Anne Of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Two more years of Anne’s life are chronicled in this second book of the series and Montgomery writes as well about being a teenager as she did about childhood in the first book,… Continue reading

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I saw this on my friend Tara’s bookshelf while helping her move; I borrowed it because it’s the first in a popular series and this was the easiest way I was going to… Continue reading

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Another $1 purchase from the library’s used book sale, noticed because of the recent movie. Unfortunately, after purchasing it but before reading it, the first two lines of a movie review spoiled this… Continue reading

Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Of course I’ve read this before, both in high school and in university, but I don’t remember anything of the literary analysis I may have learned about it. I added this (and the… Continue reading

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Another $1 book from my local library’s ongoing used book sale. I bought this for my burgeoning personal library because it looked like a quick read, is well-known (to bookstore employees at least),… Continue reading

Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer

My friend Tanya gave me this book for my birthday and it has turned out to be an even more personal gift than expected. It was written in 1999, but turns out it… Continue reading

Cruciverbalism by Stanley Newman

A fun and fast read if you’re a crossword-lover, which the person who gave me this as a gift knew I was. It is a brief look into the history of the crossword… Continue reading

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Lost Horizon was the first paperback ever published. It also originated the term “Shangri-La”, and in this utopia there is racial, cultural, political, sexual, and religious harmony. The inhabitants live by a philosophy… Continue reading

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

I borrowed this book from my boyfriend, who definitely prefers non-fiction to fiction, on his recommendation. He says this book alone changed his view from pro-life to pro-choice. He had already told me… Continue reading

Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

There are two incarnations of Oprah’s book club: the first phase chick lit series, and the second phase lit lit series. This book is from the first phase. I also assume that this is one… Continue reading

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