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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
recommended for: adults
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I thought this book was interesting... the writing style was odd and disjunct, which made it hard to get into. But once the "story" started, I was very engaged. The graphic detail was disturbing, but it was an interesting premise. I thought it was a ...more
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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anyone, but especially women
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This was a fantastic book; the story was very interesting, although heartbreaking, but in the end it was a great celebration of the resiliency of the human spirit (and especially the female human spirit). I couldn't put it down.
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The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey
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This was a super interesting book, especially for anyone interested in Great White sharks (and the history of the Farallon islands, for that matter). I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down.
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Good to Great and the Social Sectors by James C. Collins
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This is a nice adjunct to "Good to Great" to help put it in perspective for people in settings such as mine (state government). I liked it.
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Good to Great by James C. Collins
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While I don't normally enjoy management books, it is something I've found myself involved in and there are many challenges that a good reference can come in handy for (!) This was an interesting book - I found it made a lot of sense not just for how ...more
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Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
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I know - you all may laugh that I added this - but honestly, it's a really neat book with interesting information and things to consider for women's health (regardless of anything related to pregnancy). If we end up pregnant, though, I'll change my ...more
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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
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My boss bought a copy of this for me and told me I had to read it as it is an important book in considering life and relationships - I would have to agree - my only complaint is that it was long, sort of confusing at the beginning, and pretty crude ...more
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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I thought the idea behind this book was really cool and the characters were engaging. It was, in my opinion, a beautiful love story and somewhat heartbreaking. I think it's especially intriguing for people who are currently in their 30's right now ...more
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One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
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Although my sister didn't enjoy the book as much as I did, I thought it was actually a really easy read and an interesting premise. I think I recommended it to her; perhaps our tastes differ too much (?) Anyway, I know the historical elements are ...more
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