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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

Anne of Green Gables 1

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery I remember watching the series on the Disney Channel as a child, but never reading the book. I recently re-watched the series and decided to give the books a go -- and I absolutely loved them. Anne's journey and growth as a person is so fascinating. I was engrossed, not wanting to put the book down to see what Anne could get up to next. I am working my way through the series now.