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The Writing Class
3.44
I love her writing but I don't like mysteries.
Aug 2010
Nov 19, 2010
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
His "Into Thin Air" was amazing book. This one is well written too but the subject manner is so devastating and sad that I can't say I actually enjoye...more
not set
Nov 20, 2008
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.04
My second favorite Austen, after Emma.
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
Middle Men: Stories
3.85
LOVED these stories. Being from the same area (So Cal) and roughly the same age as Jim Gavin, these stories hit a little too close to home sometimes....more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
Absolutely delicious!
Feb 24, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Half a Life
3.54
Heartbreaking and true. Not so much a memoir as an exploration of the soul and what it means to live life honestly.
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Home Land
3.63
Love his voice.
Jun 30, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
 
The Best of The Minister of Culture
4.00
A fun read.
Aug 2010
Nov 19, 2010
 
Swamplandia!
3.19
I wanted to be so impressed but I just wasn't. The description and atmosphere were first rate but not enough actual story. And I really didn't like th...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
Thin Is the New Happy
3.25
Very well written and interesting and heart-breaking. For anyone who has ever had body issues and for people who love people with body issues!
not set
Nov 20, 2008
 
Greetings from Below
3.88
Just wonderful. David creates an exceptional voice in these stories and leaves you wanting more. Loved how the descriptions of Las Vegas are so vivid...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
3.85
absolutely brilliant and heartbreaking and sometimes like a punch to the stomach in her ability to take your breath away and leave you in pain simulta...more
Sep 14, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
 
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
3.83
Amazing. Genius. Disturbing. Otherworldly. Must-read.
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
 
The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green
3.42
Good tips for living green easily and cheaply.
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 20, 2008
 
The World We Found
3.74
Another wonderful book by Thrity!
Feb 15, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
 
The Haunting of Charles Dickens
3.67
Though I haven't read any YA since I was a YA, this book is just terrific. Told from a young girl's point of view, she joins Mr. Charles Dickens on a...more
Jan 20, 2011
Nov 19, 2010
 
For Sale by Owner: Stories
4.53
Ms. Parker's collection of stories is dazzling. They are true and painful and funny. She doesn't pull any punches about the joy and heartbreak that go...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter
3.51
If you are a fan of Harold Pinter - or even if you aren't - this is a must read. Antonia Fraser, a writer herself, gives a very intimate and honest po...more
Nov 10, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
 
The Women
3.46
T.C. is one of my all-time favorite authors and he doesn't disappoint with this fictionalized account of the crazy, brilliant Frank Lloyd Wright and h...more
Jun 17, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
Little Children
3.59
Pretty good. Good job at keeping a balance of uncomfortable/compelling that made me finish the book even though I wasn't sure I wanted to.
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
3.47
Entertaining and well-written. Any book that can make me feel sympathy for the Wicked Witch has got to be good.
not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
Busy Monsters
3.29
Loved it! Every word of it and wished it was about 200 pages longer.
Oct 31, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
3.83
Just read the title story so far and was totally blown away.
Aug 13, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
4.11
Enthralling and sad.
Nov 10, 2008
Nov 20, 2008
 
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
4.25
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Dec 30, 2012
 
Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories
3.70
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
4.27
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
4.42
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
The God of Small Things
3.88
None
not set
Mar 18, 2012
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
3.96
None
not set
Aug 28, 2011
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