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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I really liked how Foer incorporated the various illustrations and photographs to make this novel not your typical read. I loved the character of Oska ...more
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Aug 26, 2008
The Duchess of Malfi
I was assigned to read this book for a project for my Theatre History class and ended up being pleasantly surprised in the process. Webster's style of ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 07, 2008
One Day
I'm actually more with a 3.5 with this book, of course that isn't a formal option. I did love the idea of this story and how David Nicholls wrote it, ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Steve Jobs: A Biography
Steve Jobs to many people, including myself, has become this almost mythical icon who brought to us such necessities as the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and th ...more
May 21, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Franny and Zooey
So Franny and Zooey. This was kind of weird finishing this book as J.D. Salinger died ironically while I was reading it, so the last 50 or 60 pages or ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Sep 17, 2008
The Marriage Plot
Okay, so this was actually closer to 3.5, but alas, that is still not yet an option. I wanted to be head over heels in love with this book as I am wit ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Never Let Me Go
I had wanted to read this book before I saw the movie and I'm glad that I did, because I don't think I would have enjoyed it nearly as much if I saw t ...more
May 29, 2011
Aug 11, 2010
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
I have always loved 'the Goblet of Fire' but I found myself more enthralled by the story than I remembered previously. J.K.'s writing is especially ex ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Sep 17, 2008
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I would more accurately rate this as a 3.5, but of course there is no option for that, but that being said. I thought that 'Catching Fire' was still a ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
This book has always been difficult for me as my favorite character in the series is killed off, but that being said, Harry is slightly more bearable ...more
Apr 2011
Sep 17, 2008
I had so many mixed feelings about this book going into it because I've heard various opinions about it but I'm glad I let myself form my own opinion ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 13, 2009
This is honestly one of the most beautiful books that I have read in quite some time. Every piece of prose was something that spoke to me deep down. H ...more
Dec 09, 2010
Dec 01, 2010
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Reading this book is like reading the words of your dearest friend. I absolutely loved every second of it. Much of her insight on romantic comedies, m ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays
'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' is a very quick read. It's almost written as if it's an extended 'Who's on First?' joke and it really works well in this ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
The Lover's Dictionary
I devoured this book in one evening and plan on reading it again in the extremely near future. I love and adore books written in nontraditional format ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Nov 06, 2011
So this book utterly swept me away in its gorgeous prose. This was my first Ian McEwan novel but most certainly will not be my last. His rich portrait ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Sep 17, 2008
How I Learned to Drive
I had previously read this play in high school, but had forgotten much of what had happened in it other than the central relationship between Lil Bit ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I think this could have been a 5-star rating if it weren't for the actual writing of the story, but the story itself keeps you engaged throughout, so ...more
May 10, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
I have so many more feelings about this book than I can properly put in to words. Read it now and read it immediately. It is a wonderful wonderful rea ...more
Dec 24, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
I've always found this book difficult to get through, because Harry is so whiny and annoying throughout the book, which is to be expected as he is 15 ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Sep 17, 2008
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
'The Prisoner of Azkaban' is one of my favorites of the series. It does a great job of building up to the darker books to come. Sirius is one of my fa ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Sep 17, 2008
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
There is so much to be said about this book. It really gave you a unique perspective on such a well-known figure today. I learned so much about him an ...more
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Aug 26, 2008
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)
This book was endlessly fascinating and I loved every twist and turn. Ending the book with that cliff hanger is making me need to start the last book ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
Les Misérables
This book is definitely not for the meek hearted. Les Mis is a journey not worth missing, the characters are all so rich, the descriptions are phenome ...more
Jun 13, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
I found this entire series completely fascinating. Lisbeth Salendar is not the type of heroine we're used to seeing in literature and it was interesti ...more
Dec 05, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
I stumbled upon this book in a used bookstore during my first visit to Chicago and thought it was a sign.... (To be continued)
Jun 18, 2011
May 27, 2011
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
I would give this more of a 3.5. This book isn't my favorite of the series, but it's still an enjoyable read and definitely sets you up for the import ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Sep 17, 2008
Though this may be a commonly used text in theatre classes, there's good reason. The characters are extremely well developed, so that it's easy to put ...more
not set
Dec 07, 2008
This book was everything I dreamt it to be. It is officially my new comedic gospel. I feel like not much else needs to be said about it than what has ...more
May 11, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Technically closer to 3.5. Will write more comprehensive review later.
Nov 2011
Jun 18, 2011
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