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Accidents of Marriage
This read like a bad Lifetime movie to me; I just couldn't like or feel much for any of the characters. Some of the dialogue was very corny and contri ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
I just had to read what a bad parent I am, and what I should be doing so that my kids are not destined to fail in their lives. In the end, I think it' ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Summer Rental
I hate these formulaic, happy ending books that are so mindless. I guess that's why people like them so much, since most of the characters end up in a ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
I just got a fitbit, so I couldn't help but think of Harold Fry with each step i've been taking, and wondering how Harold's walking might have been in ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
I had the good fortune to read this novel right after finshing Fry; I felt they both complemented each other beautfully and should be read in that ord ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth
I loved the Christmas Carol. Although I've seen many versions of the story in movie form (Alastair Sim being my favorite Scrooge), I was glad to have ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Dec 24, 2011
The Good Daughters
I gave it 4 stars only because it's Joyce Maynard and I normally love her writing; this one, however, seemed a little trite - I had the story figured ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
The Witches
My son is reading this for school, so I thought I'd give it a go since I'd missed this one (I think I was too old when it first came out). Very imagin ...more
Jul 26, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
The Hypnotist's Love Story
I enjoyed reading this book, but was disappointed in the ending. So much suspense built up, and it went nowhere in the end. Aside from that, I liked t ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
The Other Typist
I really liked this book; very suspenseful, and you're left still not sure in the end what is the true story. The author states in her acknowledgement ...more
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World
I saw her on the daily show and became interested in reading her book. She comes across as very relatable and likable - refreshing in a politician.
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
very sweet. anyone who's ever had a pet or had their lives touched by one will be moved. the end had me bawling like a baby.
Jan 2009
Apr 18, 2010
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
My daughter had to red this for school and told me that it was a great book that she really enjoyed, so I wanted to read it, too, especially since it ...more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Ghost Lights
I got this book as a free advance reading copy. It sounded like it might be funny, with interesting characters and an intriguing story line. It was, h ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
My son read this for his third grade class and really liked it. His interest intrigued me so I read it for myself. I somehow missed reading it when I ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
That Old Cape Magic
Short read, but I liked the characters. Well written, funny in parts, very enjoyable in Russo style.
May 25, 2010
May 24, 2010
We Need to Talk About Kevin
absolutely chilling. great read. I will never forget it.
not set
May 24, 2010
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
a classic coming of age novel for pre-teen girls
not set
Apr 18, 2010
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
I gave this book 5 stars; I don't know if it was "amazing" but I more than really liked it, I really, really liked it, so I wanted to rate it more tha ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Let the Great World Spin
well written; interesting
Apr 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Very interesting
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
The Astronaut Wives Club
I agree with some of the other reviews here; this should have been a really interesting topic, but the way it was written, it was hard to keep track o ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 09, 2013
Palisades Park
corny, eye rolling dialogue and narrative. Characters not interesting. Brought it with me on my Jersey shore vacation thinking it would be fun to read ...more
Aug 26, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
Little Bee
haunting, beautiful story
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
Every Last One
so sad
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor #1)
I suppose there is a market for people who like to read this type of book and really enjoy it. This book was not at all for me. So ridiculously unreal ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
The Help
It was OK; not the best book ever. however, interesting perspective on black/white relations in the south in the not so long ago sixties
May 18, 2010
May 03, 2010
Classic tale of a child's revenge against cruel, uncaring adults with a happy ending,
Aug 09, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
We Are Not Ourselves
An excellent book; beautifully and sensitively written story of life. I loved Eileen, Ed and all the characters who appear in and out of Eileen's Life ...more
Nov 07, 2014
May 29, 2014
The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life
A tragic, sad childhood story beautifully written in a nonchalant, matter of fact way that you are almost not sure of what you have just read, it is s ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Jul 31, 2012
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