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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and The Trial by Franz Kafka.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:53 pm 
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I read the following books in 2013 (the year that I got back into reading)...

1. Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark - Ridley Pearson
2. The Apostle - Brad Thor
3. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
4. Naked Heat - Richard Castle
5. The Partner - John Grisham
6. Foreign Influence - Brad Thor
7. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly - Anthony Bourdain
8. Heat Rises - Richard Castle
9. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
10. The Iliad - Homer (translation by Robert Fagles)
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
12. The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company - David Price

And now, starting off in 2014, I am currently reading Catching Fire.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:13 pm 
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I finished reading "Catching Fire" then saw the movie. Now, I am reading the 2nd Kingdom Keepers book. So far, it is interesting, but it could be better. If not for the locations in Disney World, I probably would not cared for it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:26 am 
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I finished reading The Hunger Games trilogy a couple weeks ago. The first two books were enjoyable, but wasn't really satisfied with the third. It kind of throws the main characters into a completely different setting and doesn't give us enough time to get used to it before it starts to kill everyone off. The ending was kind of a letdown as well, all I was thinking when I was finished was "Uh, okay then. Is this it?"

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:16 am 
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It's sad to see this thread left for dead.

So far this year, I've read the following:

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham (3/5)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (4/5)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (2/5)
Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami (3/5)
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (4/5)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (3.5/5)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman (4/5)
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (3/5)

And I'm currently reading Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Murakami, which I'm really enjoying so far.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 10:49 am 
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck,

This book is amazing in so many levels, there's a lot of metaphorical philosophy and deep meaning to it, but what drew me to it the most was how human the characters were. (especially Adam Trask's life, which parallels my own circumstances in many ways)

This book just reminded me of why I loved reading in the first place. :up: :up:


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:15 pm 
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2016:

1. A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham (3/5)
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (4/5)
3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (2/5)
4. Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami (3/5)
5. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (4/5)
6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (3.5/5)
7. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (4/5)
8. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (3/5)
9. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (4/5)
10. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (5/5)
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (5/5)
12. If I Had a Griffin by Vikki VanSickle (3/5)
13. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (4/5)
14. The Yoga of Max's Discontent by Karan Bajaj (3.5/5)
15. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (4/5)
16. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (5/5)
17. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (4.5/5)
18. Bossypants by Tina Fey (3/5)
19. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (2/5)
20. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (5/5)
21. Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel (4/5)
22. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (4/5)
23. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (4/5)
24. Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams (2/5)
25. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (3/5)
26. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood (4/5)
27. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (4/5)
28. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West (4/5)
29. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (3.5/5)
30. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (5/5)
31. Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood (1.5/5)
32. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (4/5)
33. What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (4/5)
34. A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers (4/5)
35. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3/5)
36. Nutshell by Ian McEwan (5/5)
37. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver (4/5)
38. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (3/5)
39. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (4/5)
40. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (4/5)
41. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (4/5)
42. The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri (4/5)
43. The Stranger by Albert Camus (3/5)
44. Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón (5/5)
45. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (4.5/5)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:05 am 
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2017:

1. Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett (1.5/5)
2. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli (3.5/5)
3. The Magician King by Lev Grossman (4/5)
4. Blue Horses by Mary Oliver (4/5)
5. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking (3/5)
6. What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi (4/5)
7. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (4/5)
8. Felicity by Mary Oliver (4/5)
9. Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World
10. The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers (4/5)
11. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (4.5/5)
12. Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz (2/5)
13. South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion (4/5) - Audiobook
14. All the Odes by Pablo Neruda (4/5)
15. Bumblebuzz by Rosalie K. Fry (4/5)
16. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (4/5)
17. Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith (4/5)
18. Beloved by Toni Morrison (5/5) - Audiobook
19. Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes (3.5/5)
20. Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell (4/5)
21. Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio (4/5)
22. Charlotte by David Foenkinos (4/5)
23. Scribbled in the Dark: Poems by Charles Simic (2/5)
24. The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan (3/5)
25. Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (3.5/5)
26. Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver (4/5)
27. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (3/5)
28. Evidence: Poems by Mary Oliver (4/5)
29. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman (5/5)
30. Swan: Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver (3/5)
31. Knots: Stories by Gunnhild Øyehaug (3/5)
32. Take Your Shame and Shove It by Howard Ziehm
33. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (4/5)
34. Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver (3/5)
35. Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter (4/5)
36. No Voyage and Other Poems by Mary Oliver (4/5)
37. The River Styx, Ohio, and Other Poems by Mary Oliver (3/5)
38. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton (3/5)
39. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (2/5)
40. The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays by Mary Oliver (4/5)
41. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (3/5)
42. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2/5)
43. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (4.5/5)
44. My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture by Kazuo Ishigruo (4/5)
45. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (4/5)
46. Glaxo by Hernán Ronsino (2.5/5)
47. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (1.5/5)
48. The Girls by Emma Cline (3/5)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:04 am 
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"In the Service of the Red Cross" by David Lesjak
"Disney Facts Revealed" by Dave Smith
"Who's Afraid of Song of the South" by Jim Korkis
"The Muppets Character Encyclopedia"
(reread)"Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris
"The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" by Amy Schumer
"Seriously...I'm Kidding" by Ellen Degeneres
"My Point...and I Have One" by Ellen Degeneres
"Uganda Be Kidding Me" by Chelsea Handler
"As If!: The Oral History of Clueless" by Jen Chaney
"I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star" by Judy Greer
Now I'm (re)reading "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks

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2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (4/5)

I blind-bought this a few months ago, but haven't read it yet. Good to hear that it's good!
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25. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (3/5)
This, too, although you didn't like that as much.

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35. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3/5)
We saw the movie when it came out on DVD-- I liked it!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:48 am 
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blackcauldron85 wrote:
TheSequelOfDisney wrote:
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (4/5)

I blind-bought this a few months ago, but haven't read it yet. Good to hear that it's good!

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25. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (3/5)
This, too, although you didn't like that as much.

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35. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3/5)
We saw the movie when it came out on DVD-- I liked it!


Perks is pretty awesome, but the other two felt a little generic to me (especially Me Before You), though many people seem to love them, so hopefully you do, too. I've been meaning to see the film versions of Me Before You and Miss Peregrine, but I just haven't gotten to them yet. Maybe one day, haha!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Are there any books (whether you recently read them or did a while back) that you'd highly recommend??


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:49 pm 
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blackcauldron85 wrote:
Are there any books (whether you recently read them or did a while back) that you'd highly recommend??


Some of my favorite recent reads include A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi, Nutshell by Ian McEwan, and Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón. Some of my all-time favorites include A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, Atonement by Ian McEwan, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Thank you!!!!! Next time I'm looking to get some new books, I'll keep your list with me!

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blackcauldron85 wrote:
Thank you!!!!! Next time I'm looking to get some new books, I'll keep your list with me!

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Oh, no problem! I love giving book recommendations :D

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If interested, check a few posts up for my 2017 reading list!

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2018:

1. The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellison (4/5)
2. Hearthfire by Emmie Mears
3. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (4/5) - Audiobook
4. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty (4/5)
5. Crush by Richard Siken (4/5)
6. Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis (3.5/5)
7. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (3/5)
8. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (4/5)
9. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker (3.5/5)
10. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (3/5)
11. Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral (3.5/5)
12. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (4/5)
13. The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane by Drea Damara
14. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong (3/5)
15. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates (4/5)
16. Mischling by Affinity Konar (2.5/5)
17. Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work by Susan L. Mizruchi (3.5/5)
18. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (4/5)
19. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (4/5)
20. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss (4/5)
21. The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath (2.5/5)
22. A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma (2.5/5)
23. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (3/5)
24. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell (4/5)
25. Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt (3/5)
26. Kennig & Gold: A Modern American Tragedy by Christopher Struck
27. Donald and the... by Peter F. Neumeyer (3/5)
28. Selected Poems by Frank O'Hara (4/5)
29. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (4/5)
30. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (4/5)
31. The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis (3.5/5)
32. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (3/5)
33. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda (4/5)
34. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (5/5)
35. Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams (3.5/5)
36. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder (4/5)

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