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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Do you want your mind blown? This book will deliver.

But be forewarned: you’ll have to slog through a lot of sciency-science blah blah to get to the good stuff.

I geeked out on all the bits about light and interplanetary collisions but zoned out
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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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A thoroughly engaging, magic-laced fiction of one man's experience in The Underground Railroad.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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The book is great, but I've heard LOTS of reports the man himself is a douche-bag.
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Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe
by Madeline Miller (Goodreads Author)
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My first thought was that this book would be Percy Jackson for grownups. Really, I wasn't that far off, except that Circe is less funny than the Jackson series and about a hundred times more well-written. In fact, I found myself so taken with the ...more
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Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
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I enjoyed the multi-view approach of this story, but I think Buyea should have maxed out at four distinct narrators because seven created LOTS of redundancy.
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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would.

It starts off with a gripping and disturbing premise, but then the wheels start to wobble and the pace slows to a crawl.

I think the problem is that Sebold slaps together a hodgepodge of story
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Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
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Ruth Reichl is as readable as ever in her memoir of approximately ten years spent at Gourmet magazine.

I happen to have read this book almost directly after reading "Delicious!" And really, there's a lot of overlap. Perhaps a bit too much?

Still, an
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Negroland by Margo Jefferson
Negroland
by Margo Jefferson (Goodreads Author)
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This memoir/essay collection provides an insider's view of the black bourgeoisie in America, as experienced by Margo Jefferson across the span of many decades.

The author has a candid voice and a willingness to paint an authentic picture of United
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Firestarter by Stephen King
Firestarter
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
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Firestarter is not the scariest book, but it is really well written. This will be news to no-one, but King is a storyteller of the highest caliber; he knows how to reel you in and keep those pages turning. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommend!
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C.S. Lewis
“But now I discovered the wonderful power of wine. I understood why men become drunkards. For the way it worked on me was not at all that it blotted out these sorrows, but that it made them seem glorious and noble, like sad music, and I somehow great and revered for feeling them.”
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

Jean Kwok
“No matter how flawed someone else may be, that doesn't give us the right to be less than we are, does it? We are decent people and we repay our debts.”
Jean Kwok, Girl in Translation

Michelle Obama
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.”
Michelle Obama

Tayari Jones
“And this is how it started. Just with coffee and the exchange of their long stories. Love can be incremental. Predicaments, too. Coffee can start a life just as it can start a day. This was the meeting of two people who were destined to love from before they were born, from before they made choices that would complicate their lives. This love just rolled toward my mother as though she were standing at the bottom of a steep hill. Mother had no hand in this, only heart.”
Tayari Jones, Silver Sparrow

Anthony Bourdain
“No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.”
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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