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The Slap
like a soap opera -- divided into chapters describing 8 different characters. interesting order of those, whose story is told. a good read
Jun 18, 2014
May 22, 2014
A Change in Altitude
pretty good. a quick read. liked the story line about the African climb, but the relationship was awkward; perhaps many are? haven't read any of her o ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Half Broke Horses
fantastic; if you liked her first book, you'll love this one- amazing really. good quick wit and some memorable lines!
Dec 25, 2009
Jan 04, 2010
Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
very interesting stories from those who survived a horrific experience. I haven't read too much about the Holocaust. not the best written but I still ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
The Lions of Little Rock
great book. I read with my daughter for a book club, this was a terrific story about life in the late 50's in the south. Comes at a good time to read ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
Positive: A Memoir
wow what a brave girl to tell this story and BE so positive. A little hard to read with my 11 year old ( it was chosen for a book club ) but this is r ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope
This book was given to me by my aunt. Author is Jenna Bush. Interesting and sad story of a young woman who is abused but overcomes her sad upbringing ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
Secret Daughter
for a book club. good understanding of Indian culture, makes you think about mothers and daughters.
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
The Tale of Despereaux
read this with Max for his "genre" reading, great story. now to rent the movie!
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Let the Great World Spin
i heard this author speak at a school event and even met him. I really enjoyed the book. and though when i spoke with this author, I was only partiall ...more
Feb 27, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
Making the Climb: What a Novice Climber Learned about Life on Mount Kilimanjaro
this was great to read prior to making our climb. he suffers so much more than we did.... maybe i was better prepared? don't care for the religion bit ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
The Big Bad Wolf  (Alex Cross, #9)
love Patterson! not the best ending though....
Dec 30, 2009
Jan 04, 2010
The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
funny and light. A quirky read about a woman's club in the south - and her philosophies....
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
I Am David
read this with my son and thought this was terrific. makes you think about things. bittersweet ending. want there to be a second book, but there isn't
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
Circle of Fire
reading with Max, interesting. decent, gets you thinking and good discussion....historical fiction
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Of Mice and Men
glad to read this one again
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
The Weirder the Better
this was chosen for my -year-old daughter's book club. Pretty deep issues, somewhat interesting
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
had to read before movie came out. pretty good. quick read
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
The Attack
Jul 2009
Jul 19, 2009
The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
unbelievable story of endurance, faith, strength and will. amazing
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
well written, witty and quick. sparked good conversation at our book club. interesting way of presenting a story, but it seems to work for this book
Nov 11, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Cross Fire (Alex Cross, #17)
always a quick read and a goody. would love to meet james p
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Honeymoon (Honeymoon, #1)
love JP - always quick reading...but the ending wasn't the best.
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
The Shack
Don't see what all the hype is about. a good start to this book, but I wasn't into it. sorta hokey
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
The Memory Palace
surely this was cathartic putting pen to paper on this personal subject. In our book club it was asked if we thought this was a "misery memoir" -- yes ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
well written and a quick read so far.
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Rules of Civility
great book, fell off at the end.. great characters!
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
I Am the Messenger
quick read - quirky but engrossing. I liked it
Jan 13, 2013
Dec 25, 2012
well written. enjoyable read
May 25, 2012
May 06, 2012
Out of My Mind
really good and for discussion w/kids. opens my mind as well
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
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