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The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire (Audio)
Jack Weatherford

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky This is a reasonably competent entry into a genre I have no interest in at all. If I'd read it when I was twelve, I would have thought it was the most amazing book ever. As it is . . . been there, done that. It's a constructed set of a high school, of a family, with none of the life and weird loose ends of the real thing. The voice and the subjects discussed lack verisimilitude for an actual 15-year-old.

It did prompt me to reread my diary from freshman year of high school, though. That was fun. (But probably not entertaining for anyone except me.)