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The Christmas Sweater
Wow!! The last two chapters found me sobbing like a baby...okay quietly sobbing at night. I had very little sympathy for the main character until the ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 04, 2008
Saved by the Light: The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received
An interesting book I was so determined not to like at all. I have never read books soley focused on NDE's (Near Death Experience), so I was skeptical ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Looking for Alaska
I'm slightly conflicted about this book. Loved the story and the author's style but (and it's a big one..), don't love the coarse language. If it dele ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Not entirely that happy after reading this book, knowing some conclusions that Henrietta's ancestors found out. I know our history with race has been ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Here, Home, Hope
For a first time novel, I liked it. Some parts were disappointing, such as Kelly's life. Her husband is a successful lawyer, they live in a beautiful ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
The Goldfinch
Loved this highly addictive story! I wanted so much for Theo. The story had multiple layers, which I loved. His life was chaotic at times, sometimes n ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Year of Wonders
Hmmm....still processing my thoughts here...but I somewhat liked it. The main character, Anna is one amazing woman, sort of superhuman. She delivered ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
The Bean Trees (Greer Family, #1)
What an interesting, odd book. I loved the main character. She was a plucky, though at times, conflicted gal. I appreciated most of her choices. Maybe ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
The End of Your Life Book Club
I have so many favorite quotes! Here's one I especially like:
"Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness....It's a sec
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
I recommend this book which is chock full of eccentric, believeable characters. Predictable plot twists. Interesting with one caveat: graphic scenes o ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
The Crucible
I read this in solidarity with Lexi, who was reading it in school. Slow paced in the first Act. But then it picks up and it is very exciting. Did not ...more
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Will Love For Crumbs
This story was like crack for me! I could not stop reading once I started. I stayed up so many late nights! The story was crazy, unbelieveable crack, ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
The Perfume Collector
Loved this book. The first chapter is like the last, so I felt a little out of place. I loved the structuring of the story, back to 1955 and then to 1 ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
I have a list of things that I actually liked about this book! I know, that's amazing for me. Strange things can happen.
Pro's (aspects I liked):
1. Lov
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
Fun, quick read! Love Becky, the main character. She loves to shop! Loves the thrill, the acquisition, the everything! I know how she feels. She's als ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
Winter's Tale
Love this book. I was taken away in the frosty winter scenes, where sleighs and skates are mandatory modes of transportation. Love the romantic, stran ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Night Circus
Love, love, loved it. So transcendant, amazing with unexpected twists and turns. I loved Celia and Marco from the start. I didn't love the middle. Not ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
An intriguing story about a girl raised in a matriarchal society. The girl wants more. I loved this part. Wanting more and having higher aspirations i ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
The Rent Collector
I absolutely loved this book. I recommend it to anyone and everyone! What an uplifting and interesting story about life in a dump. Who knew? "It doesn ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
I can picture this book in a movie starring Frances McDormand and Rachel McAdams maybe. (Older actress and younger actress). Some parts were so crazy ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
**spoiler alert** I am so conflicted. I wanted to give the book a higher rating but several things in the book bothered me. The blatant use of the f-b ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
The Reunion
Sometimes free books are great!!! Engaging story about a Vietnam Vet who is an everyday hero, but just wants to be ordinary and not recognized. He is ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Simon's Choice
Good for a free kindle book but not fantastic. Simon and Melanie have a very sick child, Sarah. Sarah's leukemia in the beginning of the story is in r ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
The Invention of Wings
Awesome book that I had a slight issue with in the beginning. The black/white issue has always got me down. I thank my ancestors every day that they w ...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Hard to put down story of survival. Wow! I was amazed at the brutality of the Japanese who ran the POW camps. I was also amazed at Louie's power to su ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Revenge of the Homecoming Queen (Aspen Brooks, #1)
Cute, quick summery read. I wish there were some different things done with the main character, Aspen, but I was happy overall. Aspen made some choice ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow (Bright's Pond #1)
The start of this book had promise. The story was quirky enough for me, yet very believeable, interesting characters. I liked Agnes and Griselda. I fe ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
The Buddha in the Attic
The review said this was a prequel to When the Emperor was Divine. Now of course, I want to read that book! I love the topic of Japanese women coming ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story
Supposedly, a biography. I feel it is full of fiction. Particularly, the facts of the Mormon (falsely labeled) faith. We are known as LDS or The Churc ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
I liked it. Just didn't love it. It moved slowly at times for me and other times, quickly and was transcendent in places. I absolutely hated the endin ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
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