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Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Jasmine, January 26, 2012

This book was pure fun, beginning to end. I read it in a day, and it made me feel like I was sitting at a bar listening to Mindy Kaling chatter, and constantly nodding my head to agree with her. I laughed out loud many times, but also related to so much of what she said, and I have a very different life than she does. Recommended for any woman in her twenties or thirties especially.
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Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door

Jasmine, September 30, 2011

I loved this book completely, even more than her first book, Anna and the French Kiss. It's a great book about family, and love, and friendship, and growing up, and I can't wait to read it again. Also, if you love San Francisco, you should read this book, the city is like another person; the author gets it and the people so right. All of the characters feel like real people, especially both dads, who are both great and flawed, but mostly love each other and their kid. But Lola herself was a fantastic character, and I was so glad to let her into my life for a while, and sad to finish hanging out with her.
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Betsy Was a Junior/Betsy and Joe (P.S.) by Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy Was a Junior/Betsy and Joe (P.S.)

Jasmine, July 21, 2011

I love all of the Betsy-Tacy books completely, but these two are probably my absolute favorites. It's really amazing how these books set 100 years ago could be set today, with just a few clothing changes. Betsy is a fun, fierce, loving heroine, who messes up and realizes it, gets crushes on boys and then a really big crush on the best boy, and has a fun and amazing family. The entire series is really wonderful, because all of the people feel like real people with real joys and sorrows (probably because the entire series is based on real people), and you get to live and grow up along with them.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Jasmine, January 3, 2011

I can't stop thinking about this book since I've read it, and I've bought it for three people, and recommended it to many more. It's about science, and medicine, and race, and class, and history, and people, and it's the only nonfiction book that I've ever read that I couldn't put down and stayed up until 1 am to finish. Completely absorbing, well written, and a fascinating story.
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Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship

Jasmine, January 21, 2007

A wonderful, absorbing, and sad book about friendship and love.
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