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The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.26
When Ken Follet decided to write The Pillars of the Earth, his publishers were worried, and with good reason too, I imagine. Everyone knew him as a wr ...more
Jun 2008
Feb 21, 2010
 
Spartan
3.66
Another wonderful piece by Manfredi, though not quite as riveting as the Alexander trilogy. Valerio captures the conflict among the various Greek citi ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2012
 
The Tender Bar
3.90
I can't find the words to describe this marvelous book. I thought Angela's Ashes was my absolute favorite memoir until I read The Tender Bar. It's wit ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
 
Cutting for Stone
4.26
I put off reading this book for a long time. Now I know why. I didn't want to love it and...lose it. Fortunately I got to love it longer. As soon as I ...more
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Mar 06, 2013
 
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
3.59
When I started reading Kabul Beauty School, I was initially put off by the conversational style, the rambling and initial confusing sequence. The begi ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
The Bean Trees (Greer Family, #1)
3.90
I loved the Poisonwood Bible, but the Bean Trees? Kingsolver's writing was good, and she makes no appologies for her politics. Indeed, she wants to us ...more
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Apr 21, 2014
 
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
4.19
World Without End takes us on a journey quite different from The Pillars of the Earth. This is because the story unfolds two centuries later, and if I ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
The Bookseller of Kabul
3.74
This is a brilliant, close look at the bookseller's family. Sultan loves books and persists on selling them even under the Taliban. Now the Taliban is ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
4.04
Brilliant! McCourt's voice is so believable, so touching, funny and observant. I had no idea a memoir could be so enjoyable. I held off reading this f ...more
Aug 2008
Feb 18, 2010
 
White Oleander
3.89
I recently finished re-reading White Oleander. Wow. What poetry. What daring. Powerful writing can draw you into a story that horrifies you, that make ...more
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Apr 21, 2014
 
The Lacuna
3.72
Okay. I think I may have to give the wonderful Ms Kingsolver a break. I was unable to finish this. I cringe writing this, because I know that one day ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2014
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.03
I absolutely loved it. As a mother and odd sibling, I could relate on so many levels. I loved the multiple povs which allowed the author to delve into ...more
Sep 2009
Feb 18, 2010
 
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
4.20
Loved it. Except for the battles, not because Follet did a mediocre job, au contraire. It's a matter of personal taste. Follet stays true to history a ...more
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Jun 03, 2014
 
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
4.26
Though not as enjoyable for me as Fall of the Giants, Winter of the World was none the less absorbing and informative.
not set
Sep 13, 2014
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.65
Loved it. Somewhere in the middle I got lost a bit. But in all, I loved the raw honesty with which Eggers wrote.
not set
Jan 11, 2011
 
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
3.96

I expected Akata Witch to be well-written. Nnedi Okorafor is, after all, an award-winning author. I didn't expect to love it. This is because I'm gett
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May 15, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
The Day of the Jackal/The Dogs of War
3.99
Mixed feelings. I've always loved Forsyth's documentary novels but I don't believe this was his best.
not set
Feb 06, 2011
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
I absolutely love it. Couldn't put it down once I started. The movie isn't bad either.
not set
Feb 06, 2011
 
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
3.63
At last, I have finished The Measure of a Man. It was intriguing learning about Poitier's extraordinary rise from his charming, idyllic root to the mo ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
 
The Nanny Diaries (Nanny, #1)
3.36
Hilarious, witty, written by two intelligent college kids. Loved it.
not set
Feb 06, 2011
 
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1)
3.60
If you want to be whisked into a world of magic, adventure, friendship, betrayal, redemption and a smidgeon of clean romance, this is a book for you. ...more
May 24, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.44
I don't know what I can add to the plethora of reviews this book has inspired. Suffice to say the writing is so absorbing that I felt I was listening ...more
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Feb 18, 2010
 
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
4.04
Kao Yang has written a very important book. I knew little about the Hmongs beyond snipets from news. This memoir is at times unbearably sad, but beyon ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
 
The Oracle (Odysseus, #3)
3.40
I actually enjoyed this one and didn't intend to review, but I accidentally posted a review of Spartan here, and Karan pointed it out to me.
not set
Apr 13, 2010
 
The Stranger
3.92
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Feb 22, 2010
 
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
4.01
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Feb 22, 2010
 
Horace
3.77
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Feb 22, 2010
 
The Walking Drum
4.21
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Feb 22, 2010
 
The Money Order; With, White Genesis
3.80
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Feb 22, 2010
 
God's Bits of Wood
3.91
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Feb 22, 2010
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