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In the Kitchen
2.68
I really, really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded interesting...London chef in multi-cultural hotel restaurant tries to combine a long-ti...more
May 19, 2010
May 14, 2010
 
The Southern Woman: New and Selected Fiction (Modern Library)
3.68
I guess I am just not the right audience for "Southern" literature. I have a trail of unfinished books by authors acclaimed as "classic examples" of w...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
 
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
4.27
I don't really know if "couldn't finish" really applies. That, to me, means that I just couldn't bear to slog through the rest of the book. With this...more
not set
Apr 22, 2010
 
The Early Stories
4.17
I know that I'm SUPPOSED to be impressed with John Updike, and maybe in a different spot of time I WOULD be, but not right now. I couldn't get through...more
Jun 2009
Jun 17, 2009
 
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
3.44
The only one of Crusie's books that I couldn't get through. Normally her books make me laugh out loud, but this one just didn't grab me. The story's a...more
not set
Feb 10, 2009
 
Wicked Lies (Wicked Series, #2)
3.82
Her books are getting so repetitive! Crazy misogynistic psycho who hears voices targets innocent women who then get aided by flawed but rugged man. Ya...more
not set
Sep 19, 2011
 
Sleepless
3.66
I love Charlie Huston, but I just couldn't get into this book. I gave it more than 100 pages, but I just didn't care about any of the characters, and...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
Drood
3.45
Too long, too full of unimportant details, and not even a few scenes of mastery by Simmons set in the underground of London could keep me reading this...more
not set
Dec 02, 2009
 
Havisham
3.09
Boring. Dull. Uninteresting. Slow. What else can I say? The main character, who should have been FASCINATING, was so flighty and shallow I couldn't be...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
3.49
How many pages does it take to tell us that all mothers have their doubts, cut corners and generally think of themselves as "not as good as everyone e...more
not set
Nov 21, 2012
 
Bad Blood
3.36
I couldn't finish this book...not because it was poorly written, but I just found it rather dull. It really sounded like something I would like, and m...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.27
Not nearly as witty as it thinks it is, this was like reading the novelization of a third-rate Monty Python knockoff. I didn't care what happened, eve...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
Still can't figure out why this one is a "classic"...annoying and unlikeable characters, whiny heroine, awful man...ugh. Couldn't finish, AGAIN!
Jun 02, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well
3.22
I just couldn't get into this book, even though it sounded like something right up my alley. The main character was so very unlikeable, and the story...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
Mr. Timothy
3.58
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Feb 10, 2009
 
Atonement
3.83
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Sep 19, 2011
 
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
4.14
None
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
You're Grounded Forever...But First, Let's Go Shopping: The Challenges Mothers Face with Their Daughters and Ten Timely Solutions
3.31
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not set
Mar 09, 2011
 
Titanic, First Accounts
3.76
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Jul 02, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Regeneration (Regeneration, #1)
4.02
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not set
Jun 29, 2009
 
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
4.27
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not set
Jun 29, 2009
 
The Book of Madness and Cures
2.89
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not set
Mar 02, 2013
 
We Need New Names
3.68
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Oct 19, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
 
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
4.15
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Nov 29, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
 
Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, #1)
4.09
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Apr 19, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
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