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The Woodlands (The Woodlands, #1)
A dystopian novel that pulled me in, grabbed me by the neck and wouldn't let go. Rosa, the main character lives in a society where dissent is never al ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Lingering Echoes (Lingering Echoes, #1)
I loved the mysterious feel of this novel. My heart broke for Allie. I could really tell that the author had been through loss of her own; she wrote A ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Rumors (Lingering Echoes, #0.5)
I read Lingering Echoes first then went back to read this novella. It had an authentic feel to it. The high school intrigue was spot on as was the fut ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Yesterday Road
I picked up this e-book after wandering over to Kevin's blog. An older gentleman, Jack, no known last name, wanders the country meeting people along t ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Okay, I admit it, I liked this book more than I should have. I have always been a Jane Austen fan, but admit that at times her books can be a little, ...more
May 04, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Why the Sky Is Blue
Touching story of a married mother of two who is raped and has to decide what to do when she find out she is pregnant. Chronicles both the mother's st ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
A wonderful, spare narrative that follows two individuals from two time periods whose lives intersect at the end in a wonderful way. The girl's story ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
The first half of this book, I nearly stopped reading. I actually kept wanting to just chuck it across the room and probably would have done so if it ...more
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Sep 17, 2009
The Secret Garden
I read this as a child. I also remember seeing the movie as a kid, but revisiting this book as an adult was fun. I liked the progression of Mary and h ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
I liked this book, in the books of Bayern series, though not as much as some. Rinna, a Forest born girl, realizes through her association with the "fi ...more
May 09, 2012
May 09, 2012
A Thousand Splendid Suns
I was amazed by the courage and survival of the Afghan women in this story. I think that Laila's and Mariam's lives are emblematic of not only women i ...more
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May 21, 2009
Eve's Daughters
Charming story of four generations of women. It follows the lives of four women and examines how the choices of each mother affect her daughter and be ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
The Mansion
At first, I wasn't sure I liked this short novel, but I did love the symbolic meaning and the message about the true reason for giving, that giving on ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
She Always Wore Red (Fairlawn #2)
I liked the second book in the Fairlawn series. More about mortuary science, a sister the main character never knew she had surfaces, and the theme of ...more
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Jul 11, 2009
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Do you like X-men? You'll love Steelheart. Brandon Sanderson is an amazing writer. He makes me want to bow down and lick his boots, telling him how un ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
This is an amazing book about one man's mission to bring education to girls and boys in Muslim Pakistan and Afghanistan. There are parts of it that ar ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
This is a life changing book to read. It is a portrait of how ordinary people were turned into mass murderers seemingly overnight. It also shines a li ...more
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May 05, 2009
Confessions of an Unbalanced Woman
Quick, 58 page Sunday afternoon kind of read. Lots of funny little stories,gems of wisdom, etc. I especially like the advice to reverse your buts. For ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Wow. This book will leave you a changed person. It is an amazing account of one woman's survival during the Rwandan genocide of the 1990's. But more a ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Against Medical Advice
I liked this book about a boy who overcame tourette's syndrome and OCD, which he was diagnosed with just before age five, at the age of 17. His strugg ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Oct 22, 2009
The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness: A True Story
A truly fascinating story about a storyteller who loses his voice but in the silence finds his story. Seamlessly woven with stories from all sorts of ...more
May 13, 2009
May 13, 2009
I was very interested in the genetic testing and cloing and other scientific issues that were brought out by this novel. It was interesting and yet qu ...more
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Jun 01, 2009
Gone (Gone, #1)
I like the premise of this book. Teens are suddenly left on their own, everyone over the age of fourteen disappears. I even liked the X-Men aspect of ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
This book made me want to interview, complete a background check, and insist upon a ten year courtship before any of my girls can get married. Or even ...more
May 09, 2012
Jun 03, 2010
The Last Lecture
This is a fabulous book. If you haven't picked it up, give it a go. It is written by a man who is dying from pancreatic cancer. He is a professor of c ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
Magic Hour
I loved this book. I ached for the little girl Alice and the psychiatrict Julia. I liked the character of the police chief sister and was happy to see ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
She Walks in Beauty
Loved this book. Learned a whole lot about New York society in the Gilded Age that I didn't know. All I can say is down with corsets! (I don't want to ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
My Sister's Keeper
I don't know if I hoped for the outcome of this trial or not, but if you've ever wondered what it might be like to be a medical guinea pig for your si ...more
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May 15, 2009
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
Good sci-fi book. Though it is found in the children's section, much of the vocabulary, syntax and ideas found in it are a bit much for your average t ...more
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Jun 30, 2009
Walking Into a Hug: 52 Weeks to a Home That's More Embracing
This is the kind of parenting book I like: easy to follow action plans, one a week for fifty two weeks, on how to grow closer as a family. Although it ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
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