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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 1. The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 2. Florence of Arabia: A Novel Christopher Buckley


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 5. A Great Deliverance Elizabeth George


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 6. Away Amy Bloom


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 8. A Faint Cold Fear Karin Slaughter


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 9. A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 10. Then We Came to the End Joshua Ferris


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Gina Anna wrote: "3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson"

Is this book any good? I keep seeing it on people's lists and I have been meaning to ask them if they thought it was good.




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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments a doff of the beanie to you on your first ten (I need more material!)


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments Gina wrote: "Anna wrote: "3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson"

Is thi..."


I found it compulsively readable. There is a stretch in the beginning about some business issues that i thought dragged a bit, but once the main character gets to the island, i couldn't stop reading it. i love mysteries though!



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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 14. The Last Samurai Helen DeWitt


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 15. Watchmen Alan Moore


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 16. A Case of Curiosities Allen Kurzweil


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 17. Lush Life A Novel Richard Price


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 18. The Complete Persepolis Marjane Satrapi


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 19. American Wife A Novel Curtis Sittenfeld


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 20. On Writing Stephen King


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 21. A Changed Man A Novel Francine Prose


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 22. Bad Monkeys Matt Ruff


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 23. Q is for Quarry Sue Grafton


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 24. Native Tongue Carl Hiassen


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Amanda (amandaroby) Anna wrote: "25. The Year of Living Biblically One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible A. J. Jacobs"

Congrats on 25! Did you like The Year of Living Biblically? I've heard of it, but wanted to talk to someone who has read it before I picked it up.

Amanda R. in Louisville



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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments i LOVED it. i also read the book he wrote about reading the encyclopedia and loved that one as well. he's a very funny writer, but not shallow. i'm not religious, at all, but i really appreciated some of the insights and realizations he had while reading the bible. and there is some really interesting trivia :)


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Amanda (amandaroby) Anna wrote: "i LOVED it. i also read the book he wrote about reading the encyclopedia and loved that one as well. he's a very funny writer, but not shallow. i'm not religious, at all, but i really appreciated s..."

Great! Thanks for the recommendation. I guess this is going on my list of books to read. :)

Amanda R. in Louisville


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 27. Heartsick Chelsea Cain


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Aprile (aprileb) Congrats on over 1/2 way!


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 28. Knockemstiff Donald Ray Pollack


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 30. The Keys to the Street Ruth Rendell


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 31. O is for Outlaw Sue Grafton


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 32. The Book of Dahlia A Novel Elisa Albert


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 33. Little Big Man Thomas Berger


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 36. Go With Me A Novel Castle Freeman, Jr.


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 37. The Night Watch Sarah Waters


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 38. In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner Elizabeth George


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 39. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 40. 1876 A Novel Gore Vidal


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 41. Alternatives to Sex A Novel Stephen McCauley


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Anna (annawelch) | 230 comments 42. Fieldwork A Novel Mischa Berlinski


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