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The Zookeeper's Wife
This book was different then I thought. It tells the story of a zookeeper and his wife (surprise!) that have a zoo in Poland. When WWII starts the ani ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
My husband gave me this book for Christmas, which is funny because I almost bought it for him!

Apparently I didn't know much about the Lincoln assassin
Feb 04, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women
This book was interesting (for book club this month). Tells a snippet about women in Utah's history and what they did / who they were. I felt like the ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Mornings on Horseback
Really interesting to read about Teddy Roosevelt's early years. Only wished the book hadn't stopped so I could read more about his life once he entere ...more
Nov 25, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
This is a dense book that took me a while to get through, but very interesting and educational. With September 11th, I felt like Bin Laden came out of ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Nov 01, 2008
Cane River
This tells the story of Lalita Tademy's ancestry - how they came out of slavery and the "bleaching line." The writing isn't spectacular, but the story ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 12, 2009
Between Shades of Gray
This book was heart-wrenchingly sad. It follows a young girl growing up in Lithuania whose family is taken away at a moments notice on a train, separa ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Aug 30, 2012
Gulag: A History
I have had this on my to-read list for a long time. I didn't know anything about the Soviet Gulag and so thought this would be insightful. It was a ve ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Nov 01, 2008
Schindler's List
Although a heavy read, it gives real insight into what living through the Holocaust was really like (something that none of us can probably ever reall ...more
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
I know so little about the atomic bombs. This book was raw insight into how lives were impacted in Hiroshima. Follows six individuals over years of ti ...more
Aug 2015
Nov 01, 2008
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
This tells the amazing and inspitring story of the Washington crew team and the1936 Olympics in Germany. I loved reading about this time period, learn ...more
Jul 12, 2015
May 26, 2015
The Great Train Robbery
This book was different than I thought - more historical than narrative. I found it very interesting and wonder how much of it is fact (from looking o ...more
May 12, 2010
Nov 21, 2009
Cold Mountain
This book started out slow for me and there were some slow parts throughout the story, but I really liked the overall story and the writing. I would g ...more
Mar 2008
Nov 01, 2008
My Name is Mary Sutter
I liked this book but just got bored by the end. Predictable. Didn't love the war and history parts.
Apr 03, 2014
Jun 21, 2010
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Jul 2009
May 10, 2009
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Jan 2009
Nov 12, 2008
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
Feb 2008
Sep 24, 2008
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Apr 2006
Sep 24, 2008
The Book Thief
Apr 20, 2009
Sep 24, 2008
The Killer Angels
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
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