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The Goldfinch
3.93
After reading this intense, amazing book, I read some interviews with Donna Tartt, including the 1992 Vanity Fair interview that came out right before...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
hooray for harry potter!
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
 
The Sea (Man Booker Prize)
3.44
any reader of depressing irish fiction (or watcher of indie films) will know exactly what the final twist is as soon as they've read about twenty page...more
Jul 2007
Jul 10, 2007
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.79
not as good as looking for alaska
Mar 2007
Mar 20, 2007
 
The Complete Uncollected Short Stories (Volumes 1&2)
4.27
does anybody have a copy of this?
not set
Jul 05, 2007
 
Cutting for Stone
4.26
looking for a book with gory medical procedures, siamese twins and info about haile selassie that will make you cry and cry? here it is!
not set
Sep 26, 2011
 
Half Broke Horses
4.01
little house on the prairie for grownups - this was nearly as good as the glass castle, which was nearly perfect.
not set
Feb 02, 2010
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.69
Kind of like Anne of Green Gables for adults, with Rachel Lynde (Miranda's frenemy) as the protagonist. I loved it.
May 2009
May 18, 2009
 
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
3.48
sort of like johnny tremain + harry potter - wizards. never really read anything like this before - loved it.
not set
Apr 20, 2010
 
Rework
3.97
self-help for people who would rather tell themselves that they're reading a business book. like me!
not set
Feb 08, 2011
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.43
had to see why people went so crazy over it. found it to be surprisingly okay.
not set
Feb 02, 2010
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.79
i am going to make a bold statement: i liked this more than i liked bossypants!
not set
Apr 08, 2012
 
The Good Thief
3.54
Such a satisfying read - like Dickens with all of the boring parts taken out.
not set
Feb 06, 2011
 
On the Jellicoe Road
4.18
read this if you want to cry like a fourteen-year-old girl.
not set
Apr 20, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
there are a lot of open-faced sandwiches in this book.
not set
Apr 26, 2010
 
The Orange Eats Creeps
3.04
Best lines ever: "My first impulse is to go to sleep. My second impulse is to have sex with it and my third impulse is to eat it. That's how my mind w...more
not set
Oct 03, 2010
 
Her Last Death
3.32
unexpectedly fantastic.
Jan 2009
Jan 17, 2009
 
Teach Me
3.41
teenagers are crazy.
not set
Feb 02, 2010
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.62
everybody should read this!
not set
Mar 24, 2011
 
The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2)
3.72
and loved this one even more!
not set
Apr 20, 2010
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
this book glows.
Aug 2009
Aug 14, 2009
 
Lightning on the Sun: A Novel
3.67
fantastic.
not set
May 27, 2010
 
The Emperor's Children
2.89
this book is about privileged brown grads 10 years after graduation, finding their way in nyc at the turn of this century - somehow, though, everythin...more
Jul 2007
Jul 18, 2007
 
What is the What
4.15
i was skeptical going into this book - dave eggers being dave eggers, i read the intro, with its note from valentio deng, as a sort of joke. i didn't...more
Jun 2007
Jul 02, 2007
 
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
4.20
an appropriate halloween read - this book is terrifying. also, if the underlying system is essentially screwed, how close are we to our next financial...more
Oct 30, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Suite Française
3.77
lives up to the reviews. similar to gone with the wind in scope and sensibility.
if we ever need to flee los angeles, i'm going to hide out by the kern...more
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
 
Oh the Glory of it All
3.54
from the book:
"Kids are trusting and wise and i cannot think of a less useful combination to be born with. The wisdom lets children know who they are....more
Dec 2007
Dec 20, 2007
 
I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
4.01
only halfway through but this book is so good - easier to understand and more global in scope than The Big Short. if you're still confused about the o...more
Mar 19, 2013
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Figure That Stands Behind Figures
0.00
A chapbook published by LA's Institute For Figuring - it's a great essay that I reread every year. Kind of indescribable. A pared-down, philosophical...more
Aug 2007
Sep 07, 2007
 
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
3.45
eat pray love for boys
not set
Feb 02, 2010
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