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The Wall
3.98
I read The Wall because it was assigned to me as part of a German Women Writers in Translation course. Wait... don't stop reading, quite yet... I had ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
The Bone People
4.06
The Bone People is, quite simply, the most powerful, moving, stunning book I have ever read. The characters are well drawn. I wanted to hate Joe, but ...more
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Aug 19, 2011
 
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2)
3.75
This was a terrific, funny book. Book two of the Shopaholic series sees Becky and her boyfriend Luke moving to New York so he can set up a new office ...more
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Aug 18, 2011
 
The Meaning of Jesus
3.92
I am not a theologian, and as such, I can't review or evaluate this book on that level. I am a Christian who was raised in the Anglican Church, and I' ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do
4.10
I read this book because I am a child and youth care worker, and I think it is important to read materials that are influencing current thinking. As a ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
The Quest for Christa T.
3.69
This is a difficult book to describe. The author is writing about the life of a woman she knew who is destroyed by life under the communist regime in ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
A Year by the Sea
3.91
I wanted to like this book. Truly, I wanted to love it. I just couldn't. I don't necessarily have a problem with needing a trial separation from one's ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
 
Nurture by Nature: How to Raise Happy, Healthy, Responsible Children Through the Insights of Personality Type
4.11
This book takes the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and applies it to parenting. The book is supposed to help parents identify their child's personality t ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
Unravelled
3.03
I liked this book. It was definitely was funny in parts. I especially appreciated the fast pace of the novel. It held my attention and I was able to r ...more
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Aug 24, 2012
 
Patterns of Childhood
4.12
This novel is Christa Wolf's fictionalized account of growing up in Nazi Germany. This is a story about war, history, memory, and learning from our mi ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows
4.17
I loved this book. I found it completely inspiring. It did change my thinking around God. We read it in a study group at church, led by my Pastor. It' ...more
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We the Living
3.86
I thought this was an excellent novel, regardless of where you sit politically. I certainly don't share Rand's philosophies.Don't prejudge the novel a ...more
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Aug 18, 2011
 
Sheer Mischief
3.81
There are lots of things I liked about this book. I liked the main character and her relationship with her sister, as well as with the main male. I li ...more
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Aug 24, 2012
 
The Moral Sense
3.80
I normally wouldn't give a book that is this slow such a high rating. Some of the chapters are longer than they need to be. Despite that, Wilson's arg ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
4.04
I know that seems like a low rating for a classic author like Carnegie, so I feel compelled to let readers of this review know that it doesn't mean so ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
Breathing Lessons
3.65
I am a huge Anne Tyler fan - I want to read her entire collection. Because this novel won a Pulitzer, I was concerned it would not live up to the hype ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
Emma
3.97
Emma is the first Jane Austen novel I ever read, and 22 years later it's still my favorite. It's also the most accessible, easy to read Austen novel. ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
Family Pictures
3.80
This book is gripping - spellbinding in parts, in fact. There were times I absolutely could not put it down. Miller has a way of bringing people and s ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber: The Katya Livingston Chronicles
2.71
I won't spend too much time recapping the plot, because others have done it, and really, it's a thin plot to begin with. It's just basically the story ...more
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Aug 16, 2011
 
Earthly Possessions
3.72
This is my fourth Anne Tyler novel, and although I liked it a bit better than The Tin Can Tree, it is still not on par with Breathing Lessons or The A ...more
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Aug 16, 2011
 
Election
3.86
This book is definitely not bad, per se. I just didn't love as much as I expected I would. It was a quick read. Perotta is a decent writer. The action ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In
3.83
This is the first book I've read on the issue of negotiation. The book is easy to read, and the authors use good, solid examples to illustrate the tec ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
3.60
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is an intriguing exploration of cultural and generational conflicts. I read it because I loved "The Joy Luck C ...more
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Aug 20, 2011
 
Walk on: The Spiritual Journey of U2
3.78
I am not one to read books about rock bands, even ones as influential as U2. But after seeing them in concert, and reading some things about them on t ...more
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Aug 16, 2011
 
Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach
3.85
I liked this book; I really did. It had alot of good points. I appreciated the way that the author took one case and carried it all the way through as ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
Summer Sisters
3.81
Like most women who grew up in the 70s, I was a huge fan of Judy Blume's children's books. This is the first time I've read one of her adult novels. I ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
Ladder of Years
3.71
Other reviewers have encapsulated the plot, so won't go into detail about it. Basically, it's the story of what happens to a woman when one day she ju ...more
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Aug 16, 2011
 
A Year of Samantha
2.00
I have to confess that there were points at which I was highly tempted to give up on this book. Really, I pondered throwing against the wall. It was q ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
Making Minty Malone
3.35
The story has already been described - Minty gets dumped on her wedding day, and the book covers how she gets over that hurt. Right from the beginning ...more
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Aug 16, 2011
 
Norwegian Wood
4.02
I found that this book was hard to get into at first. I read about a chapter and a half and needed a break. Once I picked it up again, I was hooked.

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