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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now
4.14
it was amazing
I found this book very helpful. I think anyone in their twenties who don't know what they should do with their life should read this book.

Dr. Jay doe
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Jan 07, 2013
Dec 25, 2012
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain
4.01
liked it
This was my first Baldwin read and boy is it a goodie. Set in the 1930s, 1910s, 1890s, and 1880s, Baldwin tells the story of young John Grimes (James ...more
Jan 12, 2018
Jan 08, 2018
 
The Underground Railroad
4.03
it was amazing
Underground Railroad is a speculative fiction novel set in that horrible period of American history—the antebellum South. But instead of lovely picnic ...more
Jan 17, 2018
Dec 18, 2017
 
Death's End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3)
4.44
it was amazing
Wow! Just…wow.

What do I say about Death’s End? I guess I’ll say the stuff that’s already being said, it’s imaginative beyond belief, heartbreaking be
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Sep 17, 2017
Sep 02, 2017
 
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
4.47
it was amazing
If you had asked me, before reading Evicted, what the single greatest challenge facing poor Americans today is; I might have said healthcare, or the j ...more
Dec 04, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
 
The Tao of Pooh
3.99
liked it
This cute little read expresses the eastern philosophy of Taoism in a western package--Winnie the Pooh. I'm most impressed by the seamless adoption of ...more
Jan 03, 2018
Jan 03, 2018
 
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1)
4.09
really liked it
In the deep woods of rural Russia in the 14th century lives a family. In many ways they are like any family: they all sleep atop the giant clay stove ...more
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 10, 2018
 
Planetside (Planetside #1)
4.03
did not like it
What an absolute dog shit novel. This book made me so mad I could scream. What starts as a somewhat intriguing military mystery with aliens ends as a ...more
Feb 26, 2019
Feb 24, 2019
 
Sing, Unburied, Sing
4.02
really liked it
I can tell why this book is so loved by so many. It’s a wonderfully written tale that encapsulates both a single day and an entire life in particular ...more
Jan 03, 2018
Dec 05, 2017
 
Just Kids
4.16
it was ok
Patti Smith is a very famous rock star. My mother likes to say that she saved the 70s, well her and the Talking Heads. Robert Mapplethorpe was a very ...more
Mar 31, 2018
Dec 09, 2017
 
Station Eleven
4.05
really liked it
Somewhere near Lake Michigan a Shakespeare troupe performs Othello. They do so outside to a small audience. They do it without lights or speakers. The ...more
Jan 31, 2018
Dec 31, 2017
 
The Gods Themselves
4.09
it was ok
The legend of the origin of The Gods Themselves is that Asimov had been criticized for never writing about aliens or sex, so he wrote a book about ali ...more
Jun 22, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
 
Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
Connie Willis has created a fansinatingly rich world that she can continue to build and write in   As a fan of science fiction, history, historical fi ...more
May 26, 2015
Dec 01, 2011
 
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1)
3.83
did not like it
There’s a balance when writing speculative fiction between being boring and overwhelming. You don’t really want an author explaining every detail of h ...more
Jun 16, 2018
Jan 31, 2018
 
Zuleika Dobson
3.54
liked it
This book was odd. I read this one because it is on the first page of the google doc I use to keep track of the Guardian novels. When I open that doc ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
4.04
really liked it
Helter Skelter is THE definitive book on the Charles Manson murders. Written by the prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi it follows the Manson family from the ...more
Sep 30, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
 
The Path of Daggers (The Wheel of Time, #8)
3.91
it was ok
This is book 8 out of 14 in the Wheel of Time series. If you don't know about WoT, it's basically Lord of the Rings but much longer and not as good.
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Sep 23, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
 
All Clear (All Clear, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
Wow. Just wow.

This is the second of a two book series Connie Willis about time traveling historians living in the London Blitz of WWII. The first is
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Jan 03, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
 
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
How many of our rights are we willing to give up for safety?
Are we more civilized than our ancestors or do we merely have more resources to go around?
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Aug 05, 2016
Aug 04, 2016
 
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
4.07
liked it
A Darker Shade of Magic is the first novel in the Shades of Magic trilogy. The main premise is that there are four parallel worlds, each containing a ...more
Dec 05, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
 
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (D.O.D.O. #1)
3.86
really liked it
Neal Stephenson is a favorite author of mine. At least two of his books—Seveneves and Cryptonomicon—are in my favorites list. Several others—Anathem, ...more
Nov 29, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
 
The Power
3.81
really liked it
I would give this 3.5 stars if I could. The Power is set in a world where practically overnight practically all women on Earth develop the ability to ...more
Dec 22, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
 
Pulse of My Heart: One Couple Survives A Wife's Failing Heart
4.42
it was amazing
This is a book about my Aunt Patty and her battle with heart disease.

It is a warm, funny, engaging roller coaster of a tale. I was surprised at just
...more
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
 
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
4.18
liked it
If you had a deep dark brutal secret from your childhood that caused you suffering, shame, and pain for your whole life, would you be willing to tell ...more
Jan 29, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
 
Educated
4.47
it was amazing
By Tara Westovver
Read 3/28/19
5 stars
Wow!. That was an incredibly good book. I don’t think of myself as a fan of memoirs, but this one is fantastic. St
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Mar 28, 2019
Dec 08, 2018
 
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
4.29
it was amazing
Cancer is typically thought of as a modern disease. But it may be the oldest of all diseases. Cancer is us, the disease comes from within, caused by s ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
Between the World and Me
4.39
it was ok
My guess is that I will be a lot more interested in Coates’s reporting than his memoir. While I can understand the importance of this short book, the ...more
Jan 07, 2018
Oct 11, 2017
 
Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
3.96
really liked it
For decades, the Irish mob ran South Boston. Under the leadership of boss leader Whitey Bulger, they flooded the streets with drugs, ran gambling and ...more
Jun 30, 2018
May 20, 2018
 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3.82
liked it
How short this is! Given the cultural weight I was expecting a much longer treatise, but this novel barely tops 100 pages. Jekyll’s story is told neat ...more
Sep 18, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
 
Artemis
3.66
it was ok
Cities on the moon are fascinating. How would they work? How would people live? What would their economy look like? What would it be like to live and ...more
Mar 24, 2018
Dec 05, 2017
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