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The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
Anna Katharine Green
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Skippy Dies
Paul Murray
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Florence Williams
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
How To Teach English
Jeremy Harmer

A Cure for the Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words

A Cure for the Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words - K. D. Sullivan Some might think this is a dumbed down thesaurus for teens, but I liked it. It has the words you might fall back on when you're lazy (like the notorious "nice" and the overused and abused "awesome"), and provides alternatives that still sound natural. (When some people use the thesaurus there are words no one really ever uses, and you end up sounding like a pompous old fart.) Nice way to bump up your language level, if like me, you've been getting a little rusty. Wish I could print these out on cards and flip through them a bit each day.