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Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
I've been on a British murder mystery binge. Really loved this one that was set on the Shetland Islands in Scotland. It's interesting to see the diffe ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 29, 2010
The London Train
The writing in this is wonderful. The sentences, the paragraphs, and the narrator (I listened to the audiobook) carried me along. But when I think abo ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Bad Behaviour
With the pink, girly cover you'd think this book was going to be about relationships right from the beginning. So I was presently surprised to discove ...more
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like
If you do any sort of networking in your job, this book is for you. Lederman, a professional trainer and coach, realized the key to networking is lika ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
An Age of License: A Travelogue
Graphic novelist Lucy Knisley captures her trip to Europe in this travelogue. After being asked to appear at a comic festival, Lucy embarks on an adve ...more
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Oct 21, 2014
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Chris Anderson always connects the dots for me. If you want to know how the maker revolution has the potential to change the not so distant future, re ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit
When I placed a hold on this book at my library, Graham Joyce was still alive. When I received the book a week later, I found out he had just passed a ...more
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
Users, Not Customers: Who Really Determines the Success of Your Business
Have you ever given up on a website because it was too difficult to use? Have you ever written a bad online review because your experience with a comp ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
Sag Harbor
In the Youtube video of Colson Whitehead walking around Sag Harbor talking about this book ( ), he states that ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
Green Girl
I picked this up after hearing Roxane Gay give it such a glowing review in her book, Bad Feminist. I have read a lot of British chick lit - books abou ...more
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Dec 29, 2014
Still Midnight (Alex Morrow #1)
Fell in love with Mina's writing after reading her first book, Garnethill, so was excited that there was a new book out this year. While the Garnethil ...more
Jun 2010
Jul 29, 2010
Bread and Butter
Good story about siblings and the restaurant business. Two brothers own a successful high end restaurant in their hometown just outside of Philadelphi ...more
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Sep 03, 2014
Love Always
This novel was a lot less fluffy than Evans' previous books. I wouldn't classify this one as chick lit. It's a bit of a family saga, which is not my t ...more
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Jun 04, 2012
It Should Have Been Me
When Carrie's fiance suddenly breaks off their engagement, her whole world is turned upside down. Luckily, her best friend Rowena has her back and pla ...more
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Dec 28, 2011
Life After Life
This is my second Kate Atkinson book and I find her writing very dry and uninteresting. I read this one for a book group and while it had some moments ...more
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
I made the mistake of reading some of the negative reviews before I finished this one. I don't agree 100% with them. I guess my newfound love for grap ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Imagine: How Creativity Works
I know this is going to be one of those books I'll recommend over and over again. Creativity always seemed like such an elusive concept to me, but not ...more
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Feb 08, 2012
French Milk
Lucy goes on a month-long vacation to Paris with her Mom during her last year of college. She misses her boyfriend and is worried about what she'll do ...more
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Dec 22, 2014
The Hollow Man (DC Belsey, #1)
Detective Constable Nick Belsey wakes on Hampstead Heath after a night of drinking and discovers he has crashed a police car. Homeless and broke, he's ...more
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Aug 28, 2012
The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive
I thought this book was about change management but really it's about how to run a successful organization. I'm not a fan of how business books are or ...more
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Apr 02, 2013
Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4)
OK, so this isn't really my genre. I have read some chick lit but have always stayed away from this kind of romance novel. Thought I'd push myself. Vi ...more
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Oct 20, 2014
Some Girls Are
Popular girl gets "frozen out" by her friends. Thus ensues a whole book about revenge and retaliation, much of it including violence. Hated the messag ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
This is one of those books being told from the point of view of two characters in (mostly) alternating chapters. It's become popular in teen fiction a ...more
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Aug 11, 2014
The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed
The self-made man is a myth. No one becomes rich and successful on their own. They’re either born into a wealthy family or they, like the many success ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
The House We Grew Up In
I've been reading and loving Lisa Jewell's books for years. In this book, the Bird family has to deal with a mother's severe hoarding. We flash back a ...more
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
Closer to the Ground: An outdoor family's year on the water, in the woods and at the table
I picked up this book because my library has chosen it for our One City One Book (everyone reads the same book together) program. The author, Dylan To ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
One Day
I loved this book. Dex and Em (Em and Dex) get together the night of their graduation from university in Edinburgh. You don't think it went too well b ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 29, 2010
Instructions for a Heatwave
I've loved so many of O'Farrell's books but this just wasn't one of them. I may not pick up another one of hers again though. I know this story is jus ...more
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Dec 09, 2013
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
If you are like me and have been harboring fantasies about living in London, this book might change your mind. Yes, it is a dynamic cosmopolis filled ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
Her Fearful Symmetry
I've avoided 'Time Traveler's Wife' because the story just did not appeal to me but was intrigued when a friend told me about 'Her Fearful Symmetry'. ...more
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Jul 29, 2010
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