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Memoirs of a Geisha
My friend Robin sent this book to me shortly after I moved to Tokyo. It was hard to find English-language books at first, so she sent me a couple to k ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 15, 2007
The Cay (The Cay, #1)
D'Ette had to read this book for school and she loved it. She asked me if I would also read it.

It's a children's book, so it doesn't take long to read
Nov 2007
Nov 10, 2007
At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)
My mom has wanted me to read this book for ages. She was in the hospital right before my wedding and I remember flying home to Florida to see her. Thi ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 27, 2007
In This Mountain (Mitford Years, #7)
I found myself reading this book a little bit slower than the others. Often because I know the Scripture the author is quoting, I sort of rush through ...more
May 23, 2008
May 18, 2008
Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans
The first 50 or so pages were dreadful. I only continued reading because it's not easy to find English language books in Japan.

I guess what I hated i
Dec 2007
Dec 05, 2007
My son had to read this book for school. I read it ages ago and had forgotten how good it was. I love Shirley Jackson. If you've never read the Lotter ...more
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Jul 01, 2008
Memoirs of a Douchebag
Vulgar, but funny.

I picked this book up because I lived in Tokyo and wanted to read about another American's perspective of living in the same huge, f
Nov 28, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
Homer's Odyssey
I really can't believe I read a cat book. But it was our monthly book club selection. I like animals, but I'm more a dog person than a car person. The ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Cure Overwhelm Now: Slash the Stress, Get More Done... and Have More Fun
Kudos to the guy for going 30 days without his phone, Internet, TV, etc. That's what the whole book is about, so it's really unnecessary to give the c ...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
Gone Girl
The story was great. Truly "amazing," you might say. But I hate the ending. HATE it. So many twists & turns. It was a book I couldn't put down &am ...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
Orphan Train
I want to read it again. Slower.

It's true. I feel like I sped through this book, gobbling it up. Now I want to go back & re-read it for the detai
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
I freaking LOVED this book! I can't stop talking about it. I even let my daughter try to win a goldfish at the fair today because of Jane's goldfish. ...more
Jul 04, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
The Girl on the Train
I was reading another book when this one was recommended to me so highly that I put the other book down and began reading this one.

No doubt, many read
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
The Perfume Collector
I was a little confused by the back-and-forth of the time periods, but after about 1/3 of the way through the book, I got the hang of things.

For all t
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
The Skin Type Solution: The Revolutionary Guide To Finding And Caring For Your Skin Type
This book really helped me understand what I need to be using for skincare. I like how the author gives you several choices of what you should use for ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 16, 2007
Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives, &  Ones That Got Away
Very easy to read in an hour or so. It was a nice way to break up the last book & whatever I read next. I could easily have written or been the su ...more
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Jul 31, 2014
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
I Tried To Like This Book. Really, I Did.

I experienced two emotions while reading this book: anger and grief. Through most of the book, I was angry th
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Jan 04, 2015
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
This is my first book for the #ReadHarder challenge. It's nothing I thought it would be. I realize it's been out a while and that everyone is reading ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
A Dangerous Man (Hank Thompson, #3)
I didn't realize until after I had finished this book that it was the third in a series. I really only read it to begin with because it was a free dow ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
This book feels a lot like nonfiction. The characters (Julie's friends) are well-developed and the plot twists (Julie's life) are incredible. I can't ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
Sky of Red Poppies
I don't know for certain how or when I obtained this book. It was on my Kindle and it's a good possibility it was a free download, so I probably read ...more
May 17, 2014
May 09, 2014
Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp
This book is more than just a fat camp story or another memoir. It's raw honesty, full of childlike emotion and great perspective. It's about a girl w ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
Red Sun Blue Earth
**spoiler alert** I downloaded this book several months ago, but finally read it for the #ReadHarder challenge. It's written by an author under the ag ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
Dark Places
It's hard for me to give a book five stars. Usually that comes after I've given it four stars and then I've thought about it a while and come back and ...more
Dec 09, 2014
Nov 29, 2014
City of Light
I would never have picked this book up had it not been for a book club, but I actually feel more enriched after having read it.

It's only fair to note
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomanical, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase
** I downloaded this onto my Kindle & then read it on the Kindle app on my iPhone. There were two mistakes a noted in the electronic version. In o ...more
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
This book will stay with me a very long time. I love the way it is organized. We get to hear the story told in the voice of each character. It's set d ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
The Pact
This book captured my attention right away. The characters were likable & the story mostly believable. There were some parts where I had to suspen ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Yellow Crocus
I downloaded this book for my Kindle because it was free. A challenge was issued at the end of April to read a book(s) with a flower(s) in the titles. ...more
May 31, 2014
May 26, 2014
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
Brilliant, really. I've never worked as a server, but my mom did and my daughter does. I've heard a lot of insider stories, but these are written mast ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
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