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Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
3.93
So many self-help books, questionnaires, and popular psychology books talk about what’s wrong with our lives and how to make the bad bits better. Mart ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 09, 2013
 
Incendiary
3.57
I loved Chris Cleave’s Little Bee, so when my husband learned that I was meeting a friend in a bookstore, he told me I should look for Cleave’s first ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals
3.87
I have to admit, the title Terrorists in Love didn’t inspire me to read this book. But the subtitle, The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals, caught my att ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
The Island
3.95
Beautifully imagined, well-researched and evocatively told, Victoria Hislop’s The Island recreates a leper colony of the 1930s and follows its inmates ...more
May 20, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
Bel Canto
3.90
Someone told me you can’t write a novel without first choosing a single point of view. It’s not true. Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto uses multiple viewpoint ...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
 
Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
3.63
Author Charles Pierce has a piercing sense of humor, a fine ear for the absurd, and an honest intellect engaged in research. His book, Idiot America, ...more
Jan 31, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
The Culling
3.59
There’s a strong clear message in Robert Johnson’s The Culling, but there’s a strong clear storyline too, and neither overwhelms the other. It’s appea ...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
 
The Annihilation of Foreverland (Foreverland, #1)
3.75
Part Ender’s Game, part Inception, part Lord of the Flies, Tony Bertauski’s The Annihilation of Foreverland places young teenaged boys on an island, s ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
The Secret of Genetic Corp X
4.22
In a slightly futuristic world where rules have been adopted for the regulation of clones, but cloning’s still restricted to tissues and organs, the s ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
Portrait of Our Marriage
3.95
Looking at memories in a digital photo frame might revive a marriage, and looking at porn on the internet might destroy it. Both come together in Mart ...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.01
Which people do we value in society? Which people do we acclaim in schools? What skills promise a life of value and success, and how has that changed ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
 
The Water Thief
3.78
More 2084 than 1984, Nicholas Lamar Soutter’s The Water Thief is set in a near-future dystopia where corporations have taken over from government, per ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Tower Bridge
4.88
British rock, evocative dialog, great characters and locations, and a tale that spans a generation—add them together and the result is Tower Bridge by ...more
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
Seasons in Purdah
3.62
In a story that blends science with mysticism, reincarnation with Catholicism, and blindness with sight, Anjuelle Floyd’s Seasons in Purdah is a tale ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
 
17 Cents and a Dream
3.80


“Through pure determination, fortitude, and attitude, Daniel” has become “the No. 1 mortgage loan officer in the world,” says Mark Victor Hansen in hi
...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
The Tangled Web
4.30
A wealth of characters get tangled in J.P. Lane’s A Tangled Web as drugs, violence and corruption flood a beautiful Caribbean island. The intense Engl ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
The Spirit Archer
3.38
I grew up in England and Mike Evers’ The Spirit Archer brings back memories of fish and chip shops, narrow streets, two-up two-down houses and more. B ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Roots of Insight (Dusk Gate Chronicles, #2)
4.38
Second in the Dusk Gate Chronicles, Roots of Insight takes teenager Quinn back through a mysterious gateway from modern life into the world of Eirenth ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
Angel Dance (Danny Logan Mystery, #1)
3.97
Late twenties, lean and fit, served in the army, knows what he’s doing and has a team of investigators to help him—Danny Logan’s almost a Seattle-base ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
Progeny
3.90
An intriguing novel of parents and their children, Patrick Greene’s Progeny follows two dysfunctional families and their interactions as reclusive aut ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
Dream Doctor (Dreams, #2)
4.30
Second in the Dream series of mysteries, Dream Doctor follows former premed student Sarah as she marries her college friend and enters medical school. ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain
4.12
A bright, inviting cover shows two middle-Eastern buys stubbornly facing away from each other. But something in the body language invites young reader ...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Waiting for Morning (Forever Faithful, Book 1)
4.33
A mother waits for her family’s return from a trip. A young man loses his job and his hope for the future. Then cars and lives are turned upside-down, ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
Blue Belle
4.50
One has a secret identity. The other has a secret fear. And both are hiding in a fine Scottish world of history, castles, wild flowers, and the intern ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
 
Devil's Lake
3.95
What might it be like to escape from an abductor and abuser after two years? How would a woman pick up her life? How would she learn to trust a man ag ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
 
The See-Through Leopard
4.38
Sibel Hodge’s The See-Through Leopard combines an excellent story-line with a wealth of fascinating detail, taking readers from everyday England to th ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
I Am the Messenger
4.11
If you’re looking for a novel like The Book Thief, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for a seriously intriguing read, with a seriously irreverent l ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
How Did We Become Angry? Lamb Ministries 7x7: Biblical Recovery for Women Suffering from Trauma & Abuse
4.92
“Anger as an emotion is neither good nor bad” says the author of How Did We Become Angry, but what we do with it can deprive us of power and freedom, ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Dream Family (Dreams, #4)
4.52
Dream Family is the fourth novel in author J. J. DiBenedetto’s Dream Series, and it’s the darkest one so far. It’s also the deepest and most hauntingl ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
 
Descended (Jett, #1)
4.62
Dana Pratola’s Descended: Jett is an intriguing blend of action adventure, romance, family drama, fantasy, and faithful Christian fiction. Her Christi ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
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