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Belong to Me
3.83
I bought this at my school's book fair not knowing anything about it. I usually really research anything before I read it.I was pulled in by page 10 a ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
 
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
4.26
I was truly looking forward to this book. I bought it the very first minute that I could. I loved Fall of Giants and I love Ken Follett's writing. Som ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
The Zookeeper's Wife
3.48
I truly wanted to read this book. After all, the Holocaust is my subject! But this book was too metaphysical. I mean, the author asked the subject's s ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
4.13
I cannot imagine the sorrow of losing a child. My heart goes out to the author. I honestly do not know how I would handle that situation and pray that ...more
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Dec 31, 2009
 
Suite Française
3.78
What an amazing story! I would have loved to have read the rest of the story that didn't get written. After reading the appendix, I was humbled that t ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Columbine
4.24
Mr. Cullen, all I can say is, "Excellent job!" I do not think anyone could have covered this topic any better. Your research was thorough, well organi ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
3.89
I had to read this book because I've read the previous 4 Traveling Pants books. I really enjoyed it even though I didn't want to. The girls seemed aim ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
 
Beach Music
4.10
Reading this book turned out to be an ordeal. This was the most emotionally draining book that I have ever read. I actually lost sleep over it. There ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
Good-bye and Amen
3.22
I hesitated to read this book. My first glance at the book store didn't convince me that I would enjoy it. I'm glad I had second thoughts. Beth Gutche ...more
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Oct 04, 2009
 
Plain Truth
3.95
I always love this author's books. They are predictable with unpredictable twists, which is what keeps me reading them. Plain Truth was one that I enj ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
I resisted reading this book for a long time but this book really made me think. I learned a lot about the situation in the middle east and I changed ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
The Mascot: Unraveling the Mystery of My Jewish Father's Nazi Boyhood
4.04
This was the best Holocaust story I have ever read - and I have read a lot. The author was able to tell his father's interesting story in a way that r ...more
Oct 2008
Jun 23, 2009
 
The Paris Wife
3.76
I think this is one of my new favorite books of all time. Beautifully written and delicious to read. Even though I knew how it would turn out in the e ...more
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Jan 13, 2012
 
The Walk (The Walk, #1)
4.10
This was a pretty predictable book by this author but I like his predictability. Mr. Evans always provides interesting insights to life in general wit ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
 
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
4.20
I have loved every book written by Ken Follett. This book was no exception. I learned so much about World War I and how it laid the foundation for WWI ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
3.57
If this author was trying to portray herself as an arrogant, self-serving mother under the guise of parenting her children, congratulations to her! Sh ...more
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
My Life in France
4.14
I'm not a big French cuisine but I loved this book! I loved the casual way it was written and learned so much about French culture and cooking in such ...more
Jan 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
The Solomon Sisters Wise Up (Red Dress Ink)
3.60
Good beach reading. Very good summer reading. I liked that you were inside of each of the three sister's heads. It was a good social lesson for me to ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
The Invisible Bridge
4.19
This book took a long time to read but it was worth the time. I finished it about a month ago but I'm still thinking about it. I loved the two main ch ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
3.85
Finished this book today and just loved it. Lisa See writes such interesting books that educate me and make me think about the relationships in my own ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
My Enemy's Cradle
4.04
I liked this book at the beginning but in the end, I didn't really like the main character. I know she didn't have the omnipresent perspective that I ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
Saying Grace
3.40
This may be my favorite book. I love the school setting as I could relate to a lot of it. The scenes with the parents made me feel like someone out th ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2009
 
Lone Wolf
3.62
This was a very satisfying but predictable read by this author. Her books are almost like comfort food if you love her writing and I learned so much a ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
 
The Postmistress
3.27
It felt like it took a long time to read this book but it was so well written, that I found myself stopping to just savor the words. I loved how the a ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.95
This is the book I am passing along to friends who don't read much but want something good to read over the summer. I read it in March but I keep thin ...more
Mar 2011
Jun 21, 2011
 
Dragon Gets By
4.17
Read it with my class and we loved comparing Dragon to Amelia Bedelia. Dav Pilkey makes literature engaging for kids but his dry humor keeps adults la ...more
not set
Oct 04, 2009
 
The Betsy-Tacy Companion: A Biography of Maud Hart Lovelace
4.35
I have loved all of Maud Hart Lovelace's books since I was a child. This book compared the fictional characters with the real life characters. It's an ...more
Oct 14, 1999
Apr 10, 2009
 
Best Friends Forever
3.45
I love this author's books and this one didn't disappoint. I loved how she was able to tell everyone's stories at the same time and still not confuse ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.04
I learned a lot about Japanese culture from this book but the story was pretty sad about girls who were used by rich men and how it seemed to be accep ...more
May 10, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
The Last Lecture
4.23
Loved it! Read it in two days and passed it on to my dad, who is a retired college professor, who read it even faster. Must be read with a highlighter ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
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