The Book List #8

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck An absolutely astonishing read portraying the horrors of the Great Depression an...



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  1. The Fault in Our Stars! I love that book, even though I totally understand what you mean when you say some things are just too much. I'm so excited for the movie though, just the trailer alone reduced me to tears.

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    Stephanie | Love, August

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  2. Valerie2/03/2014

    I get what you mean about Virginia Woolf... I had a friend that was obsessed with her, and that friend was a weirdo loving death/depression. I refuse to the The Fault in Our Stars, I feel its overly hyped and I probably won't enjoy it at all.

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  3. Hehe and I already felt bad for saying tfios isn't my favourite John Green book

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  4. Jennifer Yeomelakis2/04/2014

    I loved The Penelopiad, as I'm a huge Odyssey fan!

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  5. cooperandmilk2/04/2014

    How can you dislike Virginia Woolf? I love her writing - it's so pretty I have to read her aloud instead of in my head.

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  6. I think I'm just incredibly picky when it comes to Young Adult Fiction; some books I really enjoy and others not so much :))

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  7. Ohh fantastic. I really enjoyed reading that book although it was rather sad in places.

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  8. Hmm, I don't know. There are a lot of people who are interested in death/depression, I don't think that makes them weird.


    The Fault in Our Stars is a Young Adult book so I guess it really is hit or miss with some people depending on what they like reading.

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  9. It hasn't put me off reading others but.. this one really made me cringe. I couldn't relate to any of the characters at all.

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  10. Ohh, it was SO SO good. Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite authors, the way she rights is so wonderful.

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  11. Ha! I just.. can't.. handle her writing style.
    I find it really dreary and unimaginative.


    John Steinbeck however, can make me cry with only a few words.

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  12. Dejhana Waite2/11/2014

    I adore Margaret Atwood. I think I’ve read almost everything she’s written. I also met her once on the subway in Toronto! She was a little less than pleasant but I love her novels none the less.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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  13. Oh, that's a shame.. perhaps she was having a bad day!

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  14. Candace2/22/2014

    I'm glad to hear someone else wasn't charmed by TFIOS! I read the first chapter a few months ago and nearly gagged. Six or seven years ago I would have loved it, but to me now, it felt schmaltzy and sappy and overwrought. I may try it once more before the movie comes out, especially as I've seen reviews from actual reviewers (people other than teenage girls, shocking!) who've also adored it.

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  15. Jessica3/16/2014

    Hallucinations sounds quite fascinating! I'm quite interested in psychological books!

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