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Brooklyn
3.63
really liked it
What an interesting read. Toibin's style of writing is like nothing I've ever read before. In some ways it seems so simple, and then there'd be passag ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
4.12
it was amazing
I'm only giving this four stars until I can try it for myself and see. If I like it, I'll up it to 5 stars later.

Basically, Fuhrman's theory is that w
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Jul 21, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
4.17
liked it
I enjoyed this book, but I sort of wanted more. I think my biggest problem was simply that Worth focused too much on the "colorful" characters she liv ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Great Catherine: The Life of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
3.82
really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot, but I have to admit that the author seemed to grow bored with the subject matter by the end, which meant that I did, too. T ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
The Gift of Giving Life: Rediscovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth
4.60
it was amazing
I actually read this two years ago, but forgot to review it at the time. When I first read it, I was pregnant with my 4th child and desperately trying ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
 
The Valley of Amazement
3.59
did not like it
About halfway through this novel I seriously considered just giving it back to the library. It is only because I wanted to give Tan a chance to redeem ...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land
3.66
liked it
I had very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed Timmermeister's writing style-- it had a very lulling, soothing tone to it. But it did tend to pu ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)
4.06
it was ok
I just grabbed this off the shelf because I had enjoyed the movie. But the book really disappointed me. I wasn't expecting anything amazing, but I fel ...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
4.01
liked it
This was a quick and easy read. If I hadn't already seen movies like The Sixth Sense and Just Like Heaven, this book might have blown me away. As it w ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
3.96
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written, well researched, and fascinating to read. The only reason I didn't give it the full five stars wa ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Year of Wonders
4.00
liked it
Okay, so I was totally enjoying this book, and then the ending just sort of threw me for a loop and then I didn't know what to make of it.

***SPOILERS
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Sep 25, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
 
Papa Married a Mormon
4.16
it was amazing
Just finished re-reading this, and can I say how much I love this book? I love all the wild west stories and reading them for the 4th (or 5th?) time w ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
Truly Madly Guilty
3.54
really liked it
This might just be three and a half stars, but I'm willing to round up.

I'll say my negative comments first: the way Moriarty messes with chronology fe
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Sep 29, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
 
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
4.32
it was amazing
I didn't realize this was finally available until I read a somewhat negative review of it on a blog I follow. I think that negative review really effe ...more
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
 
We Were Liars
3.85
it was ok
This book was so disappointing to me. I LOVED Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks-- it was so clever and so fun, even if the e ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
 
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
3.89
it was amazing
Okay, so when I realized that this was the same author who wrote Eat, Pray, Love I almost didn't bother reading this. I never read that book, but the ...more
Nov 20, 2015
Nov 20, 2015
 
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
3.96
it was amazing
I sure love it when you can curl up with a book and speed through it in a day. (Yes, I may have kind of ignored my kids. But I ALSO put them to work t ...more
Jul 12, 2016
Jul 15, 2016
 
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
3.92
really liked it
When my sister saw that I'd accidentally read the second book in this series first, she told me that I'd ruined the first book by getting them out of ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
 
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think
3.44
it was amazing
No, reading this book did not convince me to try for kid #6. But it was really fun to read something that sort of backs me up on the big family I alre ...more
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
 
Orbiting Jupiter
4.25
really liked it
I've really enjoyed Schmidt's other novels, so I was excited to get my hands on this one, too. It's very different-- it felt like maybe Schmidt was do ...more
May 08, 2017
May 23, 2017
 
Why Not Me?
3.89
really liked it
I flew through this book, and it was such a delight. Although I haven't been keeping up with The Mindy Project as of late, I really just love Kaling. ...more
Feb 08, 2016
Aug 27, 2015
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
You know, I don't think I've ever read a WWII book where I felt more sorry for the German character than for the French character! What an interesting ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2016
 
The Husband's Secret
3.91
really liked it
I'll say this first just to get it over with: No, I didn't like this as much as What Alice Forgot. But. It's still an incredible novel. And as I'm thi ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
 
Fangirl
4.12
it was amazing
I am really liking Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor and Park sort of blew me out of the water with its intensity and raw emotions, but I have this bad habit of ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
it was amazing
Full disclosure: I really enjoyed this book. And then I emailed Jenny Lawson telling her that and SHE ACTUALLY WROTE BACK. Which excited me so much th ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Feb 02, 2014
 
I'll Give You the Sun
4.14
really liked it
It took me a bit to get into this book-- the writing style is pretty weird, for both characters (twins) who take turns narrating it. But once I got us ...more
Jan 26, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays
3.91
really liked it
I've been reading this very slowly (which is why I have no other books reviewed recently), but I have been really enjoying it. I feel like Achebe is o ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
 
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
4.34
really liked it
I mentioned to my friend that I loved hearing about people's birth stories, and she said that in that case, I would like this book. And she was RIGHT. ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
4.05
really liked it
This was a really fun and enjoyable read. It really is incredible how quick on his feet Frank Abagnale could be-- I know from my slightly sullied past ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
 
Run
3.53
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the characters, I liked how the plot moved forward, I liked the ending even if it wasn't perfect (I'd say it w ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
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