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Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
3.66
I don't normally read memoirs of celebrities or other people who were made known by public media. I feel that a person’s memoir shouldn’t be read as a ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
 
The Death of Bees
3.79
Do not read this books if:

You hate bad language and have a weak stomach.
You love long, windy and beautiful prose.
You are looking for something happy a
...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
4.01
Every so often, a book comes along. It’s everything you imagine a great fiction to be. It evokes the tremendous joy of just being able to read, to imm ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
Winter Garden
4.10
Kristin Hannah's books have been recommended to me by a lot of friends, and I love the cover arts! (Who said we can't judge a book by a cover?) Unfort ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Mar 07, 2011
 
Please Look After Mom
3.72
Wow....wait, I need to capitalize this: WOW...This story took me through an emotional roller coaster that reminded me of all my personal shortcomings ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
3.76
It's hard to write a review for this book.

It's not hard to rate it. I knew it's going to get a 5-star from me early from the beginning. The review is
...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
3.71
What is it like to be a Mother, a woman, a working woman, a feminist, a baby boomer...or someone who's aging, who is at the end of their life with lit ...more
May 27, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
How To Be a Good Wife
3.36
Haunting.

I always see this word while reading reviews, or blurbs in the cover of hardback books, but have never used it myself. Since I’m usually one
...more
Sep 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases and the Mystery of Medicine
4.18
This book reads like part House, part Grey’s Anatomy and part diary, yet much, much more informative. By bringing us into his every day life and meeti ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
 
The Goldfinch
3.86
I was stalled about 40-50 pages near the end for two reasons. First of all, I did not want this book to end, I love this author's writing style tremen ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
 
Reconstructing Amelia
3.79
I read this books straight through without stopping, so...literally, I couldn't put this book down. However, It wasn't that this book was extremely we ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
 
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
3.91
A thought-provoking read. Social media is powerful. Think twice before you post, and also think twice before you share criticism and condemnation. (I' ...more
Apr 05, 2015
Apr 04, 2015
 
Pigs Can't Swim
3.93
If you liked The Glass Castle you'd enjoy reading this book as well. The author was one of 9 children growing up in rural Maine. As the only one in he ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats
3.96
This book is about love.

I usually do not read books about love, unless the writing captivates me and the words/phrases in the book make me think. This
...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
Displacement: A Travelogue
3.94
Bought this little gem of a book at Strand's New York just by flipping through the colorful drawings and the theme, and became absorbed, then later fi ...more
May 14, 2015
May 15, 2015
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.37
I'm the kind of person who avoid sad and depressing books when I'm not in an extremely happy and relaxed mood, which I'm not right now...so I was goin ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
Wow, a 5-star book and added to my all time favorite. The book received mixed reviews in Amazon, where lots of 5-stars were mixed with one and two sta ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
Paris In Love
3.63
I had such a fun time reading this book that I wished it went on forever…

I have no idea Eloisa James was a famous writer before I read the book. Evide
...more
May 05, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
 
The Bookseller
3.67
A page-turner. The story happened in 1962-1963, and the author managed to incorporate lots of historical events into the storyline. For example: The C ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
3.96
This could easily be a 5 star book. The reason for the 4 star was that, even though AJ loved short stories and found them harder to master, the length ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
 
An Absent Mind
3.89
Comparable to, or even surpassed, Still Alice.
Mar 21, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)
3.88
What a fun read!
Jun 26, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
Finding Jake: A Novel
3.92
I could not put this book down. I even thought of propping this book up while I work my part time job as a microbiologist in a hospital. This story wa ...more
Mar 14, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
 
Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong
3.91
My only comment about this book is that the author's Ex-Chinese husband probably has some kind of mental/social disorder which is not limited to a cer ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
In Stitches
3.77
I love funny and heart-warming memoirs, and this one is one of, if not the best. I'm glad I didn't know Dr. Tony Youn is so well-known, otherwise I wo ...more
Jul 12, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
The Good House
3.66
I was in the middle of several "My family was a toxic dump, yet I turned out amazing" books, and wanted a break from all the negativity and dysfunctio ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
3.67
I read this book overnight...and I don't usually do that since I love to sleep. This book drew me in right at the moment Gayle Lemmon landed in the ai ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 17, 2011
 
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
4.09
I haven't been writing reviews due to the lack of time, but this book deserves one. I just hope that my words do this wonderful story and author justi ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
 
The Bookstore
3.16
There's no such thing as a used book. Or there's no such thing as a book if it's not being used.

As most others who requested this book, I have a soft
...more
Aug 16, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
 
The Bone Clocks
3.81
Since I have never read any of his other works, I did not know what to expect...so this book was a genuine surprise, a big one. This guy is great with ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
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