"I'll read pretty much anything. But I'm especially a fan of books that I can barely put down and leave me thinking for weeks about them and the characters. Mostly fiction, but I'm partial to a good history book and I'll give any book a good 100-page-try."
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ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

The descriptions in this novel are amazing. They build up the world that is being created so well and invoke all 5 senses in such a way that makes the reader feel like they're truly there. Márquez has the most beautiful and unique style of writing I've ever read and this is one of my all time favorite books.

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ISBN: 9781594632341
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 25th, 2014

A book that I couldn't put down and read in one sitting. Wolitzer makes a seemingly basic and classic life story into something that is almost an epic, one of human drama. Everyone in this book could and is a real person, and you can see yourself in each character. This novel moves fast in a way that makes you forget how long you've been reading.

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ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

The fact that this is a banned book is just the perfect amount of irony. This is a book that reminds us that ignorance is not bliss. While reading, it tells us that reading is so important to us. If you like reading you have to read this.

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ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

This is not a book with a clear antagonist and protagonist: it's not so black and white, just as it is in real life. Everyone lives in the grey here. Every character is likable in some aspects and in some times of this book, and yet also unlikable at the same time. This is a book that flows from chapter to chapter, making it both hard to tear yourself away from, but also easy to pick up at any spot.

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By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

Such a strangely amazing book. It's funny, it's heart-wrenching, it has the best but weirdest tone of any book I've ever read. It both tells and embodies the illogical aspect of warfare and the overall absurdity of the whole affair.