Books That I Loved Reading
The Marriage Plot
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The Marriage Plot - The triangle in this amazing and delicious novel about a generation beginning to grow up is age old, and completely fresh and surprising. With devastating wit, irony and an abiding understanding and love for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides resuscitates the original energies of the novel while creating a story so contemporary that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.
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The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger -- loved the book, HATED the movie.
The time traveler's wife. By Audrey Niffenegger.
The Time Traveler's Wife. Lovvvved this book!
one of the best i've read in a long time
The Time Traveller's Wife
Great book & movie
I had wanted to read this book for a while, even though I had heard mixed reviews about it, with some calling it romantic and others, maudlin. The truth is that it’s both. But, it works. A book like this cannot succeed, in my opinion, without being a tiny bit sentimental – it’s a love story. But it is far more sad than it is romantic. It’s a deeply melancholy tale that is more about loss than love. This is the story of Henry and Clare, whose relationship spans nearly their entire lives due to Henry’s ability to time travel. He is unable to control it, and it is a burden in many ways for him. There is no rhyme or reason as to where or when he will end up. He simply disappears. This puts Clare in the position of being the one (as she puts it) “left behind”. She has to simply resume her life alone when Henry disappears, and try not to worry about him while he’s off in another time. This may sound like science fiction, and it is, but the essence of their relationship is something that many couples can relate to. Any couple that has to be apart for reasons such as long distance, or a job, or the military, will find that this book strikes a chord. On top of the very human element of Henry and Clare’s relationship, the time traveling layer is extremely interesting. At several points while reading this book, I marveled over the author’s ability to spin this tale. It’s complex in that it takes place in so many different times, yet it reads realistically because it is consistent in its portrayal of its characters, despite their multiple different ages in the story. Certain scenes foreshadow points in the book, but the reader is not aware of this until finishing it and reflecting on the story as a whole. It’s a lot to think about. I enjoyed this a great deal and find myself thinking about it often since I closed its pages.
TheShadowOfTheWind; A young boy is taken by his father into an old library of forgotten and lost-in-time books that have been preserved by a select few. The young boy is allowed to select one book and take care of it for life. You get a story within a story as you also get to read parts of the book the boy selected.
Awesome book...didn't want it to end!
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The Shadow of the Wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Imaginative story about the meaning of books and protecting them; a young boy in Barcelona, Spain becomes the "guardian" of a rare book and becomes embroiled in mystery when he tries to track down the author after he discovers someone has been burning all copies of his novels. http://libcat.bentley.edu/record=b1109572~S0
"The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; a history lesson wrapped up in a mystery - APRIL'S Book Club Book
A goodreads post of a book part of a trilogy, that I've placed high on my "Must Read" list. It takes place in Barcelona !
My favorite book ever. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a coming-of-age tale of a young boy who, through the magic of a single book, finds a purpose greater than himself and a hero in a man he's never met. Introduction, Excerpt, Author Bio, Author Interview, and Discussion Questions available.
The Shadow of the Wind: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves: a great yarn with bait of history thrown in!
"The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Read in one sitting - one of my most favorite books!!!
I recommend "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is a mysterious and enchanting story with vivid characters set in magical worlds. Set in the 1950s in Spain, a young boy comes across a very rare book with an unusual story behind it.
My Favorite book of all TIME! Read it 2 times a year minimum Amazing Author Carlos Ruiz Zafon amazing!
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafron - my all time favorite