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CollectionsYour library (809), kindle (32), Currently reading (2), To read (156), Favorites (74), Mom's books (12), 1001 books (252), Folio Society (52), Wishlist (48), Read but unowned (177), All collections (1,042)

Reviews37 reviews

Tagsfiction (685), 1001 (257), British literature (223), nonfiction (191), American literature (166), TBR (158), children's literature (70), 1010 Challenge (68), 11/11 (66), favorites (66) — see all tags

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Recommendations2 recommendations

About meI'm a biologist and a PhD, who reads as much fiction as possible to help my brain decompress after a day of experiments. I usually have more than one book going at a time, due to my short attention span. Most of my reading is literary fiction or the classics, with generous helpings of Jasper Fforde and trashy historical fiction to lighten things up. I'm trying to increase the amount of nonfiction, fiction from other countries, and fiction by people of color.

All-time favorite books:
Jane Eyre
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Sound and the Fury
Pride and Prejudice

About my libraryBooks I own (shelf or Kindle), books I used to own but gave away, books I'd like to own.
Most tags are self-explanatory. "Trash" and "fluff" are not insults. "Overrated" is.
My rating system:
5 stars - my favorites. Books I love, books I'd rescue from a burning building, books I read and re-read.
4 stars - really like this book. I've probably read it more than once, or intend to read it again.
3 stars - I like it. It's a good book, or a useful book (especially bio texts).
2 stars - meh - probably purchased before the library rule took effect.
1 star - Selling these! Thank heavens for Bull Moose.

Star ratings are based entirely on how much I enjoyed the book. If this means that Ulysses only has a half a star higher rating than An Assembly Such As This, so be it.

Groups100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 100 Books in 2011, 100 Books in 2012 Challenge, 100 Books in 2013 Challenge, 100 books in 2014 challenge, 100 Books in 2015 Challenge, 100 Books in 2016 Challenge, 100 Books in 2017 Challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 1010 Category Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, A. S. Byatt, Noël Coward, Fyodor Dostoevsky, William Faulkner, Jasper Fforde, E. M. Forster, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Jay Gould, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, Primo Levi, Vladimir Nabokov, Anthony Powell, Barbara Pym, Marilynne Robinson, J. K. Rowling, Jose Saramago, William Shakespeare, Anthony Trollope, Evelyn Waugh, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresLongfellow Books

Favorite listsThe Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read

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Real nameJennifer

LocationPortland, ME

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/jfetting (profile)
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Member sinceNov 14, 2006

Currently reading1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List by Patricia Schultz
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver's Seat, The Only Problem (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) by Muriel Spark

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