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1. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Well, hello there, new best friend.


HELLO! Big smile

Naomi made it on the list once more as I'm making my way through the Temeraire series. I love it also, but in a completely different way than those two.

She signed my book with this cute little stick-figure dragon and the words "Levitas Lives!' a couple years ago and I promptly went and got a tattoo of it. She is one of my favorite people.
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Originally posted by GallifreyGirl GallifreyGirl wrote:

Originally posted by OKCryptid OKCryptid wrote:

Originally posted by GallifreyGirl GallifreyGirl wrote:

Originally posted by OKCryptid OKCryptid wrote:


1. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Well, hello there, new best friend.


HELLO! Big smile

Naomi made it on the list once more as I'm making my way through the Temeraire series. I love it also, but in a completely different way than those two.

She signed my book with this cute little stick-figure dragon and the words "Levitas Lives!' a couple years ago and I promptly went and got a tattoo of it. She is one of my favorite people.

OH NO my heart!!! Cry that's amazing, though!
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I love this 30 favorite books game! Here's mine, in the order I thought of them:

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Song of Solomon by Tony Morrison
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Harry Potter -- all of them, we can count them as 7 lol-- by JK Rowling
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Chronology of Water by Lydia Yuknavitch
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaugherhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Columbine by Dave Cullen
The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

So... A mix of YA, true crime/mystery, and people enduring deeply disturbing situations, with just enough problematic white male authors sprinkled in there to remind me that I can do better, too!
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Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West


SHRILL!! I wish I'd remembered this one for my list! How could one book be so funny and so moving?

I wonder if the TV show is any good?
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Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West


SHRILL!! I wish I'd remembered this one for my list! How could one book be so funny and so moving?

I wonder if the TV show is any good?

I loved the TV show! I just wished it was longer!
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Originally posted by AineKnees AineKnees wrote:

Ok here's mine. I'm already regretting some I forgot to put on here, like the Game of Throne Books (SO good) and Tom's Midnight Garden which really stuck with me... a lot of childhood books on here though, and also the nagging feeling that I've definitely forgotten a lot of the best books I've read. Must keep the list and keep adding to it. Nothing like re-reading an old fave.


OMG I am so happy - as a child I watched a TV series about a boy in pyjamas trapped in an upstairs room and a girl in the garden and his drawing influening what happened to her. I have scrabbled high and low for the name and here it is - Tom's Secret Garden. Amazing! 40 year old riddle solved - thank you :-)
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No particular order:

The Lucuna – Barbara Kingslover

Sex, Drugs, & Cocoa Puffs – Chuck Klosterman

Empire Falls – Richard Russo

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski

Plainsong – Kent Haruf

The English Major – Jim Harrison

The Gunslinger – Stephen King

The Waste Lands – Stephen King

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

North Toward Home – Willie Morris

A Storm of Swords – George R.R. Martin

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

Into the Woods – Tana French

A Chorus of Stones – Susan Griffin

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter

On Writing – Stephen King

The Stand – Stephen King

Hellhound on his Trail – Hampton Sides

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Into the Wild – John Krakauer

The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien

Pontoon – Garrison Keillor

Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingslover

Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf

Nobody’s Fool – Richard Russo

The Road – Cormac McCarthy


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I will add my list at some point, but I'm bumping this thread up so I can refer to it in order to pick books for summer reading!
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On Writing – Stephen King


Ah, the book cited as "cause of death" for so many of our cherished darlings - RIP (and probably good riddance! LOL
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(Some of these aren't exactly in the right order, but here we go anyway!)

1. The Call of the Wild  Jack London
2. The Raven King Maggie Stiefvater
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling
4. Lord of Shadows Cassandra Clare
5. Peter Pan J.M. Barrie
6. American Gods Neil Gaiman
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
8. The Glass Castle Jeanette Walls
9. Twelve Moons Mary Oliver
10. The Boys of My Youth Jo Ann Beard
11. Night Sky With Exit Wounds Ocean Vuong
12. We All Looked Up Tommy Wallach
13. All the Bright Places Jennifer Niven
14. I'll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson
15. The Kite Runner Khaled Houssini
16. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Raymond Carver
17. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. The Book Thief Markus Zusak
19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
20. The Giver Lowis Lowry
21. The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
22. Marley and Me John Grogan
23. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
24. Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll
25. Ragweed Avi
26. The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
27. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
28. Animal Farm George Orwell
29. The Wasteland T.S. Eliot
30. Charlotte's Web E.B. White
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