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The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival
There was so much of this that hit so close, maybe too close, to home. As a survivor of domestic violence, the patterns of behavior are those that I g ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Still Alice
This is the book that my book group has chosen for September. I have already read it, but it's fairly short and a wonderful read, so I may just have t ...more
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Aug 29, 2011
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
I've never been a short story person. Even when I was five, I was hooked on Winnie the Pooh because it seemed like it would never end. But I'd heard s ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
An absolutely incredible book about the strength of human spirit under the harshest of conditions. You cheer, you hope, and you pray for the character ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
The Hurricane Sisters
Not one of my favorite Dorothea books. The plot didn't have a lot of substance...was it about DV? Dysfunctional families or a girl coming of age?

I wa
May 06, 2015
May 06, 2015
The Art of Racing in the Rain
**spoiler alert** Just started and read the first 100 pages without stopping. Granted the font is rather large, but the story is WONDERFUL!

August 10
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
I fell in love with this woman and her family and her story of rebuilding. But the way the book was written, I felt as though I was in the Tsunami - b ...more
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
Gift from the Sea
How this book didn't fall into my life before now is a mystery. Nearly every sentence spoke to me and gave me 'ah-ha' moments.

Thank you Anne Morrow L
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
Gone Girl
Oh! My! GOD! Amazing twists and turns...I was constantly amazed at what was going on. But then again, my father was an attorney, so I live for these k ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
John and I listened to this on our various trips around the state in November. Even he really enjoyed the book.

It was really neat to learn how one per
Dec 2011
Nov 01, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
Wonderful characters, beautifully written. Tragically sad. My fastest read this summer. 5 days.
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Jul 20, 2014
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
I got sucked in by the Oprah interview. Had some funny spots in it, but not great.
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May 06, 2011
A Bend in the Road
My first Nicholas Sparks....pretty cliche, but a nice beach read.
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May 06, 2011
The Last Original Wife
I so needed some fun fiction and this book was perfect.
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Nov 04, 2013
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
The writing was incredible!
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Hmmmm, tough one to rate. It took awhile to get into, but then it took off....didn't see the end coming at all.

I liked all of the characters and I lov
Apr 11, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I remember reading a review about how an unprepared, spoiled, Midwest girl could dare take to the PCT trail on her own and almost never read this book ...more
Nov 26, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
The Invention of Wings
My favorite book so far this year. Believable characters and storyline. Love every reading moment!
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 01, 2014
Beach Trip
I wish that I had taken so long to finish this read because I think I would have enjoyed it more. I found it confusing to keep track of the characters ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
A Visit from the Goon Squad
This is one book that you really should sit down and read straight through. I did enjoy it and the characters were realistic. My problem was, that I w ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)

FINALLY! So glad I finished this and will not be reading the others. I'm not opposed to erotic, but the writing was juvenile and repetitive.

May 12, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Defending Jacob
There were more twists and turns in the last three chapters than in the entire book. This would have been a book that I would have read in a weekend. ...more
Mar 2014
Jan 01, 2014
The Book Thief
I have not fallen in love with a cast of characters this hard in a long time. I laughed with them, hoped and feared for them, and even cried out loud. ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
The Fridgularity
Hate it. Made it half way through and I give up.

I'm not sure why, but it just didn't grab me as interesting or funny. Just ludicrous. But then again,
Jun 27, 2013
May 02, 2013
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

I thought that this was slower than the Hunger Games, but the last chapters will suck you in and leave you ready to buy the Book 3.

Off I go!
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Vacationers
A nice beach read. Mind candy. Fun.
Sep 07, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
A Soldier of the Great War
The language, the characters, the story...beautifully written, engaging, fell so in love with all of the characters.
May 10, 2013
Aug 03, 2012
How to Be a Woman
Hilarious audiobook! Got a little repetitive about half way through, but all in all an enjoyable listen.
Feb 11, 2013
Nov 18, 2012
The Boys of Everest
The narrator was a little bit hard to understand. Story line wasn't that great...
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
The Friday Night Knitting Club
Listening to the audio book right now during travel and knitting time.
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Jul 30, 2011
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