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Guilt (Alex Delaware, #28)
Alex & Milo still crack me up, but the mystery was a little weak. Won't stop me from reading the next one, live these guys!
Feb 09, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
This may be the best book in the series, provided you don't mind dd. these books just keep getting weirder and weirder, but in the best sort of way.
Sep 06, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The Lady Elizabeth

An interesting read for Tudor fans. In stark contrast from The Lady in the Tower, which was pure historical research, but an enjoyable read.
May 08, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Witty and quirky fun!
not set
Jul 09, 2013
Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All The Wrong Questions, #1)
Same old, same old...
not set
Dec 23, 2013
One Year in Coal Harbor (Coal Harbour #2)
Everything on a Waffle was better, but this was a respectable showing.
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
The Lacuna
Pure beauty.
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
We Are Water
Better than The Hour I First Believed, still can't top I Know This Much is True.
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Murdered Family: Mystery of the Wolf Family Murders
The writing was poor, the dialogue abysmal, but the story kept me hooked. Of regional interest.
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
I started out thinking, "Bizarre little book" got into it in the middle, and ended up thinking "Bizarre little book."
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Going Bovine
Weird, but in a mostly good way. A modern Don Quixote adventure for teens.
Jun 07, 2014
May 29, 2014
The Bingo Palace
This book didn't really seem to have a resolution and I ended it feeling like I'd read all of that only to find at the end that I had no clue.
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
The Golem and the Jinni
Spell-binding. I could not put it down!
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
Read it. Even if, like me, you don't want to. It has a little something for everybody: sci-fi, vampires...and for those of us who don't like sci-fi or...more
Jan 2013
Dec 04, 2012
Great Expectations

Not my favorite Dickens, but at least I can now say I've read it.
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Along with Anna K. And Madame B., I just can't take old fashioned books by white males about troubled women and their poor choices and bad situations.
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Depressing...but then I tend to like my books that way.
not set
Mar 21, 2012
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
Not my favorite in this series, but I will likely forge on. Whatever this book lacked in plot, the author made up for it with inventiveness.
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
not set
Jan 05, 2012
The Real Boy
It took me a long time to get into thus one, but once it hooked me I finished it in one night.
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
Let the Great World Spin
I loved this book. The way the lives of each character are interwoven is sometimes predictable, sometimes surprising, but always moving. Plus the tigh...more
Apr 18, 2012
Nov 12, 2011
The Book Thief
Amazing. Just amazing. Cannot stop thinking about it.
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Dead End in Norvelt
A bizarre little book, which is why I loved it!
May 09, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
The Burgess Boys
I read this book because i loved Olive Kitteridge. This book is no Olive Kitteridge, but it is far from the worst book Ive read this summer.
Jul 20, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
The Night Strangers
I first read Bohjalian's "Skeletons at the Feast" and soon added everything he has ever written to my reading list. This one was a bit of a disappoint...more
Apr 06, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
This book moved me to tears for the agents who have lived the rest of their lives with the guilt of wondering what they could have done differently. T...more
Dec 19, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

At first I wasn't too sure about this book, but on page 71 Oskar Schell won my heart with, "I mean, have you ever finished a candy bar and not wanted...more
Jul 14, 2012
Dec 27, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Solid, very solid, but I wanted more background information on how the world ( city? country?) arrived at this point. Maybe in the next book.
Apr 19, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
The Sandcastle Girls
I like historical fiction, especially went is a good plot in a setting with which I am not familiar. I learned a lot about the Armenian genocide from...more
Feb 07, 2013
Aug 20, 2012
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Well written, interesting, and a spy on every corner. The only thing missing is a happy ending. Just couldn't give 5 stars to a book about the creatio...more
Aug 06, 2013
Nov 26, 2012