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  1. #11
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    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (I love subtlety in novels, and this one has it)
    Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (tad verbose, but I love the story)
    The Chosen by Chaim Potok (just super interesting)
    Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (laughed and cried so freakin hard)
    Villette by Charlotte Bronte (if you liked Jane Eyre you'll probably like this, it's less gothic but more honest)
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (even if you've never read sci-fi you should check it out)
    Q & A by Vikas Swarup (never a dull moment)
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (clever but not arrogant)
    Beauty by Robin McKinley (easy fun read)
    Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card (fascinating and quirky)
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


  2. #13
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    OK, I love all the following for various and very different reasons. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of them.
    "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo
    "The Tiger Rising" by Kate DiCamillo
    "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
    "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
    "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion
    "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn
    "Stiff" by Mary Roach
    "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
    "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart
    "The Underneath" by Kathi Appelt
    "Bloodroot" by Amy Greene
    "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin
    "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney
    "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan
    It's Official: Mother of Two, now
    Harold Jonathan, nn
    Hal
    and Kurt Matthew!


  3. #15
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    So many favourites have already mentioned! I love Margaret Atwood, Middlesex, Harry Potter, The Historian, Anna Karenina, and loads of others. I'll add some more:

    Tan Twan Eng - The Garden of Evening Mists
    Anthony Marra - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
    Elizabeth Gaskell - North and South
    John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath (some people find this really depressing, but I guess I'm weird...)
    Kristin Cashore - Graceling & Bitterblue (fantasy, but I'm not really a fantasy person and I enjoyed them)
    David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
    Ami McKay - The Birth House
    Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
    L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables and the rest of the series
    Miriam ~ Helena ~ Estella ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Alice ~ Marilla ~ Sarah
    Paul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel

    Trying for baby#1
    Avatar: Nathan Altman, Portrait of Anna Akhmatova

  4. #17
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    Honestly seeing what everyone is reading is making me feel a bit immature. But here is my list anyway.

    Divergent Series- Veronica Roth
    Harry Potter series- J.K Rowling
    Twilight Saga- Stephenie Meyer
    Beautiful Creatures series- Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    Hunger games trilogy- Suzanne Collins
    Charlotte's Web- E.B. White
    Marley & Me- John Grogan
    Dear Dumb Diary series- Jim Benton
    Chrysanthemum- Kevin Henkes
    Sarah, Plain and tall- Patricia Maclachlan
    Freckle Juice- Judy Blume
    The wonderful wizard of Oz- L. Frank Baum
    Magic tree house series- Mary Pope Osborne
    Dork Diaries- Rachel Renee Russell
    Vampire Academy series- Richelle Mead
    Radiance- Alyson Noel
    Wishful thinking- Alexandra Bullen
    Junie B. Jones series- Barbara Park
    Esperanza Rising- Pam Munoz Ryan
    Angel on the square- Gloria Whelan
    Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
    The outsiders- S.E. Hinton
    Matilda- Roald Dahl
    Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
    Narnia series- C.S. Lewis
    Too kill a mockingbird- Harper Lee
    Number the stars- Lois Lowry
    The help- Kathryn Stockett
    miranda, writer
    history enthusiast/buff and self-proclaimed fangirl


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    raynor • niccolo • richard • philip


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  5. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by celphd View Post
    Written on the Body - I'm reading this now and the language and imagery are beautiful; if you don't already, you will love the name Louise after reading this book.
    It's on the list - thank you!!!
    Ben & Lainy - 10.8.12

    Violet Audrey Laine . Lola Felicity Kate . Mira Juliet Pearl
    Aurelia, Avalon, Catherine, Daisy, Elizabeth, Joss, Joy, Juniper, Isabeau, Liv,
    Lydia, Mabel, Magnolia, Mirabel, Reverie, Summer, Tessa, Vesper, Zelda


    Archer Gregory James . Leo Benjamin North . Vincent Daniel Jude
    Asher, August, Beau, Bodhi, Dominic, Donovan, Ezra, Finn,
    Flynn, Forrest, Grey, Hugo, Joshua, Julius, Sage, Theodore

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