Book Genre: Fiction

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Nina George
lisab
4

M. Perdu is the owner of the Literary Apothecary, a bookstore barge that floats on the Seine in Paris. He lost his love 20 years ago and finally decides to come to terms with the relationship. So he pulls anchor and sets sail along with a bestselling 22 year author with writer’s block. ...

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Aaron Karo
Josh
4

  Shane is a smooth operator. He has a list of tips and tricks that can help even the nerdiest high schooler get with the girl of his dreams. Shane practices what he preaches too and is currently going out with one of the prettiest girls in school. His rep is so strong that he has even...

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Benjamin Percy
Becker
4

Even if you're not all that familiar with the original Lewis and Clark journey, this postapocalyptic re-imagining of that saga will entertain you. The U.S. has been reduced to small bands of struggling survivors after nuclear attacks and a deadly flu. Lewis Merriweather and Mina Clark, living as...

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Maile Meloy
Laurie.
4

The book is deceiving. Packaged like a children's fairytale in mini-book format, a reader may think the rat is finally receiving a happy makeover. At least I did. Instead, the familiar rat-inspired-dread is updated with a single mom with pink streaked hair, and a four-year-old daughter who...

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David Morrell
lisab
4

David Morrell is back with Thomas De Quincey, the opium eater and his daughter Emma. This time there is a serial killer who is killing off members of the English upper class and appears to be working his/her way towards Queen Victoria.  A suspenseful novel that gives the reader a good...

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Cullen Bunn
Becker
4

Just a girl and her...T-rex. Jess's dad is a scientist doing super secret work for the government involving time portals. She's there when he runs his first test--and a T-rex comes through the portal! While the dinosaur, who Jess eventually names Wrex, looks pretty scary, he imprints on Jess and...

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Graeme C. Simsion
Angelita
3

The book was a slow start for me, I think there was too much detail into the Don, the main character's life. While the information was important, it came all too quickly to digest it.  Once the plot started, the pace picked up and I enjoyed the story.  There are still some things I...

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Ruth Ware
Rachel F
4

This thriller, set in a remote English vacation home, will chill fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. A winter "hen do" (bachelorette party) gets weird right from the start, when a long ago best friend invites Nora (or is it Lee or Leanora) to her pre-marital girls weekend. 

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Sherman Alexie
Angelita
3

Flight is an interesting book. I didn't rate very high because at times it had time keeping my attention. It may have been because I listened to the book. The switching of time and place was very confusing for me, maybe in the book it would have been easier to note the switches. 

For...

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Gail Carriger
lisab
3

This is the first of Gail Carriger’s new series the Custard Protocol. Prudence, now in her 20s, is the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti and Conall Maccon. She is a rarity in the supernatural world – a metanatural, when she touches a supernatural she takes on their traits – touch a vampire, she...

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Gayle Forman
Angelita
5

The book is heart breaking from the beginning. Cody is going to yet another memorial for her best friend, who chose to commit suicide.  It was a shock to Cody, who had no idea that Meg was battling any personal demons.  Cody is on a mission to find out why her best friend would do such...

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Kate Forsyth
L.F.
5

Kate Forsyth set out to pen a dark, gothic retelling of a dark, gothic tale. In the resulting novel, Bitter Greens, she strips away the once-upon-a-time distancing one expects from fairy tales and draws you into a delectably dark, haunting work of historical fiction where factual...

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Becky Chambers
extra medium
5

Rosemary paid dearly for a new life on board Wayfarer, a ship that creates wormholes so people can travel quickly across galaxies. She finds herself aboard a ship of endearing misfits; a created family that is both suspicious and welcoming. While Rosemary's secrets seem to shadow all of her...

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Nova Ren Suma
KristinR
5

Wow...WOW. This is so. good. And dark, and twisted, and creepy...and strange. I loved the characters--their voices, and secrets. Even the characters who were liars, or existed only in the background. I loved the simultaneous tension and emptiness of the settings, both of them: the prison and the...

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Jane Yolen
Josh
4

 Prolific author Jane Yolen brings us Trash Mountain and in it we are introduced to a quiet corner of the world where little red squirrel Nutley lives in a cozy hole with his mother and father. His parents are very protective because fate has not dealt kindly with his other...

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Jo Walton
Becker
4

How do our choices define us? How does the world around us affect our choices and perceptions? Many people can point to a defining moment, but really don't know what their life may have been like had they made a different choice. Patricia Cowan, very old, succumbing to dementia, forgets many...

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Aimee Bender
Angelita
3

I will start by saying I listened to the book instead of reading it. I feel like maybe reading the book might have been better because then I could have gone backwards to make sense of the timeline in the story. For the most part the timeline was linear, but I occasionally there would be jumps...

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Cammie McGovern
Angelita
4

I listened to the audio book and I was thorough was surprised when the voice was familiar. It not only drew me into the story, but I was determined to finish the book. I also loved the originality of the characters, the plot wasn't so original, but the characters made the story. You have a girl...

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Chuck Palahniuk
Lucas
3

How would I describe this book in one sentence? One man is trying to enslave all womankind through sexual liberation. Got your interest? Welcome to the mind of Chuck Palahniuk, a brilliant man who can write about sexual perversion in a way that it's more interestingly awkward and bizarre than it...

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Elizabeth Bear
Becker
4

I'll admit it--this was my first steampunk book. And I will certainly be reading more! Bear doesn't go into a ton of detail describing her world (an old west/mad scientist version of Seattle), but there is plenty of flavor to spark the reader's imagination. The real treasures here are Karen's...

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Robert Stone
Zac
5

Robert Stone pulled in the National Book Award for this one in 1975.  It was described as “a here-and-now journey to hell” by Time Magazine, “a dark descendant of Conrad” by the New York Times, and “a most important novel” by the Washington Post. 

It absolutely, irrevocably,...

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Gabrielle Zevin
Jill
1

This book was recommended to me by multiple people, including the professor of one of my young adult literature courses. I can now say I have no idea why I was told it was a "must read" for anyone who wants to work with teens. Not only did it take me an extremely long time to finish this book,...

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Tim Federle
Jill
4

Nate is a thirteen year old boy with a dream: he wants to be on Broadway and he will do anything to get there! Anything includes lying to his parents, running away from his small town in Pennsylvania and wandering the streets of New York City alone. He's destined to be grounded but it will all...

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Hannah Moskowitz
Becker
4

Etta has a lot of identities, but none of them seem to encompass all of who she is. She's one of the few Black girls in her Nebraska town, attending a private school with other rich kids. She identifies as bisexual, which grates on her friends, The Dykes, who end up shunning her when she dates a...

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Neil Gaiman
lisab
5

This is latest of Neil Gaiman’s short stories and poems.  The stories read like folklore or fairy tales with a bit of a twist at the end and in some cases Gaiman took an old tale and updated it nicely.  A few of the stories I went back to reread the ending because they got me thinking...