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Radiance of Tomorrow
3.82
it was amazing
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
3.97
it was amazing
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
 
Undermajordomo Minor
3.71
it was amazing
Just solidified his spot as a must-read author for me.
Sep 10, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
3.64
it was amazing
If this book had been released a month earlier it would have been in my top 3 books of the year, easily. It will be interesting to see how high it lan ...more
Jan 06, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
 
fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science
3.84
liked it
This is a decent memoir though it's not really my cup of tea. I was hoping for more reflection on the religion itself and less on family anecdotes.
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
3.52
it was amazing
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
 
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life
3.89
it was ok
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
 
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
3.64
it was amazing
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
 
Fates and Furies
3.56
it was amazing
Really wanted to quit at 15 pages, soldiered through at 30, mildly intrigued by 50, interested at 100 and enthralled by 200. So worth not giving up on ...more
Oct 17, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
 
One Last Thing Before I Go
3.75
it was amazing
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
 
The Last Testament: A Memoir by God
3.69
really liked it
Funny and guaranteed to offend Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. The length causes the joke to run a bit thin, though.
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
 
What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life?s Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes)
3.92
really liked it
I have no idea if the recipes are any good but the book is oh, so offensive wrong and hilarious.
Mar 07, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
Spoiled (Spoiled, #1)
3.58
it was ok
The things I do for my job.

Good lord.
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
 
Armada
3.49
it was ok
Disappointing
May 18, 2015
May 05, 2015
 
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
4.10
really liked it
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
4.03
it was amazing
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)
4.03
it was amazing
*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
3.09
did not like it
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
 
Beartown
4.34
it was amazing
Profound, poignant and moving.
I spent most of the novel with my heart in my throat. A beautiful and cutting work on the power of community for both go
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not set
Apr 09, 2017
 
Cain
3.89
it was amazing
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
3.53
really liked it
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
4.07
it was amazing
Reread and still one of my all-time favorites.
Jan 30, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
The Brain Full Of Holes
3.66
really liked it
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
4.07
really liked it


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
3.23
liked it
**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
3.88
it was amazing
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
3.30
it was amazing
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
3.73
really liked it
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
it was amazing
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
3.84
really liked it
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
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