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War and Peace
4.09
I am no longer afraid of the big ass Russian novel.* Who knew it would be so readable? The most difficult thing about it was keeping all of the charac ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Jul 28, 2009
 
Oliver Twist
3.82
I swear Dickens named one of his characters Master Bates on purpose.
Oct 04, 2011
Jul 27, 2009
 
The Third Policeman
4.03
According to the "Atomic Theory", I am 80% couch.
Aug 10, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
4.25
Cancer fucking sucks.
Feb 22, 2011
Nov 14, 2010
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.17
Over 3,000 people rated this book 1 star?! What... why... how...? To them I repeat what was once so eloquently stated in the timeless classic film Bil ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jun 05, 2009
 
A Moveable Feast
4.03
It's official. I'm a gossip whore. Try as I might to deny it, I love hearing the dirt on other people. It should come as no surprise then that my favo ...more
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
A Briefer History of Time
4.16
There's nothing like the contemplation of the universe for making one feel simultaneously awe struck and incredibly insignificant.

Kind of random, but
...more
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
 
Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)
3.87
I am one of only 10 or so people - worldwide, it seems - who thought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sucked. I'm ok with that. The world would be a bo ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
 
Ulysses
3.72
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I am free at last!

This review will be all over the place, as I have so many conflicting thoughts regar
...more
Feb 2010
Apr 02, 2009
 
The Instructions
4.04
A song so appropriate it was referenced in the book: You And Whose Army

I don't think that I will ever be able to properly review this book. I'm defini
...more
May 27, 2012
Aug 30, 2010
 
Night Film
3.76

You know, I can't properly review this book without spoiling something. What I can tell you is that:

1. I had high expectations going in (years of anti
...more
Jul 27, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
 
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
3.84
6/27/13

No, Boxall and Co., this is not one of the books that I had to read before I die. For me, this is on par with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -
...more
Jun 27, 2013
Mar 25, 2011
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
What a disappointment. Maybe I'd feel differently if I'd read it back in high school, but this crumby book just annoyed the hell out of me. It really ...more
May 12, 2009
Aug 13, 2008
 
Okay for Now
4.21
I don't know you, Gary D. Schmidt, but I love you. I had to stop reading your latest book while in the doctor's waiting room because it was making me ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
So Much for That
3.66
I don't think Shriver meant to describe her own book with the following passage, but she did:

"Remember how sometimes, in the middle, a movie seems to
...more
Jun 30, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
The Slap
3.12
The people in this book are all kinds of fucked up. Take this exchange between a mother and her teenage son:

She cleared her throat and suddenly barked
...more
Sep 25, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
 
The Hapless Child
4.36
This is the perfect book to read to your child when they are going through one of their whiney "It's not faaaaaaaaair" phases. Really? You want to see ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
The Goldfinch
3.86
I really did enjoy parts of this book, but they were ultimately swallowed up by all of the pointlessness and bloat. Pretty disappointing.
Mar 21, 2015
Jan 06, 2014
 
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
3.57
Shit. Nicely written shit, but still shit.
Jan 17, 2014
Apr 21, 2010
 
Throw Like a Girl
3.39
I love happy endings as much as the next girl. Sunshine, rainbows, fluffy white kittens... what's not to like? There is something satisfying in closin ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
The Silent Land
3.61
3.5 stars

I might have even given this 4 stars had I read it in winter. Does that sound weird? Some books are just seasonal to me, and this is definite
...more
Jul 11, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories
4.27
Reading this for the second time! March, 2011
So. I'm done - still love it, still one of my favorites. But I noticed this time around that reading thes
...more
Apr 21, 2011
May 15, 2009
 
Bossypants
3.93
My husband and I listened to this audiobook during the 2400 miles of traveling we did this past weekend. It almost made being in the car for hours on ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Nov 14, 2011
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
August 1, 2013 - third read - Like meeting up with an old friend.


May 27, 2011 - I first read this in 8th grade. Nearly 20 years (and numerous books) l
...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 12, 2008
 
Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia
3.84
This excellent review (and the subsequent dog pile of comments made by the author's overzealous followers) are the reasons why.
not set
Mar 26, 2012
 
Paper Towns
4.02
It's official. I adore John Green.
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
 
The Virgin Suicides
3.81
This was my first book by Eugenides and one of the best books I've read all year. It was haunting and heartbreaking. Normally I get annoyed when I rea ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Aug 18, 2008
 
Duma Key
3.89
I have had a week of non-stop packing and moving from one house to another. Not only does this make me feel like I have the lower back of an 80 year o ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 26, 2009
 
Lotería
3.46
I have to start by raving about how beautiful this book is. The feel of the book itself and its cover, the gorgeous illustrations by Jarrod Taylor, th ...more
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
The Fatal Lozenge
4.24
Fatal Lozenge is tied with The Gashlycrumb Tinies for best alphabet book EVER. This 5 star rating is brought to you by the letter S:

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...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
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