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A Fortunate Age
3.01
"With her face in repose, Emily was alarmed to see that Lil looked old. Her bright beauty--black hair, fair skin, large eyes, like an Italian film sta...more
Oct 08, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
More Than it Hurts You
2.91
Munchausen by proxy is obviously a super creepy interesting topic, but this book has too many characters, none of them really likable, and too much go...more
Sep 18, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
 
The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #1)
3.49
When we got to my bedchamber, her smile was gone. She helped me off with my frock-coat and sat me down. "Tonight," she said, "a reading from the Book...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 30, 2008
 
The Little Friend
3.39
"With Ida had vanished many comforts. Among them was sleep. Night after night, in dank Chickadee Wigwam, Harriet had lain awake in gritty sheets with...more
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
 
July and August: A Novel
3.17
"Now, in the booth at the back of the Casa di Napoli, Julie slid onto the bench beside Sally, who had wanted to sprawl over her own side of the table...more
not set
Sep 14, 2008
 
Other Women's Children
3.65
"The copy of Little Women Amelia has been keeping at her bedside is the copy she read when she was little. It would be only a very slight exaggeration...more
Jan 09, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Slippery Year
3.15
"There have been times in my life when I envied Bodhi. The day we brought Ben home from the hospital, for instance, and he cried for six hours without...more
Aug 21, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
The Northern Clemency
3.42
"He got into bed and turned his face to the wall, away from her side. All her life, Katherine had had a bedtime routine, and now she did it, muddy and...more
Jan 08, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
The Good Thief
3.55
"The wagon bumped the edge of the sidewalk and Ren thought of the men trapped in the earth along with all the other things people had thrown away over...more
Oct 04, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
4.09
"I want a book that acknowledges that life goes on but that death goes on, too, that a person who is dead is a long, long story." (13)

"But I felt like...more
not set
Nov 02, 2008
 
The Cradle
3.38
"How often do voices in your head talk to you?" Darren asked.

"Never."

"Not even your own voice?"

"I do think, if that's what you mean." (98)


"Okay, then,...more
not set
Jun 15, 2009
 
Ms. Hempel Chronicles
3.36
"That is what is marvelous about school, she realized: when you are in school, your talents are without number, and your promise is boundless. You ace...more
Nov 02, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
 
The Hedgehog's Dilemma: A Tale of Obsession, Nostalgia, and the World's Most Charming Mammal
3.54
Charming, but rambly. Also totally British, why was it published in the US? (And I've had two hedgehogs as pets, so I'm more interested in them than m...more
May 06, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
The Writing Class
3.44
"Only in art were there cliches; never in nature. There were no ordinary human beings. Everybody was born with a surprise inside. Amy's great ambition...more
Oct 18, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
 
I Think I Love You
3.08
"Since Marcus left, Petra likes to sit near Cassie in the staffroom, the way animals lie beside each other in a stable." (199)
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage
3.22
Written from multiple "voices," but they all sound exactly the same...
Sep 17, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.16
I wish Stieg Larsson weren't dead so he could write some more! These were my most fun reads this summer.
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
The Romantics
2.99
"Volume swelled to a festive hum as the guests tore into their food. Once again, Augusta fought a surge of rage. Kathy McDevon had skimped on the menu...more
not set
Sep 14, 2008
 
Someone Will Be with You Shortly: Notes From a Perfectly Imperfect Life
3.40
The entire book is jokes like this:

"I don't understand money, football, corporate culture, or the computer I'm typing on."

"I don't know about you, but...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
The Mercy Rule
3.06
"Isabel is drifting back to sleep herself now, in the unaccustomed cold, sweet air of the little wooden shelter hut. She is thinking about Alex, who w...more
Sep 09, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
 
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
3.58
B-
not set
May 22, 2014
 
The Miniaturist
3.64
C
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
 
Those Who Wish Me Dead
3.90
B++
not set
Aug 02, 2014
 
Splendors and Glooms
3.82
B
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
 
Crazy Rich Asians
3.59
C
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
 
Bury Me Deep
3.69
B+
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood
3.25
B-
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
The Burgess Boys
3.51
B+
May 2013
May 02, 2013
 
Every Secret Thing
3.50
B
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Black Box (Harry Bosch, #18)
4.03
B+
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
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