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Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
This should have been an enjoyable book, but one fundamental flaw ruined the whole thing for me.

Early on, the author explains that there are four typ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club (Jo Mackenzie, #1)
Woman faces devastating life event and flees city to small town populated with wacky characters, where she sets up a fulfilling business and learns va...more
Aug 2012
Aug 13, 2012
The Whole World Over
**spoiler alert** I'm really glad I didn't read the jacket of this book before reading the book itself, because I wouldn't have enjoyed it half as muc...more
May 19, 2012
May 05, 2012
The Peach Keeper
There was a good story in here somewhere, I think. It was vaguely Fried Green Tomatoes-esque, in that the two old ladies in the story had a great scan...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
Left Neglected
A good, quick read, with some very moving paragraphs here and there. The best parts involved the main character's relationship with her mother, which...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
A mother and daugther write separately about trips they take together, beginning with a trip to Greece as the daughter struggles to figure out what to...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
I See You Everywhere
Wish I could give this one 3.5 stars - it's better than the other books I've given three stars to but not quite as good as the books I've rated with f...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Climbing Patrick's Mountain: A Novel
An Irish expatriate rose specialist, faced with the loss of the Canadian home that houses his greenhouse and garden, returns to Ireland to lead a gard...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Flight Behavior
Neither the characters nor the plot of this book grabbed me the way Kingsolver's work usually does. The main character is a young Southern mother - on...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Molly Fox's Birthday
A playwright spends a day housesitting in Dublin, reflecting on her relationships with her two closest friends (including the titular Molly Fox). Ever...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
I'm fascinated by the Great Migration and so I grabbed this book as soon as my library got it. I loved the stories of the three people on whose lives...more
May 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Olive Kitteridge
More a series of short stories than a novel. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the format threw me at first and it took me a while to get absorbe...more
Jun 03, 2012
May 28, 2012
The Marriage Plot
I'm stuck between three stars and four stars on this one. It wasn't as gripping as "Middlesex," largely because the main characters are fairly unlikea...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
A Thousand Splendid Suns
This book should serve as an effective prophylactic in case you ever, for some reason, wake up one day and think "Wow! It would be really fun to live...more
Feb 2012
Feb 17, 2012
State of Wonder
Another to add to my collection of books that make me never, never, never want to go anywhere near the Amazon. The heat! The snakes! The horrible bugs...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Before reading this book I knew absolutely nothing about President Garfield other than that he was assasinated. A great, quick introduction to the man...more
Jan 03, 2012
Dec 19, 2011
The Shipping News
I'm going back and forth between "liked" and "really liked" on this one. It was charming as hell, and the descriptions of the people of Newfoundland r...more
Jun 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Tortilla Flat
Whimsical Steinbeck. (As opposed to "Grapes of Wrath" Deep Steinbeck.) Well worth reading for the chapter titles alone.
Feb 2009
Feb 05, 2009
The Third Angel
A series of three stories about love and betrayal on the seventh floor of a London hotel, told in reverse chronological order. I read the whole book a...more
Feb 18, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Jane Eyre
I read this 20 years ago and it's amazing how little I really remembered about it. Only the middle section seemed familiar at all, perhaps because Mr....more
Aug 13, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
The Lovely Bones
I would give this book 5 stars except that I found the ending fairly unsatisfying. The beginning and middle were very moving: I think this is the last...more
not set
Jan 26, 2009
The Master Butchers Singing Club
First 2/3 of the book are fabulous. I'm a sucker for a good post-WWI story, so the parts about veterans from both sides of that war feeling its effect...more
not set
Aug 05, 2009
Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas
I wanted to love this book, but I enjoyed the New Yorker review much more than I liked the book itself. It had an air of preachiness that I didn't enj...more
Apr 05, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Gone Girl
A fantastic, gripping, thrilling read - the rare book that wasn't ruined by the high expectations I had going in.
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Dec 08, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)
not set
Oct 01, 2011
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
not set
Jan 26, 2009
The Blind Assassin
Oct 2011
Jun 17, 2011
The Death of Artemio Cruz
not set
Dec 20, 2011
We Need to Talk About Kevin
May 26, 2012
May 20, 2012
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