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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.28
I know a book is outstanding when I can't find a single fault with it. In this book I could identify with every major character. The plot runs a verit ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Apr 23, 2011
 
99
The Golem and the Jinni
4.09
It would have been interesting enough to read about either one, but Helene Wecker gives us the tale of both a golem and a jinni trying their best to b ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
85
Un Lun Dun
3.81
If there was an award given for most imagination used in a novel, China Miéville would have more trophies than he would know what to do with.
The man r
...more
Dec 03, 2012
Jun 12, 2011
 
97
The Martian
4.35
If we land on Mars in the near future a conversation with an astronaut and mission control could go like this:
Astronaut: We have a malfunction in the
...more
Oct 29, 2014
Dec 03, 2013
 
79
The Graveyard Book
4.09
Once upon a time and not in a galaxy far, far away I wouldn't read any YA book. Then along came a guy some of you have heard of named Potter and chang ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Sep 24, 2011
 
92
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
4.17
THIS is how you write a dystopian novel. No stupid unnecessary love triangles. No inane quests. No silly dialogue thrown in to add to the word count a ...more
Mar 09, 2014
Jul 05, 2013
 
63
Ready Player One
4.30
This book is fantastic. Perhaps even borderline incredible. And I do not hand out superlatives in reviews like they are candy mints. Whether it be cha ...more
Sep 11, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
90
Angelmaker
3.97
This could have been called A Chip Off the Old Block since the author is the son of John Le Carré. And a tip of the hat to Nick Harkaway for not usi ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
84
The One and Only Ivan
4.20
Give me a story about animals and I’m there. Make them talk and I am so there.
If you have a fondness for animals, you will love this book. A wonderful
...more
Nov 20, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
75
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.10
I'm like a termite in a lumber yard, I don't know where to begin. This book literally grabbed me from the first sentence. It's amazingly creative and ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
93
Night Film
3.75
I wasn't thrilled with Special Topics in Calamity Physics however the book was so well written despite all the damn parentheses I made a mental note ...more
Mar 19, 2014
May 07, 2013
 
64
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
I tend to approach classics with a certain amount of trepidation. Which explains why it took me so long to get to this. I've found a goodly number to ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Sep 19, 2011
 
94
City of Stairs
4.20
Holy schiznit this was incredible! The gods of this world are long dead. Or are they? What starts as a simple murder investigation leads to a situatio ...more
May 24, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
 
81
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.99
This simply is one of the best fantasy stories I have ever read whether YA or otherwise. This is a modern-day Alice In Wonderland. I’m not sure there ...more
Sep 06, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
83
At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
4.05
It took a long time, but finally here is the first short story collection from Kij Johnson. There are 17 stories, and quite a few of them have won maj ...more
Oct 28, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
82
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
3.85
In a word: epic.
If I didn’t know better I would say that this novel was written by an author who has spent many years honing his craft, but amazingly
...more
Sep 30, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
74
Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
4.27
I don't usually rave about a book but that's what is going to happen, I know it. This book is an amazing conclusion to a marvelous trilogy that just k ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Jul 13, 2011
 
91
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
4.02
I could kick myself for waiting to read this novel because as soon as I read the first sentence I knew that I should’ve gotten to it sooner.

With “I re
...more
May 22, 2013
Jun 21, 2012
 
62
Northeast Snowstorms - 2 Volume Set: Vol. I: Overview; Vol. II: The Cases
5.00
If you live in the northeast and are really interested in the weather, that automatically makes you a snow nut. This book is the best ever that deals ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
 
98
Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age
4.33
If you find science interesting, boy is this ever the book for you. Dealing with electronics but ranging from the discovery of static electricity to t ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
 
69
International Cloud Atlas, Vol. 2
4.60
By far the best book I've ever read on clouds. Numbers at the margin of each photo refer to the cloud types so they are easy to locate and the text ex ...more
Feb 03, 2012
May 02, 2011
 
96
The Supernatural Enhancements
3.65
One of the nicest things about being a reader is finding an outstanding book by a writer you've never heard of before. I really enjoyed this book. It ...more
Jun 28, 2014
May 01, 2014
 
77
Einstein: His Life and Universe
4.04
This is precisely how a biography should be. Expertly researched and masterfully written, this book is as brilliant as Albert Einstein himself
May 20, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
4
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
4.01
It's interesting how many fans of Samuel Langhorne Clemens aren't even aware that this book exists. I should know, I was one once too. This is a ficti ...more
Feb 16, 2012
May 08, 2011
 
11
The Night Circus
4.00
Erin Morgenstern has an incredible imagination. Some books reach a sort of magical plateau that goes beyond great writing. This is one of those. The d ...more
Nov 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
57
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
This book is a monumental work of non-fiction. It tells of amazing heroism and fortitude during World War II. One cannot help but come away with profo ...more
Jul 14, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
50
The Bonfire of the Vanities
3.76
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May 12, 2011
 
29
Norstrilia
4.07
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Apr 18, 2011
 
27
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
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Apr 18, 2011
 
55
Clans of the Alphane Moon
3.75
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Apr 18, 2011
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