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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #1. Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #2 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, David Mitchell


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #3 The Scent of Rain and Lightning, Nancy Pickard, Very Good, except the ending is a little too neat.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #4 Don't Tell Alfred, Nancy Mitford


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #5 Murder on a Girls Night Out, Anne George


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #6 Bloodroot, Amy Greene I haven't decided what I think about this one. It was beautifully written, wonderful characters, but I'm not sure about the end.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #7 The Poison Tree, Erin Kelly, very good


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #8 Bitter is the New Black, Jen Lancaster, love her!


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #9 The Wolves of Andover, Kathleen Kent. Good, but I didn't enjoy it as much as her other novel. Might have been more enjoyable had I read it first, as I now want to go back and re-read Heretic's Daughter


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #10 Maybe This Time, Jennifer Crusie


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #11 Through the Glass Darkly, Bill McClellan
#12 Faithful Place, Tana French, 4*s, would have been 5 had I not figured out who did it so quickly. loved it.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #13 Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
#14 Inheritance, Simon Tolkein


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #15 Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #16 the likeness, tana french, very, very good


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #17 Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin,
#18 Rule of Murder, Louise Penny


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #19 Cross Bones, Kathy Reichs


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #20 Dexter by Design, Jeff Lindsey
#21 Marjorie Morningstar, Herman Wouk


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #22 Minding Frankie, Mauve Binchey


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #23 The Divide, Nicholas Evans, Very good


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #24 Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins Wow! Why was I so stubborn to put off reading this so long?
#25 Straight Man, Richard Russo


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #26 The Lost City of Z, David Grann


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #27 Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
#28 Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #29 The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht, beautiful book


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #30 Pretty In Plaid, Jen Lancaster
#31 Dexter Is Delicious, Jeff Lindsay


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #32 Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
#33 La's Orchestra Saves the World, Alexander McCall Smith


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #34 Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris, ok
#35 City of Thieves, David Benioff, fantastic!


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #36 The Kitchen Daughter, Jael McHenry


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #37 Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, Christine Watson, wonderful book.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #38 The Crime Writer, Gregg Hurwitz


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #39 A Novel Bookstore, Laurence Cosse, Fantastic premise, not so much the story.
#40 Baker Towers, Jennifer Haigh, disappointing
#41 The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde, loved it!


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #42 The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga, Very good.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #43 The Camel Bookmobile, Marsha Hamilton, A little flat.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #44 If You Were Here, Jen Lancaster, Ok.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #45 Elizabeth I, Margaret George


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #46 Mini Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella, good heart or not, the pathological lying is getting a little old


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #47 Moment of Truth, Lisa Scottolini


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #48 The Charming Quirks of Others, Alexander McCall Smith


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #49 The Hunting Wind, Steve Hamilton
#50 When We Were Strangers, Pamela Schoenewaldt


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #51 October Sky, Homer Hickam


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #52 Little Bee, Chris Cleave, 3*'s Loved the first part, but disappointed in the end. Almost deserved and extra star though for Charlie in the batman costume.
#53 A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness. Was expecting more. But I did love the house.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #54 Original Sin, Beth Mullen, Lots of fun. I look forward to the next.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #55 Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #56 The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, Amazing book, Wonderful characters


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #57 Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs. Ok story, wonderful photos


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #58 The Last Child, John Hart, Meh


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #59 If I Stay, Gayle Foreman
#60 A Good Hard Look, Ann Napolitano


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #61 Never Knowing, Chevy Stevens, very good


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #62 Iron House, John Hart
#63 Turn of Mind, Alice LaPlante, Fascintating. I will be thinking about this one for a long time.


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #64 Secrets of Eden, Chris Bohjalian, disappointing


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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments #65 The Saturday Big Tent Wedding, Alexander McCall Smith #66 This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper


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