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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
4.38
it was amazing
Tremendously thorough, very engaging, heartbreaking and furious. This was, sadly, a perfect book to read given the recent administration's demonstrate ...more
Jan 14, 2018
Mar 22, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.88
really liked it
Okay, so I know that I probably shouldn't be comparing The Goldfinch to The Secret History but I can't help it -- with all its faults, I *loved* The S ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Oct 21, 2013
 
The Fire Next Time
4.47
it was amazing
This is one of the smartest and most salient pieces of writing on race that I've ever read. There were times that I found myself shaking while reading ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Apr 27, 2010
 
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
4.23
it was amazing
I felt like this was super necessary reading for me as a) a black woman, b) a writer, c) a woman-loving-woman & (burgeoning) womanist, and d) a wo ...more
Jun 18, 2016
Nov 11, 2012
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.25
really liked it
Loved this! Couldn't put it down. What starts as a sweet, intriguing story about a boy, his father and their love of books evolves into this colorful, ...more
May 2014
Feb 01, 2013
 
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
4.01
really liked it
I have a lot of complicated feelings about this book and Sally Mann's work. In no way did I go into reading this book expecting to encounter some hero ...more
Nov 2017
Aug 07, 2015
 
Heroines
4.20
really liked it
So I should not have read this because I have like roughly 3.4 million things I should actually be reading by way of thesis research BUT, I did it and ...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jan 29, 2013
 
My Brilliant Friend (L'amica geniale, #1)
3.89
really liked it
In truth, for the first third (probably 2/3rds actually) I wasn't sure about this book. Not because there was no clearly defined plot but because I wa ...more
Nov 14, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
it was amazing
Alison Bechdel is a brilliant writer and her story is completely engrossing. With a lot of graphic novels that I have read, I often feel that there is ...more
Mar 10, 2012
not set
Feb 11, 2012
 
The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
3.94
really liked it
This book rocked and was especially useful for my SMP research. I wish it hadn't belonged to the library, it would've been a great book to return to l ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 15, 2013
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