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The Great Gatsby
3.84
The Great Gatsby is a story of unflinching, consuming love. Although Fitzgerald has been hailed for his insights into the modern world through this no...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
 
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, # 1)
3.78
I would have given the beginning of the book at least 4 stars, I loved how the audience was unsure about what was happening and how Jacob's character...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
Steve Jobs
4.11
The biography is well researched and easy to read (though long). It was interesting to me because I grew up watching technology transform, but never r...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
 
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
4.04
I had heard good reviews about this book, however.. For me the romance between Juliette and Adam felt slightly contrived and all together too fast. I...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
I read this after reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and reviewers said they liked this book better. The book is different...told through th...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
On the Jellicoe Road
4.18
Congratulaions Printz winner. There are things in this book that just weren't feasible: the "war" was unneccesarry. Almost all the adults in this book...more
Oct 08, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
Life After Life
3.72
**spoiler alert** This is Anne's review and I found it exactly what I was thinking...So much great writing and characterization. Such an interesting p...more
Dec 23, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
4.23
"The Ask and the Answer," which is the second book in the "Chaos Walking" trilogy, is so different from "The Knife of Never Letting Go." My major imp...more
May 12, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
One Day
3.72
So I saw the movie first, so when I tried to read this book I really ended up skimming it to see if it was any different. The book of course goes into...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
The Aviator's Wife
3.86
As I was reading this fictional book I kept thinking was this really what the characters were like? So when I read this review I decided the book was...more
May 24, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
The Marriage Plot
3.40
The author is the winner of the Pullitzer Prize, this book opened at #2 on the NY best selling lists, there is a huge billboard advertising it in New...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Sing You Home
3.74
O.K. this book was really a crazy tale, a woman, Zoe, married for 9 years, can't have a baby, has 2 miscarriages and loses a baby before term...so hus...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
Tolstoy began writing this book in 1873, but he didn't like it...then in 1875 he began again adding the meaning of life to his story about Anna. There...more
Oct 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
Stones from the River
4.04
This story about a zwerg (dwarf) growing up in a small town in Germany, during the World Wars. I would say I liked it because the author did a good jo...more
Sep 18, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
This was actually a really good memoir about how the author lost her mom to cancer and how 4 years later she goes on a 1,000 plus hiking journey. I ha...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
 
The Daughters of Mars
3.64
The Daughters of Mars is an amazing historic novel. The author has given us a most unique viewpoint on a lesser written about conflict, World War I. H...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
 
The Sister Queens
3.88

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot is a wonderfully written historical fiction novel. The book tells the tale of two heiress sisters from a rich and...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
 
1356 (The Grail Quest, #4)
3.96
Bernard Cornwell's strength is making a historical period come alive. He not only talks about the battle but the food they eat, the clothes they wear,...more
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
The Haj
3.91
The setting is around 1946 after the Jews came to reclaim the swamps and dessert of Israel, The Haj is a biography of Haj Ibrahim and his family and t...more
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope
4.10
I do admire Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelley. It was a very tragic shooting, and the book does show how hard Gabby is working to recover fr...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
 
Handle with Care
3.92
The central problem is this story stems from filing a "wrongful birth lawsuit". It is a very controversial topic and I thought the author did a good j...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
Between Sisters
3.99
I enjoy Kristin Hannah. There's nothing terribly profound about the way she writes, but I believe she creates an interesting story that is fun to read...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
 
The Stockholm Octavo
3.41
This has all the ingredients of a gripping period piece suspense thriller - a unique, largely unexplored setting (Sweden, late 18th century), a shadow...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337-1453
3.87
From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor countr...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
 
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
3.83
**spoiler alert** The book started out very intriguing, introducing the characters and how they come to a parallel universe. The author, Maurakami sta...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
 
The Giver (The Giver #1)
4.11
The world that Jonas lives in is perfect, everything is controlled, there is no fear, pain or war. However, in this world, there also are no choices....more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
The Orchard of Lost Souls: A Novel
3.83
The Orchard of Lost Souls follows three main characters: Deqo, an orphan girl raised in a refugee camp, now living on the streets of Hargeisa; Kawsar,...more
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Arcadia
3.63
Hmmm...full of prose and at times it was really engrossing, and at times my mind wandered. A good read for those who want to know more about the hippi...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
Stolen: Escape from Syria
3.58
I think Louise had "the luck of the Irish" when she traveled to Syria to rescue her child. There were many people along the way who helped her, or she...more
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
 
The Night Circus
4.00
This book was "magical" and the author did create a wonderful night circus. The beginning was intriguing as 2 magicians are set against eachother. How...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
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