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Amanda's Bookshelf

I'm a culture junkie who works at a bookstore. Pop, high-brow, junk -- it's all good. I try and consume it all. I read tons, especially young adult fiction. I also love quirky, offbeat novels; cultural analysis; mythology; girly fiction; fantasy; screwball romantic comedies; books with extremely flawed characters, yet somehow you really empathize with them; nonlinear narratives and language play.

Currently reading

The Runaway King
Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
Another Little Piece
Kate Karyus Quinn
Caitlin Moran
There Is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
S.G. Browne
Emma Donoghue
Topics About Which I Know Nothing
Patrick Ness
The Little Friend
Donna Tartt

Water for Elephants: A Novel

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen Good story with some elements that drew me in, but overall the characters lacked depth. To be honest, I couldn't figure why some of the characters were even drawn to each other, except that the author told us so.But overall, I liked it. While the flashbacks were more enjoyable, I think the moments with older Jacob actually packed a more literary punch. More like a 2.5/5