Summer Reads 2014

Description
What are your favorite books you've read this summer? LT staff weighs in:
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4,493 members
164 reviews
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6,006 members
568 reviews
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13,770 members
769 reviews
4.2
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11,253 members
225 reviews
3.9
5 Members
holly_golightly, ccatalfo, ahef1963, encycl, kara.shamy
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holly_golightly: Italy in the early 20th century is the backdrop for a romantic moment between a young Englishwoman and a young man she will never see again. Astute and witty and romantic, Forster's a fine writer, and I think this is his best.
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18,345 members
1,252 reviews
½ 4.3
5 Members
timspalding, sduff222, tottman, souloftherose, bg853
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tottman: One of the most likable protagonists I've ever read.
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4,281 members
270 reviews
3.8
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7,305 members
443 reviews
½ 3.7
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5,388 members
406 reviews
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3 Members
tottman, kara.shamy, todd68
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tottman: Don't read about it before you read it.
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14,950 members
967 reviews
4.1
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7,587 members
544 reviews
3.9
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5,068 members
149 reviews
½ 4.6
2 Members
bestem, miketopper
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79,027 members
1,434 reviews
½ 4.4
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2,723 members
55 reviews
4.2
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1,133 members
46 reviews
½ 3.5
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3,536 members
29 reviews
4
2 Members
krazy4katz, isaaxar
Explanations
krazy4katz: Well written in a conversational style; recommended to me by several people of different backgrounds and it appears to be a even-handed account.
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1,995 members
115 reviews
3.8
2 Members
JBD1, Bookmarque
Explanations
Bookmarque: If you like high-flown tragedy filtered through a gothic style with a couple of dreamers for protagonists, this is your book
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1,094 members
42 reviews
4.2
2 Members
inge87, avatiakh
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8,018 members
182 reviews
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2 Members
sduff222, cbl_tn
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4,777 members
290 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,521 members
96 reviews
½ 3.3
2 Members
holly_golightly, kara.shamy
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holly_golightly: It's the long hot summer of 1876 in San Francisco. Can-can dancer Blanche's life is turned upside down when she meets cross-dressing, carefree Jenny Bonnet. And then she's murdered, and Blanche has to piece together not only her own life but the story of Jenny's death. Highly entertaining.
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1,032 members
130 reviews
½ 3.3
2 Members
ablachly, avatiakh
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254 members
10 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,745 members
49 reviews
4
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17,283 members
911 reviews
4
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1,451 members
107 reviews
3.2
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18,244 members
453 reviews
3.9
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2,383 members
183 reviews
½ 4.3
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7,402 members
163 reviews
3.8
2 Members
charl08, ahef1963
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5,483 members
366 reviews
4.1
2 Members
Her_Royal_Orangeness, kara.shamy
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: Fantastic storytelling. Richly atmospheric. Profound meditation on free will and what it means to be human. 5*
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5,834 members
155 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
kiparsky, ahef1963
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906 members
22 reviews
4
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386 members
50 reviews
3.8
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731 members
64 reviews
½ 3.7
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562 members
75 reviews
3.8
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21,789 members
420 reviews
3.8
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3,087 members
146 reviews
½ 4.4
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362 members
5 reviews
½ 4.3
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2,275 members
137 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
sduff222, Merryann
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Merryann: I'm still thinking about many things that got stirred around in my mind during the reading of this book.
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25,239 members
454 reviews
4.1
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53,570 members
476 reviews
4
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21,546 members
493 reviews
½ 3.7
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19,298 members
753 reviews
4.1
2 Members
ahef1963, CJPG
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5,932 members
295 reviews
4.1
2 Members
lottpoet, ahef1963
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2,777 members
110 reviews
4.1
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324 members
21 reviews
3.8
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27,111 members
779 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ahef1963, LenitaSheridan
Explanations
LenitaSheridan: This author has a great sense of humor as well as being a good fantasy writer. She even knows how to make war seem interesting and amusing.
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20,706 members
392 reviews
4
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20,795 members
435 reviews
3.8
2 Members
ahef1963, EddyT
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23,974 members
989 reviews
4.2
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11,297 members
170 reviews
4.2
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4,126 members
145 reviews
4
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1,781 members
68 reviews
½ 3.7
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27 members
2 reviews
½ 3.5
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3,814 members
53 reviews
3.8
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657 members
3 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
ahef1963, encycl
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45,302 members
2,131 reviews
½ 4.4
Member
ahef1963
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8,496 members
355 reviews
4.2
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7,259 members
326 reviews
4
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LB121100
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6,694 members
128 reviews
4.2
Member
MadiBour
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6,187 members
457 reviews
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annwelton
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6,017 members
367 reviews
4
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lorannen
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4,350 members
134 reviews
½ 4.3
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lottpoet
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3,501 members
196 reviews
3.9
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3,299 members
257 reviews
3.8
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2,402 members
139 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,179 members
121 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,064 members
83 reviews
½ 3.6
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1,615 members
24 reviews
4.1
Member
EddyT
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1,398 members
39 reviews
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1,261 members
85 reviews
4
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887 members
31 reviews
4
Member
Vaysh
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670 members
59 reviews
½ 3.7
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554 members
42 reviews
3.9
Member
kjgormley
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531 members
43 reviews
3.1
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442 members
41 reviews
3.2
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aulsmith
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362 members
13 reviews
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360 members
24 reviews
½ 3.6
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renbedell
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356 members
16 reviews
½ 4.3
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inge87
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285 members
12 reviews
3.8
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182 members
14 reviews
½ 3.4
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xuesheng
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169 members
16 reviews
3.8
Member
LenitaSheridan
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LenitaSheridan: This author really knows about dogs and has a heart for abused ones.
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142 members
5 reviews
4
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CJPG
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120 members
7 reviews
4.1
Member
krazy4katz
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krazy4katz: Delightful lessons in mindful living from a cute furry cat with a great sense of humor.
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81 members
5 reviews
3.9
Member
tina1969
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62 members
4 reviews
½ 3.6
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37 members
8 reviews
3.8
Member
Merryann
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Merryann: I learned some amazing things and the pictures were outstanding!
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29 members
13 reviews
3.8
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11,830 members
276 reviews
4.2
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11,236 members
209 reviews
4
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xuesheng
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8,523 members
255 reviews
½ 3.5
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ahef1963
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8,359 members
725 reviews
3.8
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kgriffith
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5,240 members
119 reviews
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4,094 members
281 reviews
4
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: Unique. Entrancing. Stellar writing quality. Love, true love. 5*
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3,632 members
273 reviews
4
Member
Vaysh
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2,896 members
175 reviews
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1,949 members
118 reviews
½ 3.7
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lorannen
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1,739 members
128 reviews
3.8
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JBD1
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1,297 members
65 reviews
4.1
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1,215 members
75 reviews
3.8
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inge87
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1,165 members
66 reviews
½ 4.3
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Merryann
Explanations
Merryann: It's a story I needed to know.