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A Stolen Life
Let's be honest- this was more of a therapeutic assignment rather than anything else.

Initially I was interested in reading this because I wanted to k...more
Dec 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
The Goldfinch
I read this via ebook from my library. Usually, what I do is read a book and then skim through all the Goodread reviews and feedback but for some reas...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Wisconsin Weddings
Oh my goodness. I got this book at a library sale. I was intrigued because from the looks of it, the book was about two things I enjoy: Wisconsin and...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Girl (Girl, #1)
I read this book wayyyy before I should have. I had borrowed it from my local library, after discovering the new-to-me "Young Adult" section of the li...more
Jan 1998
Feb 11, 2012
The Happiness Project
I decided to quit while I was ahead with this book. About nine percent into this book. I really wanted to like this book, I've heard good things about...more
May 23, 2012
May 21, 2012
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
I absolutely loved this book.

I loved that the author didn't pretend to be someone he's not while writing it and that he's never put on a front. Hence...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
The Millennials
This book had really good potential. I began reading it as I wanted to learn more about my generation as a whole and how I compared myself with them....more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, #11)
I first saw this book on the B&N new release page back over the summer…or was it back last Christmas? I’ve never read a book by this author before...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
I got this book for my birthday this past December from my bestie. It's one of those books that she'd knew I'd love and at the same time one of those...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Thin Is the New Happy
Much to my dismay, this memoir fell flat for me. There was so much potential and it was sad to see the few promising of the aspects of the book ignore...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Little Earthquakes
This isn't a book I would have picked up on my own. My sister lent it to me and I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed this book. It's a book about...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
I started this book as an audiobook, one of my three selections from World Book Night 2014 and played it over the weekend on a long drive. When I got...more
May 04, 2014
May 01, 2014
Distortion: A Novel
May I take a moment and applaud author Lucie Smoker on her debut novel, Distortion? I've been waiting anxiously to read this book since I met her this...more
Nov 07, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
I love travel memoirs. I especially love travel memoirs when it's set in Paris, France. Which is why I was so surprised at how uninterested I became d...more
Mar 07, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
Before reading this book the most I've actively watched Anderson Cooper would be during the NYE countdown in Times Square. I'm sure I've seen his news...more
Apr 17, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
It took some time but I think I finally got it.

I like the idea of this book. I believe in the power of prayer and miracles. But what was the tipping p...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
In One Person
It should be noted, before I begin, that this is the first John Irving novel I've read. I feel a bit ashamed to admit this but perhaps I wasn't meant...more
May 30, 2012
May 01, 2012
Hot Rocks
Again, this book was a book that was lent to me. If I had seen it on display somewhere I would have disregarded it completely. And I did for awhile as...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Glass Castle
I read this book in a day. Originally I was suppose to read it back in November for my book club but had just gotten around to it and I'm so glad I di...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
I LOVED this book. Or really, I loved how surprised I found myself loving this book. I had first seen the book while browsing through my local Barnes...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Invisible Monsters
*an audio book edition*

When I read this book for the first time I was in high school and I loved all things CP. Especially this book.

Now about eight...more
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Apr 27, 2010
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
I wanted to like this book. I've heard and read many good things about it and was excited when I found it at Hastings on sale. But I just couldn't do...more
Feb 12, 2012
Jul 07, 2011
Gone Girl
I am so glad I was finally able to read this book. I borrowed it, Kindle style from my local library but I just may go out and buy a physical copy for...more
Oct 09, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
The book focuses a lot on her time in the WBC community rather than her recovery from it. The last twenty pages (if that) are devoted to Drain's life...more
Apr 13, 2014
Jun 29, 2013
Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to  Enlightenment
Usually I cannot wait to begin to write my review after I finish a book. But with Yoga Bitch I had to step back for a moment and think about what I ju...more
May 02, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
The Newlyweds
It took me awhile to get around to writing this review. After I finished the book I had to step back and think about what I just read.

At the end of t...more
Jul 14, 2012
May 03, 2012
Bird in Hand
**spoiler alert** This was one of the books I grabbed at the Border's final closing sale. I knew nothing of the author, never heard of this book befor...more
Sep 25, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
I'm not sure what to say about this one. It took a lot out of me, reading it. And it's not like I can say I was drawn in by the story line...really it...more
May 13, 2012
May 02, 2012
Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
Rachel Dratch's "Girl Walks into a Bar..." was a nice, quick weekend read that gave me a little insight into the former Saturday Night Live star's lif...more
Jun 10, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Stuck in the Middle (Sister to Sister, #1)
I wasn't aware this was a religion-themed book when I picked it up and at moments I felt some things were unnecessary, almost as though the author was...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
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