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This Is Where I Leave You | Tropper, Jonathan
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A laugh-out-loud book with bits of heartbreak and wisdom throughout. Definitely captures that functioning dysfunction of family dynamics that we can all relate to. nov2019

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what a beautifully human book! feb2019

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While sorting through/erasing old phone pictures, stumbled upon this one from an old read... Gotta love how life sends you reminders of the things you need at just the right times or when you didn‘t think you need it at all.

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Yet another book that changed my understanding of the world (no, not just South Africa). I found myself completely immersed in Trevor Noah‘s world, relating to and learning from so many things. Most of the time, being confused as to what I was feeling, but in a good way. There‘s shock, awe, admiration, and so many other things. Definitely a favourite. Be prepared to nod in agreement, shake your head in disbelief, and just laugh out loud. nov2018

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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This book changed the way I viewed the world. Tearing up by chapter 2 and full on crying by the end (fyi, reading through tears and while sobbing is hard to do). It was such a good read that 1. I went out and got Hosseini‘s other books before I even finished this, and 2. I was dreading starting a new book after because I knew this was going to be tough to follow and that everything else could seem bland for a little while. oct2018

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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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Slow start and at times took some effort to get through, but it picked up and definitely had its moments. I loved getting lost in fascinating ideas about books, words, loves, family (whether born into, chosen, or happenstance), worth, etc. Wasn‘t what I was expecting (may have turned out better), but maybe what I needed. =) oct2018

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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<3 I\u2019ll admit, it didn\u2019t quite hook me in right away, but I\u2019m glad it did. I absolutely love this book. Everything about it. These words created a world in my head that I never could\u2019ve dreamt up on my own and let me actually feel it. And I didn\u2019t want to leave. I found myself trying to reading slower so the experience wouldn\u2019t end. Now to find the real Le Cirque des R\352ves. mar2018

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“ideal in that it is tantalizing and unsolvable, creating a delicious kind of confusion.” nov2017

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the emotions, family dynamic, triumphs and falls, hope (both lost and found), the technical medical side of it, the love, confusion, anger, and acceptance of it all, despite the holes and mystery that will always be there. what a read. definitely looking for more like this! mid2017

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"... change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference... is in the touching."

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I responded to so many things in this book. With heartbreak, anger, laughter, agreeance, etc. I loved all of the different types of connections. Cheryl's instantly deeper connections with "strangers", names on a register, trails, nature. Her connection with herself and her family, even if they weren't physically present. And the connection I seemed to have with her, admiring and at times envying her courage, strength, humility, and growth. Feb2017

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A beautiful, yet heartbreaking book. With books like this, an accurate gauge of how much I liked it is how many markings I've got in it. And this one is filled with post its, markings, notes, etc. Definitely one of my favorites that I can go back to over and over again.

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Micro | Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
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What drew me to this book was the setting. I lived in Hawaii and loved it there. So seeing a map of Oahu and having the book take place up in Tantalus and the Pali, places I often found myself hiking and hanging out, definitely piqued my interest. Definitely did not disappoint. Amazing book! ....... mid2016

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Excellent book. This got me into the whole post-apocalyptic world of books. I love when a book isn't so cut and dry and really makes you think. This is definitely one of those books. ....... mid2016

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