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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
4.37
. . . that I can enjoy a book series as much as Harry Potter!

I really love Percy Jackson and the Olympians, probably even more than the kids. As I ha
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Jun 04, 2008
May 02, 2008
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
This is the book where I am reminded that I hated Romeo and Juliette; SOOO side with JACOB; LOVE the Quileute tribe; enjoy a reprieve from the Cullens ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 30, 2007
 
The Secret Life of Bees
3.98
Fans of the Oprahish book club type of books will probably love this story. You know, where characters go to hell and somewhat back, with a poignant, ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 10, 2007
 
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
3.60
It's not often that even a YA picture book gets the Newberry Medal but it's very easy to see why this one did. This book was written by a librarian to ...more
Sep 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
I felt Meyers dropped the ball with book three. That book had a lot of repetition and, although side characters explored their pasts, I felt Meyers co ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 09, 2008
 
Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, #1)
4.25
The newer cover is much more pleasing, so don't let the "dated" cover turn you away. Author Tamora Pierce has been around a long time and after readin ...more
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 09, 2008
 
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
4.18
If there is a flaw in this book I think that Hale (in other books more so) has some anachronisms that can be a bit distracting - tidbits of language t ...more
Apr 2007
Aug 15, 2007
 
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
3.94
I loved this book. We read Eragon out-loud to our children and enjoyed it as a fun fantasy, ignoring some of the more derrivative elements - obviously ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 10, 2007
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
I learned that there are few female heroines as annoying as Bella Swan. I also learned that an author with a great imagination can still manage to tak ...more
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Aug 18, 2008
 
Trickster's Queen (Daughter of the Lioness, #2)
4.27
Trickster's Choice and this its sequel have earned a spot on my bookshelf for all time favorite fantasies. Trickster's Queen plunges us into the rebel ...more
Sep 20, 2008
May 02, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Quite possibly the most addictive book I have ever read. Many authors can capture the thrill, nervousness, exhilaration, and obsession of falling in l ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
4.20
I really wanted to write "recommended to anyone with a heart", but thought maybe that was a bit much. This is one of the most inspiring books I have r ...more
Jan 2007
May 02, 2008
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.89
Personally I find few works of non-fiction hard to put down. This book was one of those. Also, before this book I would avoid most anything economics ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 16, 2008
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.00
This is a newberry honor book for 2005, although I thought Goose Girl was better written. Yet, once again Hale gives us a really compelling heroine an ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 15, 2007
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.27
This is a short, powerful, and horrifying book. A necessary read for anyone wanting to know about the holocaust and the brutality of the World Wars. O ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 16, 2008
 
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2)
4.21
By the end of this book I enjoyed it even better than the first. Our two young heroes encounter more evil from the human world which adds a different ...more
May 13, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
Maybe this is cheating to give a book 5 stars before completing it, but from what I've read so far it would take a lot to change this. Also, I trust t ...more
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May 02, 2008
 
Love Walked In
3.69
This books shares two different points of view, and for a time two separate stories - one about an adult looking for love and one about a child dealin ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 16, 2008
 
Stardust
4.04
I loved the wit and clever storytelling in this funny fantasy. The main characters are very likable and very human. As I read this book I kept thinkin ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 30, 2007
 
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
3.82
Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series author) recommends this 20+ something year old book as the best guide to date for Greek mythology ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2008
 
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
3.91
This is a book group recommend. I don't really want to live in it's pages, but I think it will be one of those books that is good for a society to for ...more
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Oct 17, 2008
 
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
4.18
Another Riordan recommendation - this is sci-fi with pirates, romance, and some fantasy to boot. What more would I want? O.k., no vampires, but pirate ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2008
 
The Big Sleep
4.05
I am already in love with the language of this book. I want to read it a-loud just to hear the words spoken but it's not really kid friendly.
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Oct 17, 2008
 
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
3.96
Wizards who enslave djinni and a story told from the young wizard and the djinn he enslaves - sounds good to me!
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Jun 04, 2008
 
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
3.87
How can we spend a day in Savannah Georgia and not want to read this book?
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May 13, 2008
 
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
4.04
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Aug 09, 2008
 
Loose Woman
4.20
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
4.09
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Sep 25, 2008
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.22
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Oct 17, 2008
 
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (Samurai Detective, #1)
3.80
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Sep 13, 2008
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