Loving Frank
3.68
Loving the Excellent Writing
This remarkable work of fiction is well worth reading for many reasons. First and foremost, it is extremely well written a...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
Broken for You
3.77
Broken Lives Pieced Back Together
This was a book club selection that received a luke warm review from our group of ten. I, however, was one of the few...more
Apr 2010
Apr 20, 2010
 
Twin Pact
5.00
Starts With a Suicide . . . Ends With a ??
This story follows all the rules of good storytelling and I was riveted from the first page. Told from the p...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
Going Rogue: An American Life
3.28
First of all, I didn't buy this book--I borrowed it. I think Palin quit her job as governor of Alaska to cash-in on her celebrity and I don't think th...more
not set
Nov 24, 2009
 
Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary
3.82
Moms: Blow Off Some of That Menopausal Steam and Read This Book

This book did what very few books have done during my active reading career. It made me...more
May 2012
May 21, 2012
 
From Grief to Celebration, How One Family Learned to Embrace the Gift of Down Syndrome
4.71
Fall in Love with Alex . . . AND Gary
I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this book, From Grief to Celebration: How One Family Le...more
Jan 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Best Kept Secret
3.84
The Human Condition: One Woman’s Story
This story covers a relatively short period of time in a woman’s life. Best Kept Secret reveals the secret of a...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Irish Twins
3.80
This is the story of two sets of Irish Twins—Anne and Molly—and Anne’s daughters, Jennifer and Catherine. Also known as Jenny and Caylie, they are app...more
Feb 28, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
The Help
4.44
Finding Their Voices
To anyone who has difficulty or issues with the author's use of dialect (specifically, the inconsistencies pertaining to white sou...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
 
Madame Mirabou's School of Love
3.82
Scent of Hours
This is the story of a recently divorced woman named Nikki, who tries to find her way in the world while feeling bitter and bewildered....more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
 
Waltz of the Asparagus People: The Further Adventures of Piano Girl
4.38
Do I Look Fat?
Robin Meloy Goldsby is a wonderful storyteller. In her new collection, Waltz of the Asparagus People (you’ll have to read it for yoursel...more
May 2011
May 09, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
My teenage daughter insisted I read this and, I admit, it had me engrossed from start to finish. This is the first person account of a young girl in a...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
Bunco Babes Tell All
3.84
Not as Much About Bunco as it is About One of the Babes
This is a fast read. Very fast, with snappy dialogue and colorful characters. I admit I felt ob...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.77
Getting to Know Obama, the Man
There is no way around expressing that this is a remarkably well-written memoir. Per the title, the author, Barack “Barr...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Liberty Rising
5.00
This Book Does More Than Preach To The Choir
I don’t think I was the target audience for this book. But as a political independent, I should be. And I...more
Aug 2010
Sep 04, 2010
 
Skinnydipping
3.17
A Skinny Line Between Fiction and Reality
Reading this book felt like being immersed in a Bethenny Frankel marathon of her reality television world, in...more
May 03, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
3.86
She Went West To Live With The Indians
This is the remarkable, well-structured tale of May Dodd, a debutant from Chicago, who according to family legen...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
The Imperfectionists
3.54
It Was Like Being Back in the Newsroom
This book reads like a collection of short stories that culminate into the brief history of the life of an Inter...more
Jul 25, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit
3.08
The Phenomenon that IS Facebook
Emily Liebert had a brilliant concept for a book, and Facebook Fairytales doesn't disappoint. As a fan of this phenomen...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
 
Still Alice
4.26
Far More Than a List of Symptoms
This fictional story of Dr. Alice Howland, renowned Harvard Professor of Linguistics, and her experience with early on...more
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
Trans-Sister Radio
3.70
Does it All Come Down to Muscle Spasms?
This was the choice for our December book club and, as it turns out, the only reason I read it. Overall, it was...more
Dec 04, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.69
"Praise the Lord," said the Parrot
This is one of those books that might not grab you in the first fifty pages. You may be tempted to cast it aside and...more
Oct 06, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
 
Pope Joan
4.05
Did You Know There Was a Female Pope?
When a book is recommended to you over and over again, it’s definitely a good idea to take the recommendation. Su...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
The Bridge at Valentine
3.94
Romeo and Juliet in the Idaho Frontier
This is the very well written tale of a Mormon, Idaho sheep-farming family named Caldwell, which takes place in...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Cutting for Stone
4.26
My Highest Recommendation
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys GREAT, descriptive writing. It's a coming of age story--a family tale--fill...more
Mar 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
South of Broad
3.72
Beautiful prose and sharp, witty dialogue. This book was a real love letter to the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The story, told by a boy/man na...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Smart One and the Pretty One
3.51
Claire LaZebnik Nails It
I love a good sister story and found this one, The Smart One and the Pretty One, thoroughly enjoyable. It’s not a stretch of t...more
Oct 13, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
The Book of Ralph: A Novel
3.60
Good Enough to Read Twice

This is a fantastic read--a real page-turner. Congratulations to John McNally for being a gifted storyteller and for putting...more
Jul 2004
Jun 20, 2007
 
Caught Stealing (Hank Thompson, #1)
4.08
This Cat Has Nine Lives

I didn't know what I was getting into when I picked up this book. The title, Caught Stealing, at first suggested a crime story;...more
Apr 2006
Jun 27, 2007
 
The Bunko Babes
3.34
Borrowed Interest on Bunko
If it's Christian fiction you're interested in reading, this is a good book for you. If, however, you seek out this book to...more
Mar 2008
Mar 13, 2008
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