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The Kite Runner

by: Khaled Hosseini
Ave. Rating: 4.31
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2004 (2003)
Date Read: 10/20/2007
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The Great Alone

by: Kristin Hannah
Ave. Rating: 4.35
Pages: 440
Year Published: 2018
Date Read: 10/01/2018
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Beartown (Beartown, #1)

by: Fredrik Backman
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 418
Year Published: 2017 (2016)
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"I find it hard to express my feelings about this book. My heart! This novel engrossed me - engaged all of my emotions, my senses, my imagination. It made me think about myself and our world - about the ordinary people I see every day - differently.

I've heard Backman described as the Dickens of our time. I absolutely get it after reading this book. What I loved the most was also the most Dickens-esque element of the book: the vast array of richly developed characters. There are so many! And none of them are minor. Backman uses his time so well giving you a brief, but vital glimpse into each character's life, what shapes their perspective. He weaves them all together so beautifully - no one is a stock character! Everyone is part of the rich tapestry that makes up this small town.

Beartown is a character in itself, which I love! This town could be any sports-obsessed, economically depressed town in any part of the world. I am not a sports person, but I could absolutely get in the mindset of the people and this thing that unites them.

A lot of the content was very difficult to read, and the results were upsetting. I finished the book feeling a deep sense of injustice and anger, but also hope. The sacrifice, love and commitment that so many people in the community displayed paint a picture of a different, better world than the one we live in today."
- katelynn
05/30/2018
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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)

by: C.S. Lewis
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 224
Year Published: 1995 (1954)
Date Read: 01/12/2017
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

by: George R.R. Martin
Ave. Rating: 4.44
Pages: 835
Year Published: 2005 (1996)
Date Read: 06/21/2017
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The Snow Child

by: Eowyn Ivey
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 404
Year Published: 2012
Date Read: 02/27/2019
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Everyone Brave is Forgiven

by: Chris Cleave
Ave. Rating: 3.76
Pages: 418
Year Published: 2016
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"Still reeling a bit from this one. It started out so light-hearted and hilarious - the tone reminded me so much of P.G. Wodehouse, which I LOVE. There's a moment when all of that changes. The tone of the book, along with the internal journey of the characters, gets more and more serious. As I can imagine with the war, it's rather a jarring change, but it feels real and true.

The writing is so, so good. It checked my boxes of heart and humor, then checked my additional box of "teaches me history without me noticing".

I didn't love the ending, but again, it felt real. It's not neat and tidy, but it speaks to the reality of the time and the progression of the characters."
- katelynn
12/13/2019
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Morning Star (Red Rising Saga, #3)

by: Pierce Brown
Ave. Rating: 4.47
Pages: 524
Year Published: 2016
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"Good. Grief. What an amazing end to an epic saga! This book made me laugh and cry, brought me high and low. It felt so real, so genuine - The author portrayed the war, politics, and relationships with such complexity. Nothing was black and white. In the end the best thing about all of the books was the relationships. They were beautifully developed and really inspiring."
- katelynn
11/09/2016
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A Man Called Ove

by: Fredrik Backman
Ave. Rating: 4.35
Pages: 337
Year Published: 2014 (2012)
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"I would've given this book 3 stars up until the last third. It really got good and left me in tears in the end. It was worth the read - even though it took more effort for me since I generally dislike books in a modern setting."
- katelynn
11/17/2016
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by: C.S. Lewis
Ave. Rating: 4.22
Pages: 189
Year Published: 2006 (1950)
Date Read: 01/09/2017
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The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)

by: Katherine Arden
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 319
Year Published: 2017
Date Read: 05/05/2018
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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
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The Secret Keeper

by: Kate Morton
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 484
Year Published: 2012
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"Although a little slower paced than Morton's other novels, it delivers the same depth of character and twisting plot lines I love so much. The ending was also very heartwarming, compared to the other endings of her novels which are generally tragic in nature."
- katelynn
08/05/2014
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.5
Pages: 870
Year Published: 2004 (2003)
Date Read: 05/23/2007
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Peace Like a River

by: Leif Enger
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 312
Year Published: 2002 (2001)
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"I give this book a standing ovation! There was definitely some kitschy stuff, but it did not diminish the overall greatness of the writing. In the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird, it was a great story with great characters - one I'll want my kids to read. "
- katelynn
05/12/2017
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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

by: Ann Voskamp
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 232
Year Published: 2011
Date Read: 06/20/2020
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Homegoing

by: Yaa Gyasi
Ave. Rating: 4.46
Pages: 305
Year Published: 2016
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"My reaction to this book is summed up in a jaw drop. That's how I felt pretty much the last third of the book, like my jaw was on the floor. This story is beautiful and sweeping and heartbreaking and so much to process! It will leave you changed. This book reminds me of The Invention of Wings - not in content, but in the way I know I will be thinking about it for years to come.

I highly recommend the audio version."
- katelynn
04/21/2020
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The Clockmaker's Daughter

by: Kate Morton
Ave. Rating: 3.73
Pages: 485
Year Published: 2018
Date Read: 11/29/2018
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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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Golden Son (Red Rising Saga, #2)

by: Pierce Brown
Ave. Rating: 4.43
Pages: 430
Year Published: 2015
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"The difference in ratings between the first and second book in this series should be more than one star, but I don't want to go back and lower my rating of the first book. This story matures the protagonist and the level of story-telling. It takes the series from just another teen distopia to a complex, fleshed-out epic with so much great detail in world-building, history and philosophy. I was riveted."
- katelynn
10/11/2016
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.56
Pages: 734
Year Published: 2002 (2000)
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"The best of the series in my opinion."
- katelynn
04/30/2007
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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)

by: George R.R. Martin
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 1106
Year Published: 2005
Date Read: 11/27/2017
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The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, #6)

by: C.S. Lewis
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 186
Year Published: 1970 (1955)
Date Read: 01/03/2017
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The Invention of Wings

by: Sue Monk Kidd
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2014
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"Wow. This book has challenged me deeply. I have so much to chew on about purpose and priority. Shoot. Both inspiring and convicting."
- katelynn
12/21/2015
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

by: Anthony Marra
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 402
Year Published: 2013
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"This book is a work of art, truly. A work of art that completely wrecked me multiple times. It's both a beautiful and heart-breaking read. From beginning to end the writing is poetic and thoughtful.

The way the author tells the stories (there are so many stories) is like he's painting a painting starting in the middle and moving outward in a spiral until the picture makes sense. Left to right in the painting is past to future. I've rarely seen the use of third person omniscient POV used so skillfully and effectively.

It goes in the same category of books for me as The Kite Runner. Will I recommend it? Absolutely, emphatically. Will I read it again? I don't think I can handle it a second time."
- katelynn
02/19/2018
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The Forgotten Garden

by: Kate Morton
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 648
Year Published: 2008
Date Read: 11/11/2012
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An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion, #2)

by: Francine Rivers
Ave. Rating: 4.61
Pages: 461
Year Published: 1994
Date Read: 08/24/2007
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Rebecca

by: Daphne du Maurier
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 449
Year Published: 2013 (1938)
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"The atmosphere of this book is so thick I was in a constant state of suspense. I had no idea what I was in suspense over which made it even better. Thoroughly spooked me! "
- katelynn
01/27/2013
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The Kitchen House

by: Kathleen Grissom
Ave. Rating: 4.18
Pages: 369
Year Published: 2010
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"This was one of those stories that made it difficult for me to live my life - I wanted to abandon all my responsibilities and just keep reading! I read it walking and brushing my teeth and cooking... Oh boy. It was hard to read - often tragic and disturbing. But the relationships were beautiful and the character development was so rewarding."
- katelynn
03/19/2018
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The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy, #2)

by: Katherine Arden
Ave. Rating: 4.31
Pages: 360
Year Published: 2018 (2017)
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"As good, if not better, than the first. Politics, religion, folklore, romance. Incredible characters you love and hate. Exciting plotlines. I'm diving into the next book right away!"
- katelynn
10/09/2019
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All the Light We Cannot See

by: Anthony Doerr
Ave. Rating: 4.32
Pages: 531
Year Published: 2014
Date Read: 09/03/2018
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Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1)

by: Kate Milford
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 376
Year Published: 2014
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"This book was so much fun! I absolutely love the imagination and adventure that characterizes a good middle-grade book. This one swept me away. The main character was fantastic: sweet and brave and considerate and clever, but also uncertain and flawed. Although there were some predictable twists, most of the mysteries were entirely unique and so fun. The setting was really atmospheric and different. Overall, the book was a great mix of adventure and sentiment and reflection."
- katelynn
02/08/2018
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.47
Pages: 309
Year Published: 2003 (1997)
Date Read: 03/30/2007
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As Sure as the Dawn (Mark of the Lion, #3)

by: Francine Rivers
Ave. Rating: 4.4
Pages: 520
Year Published: 1995
Date Read: 09/04/2007
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Holes (Holes, #1)

by: Louis Sachar
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 233
Year Published: 2000 (1998)
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Anxious People

by: Fredrik Backman
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 341
Year Published: 2020 (2019)
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"Backman does it again: writes incredible characters who form beautiful relationships and give us amazing insights into what it means to be human. It’s a story that unfolds in one day but delivers so much hope! I cried a lot. "
- katelynn
12/31/2020
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Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail

by: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2010
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"Fantastic! The author was so real and relatable – although to be fair I already had a lot in common with her before starting the book. But she communicates with a rawness and humility that is so refreshing. Her experiences definitely challenged me to seek adventure, develop deeper relationships, and reflect on how the opinion of others effects my view of myself."
- katelynn
03/02/2016
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Recursion

by: Blake Crouch
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 329
Year Published: 2019
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"Good grief. Just like with Dark Matter, this wrinkled my brain and warmed my heart. Also like Dark Matter, it is a perfect movie concept."
- katelynn
06/07/2020
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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

by: Alix E. Harrow
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2019
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"The book was SO GOOD. I love historical fiction fantasy - it's so fun to get both! This was definitely "fantasy lite". The emphasis was on the characters and themes and not the world-building. Which is what I prefer in fantasy.

The two heroines of the story were so inspiring! I loved them like I love Anne of Green Gables, Hermione and Christy."
- katelynn
02/01/2020
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Nimona

by: Noelle Stevenson
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2015
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"So. Much. Fun.
Heartwarming and funny and so exciting.
I have no complaints!"
- katelynn
06/16/2019
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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)

by: George R.R. Martin
Ave. Rating: 4.53
Pages: 1178
Year Published: 2003 (2000)
Date Read: 09/05/2017
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The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)

by: Graeme Simsion
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 295
Year Published: 2013
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"From the very beginning, I was completely endeared to the narrator. I rooted for him so much the whole book - I loved the way he thought through things and undertook personal growth so methodically. My heart broke for him, wanted to hug him and encourage him at so many points along the way.

Although this book won't change my life, the experience of it was so incredibly heart-warming and fun that it's an easy 5-stars. It's also lead to some interesting discussions on Asperger's and what it means to be "in love" - which have been very edifying!"
- katelynn
05/01/2018
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Set the Stars Alight

by: Amanda Dykes
Ave. Rating: 4.44
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2020
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"This story had everything I look for: historical fiction about a time period I don’t know much about, mystery, good twists, charming/immersive setting. It also had wisdom about faith delivered in a way that wasn’t overt or preachy. It was perfectly done! This is Christian fiction at its best."
- katelynn
12/18/2020
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.57
Pages: 435
Year Published: 2004 (1999)
Date Read: 04/24/2007
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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

by: George R.R. Martin
Ave. Rating: 4.4
Pages: 770
Year Published: 2003 (1998)
Date Read: 07/14/2017
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The Remains of the Day

by: Kazuo Ishiguro
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 258
Year Published: 2005 (1989)
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"Wow. This book is so subtle and quiet in its tragedy that the heartbreak of it takes you by surprise. It really is beautifully crafted - so British in its description of deeply felt emotion."
- katelynn
09/20/2014
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A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1)

by: Francine Rivers
Ave. Rating: 4.55
Pages: 520
Year Published: 1998 (1993)
Date Read: 08/16/2007
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The House in the Cerulean Sea

by: T.J. Klune
Ave. Rating: 4.49
Pages: 394
Year Published: 2020
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"The SWEETEST. Magical and full of lovely scenery, heart and humor."
- katelynn
09/08/2020
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The Keeper of Lost Things

by: Ruth Hogan
Ave. Rating: 3.81
Pages: 288
Year Published: 2017
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"I LOVE this. Heart and humor, whimsy and magic. This put me in mind of Sarah Addison Allen - with a British twist. It was charming, but not superficial, from beginning to end."
- katelynn
10/19/2020
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Beyond the Sacred Page: The Tyndale Translation

by: Jack Cavanaugh
Ave. Rating: 4.15
Pages: 0
Year Published: 2003
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"Second time through this one and it held up! I love that. The first time I read it was probably 7th or 8th grade, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This author is actually really good at telling historical stories in an interesting and informative way - which is what I enjoy about historical fiction. This is a story about the struggles of Bible translators (and readers) during the time of Henry VIII. Overall it was well-written and didn't simplify complex issues. I walk away with a greater appreciation of my religious freedoms and gratitude for the sacrifices of others that have given me these freedoms. The ending was a little trite, but the rest of the book was great."
- katelynn
03/07/2017
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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

by: Lucy Knisley
Ave. Rating: 4.4
Pages: 248
Year Published: 2019
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"I expected this to be good, but wow. I devoured this - I could NOT put it down. Lucy is so honest in all of her books, but this one is especially tender and vulnerable. It's mostly a memoir but it also has a good bit of research about fertility and pregnancy and the history around the treatment of women's bodies. I learned a lot - and it wasn't all great. The personal side of it is what sets this book apart as great.

I cried through the end. Of a comic book. Yup.
This art form is so amazing. I can't believe it's taken me so long to discover them. More graphic novels, please!"
- katelynn
02/22/2020
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Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1)

by: Pierce Brown
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 382
Year Published: 2014
Date Read: 09/06/2016
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Christy

by: Catherine Marshall
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 512
Year Published: 2001 (1967)
Date Read: 06/12/2012
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Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child

by: John Rosemond
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 288
Year Published: 2007
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"I promised myself on New Years that I would finish this book before I read any more fiction. Whew, it was a slog! Not because it's uninteresting or slow, I just do NOT like reading nonfiction. It's like work.

That being said, this book is fantastic- I'd say a must-read for parents or soon-to-be-parents. I have an 18 month old and I feel so much liberation and purpose after reading this. I have so often been confused and exasperated and truly exhausted in my parenting. This book shows you how to cut through the noise and focus on the principles and parenting world-view of Scripture. I honestly think I've been making parenting too hard. I appreciate that the book has not just big-picture ideas but TONS of practical, every day wisdom.

I only give 4 stars because I had so much trouble getting through it. Again, not the fault of the content."
- katelynn
01/23/2016
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Harry's Trees

by: Jon Cohen
Ave. Rating: 4.19
Pages: 432
Year Published: 2018
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"This was a complex and modern fairy tale, with all of the magic and wonder and none of the young adult drama that "modern fairy tale" usually includes. It dealt with real, adult issues in a multi-faceted, thoughtful way. I absolutely loved the combination of fairy tale elements and the exploration of grief and the forms it takes. Somehow the magic makes the delivery of the message even more potent."
- katelynn
01/16/2019
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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)

by: James S.A. Corey
Ave. Rating: 4.25
Pages: 561
Year Published: 2011
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"This was everything I had hoped it would be. It was completely immersive with great characters (at least the main two characters were pretty well developed). Getting back on the Roci was like reuniting with old friends!

I definitely think the book is easier to follow if you've seen the show. Especially if you're doing audio."
- katelynn
09/20/2020
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Once Upon a River

by: Diane Setterfield
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 464
Year Published: 2018
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"This book was wonderful.
Just enough gothic, just enough fairy tale, just enough adult/complex relationships and struggle - this will be a favorite. I love the language, sense of place, and story-telling themes.

Now we need a movie, please and thank you."
- katelynn
03/05/2020
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by: Mary Ann Shaffer
Ave. Rating: 4.17
Pages: 277
Year Published: 2008
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"Wish I could give more stars - so fantastic! History and funny characters and romance."
- katelynn
10/30/2013
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)

by: C.S. Lewis
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2005 (1951)
Date Read: 02/02/2017
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.57
Pages: 652
Year Published: 2006 (2005)
Date Read: 05/29/2007
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The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3)

by: S.A. Chakraborty
Ave. Rating: 4.51
Pages: 766
Year Published: 2020
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"Such a rich and exciting ending to a fantastic trilogy. I wholeheartedly recommend this to those who like books about fantasy or politics or history or race and religion issues.

The setting and the magic was so vivid. I felt completely immersed. The villains were complex and the heroes were flawed. This story is honest and the ending is satisfying."
- katelynn
10/27/2020
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The Lake House

by: Kate Morton
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 495
Year Published: 2015
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"This book was perfect until the very end. There was one detail that I would have left out - it was too kitschy. But I still give it 5 stars for the reading experience and for having such a well-crafted story. So many interesting twists and secrets - I was guessing until the end. One facet that I didn't appreciate that's also been in some of her other books is the way she manipulates your emotions to be absolutely fine with infidelity. It's not something that's beautiful and tragic - it's never good in any way.

Overall, fantastic book that I'm sure I'll read again and recommend to all!"
- katelynn
11/06/2015
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Madman

by: Tracy Groot
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 316
Year Published: 2006
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"This is one of my favorite books of historical biblical fiction. It's dark and mysterious – keeps you gripped until the last page."
- katelynn
02/01/2007
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The Almost Sisters

by: Joshilyn Jackson
Ave. Rating: 3.96
Pages: 357
Year Published: 2017
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"I did not connect with protagonist for a while into the book, so it took me some time to get into it. But once I did I could not be stopped! There is a central conflict/mystery in the book and towards the end I found myself thinking, "These characters and the stories of their relationships growing and changing are so good, I don't really care if the mystery gets resolved." 👏 The romantic scenes had 0% cheese and 100% sweetness, it was the best. I loved watching the protagonist grow in her feelings of motherhood and her vision / calling for her own life. It was inspiring!

The idea of a Second South was a very helpful illustration. It's one I'll have to chew on for a while."
- katelynn
06/05/2018
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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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Big Little Lies

by: Liane Moriarty
Ave. Rating: 4.28
Pages: 458
Year Published: 2014
Date Read: 09/19/2018
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Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)

by: Sarah Addison Allen
Ave. Rating: 4.03
Pages: 290
Year Published: 2007
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"I wish I could give more stars! I devoured this book and was sad when it ended. It was so completely wonderful- I loved the setting, the garden and cooking themes, the growing relationships, and the MAGIC! Magical realism is a genre I am coming to really adore - it's just enough magic to make the novel sort of hazy and romantic. Everything about this novel was romantic, in the literal and the classical sense. I related to the main character's introversion and creativity expressed through food - watching her open up and grow as a sister, friend, and love interest was a joy. And the ensemble of characters in the family and the town made me think of Stars Hollow, so that was a win. Just read this book!!"
- katelynn
01/13/2019
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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
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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

by: George R.R. Martin
Ave. Rating: 4.31
Pages: 1125
Year Published: 2011
Date Read: 01/24/2018
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The Martian

by: Andy Weir
Ave. Rating: 4.4
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2014 (2011)
Date Read: 07/18/2015
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The Miniaturist (The Miniaturist, #1)

by: Jessie Burton
Ave. Rating: 3.61
Pages: 400
Year Published: 2014
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"I wish I could give this book more stars. This was everything that historical fiction should be: it gives you a glimpse into another time and another culture without sacrificing characters or story. The plot was so intriguing and the heroine was just superb. I chose to read this book because the cover made me curious, knowing nothing about it. What a pleasant surprise! I'll look for more from this author."
- katelynn
11/12/2015
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.43
Pages: 341
Year Published: 1999 (1998)
Date Read: 04/13/2007
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The Opposite of Everyone

by: Joshilyn Jackson
Ave. Rating: 3.9
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2016
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"Joshilyn Jackson has quickly gotten herself into my top 5 favorite authors. This is my third novel I've read by her, and as with the others it's given me all the feels.

I didn't connect with the protagonist right away (similar to some of Jackson's other novels) but by the end I understood her and was rooting for her. I love the way a new, unusual sort of family was pieced together out of so much brokenness. It was so beautiful and moving! There were lots of tears with this ending."
- katelynn
04/16/2019
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Magnus

by: Sigmund Brouwer
Ave. Rating: 4.39
Pages: 571
Year Published: 1994
Date Read: 08/12/2008
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry, #1)

by: Rachel Joyce
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 320
Year Published: 2012
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"I just can’t. This books makes me want to kiss my husband and hold my children, call my friends and take a walk. Completely overwhelmed.

It’s a beautiful book."
- katelynn
06/13/2020
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The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30; Tiffany Aching, #1)

by: Terry Pratchett
Ave. Rating: 4.24
Pages: 375
Year Published: 2004 (2003)
Date Read: 07/30/2016
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When You Reach Me

by: Rebecca Stead
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 210
Year Published: 2009
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"Another fantastic middle grade book! This would be a great companion read for A Wrinkle in Time since it is discussed at length and creates a sort of theme/framework for the story. (minor clues that might lead to a spoiler ahead) I adore science fiction like this, where the story is 98% realistic with just that slight hint of something special. It's subtle and so fun. The book also explores different middle-school relationships: family, friends, crushes. I found the dialog and thoughts of the narrator to be real and relatable. I love the way middle grade books can explore so well feelings of confusion and vulnerability that don't always leave us after those pre-teen years are over.

This is a super quick, super enjoyable read that I recommend whole-heartedly to everyone!"
- katelynn
03/25/2018
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The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

by: Katherine Arden
Ave. Rating: 4.5
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2019
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"A fantastic end of the series. I give a standing ovation! I was moved to tears at the conclusion of something so wonderful and magical."
- katelynn
10/24/2019