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The Fault in Our Stars
When I realized the subject of this book, chosen by my book group, I thought I would loathe it. I can't say how glad I am that I had the opportunity t ...more
Oct 2012
Dec 07, 2012
The Goldfinch
Oh, how I loved this book. The characters are simply amazing. It's a coming-of-age, tragedy, comedy, mystery, love story,art history, character-study, ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell is one of the most thorough researchers in historical fiction and this story of a young man who sails to Japan to work for the Dutch Ea ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 06, 2012
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree: A Novel
stream of consciousness narratives normally leave me cold, but this novella grabbed me from it's first lyrical sentence and wouldn't let me go. I hid ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
This is a little sleeper of a book that transported me into the mind of an elderly African American man suffering from dementia in a journey that was ...more
May 2013
Jul 26, 2013
The Marriage Plot
The Marriage Plot is one of those novels that lures you in with great writing and memorable characters. Truth in advertising compels me to tell you th ...more
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Apr 18, 2012
Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
While this is not Grisham's best novel, it is a novel that will stick with you for a long time. I found the first part a little tedious, but then it g ...more
Jan 2014
Apr 10, 2014
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
If you have children, had children and/or plan to have children or grandchildren, this should be required reading. Not because it's perfect as a resea ...more
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Oct 31, 2013
Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley, #18)
A good yarn. I'll admit to being somewhat addicted to Elizabeth George. She has drawn such compelling characters in Inspector Lynley and Barbara Haver ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Oh my, where do I begin. Eric Schroeder is this lost soul who can't really grasp the world around him. He is born in East Germany and his father takes ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Sweet Tooth
I thoroughly enjoyed this "hall of mirrors" book with all its plot twists and turns. Serena spoke to me, especially in the early days when she was a c ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
The Woman Upstairs
Wow. I read this book on a long plane ride and found it compelling, if deeply disturbing at the same time. 3rd grade teacher, Nora, is a well -liked a ...more
Aug 21, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
This story about a highly dysfunctional family does have a great "reveal" about 1/3 of the way through the book which substantively changes the way we ...more
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Jul 16, 2014
A Place of Greater Safety
While it grabbed me in the beginning, I found this tale of the French Revolution more a highly detailed history book that a novel that consumes you an ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 27, 2012
The Round House
This coming of age/mystery/social justice thriller grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. Joe is an appealing character who tries to make sense ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Believing the Lie (Inspector Lynley, #17)
OK, I'll admit it. Full out Elizabeth George addict. And any of her stories that actually has Barbara Havers working on her hairstyle? Gotta love it. ...more
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Apr 08, 2012
Gone Girl
Grabber of a book that takes you for a good thrill ride -until, like most of these types of books, the ending that left me thinking.....writers almost ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
The Sense of an Ending
This book wraps itself around both your heart and mind and evokes the question: how do remember the story of your own life? Adrian and Tony will linge ...more
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Mar 07, 2012
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Mr. Tough mines a lot of research to tell us what we should already know -that children learn first and deeply from their parents and if they are not ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Oct 22, 2012
The Vacationers
Great beach read that kept me engaged even if I had to suspend belief for all the tidy endings. An enjoyable and engaging story about a family with ma ...more
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Jul 31, 2014
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
This author takes you on a wild ride that never lets up, all done with characters you can believe in and whiplash turns of suspects. it's a great read ...more
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Feb 28, 2013
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. Impressive storytelling, but even more impressive are the accounts of true heroism and endurance.
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Oct 03, 2011
One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2)
I loved the twist and turns and time "warping" in this novel. You had to pay close attention to your characters as the plot switched back and forth ra ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
Caleb's Crossing
Not my favorite Geraldine, but a worthy read, steeped in interesting history.
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Aug 27, 2012
Long Live the King (Love & Inheritance Trilogy, #2)
I feel a bit guilty about liking these books, but they are entertaining, if lacking in depth and even, in some cases, character development. Perfectly ...more
Jun 2013
May 23, 2013
The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8)
If you loved the Dragon Tattoo etc, you will like this even more. Harry Hole is a deeply flawed detective who knoWs it, has been battered by cases tha ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Didn't expect to like this book and I found it utterly fascinating -- good way for us non-economists to understand the basics of what is happening in ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Defending Jacob
Loving this book........
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
The Maid's Version
This is a book I will go back and re-read. Quite honestly, I found it utterly confusing the first time around - it has many changes in perspectives an ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Sep 11, 2013
The Bat (Harry Hole, #1)
Ill admit, I am obsessed with the Jo Nesbo Harry Hole series. The Bat is the first of the series and leads our dark and intense Norwegian detective do ...more
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Aug 24, 2013
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