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12. "White Tiger," Aravind Adiga

Took me a while to get into it because it is “tricky.” The narrator is slick and dances around things a lot. Suddenly at around eighty pages, I was completely engrossed and I don’t know how it happened.

Page count: 304

Page total: 3,305

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50. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” JK Rowling

I hadn’t read this one for a while, as it’s one of two from the series that I don’t own and I had a job getting it from the library (it involved three trips and a discussion with the YA librarian, who sent me to the children’s room. 39 more words

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33. “The Tipping Point,” Malcolm Gladwell

I found this a much more satisfying read than Freakanomics because it deals with how a multitude of small things come together to create one big effect. 307 more words

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12. "Twinkie, Deconstructed," Steve Ettlinger

The subtitle is “My Journey to Discover how the Ingredients in Processed Foods are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into what America Eats.”

My over-all reaction is just a big “eh.” I was expecting more muck-raking and generally more intrigue (that is, I expected to be more intrigued) than this pretty harmless list of chemical names provides. 661 more words

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63. "The Tales of Beedle the Bard," JK Rowling

Totally dispensable. I liked the Harry Potter books, this is just a few disjointed fairy tales with a couple quips from Dumbledore. At least it was a really quick read.

Page count: 111
Page total: 24,299

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26. "Harriet the Spy", Louise Fitzhugh

I read this book many times when I was little and I loved it. This time around, I was sort of depressed by the first chapter or two. 341 more words

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