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Radiance of Tomorrow
3.83
It's just January 2nd and I already have a book that is guaranteed to make my end of the year list.

Ishmael Beah's Radiance of Tomorrow is a haunting
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Jan 02, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
 
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
3.94
I'm so thankful for this book. Prayer is a concept I struggle with greatly and this has been one of the best reflections on the subject that I have en ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
 
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
3.64
This is my early front-runner for my favorite book of 2011 and truly one of the best novels I've read in years. Doc Ebersole is a down on his luck phy ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
One Last Thing Before I Go
3.75
Poignant. Profound. Hilarious. Heart-breaking.

There are many reasons why Tropper is one of my favorite contemporary novelists. His latest brings all t
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Jun 12, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
4.07
There have been a number of political novels that have launched salvos in recent weeks. Alongside Jenny Sanford’s memoir and the Andrew Young tell-all ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
The Night Circus
4.00
This book is a masterwork of wonder and imagination. Morgenstern has a J.K. Rowling-esque knack for world building and places the reader firmly inside ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
4.01
*This review is from an Advanced Reading Copy*

If you like Stieg Larsson then you will love the writings of Jo Nesbo. This is the first Harry Hole nove
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Mar 28, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
 
Very LeFreak
3.11
OK, it is all Sequoyah reading for the foreseeable future if this book doesn't cause me to break stuff and swear off reading forever before I get thro ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
Cain
3.85
This is Saramago's final novel, releasing in October. This is a novelization of the story of Cain, slayer of Abel and the first biblical criminal. Wel ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
 
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
3.48
The problem with creating a review such as this is the temptation to review all the hoopla and controversy surrounding the book rather than the book i ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
4.03
Reread and still one of my all-time favorites.
Jan 30, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
The Brain Full Of Holes
3.67
A thanks to Peachtree Publishing for letting me participate in this blog tour.

As the father of three girls I am always looking for books that have app
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Jun 2010
May 31, 2010
 
Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson
3.89


In 2002, when Nolan Richardson gave his famous press conference that blended elements of US race history with a call to buy out his contract at the Un
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Mar 08, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
American Gangbang: A Love Story
3.19
**spoiler alert** I'm really at a loss as to what to think of this book. It is fascinating, gritty, highly readable and yet incredibly repulsive. Benj ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
Lolita
3.86
This was my first time to read Nabakov's master work. I had seen the 1997 movie adaptation but failed to remember the vast majority of the plot line. ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
Heads You Lose
3.28
A highly inventive book. If I was to rate the story alone it would probably max out at 3.5 stars. It is a passable mystery at best. What makes this bo ...more
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
Moment of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf
3.65
I have long been a fan of John Feinstein. I have devoured all of his nonfiction titles and anxiously await his latest book. "Moment of Glory" is his l ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
 
The Fates Will Find Their Way
3.17
This book was devastatingly brilliant. Make sure that you put it on your radar for February. Nora, a 16 year old girl, goes missing never to be heard ...more
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Never Knowing
3.83
It is hard to follow-up a debut as sterling as Still Missing. Yet, I believe that Chevy Stevens has come close to doing just that. I was a little wary ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
 
The Last Child
4.05
One day 12 year old Alyssa Merrimon goes missing. Two weeks later his father leaves overwhelmed by the guilt of having not picked her up when he was s ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
 
Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
3.47
This is a book that I believe is going to stick with me quite a while. I think that most of us look at WBC with a certain morbid curiosity and this is ...more
Oct 16, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
The Breach (Travis Chase, #1)
4.00
If you are on the lookout for a highly suspenseful, action packed thrill ride then look no further than this debut novel, the first of two to come out ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
 
On the Grid: A Plot of Land, An Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make Our World Work
3.62
This review is from an advanced copy.

In 2003 I was living in Michigan when the power went out at my office. Little did I know at that time that a larg
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Apr 22, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
The Leftovers
3.35
A slow, yet never plodding, look at those left behind after a seemingly pluralistic rapture. This book primarily follows one family three years after ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
 
The Imperfectionists
3.53
A debut more than worthy of the hype. Each chapter focuses on a different character at a dying international newspaper.

This book will make many best
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May 13, 2011
Jun 24, 2010
 
Still Missing
3.94
This review is from an advanced copy.

There are a number of authors whose work that I will rush out and buy as soon as it becomes available. If Still M
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Apr 24, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
QBQ! the Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life
3.87
This book painted with such a broad brush that it failed to capture any of the nuance of interpersonal relationships and corporate responsibility. I u ...more
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
So Much Pretty
3.26
I would not be surprised if this is one of those books that I come back to later and give five starts to. This is a devastating and chilling look at t ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
How to Read the Air
3.13
Beautiful and haunting.
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
 
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
4.25
This will be one of the most important and celebrated books of 2011. Conor Grennan had planned to cash in his savings and tour the world before he set ...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
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