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Sep 30, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Absolutely loved this, up until the ending. I felt like everything was wrapped up very abruptly, particularly the present-day story. I would have glad ...more
Apr 2011
May 09, 2011
The Windup Girl
The premise of this book was right up my alley, since it reminded me of Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. The multiple narrators worked well, and whil ...more
Mar 2011
May 09, 2011
Bittersweet: A Novel
Haven't touched this in about 3 weeks, and really have zero desire to finish it (especially since I found a few reviews that give away the "shocking s ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2014
Here Lies Bridget
Extremely predictable, but not unenjoyable. The "It's a Wonderful Life" aspect was intriguing, but didn't last nearly long enough, given the enormous ...more
Mar 2011
May 09, 2011
The Heart Goes Last (Positron, Episode 4)
The latest chapter in Atwood's experiment with serialized fiction. I think the original may still be my favorite, but I am interested in where this is ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
This was wonderful. I'm not sure I have adequate words to describe all the feels. Just read it.
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
Cute! There's not much to this, but I've missed the Parasol Protectorate world, so I'll take what I can get!
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
I made it not quite a quarter of the way through this before I had to call it quits. It's your typical series-starter: lots of walking and talking wit ...more
not set
Jul 22, 2014
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I enjoyed this one nearly as much as the first in the trilogy (and Collins does ease up on her overuse of cliffhanger chapters). This series is one of ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)
The Magicians was probably my favorite book last summer, and I was looking forward to the sequel. Yet this novel left me cold, in a way I can't quite ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
Songs for a Teenage Nomad
I downloaded this novel on the recommendation of my best friend, who deemed it "YA lit that doesn't suck." As an English teacher, I am always on the l ...more
May 2011
May 18, 2011
The Wonder (Queen of Hearts, #2)
**spoiler alert** I'm disappointed. I was surprised by how great the first book was (anything amazon actually deigns to make free these days is...well ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training
I read this back in the spring when I decided I wanted to become a runner. I figured something called the "non-runner's" guide would be a good startin ...more
May 2011
Jan 02, 2012
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School
I'm up in the air about this one. Parts of it were enjoyable, parts were informative, and other parts felt draggy and repetitive. I was a little disap ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
The Art of Fielding
I bought this book almost six months ago, when Amazon was having spectacular daily deals for stuff you actually want to read, as opposed to terrible p ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Feb 12, 2012
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
Honestly, I think part of the reason I enjoyed this as much as I did (the first 50% or so, anyway) was because I re-read The Magician King a couple of ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
Big Little Lies
So, I haven’t read The Husband's Secret yet (I’ve been on the wait list at the library for a couple of months!), and I’m not totally sure why I though ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
The Book of Speculation
I wanted to like this, and I did like parts of it, but in spite of featuring so many things I adore, it all just sort of fell flat. Nothing inspires a ...more
Aug 23, 2015
Jun 07, 2015
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
This was...okay. It reminds me a bit of the Queen of Hearts series, about the red queen from Alice in Wonderland. In both cases, the seemingly magical ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Apr 17, 2014
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
(A note on pronouns: I realize that, due to the very nature of A’s being, A is in fact genderless. However, perhaps simply because I know that the aut ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Dec 15, 2012
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
Wow. This was fantastic. Creepy and heartfelt and beautifully written and impeccably researched. I'm mad that I let in languish on my Kindle for month ...more
Mar 16, 2014
May 24, 2013
Lauren Oliver is another one of those writers I have a curious relationship with. I’ve only truly liked ONE of her books (Before I Fall). I eventually ...more
Oct 07, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Daughter of Deep Silence
**spoiler alert** Yikes.

I've seen lots of mixed reviews on this, but I think I'm placing it in the "good concept, poor execution" file. It's a bit re
Jun 17, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
You know, this book contained so many elements that could have annoyed me, but instead I just found it delightful! The ending was a bit abrupt (I susp ...more
May 21, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Part of me wishes I had started this sooner, because it was so, so good. But part of me also wishes I could have saved it longer, so I have less time ...more
Dec 09, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
The 100 (The Hundred, #1)
**spoiler alert** I nabbed this as a daily deal over the holidays. I've been wanting to read it because the TV show is actually entertaining (mostly.. ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Nov 22, 2014
Night Film
Wow. This book. It might be in contention for my favorite of the year (yes, including MaddAddam). Even though it’s lengthy, I flew through it in only ...more
Oct 09, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
I never bothered to read this initially, because I had it in my head that this was some sort of schmoopy, Twilight-esque romance (and, to be fair, I t ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
The Interestings
Much like A Northern Light, this book suffers from a problem with pacing. I downloaded the sample about a month ago when I heard about it on "Pop Cult ...more
May 19, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
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