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A Walk in the Sun
4.06
This was the other book for July book group. I only got it the night before book group, and read it the same night, but for a military book, I actuall...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Pig Did It
2.85
I'm cramming. Book group is tomorrow, so I bought this on my iPhone yesterday and I have 100 pages to go (out of 400 pages total on my small iPhone sc...more
Dec 09, 2010
Dec 09, 2010
 
Little Bee
3.66
Ugh. This was generally panned--loathed--by the book group ladies, and I can't disagree. Very depressing. Not much good to say about it. And don't get...more
Apr 13, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
 
Cutting for Stone
4.26
This was very gruesome in parts, and left some things mysterious that I wish had been better explained. It was fascinating, though, reading a book set...more
Mar 10, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
 
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
4.04
Very interesting. Nothing I would have picked up on my own if it hadn't been for book group, but I can definitely say I know a lot more about Franklin...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.06
December's book group pick.

Endlessly fascinating. The anecdotes he uses as evidence were really fascinating as well. Our group had a wonderful discus...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.76
For the October book group. An off the wall choice, but it's because Charles Dicken's great-grandson (I think that's it) is going to be in Mount Verno...more
not set
Sep 10, 2010
 
Whitethorn Woods
3.55
July's book group selection.

I think Maeve Binchy should give up and admit that she is a short story writer, and not a novel writer. I enjoyed reading...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
The Lacuna
3.72
This was very colorful and made me look at actual historical events differently. There was also a really great discussion about it in book group too.

M...more
Mar 09, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason
3.66
April bookgroup. Not a quick read!

It was an interesting book, very thought provoking, and there was a great discussion. This author also wrote The Isl...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
The Highest Tide
3.83
For the January book group. I'm reading the book I got autographed by the author at a WALE conference!

This was really good. I highly recommend it. The...more
Jan 13, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.95
This is one where you could tell the author really knew Seattle and had actually done his research on WWII.

We had a really great discussion, and I def...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
La's Orchestra Saves the World
3.61
August book group

It was an easy read. It fit the time period well, and definitely showed McCall Smith to be a kindhearted man.
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
January's book group book

I am very interested in the topic of ethics in science, so from that standpoint, I found this book really fascinating and qui...more
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead
4.13
One of the two for September

This was very fascinating, and lead to quite a spicy discussion! Both this and War Within and Without make you want to res...more
Sep 07, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.92
For July

This was actually a really good, quick read. I really like the 'one day in x's life' kind of books.
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.02
I have both the book and the talking book because I realized that the book group is meeting in 1 week, and this is the book we're discussing. Totally...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.02
One of the June book group books. I read the first few chapters today, and I'm enjoying it so far!
May 22, 2010
May 13, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.69
Blegh. Just blegh. Well, we had a good time ripping this one to shreds during the book group discussion today, but I'm looking forward to actually rea...more
not set
Feb 15, 2009
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
May's book group selection. It's a *long* book, and I'm heading into the thick of Spring quarter, so I might have to do a bit of speed reading to make...more
May 13, 2010
Sep 20, 2008
 
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
3.84
This was for the book group. I got halfway, and didn't really want to continue on. It was okay, but it didn't really keep my interest the way Snowflow...more
Jun 10, 2010
May 13, 2010
 
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History, Vol. I)
4.27
Readish. This is a massive book, a reference book, that we read for book group, and I can't claim to have read every single page, but what I did read...more
May 09, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
 
The Help
4.44
Next month's book group book. I'm getting an earlier start this time! :)
Apr 06, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
Gilead
3.80
October's book

More like 2.5 but I rounded up.

This wasn't really my cup of tea. The writing, while beautifuly descriptive, set my mind to wandering, ra...more
Oct 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
3.59
For my next book group.
Feb 09, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
 
Three Junes
3.54
For the August book group discussion
Aug 12, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
Border Songs
3.60
November's book group book

Enjoyable lunacy. The writing is beautiful, and having lived in Bellingham for years, not far from the border being written...more
Nov 09, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
The Lovely Bones
3.72
Will be demoted to 3 1/2 stars if goodreads ever allows half star ratings.
Jan 29, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
 
Bel Canto
3.90
Rereading this before my bookgroup meets on the 14th.
Jan 14, 2010
Sep 01, 2007
 
In The Time Of The Butterflies
4.12
None
Jul 14, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
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