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Bob | 176 comments 1. The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachThe Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 2. Unpardonable Crime by Andrew TaylorUnpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 3. False Mermaid by Erin HartFalse Mermaid by Erin Hart

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 4. The Shipping News by E. Annie ProulxThe Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 5. Silas Marner by George EliotSilas Marner by George Eliot

3 Stars (***)


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Bob | 176 comments 6. 11/22/63 by Stephen King11/22/63 by Stephen King

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 7. The Muse Asylum by David CzuchlewskiThe Muse Asylum by David Czuchlewski

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 8. Watership Down by Richard AdamsWatership Down by Richard Adams

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 10. One More River by Mary GlickmanOne More River by Mary Glickman

4 Stars (****)


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Tima (tsunanisaurus) Bob wrote: "12.The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

3 Stars (***)"


Would you recommend this book? I've been seeing it pop up on people's "To Read" list a lot lately, I'm wondering if it is worth checking out. :)


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Bob | 176 comments Tiffani wrote: "Bob wrote: "12.The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

3 Stars (***)"

Would you recommend this book? I've been seeing it pop up on people's "To Read" list a lot lat..."


I thought it was a cute book...the first half was better than the second as it ended a little dark...it was a nice quick read and for me a nice break from some of the heavier historical fiction that I usually read..


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Bob | 176 comments 16. Bel Canto by Ann PatchettBel Canto by Ann Patchett

3 Stars (***)


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Bob | 176 comments 17. The Black Flower A Novel of the Civil War by Howard BahrThe Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr

4 Stars (****)

This book was so well written...


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Bob | 176 comments 18. Ferney by James LongFerney by James Long

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 19. Those Who Save Us by Jenna BlumThose Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

5 Stars (*****)


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Bob | 176 comments 20. The Loved One (Modern Classics) by Evelyn WaughThe Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 21. The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1) by Ken FollettThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

5 Stars (*****)

This book had my attention from the first page to the very last sentence...it was so well written that by the end I had such a good grasp on who each and every character was...Ken Follett painted such a vivid picture in this book...it was just a joy for me to read...976 pages that just flew by!!


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Bob | 176 comments 23. The Year of Jubilo A Novel of the Civil War by Howard BahrThe Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr

4 Stars (****)

Howard Bahr is a wonderful author and he just weaves the story so smoothly...to me its really like poetry at times...


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Bob | 176 comments 24. In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 25. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

4 Stars (****)

Another amazing book by this author....I will re-read this book and I would not hesitate to suggest this book to any of my friends who read....


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Bob | 176 comments 27. March by Geraldine BrooksMarch by Geraldine Brooks

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 29. Running the Rift by Naomi BenaronRunning the Rift by Naomi Benaron

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 31. Charming Billy by Alice McDermottCharming Billy by Alice McDermott

3 Stars (***)


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Bob | 176 comments 32. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

4 1/2 Stars (**** 1/2)

Excellent book....I want more!!


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Susan (Chlokara) | 730 comments Bob wrote: "32.The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

4 1/2 Stars (**** 1/2)

Excellent book....I want more!!"


I finished that last week, and I just had to reread The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game


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Bob | 176 comments Susan wrote: "Bob wrote: "32.The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

4 1/2 Stars (**** 1/2)

Excellent book....I want more!!"

I finished that last week, and I just had to ..."


I understand that...I recently finished The Angels Game and could re read it right now...The Shadow of the Wind has always been my favorite book....its poetry...


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Bob | 176 comments 33. World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2) by Ken FollettWorld Without End by Ken Follett

5 Stars (*****)


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Bob | 176 comments 34. The Black Tower by Louis BayardThe Black Tower by Louis Bayard

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 36. In Pale Battalions by Robert GoddardIn Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 37. Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4) by Tana FrenchBroken Harbour by Tana French

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 38. The Litigators by John GrishamThe Litigators by John Grisham

3 Stars (***)


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Bob | 176 comments 40. Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesMiddlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

4 Stars (****)

I did not have any expectations at all before I started this book and I am so pleased that I took the time to read it. The relationships and cultures are so interesting and I can't believe how fast 529 pages went by for me...Another "must read" historical fiction on my shelf...


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Bob | 176 comments 41. The Orchardist by Amanda CoplinThe Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 42. Stones Fall by Iaian PearsStones Fall by Iaian Pears

4 Stars (****)


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Bob | 176 comments 43. A Chemical Fire by Brian MartinezA Chemical Fire by Brian Martinez

2 Stars (**)


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Bob | 176 comments 44. The Justice Game by Randy SingerThe Justice Game by Randy Singer

3 Stars (***)


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