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The Devil Wears Prada
Loved this book!! It's not a literary masterpiece - it's a fun book that entertains, period. If you're looking for thought-provoking themes, highly-ed...more
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir
This book really shines a light on the polarizing differences in what is defined as a cultural "norm" for action, belief, behavior, and trust. Italian...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
While I understand the reason behind some peoples' poor reviews of this book, I found it to be a very interesting story about a time in history that i...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 23, 2010
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
I really enjoyed this trilogy, and I enjoyed the journey that Christian and Ana took from Dom/Sub to "Happy (although still struggling with issues) Ev...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
7th Son:  Book One - Descent
WOW!! This is going to be one of those series that I can't read here and there - its definitely a read-through-to-the-end kind of series, lots of susp...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
A very interesting re-telling of the author's experience in Nazi concentration camps. I really enjoyed the reflective, conversational tone of the book...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 27, 2009
I was worried about being able to finish this book in any kind of decent time due to its length, but once I started it, it was clear that I would be d...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Great book - I have been on several day-hikes and backpacked a few times as well. While I've never day-hiked anything longer than 16 miles, or backpac...more
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
This book definitely makes you realize that no matter how bad things may seem, there is always something to be proud of, something to work hard for, a...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry #2)
I enjoyed the second installment of the Meredith Gentry novels. The plot was developed much more than in the first book, and this book was not so grot...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Half Broke Horses
This is such a wonderful story about a woman's life during the early and mid-1900's - including wars & rationing, the Depression, the dust bowl, t...more
Jun 11, 2010
May 20, 2010
7th Son: Book Two - Deceit
A little slower than the first installment of the series, but still a good book. The end is a little bit dissapointing because there isn't much of any...more
Mar 05, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
7th Son: Book Three - Destruction
I really liked this series. The third book picked up again (the second book was a little slow compared to #1 and #3) and wound an intricate and comple...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
My guilty pleasure continues. As with the first book, this one was completely captivating. Although somewhat different than the first, I really liked...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
Night Watch (Watch, #1)
I enjoyed this book and the perspective of Light and Dark, the idea that we are not pre-destined to one side or the other, and the setting in Russia....more
Jan 13, 2010
Oct 26, 2009
A Stolen Life
As others have said, it feels strange to give this book a high score due to the subject matter, but it really is a book worth reading. It was simultan...more
Jul 28, 2011
May 10, 2011
The Time Traveler's Wife
Time travel is always a difficult concept to wrap your head around - the old addage about the chicken and the egg comes to mind, when you consider tha...more
Mar 03, 2010
Oct 26, 2009
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The author tells the story of WWII in the context of the various cultures involved, and begins in Japan's ancient histor...more
Aug 05, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
**spoiler alert** I have mixed feelings about this book - it wasn't great, but I can't say I hated it. Here is why (and forgive any misspellings, as I...more
Jun 02, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. Yes, it was long and took quite some time to read it all... But, I was never bored. There was always some...more
Jul 06, 2010
May 13, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Where do I begin?? This book is one that everyone should read. It really is a conversation-starter.

While this is a nonfiction story, it does not read...more
Apr 25, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
Loved it... An excellent second installment in a great thriller trilogy. All I can think now is, how long do I have to wait for the finale...?

Yes, it...more
Mar 25, 2011
Apr 27, 2010
The Help
This is an excellent book. I really liked the different points of view from the three women, as well as the POV of the other maids via their stories t...more
May 24, 2010
Oct 26, 2009
The Chronology of Water
I tried. I tried to read this book and see the "genius" in the writing. I tried to get to the part of the book where it changed my perspective, as man...more
Mar 24, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
The Black Tattoo
This deserves 4.5 stars

GREAT YA BOOK. Although it follows the standard story line - a demon is released to wreak havoc on the human race and Earth, an...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
The Lovely Bones
This was disappointing - It is a story of a family torn apart by murder, and the trials and tribulations they go through to cope with "the horrible tr...more
Nov 23, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
**spoiler alert** If not for my book club, I doubt I would have read this book. But I am glad I did. If you're looking for advanced writing skill or o...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1)
A nice easy read on a lazy weekend. This is certainly not a complex story line and has many, many Harry Potter-ish traits. I've never read any other J...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Where the Red Fern Grows
While I am certain I must have read this as a child for school, I don't recall doing so. But as an adult, I've read this twice - once audiobook, and n...more
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
I saw the movie before picking up the book, and although I don't recall much about the movie, I don't think it followed the book much at all (unless I...more
Feb 05, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
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