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Sharp Objects
3.89
One girl has turned up murdered and another is missing in the small town of Wind Gap, Missouri. Camille Preaker, a journalist and recovering cutter (h ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
3.93
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this! Joshilyn Jackson is a master storyteller! I was hooked immediately and kept turning pages, desperat ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2011
 
The Stolen Child
3.70
7 year old Henry Day runs away from home, hides in a hollow tree and is taken by changelings. He becomes Aniday and the changeling who takes his place ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
3.80
A young girl disappears from a tent in her backyard and is never seen again, a man’s teenage daughter is brutally murdered while working in his law of ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
Haunted
3.57
I honestly don't know if I loved or hated this audio book. I kept turning it off, horrified by what I'd just heard, but then I always felt compelled t ...more
Feb 10, 2008
Feb 02, 2008
 
The Time Machine
3.84
I hadn't read this before. Pretty great stuff, though I did have a few nightmares about those Morlocks...
Jul 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
You know how reviews are always saying “This is like nothing you’ve ever read”? This is really like nothing you’ve ever read – or nothing I have, anyw ...more
Nov 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
Catching Genius
3.70
The wonderful book follows two sisters, Constance who was raised in the shadow of Estella, a math prodigy. The estranged sisters reunite as adults to ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 24, 2007
 
Crocus
4.52
Fantastic, powerful stuff. I got completely lost in these poems. Karin Gottshall makes me want to be a better writer.
not set
May 16, 2008
 
The Seal Wife
3.21
I came across this book completely by accident -- the title caught my eye when I was sitting in the library. I picked it up and read the whole thing i ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2012
 
In Search of the Rose Notes
3.27
Stayed up way too late finishing this one -- I just had to find out what happened to Rose! The book kept me guessing -- just when I thought I had it f ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
The Girl in the Glass
3.67
1932 Long Island. 3 con men hold séances for rich folks: Schell, the leader; Diego, a 17 year old Mexican and narrator of the story who poses as Odoo, ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Planet of the Apes
3.87
Read this during my summer kick of dystopian novels. I was pleasantly surprised by the ways it was different from the movie (I LOVED those ape movies ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2011
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.01
It took me awhile to get into this, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. It gave me some seriously bad end-the-world nightmares!
not set
Jan 22, 2012
 
The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan, #2)
3.86
I love Mina’s character, Paddy Meehan – thumb ring, green leather coat, food addictions and all. She’s a Glasgow crime reporter who shows up at a dome ...more
Dec 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2)
3.78
What begins as a road rage incident spirals out of control, turning into a bizarre and complex mystery with a cast of characters telling the story fro ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Town House
3.61
What a cast of characters! The agoraphobic son of a rock star, the rock star himself who dies after being bitten by a snapping turtle, the little girl ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Go With Me
3.38
I thought this was a gem of a book. The dialog was spot-on and I loved the way the bad guy (who we only actually see in one short scene) became a full ...more
Apr 03, 2008
Mar 22, 2008
 
The Thin Place
3.26
Sweeping ensemble novel that takes place over the course of one summer in Vermont. Some of the characters include Mees, a 12-year-old girl who has the ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
The Way the Crow Flies
4.06
The book centers on Madeline, a 9 year old living on a Canadian military base in the early 60's, whose classmate is murdered. A book about the power o ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Heart-Shaped Box
3.81
A downright scare-the-bejesus-out-of-you ghost story. An ageing rock star buys a vengeful ghost online (actually, he purchases a suit with a promise t ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 24, 2007
 
Human Oddities: Stories
3.73
Freaks. Siamese twins. The maimed. The deformed. The all-too-human struggles of society's cast outs. Amazing book. Clever. Well written. Other worldly ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Hotel World
3.47
Told in four voices, one being the ghost of a young hotel maid who dies in a terrible accident. Very well done. Original writing. The stories of the f ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
The Liar's Diary
3.57
A roller-coaster ride of a book that shows us the profound damage secrets and denial can do. Very well written with twists and turns that will leave y ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
Pigtopia
3.63
A moving and dark modern day fairy tale. A deformed man with an abusive mother creates a secret pig world in his basement, then befriends a neigborhoo ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 24, 2007
 
Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
4.10
This is a fantastic short story and it was fascinating to read the screenplay as well, and to learn about the journey from story to film. I loved the ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Great Ghost Stories (Thrift Editions)
3.85
A great collection of classics, including "The Monkey's Paw" which I hadn't read in ages -- it was even more wonderful (and truly creepy!) than I reme ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction
3.60
Not the best book on craft, but still very fun for any fan of Patricia Highsmith's work. Some great insight into her own writing process.
Apr 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
My favorite book and one I go back to again and again and learn something new from each time.
not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
And Tango Makes Three
4.26
This is my daughter's favorite bedtime book these days. Absolutely wonderful.
not set
May 16, 2008
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