A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
I love these books. I've almost finished the series - I just need to read the very last one and then I'll be done.

I honestly think they are better than the Harry Potter books.

I am lusting after this fantastic complete set.

Zodiac, by Neal Stephenson
One of his earlier works, a fun eco-thriller.

Under Orders, by Dick Francis
A chocolate bon-bon of a book. Not his best work, but good enough to eat.

Deathnote vol. 1 and 2
A manga (Japanese comics) about a teenage student who finds a magic notebook that he can use to kill people with. Interesting concept, but a bit slow-moving.

The Mislaid Magician, by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermere.
I love me a good epistolary fantasy novel set in Regency England!

Expat: Women's True Tales of Life Abroad, by Christina Henry de Tessan
A collection of essay about an experience close to my own. Enjoyable.

For God and Country, by James Yee
A pretty good book about a horrible story. Not that I'm objective about this one.

1001 Nights of Snowfall, by Bill Willingham
A Fables graphic novel inspired by the stories of 1001 nights. There are some gems here, but it was surprisingly uneven. Fans of the monthly comic will want to read it for the backstory.

Shanghai Diary, by Ursula Bacon
A book club selection about the Jewish expatriate community in Shanghai during WWII. Clumsily written, but a great story.

The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond. Worthwhile, but too popular for my taste, and contains material that has been more satisfactorily explored in Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel.

The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein. Another book club selection. Very good, highly recommend.

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