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The Virgin Suicides
I cannot even express how much I hated this book. This book made me really appreciate how important dialog is to storytelling, as nearly this entire b ...more
Sep 2002
Jul 14, 2008
The Man of My Dreams
I know that a lot of people find Curtis Sittenfeld's characters too unlikable, but I think they are just so honest and real that they freak people out ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 13, 2007
The Tent
For the record, this is the first time I've actually finished a Margaret Atwood book. I've tried 3 times, 3 separate books, over the last 15 years to ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 28, 2007
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
The jacket of this book simultaneously sold and ruined the book for me. I bought it based on the blurb on the cover (from Jonathan Lethem no less!) co ...more
May 09, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
Completely compelling story. Fascinating look into the newspaper world. I do have to warn anyone ordering this through - because I ordered ...more
Nov 2005
Aug 02, 2007
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Ugh. Okay, so I give in. My sister made me watch the movie with her, and it was pretty terrible at times and I laughed out loud often, but I also thou ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
It took a little while to get into this book. What I thought would be the most interesting mutations - like conjoined twins - were actually the least, ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 13, 2007
I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era
One of the reasons I read so few books in the last year and a half is that I spent a lot of my commute time - usually my prime reading time - listenin ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
Italian Neighbors
This was an interesting memoir of living in Italy - usually they're all romantic about the sunset and the flowers and the wine and restoring some vill ...more
May 04, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
The Paris Wife
Seeing as "A Moveable Feast" is one of my favorite books and I named my daughter Hadley, I guess I should read this book...
Nov 22, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Then Again
At times, this is an incredibly beautiful, touching, and well-written book. A tribute to her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's and upon her death, ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Okay, okay, I gave in. And this book is surprisingly good. Well-written, well-paced, good characters. I was a bit surprised that Blomkvist is actually ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
I don't think I've ever highlighted a book so much - I wanted to be able to remember as much as possible and be able to reference it back. I also don' ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 28, 2014
Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
This book is fascinating - the author's memoirs as he attempts to track down the last 9 of the men who've walked on the moon and get them to answer th ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Did not enjoy as thoroughly as "The Omnivore's Dilemna," but still a good read. Pollan has become a hero of mine, and his advice is great. The middle ...more
Jun 11, 2009
May 31, 2009
Notes from a Small Island
If you make a trip to England, pick up this book to read after you've been there for a few days first. You'll find it immensely funnier.

The first chap
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Collected Stories
My mother used to read me his stories when I was a kid - I especially loved "First Confession." His beautifully written, mostly autobiographical stori ...more
Feb 1999
Aug 04, 2007
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Very fun trilogy. The trial was very satisfying. Docking a star from the rating of the first 2 books because I thought this book could have used a lot ...more
Dec 2010
Nov 11, 2010
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This definitely pulled me back into the mindset of high school, feeling alone and finding that group of friends that feel like they're your entire wor ...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Okay, so I'm apparently in the minority of my goodreads friends, but I actually thought the ending was very satisfying and made a lot of sense.

It was
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
The History of Love
I was totally in love with this book until the ending and then I finished the book feeling baffled and like I wanted to reread it immediately.
Oct 14, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
I Love You, Beth Cooper
This book is like reading a really great 80s teen movie. It is entirely more enjoyable, funny, and witty than it has any right to be.
Dec 03, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
I feel like maybe I've listened to David Sedaris read too many times - I can't read his stories anymore without hearing him reading them in my head, h ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Well-researched, unbelievable, and infuriating. I now have almost 0% faith in the financial industry. Definitely had to reread a few passages of finan ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Eleanor & Park
God! This book really knows how to transport you back to being a teenager. Rainbow Rowell really gets it right. My heart raced every time I picked it ...more
Oct 08, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between)
Interesting look at parenting practices around the world, but could have been much shorter - I feel like I would have gotten all that I did from the b ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
The Knitting Circle
Very readable, could hardly put it down, and because of my current insomnia, I read it in about 2 days. But this is such an intensely depressing book. ...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 15, 2008
The Fault in Our Stars
I read this book on the recommendation of a very close friend who has gone through an incredibly debilitating illness, who said that this is the only ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
The Time Traveler's Wife
I don't really know what to write about this book. At times I really, really loved it. Other times, I was just puzzled by it. The ending really bother ...more
May 22, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
Um, gee - A book about US Presidents and their relationships with each other and with 7 chapters devoted to Nixon. Hmmm, I wonder if I'll like it?

Apr 23, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
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