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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by: Maria Semple
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 330
Year Published: 2012
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"It started out a little slow, but ended as a funny, heartfelt and overall enjoyable read. The characters were well developed and quirky. "
- katelynn
09/04/2014

Bluebeard

by: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 318
Year Published: 2011 (1987)
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

by: David Foster Wallace
Ave. Rating: 4.2
Pages: 353
Year Published: 1998 (1997)
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

by: David Sedaris
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2001 (2000)
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"This was a very funny, thoughtful collection of essays that was absolutely perfect for the audio format. I laughed out loud a lot - very embarrassing. It felt like I was listening to a really long podcast rather than a book."
- katelynn
03/28/2018

Home to Harmony (Harmony, #1)

by: Philip Gulley
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 256
Year Published: 2006 (2000)
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Excellent Women

by: Barbara Pym
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 231
Year Published: 2006 (1952)
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Hark! A Vagrant (Hark! A Vagrant, #1)

by: Kate Beaton
Ave. Rating: 4.21
Pages: 168
Year Published: 2011
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Pride and Prejudice

by: Jane Austen
Ave. Rating: 4.27
Pages: 279
Year Published: 2000 (1813)
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The Prince and Betty

by: P.G. Wodehouse
Ave. Rating: 3.52
Pages: 220
Year Published: 2004 (1912)
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"As always, Wodehouse is a delight! This is not the first time I've read this one, but I enjoyed it just as much. He develops such hilarious and lovable characters - Smith was my favorite in this novel. One minor note, the small bits of racism and sexism, although prevalent in the culture of the day, are hard to breeze past."
- katelynn
10/12/2016
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Nothing Like I Imagined (Except For Sometimes)

by: Mindy Kaling
Ave. Rating: 4.2
Pages: 118
Year Published: 2020
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Life Among the Savages

by: Shirley Jackson
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 256
Year Published: 1997 (1953)
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"This was so much fun - I couldn’t believe how much I related to it even though this was written by a mom so long ago. The struggles transcend time! The differences were interesting as well.

Funny and light, reminiscent of Cheaper by the Dozen - I give my hearty recommendation to all young parents! (And anyone else who wants to understand them)"
- katelynn
10/02/2019

Nobody's Fool (Sully #1)

by: Richard Russo
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 549
Year Published: 1994 (1993)
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Quick Service

by: P.G. Wodehouse
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2004 (1940)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)

by: Helen Fielding
Ave. Rating: 3.79
Pages: 288
Year Published: 1999 (1996)
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"Summed up in one word : trashy. It has funny moments but overall it dragged and the movie was better."
- katelynn
01/30/2013
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

by: Terry Pratchett
Ave. Rating: 4.24
Pages: 491
Year Published: 2006 (1990)
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"This was the funniest book I have read since The Princess Bride.
I'm not sure I need to add any more to this review...

But just in case: It's essential British-ness was delightful. I was laughing out loud regularly. It's so deeply clever.

One thing that was hard: listing to the audio, it was hard to keep track of the perspective changes. There are so so many perspectives, which would have been fine in print, but in audio I struggled. The reader did a great job doing different accents which made the dialogue scenes (sometime with like a dozen characters) manageable."
- katelynn
02/24/2020
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Solutions and Other Problems

by: Allie Brosh
Ave. Rating: 4.2
Pages: 519
Year Published: 2020
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"Just like with her last book, I laughed and cried and ended with a feeling that I should go find Allie and give her a hug and sit with her. The vulnerability she puts into her work! She is truly an incredible human being."
- katelynn
12/12/2020
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Bossypants

by: Tina Fey
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 277
Year Published: 2011
Date Read: 05/26/2015
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Dust Tracks on a Road

by: Zora Neale Hurston
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 324
Year Published: 2006 (1942)
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The Humans

by: Matt Haig
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 285
Year Published: 2013
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Hollow Kingdom (Hollow Kingdom, #1)

by: Kira Jane Buxton
Ave. Rating: 3.84
Pages: 308
Year Published: 2019
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by: Sherman Alexie
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 230
Year Published: 2007
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Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade (Auntie Mame, #1)

by: Patrick Dennis
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 299
Year Published: 2001 (1955)
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This is Where I Leave You

by: Jonathan Tropper
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 339
Year Published: 2009 (2003)
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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

by: Lindy West
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 260
Year Published: 2016
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Why Not Me?

by: Mindy Kaling
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2016 (2015)
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"4.5 - As with her first book, this book makes you feel like you and Mindy are best friends. I laughed out loud through the whole thing. But she also had a lot more content that was full of wisdom. And I finished it inspired! Well done. My respect for her has gone through the roof."
- katelynn
12/27/2019

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life

by: Ali Wong
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2019
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by: Jonas Jonasson
Ave. Rating: 3.76
Pages: 421
Year Published: 2014 (2013)
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Nothing to See Here

by: Kevin Wilson
Ave. Rating: 3.94
Pages: 288
Year Published: 2019
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"Oof, talk about a funny book that packs a punch. It treads the line between hilarious and heartbreaking really well and ends with such hope."
- katelynn
05/04/2021
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The Little Nugget

by: P.G. Wodehouse
Ave. Rating: 3.79
Pages: 148
Year Published: 0 (1913)
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"PG Wodehouse continues to be one of my favorite audio book experiences. I've listened and re-listened to his books, each time enjoying them more. The best way to describe them is just "delightful!""
- katelynn
08/27/2015

Things My Son Needs to Know about the World

by: Fredrik Backman
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 208
Year Published: 2019 (2012)
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

by: David Sedaris
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 257
Year Published: 2004
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Infinite Jest

by: David Foster Wallace
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 1088
Year Published: 2005 (1996)
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Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle, #1)

by: Diana Wynne Jones
Ave. Rating: 4.25
Pages: 329
Year Published: 2001 (1986)
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"A standing ovation for this one!! It was charming, funny and overall just great fun. I almost marked it down a star because I felt a bit lost in the weeds at times but I think it was simply a difficulty of listening to audio rather than reading. Now the question is will I break my personal ban of anime to watch the Disney version of this? Hmmmm"
- katelynn
03/24/2018

Lady Susan and Other Works

by: Jane Austen
Ave. Rating: 3.73
Pages: 359
Year Published: 2013 (1871)
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by: John Kennedy Toole
Ave. Rating: 3.88
Pages: 394
Year Published: 1994 (1980)
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Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2)

by: Terry Pratchett
Ave. Rating: 4.34
Pages: 377
Year Published: 2003 (1993)
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"Another fun and hilarious Pratchett novel! This had me laughing out loud and pausing to think the whole way through. He really uses comedy to draw attention to issues in our society.

This book was particularly relevant for this period of history. And sometimes hard to swallow as a result. "
- katelynn
07/19/2020

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

by: Julian Rubinstein
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2005 (2004)
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Eat Cake. Be Brave.

by: Melissa Radke
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 320
Year Published: 2018
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

by: Douglas Adams
Ave. Rating: 4.22
Pages: 216
Year Published: 2005 (1979)
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The Princess Bride

by: William Goldman
Ave. Rating: 4.25
Pages: 456
Year Published: 2003 (1973)
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"One of the funniest books I've ever read."
- katelynn
03/01/2007

Broken (in the best possible way)

by: Jenny Lawson
Ave. Rating: 4.19
Pages: 285
Year Published: 2021
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The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories (Jeeves, #0.5)

by: P.G. Wodehouse
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 200
Year Published: 2007 (1917)
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"Delightful, as always. This collection contains my favorite short story, "At Geisenheimer's" - so sweet and funny. I think I will listen to Wodehouse and Montegomery short stories for the rest of my life. The make my heart happy."
- katelynn
06/08/2018