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Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

“When I’m with you, I could drink water and be full.”

I immediately fell for Kimberly, the heroine of this story, who finds herself in Brooklyn from Hong Kong with her mother in a roach infested apartment that has no windows or heat. 

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Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson

If you have a brain, you should read this.

Although it is titled Buddha’s Brain, it is more scientific than religious but it references the teachings of Buddha because they practice meditation. 94 more words

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

A couple months ago when I went to the Bahamas with my best friend, we went on a short hike. Very short. But, nonetheless, it was a hike and we were surrounded by, of course, nature. 260 more words

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Thousand Splendid Suns, as I suspected, is a beautiful and emotionally involved story. It is a novel that takes the lives of two Afghan women and magnifies the struggle and pain they had to endure in the hands of their own country. 296 more words

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To Read: The Writers Afterlife by Richard Vetere

Here sounds like an interesting story!

According to Goodreads: “The Writers Afterlife is the story of Tom Chillo, a 44-year-old writer on the verge of fame, who suddenly dies of a stroke and finds himself transported to a place where all writers are sent after they die. 163 more words

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” - Haruki Murakami

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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I learned with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle not to expect an ordinary story out of 1Q84. I was, as presumed, told a unique story surrounding a man and woman who, throughout life, are unbelievably connected. 316 more words

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