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The Fault in Our Stars
**spoiler alert** From the movie trailers I had a feeling I needed to read this in the privacy of my home because I was afraid I would end up bawling ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I finally decided to jump on the Divergent bandwagon and see what all the fuss was about...

Divergent is set in dystopian Chicago- the city is divided
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
I read my first zombie novel this week and it was pretty darn good....

R is a zombie living in an abandoned airport. He doesn't remember his real name,
Jun 04, 2013
May 31, 2013
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
Imagine living underground all your life and never seeing the sun or any type of animal. This is what it's like for the citizens of the City of Ember. ...more
Aug 22, 2009
May 20, 2009
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
When I first started this book and I realized the story was going to be told through a series of emails, memos, and diary entries, I wasn't sure I was ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice
Another book and book-to-movie combo, this time based on a true story. Kathy Bolkovac was a seasoned and professional police officer when she was hire ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Sarah's Key
I watched the movie before I read the book (I usually read the book first) and I enjoyed both immensely. The two plot lines in Sarah's Key revolve aro ...more
Jun 19, 2012
Sep 29, 2009
Empire of the Sun
Although this is a fiction book, it's based on J.G. Ballard's experiences in a labor camp when he was in his early teens. He lived in high society wit ...more
Jul 2009
Jun 26, 2009
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Must have more Percy Jackson, must have more Percy Jackson. My Goodreads friend Abby warned me this series was addictive like crack and she was right. ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
End of the Spear
A true life story that could be considered the sequel to Through the Gates of Splendor and The Savage My Kinsman both by Elisabeth Elliott.
Steve Saint
Feb 02, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
Stephanie Plum is unemployed and desperate.She blackmails her cousin Vinny into giving her a job as a bounty hunter. Her main case is bringing in Joe ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
I saw the movie last month and I found it to be quite charming and endearing. The book definitely wasn't. There were glaring differences between the m ...more
May 24, 2009
May 18, 2009
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
I decided to read this after seeing the movie.
Miss Pettigrew is homeless, penniless governess who stops by Miss Lafosse's apartment one morning lookin
Jul 11, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
The Road
For such a dark and depressing book, it was a surprisingly quick read.

A nameless man and son are trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic America. They
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
Dear John
John Tyree and Savannah Lynn Curtis unexpectedly meet in Wilmington, NC the summer of 2000. They fall head over heels in love with each other but unfo ...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 22, 2009
A Good Year
Max Skinner inherits a chateau and vineyard the same day he quits his job. With nothing holding him back in London he travels to Provence to take care ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It
The movie came first, then the book. The book is actually a series of essays written by various environmental, organic foods, and food safety groups. ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
P.S. I Love You
Holly Kennedy is a young widow grieving the loss of her Gerry, but Gerry has arranged a few surprises for her. After his death, 10 envelopes are maile ...more
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Feb 22, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Suzanne Collins has effectively combined western society's love for entertainment at all costs-even death (reminded me of ancient Rome), reality TV, a ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Defiance the book goes into more detail than the movie about the day-to-day operations and social structure of those that lived within the Bielski otr ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
My least favorite of the trilogy. I don't believe in giving out explicit spoilers in my reviews but... the ending sucked. It was more depressing than ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Dan is a young college student who meets an enigmatic older man named Socrates. Socrates teaches Dan the secrets of warriors. Not only do these change ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 22, 2010
On Stranger Tides
The newest Pirates of the Caribbean was very loosely based on this book. John Chandagnac is a young Frenchman who ends ups pirating in order to save h ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
The continuing saga of Bella and Edward. A lot of people told me this one was kind of "draggy" but I didn't find that to be the case for me. It is sad ...more
Apr 04, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
This is a modern-day, teen version of the Beauty and the Beast story. I love the prologue- it's a chat room moderated by a Mr. Anderson and full of hu ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife
The narrative is told through the intertwining perspectives of Henry and Clare without being jumpy. A great story about true love being worth the wait ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
The movie was Ok but the book was hard to read due to extra long paragraphs, run-on sentences, and no use of proper names (the doctor's wife, the man ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Entre les murs
I saw the movie first (The Class) which I liked better than the book. In the movie Begaudeau was more laid back and in the book he is portrayed as gru ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Amazing book and amazing movie! They both contain the best revenge scene I have ever read or seen. (Warning: it is graphic!)
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
The Dead Zone
This is the first Stephen King novel that I have ever read. The first 100 pages were kind of draggy but after Johnny wakes up from his coma, things st ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
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