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And the Mountains Echoed
4.01
If you intend to read Khaled Hosseini's third novel And the Mountains Echoed and you're expecting something along the lines of his first two blockbust ...more
not set
May 21, 2013
 
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
3.92
Are you the type of person that is motivated by money and fame, or are you someone that is motivated by having a larger purpose in life? Or are you a ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 12, 2010
 
In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America
3.38
I stumbled across the last copy of In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America while I was browsing through our local ...more
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I don't care what the reviews say, I thought Water for Elephants was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought Jacob's stories, both in the ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Jan 22, 2011
 
The Invention of Wings
4.22
At 11 years of age, Sarah Grimke receives ownership of her first slave, an 11-year-old girl named Handful. Handful and her mother have lived with the ...more
May 18, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
 
Touching the Clouds (Alaskan Skies, #1)
3.78
Touching the Clouds is a story about a young woman named Kate Evans who leaves home to become a bush pilot in Alaska. The only thing standing in the w ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
 
My Several Worlds
4.13
My grandmother Louise gave me a dog-eared and obviously much loved copy of My Several Worlds back in 2002 when she first learned about my plans for mo ...more
Feb 24, 2002
Feb 19, 2009
 
Songs in Ordinary Time
3.64
What a fantastic story! I am so surprised to read all of the negative reviews here. I thought the novel was beautifully written, and I enjoyed every l ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
 
Monkey Beach
3.94
This was a beautiful book to read, and one that I will read again. Eden Robinson does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of Northern British Col ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
How Not To Avoid Jet Lag & other tales of travel madness
4.75
How Not to Avoid Jet Lag & other tales of travel madness is a collection of 19 stories written during Joshua Samuel Brown's 10+ years on the road ...more
Nov 02, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
 
On Beauty
3.62
I didn't know anything about On Beauty when a friend passed this book on to me to read, but I did know the name Zadie Smith, and I've heard great thin ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.93
After losing her mother at 22 years of age, Cheryl falls apart and loses everything important to her. Her family breaks apart from the stress of her m ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Dec 04, 2012
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
What a brilliant concept for a book, and for a zombie story no less! I never thought I'd be awarding five stars for a book about zombies.

I started thi
...more
Jan 08, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
 
Girl in Translation
3.95
Kim and her mother leave Hong Kong for New York City. They arrive with big dreams of making a fantastic new life for themselves in the USA. Instead, t ...more
May 07, 2014
Jan 01, 2013
 
Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
3.70
As my friend Jaclynn said when she loaned me this book, there's nothing quite like reading about ancient gossip. She was right. Sex with Kings takes t ...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
Amazonia
4.09
A fast paced adventure thriller that is set deep in the forests of the Amazon, Amazonia is one of those page turners that offers pure adrenaline. This ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
 
The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
3.66
This wasn't one of my favorite Philippa Gregory books, but that's because she did such an excellent job of making me thoroughly despise Margaret Beauf ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
 
The Promise of a Lie
3.87
New York pyschologist David Remler is still recovering from the death of his beloved wife and unborn baby when Samantha Kent walks through the door of ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.40
“You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.”

Through the ma
...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
The Killing Hour
4.14
Fast paced, action packed, a vicious serial killer, and romance. Lisa Gardner really knows how to pack a punch with good beach reads, and she delivers ...more
May 29, 2014
May 25, 2014
 
Chances (Lucky Santangelo, #1)
4.11
The first book of Jackie Collins Lucky Santangelo series primarily focuses on Lucky's father, Gino Santangelo, and his rise to fame as a mob boss. Gin ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
 
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
3.87
I don't know what I was expecting from Sheryl Sandberg's biography. The only thing I knew about her was that she is the COO of Facebook, so I suppose ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
 
The Shoemaker's Wife
3.95
The story is set deep in the Italian Alps, and it follows the lives of Ciro and Enza.

Ciro and his brother Edward are left at a local nunnery at a you
...more
Aug 18, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.85
Malcolm Gladwell has an uncanny ability to get right to the heart of some of our most perplexing questions and he answers them in such an easy way tha ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
 
Finding Gloria
4.26
A personal memoir written by a woman who was given up for adoption and placed in an adoptive home where she was starved and beaten until she runs away ...more
not set
Dec 16, 2012
 
The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)
3.90
The Lady of the Rivers is the third book in Philippa Gregory's series called The Cousins' War. I am a bit surprised by the bad reviews here on GoodRea ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Nov 17, 2011
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
The Goldfinch is one of 2014's most well received novels, and it's supposed to be THE book to read this summer. It actually won the title for Book of ...more
Jul 31, 2014
Dec 17, 2013
 
Still Alice
4.27
Lisa Genova does a brilliant job of chronicling one woman's descent into the world of Alzheimer's in Stil Alice .

The story is told from the point of v
...more
Oct 22, 2012
Jan 16, 2011
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
3.96
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

Covey shows us that habits play an integral role in our lives b
...more
Feb 08, 2013
Sep 25, 2012
 
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
3.95
This was a long and involved read, but I feel so much more informed about the choices I'm making at the grocery store. I am approaching grocery shoppi ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Feb 04, 2013
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