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The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs
1Q84
Haruki Murakami
The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King
Richard Bachman, Stephen King
The Complete Stories
Franz Kafka
1Q84
Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami
The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Dante Alighieri, Robin Kirkpatrick, Eric Drooker
The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Peter Bondanella, Julia Conaway Bondanella
The Interpretation of Dreams (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sigmund Freud, A.A. Brill, Daniel T. O'Hara, Gina Masucci MacKenzie

City of Bones

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare This is probably the most engrossing young adult novel I've read since Harry Potter, and the start of a promising series. The book is a ton of fun and hard to put down. The plot is tight and suspenseful, and the characters are very relate-able and interesting. Actually, it's been a while since I've cared for characters in a book as much as I cared for Clare's characters. The dialogue is quite witty. The book succeeds in being dark and riveting while still making me laugh aloud at points.
The book wasn't written perfectly however, for example, the descriptions use a lot of cliches, and the plot is consistently predictable. I found that it was very easy to overlook these shortcomings when the book itself was so readable.