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Spieltrieb by Juli Zeh
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Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe
by Madeline Miller (Goodreads Author)
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I gave up 25% in. The beginning was okay but once Circe was exiled the book started to bore me. I guess I just don't find Greek myths interesting, not even in a contemporary (postmodern ?) retelling.
I wondered why it was recorded in British (RP) acce
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Nobody's Son by Mark Slouka
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Don't want to give stars, didn't get past 10%.

I wanted to read this book because I saw a fascinating and moving presentation/discussion of the book at the Czech book fair Svět knihy and also because the author's family's story is somewhat similar to
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
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The Lehman Trilogy by Ben Power
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Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
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[review originally published on 12 May 2019 on my blog]

Writing my reading journal, I’ve found out that it’s far easier to write about bad books, including those I stopped reading early into them, than it is to write about the brilliant ones – because
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The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
The Lessons
by Naomi Alderman (Goodreads Author)
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[included among the top six books I read in 2018]

I expected this novel to be an entertaining, casual read. I definitely didn’t expect to include it among my favorite books, but I have to. There was so much I could relate to that reading it felt like
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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My husband has taken to borrowing my iPod and listening to audiobooks I’ve had stored there for years without listening to them. I feel irrationally jealous of these inanimate, digital objects (I disco
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A Good School by Richard Yates
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[included among the top six books I read in 2018]

Stories of boys attending a prep school and their teachers, with no central story (although one of the characters – obviously modeled on the author himself – serves as a kind of main protagonist). The
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The Bug by Ellen Ullman
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[included among the top six books I read in 2018]

My husband was looking for a novel about programming that wouldn’t be just a crappy sci-fi and he found this one. We both loved it. He, as a programmer, says that it captures perfectly what being a pro
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