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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I admit to scoffing a bit when it was suggested I read this book. When I realized it was erotic fiction all I could picture was cheesy romance novels ...more
May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012
Godless: The Church of Liberalism
Before reviewing, I feel the need to disclose my political leanings. While I have voted Democratic in the past, it pains me. I consider myself a moder ...more
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
Better than the first! Still heavy on the sex, but more substance and a deeper dive into all the characters. If you're thinking of not reading this fo ...more
May 12, 2012
May 10, 2012
Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You.
I don't often really strongly recommend books, but I absolutely loved this book. LOVED IT. Meredith's snarky and comical musings on her journey as a ' ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Taming Your Alpha Bitch: How to be Fierce and Feminine (and Get Everything You Want!)
This one had so much potential but really lacked substance. I found this read to be short, flat and hokey, and reading it almost made me want to be mo ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Behind the Veils of Yemen: How an American Woman Risked Her Life, Family, and Faith to Bring Jesus to Muslim Women
Behind the Veils of Yemen by Audra Grace Shelby offers keen insight into the unique plight of the Muslim women of Yemen through the eyes of a highly d ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
The Secret Life of Bees
“Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the hum ...more
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
Twenties Girl
This was a bit of a slow starter, but when I got about half-way through it I just couldn't put it down. Kinsella is such a good story-teller and I rea ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
Mary, Queen of France (Tudor Saga, #9)
A good, not fantastic read about Mary, Queen of France, focusing upon her challenges in love including her unwilling marriage to King Louis of France ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Sobering look into military life as told through the stories of (3) Indiana women in the Nat'l Guard and their wartime tours. While it's only 1 view, ...more
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
Daughters for a Time
"Maybe heartache is more normal than the absence of it."

This book is laced with stories of pain, loss, and emptiness, but I found a beauty in it. May
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running
Short, sweet read chalk full of endearing tales of what running has meant to a variety of women in their individual life journeys. I love a story abou ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Keeping Faith
Wasn't expecting to like this, but I did. Lots of plots in this one including infidelity, depression, broken family dynamics, divorce, finding new lov ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
I was so close to putting this back thinking I would hate it, and I'm glad I didn't. The book written throughout from the point of view of a 5 year ol ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
Overall, I read the series kicking and screaming but did really like it.

Pros--easy read, suspenseful, interesting to see the characters in this distu
May 19, 2012
May 13, 2012
A Thousand Splendid Suns
If you liked The Kite Runner, you should love this. I liked this one better and feel deeply affected by it on some level. Both of Hosseini's books are ...more
Jun 03, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
The Lemon Grove
A poor man's Kite Runner focusing on love and loss for one's childhood love of a woman and his country. Set in war-ravaged Iran, the story is heartbre ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
The Thirteenth Tale
Absolutely loved this. The writing is stunningly beautiful throughout and the plot contains constant twists. It's a rare page turner and one that's dr ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
My Drowning
A dark and hard to read peek into a southern 'trash' family and one girl's resillent spirit of survival. Not a pleasant read, and at times extremely h ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Truth About Love and Lightning
A beautiful and lighthearted read about love and family. Without going into a formal review, it was a lovely read and one i'd recommed to anyone looki ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
Confessions of a Slacker Wife
I had expected Confessions of a Slacker Wife to be a hilarious account of woman's struggles to manage it all and fail miserably. What you really get i ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Just as riveting and suspenseful as the first. An absolute page turner, filled with deep character development and a sad and complex commentary on hum ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames: My Insane Life Raising Two Boys with Autism
Good humor and interesting look at autism...light on substance...
Jun 23, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Gone Girl
Dark and disturbing commentary on love and family much in the way of Flynn's first two books. Flynn does a great job writing heavily flawed characters ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Just as riveting as the last two books. The only drawback is there were a LOT of names to keep track of, but the story is just as deep and layered as ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
The Help
Loved the movie, loved the book more. The charm and humanity of the characters really came alive for me in this read. Recommend.
Nov 04, 2014
Oct 08, 2012
Can You Keep a Secret?
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Plain Truth
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Harvesting the Heart
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
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