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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
3.85
This was a wonderful book, but it did feel awkwardly dated in spots (like the use of the n word), which kept me from enjoying it quite as much.
Mar 08, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
This book is stunning - and proof I should always listen to my mom, who told me a long time ago I should read it.

This book was so much more authentic...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
The Baker's Daughter
3.93
This was a very good story, and I stayed up late one night getting through one part of the plot, so it's in many ways a page-turner. However, I though...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
Dark Places
3.89
This is a fantastic book. It wasn't quite as good as Gone Girl, I think, because Gone Girl focuses on two characters and fleshes them out completely -...more
Nov 02, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
 
The Burning Air
3.82
It's hard to criticize a book I stayed up till 4 reading. My main complaint was that the lyricism of the first sects didn't continue in the main secti...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
 
The Long Goodbye
3.84
This is a stunning, moving book. It's a beautiful memoir but also grounded in fascinating research. One recommendation - warn your mom you're reading...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
Shadow Tag
3.32
I was going to give this two stars, until I got through the last 50 pages or so. The ending really improved it, I think. This was just a little too sp...more
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
The Paris Wife
3.75
I borrowed this book from the library on a whim and am so glad I did. I loved this book. It's beautifully, beautifully written, and I came to believe...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
4.04
This was an interesting take but is by quite a long shot not the most thoughtful novel on the Holocaust I've read. I think it'd be a good book for kid...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
3.54
I usually like Berg's books a great deal, but this was so unrealistic to me. And usually I think of her books as timeless, but this was so obviously w...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
 
Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment
3.69
This is a beautiful book - the weaving of personal family history and history more broadly is seamless. This is also an incredible story of a woman co...more
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.15
I was surprised by how much I loved this book - unfairly, I judged the book by its cover and expected a light read, but the book is poignant and movin...more
May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
City of Women
3.80
In many parts, this was an exceptional book. I'm only giving it three stars because of the feud ex machina nature of several plot points, including th...more
Aug 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
The Buffalo Soldier
3.78
I thought the story was good, and as always, I enjoyed Bohjalian's writing. But I thought the ending was a bit too neat and wrapped up in a pretty (an...more
May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014
 
Gone Girl
3.93
I loved this book, but I am not sure how I feel about the end - it reminded me a bit of My Sister's Keeper - engrossing but with an ending that left m...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
3.93
This book is proof that journalists are the best writers. Cahalan manages to be vulnerable, strong, enlightening, and entertaining all at the same tim...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
 
The Heretic's Daughter
3.74
I'd give this three and a half stars if I could. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't particularly spectacular. Some of the writing was a little purple.
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
 
Burial Rites
3.99
I thought this was a beautifully written book with a fascinating premise. At first, I found it confusing how the book went back and forth between thir...more
May 28, 2014
Dec 14, 2013
 
Dream When You're Feeling Blue
3.49
I loved this book. It had a surprise ending that at first upset me, but in the end I found it very satisfying.
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Memory
3.61
Stunning. Everything that, to me, Boy with the Striped Pajamas was not - unique and complex.
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
The Last Runaway
3.76
Colleen's review, below, is exactly how I felt about this book (though I didn't mind the letters).
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
 
The Guardian (Home to Hickory Hollow #3)
4.07
Decent, light read. The Amish characters are much better-developed than the English ones.

Nov 30, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
The Rapture of Canaan
3.78
I read this years ago but am glad I reread it. Beautiful book.
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
The Marcel Network: How One French Couple Saved 527 Children from the Holocaust
3.72
Beautiful story, but the writing left a lot to be desired.
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
4.02
This book is hilarious and heartwarming. It's so funny that last night I laughed out loud while reading it in bed, and my husband mumbled, "I was almo...more
Feb 21, 2014
Dec 14, 2013
 
Zeitoun
4.09
Chilling and beautifully written.
May 11, 2013
May 09, 2013
 
Property Of
3.46
Eh. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I've enjoyed her other books. It was well-written, but not as well-written as usual, and it was very hard to c...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
3.59
Wonderful book. I adore Quindlen's writing - I find the lyricism comforting, like wrapping myself up in a warm blanket, and yet the lyricism is never...more
Feb 14, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.68
I really loved this book - it is a quick, enjoyable, and thought-provoking read. At first, I thought, "wow, yet another book about old buddies from sc...more
May 07, 2013
May 07, 2013
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80
I enjoyed the story a great deal, but I just couldn't get into the writing itself. I think it should've been more heavily edited. For one thing, it is...more
Mar 18, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
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