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A Wedding in December
Well I bought this thinking it would be my tie-breaker for Anita Shreve. I've read two book by her that I enjoyed and two that I flat out hated. I won...more
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
The Other Side of the Bridge
I read this book because I loved Crow Lake and just loved how it was written. Now I am a convert to Mary Lawson and I will read anything she puts out...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ
So I'm typing this with one hand and making my tinfoil hat with the other because YOU GUYS! This is the craziest thing I've ever read.

Honestly, the f...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
So, I’m an internet person. I was a teenager when the internet was “new” and I jumped on board and didn’t look back. I have good friends who live in m...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
The Mercy of Thin Air
For me, this book was just ok. When I read the back, I was really intrigued. A book written from a ghost's point of view, yadda yadda. Sounds good to...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
No One You Know
I read this in just a couple of sittings. It sucked me in from the beginning and hooked me til the end. I loved how she talked about the elements of s...more
Oct 24, 2008
Oct 23, 2008

You guys, this is worth all of the caps and excessive punctuation in the world.

I want Rainbow Rowell to be...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Every Boat Turns South
When I read the book-flap of this book, I have to admit that I automatically got nervous.

The first thing that made me nervous is that I know literall...more
May 20, 2009
May 18, 2009
Altar of Bones
Had this been written as some kind of satire, I would have probably chuckled along even though satire is not at all my thing. But it wasn't. This auth...more
Mar 09, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
American Wife
While this book was, honestly, nothing how I pictured it before I started, I really loved it. I thought that the decision to not break it into chapter...more
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
North and South (North and South, #1)
So, the first 150 pages of this took me FOREVER to read. I just couldn't get into it, couldn't remember who was who and just felt generally kind of ov...more
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
I got this book thrust upon me one evening by a friend. I'm not really into fantasy, so I mostly took it just to be nice. I let it lay around for awhi...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
Sophie's Choice
This was a hard book for me to rate, because one part of the story (Sophie's history), I was totally intrigued by and it kept me guessing and really g...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1)
I don't usually read mystery-type books. I always figure they have awful writing and annoying characters. I don't know why, this is just something tha...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
With the exception of the first few chapters, I devoured all of this in one day. Wow.

I am usually a little turned off by books with huge, sprawling ca...more
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Jane Eyre
I know that it's crazy, because I'm such a book worm, that I'd never read this before. Even crazier is that I didn't even know the plot, I went in tot...more
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Spilling Clarence
Eh. I thought that the premise of this book was a good one: a drug company has a fire, thus exposing the members of the community to a chemical that o...more
Oct 04, 2008
Oct 03, 2008
Then We Came to the End
I skipped like 100 pages total of this one.
There were laugh-out-loud parts, and I appreciated that the point of view was unique... but overall, I w...more
May 14, 2009
May 12, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

I literally just finished #7 and I feel sort of breathless. The last 3 or 4 chapters were so intense that I would forget to breathe.

Can't imagine...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
Girl With a Pearl Earring
This book first came onto my radar when I was a senior in high school because I was taking a humanities class where we talked about this painting. The...more
Jan 21, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
All He Ever Wanted
After I read the first chapter of this book, I almost decided not to keep going. The language just really got on my nerves. Also annoying: at LEAST on...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
Love Story
When I picked this book up I had no idea what a fast little read it would be. I read it in just 2 short sittings.

I kept thinking two things through t...more
Jan 05, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
Her Fearful Symmetry
If I could give 3.5 stars, that is what I'd give this one. Goodreads, give me a half star to work with, it'd make rating so much easier! :)

I thought...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
I have had this book on my To Be Read pile for the longest time and for some reason I kept putting it off. I finally picked it up & couldn't reall...more
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Sophie's World
The first half of this book was just fascinating to me. It explored ideas that I was unfamiliar with and explained them in a way that was easy to unde...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I seriously devoured this book. I got it yesterday evening and stayed up late at night reading, even though I knew I had to be at work in the morning....more
Aug 29, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife
I remember reading Diary of A Young Girl when I was 10 or 11 then again when I was 14 or so then again when I was 16... and so on and so forth. This i...more
Nov 04, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
William Howard Taft: In the Public Service
Some presidents have really sucky reputations and I’m not talking ol’ Mr. Impeachment Andrew Johnson. I’m talking… Chester Arthur and his whiskers, Wi...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
The Coma
I sat down and read this all in one sitting this morning.

Because of the situation (narrator in a coma, struggling to get out), it was pretty well impo...more
May 03, 2009
May 02, 2009
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
I think that I went into this book with too high of expectations. I liked it, but just not as much as I expected to based on everyone's reviews.

I thin...more
Feb 10, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
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