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Lauren_Kraig

Lauren_Kraig

Joined April 2016

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Gripping, fascinating sci-fi. Absolutely loved it.

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Tragedy of Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare

Danger knows full well that Caesar is more dangerous than he.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I ❤️ this book. It definitely had a little extra cheese than was strictly necessary, but I enjoyed it so much I don't think I minded. Hannah did a fantastic job with character development. Really resonated with Isabelle especially, although I don't have the physical fortitude of either sister.

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The Mind of the Maker | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Seriously brilliant, but not for the faint of heart. Sayers has here crafted a phenomenal theologically insightful and incisive metaphor for the Trinity; I know of none better.

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Are Women Human? | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Hilarious and brilliant and still on point.

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Love this book and the others that follow it. Houston is a tough town, and I love how Bertrand brings it to life and reflects its various hard edges, but also does a great job with character development. Both city and characters feel alive. Nothing is flat.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Here, however, you made art because it was the only thing you'd ever been good at, the only thing, really, you thought about between shorter bursts of thinking about the things everyone else thought about: sex and food and sleep and friends and money and fame.

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The Camel Club | David Baldacci
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Hilariously bad writing. I burst out laughing many times on a plane reading this, and then I used it as an example in my 9th grade writing lab - what "tell 'em what you're gonna tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them" should NOT look like.

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This is the best novel I have read in ages on many fronts. It is as close to perfect as I can imagine a book being. Set in New York City in the 1930s, Rules of Civility has been compared to The Great Gatsby, but I liked it so much more. The writing is exquisite. Cannot recommend highly enough.

she_barks I'm looking forward to his new one! 4y
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