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Gone Girl
3.93
Oh, my! This was a spine-tingling read. At times I felt that I was reading something that I shouldn't be reading. This author was amazing at getting m...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
 
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
3.70

Ms. Quindlen's memoir is well written and filled with observations about life and aging that ring true. She addresses such topics as being a daughter,...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
Letters from Skye
3.90
Letters from Skye
This book is written as a series of letters, and when I first started I was a bit apprehensive. However, Ms. Brockmole developed both...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4.00
This book is mesmerizing. The book seems to be a dream mixed with reality. I read it all at one time, not wanting to put it down and not wanting it to...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
3.77
This is the January selection for my Book Group, WOW...Women of Words. This book is a page-turner that I almost finished in one sitting. The writing i...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Heading Out to Wonderful
3.53
Robert Goolrick is an excellent writer. The author's prose is remarkable. I noted many sentences that will be good discussion starters in book club....more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
The Hand That First Held Mine
3.82
This is the second book by this author that I have read. The characters are fascinating, and the theme of the book touched some of my deepest feelings...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
The Maltese Falcon
3.95
The Maltese Falcon
Through research I learned that The Maltese Falcon is one of Dashiell Hammett's most popular and best of his novels. It originally...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
As The Pig Turns (Agatha Raisin, #22)
3.52
This is the 22nd in the adventure series of Agatha Raisin by M.C. Beaton. I recommend this entire series. I really recommend that you read it from the...more
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
This is a compelling and gripping story told in amazing prose. The research that is evident in every page is astounding. The fortitude of these Americ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.78
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is exactly that...Peculiar, and I liked it. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. It is a time-travel,...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
The Third Angel
3.52

I enjoy reading books by Alice Hoffman. This book is actually three stories. The story is of women entangled in unrequited love relationships, plus a...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
3.74
I appreciate the way the author tied the storyline to historical events. The two fires were well researched and presented as part of the story. The tw...more
Mar 03, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
Winter in Full Bloom
3.80
Winter in Full Bloom is a well written Christian romance filled with interesting characters, settings, and family issues. It is a sweet story that sh...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.93
Amazing book. Wonderful writing; great characters; well-developed plot.
I love "big" books - the feel of it as I complete 1/4 and 1/2 and further; not...more
Jan 02, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
The Last Runaway
3.76
This book was both an enjoyable and easy read. I do not always need complexity to enjoy reading about topics that are inherently complex. The book add...more
Jul 04, 2013
Nov 29, 2012
 
The Weird Sisters
3.36
This is my favorite “summer -fun” book. The characters and premise grabbed me, and I eagerly awaited each tilted phrase. This is the first book I have...more
Aug 29, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
The Sandcastle Girls
3.84
I just received my copy of The Sandcastle Girls from the publisher. The book is a tremendous success in relating a tragic story that many, I venture t...more
Jul 27, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
I read the Harkness book because it is the February choice for my daughter's book club so I was interested to see what they had picked. It is well wri...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
The Other Woman (Jane Ryland, #1)
3.64
An excellent mix of mystery, news reporting/news writing, and political twists make this book a fast page turner. The characters are vibrant, agile an...more
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
The Night Circus
4.00
This is an enchanting story that engaged me from the start. The next time I read it, I am going to buy a paperback copy so that I can take it apart fr...more
Sep 15, 2012
Nov 25, 2011
 
A Reliable Wife
3.23
This is a story where the characters are far from perfect; and it was hard to predict if good or evil would prevail in them. Even as more of the chara...more
Jan 29, 2013
Nov 08, 2010
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
The narrator of this novel is Oskar who sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet. His father was killed in the Septe...more
Feb 10, 2014
Jan 01, 2013
 
How We Decide
3.81
This is one of the best books in this area that I have ever read. It captivated my interest immediately and sustained it throughout the book. The insi...more
Jun 2011
Feb 24, 2012
 
Georgia Bottoms
3.35
I was privileged to meet Mark Childress in Jefferson, Texas at Girlfriends' Weekend. He is a great speaker and generous author. We received a pre-publ...more
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Jan 20, 2011
 
Face Time (Charlotte McNally, #2)
3.83
I really enjoyed reading the fast paced novel, Face Time. This is the second book in the Charlie McMally series. Charlie is a veteran tv news reporter...more
Feb 28, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
3.84
This is the second book by Mr. Lehrer that I have read. It is equal in scholarly presentation as How We Decide. The chapters were excellent one by one...more
Oct 2011
Feb 24, 2012
 
The Virgin Blue
3.63
This author is currently one of my favorites. Her books are well-written, researched and fully developed both in characters and plot. This book follow...more
Jan 31, 2012
Dec 29, 2011
 
Drive Time (Charlotte McNally, #4)
3.86
Drive Time has a plot line that is well-thought out with lots of twists and turns. It is very believable and full of action. This book is for those wh...more
Mar 03, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Once Upon a Time, There Was You
3.16
An interesting and easy read. It was haunting and had some unexpected twists in my opinion. The characters and situations were believable and intrigui...more
Nov 19, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
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