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The Garden Of Emuna
This was a fantastic book to read. I loved the simplicity of it and how it really lays out the framework that human beings never have a need to feel o ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Dec 21, 2009
The Probable Future
This was a fantastic book! It was beautifully written and nicely plotted. Basically, at the age of 13, each girl in the family develops some type of s ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Playing For Time
I remember seeing this as a "made for TV" movie back when I was 11 or 12. My mom and I watched it together, and I remember when I was at school the ne ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
The Blue Nowhere
I stopped reading this book at about the halfway point. Perhaps it is because I have read so many tech and cyberpunk thrillers from masters of those g ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Sarah's Key
This was a powerful tale of a Jewish family in Occupied France and explores what happened during the Vél’d'Hiv roundup and beyond. A little girl decid ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
This was one of James Rollins' first novels and was a very interesting read. I love novels (and non-fiction books as well) that explore different plot ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Mission Flats
I read Defending Jacob and loved it. That's why I decided to read Mission Flats. Well, Mission Flats fell flat for me. I did manage to finish it, but ...more
Jun 04, 2013
May 31, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I'll start off by saying that I'm aware that the author's writing could have used some good editing and quite a bit of polish. But I didn't go in to t ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
North of Beautiful
I've really enjoyed reading some YA titles over the past couple of years and this is one of them! Terra is a very beautiful girl who just happens to h ...more
May 12, 2011
May 06, 2011
Black Out
This was a well-crafted, flawlessly-paced psychological thriller that definitely kept me up way too late until I finished it. Instead of being a thril ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
This final book in the Fifty Shades series sort of took a nosedive for me. I definitely wanted to finish it and see what the final outcome was for Ana ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
This book was a pleasant surprise. I appreciated the symbolism and the powerful allegories within. It was beautifully written and is definitely a book ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
The Never List
Excellent psychological thriller, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
This was a really good tech thriller. Pineiro is was an engineer for 22 years (worked for AMD, I think) building microprocessors, so who better to wri ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Handle with Care
Well, since Stephen King rated this as one of his top reads of the Summer of 2009, I figured I can't go wrong. We shall see. Update: It was overall a ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Gerritsen's books are always entertaining, fast-paced, with rising conflict/tension that keeps me interested long past the time I should have turned o ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
Book of Days
I chose this book because of the subject matter. The main character has lost his dad to Alzheimer's and is on a spiritual quest to find out if there i ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
American Psycho
Excellent book. After working as a therapist for years, I'm pretty desensitized. However, even if I weren't, I believe I would still be able to see pa ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
The Second Opinion
Since this plot featured a protagonist who is a very high-functioning physician with Asperger's, I knew it would be an interesting read. I know some o ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Considering my ongoing interest in this type of subject, I am not sure why I never got around to reading this book until now. It did not disappoint an ...more
Jul 12, 2015
Jul 12, 2015
I am a huge fan of Greg Bear's science fiction. But this "near future" fiction novel was not nearly as good as his hard core sci-fi novels. He include ...more
May 26, 2010
May 25, 2010
Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated
Very good book about creating vibrant characters! It has definitely helped me with the novel I'm working on.
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Dec 07, 2008
The Hidden Girl
This book was an absolutely perfect psychological thriller. It was the first of Millar's books that I have read, and I love her writing style and the ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
Sing You Home
Excellent novel that explores a variety of contemporary topics such as IVF, pregnancy losses, gay marriage, etc. I have felt that a few of Picoult's n ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
The psychological conflict was definitely there - it built slowly and carefully. Unfortunately, I saw the ending coming early on. I hate when that hap ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
Daemon (Daemon, #1)
Excellent book. Basically a wealthy computer game designer becomes ill and dies of brain cancer. After his death, a series of daemons he wrote the cod ...more
May 14, 2010
May 11, 2010
The House Next Door
This was a classic supernatural novel that I had not read, and after having a few people recommend it, I decided to give it a try. As others have ment ...more
Apr 30, 2011
May 01, 2011
Mount Dragon
This was one of the authors' earlier novels and delved into the subject matter of altering our human genome. I had initially thought the novel would b ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Day After Night
Beautifully written historical fiction about 4 young women who ended up at Atlit, a "camp" (aka a detention camp)in Palestine shortly after WWII ended ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
I love Brandon Massey's novels! I read some of his later works first and then decided to go back and read this first novel of his that he self-publish ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
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