bookshelves

all (3172)

cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
 
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
4.00
This is at once a biography of Pat Tillman, a history of Afghanistan, the Taliban (they originally formed to stop bandits from shaking down the popula...more
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
 
Brown Girl in the Ring
3.83
This book is by a Canadian- Caribbean writer and it’s creative, fresh and *new* for being eleven years old. So I’ve got another new to me favorite wri...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
My May 24, 2013 thoughts about the audio book.

I rarely listen to audio books, but this seems like it should be the exception to the rule. I listened t...more
May 22, 2013
May 26, 2009
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
My review from 8/3/13:

I want to hug this book! Listening to it, read by Neil Gaiman, was an especial pleasure and I got to listen to it with my family...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
Columbine
4.24
So many things that we “knew” about this shooting just aren’t true. First of all, it wasn’t a shooting at all, but a failed bombing. Harris intended t...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 
The Hour I First Believed
3.76
This is the fifth novel I’ve read about Columbine and it’s the best. It’s about what happened on April 20, 1999 but even more it’s about how one goes...more
Aug 06, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
 
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)
4.09
This is a delightful combo platter of the five dancing princesses, the frog prince, the Other Kingdom (faeries) and vampires (called here Night People...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31

What could be worse than the Hunger Games? Nothing, thinks Katniss, victor of the 74th Games along with Peeta. Except every 25 years the government in

...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
 
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, #6)
4.36

This is the sixth and final book in Butcher’s Codex Alera series. While I've loved reading the whole series, this is a fitting and superb end to the s

...more
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
4.38
**spoiler alert** Claire, Jamie, Ian, William, (Jamie’s illegitimate now adult son who is an English Lord and officer), Lord John (Willie’s stepfather...more
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
Man, this is a good book!

Katsa has a Grace, -- that is an extreme skill --she thinks it’s for killing and fighting, because that’s what her uncle Kin...more
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
 
The Stars Blue Yonder (The Outback Stars #3)
3.71
This is book #3 in this series, in the previous book at the end Terry died and became a god. But these books, among many other things, are about time...more
Sep 26, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.11
Unfortunately, this is not a continuation of Katsa and Po’s story in Graceling, but a companion volume set outside one of the seven kingdoms.

Fire has...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
 
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1)
3.59
Urban fantasy + Marlowe- like mystery = a breath of fresh air!

Remy Chandler when we meet him is a private investigator tailing a man whose wife suspec...more
Oct 29, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.80
**spoiler alert** I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Grace lives in the Minnesota woods and has a pack of wolves who she often sees in her yard, in particular there i...more
Dec 17, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Territory
3.74
**spoiler alert** In Serenity Found (essays about the Serenity/ Firefly ‘verse) there’s an essay by Bruce Bethke explaining why there’s so little scie...more
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
 
Impossible (Impossible, #1)
3.66
**spoiler alert** Werlin, who I've never read before, a new author!!!, doesn’t typically write YA paranormal novels, but she wrote this as an answer t...more
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
After
3.72
I would rather read a more mindless book than I think this one is with what is going on in my life now, but the library wants this back…

And even with...more
Oct 20, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Katniss and Peeta are chosen by lottery as District 12’s representatives in the annual Hunger Games, where the only way either of them can emerge is t...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 22, 2009
 
The Mystery of Grace
3.91
Unlike most of de Lint‘s urban fantasy, which takes place in his made- up Northeastern rustbelt city of Newford, this takes place in a made- up desert...more
Apr 29, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
Identical
4.34
A blank verse novel, Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical twins, their enemies and boyfriends can’t even tell them apart. Their father Ray is a judge an...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
Dog Days (Dog Days, #1)
3.49
I’m looking forward to many more of these! Mason is a jazz guitarist in San Francisco and he’s good enough that he makes his meager living sitting in...more
Sep 08, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
The Lace Reader
3.44
None
not set
Jun 18, 2009
Rss More books shelved as 'best-book-i-read-in-2009' »