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The Secret History
4.05
One of my all-time favorite books. I just love the feel and tone of this novel. I can taste the booze, I can smell the cigarettes...it always makes me ...more
Jan 19, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
**spoiler alert** What? Huh??? I'm just stunned...what was Stephanie Meyer thinking? The Twilight series is a series about young love that is not mean ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
 
Our Father Who Art in a Tree: A Novel
3.45
Simone, a 10-year-old Australian girl, loses her father to heart disease. Everyone in her family is consumed by grief and her only solace is climbing ...more
Oct 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
4.01
Book #4 of 2006 - Finished reading it on 1-26-06. Stay with me here…don’t run away! This book was GOOD! Fifth in the series of a Bon Temps, Louisiana ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.07
A team of people, including a socialite, a surgeon and a journalist (the narrative) decide to climb and hopefully conquer Mt. Everest. The mountain co ...more
Jun 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Darkest Evening of the Year
3.70
**spoiler alert** Another book in Koontz "Golden Angels" series (my take, not official!) These books touch my heart and at times make me bawl like a b ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 19, 2008
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.09
A favorite author and a really fun book! Exactly what I expect from Mr. Moore! (The same guy who wrote about Jesus and his best friend Biff in “Lamb” ...more
Apr 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Whole World Over
3.49
It took me a long time to finish this book (2 times out of library). A story that begins in Greenwich Village. Greenie Duquette has a small bakery in ...more
Sep 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Brief History of the Dead
3.66
WOW! One of my favorites of 2006! What a fantastic book! The only way I can do this book justice is to first give you the Editor’s blurb: In a not-so- ...more
Jun 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
Prep
3.33
The 2nd book of the year by Ms. Sittenfield. (Yes, Curtis is a female). I liked this one MUCH better (see Book No. 31). A midwest girl, Lee Fiora who ...more
Jul 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.62
This book was "okay". A doctor's wife gives birth to twins, a healthy boy and a girl with downs syndrome. Is it love that makes the doctor give up the ...more
Mar 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
Sight Hound
3.96
Each chapter is told by a different character in this story, including the dogs and cats of the family. The main character, playwright Rae, hasn't had ...more
Mar 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Man of My Dreams
3.16
This is a book that suffers from what I like to call “Cry Ass White People” syndrome. We follow the main character, Hannah, as she grows from a dysfun ...more
Aug 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
4.03
Third in the series. Sookie’s vampire boyfriend Bill has been in another state working for the vampire Queen of Louisiana. Sookie thinks there is some ...more
Feb 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
3.69
I want to really enjoy Rakoff’s essays because he desperately wants to be in the same league as Sarah Vowell and David Sedaris. Rakoff’s writing is ju ...more
Apr 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
Now, this book has been compared to so many books...Harry Potter, Narnia, and one of my favorite books of all time, A Secret History by Donna Tartt. H ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3)
3.94
Book 3 of the Harper Connelly Mystery series by Charlaine Harris. An okay read...Harper, to me, is just a rehash of Sookie Stackhouse, Charlaine's Sou ...more
Jan 08, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
I must warn you. I was in stuck in a huge Zombie tidal wave starting in late October. I love zombie movies and I got caught up in them during the Hall ...more
Nov 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
A Three Dog Life
3.70
An autobiographical tale. Abigail Thomas’s husband, Rich, was hit by a car, and suffered massive brain trauma. He experiences rages, terrors, and hall ...more
Oct 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.01
Wow, holy unimpressed. I know I've seen comparisons of this book to The Stand. Okay, maybe. Comparisons to The Road? No way. Not one little bit. I thi ...more
Aug 25, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Just a really fun read. It tells the story of a young girl, Bella, who declines to move to Florida with her mother, and instead opts to move in with h ...more
Jul 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
3.87
Mr. Buford, a writer for the New Yorker, had Mario Batali, celebrity chef, as a dinner guest. After Batali (a well-known partier) leaves his house at ...more
Dec 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Rising
3.76
Warning, Zombie book alert. But really good! The dead are rising…and they are being inhabited by beings from another dimension. These beings got vanqu ...more
Nov 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
Summerland
3.54
I love Michael Chabon and this was one book of his that I haven’t read. I picked up it at Gotham Books in Manhattan and couldn’t wait to read it…even ...more
May 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
Lost and Found: A Novel
3.25
Book about reality show contestants in a show mirroring The Amazing Race. Each team consists of 2 contestants….Related to one another. Each contestant ...more
Jul 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
To Feel Stuff
3.32
Such a strange and wonderful story. A different narrator for random chapters…a bit confusing at first, but you catch on. The main character, Elodie Ha ...more
Oct 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Road
3.94
One of my favorites of 2006, if not THE favorite…it’s a tie between A Brief History of the Dead. Wow, I really have no words for this book. It was bea ...more
Nov 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Driftless Area
3.65
Wow Wheeeee! What a strange book! A Coen Brothers movie in print. But you know what? It was so much fun! It’s hard for me to even tell you what it’s a ...more
Sep 2006
Jul 18, 2007
 
Bel Canto
3.90
In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. The South A ...more
Aug 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir
3.91
What a great memoir of a girl growing up in 1953. It's not your typical 50's picture perfect family. Distance, illness and murder keep things interest ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
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