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These Things Hidden
This is a must read. I LOVED this book! I couldn't put it down and I was just speechless upon completion.

I was surprised at so many points while read...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
Don't Breathe a Word
My friends and I call this "The Creepy Girl Book", which I love. When you walk past this book while reading it, you instinctively want to turn the cov...more
Dec 22, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Still Missing
This book pulled me in from the moment I picked it up! There was intrigue, suspense, and it was definitely a chilling page-turner. I hated to put the...more
Aug 20, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress: A Love Story
This memoir was captivating and I found myself feeling horrified not only at Megan's selfishness and blatant disregard for her marriage (and her lover...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
The Book Thief
I just finished and I cried nonstop the last 50 pages of the book, but at the same time it was beautiful. The language is poignan...more
May 28, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Little Bee
This was an incredible story that touched me very deeply on many levels. I felt many personal connections and was choked up on several occasions. I la...more
Jul 17, 2011
May 27, 2011
The Heretic's Daughter
Having been shocked and fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials since learning about them in school, I couldn’t wait to read this book. The author is a d...more
Apr 30, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
I enjoyed reading this book although it seemed that the period references were somewhat forced. Kate and Tully have been friends since their early tee...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Water for Elephants
I loved this book and didn't expect to because I've never been a fan of the circus. The novel seamlessly alternates between two periods of Jacob's lif...more
Feb 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Immoral (Jonathan Stride, #1)
This isn't my typical genre, but I picked up this book because I grew up in Duluth, MN and was intrigued to read a book set in this city. Even better,...more
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key is a deeply touching and heartbreaking novel. It tells two intersecting stories of Sarah, a young Jewish girl in Paris during WWII and Jul...more
Dec 25, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
To Have and to Hold
For chick lit, it wasn't bad. It kept me entertained when I listened to it on the way to and from work. I enjoyed the fact that the main character los...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Still Alice
Still Alice is a chilling tale told from the perspective of Alice, a 50 year old woman suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s. Although the writing wa...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
What a fun book! If you grew up watching Little House on the Prairie, you'll love learning what happened behind the scenes, told through the eyes of t...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
Perfection is a story about a woman whose husband dies suddenly and she discovers he's been having multiple affairs throughout the course of their mar...more
Jan 06, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Plain Truth
Plain Truth kept me up late at night several evenings in a row because I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next! Katie’s story was compellin...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a beautiful book about friendship. Two young girls, Lily and Snowflower, are brought together as laotong or "old sam...more
Jan 2011
Mar 25, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hunger Games is an amazing young adult novel that everyone seems to be reading so I had to check it out to see what all the hype was about. It's a...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
The Witch Doctor's Wife (Amanda Brown #1)
This novel was amazing! I absolutely loved the interactions between Amanda, the American missionary, and First Wife (I cannot reveal First Wife's name...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Half Broke Horses
After reading The Glass Castle, I absolutely had to read the tale of Jeannette Walls' grandmother. Lily Casey Smith truly did have an amazing life. Sh...more
May 21, 2011
May 08, 2011
I loved this book and could not put it down! It's a frightening concept, a mother and son being held prisoner in an 11x11 room, but I really enjoyed t...more
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
The Glass Castle
I LOVED this book! First of all, the dedication drew me right in.

To John, for convincing me that everyone who is interesting has a past.

Jeanette Wal...more
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
The Undomestic Goddess
My book club read The Undomestic Goddess as a "fun read" after some heavy books we'd been reading as of late. This was definitely a silly book and I e...more
Mar 02, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
My feelings are mixed on this book. The thought of the boy having actually seen heaven is beautiful and I was really touched by his account of meeting...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
Having read about Dr. Mengele's infamous and oftentimes cruel and torturous scientific research on twins, dwarves, and others at the Auschwitz Death C...more
Nov 21, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
How to Talk to a Widower
Somehow Jonathan Tropper has accomplished something quite amazing. How to Talk to a Widower is both heartbreaking and hilarious.

Doug Parker is grief-...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
In Leah's Wake
I enjoyed this book even though it was frightening since I'm the parent of a teen and a pre-teen. Reading about Leah, the "perfect child", falling off...more
Sep 22, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Westing Game
The Westing Game begins with the death of millionaire, Sam Westing, who has created a game where his 16 heirs must compete to win his inheritance. At...more
May 29, 2011
May 21, 2011
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac’s Storm is a fascinating account of the deadliest hurricane in history and the devastation it brought to the city of Galveston. Prior to the hur...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Salem Falls
Salem Falls is aptly named as it is the story of a modern day witchhunt. Jack has been recently released from prison after serving time for a crime he...more
May 09, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
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