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Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier
4.20
It is impossible to understand what these adventurers faced as they set out on their trek. Space travel to new areas is the only thing I can compare t...more
Jul 2002
Oct 24, 2007
 
Priestblock 25487 : a memoir of Dachau
4.16
I read this book in a couple of hours. As a teenager I visited Dachau which is now a monument. The overwhelming feeling of misery and death surrounded...more
Jun 05, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.72
I read this book before so much of the debate arose. I thought the book was a great adventure story and an entertaining NOVEL. Do I believe it is true...more
Jan 2004
Jun 06, 2008
 
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
3.93
Just when I thought this series couldn't sink any lower-it did! How sad to glorify a relationship with a control freak. Making controlling every aspec...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
3.93
I cannot recommend this book. The storyline deteriorates and becomes basically a discourse on how many different ways one can engage in sexual activit...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
Unshakeable Faith: One Family's Story of Loss and the Strengthening of Their Faith
5.00
A very powerful story about a family's journey through their young daughter's battle with terminal cancer. The Mays' candidly describe the challenges...more
May 26, 2013
May 20, 2013
 
The Dovekeepers
3.99
I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down when other duties called. My knowledge of this historical event was almost nil. The wom...more
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
The Help
4.44
I loved this book. I started reading it about 8pm on Tuesday, read until Midnight, picked it up at 11 this morning and just finished it at 3. It's a v...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
 
Colony
4.02
This book seemed to go on forever! I didn't hate it, but for some reason I didn't like it either. It took days to read and I was left with a sense of...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
4.17
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about President James Garfield. My knowledge about him and his presidency was limited at best. The story was engaging,...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
The Lifeboat
3.21
I did not like this book at all! I had read many rave reviews and heard only good things, but I didn't agree. I thought the book was boring and tediou...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.10
The story was told from a child's perspective and provided a different way of looking at life in the segregated south. I found it difficult to track t...more
Jul 31, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.68
I put one star so it didn't look like I forgot to rate the book. This series is disturbing on so many levels and I'm not even referring to the sex. Th...more
Jun 08, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
A Pearl In the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
3.77
This is an incredible book, and like many incredible books, truth is stranger than fiction. When I first heard about this book, I thought, "You've got...more
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
Maine
3.31
So-so. I read it easily and actually was interested to get back to the story because I kept thinking something notable would happen. Nothing notable h...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
My Story
3.71
This story is a quick read that chronicles Elizabeth Smart's nine months in captivity. Many of the details are deeply disturbing but her strong spirit...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
 
The Aviator's Wife
3.86
I really enjoyed the first 100 or so pages and then I began to lose interest. I had to return the book to the library and wait several weeks to get it...more
Jun 21, 2013
May 31, 2013
 
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
4.18
This is a very interesting book describing how individuals vary greatly in how they give and receive love. If you are having difficulty understanding...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
Forgiveness: Following Jesus into Radical Loving
4.06
I read this book as part of a penance received during a Lenten Reconciliation Service. Forgiveness is not easy business for most humans, and I am no e...more
Apr 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls #2)
4.04
Sequel to "Shanghai Girls". If you liked the first one, you will probably enjoy the sequel. It's a quick, entertaining read.
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
The story is engaging and a very quick read. The sentence structure was poor enough to be distracting in a few areas.
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Female Brain
3.79
Very fascinating look at the female brain as well as the major differences between male and female with science as support.
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
Room
3.95
The book is written from the perspective of a 5-year old and became tiresome for me.
May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Christmas Presence: Twelve Gifts That Were More Than They Seemed
3.88
I liked the short stories about the authors' true meaning of Christmas.
Jan 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
3.59
This is a quick, enjoyable read. I read it in a few hours.
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
3.57
A quick, engaging read. I read this in an afternoon.
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Another engaging story and fast read.
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Under The Banner Of Heaven
3.96
In every religion there are extremists who branch off and pervert the intention of the mainstream believers. The LDS Church is not exempt, as shown in...more
Oct 2003
May 25, 2008
 
Sister of My Heart
3.95
Very enthralling novel.
Jan 2002
Apr 23, 2009
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.95
A sweet story.
Mar 10, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
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