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Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
Would recommend: No

I chose this book because I found Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith to be interesting and thought-provoking. This book, how
not set
Jul 31, 2012
If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)
Would recommend: Sure

This is my fourth book of this ilk that I've read this year (others: Bossypants, My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business, and I
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Would recommend: Maybe

I liked this Bill Bryson memoir well enough, but it was still disappointing. I usually laugh out loud occasionally enough throug
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Would recommend: YES, with The Crazy Eyes

I loved this book SO MUCH. Listening to it during my commutes made me SO happy, I can not even describe. And
Jun 25, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Would recommend: Yes

I really liked this one, to my very great surprise. I have kind of ODed on dystopian YA fiction, and at the start, I thought this
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Would recommend: Yes

I thought this book about introversion was SO interesting. I talked Greg's ear off about it for the entire time that I listened to
May 18, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Would recommend: Ehhh

I almost gave this book 3, maybe 4 stars, because I think the ideas in it are interesting and well thought-out. But my visceral r
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
Would recommend: Eh

So, the 5th book in the series (Speaking from Among the Bones) had me on tenterhooks for the next one, and I was kind of disappoint
Mar 07, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Would recommend: Yes, but just know that it's super nerdy

I really liked this! The author did a great job drawing the lines between the rise of poisoni
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Would recommend: Probably not

This was just okay. It had been recommended to me by 2 independent sources, and there's a movie adaptation coming out in
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Would recommend: Yes

I listened to the audio version of this book, which is performed by the author, and at times, recorded in front of a live audience
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
The Secret Keeper
Would recommend: Yes

I really enjoyed this book! At first, it felt very, very similar to the other Kate Morton I listened to this year, The Distant Hou
May 02, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
About Alice
Would recommend: Yes

I downloaded this audio book because I needed something new, and I enjoy the food writing of the author. I guessed from the title
May 18, 2013
May 20, 2013
Would recommend: Maybe

I had read a lot of articles that touted Middlesex as a book that intellectuals should read, and it was on Oprah's Book Club lis
Feb 08, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Would recommend: Maybe

I liked this, but the Maggie Stiefvater bar was set VERY high with The Scorpio Races, and there's no way this could have measure
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
I've Got Your Number
Would recommend: I guess so

I mean, this is exactly what you think it is: Shopaholic-type antics, but without the compulsive spending. The same poor de
Jun 06, 2012
May 25, 2012
Yes, Chef
Would recommend: Yes

I really, really liked this, and I'm sure that a lot of that came from hearing Marcus Samuelsson read his own story. It's such a g
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Would recommend: Maybe

I listened to the audio version, and the lovely BD Wong was the reader. I liked most of this book and enjoyed learning about the
Mar 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Frog Music
Would recommend: No

About a third of the way through this book, I thought, "I think this is well-written, even though I don't like the story, so I'll p
May 30, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Shadow of the Hegemon (Ender's Shadow, #2)
Would recommend: Maybe

Of the three Ender books I've read (this, plus Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow), this one was my least favorite. I think that's
Feb 10, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
The Wednesday Wars
Would recommend: YES

This was ridiculously, magically good. I haven't read a youth-intended book that was this good in a very long time. It made me fee
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Would recommend: Yes

This book is so, so good. I would recommend it for students from grade 4 and up, basically, and really any adult. I think the auth
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7)
Would recommend: Yes

Unlike my last Wodehouse book, this one consisted of one continuous story instead of a group of unrelated incidents. En masse, tho
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Ready Player One
Would recommend: YES!

I really loved this book, and I don't even like or play video games. I appreciate how the author basically wrote an homage to eve
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed
Would recommend: Yes

I liked this more than I expected to. At times, it slanted a little too emotional, a little too parenting-centric, or a little too
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Would recommend: YES

I read this for the first time 6 years ago, and apparently, I didn't like it very much. AND YET. I have been recommending it to ev
Apr 04, 2014
Oct 24, 2007
The Scorpio Races
Would recommend: Yes!

I really really loved this book. At first, I was disoriented by the setting and mythology of the story, but after I'd gone throug
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
The Forgotten Garden
Would recommend: Yes

I liked this Kate Morton more than The Distant Hours but not as much as The Secret Keeper. It's the usual Morton deal: multi-gener
Jan 27, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
April 2014 re-read: Yep, everything holds true here. Still love Tina Fey, still love the stories about her dad, and it's super funny on audio.


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May 23, 2011
May 16, 2011
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
Would recommend: Definitely not

Hoo boy. This was a bad one. If I could have forgiven the flat, caricatured characters and terrible dialog, the drawn-o
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
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