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Life After Life
I thought I would like this. I wanted to like this. The premise had potential. (Girl is reborn over and over again and makes changes to her life each ...more
Mar 20, 2014
Jan 05, 2013
English Passengers
I was conflicted about this one. It's not my usual genre. I like historical fiction but I don't usually read adventure stories. I think it's good to b ...more
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Nov 05, 2014
Mary Coin
This was a book club selection, not one that I picked out for myself. I thought this book was OK. I'm not critiquing the author and her writing, I'm j ...more
Nov 21, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
Orphan Train
If I could give half stars, I'd go with 2.5. It was better than most 2 star books but I am very particular with fiction and this one just didn't do it ...more
May 25, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
The Secret Life of Bees
I don't know what people loved about it. I thought it was good but nothing special.
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Nov 10, 2008
To Kill a Mockingbird
Great read.
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Nov 10, 2008
The Postmistress
I really don't understand how this book got on the NY Times best seller list. I found it to be painfully slow with characters that didn't come to life ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Stone's Fall
This review reflects only my level of enjoyment of this book and not the quality of the writing. I can easily understand how others might love it and ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
City of Women
I'm not going to bother giving a description of the plot beyond saying that it's set in Berlin during WWII. Many people seemed to really like this boo ...more
May 17, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
The best thing I can say about this book is that I got a lot done around my house while I was assigned to read this. I felt so bummed about having to ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
The Lions of Little Rock
This was an enjoyable, young adult, historical fiction book. It is set in 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas and deals with issues of segregation and a 13 yea ...more
May 12, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
Necessary Lies
It's always tough for me to rate fiction. I demand a lot from fiction so 3 stars often comes with a lot of criticism from me. In this case, it was tru ...more
Aug 07, 2015
May 09, 2015
A Golden Age
It was OK. I appreciated learning about the period. The plot did nothing for me. I wasn't invested in the characters. They didn't seem real to me, jus ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
True Grit
Why did I even think this would be a good book for me? I guess all the great reviews sold me on this book but really I should have known better. It ju ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Burial Rites
I tried to like this book. I read at least 20% of it before I gave up. I'm sure it would have gotten better but I decided to cut my losses. Even if it ...more
May 06, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
Daughter Of Fortune
Not my kind of writing style. Too much narrative. Not enough dialogue. Not an interesting story for me.
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Nov 10, 2008
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
I think this is more of a guys book. I found it boring and couldn't wait to be finished with it.
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Nov 10, 2008
Not my kind of book. Characters didn't seem real and the story was not interesting.
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Nov 10, 2008
Drowning Ruth
The book was so unmemorable I'm not even sure if I really read this book at all.
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Nov 10, 2008
The Birth of Venus
The plot is slow to develop and the characters are generally unlikable.
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Nov 10, 2008
Sophie's Choice
Way better than the movie. Heart wrenching. Beautifully written.
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Nov 17, 2008
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Fast paced, interesting story. Not great literature as I recall.
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Nov 10, 2008
Boring and predictable. I was happy to be finished with it.
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Nov 10, 2008
Charlotte & Emily Brontë: The Complete Novels
Didn't do anything for me. Tedious, slow and unlikeable characters.
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Nov 10, 2008
Cutting for Stone
This book just wasn't for me. Maybe I just don't care for sagas.
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
The Crimson Petal and the White
Not so good for me. Very long and not very interesting.
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Nov 10, 2008
The Red Tent
Original story concept. Very compelling and captivating.
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Nov 10, 2008
Powerful story. A little slow in the middle but well worth it.
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Nov 10, 2008
Suite Française
Wanted to finish it to honor the author but I just couldn't.
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Nov 10, 2008
What is the What
Tragic and heart wrenching but amazingly still made me laugh.
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Nov 10, 2008
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