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Slave: My True Story
What a book - I cried and my heart broke. The language of the book is easy and simplistic. The story is told, with no literary embellishments and in t ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
The black and white pictures in this book told a captivating story. This really, and very simply, brought home what it was like for black kids trying ...more
May 30, 2012
May 27, 2012
The Lunatic
I found myself laughing out lood on more than one occasion and all week I've been telling everybody that "pum pum rule". To get this book, you have to ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 10, 2011
The Twelve (The Passage, #2)
I really liked The Passage, the 1st book in the series, and this, the 2nd installment, doesn't disappoint. The pace is MUCH faster than in the 1st boo ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
Let the Right One In
This is one weird vampire book - definitely more like a psychological thriller. I thought it took a little while to get going, but once it did, it ble ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
The Age of Miracles
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Emily Janice Card. The narrator did a pretty good job, but I thought she read very slowly, and the book itself ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Fevre Dream
George Martin sure knows how to write! He gave me everything with Fevre Dream - a delicious, well thought out plot, characters that were deep and deta ...more
Aug 30, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Loved this - it's not easy to read and keep everything straight as there is so much going on BUT I wanted to. It's so well written that I was invested ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
This is my favorite book of the series. I liked the other 2, but wasn't in love with them, but now I see what all the fuss is about. To say this book ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
The Golem and the Jinni
This is a beautifully written book that gave me all the feels. I loved that Wecker gave us a fantasy novel set in a historical period, that mixed Midd ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Bird Box
The premise of this book is super-intriguing - all of a sudden, people start dying / killing themselves after seeing "something." We get to experience ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Island Beneath the Sea
Really excellent. This is the fist book I've read by Allende. My book club chose it and everyone "liked" it. But, it's sometimes hard to read books ab ...more
Apr 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
Whereas the first book in this series was beautiful and light and interesting and dramatic, this 2nd book, while also beautifully written, is dark, da ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
The Goldfinch
It is UNBELIEVABLE to me that David Pittu is the sole narrator of the audiobook of The Goldfinch. He does the voice of the characters (accents and all ...more
May 03, 2014
May 18, 2014
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
This is a thick book, but the pacing was spot-on so I never felt bored, or that it was rambling. Instead, I was held captive by the the story, engaged ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
Bray does an excellent job of capturing the 1920's setting & feel of Manhattan with it's speakeasies, the culture of the flappers and the burgeoni ...more
Mar 31, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
Three Strong Women
The stories were complex, deep, dark, ugly and powerful. The last one was my favorite - brilliant, and heart-breaking, and sad, and depressing. Actual ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Really 2.5 but I'm being generous and rounding up. This plot just didn't grab me. It felt too contrived and artificial - as if the author wrote one bo ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Red Moon
I'm split straight in the middle on this book. There were many things I liked, and many things I didn't like. What I liked - the premise and the plot. ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Jan 08, 2014
2312 has been nominated for MANY science fiction book awards, and it's also my FIRST "did not finish" book of the year, and my first in more than 2 ye ...more
May 13, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Radiant Days: A Novel
The characters in this book were definitely memorable - Anthony ... dude I kept hoping you would get a clue; Gisela - selfish, skanky biatchhh; and Ma ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
Why We Broke Up
I listened to the audiobook version - the narrator was amazing (as usual). But, the book ... oh I am SO glad this is a short book, otherwise I don't t ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
At first, I was very engaged in the story, the intrigue as to what he wanted her to do, and her trying to decide what to do. But then, things started ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)
This young adult vampire novel was pretty darn good. The only reason this is not a "5" is because I read Let The Right One In before this - and it had ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
I have never watched a full episode of The Office and I rarely read non-fiction, but I heard a lot of good things about this, and since it was a relat ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Pure (Pure, #1)
Forget about dystopian novels where the World seems dark but then there's hope ... this novel is bleak, depressing & the World painted is horrifyi ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
I really liked Cinder, the first book in the series, Cinder, but at the end of my discussion I said, "My only complaint is that this book is left so t ...more
May 17, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)
I listened to the audiobook, and, as with most translated works, I adored the fact that I could get the proper pronunciation for names & places. T ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
The Help
The audiobook version is FANTASTIC! The narrators did an amazing job, so if you have a choice - go for the audiobook version.

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Sep 09, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
More like 3.5 but in this case, rounded down. This book took me a long time to read, and it's not even that big! I actually really like the premise of ...more
May 11, 2013
May 13, 2013
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