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Sydney (sydneyh) 1. "The Secret Life of Bees" - Sue Monk Kidd

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Sydney (sydneyh) 2. "Beside a Burning Sea" - John Shors

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Sydney (sydneyh) 3. "Honeymoon in Tehran" Azadeh Moaveni

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Sydney (sydneyh) 4. "Chicago Poems" Carl Sandburg

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Aprile (aprileb) Were you successful the last time you tried the 50 book challenge?

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Sydney (sydneyh) Nope. I got to about 35.

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Aprile (aprileb) That's still really good! :D

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Sydney (sydneyh) 5. "Brick Lane" Monica Ali ... this one took WAY too long!

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Sydney (sydneyh) 6. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Sydney (sydneyh) 7. "Very Valentine" Adriana Trigiani

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KrisT What did you think of that one? I have read most of the other Trigiani books and especially like the Ave Maria series.

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Sydney (sydneyh) 8. "Sister of My Heart" Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Sydney (sydneyh) 9. "How to Win Friends and Influence People" Dale Carnegie

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Sydney (sydneyh) 10. "Three Short Reads: The Telltale Heart, Masque of the Red Death and The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe

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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments short, but some of the best!!!! Congrats on 10!

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Sydney (sydneyh) 11. "Bound South" Susan Rebecca White

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Sydney (sydneyh) 12. "Loving Frank" Nancy Horan

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Sydney (sydneyh) 13. "The Moment Between" Nicole Baart

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Sydney (sydneyh) 14. "Remember Me?" Sophie Kinsella

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Sydney (sydneyh) 15. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" Stephen Chbosky

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Sydney (sydneyh) 16. "Hissy Fit" Mary Kay Andrews

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Sydney (sydneyh) 17. "Something Borrowed" Emily Giffin

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Sydney (sydneyh) 18. "The Case of the Speckled Band" Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sydney (sydneyh) 19. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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Leshawn | 460 comments I really liked "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" Sydney! You are doing great! You have read more than half what you read last year! Keep up the good work!

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Sydney (sydneyh) 20. "Mrs. Kimble" Jennifer Haigh

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Sydney (sydneyh) 21. "Snow Flower and The Secret Fan" Lisa See

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Melinda | 4 comments Love "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." Some good insight into the Chinese culture and history. Did you enjoy "Honeymoon in Tehran?"

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Sydney (sydneyh) 22. "The Queen of the Big Time" Adriana Trigiani

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Tori | 217 comments Sydney wrote: "19. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows"
I was at Borders and they tried to get me to buy that book because it was on the monthly book club list. Was it any good?

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Sydney (sydneyh) Tori I really loved "Guernsey"! I found it a little hard to get into it at first. But after about 30 pages I was hooked! The characters are so well written... I got very attached to them all! I was truly sad when the book ended... but it was such a good read!

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Sydney (sydneyh) 23. "Under the Tuscan Sun" Frances Mayes

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Sydney (sydneyh) 24. "Rooftops of Tehran" Mahbod Seraji

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Melinda | 4 comments Let me know if you like this book. I have it on my wish list.

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Sydney (sydneyh) 25. "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" Eve Brown-Waite

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Sydney (sydneyh) 26. "Twilight" Stephanie Myers

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Sydney (sydneyh) 27. "Love in Condition Yellow" Sophia Raday

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Sydney (sydneyh) 28. "Baby Proof" Emily Giffin

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Melanie | 487 comments Sydney wrote: "25. "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" Eve Brown-Waite"

Hi Sydney,
How was this one? I have it on my TBR list.

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Sydney (sydneyh) 29. "The Last Summer (of You and Me)" Ann Brashares

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Sydney (sydneyh) 30. "Mansfield Park" Jane Austen

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Sydney (sydneyh) 31. "The Embers" Hyatt Bass

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Sydney (sydneyh) 32. "Watermelon" Marian Keyes

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Sydney (sydneyh) 33. "Made to Stick" Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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Sydney (sydneyh) 34. "The Lost Symbol" Dan Brown

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Sydney (sydneyh) 35. "The Shack" William P. Young

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Sydney (sydneyh) 36. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Washington Irving

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Sydney (sydneyh) 37. "Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool" Hal E. Runkel

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Sydney (sydneyh) 38. "Suite Francaise" Irene Nemirovsky

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Molly | 330 comments Sydney wrote: "38. "Suite Francaise" Irene Nemirovsky"

I was so touched by this book and the story behind it.

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