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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
3 STEPS TO BECOME ME, THOMAS:

1. Obtain a copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

2. Read the book.

3. Fall in love. Fall in lo
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Jan 08, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
A Little Life
4.28
it was amazing
I slept with this book after I read it. I kid you not: I held its bulking, hardcover bound 700 pages in my arms as I fell asleep amid a raging storm. ...more
Oct 2015
Aug 13, 2015
 
The Martian
4.39
it was ok
How many exclamation points can you shove into one book?

Time to start off 2015 with an unpopular opinion: I did not like how Andy Weir wrote The Marti
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Jan 05, 2015
Aug 06, 2014
 
Milk and Honey
4.23
it was amazing
milk and honey tore through my analytical mind and burrowed deep into my ultra-sensitive soul. It slayed all my emotions, my feminist desires, and my ...more
Jun 15, 2016
Oct 18, 2015
 
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
3.93
it was amazing
I AM SO CONFUSED RIGHT NOW.

I hate it when people do that. Don't you just want to tell them," okay, calm down. It's not like writing in caps is going t
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Oct 17, 2010
May 09, 2010
 
More Happy Than Not
4.10
it was amazing
Reading More Happy Than Not and witnessing the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage has made me a super emotional wreck this week, in the best way possible ...more
Jun 26, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
 
All the Bright Places
4.19
liked it
2.5 stars

I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle unc
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Mar 10, 2015
Oct 18, 2014
 
Wonder
4.43
it was amazing
Yes. Yes. Yes. Wonder is one of those books that just makes me want to say... Yes.

"I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all th
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Jul 28, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
 
Along for the Ride
4.07
really liked it
Reading Sarah Dessen is like walking into an air-conditioned store after a hot, humid day in the sun. Reading Sarah Dessen is also like drinking an ic ...more
May 03, 2010
May 02, 2010
 
Challenger Deep
4.13
really liked it
"Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug."

Thank you, Neal Shusterman, for portraying the pain, the horrors, and
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May 11, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
Sing You Home
3.76
it was amazing
Sing You Home is my new favorite novel by Jodi Picoult, and as of now (mid-March, 2011) my favorite book of this year.

There are so many things I wish
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Mar 16, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
So Sad Today: Personal Essays
3.87
it was amazing
I want to have actual sex with this book. I just love it so much. Melissa Broder elevates vulnerability to another level: she writes about her vomit f ...more
Apr 21, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
 
Paperweight
3.85
it was amazing
I have written and rewritten this sentence five times. As an eating disorder survivor and as an aspiring psychologist, I should have all the words to ...more
Jul 14, 2015
May 06, 2015
 
Imagine Me Gone
3.70
really liked it
4.5 stars

As someone who has dealt with mental illness in his family, I found Imagine Me Gone so honest and redemptive. Adam Haslett confronts the toug
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Jun 25, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
Anthony Doerr's writing made me fall in love with words again. By the middle of All the Light We Cannot See I thought of every chapter as a small gift ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Aug 06, 2014
 
The Song of Achilles
4.27
it was amazing
We despise spoilers. We avoid them at all costs, cover them with spoiler tags, and castigate those who share them. But a great book is one that we can ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
Originally, I thought this book should have been retitled The Hype. At least that's what I told my friend. I remember thinking something along the lin ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.07
it was amazing
With the recent attacks on Planned Parenthood and the misogynistic comments made by members of the GOP, I could not have read The Handmaid's Tale at a ...more
Aug 23, 2015
Jun 18, 2014
 
The Hate U Give
4.60
it was amazing
I will echo everyone else and say that The Hate U Give stands as one of the best YA books ever written. The story follows Starr Carter, a sixteen-year ...more
Aug 19, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
 
Everything I Never Told You
3.78
really liked it
4.5 stars

Let me tell you: Everything I Never Told You belongs on my imaginary "omg-omg-omg" shelf. Some books spin me into a hazy trance, while others
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Mar 07, 2015
Aug 03, 2014
 
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
4.31
it was amazing
I finished Hunger five hours ago and still feel such overwhelming gratitude for Roxane Gay's writing; this memoir is my favorite 2017 read by far and ...more
Jun 20, 2017
Dec 30, 2015
 
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
*Important update, 8/13/2011: I read this book a year and a half ago and gave it five stars. Like Evermore, I don't feel like rereading the book to as ...more
Dec 29, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
 
Winger (Winger, #1)
4.07
liked it
Unpopular opinion of the day: Winger wasn't that wonderful.

Seeing all the glowing, five-star reviews of this book, I wonder if it's me who went wrong.
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Jun 27, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
Are you looking for a whimsical romance filled with love songs and fiery kisses? Are you searching for a story with constant adventure, brimming with ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
Eleanor & Park
4.11
it was amazing
4.5 stars

I felt like I found the fountain of youth with Eleanor & Park, but at the same time, it made me feel so darn old. Here's a monologue of m
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Aug 08, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
 
Little Fires Everywhere
4.13
it was amazing
4.5 stars

A brilliant mixture of Jodi Picoult's best family dramas and a more introspective version of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies , Celeste Ng's
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Jun 30, 2017
Feb 08, 2017
 
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
4.10
it was amazing
I turn 20 in a week, and I could not have read this book at a better time. Having been raised in an abusive household, I always strive to live with ki ...more
May 18, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
3.74
it was ok
Fallen is one of those books that should not be judged by its cover. Despite the alluring, ambiguous plot promised by the book jacket, this book fell ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.29
it was amazing
New 2016 goal: become the gay, Asian, male version of Cheryl Strayed.

I kid you not, I thought I would hate this book. Everything about it turned me of
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Jan 12, 2016
Feb 10, 2015
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
Shiver is narrated by the alternating points of view of Sam and Grace, two unbelievably different people drawn together by the power of love and devot ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Jun 23, 2009
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