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Fern-hunting parties became popular, allowing young women to get outside in a seemingly innocuous pursuit with less rigid oversight and chaperoning than they saw in parlors and drawing rooms. They may have even had the occasional romantic meetup with a similarly fern-impassioned beau. — Bree

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2018 Reading Lists
We're Reading... 2018

Members are invited to keep track of their own reading list for the year using whatever format they like—maybe they feel like including a small shot of the cover, a review, their preferred wine pairing? Maybe they only list what they finish, or they want to list everything they’ve got on tap too! Whichever route you choose, we’re excited to see which books you’ve lost yourself in :)

We ask only two things:
  • Spoilers in spoiler tags, please!
  • Don’t break the page or the code >.>
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If I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.
Track my reading progress or join my real-life-friend book club via Goodreads

  • The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson; Nonfiction.

  • Peter Pan by JM Barie; Fiction.
  • The Nuremburg Trial by Ann Tusa; Nonfiction.

  • Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden; Nonfiction.
  • The Golden House by Sahlman Rushdie; Fiction - Set in the recent past, The Golden House follows a family of mysterious, wealthy immigrants in New York City.

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; Fiction - Set in the not-too-distant past, The Poisonwood Bible follows a family of very ill-prepared missionaries in the Congo.

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  • Cirque Du Freak; A Living Nightmare (Book One) by Darren Shan.

  • Forgive My Fins (Book One) by Tera Lynn Childs.

  • Fins Are Forever (Book Two) by Tera Lynn Childs.
  • The Hunger Games (Book One) by Suzanne Collins.
  • The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen.
  • Just For Fins (Book Three) by Tera Lynn Childs.

  • Nameless (Book One) by Lili St. Crow.

  • Cirque Du Freak; The Vampire's Assistant (Book Two) by Darren Shan.
  • My Sister The Vampire; Switched (Book One) by Sienna Mercer.

  • My Sister The Vampire; Fangtastic (Book Two) by Sienna Mercer.

  • Matched (Book One) by Ally Condie.
  • The School for Good and Evil (Book One) by Soman Chainani.
  • Fallen (Book One) by Lauren Kate.
  • Beautiful Creatures (Book One) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl.
  • The Lost Hero (Book One; Series Two) by Rick Riordan.
  • Catching Fire (Book Two) by Suzanne Collins.
  • Cirque Du Freak; Tunnels of Blood (Book Three) by Darren Shan.
  • My Sister The Vampire; Re-Vamped (Book Three) by Sienna Mercer.

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  • Corinne Duyvis' On the Edge of Gone (9/10 YA sci-fi. #diversecast, #actuallyautistic author, I read it in 27 hours.)
  • Roxane Gay's Hunger
  • Candace Bushnell's The Carrie Diaries (this is not a good book. this is a very readable book, tho.)
  • Judd Apatow's Sick in the Head
  • Becky Albertali's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Ftizgerald

I burned the bridges without regret.
Currently Reading:
Imminent To-Read List:

I'm in the process of setting up a book blog which I will link when it's up and running ~


A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas, third book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series - entertaining, series ties together fairy tales from a variety of places and develops an excellent fantasy world.

Book of the People by Geraldine Brookes - was alright, interesting look into the past.

Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, final book of the Queen of the Tearling trilogy - I wasn't able to put it down, like the first two books in the series, excellent conclusion.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - an excellent read, humorous tone, great story, clever layout, fantastic read.


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - Charming Summer Challenge


The Diviners by Libba Bray - Charming Summer Challenge
Terrier by Tamora Pierce - Charming Summer Challenge
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert - Charming Summer Challenge
Torn by Rowenna Miller
The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
In the Woods by Tana French
Caraval by Rawi Hage
The Likeness by Tana French
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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Ooo how fun. Like Lynn, I also have a goodreads account but I can’t seem to find the link to it on muni phone so you’ll have to wait until I’m back on my laptop tomorrow. EDIT: here's my Goodreads account

What I’ve read in 2018:
1. This Greek novel called... A Journey With Venus? The star name of Venus. Yeah idk how to translate it and Goodreads has no English editions. The author is Angelos Terzakis.
2. Franny & Zooey by J. D. Salinger
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
4. Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple #13) by Agatha Christie
5. This short story by A. Pushkin called The Queen Of Spades
6. The Bloody Chamber and other stories by Angela Carter
7. Six Tales From The Jazz Age and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
9. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
10. The Catcher In The Rye by Salinger again
11. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
12. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

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  • New Boy by Tracy Chevelier
    Adaptation of "Othello" set at an elementary school. V. Intriguing read that continues on many of the themes of the original with a healthy dose of American racism. Mid-century. 7/10
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
    Good by Tammy standard, fab by YA fantasy standards. Explores the life of Numair before the Immortals series when he, Varice, and Ozorne were baby mages. 6/10 for Tammy, 9/10 for genre. 7.5/10 overall.
  • Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
    Put this away in one sitting after finishing the above—needed more Carthak in my life! Have read numerous times. Do not reccommend without first reading the first two books in this quartet, but one of my favourite books by my favourite author <3. YA Fantasy. 10/10.
Currently Reading:
On Tap:

If I could marry Bee I would but I can't so I ship our characters instead.
A number of disclaimers:
— My goodreads account is very out-of-date and I'm too lazy to sort it out right now. >.>
— I don't actually read much for fun anymore except in the summers because 90% of my degree has been reading JSTOR articles or whatever. Also I've been in such a ~non-fiction phase for so long now that I'm properly in a fiction slump and find it really hard to engage with new stuff? Hoping to turn that around later in the year!

  • Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life by Peter McPhee (a solid biography, am still haunted by his death scene, Jesus Christ)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (sometimes you've got to hate-read trash fiction to get out of a slump, who knew?)
  • Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose (I miss Turn the tv show a whole lot.)
  • Shelley: The Pursuit by Richard Holmes
  • Crow by Boria Sax
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (a reread, obviously, but because there are 365 chapters exactly I decided it would be a fun exercise to read a chapter a day all year long)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (another reread that has been on hiatus for literal months because Edmond was pissing me off so much in the middle that I had to put it down and walk away xD)
  • Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo
  • Piracy: The Complete History by Angus Konstam
  • Nefertiti's Face: The Creation of an Icon by Joyce Tyldesley
  • The Journals of Kierkegaard 1834-1854 trans. Alexander Dru
  • Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History by David Rosenberg
    my bff keeps buying me books of my weirdly specific interests welp

Have a good reads it's SUPER out of date!

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire
Star Wars: Dark Force Rising
Fire and Fury
Oliver Twist
Game of Thrones
The Female Malady
The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet
The Madwoman in the attic

A Clash of Kings

Star Wars: The Last Command
The Colour of Magic
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

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