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The Death of Ivan Ilych
3.99
Seriously, I don't get the hype about Tolstoy. I read this book and hated pretty much every minute of it, even when I was trying my damnedest to like ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.45
**spoiler alert** This book is interesting and fun to read. The author has a fun, self-deprecating style of writing and, particularly the first half o ...more
not set
May 02, 2008
 
Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife
3.79
I can't put my finger on it, but although this book is an amazing story, something about it just left me feeling unfulfilled. Overall, the story is a ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars
4.00
This is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it to anybody. It's a biography written in the first person by Andrew Pham of his father's life. It is ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
 
City of Refuge
3.94
This book is absolutely amazing! The prose is beautiful and captivating, the characters are remarkably understandable and sympathetic, even with their ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.23
Okay, technically I haven't finished reading this because I have yet to read the third book, but I absolutely love the series. So far, I loved the fir ...more
Jul 07, 2008
May 21, 2008
 
A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII.
3.99
**spoiler alert** This book is equal parts suspense novel and historical non-fiction. It's fascinating, horrifying, terribly sad and inspirational all ...more
May 14, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Sashenka
3.86
I really enjoyed this book, although I found it slightly unsettling at times. Sashenka's unwavering commitment to Bolshevism is somewhat unnerving, es ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Dec 21, 2008
 
Picture Perfect
3.50
Honestly, I loved My Sister's Keeper - it is one of my very favorite books in the world. But so far, Jodi Picoult's other novels have not delivered an ...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.12
In some ways this book is amazing. The writing is beautiful, the characters richly detailed and a very interesting story intertwining a number of char ...more
Jan 2008
May 21, 2008
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
3.48
Very interesting twist on Oz and the original story. I enjoyed the new take on the Wicked Witch of the West and her life, as well as a "true" accounti ...more
not set
May 04, 2008
 
Towelhead
3.56
This was a very well written and very hardcore book. I say hardcore because it's basically about a young girl who trades her body for self-esteem afte ...more
Jul 07, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
The Virgin Blue
3.64
If this book were set strictly in the past with the historical characters, I would have liked it better, but I still liked it nonetheless. However, th ...more
not set
May 02, 2008
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.04
This book is fabulous. It's told from the varying perspectives of everybody in a family where one member has leukemia. The multiple perspective approa ...more
Jun 2007
May 02, 2008
 
Suite Française
3.78
**spoiler alert** This book is very good and a very poignant read. The author was a Russian Jew living in France who wrote the book while in hiding in ...more
Apr 2008
May 02, 2008
 
The Kite Runner
4.22
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it's beautifully-written, richly detailed and informative. On the other hand, it seems to be the l ...more
not set
May 02, 2008
 
The Tenth Circle
3.45
I literally read this entire book in nine hours with a few interruptions for food and the bathroom. This is my second of Jodi Picoult's books and I wa ...more
May 17, 2008
May 17, 2008
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
I've read a lot of negative things about it, but I really loved this book. It's a great premise, the characters are wonderfully created and the story ...more
May 2008
May 02, 2008
 
The Secret Life of Bees
3.97
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I read it on a train in France and when I finished, I flipped right back to the beginning and ...more
Sep 2007
May 02, 2008
 
Girl With a Pearl Earring
3.81
This book was interesting and well-written, the second book I've written by Tracy Chevalier. It had some very interesting historical information in it ...more
Dec 2007
May 02, 2008
 
The Reader
3.70
I liked this, but didn't love it. It was interesting, but too self-indulgent and meandering. I am curious to see the movie, though...
Nov 2008
Nov 19, 2008
 
The Painted Veil
3.88
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I have to say this is one of the rare times where I liked the movie better. The visual beauty of the movie le ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
The Missing Piece
4.25
My wonderful beautiful aunt who is fighting a battle with cancer told me about this book when I was recovering from my divorce. Like The Giving Tree, ...more
Apr 2008
May 21, 2008
 
Happiness Sold Separately
3.26
I wasn't sure i was going to like this book at first, but it grew on me. The characters were great and it wasn't uber-cliched the way it easily could ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 23, 2008
 
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3)
3.83
I re-read this book every five or six years - I can't ever get enough of Rice's wonderful story-telling and this ranks up there with The Witching Hour ...more
not set
May 21, 2008
 
The Lovely Bones
3.73
OMG - This is one of my favorite books of all time! I re-read it from time to time and cry all over again, but it's such a beautiful and amazingly wri ...more
not set
May 02, 2008
 
I Knew a Woman: Four Women Patients and Their Female Caregiver
3.83
This is an amazing book! The writing is phenomenal, the stories touching and inspirational - simply one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Apr 30, 2008
May 02, 2008
 
Lasher (Lives of the Mayfair Witches #2)
3.81
I love this book - I want to be Mona Mayfair. Does that make me crazy? Probably, but it isn't the only thing...

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not set
May 21, 2008
 
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles,  #2)
4.02
I love this book and I've loved it since high school. The Vampire Lestat is one of my favorite literary characters ever.
not set
May 21, 2008
 
Atonement
3.84
I really liked this book. It's a tad slow, but beautifully crafted and well worth the read.
Oct 2007
May 02, 2008
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