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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Everyone told me to read this book right away. I wasn't sure it was going to be my type of book but within a few pages I was hooked and it did not dis ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
3.98
Another concise review of history from Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Killing Kennedy is not a book of conspiracy theories or a complete and thoroug ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
Stranded
3.83
Stranded is the first in a series for middle school age kids by Jeff Probst of Survivor fame. The story follows 4 children from a blended family (a si ...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
 
The Cherry Cola Book Club (A Cherry Book Club Novel)
2.89
I have to admit that the title of Ashton Lee's debut novel The Cherry Cola Book Club intrigued me and sucked me in. The premise of the story is that t ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
 
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
3.66
Piper Kerman did a bad thing...once...a long time ago. We all make mistakes. Most people do something crazy and silly in their youth or young adulthoo ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
 
Sister Wives
3.22
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I am a very curious person and am always wanting to try to understand why people live/believe the way they do. ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
 
The Reading Circle (A Cherry Book Club Novel)
3.39
The Cherry Cola Book Club reconvenes in Ashton Lee’s follow up The Reading Circle. Now they’ve taken the club into the bedroom. It’s springtime in Che ...more
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
 
Descendant
2.00
Descendant by Joel Varty centers around an assassin that is connected to a young boy traveling through time. Going back and forth in time, the reader ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck
3.90
Trace Adkins' book A Personal Stand: Observation and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck is part memoir and part dissertation on his views on polit ...more
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.42
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves". John Green's The Fault in Our Stars follows the relationship of a young girl and a you ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
Stormbringers (Order of Darkness, #2)
3.38
This was my second Philippa Gregory novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In the second of a Young Adult series, the story follows five characters during ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
The White Princess (The Cousins' War,  #5)
3.77
Philippa Gregory continues her series on the Cousin’s War in The White Princess. This series is a set of historical fiction novels on the War of the R ...more
Sep 14, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
Truman
4.25
Truman by David McCullough is a detailed, almost exhaustive chronicle of the life of Harry S. Truman. McCullough begins by giving historical backgroun ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
 
The Space Between (Outlander, #7.5)
4.19
Oh I love me some Diana Gabaldon! The Space Between is another novella in the very popular Outlander series, giving readers a little tidbit to tied th ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
3.68
Joanne Fluke's Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder is the first in a large mystery series about Hannah Swensen, owner of the The Cookie Jar. Hannah Swensen i ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
Pioneer Girl: A Novel
3.33
What a delightful book Pioneer Girl is. Bich Minh Nguyen weaves historical facts about Rose Wilder Lane and her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder and wraps ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
3.99
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard is a very well written account of the events surrounding Lincoln's assassination. Written in novel ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
 
Whistling Past the Graveyard
4.07
"Families is people lookin' out after each other, not hidin' behind secrets". In Susan Crandall's Whistling Past the Graveyard, family is found in unl ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
 
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
3.35
I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Chiaverini's Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. I was a little apprehensive at first as it seemed not to have a "plot", and read ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
 
The Kitchen House
4.15
In the vein of Hill's Someone Knows My Name, Kathleen Grissom's The Kitchen House is the story of a young Irish girl in the late 18th century who came ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
 
The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
3.65
Philippa Gregory's The Red Queen is the second in a series of historical fiction novels on the War of the Roses a.k.a. “The Cousin's War”, following t ...more
Sep 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
Rebecca of Blossom Prairie
4.00
The story of the Garners in Texas begins with Maurine W. Liles' Rebecca of Blossom Prairie. This book is a cute, short read for elementary age childre ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
 
The End of Your Life Book Club
3.82
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe was a bit of a tough read for me. As a 2x cancer survivor, I remember vividly the chemo treatments, lo ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Kitty of Blossom Prairie
4.00
The story of the Garners in Texas continues with Maurine W. Liles' Kitty of Blossom Prairie. This book is a cute, short read for elementary age childr ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
 
Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents
4.70
Life can be hard, very hard. We can choose to be bitter or we can choose to forgive. For the grandparents of Mark Sakamoto, forgiveness allowed them t ...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
 
Remember Wake
4.00
I thoroughly enjoyed Teresa R. Funke's Remember Wake. It was a part of WWII (or any war for the matter) that I have not read/researched much about. Th ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
 
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
4.21
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas is a biographical account of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer of The Confessing Church of Germany d ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
The Gunman and His Mother: Lee Harvey Oswald, Marguerite Oswald, and The Making of an Assassin
3.67
I'm a little obsessed with the whole JFK assassination thing. I've read a lot of books about JFK, Oswald and the assassination. The Gunman and His Mot ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
Madness: The War of 1812
3.92
Madness: The War of 1812 follows the story of Ensign Will Quinn of the United States Army during the course of the War of 1812. The story is based on ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
Alice I Have Been
3.64
The real Alice in Wonderland comes to life in Melanie Benjamin's Alice I Have Been. This is a fictionalized account, but based in fact and speculation ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
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