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House Rules
3.97
I give House Rules four out of five stars. I actually liked this one overall more than previous Picoult books that I've read. This one lacked a big pl...more
Jun 30, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Love in the Present Tense
3.82
In read this book between starting and finishing another one. As my partner and I were moving across the country (with my sister helping) my sister an...more
Sep 10, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
The Best of Me
3.84
If you are a huge Nicholas Sparks fan then just stop reading this review because you probably won't agree with anything I'm going to say. If you are a...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
Everything Is Wrong with Me: A Memoir of an American Childhood Gone, Well, Wrong
3.20
I won this book through Goodreads giveaways. The synopsis sounded like the kind of book I would like so I thought why not?

Ok, so here's maybe why not:...more
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
I requested several books from the library and was on hold for a while and then I got flooded by a ton of them at once. I prioritized my reading list...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Lone Wolf
3.62
I have a love-disgruntled relationship with Picoult. It's slowly turning into a mostly love relationship thanks to books like Lone Wolf. I think that...more
Jun 08, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
Wow.

That story was out of control. At fist I was just so floored by the never-ending tragedies that seemed to befall her family. And then I got mad. I...more
Aug 23, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.03
**spoiler alert** I recently read We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I checked it out on my mother's recommendation. She liked it a lot. I...more
Oct 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
Columbine
4.24
I really enjoyed this book even given the subject matter. I had read a short blurb review somewhere and decided to download it for my summer trip and...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.78
Yikes. What can I say? I won this book through one of the goodreads contests. The blurb looked ok and I'd heard a million people talking about it so I...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.94
The reason I chose this book was because it was about Africa, and I thought Zimbabwe specifically. What it turned out to be is more about Fuller's ext...more
May 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
Native Son
3.90
I enjoyed reading this book even though it wasn't quite what I expected. I have the anniversary edition which includes extensive notes on the writing...more
Jul 31, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.02
I LOVED this book! I got it for Christmas because a) I love Barbara Kingsolver and b) read a review somewhere that it was great. With school I had put...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS
4.10
Overall I think it's a pretty good book and something worthwhile for anyone interested in HIV to read. My main criticisms have to do with her analysis...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
Running After Pills
4.00
Running After Pills: Politics, Gender, and Contraception in Colonial Zimbabwe written by Amy Kaler is a very good read that gives an good snapshot of...more
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Dec 28, 2008
 
The Hour I First Believed
3.75
Overall, great book. I love Wally Lamb and he writes such poignant and intriguing books. I truly enjoy his books from start to finish. This one was no...more
May 23, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
A Reliable Wife
3.23
I'm in Nigeria with little access to fiction books. One of my friends lent me this one to read. It was pretty good. The story and plot were very inter...more
Oct 06, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
3.90
Loved this book. I started it right before I started my summer of chaos that included taking my qualifying exams, writing and preparing my dissertatio...more
Aug 12, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame
4.12
Parts of this book were very good, parts of it were very boring. Farmer wrote this book from his dissertation and you can definitely tell. There is a...more
May 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Abstinence Teacher
3.23
Really good book! The story was riveting, although a bit predictable. I liked all the overlapping plot stories. The ending was a little lackluster but...more
May 30, 2010
May 23, 2010
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
This was a good book. Of course, it is horrifying to read. No one likes to think about child soldiers, but this one does a good job of giving you enou...more
Apr 2008
Feb 23, 2009
 
Purple Hibiscus
4.01
I loved this book. I think Adichie is a wonderful writer and makes Nigeria come alive. I read this book because I love African novels. I think many Af...more
Oct 2008
Apr 13, 2009
 
Lit
3.82
H]mm...I plodded my way through this one hoping that I would like it in the end. But in the end it was just ok. I really looked forward to reading it...more
Apr 23, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
Where We Have Hope: A Memoir of Zimbabwe
3.85
Super good book. Gives a great account of one journalist's experience from Zimbabwe's independence to 2004. If you are interested in press freedom or...more
Jul 17, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence
4.38
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May 02, 2010
 
Le Misanthrope
3.77
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Dec 28, 2008
 
Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian
3.41
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Dec 28, 2008
 
Beloved
3.70
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Dec 28, 2008
 
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
4.23
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Dec 28, 2008
 
A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid
3.92
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Aug 02, 2009
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