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I put off reading Gilead for a long time because I was afraid it would be boring, but when I finally read it I was blown away by how awesome (and not...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
I feel kinda weird giving this book three stars. Stephanie Meyer's writing is ... well, let's just say she's no J.K Rowling. And I found Bella to be I...more
Apr 06, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
But Not for Long
I was a little distracted by the fact that this book is set in Madison since I live in Madison, but that's not Michelle Wildgen's fault -- she lives i...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
The Fault in Our Stars
I laughed, I cried, I read the whole thing in one sitting. Then I cried a little more.
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
The Vacationers
3.5 stars. Nothing earth-shattering but it's a pleasant summer read.
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
The Lotus Eaters
Probably closer to 3.5 stars, but really good.
not set
Mar 28, 2012
Me Before You
Not at all literary but very enjoyable.
not set
May 12, 2013
Last Night in Twisted River
I couldn't bear to give this book less than three stars because I love John Irving so much, but the truth is I didn't really like it and had to force...more
May 30, 2010
May 15, 2010
A Gate at the Stairs
While I appreciate Lorrie Moore's considerable talent, I really did not like this book.
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
Shopgirl: A Novella
Meh. I prefer the movie.
Dec 2010
Dec 08, 2010
The Water-Method Man
I didn't like this book at at first, but I loved it by the end. Even not-my-favorite John Irving is still really good.
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Sad, funny, and smart. (Not to mention the title!) 4.5 stars
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Sleep Donation
3.5 stars
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
Half Broke Horses
Disappointing. I enjoyed this book and easily plowed through it in a day, but I was expecting more because I loved The Glass Castle so much. I still r...more
Jan 2010
Dec 11, 2009
Bark: Stories
3.5 stars
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
When I started this book, I didn't think I'd be able to finish it. (In fact, the only reason I kept reading it is because the library was closed and I...more
Jul 06, 2009
Oct 27, 2008
3.5 stars
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
4.5 stars. Read it in one sitting.
Mar 08, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
The Woman Upstairs
3.5 stars
Oct 09, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Jessica Z.
While I admit this book is something of a page-turner, I didn't like it very much. I suppose it would make a decent beach read ...
Jun 08, 2009
May 18, 2009
Collected Stories
"The Member of the Wedding" is really beautiful.
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
I'm a StoryCorps superfan, and this book only reinforced my obsessive love of the project. While I prefer listening to these stories (since that's the...more
Sep 03, 2008
Mar 22, 2008
MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy, #3)
3.5 stars. My least favorite of the trilogy but still an engaging read. I love Margaret Atwood.
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Late Nights on Air
This book reminded me of a Margaret Atwood novel, and I don't think it's just because the author is compared to Margaret Atwood on the book jacket. Si...more
Mar 03, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
The Women
More like 3.5 stars. Fascinating material and extremely well-written, but I found the narrator to be unnecessary (and a little annoying) and would've...more
Aug 16, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Remarkably affecting. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't put it down ... and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. I'm still thinkin...more
Feb 05, 2009
Nov 12, 2008
My Sister's Keeper
While I found it to be pretty over-the-top melodramatic, this book gave me the "I can't wait to get home so I can read my book" feeling, which I love....more
Apr 09, 2008
Apr 04, 2008
The Almost Moon
It's rare for me to start a book and not finish it, but I only made it fifty pages into this one. I guess I'm just not in the mood for something so da...more
Apr 2008
Apr 02, 2008
I know many people find the pace of this book to be too slow, but I loved it. (I think it helps that I waited to read it until I was in mood for somet...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 25, 2008
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