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War And Peace: 3 Volumes (Everyman's Library Classics)
4.31
I especially enjoyed reading this after reading Anna Karenina. Tolstoy's style felt familiar from the start, which was helpful since the cast of chara ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
 
Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree
4.11
**spoiler alert** The three star rating has a caveat. I really liked the first 75% of this book, but the last 25% was frustrating. I tried to just enj ...more
Jul 14, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis
3.53
This book is just what I should have expected but didn't. For a brief time, I thought I might actually learn about Pete the man. The book does give a ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
The 19th Wife
3.62
I liked the format of this book... different chapters from personal diaries in early Mormon history, contemporary memoir, back to older books and inte ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
Loving Frank
3.70
I studied Frank Lloyd Wright's work in college, but had no idea about his turbulent personal life. Even though this is a work of fiction, I feel like ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
 
La's Orchestra Saves the World
3.62
I'll admit that I'm reviewing this before I actually finish it. That could change everything, but I'm going to assume it won't. I only have about 30 p ...more
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
 
Bossypants
3.93
I hate to give Bossypants the same rating as Pride and Prejudice, but it's really great, so I will. It's possible that this is the best audiobook I've ...more
May 09, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #1)
4.09
I can honestly say that this is the first time I've preferred a movie or television version of a story to the original book version. Forester does a w ...more
Jun 12, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
Espresso Tales (44 Scotland Street, #2)
3.85
I enjoyed this book, although I did skim a bit at the end. I'm not very good at sticking with entire series of books, so this might just be my commitm ...more
Aug 10, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Orphan Train
4.09
I love it when I can learn something about history while just hearing/reading a good story. That was definitely the case in this story.
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
 
The Help
4.44
I've been putting this book off for a long time, just getting through other things first for no particular reason, and now I totally understand why fr ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
 
Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic, #4)
3.62
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series, but book number four wasn't quite as fun. There were certainly parts of the book that made me l ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
3.78
Maybe my hopes were too high for this book. The jokes were funny for the most part, and they did connect remarkably with the subject matter in questio ...more
May 18, 2009
May 08, 2009
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.78
I think I'm giving up on Chevalier after this. I really liked two of her earlier books, Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Virgin Blue, but several sin ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
 
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
3.61
The main character of this series grew on me from book one to book two. I'm used to her philosophical musings now, and I really do like the overall fe ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams
3.22
I don't like jumping on the bandwagon for super popular authors (personal aversion that is completely idiotic), but I'm reluctantly joining McCall Smi ...more
Nov 05, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
On the Road
3.66
I read this book knowing that it wasn't really my style of reading material, but hoping that maybe my assumption (based on reading the first page or t ...more
Jun 03, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
April & Oliver
3.44
This book was pretty good, but I don't feel like I could recommend it to people. It covers some rough subject matter--sexual abuse and generally abusi ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Tuck Everlasting
3.83
I was tempted to give this five stars instead of four (which is reserved for a few of my very favorites). Babbitt's writing style is so lyrical, and i ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1)
3.36
This is the first of the Isabel Dalhousie series, and I have to say that I like the 44 Scotland Street series a bit more. That isn't to say that this ...more
Aug 2009
Jul 12, 2009
 
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
4.03
This story is largely what you would expect--racial identity issues, the author's incredibly strong mother, and the family's journey through social di ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
The White Tiger
3.69
I liked reading about a part of the world that my reading doesn't usually venture into, but one or two descriptions of spewing blood weren't ideal for ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 01, 2009
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.04
Austen has been my favorite author for years, but I somehow never got around to reading Sense and Sensibility. I think the movie version with Emma Tho ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
I love, love, love this book!! If it were possible, I would want to morph into the main character, or at least steal her writing style and penchant fo ...more
Dec 03, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
 
Love Among the Chickens (Ukridge, #1)
3.74
This wasn't my favorite Wodehouse ever, but it was up to standard at certain moments. I definitely laughed out loud on a few occasions. I just miss go ...more
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street #1)
3.60
This book transitions perfectly from page to audio. McCall Smith originally published the book in a daily format, so the pace of the story moves quick ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3)
3.76
I'll admit that I like these books more and more as the series goes on. Becky is growing up a bit, so even though her problems are getting bigger, she ...more
May 08, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1)
3.70
The reader for this audio book seemed a bit off the mark for the protagonist, but I really liked her interpretation of most supporting characters, so ...more
Apr 08, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (44 Scotland Street #5)
3.92
Another installment in the 44 Scotland Street Series. I really like where this book took some of the main characters, including the never-aging Bertie ...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.16
This was a really good read! The storyline got me excited about racing, which is saying something. And it centered around the life of a family through ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Apr 02, 2009
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