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message 1: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments Didn't quite make it to 50 last year - had a baby and that slowed my reading down quite a bit. Hope to make up for it this year!


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Melanie | 487 comments 1. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry


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Melanie | 487 comments 2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris


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Susan (chlokara) | 846 comments Melanie wrote: "1. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry"

I thought this book was a masterpiece. I think it was the most frightening book I ever read, because I really loved the characters.


message 5: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments Hi Susan,
I loved his writing style, but I must say it was a bit too depressing for me at times.


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Melanie | 487 comments 3. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson


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Melanie | 487 comments 4. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche


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Melanie | 487 comments 5. Vampire a Go-Go by Victor Gischler

6. Rock Paper Tiger by Lisa Brackmann


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Melanie | 487 comments 7. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths


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Melanie | 487 comments 9. The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston


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Melanie | 487 comments 10. The Broken Shore: A Novel by Peter Temple

11. Damage by John Lescroart


message 13: by Melanie (last edited Mar 17, 2011 08:41PM) (new)

Melanie | 487 comments 12. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann


message 14: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 12 comments How'd you like the book, Let the Great World Spin? I bought it but then shelved it, not from any deliberate act, just, of course, many others I'm reading, but would like to move this up the list.

~Bonnie


message 15: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments Bonnie wrote: "How'd you like the book, Let the Great World Spin? I bought it but then shelved it, not from any deliberate act, just, of course, many others I'm reading, but would like to move this up the list.
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Hi Bonnie!
I liked it, but didn't love it. I think it's because it reads like a book of short stories (which I am not a big fan of). I would definitely say read it though - so many people I know really loved it.


message 16: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments 13. The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths


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Melanie | 487 comments 14. Clementine by Cherie Priest


message 18: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 12 comments Thanks, that is some helpful insight. I will probably not move it up to the top top, but a little higher. Hopefully I can shoot for getting it read this summer, when life slows down (ha!) a little. Thank you again for taking the time to respond.


message 19: by Melanie (last edited Apr 12, 2011 08:39PM) (new)

Melanie | 487 comments 15. The Hidden by Bill Pronzini


16. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux

17. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

18. The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom


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Melanie | 487 comments 19. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman


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Melanie | 487 comments 20. Bone House by Betsy Tobin


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Melanie | 487 comments 21. Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston

22. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

23. Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan by John Bul Dau

24. The Radleys by Matt Haig


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Melanie | 487 comments 25. Hellhole by Brian Herbert


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Melanie | 487 comments 26. Drown by Junot Diaz


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Melanie | 487 comments 27. The Informationist by Taylor Stevens


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Melanie | 487 comments 28. Sister by Rosamund Lupton

29. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett


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Melanie | 487 comments 30. Vortex by Robert Charles Wilson


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Melanie | 487 comments 31. The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

32. The Day of the Jackal by Fredrick Forsyth


message 29: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments 33. Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

34. The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel by Adam Johnson


message 30: by Susanna (new)

Susanna (jb_slasher) What did you think of Vortex? I read Spin earlier this year and I've been meaning to continue the series.


message 31: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments Hi Susanna!
I loved Spin. Vortex wasn't bad; however, I wasn't a fan of the middle book, Axis.


message 32: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments 35. The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini

36. The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam


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Melanie | 487 comments 37. America Pacifica by Anna North


message 36: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 487 comments Might be able to squeeze one more in this year - but all in all about 20 short of my goal. Hope to do better next year. :)


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