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Calling Invisible Women
3.38
it was ok
Honestly I think the book flap was my favorite part. Well, that and all the invisibility. The way the book is presented I thought I was in for a woman ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
 
Coaltown Jesus
3.79
it was amazing
Favorite line:
Jesus nodded. "I know. He was mad when
he prayed."
"Noah prayed?"
"Oh, yeah. One night out on Bethel Road.
He was by himself, and he got ou
...more
May 31, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton, #1)
4.05
it was ok
I see this series being read by my fourth grade students. I'll admit I have recommended this series many times to students, but never actually read on ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
 
The Wikkeling
3.71
really liked it
"Henrietta is the main character of this story. The whole book will be about her- and it's worth mentioning at the outset a few things that aren't goi ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
I'm Happy for You (Sort Of...Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison
3.65
really liked it
First lines: My day hits an unexpected lull. All is quiet on the home front. And what's a person to do amid peace and quiet? Clean the house? Address ...more
Jan 2016
Dec 31, 2015
 
Breadcrumbs
3.75
did not like it
Uh... I don't get it.

I read a couple of reviews before reading Breadcrumbs, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, like sophisticat
...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina #1)
3.90
did not like it
**spoiler alert** First line: Serafina opened her eyes and scanned the darkened workshop, looking for any rats stupid enough to come into her territor ...more
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
 
Still Life with Tornado
3.83
it was amazing
First Lines:
Nothing ever really happens. Or, more accurately, nothing new ever really happens, p.1.

It’s a long story. I image that’s what Sarah w
...more
Dec 27, 2016
Jan 26, 2016
 
The Edge of Everything
3.57
it was ok
First Line:
She named him herself, so it felt like he belonged to her, p.1.
It’s your worst nightmare. Home alone, a raging blizzard, your younger
...more
Feb 09, 2017
May 17, 2016
 
Hope Is a Ferris Wheel
3.94
really liked it
Dear Robin,

Robyn here. I too desire to be a cat lady someday, but my husband refuses to succumb to the joys and shenanigans of living with a minion of
...more
Jan 21, 2015
Jun 06, 2014
 
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)
4.42
it was amazing
Ada's story takes place during World War II, but as she herself says, it doesn't really seem like the war will ever reach her. More important in Ada's ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 
Teenage Diaries: Then and Now
3.60
really liked it
First Line:
“Back in the mid-nineties I gave a group of young people tape recorders to report on their own lives for NPR, p.1.
Five teenagers, fi
...more
Jun 07, 2017
Jun 11, 2017
 
The Female of the Species
4.26
it was amazing
First Line:
This is how I kill someone, p.1.

The Female of the Species is for the female reader who wants to see justice done no matter the cost, o
...more
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
A Man Called Ove
4.34
really liked it
First lines:
Ove is fifty-nine. He drives a Saab. He's the kind of man who points at people he doesn't like the look of, as if they were burglars an
...more
Nov 21, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
 
Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)
3.85
really liked it
First Line:
A young queen stands barefoot on a wooden block with her arms outstretched, p.1.

This book moves like a slow poison through your body.
...more
Dec 06, 2016
Dec 02, 2016
 
Bronx Masquerade
3.95
it was ok
First Line:
I ain’t particular about doing homework, you understand, p.3
But a poetry slam? That’s a whole other thing. Bronx Masquerade opens th
...more
Jun 05, 2017
Jun 04, 2017
 
Everything, Everything
4.11
it was amazing
First lines: I’ve read many more books than you. It doesn’t matter how many you’ve read. I’ve read more. Believe me. I’ve had the time, p. 1.

A frien
...more
Sep 26, 2016
Sep 24, 2016
 
Girl in the Blue Coat
4.02
it was ok
First line: A long time before Bas died, we had a pretend argument about whose fault it was that he'd fallen in love with me, p.1.

Let me start by say
...more
Sep 13, 2016
Sep 06, 2016
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)
4.20
liked it
First Line:
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun,
...more
Jun 02, 2017
May 31, 2017
 
Zebra Forest
3.76
really liked it
There are so many little nuggets in this book that I enjoyed.
1. The author never says what year the book is set in, but she does give you a clue - The
...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
 
Tahoe Blues
4.07
really liked it
Favorite Line:
”A woman who wears a salmon tattoo on her ankle can travel anywhere” p.66.
In five hundred words and less fifty-seven writers share
...more
May 28, 2017
May 29, 2017
 
Into the Killing Seas
3.88
really liked it
Teacher friends you must BUY this BOOK! Place your pre-orders today! Into the Killing Seas is the terrifying story of what happened to the men aboard ...more
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
 
Party Games (Fear Street Relaunch, #1)
3.36
it was ok
I loved Fear Street novels as a kid. In fact I think I had about 100 R.L. Stine books lining the flimsy bookcase in my bedroom. My mother would tentat ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
 
The Heartless City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles #1)
4.00
liked it
First Line:
Anyone watching might have suspected Elliot Morrissey was about to commit a crime, p.16.
London is under quarantine. It’s 1903 and th
...more
May 29, 2017
May 14, 2017
 
The Passion of Dolssa
3.94
it was amazing
First Line:
I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it, p.1.

Crusades, heretics, inquisitions, and public executions.The P
...more
Jan 22, 2017
Dec 27, 2016
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.05
liked it
First Line:
The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came th
...more
May 17, 2017
May 11, 2017
 
The Takedown
3.68
really liked it
Netgalley ARC for review

First Lines:
I'll warn you in advance. You’re probably not gonna like me. No matter what I write, you’ll think I got what I
...more
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
 
The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)
4.15
it was amazing
First line: Dawn came quickly on the Mort border, p. 3

I was thrilled to get this book as a Christmas present, so I eagerly began reading every minute
...more
Jan 07, 2016
Dec 09, 2015
 
The Dead House
3.72
liked it
First Line:
I am myself again, p.3.
How well do you know yourself? Really know yourself? Have you ever done or said something that completely took
...more
May 11, 2017
May 03, 2017
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
First Line:
Son, Last Sunday the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my body, .p.1.

Between the Word and Me was the National
...more
Jan 16, 2017
Dec 09, 2016
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