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Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is a great book about a young woman named Eilis who moves from Ireland to New York in an attempt to “live the American dream” in the 1950s.
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Flat Out Love

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I think this book is technically considered Young Adult but I liked it so whatever. Julie moves to Boston to start her Freshman year of college to find that her housing plans have fallen through an...
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Blackberry Winter

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This is the third book from Sarah Jio that I’ve read and loved (previously The Violets of March and The Bungalow) but here’s the thing. THEY’RE ALL THE SAME. Don’t get me wr...
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The Dressmaker

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Ever wonder what happened after the Titanic sunk? Yeah, me either. After Leo drowned, I really couldn’t pursue the topic any further. The Dressmaker, while being a novel, is pretty factually ...
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A Casual Vacancy

I would first really like to give J. K. Rowling props for not only writing another book when she could easily retire on her own private island but also for really “going for it.” If I d...
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BOOKS: Rowling launches novel to fanfare, mixed reviews - North County Times

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Daily MailBOOKS: Rowling launches novel to fanfare, mixed reviewsNorth County TimesThe lines were shorter and the wizard costumes missing, but "The Casual Vacancy" appeared to some of the same fanfare that greeted each Potter tome, with stores...
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The Art of Fielding

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I really didn’t think I was going to like this book. Who cares about a college baseball team and the people on it, right? Yeah, apparently I do. It’s amazing, just read it!
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Truth and Consequences

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 For a couple of months, Bernie Madoff was the most talked about man in the country. He created one of the biggest “hot messes” in financial history and supposedly, this is his story. H...
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Quiet Hero

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This is an amazing story written by TV reporter Rita Cosby about her father. After years of a complicated and distant relationship with her father, she found an old suitcase of things he had kept f...
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Committed

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  Any time someone mentions Elizabeth Gilbert it’s in reference to Eat, Pray, Love. The book was good, the movie had Julia Roberts, I get it. Committed was nowhere near as hyped and I do...
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The Bungalow

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Such a great story set in Bora-Bora during World War 2. Soldiers, army nurses and a really cute love story!
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The Sheff’s

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It all started with a dad’s memoir about his son’s addiction to crystal meth. It was great and non-preachy. Right after finishing it, I found out that the son wrote a book of his own ab...
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Seating Arrangements

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I love dysfunctional waspy goodness and this book is just that. Nothing is more dysfunctional than a wedding, especially when people have names like Winn, Piper, and Biddy.
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Sharp Objects

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Gillian Flynn has a really special talent for writing characters that make me supremely uncomfortable. I think this is all by design but either way her books are addicting even if I get freaked out by them.
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The Cranes Dance

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We all saw Center Stage, right? We all wanted to drop out of school and become a ballerina. (Just me? Whatever.) The Cranes Dance is the story of a ballerina from what seems like the New York City ...
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Top 10 Books of 2012

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At the beginning of the year, I decided I was going to read 100 books in 2012. I succeeded and here are my favorites with their descriptions (“borrowed” from Amazon). The House at Tynef...
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Child 44

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  All I can say is, when’s the movie version coming out? This book took me a little while to get into but I’m so glad I stuck with it. Set in Communist Russia, a devoted officer ha...
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The Leftovers

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I’ll admit, this book was a little weird. Out of nowhere 100 people in a suburban town “vanish” in what they call the “Sudden Departure.” I don’t mean kidnapped,...
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Maine

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Any book that makes me miss my train stop deserves a mention. I wasn’t even sure I liked it until I found myself so engrossed that I hadn’t noticed it was time to get off the train. I&#...
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The Darlings

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Nothing more entertaining than a family financial crisis. After reading Truth and Consequences (the Bernie Madoff story), I was all about white collar crime and wanted more. The Darlings is about a...
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The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street is written in such a fast paced style that I actually found myself exhausted from reading about Jordan Belfort’s lifestyle. To be honest, a lot of the financial lingo ...
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One Click

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Being the avid reader that I am, I’ve developed quite the obsession with Amazon. The day I dropped my my Kindle and it died was a truly traumatizing moment. One Click is the story of how Jeff...
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Firefly Lane

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I like to think of Kristin Hannah as the Seattle area version of Jodi Picoult (who primarily writes books that take place in New England). I can’t say that all of her books are winners but Fi...
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January First

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A few years ago, Oprah dedicated an entire show to her visit with a seven year old in California named Janni. Throughout her years on TV I had seen Oprah interview some pretty outrageous people and...
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Unorthodox

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This was a really interesting book about a girl raised by her grandparents in an ultra-orthodox sect of Judaism in Brooklyn. It chronicles her marriage and subsequent separation from her family and...
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