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Tender Is the Night
3.83
3.5 stars. The book begins by presenting an idealized view of psychiatrist Nick Diver and his wealthy wife Nicole, as seen through the eyes of young A...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
The Idiot
4.15
Very uneven read for me. Typical of Russian novels, there is way too much dialogue, too many (and too many overwrought) characters and painfully long,...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Cross Creek
4.04
Memoir of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ experiences after purchasing a primitive farmhouse and large orange grove in north-central Florida. I read elsewhe...more
Dec 12, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
Ragtime
3.84
I enjoyed reading this, but am always a little uneasy when real people are interjected into the stories of fictional characters. It seems unfair to th...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
A Death in the Family
3.91
Richly developed characters and a poignant story. The different voices through which the story is told are remarkably authentic, particularly the chil...more
Sep 30, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
Middlemarch
3.89
I didn't read it quickly, but I did read it! Worth the time it took, for sure. Quite similar to a Jane Austen book with an English village, the villag...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
The Secret Garden
4.09
I loved this book when I was ten years old, loved it more when my daughters were ten years old, and love it even more now. Mrs. Sowerby is pretty much...more
Jan 1966
Oct 23, 2010
 
O Pioneers! (Great Plains Trilogy, #1)
3.80
I first read this a long time ago, but ever since we read Death Comes for the Archbishop for book group I had wanted to re-read it.
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
Persuasion
4.12
This is my favorite Jane Austen novel of the four I've read. A little hard to follow until I developed a firm grasp of all the familial relationships...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 23, 2010
 
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
3.40
Goodreads really needs another default shelf for "tried to read but didn't make it through." I'm adding my own, "Life's too short."

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Nov 29, 2010
 
Mrs Dalloway
3.76
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Jul 03, 2009
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.87
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Emma
3.97
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Rebecca
4.17
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Beloved
3.70
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Jul 03, 2009
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.76
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Jul 03, 2009
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.21
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
3.71
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Jul 03, 2009
 
The Age of Innocence
3.92
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Jul 03, 2009
 
The Winter of Our Discontent
3.97
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Gone with the Wind
4.25
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
3.99
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Jul 03, 2009
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
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Jul 03, 2009
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
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Sep 12, 2010
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Great Expectations
3.70
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Jun 22, 2009
 
Of Mice and Men
3.78
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Jun 22, 2009
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
4.05
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May 2011
Jun 02, 2011
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