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The Underground Railroad
liked it
The concept of this book is genius. The Underground Railroad of this story is concrete brick and mortar, and yet the impracticality of such a track le ...more
Jul 20, 2016
Jul 11, 2016
The Nightingale
liked it
Disclosure: I received this book for free from SheSpeaks/St. Martin's Press.

The Nightingale is the story of two sisters caught up in the horror and ch
Feb 17, 2016
Apr 26, 2017
The Guineveres
really liked it
First Sentence: “We were known as The Guineveres to the other girls at the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration because our parents all named us Guinevere ...more
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 16, 2016
Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind
did not like it
Power Thoughts is divided into two parts, the first contains four chapters and the second twelve chapters. In part one Joyce outlines why she thinks t ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
Jesus Lives
In a country of business and chaos, it is a rare thing to encounter a soul at rest, and a rarer thing to find rest yourself. But is is possible to enc ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Feb 20, 2010
liked it
I’m always drawn to stories that offer a unique perspective on unusual circumstances. That’s why I liked The Boy in the Striped Pajamas so much. I’m p ...more
Jun 05, 2011
May 24, 2011
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
it was amazing
This is the most moving book I have ever read. I have read a lot of moving books before, but this one was different. At the end of it, I felt as thoug ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 01, 2010
The River at Night
liked it
I love a good thriller. More specifically, I love a good thriller set in the Maine woods. (I love any book set in the Maine woods.) That's primarily w ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
it was ok
Disclosure: I received this book for free from SheSpeaks.

“A queen could not laugh at her coronation–she knew this–but somehow the idea of a laughing q
Nov 13, 2016
Nov 02, 2016
The Trouble With Women
liked it
This is a very quick read. (It took me less than 3o minutes to finish.) It's a satirical look at the history of female genius–basically, 117 pages of ...more
Dec 10, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith
did not like it
A daily devotional meant for a wide audience. One-dimensional and mediocre at best.
Jan 15, 2017
Jan 03, 2016
Angel Time (The Songs of the Seraphim, #1)
it was ok
Set in two very different worlds and written with a fluency that testifies to long hours of research on the part of the author, Angel Time is certainl ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Another Brooklyn
it was ok
Positives: This is the first Jacqueline Woodson book I’ve read and I was completely blown away by the spare lyricism of her prose. The phrase “paintin ...more
Aug 2016
Aug 17, 2016
Of Love and Evil (Songs of the Seraphim, #2)
it was ok
I wasn’t thrilled with the subject matter of this book, and though Rice’s writing is very readable and the plot is well-planned, I had a hard time enj ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
really liked it
Dear Ijeawele is a letter of response to a friend who wrote Adichie asking her for advice on how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. In eighty pages ...more
Feb 21, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
Lab Girl
really liked it
Lab Girl is the best memoir I’ve read so far this year. It’s an eloquent, heartfelt, and powerful celebration of the natural world and women in the sc ...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
really liked it
A few years ago I read Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, an excellent book on the rise of “gi ...more
Feb 13, 2017
Jun 16, 2016
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
I have read so many reviews of The Hunger Games over the last few months, both good and bad, and finally decided that I had to read it myself to see w ...more
not set
Sep 29, 2010
it was amazing
Each chapter follows a different character, alternating between the descendants of Effia in Ghana and Esi in America. They read almost like a series o ...more
Aug 17, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
One Hundred Years of Solitude
really liked it
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a multi-generational epic that pays uncanny attention to the absurd details of everyday life. In this way, it is as c ...more
Jul 18, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
Behold the Dreamers
really liked it
Positives: I pretty much love everything about this book. The characters are compelling, beautifully fleshed out, and fully three-dimensional. The wri ...more
Sep 14, 2016
Sep 04, 2016
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
it was ok
Crazy Love is a fairly slim volume divided into ten chapters which are subsequently split up into titled sections which flow together. Chapters one th ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Romeo and Juliet: A Novel
really liked it
This is the first audiobook I have ever listened to that was written specifically for audio (there is no printed copy) and I have to admit, I was just ...more
Feb 16, 2017
Nov 30, 2016
The Couple Next Door
really liked it
I listened to the audiobook recording of this novel, read by Kirsten Potter (Vinegar Girl), who is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators.

The t
Sep 19, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
really liked it
A charming illustrated compendium of extinct animals. See photos here.
Mar 11, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
Book Cover Designs
really liked it
This coffee table showpiece is a book lover’s dream. Book Cover Designs features the work of more than fifty artists who also share their design proce ...more
Mar 19, 2016
Mar 17, 2016
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
really liked it
The Lost City of the Monkey God is the true story of the search for la Ciudad Blanca–the White City, also known as the City of the Monkey God. This le ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith
it was amazing
I'll admit, I was really pumped to read this book when I first heard about it. I had pretty high expectations going into it. I read pleasantly unsurpr ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
really liked it
The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a detailed scientific and philosophical examination of America’s food source. Journalist Michael Pollen traces the ingredien ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Aug 29, 2010
Far from the Madding Crowd
liked it
Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, an independent young woman out of step with the delicate feminine ideals of her time. A ...more
Sep 24, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
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