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The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose, #1)
I love Jennifer Donnelly's voice. She is a truly, truly gifted writer and composes beautifully. That said, my personal taste would have preferred a sh ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
The Thirteenth Tale
I can't believe this hasn't yet been added to GoodReads. This is a classic gothic story, written with distinction. Stop what you are reading right now ...more
Jan 2012
May 26, 2013
The Handmaid's Tale
Love, love, love the ending. But could have lived without the epilogue. Still, I can see why so many people told me I should read it. Very well done.
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Once again I fall victim to the George RR Martin curse. He ropes me in, he hooks me, he dangles me, then at the end, he lets me fall.
Sep 03, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Chloe Doe
I don't love many books. I loved this one. Highly recommended.
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Bellman & Black

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is one of my favorite books of all time. I simply adore it, and have read it multiple times. I lo
Nov 16, 2013
May 26, 2013
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
First person, present tense with great detail to main character's mind. The images were disjointed and confusing at times, the heroine odd and unrelat ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
House of Silence
Follow the bouncing ball of changing Point of Views (from first person, to third limited, to omniscient, and back again!) and you end up with an inter ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2013
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
Beautifully written and masterfully plotted, DAWN is just as brilliant as it is disturbing, which brings it just shy of perfect, for me. I kept waitin ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
A Half Forgotten Song
Holy cow - that may be my favorite last line of a book ever.
Epic tale. Well told.
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
The Phantom Tollbooth
Very clever for an adult but my 2nd grader was bored to tears, quite literally.
not set
Mar 19, 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Too much information. Not enough story.
Common Writing Problems during the text. Like, 'Here's a new character: Let's go on and on about he or she for
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
The Woman in White
I tried. I really, really tried. The beginning chapters were so beautiful, and the story so mysterious, but the several chapters as told by secondary ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Mar 19, 2009
The Bell Jar
Maybe it's because she's a frustrated writer. Maybe it's because she's socially awkward and feels like an observer in a world of participants. Maybe i ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
Honor's Knight (Paradox, #2)
Loving this series!
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)
I bow to The King.
not set
Nov 19, 2013
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
Excellent story. Great protagonist. A little confusing with the going back and forth between 3rd and 1st person, but you eventually get used to workin ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
The Catcher in the Rye
I hated this as a teenager. Perhaps I objected to being forced into reading it, but I remember loathing it with an absolute passion.

However, reading i
Jun 05, 2010
Feb 04, 2009
The first three-quarters of this book had me absolutely riveted - then, it took a bit of a turn, and suddenly, it lost something. Perhaps I was so dis ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2013
Wild Ones (The Lane, #1)
Sometimes love is messy, and dirty, and sick and twisted, full of lust and hate - and full of unexplainable obsessional love. The characters in this b ...more
not set
Apr 24, 2014
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
Wish I'd known about the short story that told what happened with Hadley - because I seriously thought I'd skipped a book by mistake. 6 books into the ...more
not set
May 14, 2012
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Long passages discussing theoretical physics. Futuristic battle scenes. Two biggies in my list of things I could live my whole life without. But the w ...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 29, 2012
A fictionalized version of the truth which scratches only the surface of how ugly/scary/grotesque human trafficking is in real life, and the book is s ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
The Bookman’s Tale
I loved this book! I saw the conclusion coming a mile away, but it was so beautifully written, and so well done, I didn't mind going exactly where I k ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2013
The Gargoyle
Very well written with interesting chapters told in the 2nd person, but I had a hard time with the story and the protagonist wasn't very loveable. Jus ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2011
The Kitchen House
A solid book. Predictable in places. Frustrating in others. I wish the main character had been more than a passenger of the story.
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Gah. Knew what was coming and I'm still a wreck. Good read. Well written. Excuse me while I go cry over the savagry of mankind.
May 03, 2012
May 01, 2012
The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns, #3)
This series is everything I had hoped to accomplish with my own Fantasy series - but better!
Highly recommended. Loved every word.
not set
Aug 29, 2013
The Distant Hours
Beautifully written. Masterfully plotted. Tastes of 'The Thirteenth Tale' make this mystery of family secrets a delicious read.
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 15, 2011
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