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Girls of Riyadh
I read this book for bookclub and found it to be a long painful read. I feel the book failed to bring me an understanding of the culture. The view int ...more
Jan 10, 2009
Dec 03, 2008
This book is one of those you cant judge a book by its cover for me. The intro to this book had me wanting more, the body of the book had me wondering ...more
Jun 22, 2010
May 24, 2010
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
I will have to admit that I wasn't sure if I would like this book when it became a bookclub book. However I was pleasantly suprised to find it really ...more
Apr 2010
May 17, 2010
When Hearts Conjoin
When I saw this book on the goodreads site I knew it was a book I was interested in reading. Years ago I met the Herrin girls when they were still con ...more
Jun 12, 2009
May 31, 2009
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
I really enjoyed the content of this book and the tale that was woven. The system which we believe to be infallable, definately has its faults. The bo ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Still Alice
This book was a great book to read. As a member of a family with a fair Alzheimers history, it brought new light to the way I think about the disease ...more
Oct 28, 2009
May 19, 2009
The Songbird in My Heart: The Magnificence of Being
I feel that this is basically two books that are somehow meshed together. The poetry mid-sentance at times was really distracting to me. The base book ...more
Sep 04, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
This was an interesting series and very well thought out. This was my favorite of the trilogy -- and although it didn't wind up as I expected, the out ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Lucky Girl
I won a copy of this book through the good-reads giveaways. The first pages of this book had me a bit confused as the history and set-up was drawn. As ...more
May 15, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
I have read this book three times and it still intrigues me. I find new insights as I delve into my own beliefs in the context of what is going on in ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2009
The Book Thief
Another bookclub find for me. This is a book that I heard people rave about, but when I asked about the book thier reviews did nothing to inspire me t ...more
May 2010
May 17, 2010
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
I don't know if I would have finished this book if it wasn't for bookclub. I did enjoy the plot of the book and was curious how it ended once I had re ...more
Dec 29, 2009
May 19, 2009
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
I actually would have rated the story itself at a 4. The authors humor in telling the story was very entertaining for me and I enjoyed it a lot. Howev ...more
Jun 09, 2009
May 19, 2009
Yearning for the Living God: Reflections from the Life of F. Enzio Busche
I have had the opportunity to be around Enzio and have a deep respect and love for this man and what he shares and knows. I came across this book and ...more
May 2010
Jun 13, 2010
My Sister's Keeper
I really enjoyed this book and the questions that it raised. I think the author did a great job of looking at the many facets this issue brings up. Th ...more
Nov 14, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
Water for Elephants
I didn't know what to expect for this book. I really enjoyed the view of the narrator -- from his younger self as well as the look back in time from h ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
The Leisure Seeker
I found out about this book here on goodreads. This book read really quickly for me, I found myself drawn to the characters in the book and related to ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
This book caught my attention from the first page. The topic seemed really morbid to me, however the author wrote the story in such a way to keep me r ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Nov 22, 2008
The Grand Finale
I really enjoy Janet Evanovich -- This one was a fluffy precursor to many of the characters I enjoy reading about in her numbered series.
Sep 2009
Oct 01, 2009
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum #15)
I love this series but rate it a 3 simply because its easy laid back, no thinking, enjoyable reading.
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
Plum Lovin' (Stephanie Plum #12.5)
Not much for me to say, another brainless, fun, get-away-from it all type of book. I love Stephanie Plum stories, she is entertaining and always makes ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
A Thousand Splendid Suns
This is a bookclub read for me. I really enjoyed the insight into the past 30 years of life in Afghanistan -- The author brought in elements that made ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
Digital Fortress
I actually enjoyed this book, even after reading many of the reviews here. I enjoy reading books that push the limits some, but are within the realm o ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14)
I love this series. For me its enjoyable silly reading that makes me laugh and smile.
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
The Neurology of Angels
The first 50 pages of this book read really slow for me as the scenarios were set up. Once I got into the meat of the book it was difficult to put dow ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
I won this book on one of the first reads giveaways. I have to admit the first chapter confused me as to what I had signed up for -- but as the charac ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
The Help
Another bookclub book for me. I really enjoyed this book. I feel the author did a great job of personalizing each character in the book. It was a book ...more
Dec 2009
Nov 14, 2009
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
I am re-reading this series, as I recommended this series to someone else I realized that there was an 8th book which I have yet to read. I decided to ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
Breaking the Silence
I loved this book -- I wish I didn't have so much on my plate and had got to it sooner. The ending was what I expected, but I did enjoy how the author ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Nov 17, 2009
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
I was excited for this book after reading the authors previous book Tuesdays with Morrie. However this book was painfully long for me, it seemed to ne ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2008
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