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Eat What You Kill: A Novel
Fast-paced, smart and engaging thriller. Once I started, I couldn't put it down.
Jun 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and without hesitation I give it 5 stars, truly an epic quest and story. A vast array of topics covered but articulated w ...more
Feb 2015
Sep 12, 2014
Calico Joe
This was a very enjoyable, easy, quick summer read. You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the book which is a fast-paced story with enough dept ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Heart of Lies
4 stars might be a bit generous but I was at the beach and this seemed to be the perfect book for that.. fast paced, interesting characters and seems ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 29, 2013
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The author Wes Moore did an excellent job of telling his story in parallel with the story of another Wes Moore and how their paths were similar yet di ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
Wanted to see what the hype was all about and needless to say I was disappointed. The story moved fast enough to keep me turning the pages, the charac ...more
Jul 2012
Sep 14, 2012
My stepdaughter has to read this over summer for school and I read it to help encourage her. I am really glad I did as this novel has all the elements ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
The Invisible Bridge
The Invisible Bridge is a WWII novel told from the eyes of a Hungarian student. I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in the story and felt no urgency to ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
Perhaps I'm a bit biased, growing up my room had one poster of Soda-Pop from Outsiders and another of Billy with his Saxaphone from St. Elmo's Fire an ...more
Apr 2013
May 17, 2013
The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe
Better than fiction, you just can't make a story like this up. The book got a little long at certain points but the overall story makes it worth the t ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 30, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hunger Games lived up to the Hype..I thoroughly enjoyed it. You have to be able to embrace "futuristic mad max beyond thunderdome" type of genre a ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 22, 2011
How the World Makes Love: . . . And What It Taught a Jilted Groom
3 stars probably doesn't really reflect my enjoyment of the book. I found the anecdotal stories about love throughout the world fascinating, the book ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me
I didn't know anything about Bryan Bishop before reading this book, I enjoyed his humorous and honest account of his battle with a brain tumor. I also ...more
Aug 2014
Sep 25, 2014
I recommend this book for animal lovers who want a fast-faced easy read. The story got a bit hokey and was fairly one-sided on certain points but over ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Defending Jacob
4 stars might not be enough... I was fighting my sleep when I was reading and always excited to pick the book up again. An enjoyable thriller with goo ...more
Oct 2014
Nov 07, 2014
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love
I recommend this book to anybody who has an attachment or affection for San Francisco. A ton of topics / stories woven together in an interesting way.
Mar 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Interesting.. can't wait to see how the kids in the Harlem Children's Zone progressed in a few years.. hoping the majority end up in college.
Oct 2009
Jan 22, 2010
Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
Every so often who doesn't enjoy a good legal drama by Grisham, easy story to get absorbed in even if the story is a stretch at times.
Jan 2014
Jan 31, 2014
The Kitchen House
Great character development and incredibly well written story of slavery. Once I started, I didn't want to stop reading.
Sep 2014
Sep 25, 2014
We Were Liars
An easy fast-paced "beach" read but with depth in the character development and a suspenseful interesting story-line.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
An Inconvenient Wife
Great easy read to lose yourself in... I'd sit down to read a chapter or two and next thing I know it had been an hour and I wasn't ready to put it do ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Found most of it very interesting and even though it's short, it could've been shorter... gets repetitive.
Jan 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
Quick entertaining read about the hospitality industry and working at a hotel. If you travel a lot, it's worth a read.
Sep 2013
Sep 20, 2013
The Starboard Sea
Fairly fast paced novel about privileged high school kids in the late 80's at a boarding school on the east coast. I thought the author did a good job ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Enjoyed the book but surprised at all the hype... I thought the book was pretty slow for the first half.
Mar 2010
Oct 18, 2011
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Embarassing to admit... but I totally enjoyed this book.. chalk it up to a guilty pleasure.
Jul 2008
Jun 16, 2009
Downtown Owl
Quick read with interesting characters... more than "liked it".. would give it 3 1/2 stars
Aug 2009
Sep 07, 2009
After This
This book started out slow but the further I got into it, the more I enjoyed it.
Feb 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Quick, easy and fun summer read. 4 stars might be a bit generous but 3 is not enough.
not set
Aug 28, 2013
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
Fast read... good mix of personal info about Cooper and the stories he covers.
Sep 2011
Oct 18, 2011
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