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    it was very interesting novel

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    1. The Bone People by Keri Hulme 9/10
    2. Attila by William Napier 8/10
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 9/10

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    I am also in..
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    Finally done school. Now's the time!

    1) Waiting for Godot- Beckett
    2) Lady Chatterley's Lover- Lawrence
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    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn-forgot to list this previously. It's fairly good. I'd give it a 7/10
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spartk
    Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
    Anna Karenina 10/10
    The Red Bow by George Saunders (short story) 7/10 It's actually quite good, just not to my taste; although I wouldn't rule out reading more of him.
    World War Z by Max Brooks. It's good; zombies aren't really my thing. I'm more of a vampire girl, but it is well done. I really enjoyed the different points of view. And I want to see the movie this summer. 8/10
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    1. The Bone People by Keri Hulme 9/10
    2. Attila by William Napier 8/10
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 9/10
    4. My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad 8/10

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    A little late to the party, but I will give it a go. Looking back over my shelves, here are the new authors I have read so far this year:

    1. Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
    2. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
    3. John Dies at the End by David Wong
    4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    6. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
    7. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (what I am currently reading)

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    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn-forgot to list this previously. It's fairly good. I'd give it a 7/10
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spartk
    Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
    Anna Karenina 10/10
    The Red Bow by George Saunders (short story) 7/10 It's actually quite good, just not to my taste; although I wouldn't rule out reading more of him.
    World War Z by Max Brooks. It's good; zombies aren't really my thing. I'm more of a vampire girl, but it is well done. I really enjoyed the different points of view. And I want to see the movie this summer. 8/10
    Lost Paradise Cees Nooteboom. 9/10 A short novel, but one that I keep returning to in my thoughts. It stays with you. I wish it had been longer, but it's what he does with it within this rather circumscribed form that I find rather fascinating.
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    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
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    1. The Bone People by Keri Hulme 9/10
    2. Attila by William Napier 8/10
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 9/10
    4. My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad 8/10
    5. The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis 8/10

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    1. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
    2. Beautiful Creatures by Garcia/Stohl
    3. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    4. Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris
    5. Room by Emma Donoghue
    6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    7. Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini
    8. The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Greg Matthews
    9. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    10. World's End by T.C. Boyle
    11. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    12. John Adams by David McCullough
    13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    14. Looking for Alaska by John Green
    15. Johannes Cabal The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard

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    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn-forgot to list this previously. It's fairly good. I'd give it a 7/10
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spartk
    Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
    Anna Karenina 10/10
    The Red Bow by George Saunders (short story) 7/10 It's actually quite good, just not to my taste; although I wouldn't rule out reading more of him.
    Divergent by Veronica Roth 7/10 A YA novel about dystopian society in the same vein as The Hunger Games. An enjoyable read.
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    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
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    1. The Bone People by Keri Hulme 9/10
    2. Attila by William Napier 8/10
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 9/10
    4. My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad 8/10
    5. The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis 8/10
    6. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy 6/10

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn-forgot to list this previously. It's fairly good. I'd give it a 7/10
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spartk
    Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
    Anna Karenina 10/10
    The Red Bow by George Saunders (short story) 7/10 It's actually quite good, just not to my taste; although I wouldn't rule out reading more of him.
    World War Z by Max Brooks
    Lost Paradise Cees Nooteboom. 9/10 A short novel, but one that I keep returning to in my thoughts. It stays with you. I wish it had been longer, but it's what he does with it within this rather circumscribed form that I find rather fascinating.
    Divergent by Veronica Roth 7/10 A YA novel about dystopian society in the same vein as The Hunger Games. An enjoyable read.
    I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. 7/10 What can I say? I am reading some Young Adult literature this summer, to be better positioned to recommend books, and also to add to my roster of good books to teach. This was an enjoyable read. It's about a young man who's father is a renowned serial killer. It does present some interesting questions about how we decide who we are, what to keep of what our parents instill in us, and the difficulty of turning away from or overcoming really bad parenting.
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    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    1. The Bone People by Keri Hulme 9/10
    2. Attila by William Napier 8/10
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 9/10
    4. My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad 8/10
    5. The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis 8/10
    6.The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy 6/10
    7. Poodle Springs by Ramond Chandler 8/10

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeus View Post
    A little late to the party, but I will give it a go. Looking back over my shelves, here are the new authors I have read so far this year:

    1. Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
    2. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
    3. John Dies at the End by David Wong
    4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    6. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
    7. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (what I am currently reading)
    8. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
    9. Don't Breath a Word by Jennifer McMahon
    10. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

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