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And the Mountains Echoed
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
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May 21, 2013
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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
The Invention of Wings
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
My Several Worlds
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
In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America
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
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
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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
Monkey Beach
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
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a penchant for young adult fiction. The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse, and Anne of Green Gables...more
Mar 07, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
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
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
“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
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
The Shoemaker's Wife
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
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
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
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Dec 16, 2012
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
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
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
*Dad, I know you read GoodReads updates, so this review is for you. You should add a Jack Reacher novel to your summer reading list.*

Now, that I've h
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
Still Alice
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
Water for Elephants
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 Goldfinch
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
Girl in Translation
This was an excellent read! Kwok's descriptions of Kim's life. Kim's misunderstanding of what her teachers and classmates are saying when she first st...more
May 07, 2014
Jan 01, 2013
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
"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
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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
I've never been a big fan of short stories. Had I known this was a novella when I downloaded it, I probably would've reconsidered. Nevertheless, Swim...more
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Jan 08, 2013
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Wolf Hall has been on my reading list since early 2012. I'm slightly obsessed with Tudor history and historical fiction, and knowing that it won Book...more
Jan 10, 2013
May 17, 2012
The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)
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 Delilah Complex (Butterfield Institute, #2)
Another free Kindle read from Amazon, The Delilah Complex is a good, simple read with lots of interesting twists. This is the first book that I've rea...more
Jun 23, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Me Before You
This is a tale about an ordinary woman who takes a six-month contract to care for a man who has been paralyzed from the neck down in a motorcycle acci...more
Sep 17, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Island Beneath the Sea
This is the story of a young woman named Zarité who was born into slavery on the island of Saint-Domingue, known today as Haiti. She is sold at a youn...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
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