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Presumed Guilty: What the Jury Never Knew about Laci Peterson's Murder and Why Scott Peterson Should Not Be on Death Row
3.34
Let's be clear: I believe Scott Peterson killed his pregnant wife. I mean, DUH.
That being said, after creepily obsessing over this case for the past
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Dec 03, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.65
**spoiler alert** Hm. Well, I liked this book. That being said, I had two issues with it: 1. The dual perspectives were disconcerting, confusing and, ...more
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1)
3.99
Utterly enjoyable required reading from my Heather friend. :)
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
 
Landline
3.62
I want a Noomi kitty. Meow!
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
**spoiler alert** I expected to love this book. And I did like it.

But it was a totally inauthentic portrayal of adolescence. Although some of Charlie
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Oct 11, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
 
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
3.96
But five stars for the book club discussion!
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
Five stars for the interactions between Flavia, Feely, and Daffy!

For the first time, I tried to bounce between print and audio, and it didn't work as
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Feb 07, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
Cartwheel
3.28
**spoiler alert** Why couldn't we have one more January chapter from Lily's perspective?! I mean, why the phone call to Anna? What did she do at the r ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
The Book Thief
4.36
"There was once a strange, small man. But there was a word shaker, too." *swoon*
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
The Night Circus
4.00
More required reading from Heather. :)
Jul 29, 2014
May 05, 2014
 
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
4.16
Riveting yet repetitive. Academic achievement, transference with psychoanalyst, refusal to take medication, accessories fashioned out of found metal, ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
4.28
Overall, I prefer Carver's stories to Cheever's. Carver certainly captures the "lives of quiet desperation" that I love to read about (i.e., torture m ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.06
After reading Into Thin Air, I am so excited to find a way to teach this bad boy! This book was RIVETING and, although I was forced to endure some sig ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
Salinger was really stinking it up with this one. That big snob put all of this dumb, show-offy stuff in this book that gave me a pain in the ass. If ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.92
I debated between "3" and "4" for this book. I loved the first two-thirds, but the story faltered when Bernadette & Audrey were no longer major pl ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
Tampa
3.29
Yikes. That was intense. I'm speechless and, well, starless. That's not to say I didn't enjoy (?) it. I just don't feel comfortable publicly admitting ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
 
Columbine
4.24
This book led me to spend my first few days of summer break completely obsessed with Columbine. (Thank you, Youtube, Wikipedia, and Michael Moore for ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Summer House with Swimming Pool
3.34
I would have enjoyed this book more if the Goodreads' description hadn't contained major spoilers. If you are interested in this book, read Amazon's ( ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
 
Nineteen Minutes
4.07
Dear Jodi Picoult,

I apologize for my nasty comments and "Mom Lit" accusations. Nineteen Minutes was riveting, thought-provoking, and not just for moms
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Apr 2009
Apr 09, 2009
 
This is What Happy Looks Like
3.71
I'm tempted to award this bad boy with two stars because, though cute & fast, it was oh-so-shallow & insubstantial. Poorly plotted (lacked sus ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
Shotgun Lovesongs
3.82
This book might appeal to setting & language peeps, but this girl craves some plot!

Also, the multiple perspectives were unbalanced, and the chara
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Aug 10, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
Cruel Love (Privilege, #6)
4.17
A murderess teenager at an Ivy League prep school?! It's almost too good to be true! Sadly, I read the entire series too quickly, and now I have to re ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Seating Arrangements
3.01
Strangely addicting yet utterly disappointing. And why was it billed as a satire? Unless I missed something, it couldn't have been more, as my Literar ...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
 
Arts & Entertainments: A Novel
3.19
Started slowly but the pace and story arc (!) definitely improved! Not sure "satire" is an appropriate descriptor, though... unless Lauren Conrad's LA ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
3.77
Strong world-building, character development, and witty banter, but it lacked, well, much of a plot.

Pro: Bumbersnoot. Want.

Con: What's the deal with
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Dec 11, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.23
I heart Mr. Darcy, though I'm not convinced Elizabeth loves him as much as I do. In the end, she admits (to him, nonetheless!) she first fell in love ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 27, 2009
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.41
Reminiscent of the kids-with-cancer books I read when I actually was a YA. Equally gratuitous, more pretentious.
May 08, 2013
May 07, 2013
 
The Pact
3.98
Dear Jodi Picoult,

I understand that people need to die in your books, but why dogs? Please save the dog drama for your mama.

Love,
Ali
Jun 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic, #7)
3.15
A Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) cliffhanger?! What. The. Fuck.
Nov 22, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.04
I thoroughly enjoyed suffering and sobbing through the conclusion of this book at 1:27am.
Apr 2009
Apr 19, 2009
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