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The End of Your Life Book Club
3.81
I started out loving the book and the story behind it... who wouldn't love a book about books. The whole idea of his mother dying of cancer didn't wor ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
 
TransAtlantic
3.82
Finished this one... but just barely, and only because it was for book club. This felt more like a book of short stories, with the last one just barel ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
 
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
3.81
I started out loving "Flora...". It was typical DiCamillo charm; quirky characters and an endearing plot. However, somewhere along the way the story t ...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
Wench
3.65
I probably shouldn't have read this so close on the heels of "The Kitchen House". While this novel explores another interesting aspect of Southern ant ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
Unhooking the Moon
3.87
While I enjoyed this middle grade novel about a pair of orphans who go off in search of their long lost uncle, I did NOT enjoy it as a middle grade no ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
When Audrey Met Alice
3.92
Interesting MG take on history, real and imagined. WAMA follows the fictional first daughter of the first female president as she copes with being an ...more
May 20, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
A Nurse's Story
4.02
This book was mildly interesting but poorly written and even more poorly edited. The narrative was choppy and repetetive and basically boiled down to ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
 
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
3.47
I should have known better than to pick this one up as I didn't particularly enjoy Peck's last one "Secrets at Sea". I was drawn in though, by the cut ...more
Sep 2013
Aug 31, 2013
 
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
3.44
I knew I was in trouble when I couldn't even get through the preface. I skipped to the first chapter, where it didn't get much better.
This felt like s
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Apr 13, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.92
RUN... don't walk to BEG, BORROW or STEAL this book. It's that good! Well at least in my opinion. I LOVED this book about an anti-social mother living ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
The Wednesday Sisters
3.48
The Wednesday Sisters should be my kind of book. It's all about a group of women who meet regularly to critique each other's writing. Sounds like some ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
 
The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy
3.93
This true life event was amazing and horrific but unfortunately the author's retelling of events is much less interesting. O'Nan account is choppy and ...more
Aug 25, 2009
Oct 31, 2008
 
Mr. Popper's Penguins
3.93
There has apparently been a resurgance in interest in this 1938 childrens' book since I have been seeing it everywhere I go. Since I never read it gro ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Slave: My True Story
4.27
Wow! Finally a memoir that lived up to its title! Powerful, shocking, heartbreaking... amazing. This story of a young Sudanese girl ripped from her fa ...more
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
 
The Missing Place
3.51
This story of two mothers searching for their lost sons, started out with promise. The premise was interesting and the mystery intriguing. But, once t ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 25, 2014
 
Common Core and the Truth (A Parent's Journey into the Heart of the Core)
3.67
Another fascinating and frightening book on Common Core. ( Please note: I am trying to be fair and read books on both sides of the aisle, however, try ...more
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
 
Gods in Alabama
3.84
Jackson does it again! Personally I am loving Joshilyn Jackson. Her books are somewhat hard to describe. They are intense dramas, somewhat in the vein ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
The Fourteenth Goldfish
3.84
I devoured this latest Holm novel in one sitting! Amazing doesn't even describe this fun MG science romp about a grandfather who discovers the "cure" ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
The Life List
4.13
Somewhat surprisingly I couldn't put this one down. It was like reading the equivalent of a combination of"The Bucket List"and a really good romantic ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
Bound
3.77
This sequel to "The Widow's War" is even more exciting and captivating than the first book. The story of Alice has a lot more drama and action than th ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
3.90
I thought this was an adorable story but I am not sure I agree with some of the readers on Goodreads that it deserves to be a Newberry contender. Whil ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Landline
3.67
While I love Rainbow Rowell and all her other books, I sadly have to admit I didn't love this one. I felt that there wasn't much plot and that the sto ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Dec 04, 2013
 
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish #1)
3.75
This MG novel gets points for creativity but lost points with me for the excessive sibling violence. The sheer brutality of it just turned me off. Som ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
The Lions of Little Rock
4.16
I enjoyed this historical YA novel about a young white girl and a young black girl growing up in Little Rock during the time of desegregation. That sa ...more
Oct 03, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
 
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)
3.59
Okay... I am throwing in the towel on this series. Please no more... Sookie you were pure entertainment for many, many books but now your creator can' ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
 
Attachments
3.97
5 stars for this witty and wonderful book about an unconventional love story between co-workers. It is hard to believe this is a first novel. It was h ...more
May 12, 2014
Dec 13, 2013
 
Crow Lake
3.82
This was a beautiful story of a family turned upside down after the parents are killed in a crash. The writer beautifully evokes the emotions of the c ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
Mixed emotions on this one. While I didn't love it, I also didn't hate it. Goon Squad is written with a literary device that doesn't always work for m ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
 
Everest Trilogy
3.94
Gordon Korman is a highly underappreciated MG author. This was a riveting tale, especially in light of the recent events on Everest. The setting is so ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
Wedding Night
3.33
A fun, slighty screwball romantic comedy. Great read for times when you don't want to think but just enjoy.
Aug 18, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
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