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"Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.'" Kurt Vonnegut

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  • The Cabin at the End of the World ★★★★
  • Astonish Me, Maggie Shipstead ★★★★★
  • The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan ★★★
  • Lost Girls, Robert Kolker ★★★★
  • Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino ★★★★
  • Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood ★★★
  • And Now We Have Everything, Meaghan O'Connell ★★★★★
  • The Things She's Seen, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina ★★ 1/2
  • The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells ★★ 1/2
  • Talking to Strangers; What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know, Malcolm Gladwell ★★★
  • The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead ★★★★
  • The Almost Sisters, Joshilyn Jackson ★★★
  • Happiness for Beginners, Katherine Center ★★★
  • Ghost Wall ★★★ 1/2
  • Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie ★★★★
  • Why Read Moby-Dick? Nathaniel Philbrick ★★★
  • The Water Cure, Sophie Machintosh ★★★
  • Three Women, Lisa Taddeo ★★★
  • The Library Book, Susan Orlean ★★★★
  • Heating Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, Beth Ann Fennelly ★★★ 1/2
  • Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai ★★★★
  • Gift From the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh ★★★
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler ★★★★
  • Everything Happens for a Reason, Kate Bowler ★★★★
  • Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston ★★★
  • The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates ★★★
  • The Perfect Nanny, Leila Slimani ★★★★
  • The River, Peter Heller ★★★★
  • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein ★★
  • Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner ★★★★★
  • the emissary, Yoko Tawada ★★ 1/2
  • Inheritance, Dani Shapiro ★★★
  • Losers, Michael Lewis ★★★★★
  • Normal People, Sally Rooney ★★★★
  • Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot ★★★
  • the great believers, Rebecca Makkai ★★★★ 1/2
  • the incomplete book of running, peter sagal ★★★★☆
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters (graphic novel), Emil Ferris ★★★ 1/2
  • Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★ 1/2
  • Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel ★★
  • The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner ★★☆☆☆
  • Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay ★★★
  • Dark Places ★★★ 1/2
  • Bad Blood, John Carreyrou ★★★★☆
  • The Parking Lot Attendant, Nafkote Tamirat ★★☆☆☆
  • My Sister the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite ★★★★★
  • So Lucky, Nicola Griffith ★★★☆☆
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Otessa Moshfegh ★★☆☆☆
  • Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn ★★★★☆
  • Red Clocks, Leni Zumas ★★★★★
  • The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi ★★★☆☆
  • Best American Essays, 2017 ★★★★☆
  • small country, gael faye ★★★★☆
  • time was, ian mcdonald ★★★☆☆
  • the remains of the day, kazuo ishiguro ★★★★★
  • the tale of Despereaux, Kate Di Camillo ★★☆☆☆
  • the light of the world, elizabeth alexander ★★★★☆
  • the best we could do (graphic novel), thi bui ★★★★☆
  • essays on love, alain de botton ★★★★☆
  • Beautiful Darkness, Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoett ★★★☆☆
  • You'll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein ★★☆☆☆
  • Florida, Lauren Groff ★★★★☆
  • Body Music, Julie Maroh ★★★☆☆
  • The Hate You Give, Angie Thomas ★★★ 1/2
  • The Strange, Jerome Ruillier, ★★★★☆
  • Dying: A Memoir, Cory Taylor ★★★☆☆
  • The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy ★★ 1/2
  • The End We Start From, Megan Hunter ★★★★★
  • Pure Land ★★ 1/2
  • We the Animals, Justin Torres ★★★★★
  • The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward ★★★☆☆
  • The Vegetarian, Han Kang ★★☆☆☆
  • The Fact of a Body, Alexandria Marzano Lesnevich ★★★★★
  • The Recovering: Intoxication & Its Aftermath ★★★★★
  • Killers of the Flower Moon ★★★★★
  • Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado ★★★☆☆
  • The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker ★★★★★
  • the burning girl, claire messud ★★ 1/2
  • The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah ★★★☆☆
  • Political Tribes, Amy Chua ★★★☆☆
  • Calypso, David Sedaris ★★★★☆
  • Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton ★★★☆☆
  • Mrs. Fletcher, Tom Perrotta ★★ 1/2
  • Americanized, Sara Saedi ★★★ 1/2
  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara ★★★☆☆
  • Hunger, Roxane Gay ★★☆☆☆
  • Exit West, Moshin Hamid ★★★☆☆
  • People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry ★★★★☆
  • Educated, Tara Westover ★★★★★
  • Nothing to Envy, Barbara Demick ★★★★☆
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King ★★★☆☆
  • the seven husbands of evelyn hugo, taylor jenkins reid ★★☆☆☆
  • a colony in a nation ★★★☆☆
  • little fires everywhere, celeste ng ★★★★☆
  • when breath becomes air, paul kalanithi ★★★☆☆
  • the orchid thief, susan orlean ★★★★★
  • goodbye, vitamin, rachel khong ★★★☆☆
  • call me by your name, andre aciman ★★★★☆
  • wedding toasts i'll never give, ada calhoun ★★★★☆
  • modern lovers, emma straub ★★★☆☆
  • a separation, katie kitamura ★★★☆☆
  • born a crime, trevor noah ★★★☆☆
  • hillbilly elegy, j.d. vance ★★★☆☆
  • lincoln in the bardo, george saunders ★★★★★
  • insane clown president, matt taibbi ★★★★★
jan 17 2017 ∞
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