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Cold Spring Harbor
There's a certain mortification in love, whether you're falling in love or attempting to keep a weakening love strong, it often carries with it an unc ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Still Alice
While not especially well-written in terms of beautiful prose, the story itself is frightening and real, and the way the story unfolds is almost like ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
Another Pulitzer Prize winning novel (2006). Though very well written & entertaining, I'm not sure it deserved the award. Every other Pulitzer Pri ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal]
I read this because I was so impressed with the film. It's as good as the movie and because we got to get even more inside the head of Judi Dench's ch ...more
Jan 2007
Nov 30, 2007
I decided to read all the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning books from this past decade. I've already read Middlesex (2003 winner) & The Road (20 ...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Young Hearts Crying
Young Hearts Crying feels like one of those stories about children growing up. The stories usually begin with a cast of characters in elementary schoo ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Revolutionary Road
Absolutely fantastic! You know how some books are so beautifully written that it simultaneously makes you want to write & realize you could never ...more
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
Rape: A Love Story
What a difficult yet ultimately rewarding read. The story took turns I never expected & executed plot points that usually end up delivered in such ...more
May 25, 2010
May 28, 2010
The Believers
I did not care for this book. The characters were painfully unlikeable, and one was almost a parody of a fat woman. I suffered through it though becau ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year Of Food Life
What a wank of a book. I stopped reading when Kingsolver's smug, self satisfied story started making uneducated childish fun of vegans. What a family ...more
Aug 22, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Rose Madder

I used to credit this book as my favorite by Stephen King. After rereading it, it's definitely not my favorite. I still really enjoyed it, I'm especia
Jan 31, 2008
Jan 26, 2008
Heart-Shaped Box
This book was recommended by Neil Gaiman. He said that it was so engrossing that he read it while flossing. It was fantastic! And terrifying! It takes ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
The Hour I First Believed
I just finished this day so I'm still letting it sink in. As of now I don't know if I enjoyed it as much as Lamb's other novels, but I do know that I ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 05, 2009
The Mist
I read this many many years ago but had completely forgotten it. I read it again after watching the (excellent) movie a few days ago. The story is jus ...more
Aug 22, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Everything You Know
A quick read full of characters, though broken & sometimes cruel, who I cared about. Sometimes bitterly honest, sometimes beautifully poignant, it ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1)
Yes I'm too old to be reading YA Horror, but I've been sick and reading YA horror novels soothes me. Plus you can read one of these suckers in a coupl ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 15, 2009
The Illusionist
I was in a horrible reading slump for most of the winter. This is the first book that pulled me out of my slump. It was gorgeous.
Feb 2009
Mar 05, 2009
20th Century Ghosts
I really enjoyed this wonderful collection of horror. Joe Hill is my new favorite horror author and should be enjoyed by all fellow fans of fear.
Apr 03, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
Mr. Summer's Story
What a delightful, charming little book! The illustrations only added to the sad whimsical sweetness of the story.
Apr 2010
Apr 19, 2010
The Night Watch
I loved this book! It's still not my favorite Sarah Waters novel. I feel like Fingersmith might always be my favorite, but this book was great, and a ...more
Jan 2007
Nov 30, 2007
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty
I'm really into reading Barbie books this year. For some reason my rinky dink local library is full of fun Barbie books. This book was good, it's a co ...more
Sep 2007
Oct 22, 2007
A Long Way Down
My favorite Nick Hornby book is High Fidelity. This might be my second favorite. It was a fun little story, he's great with characters and keeping you ...more
Sep 2007
Oct 22, 2007
I Am America (And So Can You!)

I didn't get a chance to finish this because I had it on loan from the library for only 2 weeks and it's not the kind of book you just want to sit dow
Jan 31, 2008
Jan 16, 2008
The Abstinence Teacher
I was actually a little disappointed in this book, only because I read all of Tom's books this year and each book had gotten progressively better. I e ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 30, 2007
We Need to Talk About Kevin
I read this book because of this list I came across of the Top 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time ( Boy! D ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
Hater (Hater, #1)
I still think about this book, months later, but something also didn't sit well with me. There's a follow-up that I believe comes out this year or nex ...more
May 08, 2009
May 09, 2009
I originally read this when I was young and remember it terrifying me. It did it again this time around! Carrie is one of my favorite scary movies, as ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 22, 2007
Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby is one of my favourite authors. His characters are flawed but lovable & I find his writing style endearing. I also think his books are ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3)
One of the best books I read this year. The ending was positively delicious and my favorite part, but the rest of the book was so beautifully written ...more
Jan 2007
Nov 30, 2007
Lisey's Story
I really loved this book for a couple of reasons. The first is that Stephen King writes women really well, and this book is narrated by a woman. The s ...more
Aug 2007
Oct 22, 2007
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