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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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I started this last night and finished it off today, it goes down sweet and easy like a fluffy bonbon. I spent the whole time wondering how the heroine was going to survive along with the hero and of course it worked itself out somehow. I was glad th ...more
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The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard
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This was an interesting novel because it's told in the form of a group of boys, and later men, imagining what happened to a young girl who disappears in high school. Of course, what the boys/men imagine reveals more about themselves than the girl. Th ...more
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Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
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I love this kind of story. Basically, it's about a young woman with a missing father, mentally ill mother and two younger siblings to care for. When her father pledges their land and house for bail and doesn't show up at his bond hearing, she goes lo ...more
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Class by Paul Fussell
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The funniest thing I've read since I can remember. Although the book is very much of its time (the early 1980s), it's still entertaining to have someone setting out all types of class markers for you to think about. The whole time you're reading it, ...more
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Poser by Claire Dederer
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I don't usually like the memoir genre, but had heard good things about this book, so gave it a chance.

Don't be afraid when you hear it's about yoga -- this book is the ANTI-Eat,Pray, Love. The author is so funny, smart, self-deprecating, you fall un
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Caribou Island by David Vann
Caribou Island
by David Vann (Goodreads Author)
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This is my favorite kind of book. Dark, interior, and moving. The author does a great job of getting us into the minds of the characters thinking their real thoughts as the relationship deteroriates under the worst kind of stress. Stress that is most ...more
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Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
Mr. Peanut
by Adam Ross (Goodreads Author)
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This book raised a lot of interesting questions about long marriages, fat women, and men who murder their wives.

It's all told from a man's point of view, but the depictions of the main character's fat wife and all of her yo yo dieting and self loathi
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