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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
 
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
 
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir
3.92
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
 
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 Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.85
There are books that always stay with me...."The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" has just joined that rank. How many different ways are there to wri ...more
Mar 18, 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
People of the Book
3.98
I knew Ms. Brooks wouldn't let me down. I knew when I read this, her latest, I would be entertained by brilliant story telling. Hannah Heath, an Austr ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
The Ruins
3.44
I loved Scott Smith’s first novel, “A Simple Plan”. It was written YEARS ago. The Ruins is his second novel. FINaLLY! Oh man, was this book disturbing ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.16
I have always loved books...I've always been a reader. It's a rare thing, these days, to feel and remember those first moments in your youth when you ...more
Sep 2002
Jul 18, 2007
 
Soon I Will Be Invincible
3.68
Pow! Whap! BAM! FUN! This book was so much fun to read. It's about a world where superheroes and villians co-exist in every day life. It's basically t ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 18, 2007
 
A Man Without a Country
4.06
GREAT book. Man, he says exactly how I feel about this country of ours today in 2005. The apocalypse is coming, you know, after we ruin the earth. Her ...more
Nov 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Timbuktu
3.63
The other book that made me bawl. Another favorite of 2006. Mr. Bones narrates the story of his life with Willy G. Christmas, which began when Mr. Bon ...more
Dec 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
3.83
Wonderful humanist essays from a true genius. Vonnegut plays reporter to the afterlife, interviewing 21 *dead* people such as Mary Shelley, Shakespear ...more
May 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
One Door Away from Heaven
3.91
I had a great time with this wonderful story. A story about love, redemption, terror, dogs and aliens. That is quite the package! A little boy (little ...more
Jan 13, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
 
Blind Sight
3.61
Blind Sight had such great characters, people I wanted to know, hang out with. A great simple story but the characters raise it to a whole other level ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
3.99
One of my favorites of the year! Wow, what a great writer. It’s 1666 and the plague is carried from London to a small Derbyshire village by a tailor. ...more
Apr 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Girlfriend in a Coma
3.60
Girlfriend in a Coma is one of those books that I reference all the time in my head....I'll think about bits of this book while reading other books ab ...more
Mar 1998
Feb 15, 2008
 
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
3.87
Makes you mad reading it because, well, you COULD have written it. Random thoughts about everyday subjects. I wrote to her telling her it was very Bud ...more
Sep 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Elsewhere
3.92
A girl dies before her 16th bday. She goes to “Elsewhere” (heaven?) where you live backwards until you reach infancy and rejoin the earth as a new spi ...more
Nov 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.95
First in the series of this mystery series. A serial killer is on the loose! Sookie’s co-workers start showing up dead. Who is responsible? Since Sook ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Preservationist
3.63
What was Noah’s family thinking when he said to them, “hey, I gots to build me a HUGE ark and um, gather up animals, 2 by 2, and “we” have to boogie b ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Assassination Vacation
3.99
Sarah loves history…and she tells us things we never knew ABOUT history. She goes all over the country visiting historical spots that played a part in ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Ant Farm and Other Desperate Situations
3.87
Fast and Fun. That sums up this book of quick little 2 page essays..essays about the not-so great aspects of being invisible...gotta be careful at tho ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 28, 2007
 
Magical Thinking: True Stories
3.95
Another of my “weird-ass” books, but dudes, I love this man and his books. The last chapter (of him speaking to the reader) is just fabulous and is th ...more
Feb 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
3.61
LOVED THIS BOOK! If I wrote a novel, this is probably what it would “sound” like. So fabulous. The swearing! The wacko friends! The drinking! The cat ...more
Nov 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.18
A re-read. One of my all time favorites from a favorite author. 42 IS the answer to everything. Oh, and thanks for the fish. Book #2 of my 2005 Book L ...more
Feb 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Sex and the Single Vampire (Dark Ones, #2)
3.97
Romance book alert! But with vampires and fun, sassy talk! Light and fun! Book #6 of my 2005 Book List, finished reading it on 2-25-05.
Feb 2005
Jul 18, 2007
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