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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

August 27, 2012

“The circus arrives without warning.  No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers.  It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds and crimsons to be seen.  No color at all, save for ...

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

August 07, 2012

Blue, eccentric child of a psychic, has no psychic ability of her own.  She lives not only with her mother, but with her cousin Orla and her mother’s two best friends who are also gifted with psychic abilities.  Over and over Blue has been told by these women that if she kisses her true love, ...

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stefivater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stefivater

August 01, 2012

In this award winning novel, Maggie Stiefvater takes readers to the fictional island of Thisby where flesh eating water horses, better known as capaill uisce, inhabit the surrounding waters.  Thisby is home of the annual Scorpio Races where islanders attempt to train and race the capaill uisce and tourists travel from all around to see ...

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

July 18, 2012

In this first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, Leigh Bardugo introduces readers to a fantasy world based on Russian folklore and culture. The land of Ravka has been at war for many years and is divided by the Shadow Fold, an area of complete darkness and flesh-eating volcra.  With enemies at all sides, the King ...

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

May 14, 2012

Lena Holoway, seventeen, always looked forward to her eighteenth birthday when she would receive the cure.  Before scientists found the cure, people thought that love was a good thing, but now they know better.  Falling in love, or catching the deliria, is a disease and once it has taken hold there is no escaping its ...

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

January 09, 2011

Renee is the concierge of a building filled with wealthy apartment owners. She appears to be a typical concierge, but only because she desperately tries to cover up her true self: a woman who has a deep love for philosophy, literature, and the arts. Renee muses throughout the novel about the interesting lives of the ...

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Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

August 10, 2010

A 16 year old Nigerian girl, a 4 year old who thinks he’s Batman, Sarah, a woman with only 9 fingers, and her husband Andrew are all forced together in this story about survival. Little Bee grew up in the third world country where she changes her name to Little Bee to protect herself. After ...

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

August 10, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the third and final novel (although their have been rumors of a fourth manuscript) in Stiegg Larsson’s must-read trilogy. If you have not read the first two books in the trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire, you should head ...

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Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

March 17, 2010

Elizabeth Gilbert follows up her best selling novel, Eat Pray Love, with an interesting book that takes a look at the institution of marriage. Throughout the book, Liz talks with women within western civilization and women outside her own culture to discover their thoughts on marriage. Liz, who has already experienced a difficult divorce, is ...

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The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

January 30, 2010

The Piano Teacher is set in World War II and Post World War II Hong Kong as Janice Y.K. Lee tells the tale of one man’s interactions during and after the war. Throughout the novel, she skillfully moves from one time line to another. In the beginning we are introduced to Will Truesdale, an Englishman ...

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