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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
4.23
really liked it
This book is absolutely astounding. It is a memoir of a girl growing up in a disfunctional family amidst unbelievable living conditions and mind-blowi ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
liked it
Really great book about the travelling circus in the 1930s. I loved the storyline and the writing was really great...made me feel like I was actually ...more
May 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.29
liked it
People have been telling me to read this for a long time so I finally gave it a whirl. I'm not a huge sci-fi gal, but I liked this book. The idea of i ...more
May 06, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
 
The Robe
4.19
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It provided a lot of insight into the New Testament for me and made me think a lot about the principles of core Christia ...more
Oct 2007
Apr 06, 2008
 
Treasure Island
3.82
liked it
I got on a 'classics' kick for a while and realized that a lot (but definitely not all) of the 'classics' are boring! Not this one though, I liked it.
Jan 2005
Apr 09, 2008
 
Homeless Bird
4.03
really liked it
This is juvenile fiction and therfore a SUPER fast read (like, a couple hours). Having lived in India, I perhaps got more attached than others would t ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
4.43
it was amazing
This was a very quick read and VERY eye-opening. I came away feeling very inspired by the author's outlook on her experience...I love a book that teac ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
Life of Pi
3.88
liked it
I think I would give this 3.5 stars. I liked learning about the three totally different topics of Indian culture, zoology and religion in a pretty mas ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 10, 2012
 
Hiroshima
3.94
really liked it
Everyone in the world needs to read this book, plain and simple. It is a short, super fast read that documents the true stories of 5 different people ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 06, 2013
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.22
really liked it
Great juvenile lit read. I saw the "twist" at the end coming from a MILE away, but I think if I was 15 years younger I might have been surprised. Very ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 23, 2010
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
really liked it
I finally caved and I gotta say, I really liked it! Besides the fact that the main character is a whiner and a little annoying, I really liked all the ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
it was amazing
Aside from the very anticlamactic part that I know everyone who has read it is dissapointed with, I still loved this book. I was very pleased to final ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
A Time to Kill
4.03
really liked it
This was the first John Grisham novel I ever read...I think I was 13 or so and I loved it then. I am not a fan of every single Grisham book like so ma ...more
Jan 1997
Jan 06, 2011
 
The Help
4.45
really liked it
Really loved this book. It took me a while to get into it because it starts in thick African-American prose, but after I got used to reading the text ...more
Nov 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
Still a good read, but everything that happens in this book could have been summed up in a few chapters. I was disapointed, but the ending is pretty c ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
I debated whether I should give this one 3 or 4 stars...I think it should be a 3.5. I definitely liked it, but it took me a lot longer to get into it ...more
Oct 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
This story takes place in post-apocolyptic America. The new government forces citizens to put their children in a lottery where the 'winners' fight in ...more
Apr 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
Heidi
3.97
really liked it
This is a classic that my mom and Grandma used to read together often. My mom gave a copy to my sisters and I in order to let that tradition continue, ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 06, 2011
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.70
it was amazing
I really liked all the history/background that comes out in this book. But I'm still waiting for Bella to grow up.
Jan 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.97
really liked it
I did not have to read this in high school and have always wanted to. Once I was a few chapters in, I was hooked. I couldn't believe how accurately a ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 06, 2014
 
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, Arizona Territories (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
4.35
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It is so well-written. The character development is excellent. In the beginning, I was a little shocked because people a ...more
Jun 27, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.33
it was amazing
Wow. I LOVED this book even more than 'The Kite Runner'. I learned SO much and the story is so good. All women need to read this book to appreciate th ...more
Apr 2009
Aug 15, 2008
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I got it from the library but I'm going to buy a copy because I loved it so much. A few pages in I thought, "it is so refres ...more
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2009
 
The Red Tent
4.16
liked it
This book helped me understand the Old Testament a lot more. I was fascinated by the culture, it helped me learn a little bit about what Old Testament ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 06, 2008
 
Son (The Giver, #4)
3.98
really liked it
I really love 'The Giver' series, and I thought this book capped it all off really well. There were a few things about the plot that annoyed me, and I ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 24, 2013
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.11
really liked it
This book was really interesting. I learned a lot about Everest, China, Nepal, Sherpas, mountain climbing culture, etc. etc. etc. not to mention all t ...more
Jun 2008
May 23, 2008
 
The Kite Runner
4.25
really liked it
I really liked this book -- well written with great character development. I have to admit that I am pretty ignorant when it comes to the Taliban, Afg ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
 
The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)
4.24
really liked it
I've read all of the chronicles of narnia, some of them several times. My favorites are The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The L ...more
Jan 1996
Apr 09, 2008
 
Esperanza Rising
3.91
really liked it
This is a juvenile fiction book that my sister read with her kids and recommended to me. It was a little slow in parts, but it was a quick read and I ...more
Aug 14, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Poisonwood Bible
4.02
really liked it
This book taught me a lot about African culture...specifically what was going on in the Congo in the 50s and 60s...pretty interesting stuff. Each chap ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 01, 2008
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