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Beatle Meets Destiny
3.62
Every positive thing you've heard about this book is true. It's funny, fast and extremely clever.

Beatle is among the most, if not THE most, loveable m...more
Jun 23, 2011
Nov 19, 2010
 
Sharp Objects
3.87
"Women love vulnerability. Most women."

I'm pretty sure that Gillian Flynn writes just for me.

I'm aware of how narcissistic that sounds, but hear me ou...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
Pieces of Us
3.56
4.5 stars

"Pieces of Us" is a dark, beautiful, brilliant book.

It's so...REAL. Even though I haven't experienced anything that the characters went throu...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
Fury
3.63
There are a lot of things to love about Shirley Marr's "Fury", but top of the list has to be, in my mind -- guts.

Not just because "Fury" is edgy. It i...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
Charm & Strange
3.82
'You're the meanest of all! You're the one who drugged me!'

I almost wish I didn't "have" to write this review, because, though this is a flawed book,...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
 
Cracked Up to Be
3.76
In short, Cracked Up To Be is a fantastically written, intense novel by Courtney Summers. In fact, if I had to pick one word for Cracked Up, it would...more
Dec 09, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
 
Dark Places
3.89
There is nothing remotely enjoyable about "Dark Places" and still I loved it.

Gillian Flynn really must keep writing, in the words of Camille from "Sha...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
Hedda Gabler
3.77
This is undoubtedly a play to be performed if one ever existed. Hedda is a brilliant female character - Lady Macbeth meets Betty Draper. She must be a...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
 
There Is No Dog
2.98
4.5 stars

This book is very, very much not-for-everyone. ALSO: I feel the need to insert a quick warning. Liking How I Live Now does not mean that you...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)
3.82
3.5 stars

I went backwards and forwards on the rating. I originally rated it 4 stars because I don't like the "sitting on the fence" tone of a 3-star r...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 
Macbeth
3.86
What is it with Shakespeare and conclusions?

WARNING: Amateur Hour Review. I am not a Shakespeare genius and so my reasoning will be flawed, argumentat...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
 
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs
3.23
A truly superb book. One of my favourites. Literary without being pretentious, interesting without being contrived, gothic without being repulsive. Th...more
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Aug 07, 2010
 
Cannery Row (Steinbeck "Essentials")
3.98
4.5 stars, oh so close to the magic 5

"Cannery Row" is about life.

Sorry, maybe that sounds fluffy and pretentious and vague. Because "Cannery Row" is n...more
Dec 02, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
Zombie Tag
4.05
WARNING: "Zombie Tag" is not what you would expect from the blurb. I think this is part of the reason why I felt - not ambivalent, but ocnflicted abou...more
Dec 27, 2011
Aug 16, 2010
 
Amelia O'Donohue Is So Not a Virgin
3.19
3.5 stars

This one was unexpectedly great.

I LOVED Rachel Ross, the buttoned-up heroine of "Amelia O'Donohue Is So Not A Virgin." She's not always the m...more
Dec 26, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Violence 101
3.42
First 3/4: 4.5-5 stars
Last 1/4: 3.5 stars


Few books have left me feeling quite so divided as "Violence 101." For the first 100ish pages of this short,...more
Jan 28, 2012
Mar 20, 2011
 
The Slap
3.11
No, this book is perhaps not the great literary masterpiece some of the hype would have you believe.
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Teeth
3.81
EEEEE EEEE EEEE CAN'T BELIEVE EDELWEISS APPROVED ME!!!
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 12, 2011
 
Virtuosity
3.79
4.5 stars
Jun 30, 2012
Sep 05, 2010
 
Hippolytus
3.79
None
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
 
If A Tree Falls At Lunch Break
3.49
None
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
Feeling Sorry for Celia (Ashbury/Brookfield, #1)
3.81
None
Feb 03, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
 
Fall for Anything
3.78
None
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
Beloved
3.71
None
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
Gone Girl
3.94
None
Sep 06, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
King Richard III
3.90
None
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
The Bluest Eye
3.95
None
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
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