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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
プリンセス・トヨトミ
Manabu Makime
The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Happens. Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
Brian Cox
Shoebox Project
Jaida Jones, dorkorific
25 Great French Films: Ebert's Essentials
Roger Ebert

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey - Fanny Merkin,  Andrew Shaffer I prefer my parodies a bit funnier and slightly more intelligent. :(
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch Really good as an audiobook. Brilliantly read.
The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide - Mary Lou Heiss Some parts were interesting? But a lot of it was vague/muddled, repetitive and not terribly critical. They could have used a better editor or two for clarity especially, and typos (for the foreign words that is. F.e. they were pretty consequent in writing usucha, which is the correct term I think, and then suddenly used usacha for a whole subchapter) etc.
The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's - Talbot Baines Reed Best boarding school book ever.
The Elite - Kiera Cass This book is so stupid. Horrible character and world building. I won't be reading the next one. :(
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle would've gotten 5 stars if PSB wasn't so fucking attached to his traditional gender roles. i do love that she doesn't stay human for him though and that Lír doesn't get the girl in the end. it was a beautiful ending, and a bit sad, just how i like it. :))really well read by PSB though!
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear I definitely liked reading C&P better, as it was way more amusing, but TBK gave me so much more feels. >.

Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - David Foster Wallace Authority and American Usage was fucking brilliant.

Kiss an Angel

Kiss an Angel - Susan Elizabeth Phillips Hurray, finally another SEP I did like.

Lady Be Good

Lady Be Good - Susan Elizabeth Phillips The gay people in her books always seem to be just props to show how good the main characters are, it gets a bit boring. Why no subplot where a gay character gets their guy/gal?
Match Me If You Can - Susan Elizabeth Phillips Ugh, I don't know why I keep reading these books. I've only liked one SEP so far.
Call Me Irresistible - Susan Elizabeth Phillips This was my first SEP book, but I'll definitely read more of her work after this one.
Walking on Harris and Lewis - Richard Barrett I suppose it's because I'm no experienced walker, but I would have liked more walks with properly marked roads... :/
A Companion to Wolves - Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear I didn't expect this to be this good! A good thing the sex was never explicit though, because I doubt I could have handled it. I felt uncomfortable enough at the idea of it. I like it when characters suffer, but that doesn't mean I want to read about it in detail.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf You're such a wizard with words, Mrs. Woolf. And so insightful!

The Selection

The Selection - Haha, this was terrible, but very compelling!Also, Aspen, the "I don't want you to earn more than me because you're a woman and I'm a man" thing is very unattractive. :((( And I hope Marlee is gay and runs off with Celeste maybe.