The Magic Circle
3.36
This book was just too convoluted to be believed. The Magic Circle follows Ariel Behn as she tries to discover the secrets hidden in her family histor ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
After a rocky beginning, I really enjoyed this book. At first, Death as the narrator didn't work for me, but once I really got into the story, Death b ...more
May 07, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy, #1)
3.90
This is the first book in a trilogy (which I just hate finding out when I get to the end of a book) about a ship called the Ibis. The first 2/3 of the ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
Neverwhere
4.16
The adventures of Richard Mayhew start with something very unlikely, for Richard anyway. He decides to follow his compassionate instincts, rather than ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Dead Fathers Club
3.27
The first issue I had with this book is the way it was written. Haig writes the book from the point of view of an 11yr old boy, so most of the grammar ...more
May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009
 
The Alexander Cipher (Daniel Knox, #1)
3.56
An Egyptology thriller starring Daniel Knox, an underwater archaeologist looking for Alexander the Great's tomb.

I learned quite a bit about the life
...more
May 16, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
The Seventh Sacrament (Nic Costa, #5)
3.79
Probably would have given this book four stars if I had known it was the fourth (?) in a series. I hate it when a book does not clearly state somewher ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
A Reliable Wife
3.24
I don't know quite what to say about this novel. I just grabbed it from the library, not really knowing quite what it was about. In the beginning I th ...more
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3.94
I have always been a big fan of the Harry Potter series. I call them my "comfort books" and I reread one or two of them when I am feeling depressed. T ...more
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
The God Who Is There
4.19
Read this as part of a Christian Classics goal I set for myself. Trying to read at least one a month over the next year. This one certainly took me th ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
 
What Was Lost
3.47
I loved this book! Yes, there was a bit of a bad language issue in the second half of the book, which I don't really like, but the rest of the book wa ...more
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009
 
The Double Bind
3.59
I almost need to go back and re-read this book to see what I missed. While working at a homeless shelter in Burlington, Vermont Laurel Estabrook meets ...more
Feb 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
The YA fantasy books always get me, especially when there is a map! I love being pulled into a world completely different from our own, and Graceling ...more
May 08, 2009
May 08, 2009
 
Wit's End
2.73
Entertaining, but not amazing. Rima is staying with her godmother, Addison, a famous author, after the death of her father. She wants to find out what ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
BoneMan's Daughters
3.74
Just creepy. Not only the Boneman, but also the hero Ryan. Especially at the end of the book. I understand that part of the point of the book is "how ...more
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009
 
Atonement
3.84
Whew! Where to start on this one! For the most part I enjoyed the book. I became interested in the characters and their lives, and I the storyline kep ...more
Jun 05, 2009
May 22, 2009
 
Skeletons at the Feast
3.97
I liked this book surprisingly well, in spite of the mostly dark subject matter. The book follows a Prussian family on the run from the Russian army n ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3)
3.95
Enjoyed this book. Lots of different story lines, but basically a story about Reggie Chase and her dogged determination to find out what has happened ...more
Feb 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
The Mission Song
3.28
This was a waste of 11.5 hours of my life! The only reason I finished the book was because I was listening to it on my commute to and from work, didn' ...more
May 21, 2009
May 08, 2009
 
The Oversight (Oversight Trilogy, #1)
3.78
The first half of this book was OK, but I never developed a connection with any of the main characters. I almost gave up, but I'm glad I didn't. The s ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
 
Nation
4.02
Loved the storyline. I'm always a sucker for a good shipwreck survival on a deserted island story. Although I found it interesting how Pratchett bring ...more
May 07, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
The White Tiger
3.69
This book left me feeling confused. I felt that I should dislike Balram for many of the things he did, but I just couldn't. The author manages to make ...more
May 2009
May 01, 2009
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.16
I really wanted to love this book. I'd heard a lot of good things about the author and the book itself sounded really interesting, but really I though ...more
May 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
3.82
Hmm, interesting story. I liked the first half of the book, where she talks about what happened during the stroke and her recovery, but the second hal ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
3.74
Lots of interesting ideas and information. For the most part I really like the idea of libertarian paternalism. It seems to me to be the best of both ...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
 
Sarah's Quilt (Sarah Agnes Prine, #2)
3.95
I enjoyed the storyline, but was slightly annoyed with Sarah's voice about halfway through the book. Not sure if it was done differently from the firs ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
 
Sing Them Home
3.55
I really liked this book. I felt connected with the characters and what was going on in their lives. Didn't love the "dead mothers and fathers" portio ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)
4.13
I almost quit reading this about halfway through. I just found the main three characters so annoying. Plus just a lot of weird boy vs girl chatter. It ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
 
The Crazy School (Madeline Dare, #2)
3.33
Interesting read. A bit of bad language, which I typically don't enjoy, but really didn't seem as out of place in this book as it has in some others. ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
3.66
I don't necessarily agree with everything in this book, but it was very thought provoking. I especially enjoyed the section describing a theoretical s ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 01, 2009
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