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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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This book was a winner for me. From the very first chapter, the first page really, I was hooked - a fascinating, multi-generational tale of multiculturalism in the United Kingdom. But my favorite part of the book wasn’t the plot necessarily, but the ...more
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Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut
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It'd been a while since I'd read Vonnegut... I missed it. I had the great fortune of reading Galapagos while traveling IN the Galapagos islands, and getting to see blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas and Darwin's finches, all while reading his pit ...more
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Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Wow. It's hard to know what to say about this book, what to think. It was like Haruki Murakami, mixed with Philip K. Dick, mixed with a homophobic and misogynist piece of shit. I wanted to like this book (honestly it's a pretty intriguing sci-fi prem ...more
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather   Morris
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I truly feel terrible giving a low rating to a novel based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor, but I think this book was a real missed opportunity. Hurried scene changes, clunky dialogue, altogether rushed without much character development at ...more
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Dubliners by James Joyce
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
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This book is *so* close to being perfect for me.

The setting - marshland - is such a unique choice. I’ve been known to get pretty poetic myself about trees and mountains and cliff and sea, but never really thought about the marsh. Owens has a breathta
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
" Just finished! Interesting read, review coming soon :) love to hear your thoughts too if you read this one!! "
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