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Year of Wonders
3.99
I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of historical fiction so this is not the kind of book that I would normally read. Having read severa ...more
Feb 2008
Dec 18, 2007
 
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
3.78
I've just read this book in less than 24 hours on a work day which I think says a lot about it. Completely un-put-down-able [if there is such a word]. ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
Clara Callan
3.84
I did enjoy this book. It was an easy, page turner that really didn't need any thinking about. Yet another book that I would never have picked up myse ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
The Oxford Murders
3.23
I have had to give this book three stars because, essentially, it was a really enjoyable read [as most crime novels of this kind are]. However, althou ...more
Feb 24, 2008
Mar 26, 2007
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.08
Great. Slightly preferred Northern Lights but I think you really have to consider the trilogy as one book not three. A bit annoying that it doesn't ha ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 06, 2007
 
A Spot of Bother
3.44
Having just read the other reviews of this book I have to say that the feeling definately seems to be mutual - no one knows quite what to make of it, ...more
Mar 06, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
 
Atonement
3.85
first Mcewan I read and made me want to read more. Now I've read nearly everything he's written so it must have been a good starting point

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May 2004
Mar 27, 2007
 
Little Children
3.59
I probably wouldn't have picked this book for myself but I'm glad that I was sent it as a present. Its quite a compelling read. The story was told wit ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-Sitters Club, #5)
3.64
Found this in the school library at the school I work at in Japan! I was a bit surprised and decided I'd put my free periods to the best possible use ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.62
I really enjoyed this book. I was a good easy, yet thought provoking read. It had its dissappointing elements [which I won't mention in case I ruin it ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 29, 2007
 
The Painted Veil
3.88
I really enjoyed this and now I'm on a mission to read more Somerset Maugham [read an article in The Guardian saying he was very untrendy but about to ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 04, 2007
 
Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage
4.04
Being stuck in Japan with a limited amount of fiction at my disposal I've have decided to read all the english books in my school library. The selecti ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 02, 2007
 
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.90
I wasn't sure about this book at first. I've always had a dislike of fantasy. But following all the hype and the oxford lit fest thought I better give ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 26, 2007
 
On Chesil Beach
3.50
I wasn't expecting much from this book as I was really dissapointed with his last one [Saturday]. I was also a little sceptical that he might have jus ...more
Apr 2007
Mar 27, 2007
 
Stardust
4.04
I am unsure of what the big deal is with this book. I read it because I saw the movie trailer and I was intrigued. It was billed as an adult fairy tal ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 20, 2007
 
Suite Française
3.78
This book was so beautifully written. The characters are delicious and perfectly flawed. Its challenges your interpretations of what goes on in war. W ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
The Sea
3.46
Hummmm. Not entirely convinced. It was ok just nothing special. I really couldn't engage with the character in any way, I couldn't picture him or anyt ...more
May 2007
Jun 04, 2007
 
Prep
3.33
This book was quite trashy but a quick and lazy read. There was nothing new or groundbreaking about the plot, woman looks back on teenage angst etc et ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 17, 2007
 
The Jane Austen Book Club
3.03
Nothing at all happens in this book. Its a really east read so its perfectly easy to get through it waiting for something to happen but it never actua ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 18, 2007
 
Sign Of The Cross (Jonathon Payne & David Jones, #2)
3.88
absolutely awful, but at the same time quite enjoyable. The author clearly wants to be Dan Brown [to the extent he even mentions Dan Brown at one poin ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
Possession
3.87
This book was quite hard and I'm not sure how it managed to fill as many pages as it did but I really enjoyed it. It was quite slowed paced but compel ...more
Sep 2007
Oct 17, 2007
 
One Life
2.76
This book was good for a long overnight coach journey, mainly because it was stupidly easy and completely mindless. The characters made me feel a bit ...more
Feb 2007
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.04
I was very excited to finish the trilogy and this is a very good book. However it is just too long and some bits are quite dull and just don't move fa ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 21, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.58
Absolutely fantastic! Didn't know what to do with myself when I'd finished it and I can't wait for the film. Really loved the romantic elements too [I ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
3.80
really enjoyable. Full of twists and turns. I was realy surprised that I enjoyed a book that was made up of so many interconnected stories and that ju ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
The Historian
3.74
This book should be at least 200 pages shorter. Its an ok read, keeps you page turning, but goes on forever. It doesn't help if you have already guess ...more
Sep 2007
Mar 26, 2007
 
Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels
4.05
Wrote my undergrad dissertation on Nancy Mitford but still love her books. They're not necessarily as girly as they look.
Jan 1999
Mar 26, 2007
 
The Secret History
4.05
A real page-turner. I really enjoyed it. Yes it is a bit Da Vinci Code-esque but is that really a bad thing?!
Jan 2007
Mar 27, 2007
 
Middlemarch
3.90
I really wish I could finish this book. Six months and counting...
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Oct 20, 2007
 
England, England
3.36
Very clever but, even so, not sure I actually enjoyed it that much
Jan 2007
Mar 26, 2007
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