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Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)
This book made me second guess my judgmental stance on "chick lit." It's a genre I usually avoid, mostly because I tend to be a pretentious asshole. B...more
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Sep 05, 2007
Heart of Darkness
I know as an English major I am supposed to find this work brilliant and important, but I just don't. I hate it. I hated it the first time I read it,...more
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Sep 05, 2007
Four Blind Mice
As usual, listened to a Patterson murder mystery when driving to Virginia in the middle of the night. I need something that will keep me awake (althou...more
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Jan 19, 2010
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Difficult to read this story because it's so utterly terrifying. But it's well-written and completely engrossing. Was constantly torn between not want...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
The Teleportation Accident
Hilarious. Found myself wanting to read passages out loud, which is always a good sign. Definitely recommend it.
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
People of the Book
Absolutely loved this book. I found the historical fiction portions incredible--very moving, very enlightening. I loved learning about different relig...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
**spoiler alert** SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! 2.5 stars. Here's my beef--it's not that she killed off Tris. (Although honestly I don't think killing Tris enhan...more
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
I have never learned more from a single book than I did from Devil in the White City. I had no idea how important the Chicago World's Fair was in U.S....more
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Jun 18, 2008
In One Person
3.5 stars.

I love John Irving. LOVE him. I've read almost everything he's written. He writes incredible stories with interesting, well-rounded charact...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1)
I really wanted to like this book...the main character is an over-achieving/Type-A/chronic good girl lawyer. Several times throughout the story I rela...more
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Sep 27, 2011
Are You My Mother?
3.5 stars. Insightful and well-written, with wonderful illustrations. But I just didn't love this one the way I loved "Fun Home". I think the fact tha...more
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
South of Broad
So very, very disappointed in this book. I love Pat Conroy. I've loved his work for years. The Prince of Tides is one of my favorite novels, as is The...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Night Film
Plot-wise, this book was fun. Once the plot came to its conclusion, I wasn't sure how good it really was, but it definitely kept me interested for all...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
3.5 stars....definitely couldn't put it down towards the end. And definitely planning on reading the rest of the series. I really loved the main chara...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom, #1)
I don't even know where to begin. This book made me feel so many feelings. Mostly depression. And anger. And I mostly hated the main character, with f...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Brilliant, brilliant book. Loved every minute of it. The dual perspective of the novel--narrator currently living as a man, looking back on his childh...more
Jan 2006
Sep 05, 2007
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Meh. Very disappointed in this one. I read "Little Altars Everywhere" and "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" years and years ago, but I reme...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
Never Let Me Go
Loved this one, but if you asked me why, I'm not sure I could say exactly. While I was reading it I wasn't especially impressed, but I COULD NOT PUT I...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
So...I guess I would really give this one 3.5 stars (ARGH! Why aren't half-stars an option????) because I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the previou...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Last Night in Twisted River
Really a 3.5 stars review. As you all know, I love John Irving with an undying and unnatural passion. The man can do no wrong in my opinion. But I mus...more
Feb 13, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Homer & Langley
Won this one in a "First Reads" drawing. Really, really enjoyed it. This novel tells the story of two brothers in NYC, and their increasingly bizarre,...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Howards End: Centennial Edition
Have I mentioned how much I love E.M. Forster? I think I have....about a dozen times. Probably getting tiresome by now. And this novel was so....FORST...more
May 06, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
The Cutting Season
2.5 stars. I liked the interesting and sometimes disturbing aspect of a woman coming back to her hometown to manage the plantation where her ancestors...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Fun Home
Fantastic read. Couldn't put it down.

This is a graphic memoir focused largely on the author's relationship with her father. It's fascinating, and fun...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
The Big Sleep
Torn between 3 and 4 stars for this one. On the one hand, it's a great classic detective novel, and Marlowe is a fabulously entertaining character. An...more
Oct 04, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
The Middlesteins
2.5 stars. This book confused me--Attenburg is clearly a talented writer. She can turn a phrase beautifully. But she could NOT make me care about any...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
The Thirteenth Tale
Oh, The Thirteenth Tale. How do I describe you? I honestly didn't hate this book until the very end. Yes, it was overly dramatic and completely ridicu...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
Guests on Earth
2.5 stars, really. I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. Smith is a wonderful writer, and her earlier novels (Oral History, Fair and Te...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Alias Grace
I think I've gotten in a bad habit of rounding all of my "3.5 star" books up to 4 stars...I think if half stars were an option, this would be a 3.5. C...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Dad Is Fat
Torn on how to rate this one. Honestly, this book wasn't all that funny or entertaining. There were a few moments that made me chuckle, but overall, i...more
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
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