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Playing For Time
4.13
it was amazing
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 Garden Of Emuna
4.46
it was amazing
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
3.82
it was amazing
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
 
Bergdorf Blondes
3.26
liked it
It's rare that I read anything in the "chick lit" genre, but this book was recommended to me. And, I needed a break from some of the heavy duty thrill ...more
May 30, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Defending Jacob
3.97
it was amazing
This is one of the best legal thrillers I have read, and it's my first of Landay's books. The characters were very well developed with a nice level of ...more
May 02, 2013
May 02, 2013
 
The Blue Nowhere
3.96
did not like it
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
4.14
it was amazing
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
 
Subterranean
4.00
really liked it
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
3.54
it was ok
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
 
The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You
4.00
really liked it
This book was very much what I expected from Wilcock after reading articles and other works he had written and seeing him on television. The book is v ...more
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
 
Tick Tock
3.71
did not like it
I usually enjoy Koontz novels. This one, however, had a ridiculous premise that just didn't go anywhere. So this demonic rag doll type thing is out to ...more
May 04, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
Duma Key
3.92
it was amazing
This is now my favorite Stephen King book of all time. I really loved this one, and I'm sure the location influenced me since I've enjoyed visiting th ...more
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.67
it was amazing
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
3.92
really liked it
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
3.69
it was amazing
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
 
Natchez Burning
4.12
it was amazing
Books by this author are always a treat to read, and I enjoy the setting and historical context in the Penn Cage novels. Natchez Burning was no except ...more
Jan 12, 2016
Dec 20, 2015
 
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
3.88
it was ok
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
3.90
it was amazing
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
3.60
really liked it
Excellent psychological thriller, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
 
Gravity
4.03
really liked it
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
 
Shutdown
3.72
really liked it
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
 
Book of Days
3.98
really liked it
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
 
Handle with Care
3.96
liked it
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
 
The Second Opinion
3.75
really liked it
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
4.10
it was amazing
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
 
Quantico
3.24
did not like it
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
4.07
really liked it
Very good book about creating vibrant characters! It has definitely helped me with the novel I'm working on.
not set
Dec 07, 2008
 
The Hidden Girl
3.50
it was amazing
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
3.75
really liked it
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 Reckoning
3.34
really liked it
One thing Jeff Long absolutely nails is complete immersion in the world he has created, whether it's subterranean depths (The Descent, Deeper) or the ...more
Dec 19, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
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