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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 1. High Five, Janet Evanovitch
2. Hot Six, Janet Evanovitch
3. Seven Up, Janet Evanovitch
4. Confessor, Terry Goodkind
5. The Final Victim, Wendy Corsi Staub
6. The Ultimate Gift (Novelization), Jim Stovall
7. Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler


Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 8. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I read this for my English class and I am using it to write a plot analysis paper.


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I read this book also for a Lit class and really did not like it at all. Drove me nuts reading it.


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Joanie | 335 comments I read it for a Woman Studies class, it was pretty interesting from that perspective.


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Bishop (A_Bishop) | 152 comments The Yellow Wallpaper is amazing. I teach it to my classes every year. They either love it or hate it.


Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 9. The Laughing Corpse-Laurell K. Hamilton


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Rebecca | 25 comments Suzanne, I like that I'm not the only one who admits to reading stuff like Evanovich :) I love those books. And I can only read so many "serious" works in a row, then I need a beach read.

Off to look up The Yellow Wallpaper; never heard of it.


Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 10. Debt of Bones-Terry Goodkind

This was the final book I needed to read from the Sword of Truth Series. It is the Prequel to the series. I kind of feel like its a cheater because it is pretty short, but I'm sure I'll make up for it by the end of the year.


Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 11. Little Men-Louisa May Alcott


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 12 Hard Eight-Janet Evanovich


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 13 Beauty-Robin McKinley


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 14-Stolen Lives: 20 Years in a Desert Jail by Maliki Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi

This was a wonderful book. What a great story of survival. It is really quite amazing.


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 15. To the Nines-Janet Evanovich


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 16. Never Let Me Go-Ishiguro, Kazuo
17. Ten Big Ones-Janet Evanovich


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 18. Eleven on Top-Janet Evanovich


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Leslie | 312 comments I read Stolen Lives a few years ago. I agree with your thoughts....We have no idea the rights that we actually have in the West!


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 19. Twelve Sharp-Janet Evanovich
20. Jo's Boys-Louisa May Alcott


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 21. Circus of the Damned-Laurell K. Hamilton
22. Endgame, Samuel Beckett


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 23. Lean Mean Thirteen-Janet Evanovich


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 24. Plum Lovin' - Janet Evanovich


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 25. The New York Trilogy-Paul Auster
-I liked it a lot. It really made me think.

26. Visions of Sugar Plums-Janet Evanovich
-Really dumb


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 27. Twilight, Stephanie Meyer


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 28. The Lunatic Cafe, Laurell K. Hamilton


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 29. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 30. The Killing Dance, Laurell K. Hamilton


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 31. New Moon, Stephanie Meyer


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 32. Burnt Offerings, Laurell K. Hamilton
33. Love Overboard, Love Overboard


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 34. Marked: A House of Night Novel, P.C. Cast
35. Betrayed: A House of Night Novel, P.C. Cast




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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 36. Blue Moon, Laurel K. Hamilton


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 37. The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie
38. Mona Lisa Craving, Sunny


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 39. Obsidian Butterfly, Laurell K. Hamilton


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 40. Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret, Obert Skye

41. Invincible: Ultimate Collection Volume 1, Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker

This was the first comic book I have ever read. My son really likes comic books so we got this from the library and it was fun for us to read together. I enjoyed it more than I expected.


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 42. Eclipse, Stephanie Meyer




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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 43. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt.

I liked this book better than I thought I would. It was especially interesting since I live in Savannah, which is what the book is about, and I can go see the places that are talked about.

44. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

This was a great read. I am definitely going to check out more of Mr. Bradbury's work.


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 45. Plum Lucky, Janet Evanovich


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 46. Othello, by William Shakespeare


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 47. In the Country of Last Things, Paul Auster

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't long but it was interesting and I finished it quickly. I have really enjoyed reading this author. This is only my second stab at it (I read the New York Trilogy) earlier this year) but so far I am impressed.

This book was an apocalyptic story about a woman's struggles through an unnamed city that has been virtually destroyed. I think the most interesting thing about it is the fact that so many questions are left unanswered, the book is much more thought provoking this way.


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 48. The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood

I liked the way this was written moving from one character's view point to another and I also liked the characters themselves. I was a little disappointed in the anticlimactic ending but this could also have been done on purpose.


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 49. Narcissus in Chains, Laurell K. Hamilton

50. The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley

51. The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley

I really enjoyed all three of these, especially The Blue Sword.


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Liz B (lizb) | 104 comments The Blue Sword is one of my all-time favorite books. I was so happy when I re-read it as an adult and it lived up to my childhood memories.


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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments Well I haven't updated my list for a while so I have a long list.

52. The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
-Liked it a lot but Blue Sword is my favorite of the two.
53. Cerulean Sins, Laurell K. Hamilton
-I do have to throw in fluff sometimes.
54. Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh
-I loved this book. I hadn't read any of this style and was pleasantly surprised.
55. Empire of the Sun, J.G. Ballard
-Also very good book. Different outlook for WWII
56. Chosen, P.C. Cast
-Fun YA Vampire book
57. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
-Also good fantasy read. A already have the second in the series to keep reading. Don't really get why so many people were freaking out about the movies.
58. The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans
59. Timepiece, Richard Paul Evans
60. Dragon and Phoenix, Joanne Bertin
-Another good classic fantasy.



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Suzanne Shumaker | 53 comments 61. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

Very good, and different, mystery.

62. The Host, Stephanie Meyer

-Something different from this author. I enjoy the plot and the characters but I still think there is too much emotional drama.


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