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The Circle of Reason
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read in October, 2009
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Heat by Bill Buford
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vikram listens to it on audiobook but i can't concentrate that way.
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Matilda by Roald Dahl
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Roald simply knows how to write for children, mixing typical childhood insecurities with those same children beating the odds (and usually the bad-guy grown ups), with a healthy dose of humor and fantasy mixed in.

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The BFG by Roald Dahl
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BFG has everything to keep an overactive child's mind busy: a spunky heroine with a sad life, a lovable and bumbly friendly giant, the pair fearlessly saving the world's children from being gobbled by the "bad" giants, AND lots made up words that are ...more
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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Pretty typical of most teen books (dramatic, getting the guy, falling in LUV) but the thing that sets it apart is that the underlying story is pretty compelling. This is one of those books that my mom probably wouldn't buy me when I was 12 because it ...more
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Under Her Skin by Pooja Makhijani
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Londonstani by Gautam Malkani
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Also could be called "How an Interesting Book about Youth Counter Culture Became a Cheesy Thriller." I don't have the typical complaints about "Londonstani" - I'm actually okay with the "rudeboy" slang, I think the novel would not be nearly as convin ...more
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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Burroughs = James Frey? I almost hope so because I kinda felt like reading the too-messed-up-to-be-true story with one eye closed, afraid of what was coming next. Like how you look at a gruesome car crash from the safety of your zipping-by car or at ...more
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy (Goodreads Author)
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I literally long for Arundhati Roy to write another fiction book, even if it will only be half as beautiful as "The God of Small Things." This is one of those books that has left an indelible mark on me. I never thought one could realistically portra ...more
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