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Behind the Candelabra
3.35
I choose this as an airplane read when Amazon offered it for $1.99, curious to read the source material for the HBO film. Thorson had a good ghost wri...more
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.26
Had this book not been recommended by someone whose opinion I respect, I never would have read it. That would have been a shame, as I would have misse...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
Like Larson's earlier books, most notably Devil in the White City, one of my favorite books that year, this book is a fine work of literary journalism...more
Aug 07, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
Dharma Punx: A Memoir
3.73
Levine offers a fast-paced story of how he moved from an early life of drug abuse and crime to recovery from addiction and a life grounded in service...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
 
The Age of Miracles
3.65
This was another novel I had a hard time putting down. Like The Last Policeman, which I read just before this, this book explores a world on the verge...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
Gone Girl
3.93
A great beach read--a psychological thriller full of keen observations, strong writing, believable characters (often doing some rather unbelievable th...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
I wanted to see what all of the hype was about and, overall, the book didn't disappoint. It's surprisingly dark and frank for a novel geared toward yo...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.15
This book snuck up on me. I wasn't expecting much, and I worried that, based on the initial premise as described in the summary, it was going to be to...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
The Snow Queen
3.13
As others have observed, there is little in the way of traditional plot here, which is not necessarily a problem for me as a reader. Overall, though,...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4.03
Highly recommended. This first novel is beautifully written and wise. The author shows great restraint in telling a story that could have easily becom...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
 
Freedom
3.67
I had forgotten how much I love Franzen's writing: his complex, flawed, but ultimately sympathetic characters, his range as a writer, writing as convi...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
 
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)
3.74
This was an enjoyable, quick read, a mystery set in a sort of "pre-apocaplyptic" world. It's not really a "spoiler" to reveal that the world is predic...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
The Family Man
3.48
A quick, light read--fun and frothy
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
None
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
The God of Small Things
3.88
None
Jan 15, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
None
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
4.08
None
Jun 03, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
I Capture the Castle
3.99
None
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
 
Midnight's Children
4.01
None
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
3.88
None
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
 
One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2)
3.76
None
not set
Jun 04, 2013
 
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
None
not set
Jul 03, 2011
 
Oxygen
3.21
None
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
3.79
None
not set
Jun 04, 2013
 
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
3.91
None
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
 
Candy Everybody Wants
3.40
None
not set
Jun 04, 2013
 
I Love You, Beth Cooper
3.29
None
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
 
The Condition
3.48
None
Oct 03, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
House of Light
4.36
None
not set
Jun 04, 2013
 
The Brimstone Wedding
3.78
None
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
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