016
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
it was amazing
#bustlereads #13
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
 
Through the Woods
3.92
really liked it
Creepy af!
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.26
it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK! Seriously, one the the funniest things I have ever read. Anything by Christopher Moore is bound to be funny, but this one especially ...more
not set
Jun 23, 2008
 
American Wife
3.72
really liked it
Is it okay if I have a mild attraction to a fictional pre political George W?
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
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