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The Death of Bees
I loved this book about two girls living in the slums of Glasgow who buried their abusive and negligent parents in the backyard. Quirky and heartfelt. ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Great book if you're into bicycling as transportation or are an environmentalist. It will make you want to change the world! (or at least the good ol' ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
I feel bad only giving this book 3 stars, but it took me a long time to get through it. It's a personal recollection of some of the ugliest of our cou ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
In Zanesville
Loved this story of an unnamed lead female character who is in 9th grade and all the agony that comes with that...sister, friend, mom, dad, ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
An Object of Beauty
fluffy but enjoyable read...the story of the NYC fine art scene is really another world to me
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
Big Little Lies
Generous to give it 4 stars but this was an interesting read. A weird combo of light, fluffy, shallow people on the surface, all hiding dark secrets.
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
The Effect of Living Backwards
Don't bother. I'm not sure I even know what the hell this book was about.
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
Flippin hilarious. I can't believe it took me this long to finally read one of his books.
Aug 02, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Frog Music
I loved Room, but could not get into this book at all. The characters were of just no interest to me. The only good parts were the raunchy bits, lol.
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
Me Before You
Quick read and an interesting, engaging story.
Apr 06, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
The Paris Wife
Although a little fluffy, I really liked this book for whatever reason. It's written from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway's first wife and takes p ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Big Girl Small
I loved this book. The quirky main character and the over-analysis of every little thing everyone does or says - or doesn't say or do - in high school ...more
Jun 20, 2011
May 12, 2011
Star Island
This was a fun romp with quirky characters through the life of a modern day manufactured celebrity. I needed a light read, and this hit the spot. Didn ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5)
Time for more brainless smut!
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
Good but not really my "type" of book.
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Total summer fluff, but a really fun read about despicable characters presented in a really funny manner. Great beach book!
Jun 12, 2013
May 25, 2013
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
I struggled with this book. It's a good, solid book, but due to my own personal issues, it was not particularly enjoyable for me. I have a hard time r ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Nov 24, 2010
Still Alice
Sad but engrossing book about a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's. Having thankfully not had a parent with this disease, I can't say how accurate the ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
I'm a little embarrassed to publicly rate this book only one star, but there you have it. While the book was educational and obviously about an intere ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
We Are Water
I would give this a 3.5 if I could. I enjoyed it but like my friend Julie said, it tied up a little too neatly at the end. But interesting enough.
Jun 12, 2014
May 19, 2014
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I got totally sucked into this book. I wouldn't say it was a great book, but it was a really great read. I hadn't read a good page turner in a while a ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
I thought the second book was the best in the series. This one was good but (for my taste) too much Sapo and not enough personal relationship interact ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
I really liked this book, but like most autobiographies, I get enough of the person after a while. Fun old Hollywood and rock and roll stories, but it ...more
Jun 08, 2010
May 12, 2010
The Innocents
I have to admit that I've never read The Age of Innocence so I can't compare how this "remake" compares to the original but this book was a 3.5 for me ...more
Sep 13, 2012
May 31, 2012
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
I loved this book. Fun read, full of quirky characters and on a topic I knew nothing about. These people remind me of the obsessive athletes I know in ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America
Being a former junker, and currently sorting through a houseful of antiques in Indiana, I LOVED this book. But unless it's an area of interest to you, ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't a great book. I liked the historical part of it as well as its Britishness. A quick read, too, but it was a bit con ...more
May 2010
Apr 01, 2010
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
This book didn't do it for me. All the untranslated Spanish really bugged me. (The book I'd read before this had a lot of untranslated French and I ke ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
One Day
I really liked this book. It started out a bit fluffier than I'd expected but goes to some interesting places. A great summer read, so hurry up and ge ...more
Aug 2010
Jul 07, 2010
The Memory of Running
I loved this book. I can't remember how it even ended up on my shelves, but I was sorry to have it end. The lead character is the rare fictional male ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Jul 06, 2010