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The Children's Hospital
3.59
Incredibly strange! The medical stuff really grossed me out. I guess that might happen when a surgeon writes a novel.
Dec 2008
Jan 09, 2009
 
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do
3.91
really liked it
This was really thought-provoking! I appreciated reading the stories of the documented and undocumented workers across the US that the author shared f ...more
Oct 2011
Apr 30, 2010
 
The Language of Flowers
4.07
liked it
I really enjoyed this book but was disappointed with the ending. I thought it was wrapped up too nice and tidy at the end. If it had a more realistic ...more
May 2012
Apr 20, 2012
 
Eating Animals
4.17
really liked it
For some reason I decided this would be my lunch-time book and it is incredibly hard to actually eat while reading this. I had to skip the several pag ...more
May 05, 2010
Nov 11, 2009
 
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1)
3.88
really liked it
Izzy and Rae Spellman are really great characters and I look forward to reading about their adventures in the rest of the series!
Apr 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
Unlikely Friendships : 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
4.05
really liked it
What a really sweet and cute book! The photographs were especially great.
Sep 2011
Aug 26, 2011
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.03
liked it
I liked it best when there were stories about how asparagus grows or making home-made mozzarella. I was often inspired to get out in the garden and pu ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 20, 2007
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
really liked it
Wow, this seriously took me back to my high school days. I was surprised by how well I could relate to these characters. It brought back lots of memor ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 07, 2012
 
The Leftovers
3.37
really liked it
Great characters! This would make an excellent tv show.
Jan 2012
Dec 12, 2011
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
it was amazing
This book is so fascinating! I didn't want it to end. The chapters written from Almondine's perspective were my favorite. This book has some of the be ...more
Feb 2009
Aug 12, 2008
 
How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
3.66
really liked it
It was 1989 all over again! It was fun to learn about what happened to my favorite Sassy writers and it was sad to read accounts of the magazine's dem ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 22, 2007
 
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
3.69
really liked it
I'm getting ready for a trip to the Everglades over Easter. If only John Laroche could be my tour guide...
May 08, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
The Kite Runner
4.25
liked it
As difficult as it was to get through, I am glad to have read it. I learned so much about Afghanistan. I have no interest in seeing the film version a ...more
Dec 2007
Oct 26, 2007
 
The Boat (Rough-Cut)
3.60
liked it
I really liked two of these stories in particular. This author seems really promising. His life in Vietnam, Australia, and his time in Iowa all factor ...more
Oct 16, 2008
May 28, 2008
 
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
4.08
really liked it
Lynne Cox is super inspiring! I enjoyed this book but it became a bit repetitive and a little tedious at times. Her stories and photos of her swims ar ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
No One Belongs Here More Than You
3.81
it was ok
I liked a few of the stories but I was disappointed by the majority of them. I really loved her film but I don't think I'm a fan of her short stories.
Aug 2007
Aug 16, 2007
 
Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth
3.70
liked it
In spite of being regularly offended by the author's chauvinism and sexism, I was intrigued by his stories, adventures, and accomplishments.
Sep 2015
Jun 25, 2015
 
War by Candlelight: Stories
3.96
liked it
I'm excited to discover this great Peruvian writer. The stories "City of Clowns" and "The Visitor" have really stayed with me.
Aug 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.08
liked it
This was a sweet story but it was not well-written. I did enjoying learning about owl behavior.
Dec 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2 (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing)
3.55
it was amazing
This is a terrific collection and a great way to discover new young writers.
Jul 2007
Jul 22, 2007
 
Turn of Mind
3.65
really liked it
This is quite a portrait of dementia! What an amazing first novel.
Jul 10, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
The Penguin Lessons
4.00
None
not set
Jan 14, 2016
 
The Highest Tide
3.84
really liked it
None
Jun 2012
May 17, 2012
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.24
really liked it
None
Aug 20, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide
3.92
liked it
None
Dec 2007
Dec 28, 2007
 
The Complete Stories
4.44
None
not set
Feb 02, 2010
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
really liked it
None
Sep 2015
Sep 11, 2015
 
Half in Love: Stories
3.86
liked it
None
Jan 2012
May 19, 2008
 
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success
3.75
None
not set
Aug 12, 2008
 
The Final Confession of Mabel Stark
3.90
None
not set
Jul 30, 2008
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