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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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Bliss More by Light Watkins
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
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East by Edith Pattou
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The Overton Window by Glenn Beck
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
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Such a sad book and heartbreaking that this type of thing is happening more and more today with teens. A good eye-opener and reminder that the answer should always be compassion.
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The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama XIV
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These are two such great men and I loved hearing about their relationship and their opinions and their stories. Towards the end it's a bit repetitive, but such a great read and one that I think could be read many times over to gain a new perspective ...more
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“Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.

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Daniel Pennac
“Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
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