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The Poisonwood Bible
3.98
I would actually give this book 3.5 stars, not 4.

It took me awhile to get through this book, but I really was really intrigued to read about a part of...more
Oct 02, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
This book was recommended to me so I read it without knowing anything about it. The narrative is a bit rambling and is a series of memories that come...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.15
**spoiler alert** I'd probably give this 3.5 if I could, but I guess I lean more towards a 4 than a 3. I listened to the audio version read by the aut...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
3.87
**spoiler alert** I went into the book very excited, and ended very disappointed. Once again, many, many items were left unexplained, unresolved, glos...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
I was so looking forward to this book and was sorely disappointed, from beginning to end. It was almost like Collins was rushed to bring this book to...more
Aug 27, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
 
The Red Tent
4.13
I didn't really have strong feelings about this book either way. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but I didn't fall in love with any of t...more
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.01
I keep finding books to read that turn out to be part of a trilogy. Who knew a 700+ page book wouldn't be enough to get through the story? Actually I...more
Aug 15, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.69
I read this book based on a recommendation, and not really knowing anything about it. I nearly abandoned this book, which is something I don't often d...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
 
House
3.61
I really wanted to like the book because it had a pretty good set up - couple lost in a remote rural area are directed to a "short cut" to help get th...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
 
Contagious (Infected, #2)
4.13
Like "Infected" it was a fairly easy read, but again, none of the characters was compelling enough for me to have much interest in what happens to the...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
 
The Shade of the Moon (The Last Survivors, #4)
3.13
Horrible horrible horrible. The first book was so good. It was one of my favorite books. Each book was just progressively worse. I sincerely hope ther...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life
3.87
I really wanted to like this. The 90 minutes in heaven was so short and wasn't entirely interesting. The whole narrative of "I can't describe it" and...more
May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
I did think the POV was extremely interesting, and it was also interesting that the other character's emotions came through loud and clear even though...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
 
Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2)
3.78
I really enjoyed "The Giver" and was excited to read this book, but was a little disappointed. Many of the characters were harsh and unlikeable, which...more
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.85
I am a big fan of books showing how our civilization might one day be (The Giver, The Handmaid's Tale, etc). This was an interesting idea of how an al...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
The Kitchen House
4.15
I definitely liked the first half better than the second half. I did connect with the characters which always makes me like a book more. I was anxious...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
 
The Forgotten Garden
4.10
I really liked the book and the characters and the setting. I would recommend reading the actual book (as opposed to ebook or audio book) as I found m...more
Jan 2012
Feb 16, 2013
 
Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1)
3.56
I liked this book OK, and it was a quick and easy read. But it read much like Patterson's "Max" series, with some too-smart-for-your-britches kids wit...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
 
The Power of One
4.33
There were parts of this book I liked a lot, and characters that I loved. I loved the middle of the book from the time Peekay met Doc until he left fo...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
I, Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #16)
3.94
I usually really like the Alex Cross stories, but this wasn't one of my favorites. I know murder is brutal, but this was a little too gory for my tast...more
May 13, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Dead and Alive (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, #3)
3.98
**spoiler alert** easy read - although you certainly want to read the first two in the series before you continue to this one. Not sure I liked the en...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.96
I kind of wanted to give the a 3.5. If you're looking for a good murder mystery, this isn't it. I love a lot of the history and it does make me want t...more
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 27, 2013
 
The Family Bones
2.89
I didn't like the book from beginning to end. I have a bad habit that I cannot stop reading a book even if I can't stand the book I am reading. The di...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
The Circle
3.42
It was interesting and would probably generate great discussion. I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a satire or simply set in a time far enough...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Taken (Elvis Cole, #13 / Joe Pike, #4)
4.15
A solid 3.5 - 4. Holds your interest throughout, but the constant shifting of POV and mixing up of the timeline had me flipping back and forth to figu...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
Loved the first half of the book, then it kept spiraling downward for me. It picked up again when Edgar met Henry, but after he left Henry's it again...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Night Strangers
3.17
I really liked the first half of the book but didn't really like the second half or the ending. I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a ghost story...more
May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
 
The Night Circus
4.00
I read this book on Kindle, which I think made it a bit harder to follow and enjoy. I kept wanting to flip back to better follow the timeline, which I...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
 
Reconstructing Amelia
3.79
3.5
It's hard to say I "liked" a book that is about something so sad and tragic, and most of the characters were so flawed it was hard to really like a...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
I read this book together with my 9 year old. The book got off to a slow start, but picks up about half way through. It is set in the late 60's, so th...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
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