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We Are Water
I am struggling writing this review. In the past I have LOVED Wally Lamb's books so much, that I was just so excited to hear that he had a new book co...more
Dec 2013
Dec 09, 2013
The Walk (The Walk, #1)
I'm not usually a reader of Richard Paul Evans' books, but a friend basically ended up placing it in my hands saying you HAVE to read this, and I must...more
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Aug 27, 2011
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
I would rate this book a 4.5 and not because it's the most riveting book I've ever read, but because it was life changing information for me.

One thin...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Call the Midwife Boxed Set: Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, Farewell to the East End
I've only read the first book, Call The Midwife, but the box set is the only option coming up when I search.

This book came highly recommended, and I'm...more
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Jun 08, 2013
The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life
I must admit, I have judged Ivanka from afar as a spoiled little princess who had everything handed to her on a silver platter. The only reason I pick...more
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Oct 01, 2012
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success
At a recent business conference I heard Andy speak. He was surprisingly funny, but had some very poignant insights into business and life. I decided t...more
Aug 03, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
Atlas Shrugged
This amazing book is so full of lessons on business and life, and I couldn't put it down! I felt so intrigued by the characters that I yearn for them...more
Jan 12, 2011
Dec 14, 2010
Water for Elephants
If I told you what this book was about, you wouldn't want to read it. You'd tell me the setting and plot were far too... farfetched. And yet, as I rea...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
My Beloved World
I absolutely loved this book! What an amazing, inspiring, hard working woman! She is also an incredible storyteller. The book drew me in immediately,...more
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Jul 27, 2014
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
This book came highly recommended by a friend, and I devoured it in a couple days. The author is a bit of an irreverent smartass, but that's what I lo...more
Mar 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Plain Truth
I was immediately drawn into this book, and it was a fast, easy page turner. Jodi Picoult, the author, had some of her formulaic elements here again,...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Those Who Save Us
This was an interesting perspective of the Holocaust, told from a German girl's perspective, a voice we don't hear very often. I think it's easy to fo...more
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Jun 23, 2014
Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades, #1-3)
Total and complete smut!

I would never had read this trilogy if one of our daughters hadn't been reading it, (not my thing...), but we are very open a...more
Jan 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Orange Is the New Black
I loved this book, and really loved laughing out loud. Starting out, I had the distinct impression that a lot of us do dumb things when we're young an...more
Feb 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Driven: An Autobiography
This was not a "typical" read for me. After all, Larry was a devout Mormon, & I left the church. Larry was a bigot, and I am a lesbian. However, I...more
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Mar 24, 2011
I loved this book. I was completely sucked into the story, heartbroken for this little girl who finds a red spot on her skin, which is eventually foun...more
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Jan 14, 2013
Wife 22
I ended up really enjoying this book. It was clever, fun, and creative. Some might call it chick lit, however, make no mistake, it is an intelligent r...more
Feb 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Cutting for Stone
What a rich treat to read this book! I loved the medical perspective that Abraham Verghese brings to his writing! It is a pleasure to read about this...more
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Oct 08, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 of an aggressive cervical cancer. Just before she died, and completely without her consent (and without her knowledge!) a...more
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Oct 25, 2013
Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life
I ended up loving this book. I love how open and honest and bold Jillian is. I could almost imagine her yelling the words to me in my living room whil...more
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Oct 30, 2012
This is a rare and more secret perspective of black slave women who accompany their white masters who vacation at Tawawa House in free Ohio. Their gen...more
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Sep 20, 2013
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
This book will turn everything you THOUGHT you knew about diet and nutrition completely upside down! All my life I thought I was eating healthfully, b...more
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May 04, 2013
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
This book was a mixed bag for me. On one hand, I thought the author had an excellent vocabulary, but then on the other hand I've never read a book wit...more
Dec 09, 2010
Dec 09, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
I loved this book probably more than the first book in the trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and was sucked into it immediately, unlike the fi...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
'Tis (Frank McCourt, #2)
I enjoyed this sequel to "Angela's Ashes", because of Frank McCourt's ability to recollect dialogue, and his way of writing the words so well that you...more
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Mar 19, 2011
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
I probably would have given the book 5 stars if it hadn't taken a somewhat disappointing turn toward the end of the book.

Right from the time I picked...more
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
The Language of Flowers
I sooooooooo loved this book! I would have rated it four and a half stars if that were an option, but since it's not, I'm rounding it up to five. It c...more
Feb 2013
Feb 01, 2013
The Glass Castle
Years ago my dear friend Lori read The Glass Castle and recommended it to me, but I didn't want to read about homeless people in America, and probably...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Great adventurous story, very easy reading. Yet again, I'm grateful to be a woman in this day and age, rather than in this time period where women are...more
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Words cannot express my disappointment in The Mockingjay, the 3rd installment of The Hunger Games series. What a letdown after LOVING...more
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Sep 26, 2011
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