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A.S. Byatt, Charlotte Brontë, Ignes Sodre
Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
John Derbyshire
A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow
George R.R. Martin
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel
Anthony Marra

Jude the Obscure (Dover Thrift Editions)

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy Boy, was this depressing. It was very good but very bleak (as one might surmise from the so very uplifting title). I did meet one of the most revolting characters I've ever encountered, so that was interesting. And I found the 'yearning for learning' theme quite compelling. I'm sure that I disagree with Hardy on some fundamental points regarding the human condition, but nevermind -- 'twas a good, quite entertaining read.