Books I've Read 51-67

A Listmania! list by Nathan Crabtree "singer" (Hickory, NC United States)
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In Cold Blood
1.  In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The list author says:
  "I finished the book at 2:00 and saw "Capote" at 4:15. Read the book first. Capote's writing is captivating as he shows the reader the human side of two desperate criminals (2/06)"
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The House of the Vestals: The Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Novels of Ancient Rome)
2.  The House of the Vestals: The Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Novels of Ancient Rome) by Steven Saylor
The list author says:
  "This is Saylor's vehicle for tying up loose ends in his series. It inspired me to get the next one. Once again, factual and titilating! 3/13/06"
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Archangel (Samaria, Book 1)
3.  Archangel (Samaria, Book 1) by Sharon Shinn
The list author says:
  "Shinn really heightens anticipation in this novel. She causes the reader to care for the characters and to be drawn in to the outcomes of two major events. What is love...God...prayer? April 06"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)

Blue
4.  Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
The list author says:
  "The author uses metaphor like a master painter would wield the paintbrush. I love how she compares the fight against Hitler with the fight against polio. May 06"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jovah's Angel (Samaria, Book 2)
5.  Jovah's Angel (Samaria, Book 2) by Sharon Shinn
The list author says:
  "The beginning and end of this book were captivating. The middle was tedious. The major revelation found in the last few chapters screams the questions of God and prayer that book 1 only whispers. 7/06"
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Chasing Vermeer
6.  Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
The list author says:
  "Balliett creates an interesting world for a couple of atypical 6th graders. Kudos for individualistic characters and challenging subject matter. The plot is engaging, but the denouement is too steep."
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Tarzan of the Apes (Signet Classics)
7.  Tarzan of the Apes (Signet Classics) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The list author says:
  "I listened to the AUDIO BOOK read by David Ian Davies.  Listening helps get through the dated language easier and Davies' voice of Esmerelda alone is enough to experience the book this way. The novel is an engrossing tale with action, suspense, love, and an interesting view of the human condition. I did not like the ending, however, I believe the story is continued in other volumes. 1/07"
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The Secret Life of Bees
8.  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The list author says:
  "This book contains all of the elements a reader wants: srong characters, beautiful symbolism, and an engaging plot. However, there is a secret that the protagonist keeps from other characters for a long time. I realize that this tension is what powerfully drives that plot, but I think it was drawn out too long for my taste. Still worth a read. 2/07"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,689 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Bridge to Terabithia Movie Tie-In CD
9.  Bridge to Terabithia Movie Tie-In CD by Katherine Paterson
The list author says:
  "This is one of those great young person books that adults can also enjoy. If you read this book, DON'T TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT IT! I was halfway through and mentioned it to someone who promptly revealed the major plot twist and ruined the ending for me! This is one you don't want ruined! What I loved about this book is the way Paterson gives the kid who gets picked on a voice t. 3/07"
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
10.  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "I couldn't help an overwhelming sense of sympathy for the people of Afghanistan. Hosseini wants the reader to know the country of his childhood. He paints it as such a beautiful and mysterious time. War obviously ended all of that. It not only killed the people of this land, but it also is killing the dreams and aspirations of its people. 7/07"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,669 customer reviews) | 20 customer discussions

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
11.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Never has a book made me read 450 pages in one day. What a grand way to end the series. This is perhaps the most page-turning of all 7 books. Thanks Ms. Rowling for getting me started reading!"
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World Without End
12.  World Without End by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "I tend to agree with some of the other reviewers who say the W. w/out E. seemed too much like Follett trying to re-invent the magic of Pillars. I will say that I finished the 1000+ page tome in just a few days. So apparently it was engrossing enough that I WANTED to get to the end. I just didn't keep caring and talking about this one as I did its predecessor. (4/08)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,488 customer reviews) | 22 customer discussions

The Magician's Nephew, Collector's Edition (The Chronicles of Narnia)
13.  The Magician's Nephew, Collector's Edition (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Here is Lewis' Creation allegory. This is a great, quick read. It contradicts Mr. Beaver in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when he says "But there's never been any of your race here before." Is Mr. Beaver ignorant of Polly, Diggory, and the first king and queen of Narnia, or did Lewis slip up? (5/08)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (807 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
14.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by Paul McCusker
The list author says:
  "Ressurection allegory at its best. We can identify with all four children, unfortunatley Edmund the most. Also, look for the reference to Lilith: The White Witch's mother."
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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
15.  The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by WM. Paul Young
The list author says:
  "This book has so much insight about love and forgiveness. Some of my favorite quotes are: "I will use every choice you make for the ultimate good and the most loving outcome." and "To you it seems like a mess, but to me, I see a perfect pattern emerging, growing, and alive.""
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The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
16.  The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International) by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "A disturbing vision of a future end time, and yet a hopeful, touching view of a father's love for his son and the son's love for his father. 12/09"
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Pope Joan: A Novel
17.  Pope Joan: A Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross
The list author says:
  "Here is another great work of Historical Fiction. I had heard of the legend of Pope Joan, but Cross does a great job of helping bring the legend to life. I'm a believer! Once again, the "Author's Note" gives such a wealth of History to balance the Fiction. This book is well-researched and delightful. 8/10"
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The Hunger Games (Book 1)
18.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "I love post-apocalyptic stories. This has got to be one of the best. Collins' plot is addictive and I couldn't put the book down."
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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
19.  Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "More great action from Collins. I love this series so far. There are great twists and turns in this 2nd installment."
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Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
20.  Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "Boooo. I HATED the ending! It seems that Collins just got tired of writing. The conflict that began the action in the first book is DASHED at the end. I generally can say that I liked the series as a whole, but I'm not a fan of how she ended it."
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The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel (Ballad Novels)
21.  The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel (Ballad Novels) by Sharyn McCrumb
The list author says:
  "This should be required reading for all Western North Carolinians. I love how McCrumb develops these almost mythic characters. It's evident that she did her research and the explanations at the end are fascinating. Fans of historical fiction: read this book!"
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