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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (1940s)
An account of Anne Frank, a teenage girl hiding with her family from Nazis during WWII. She details the boredom and fear of being in hiding while longing for the war to be over. -- Added by Shaynie on 02/19/2014

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Guilty Wives
Guilty Wives by James Patterson (2000s)
This is a quick read packed with action and intrigue. Not my favorite book, but definitely entertaining. -- Added by Shaynie on 02/13/2014

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The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Other)
As much as I loved Crime and Punishment, I'm still not sure what I think of the Brothers Karamazov. Filled with internal monologues and philosophical arguments, this story moves slowly. At the end of the book, I still have a lot of questions about the characters and their destinies. -- Added by Shaynie on 02/11/2014

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The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1920s)
I'm not a huge fan of Hemingway's blunt, simplistic style. This book showed a snapshot of the Lost Generation and the lifestyle that that entailed. -- Added by Shaynie on 02/06/2014

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Dune
Dune by Frank Herbert (1960s)
Great sci fi adventure in the desert world of Arrakis. It has political intrigue, action, romance, and the anticipation of prophecies yet to be fulfilled. I loved this book! -- Added by Shaynie on 02/06/2014

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Lolita
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1950s)
This book detailed the inner workings of a reprehensible, morally bankrupt man. This character narrated his own story, painting himself as a seemingly helpless victim when in reality, he was a predator constantly on the prowl for his prey. I did not enjoy this book, but I respect the risk the author took by making Humbert Humbert the protagonist. -- Added by Shaynie on 02/06/2014

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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1930s)
A belle of the South faces the harsh realities of the Civil War and Reconstruction. I loved learning about this time period from the perspective of a southerner. As unlikeable a character as Scarlett O'Hara is, I find myself rooting for her throughout the book. -- Added by Shaynie on 02/06/2014

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