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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Theresa Butler, January 12, 2013

This is easily my favorite book of 2012. I'm looking forward to reading it again. It was magical and lovely, without being totally unbelievable (in my mind it's totally possible and I'm looking for the Night Circus). A beautiful love story and a beautifully imagined world.
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The collector of hearts :new tales of the grotesque by Joyce Carol Oates

Theresa Butler, August 9, 2012

These stories made me weep and made me smile...but mostly made me feel. Joyce Carol Oates is a master of manipulating your emotions and conveying sentiment with words.
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot

Theresa Butler, May 16, 2012

I wasn't sure how I'd like this book - the description read like a chick flick, and I don't like chick flicks. However, while it is chick flick-y, it reads very well and in no way has a predictable ending. I'm really glad I read it..
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Theresa Butler, January 1, 2012

Hands down this was my favorite read this year. I liked it so much I got it for a friend - I couldn't loan it because I'm going to reread it soon. The story really comes alive in your mind. If this was fabric, it would be the finest velvet, dark yet soft. I do hope they don't make a movie of it - I like the visions in my head of this most unusual circus.
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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
In the Time of the Butterflies

Theresa Butler, September 17, 2011

This book made me laugh and cry. Julia Alvaraz does a fabulous job painting a picture of a strong family, with the core being the sisters, in a time of turmoil. The portrayal of how they live their life and how they stand up for their beliefs really brings home what people can do when they are passionate about something. She also keeps it from being strictly political, showcasing their life and loves. This is one that will stay on my bookshelf for re-reading.
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