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Three Apples Fell From Heaven
This book was really hard to read, for a lot of reasons. It is about the Armenian genocide, and there are a lot of parts that are really graphic and I ...more
Nov 24, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
The Book Thief
This book is among my favorite young adult books. There were so many lovable characters in this book, and so many beautiful moments. I finished this b ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Les Misérables
First of all, I wish that I had read the abridged version of this book. (Sorry, Rachel) But I think I may have given it five stars if I had read the a ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Dec 13, 2007
Season of Ash
I read this book because it was on an NPR list of best foreign fiction of 2009. The author is Mexican and founded a literary group that is attempting ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
I really enjoyed parts of this book. I like historical fiction, and I especially liked learning about the Russian Revolution and the labor movement in ...more
Aug 23, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
All the Light We Cannot See
This book was really good, incredibly well written, but alas, I finished it too long ago to write a review that will do it justice.

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Jul 27, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
The Hummingbird's Daughter
I really enjoyed this book. It is It is a fictionalized account of the real life of Teresita Urrea, who lived in Mexico in the late 1800s. She had hea ...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
The Lacuna
It took me a really long time to get into this book. If it wasn't written by Barbara Kingsolver I don't think I would have continued reading. To me, t ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell tells the stories of two women in Afghanistan born a century apart. Rahima is a young girl born in rural Afghanistan du ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
The Feast of the Goat
The Feast of the Goat is a work of historical fiction that recounts the latter years of the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic. At times it rea ...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Inés of My Soul
I was kind of disappointed by this book. I have really liked all of Allende's fiction a lot, and was exicted to read this one. This book is told from ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Nov 01, 2008
Before We Were Free
This is the story of a young girl growing up in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo regime. Her entire family is heavily involved with the oppo ...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
Color of the Sea
This book had a lot of potential, but I just never really got into it that much. It takes place in the 1930s-1940s, and tells the story of a boy born ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)
I have checked this book out of the library on multiple occasions, only to leave it sitting on my bookshelves, unread, until I can renew it no longer. ...more
Apr 23, 2015
Dec 23, 2014
Sarah's Key
This book is about a Jewish girl living in France during World War II and a modern day journalist who is uncovering her story. I suppose the story had ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Half of a Yellow Sun
This story begins in Nigeria in the early 1960s, shortly after the country has gained independence from Britain, and continues through the civil war o ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Skeletons at the Feast
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. This book takes place during World War II and tells the story of a German aristocrat family fle ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena takes place in Chechnya during the Chechen wars of late 1990s and early 2000s. It jumps back in forth in time and t ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Island of a Thousand Mirrors takes place in Sri Lanka during the civil war that began in the 1980s. It follows the stories of two families on opposite ...more
Oct 2014
Aug 23, 2014
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
I was really into this book pretty much the entire time. books about people's love for the land draw me in quickly. I loved the protagonist at the beg ...more
Aug 06, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
A Fine Balance
This book was good, but I can't give it more than three stars because it was so depressing. It takes place in India during the state of emergency in t ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
this book was pretty good. i was really absorbed in the storyline and that hasn't happened in a while, so it was nice. i liked the way the stories of ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 12, 2007
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
i never really got into this book. i guess it was a good story, but i didn't think it was that well written and i never really felt all that attached ...more
Feb 14, 2008
Feb 02, 2008
A Star for Mrs. Blake
Not a big fan of this book. I thought the writing was average at best, the characters not well developed, the plot contrived, and the first two thirds ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
The Round House
This book was sad, but I liked it. I don't think it will stick with me.
Sep 24, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Rain of Gold
Jan 12, 2007
Dec 13, 2007
Shark Dialogues
Nov 02, 2005
Dec 13, 2007
Memoirs of a Geisha
Jun 17, 2000
Dec 13, 2007
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
Apr 29, 2005
Dec 13, 2007
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