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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.69
Many reviewers focus on what they see as a bizarre, unequal, and abusive relationship between the main protaganists billionaire business man Christia ...more
Jan 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.76
This is not my favorite style of writing. That being said, there are parts of the book that were not only beautiful, but that carried me along on a ri ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
 
The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales #2)
3.67
This is a classic novel of the American frontier and its people, circa 1757. Part of The Leatherstocking Tales, this novel delineates a highly romanti ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2011
 
The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2)
3.99

**Spoilers**

Author Sandra Byrd tells the tale of Kateryn (Katherine) Parr, last wife of King Henry VIII, through the eyes os fictional character Juli
...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.97
I saw this book on NPR's Best Books of 2013 list. Usually I don't care about lists, but the brief description caught my attention. This is an innovat ...more
Dec 18, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
 
Three Maids for a Crown: A Novel of the Grey Sisters
3.93
To begin with, I'm required to let everyone know that I received this book for free in a giveaway from the publisher. That being said, it still would ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
"...[A] mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." And that is how Lord Tyrion Lannister suddenly became my new favor ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
 
Jasmine Nights
3.37
This is a novel of World War II as experienced by two British young people: Saba Tarcan, a half-Welsh half-Turkish singer recruited to sing for the t ...more
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
The Almond Tree
4.16
**Spoilers**
**I won this book through a Goodreads Giveaway**

This was an excellent book that really made me think. Michelle Cohen Corasanti has crafte
...more
Jan 02, 2013
Nov 24, 2012
 
Elizabeth I: The Novel
3.88
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II, Act III, scene i, line 31. Well, that would describe Elizabeth's e ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
The King's Curse (The Cousins' War, #6)
3.89
This is another novel of the Tudor era set in the court of King Henry VIII. It is innovative in that it is from the viewpoint of Lady Margaret Pole, a ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Apr 07, 2013
 
Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife
3.50
I received this book in a Goodreads First-Reads promotion. Also, I happen to be friends with the author, which apparently didn't help with my selecti ...more
Jun 29, 2013
Nov 01, 2012
 
Lincoln
4.17
I am sitting in stunned silence after having finished Lincoln. Author Gore Vidal handled the end of the President's life in a powerful, yet poignant w ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Dec 26, 2013
 
Shadow on the Crown
3.79
Christmas 1001 and Saxon King Aethelred II's queen consort has died giving birth to their eleventh child. But that is not the only thing plaguing the ...more
Mar 15, 2013
Sep 19, 2012
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
I've wanted to read this for a long time and I finally got to it. What strikes me first is that F. Scott Fitzgerald's ("FSF'") writing is very spare; ...more
Oct 17, 2014
Jul 30, 2011
 
The Elephant Song
3.67
A short, but elegant play which engages the reader with verbal fencing and subterfuge between the main characters. The psychological duel between Dr. ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
Star Trek
3.83
Good book, not great. Definitely a movie tie-in. Gives some details glossed over in the movies, especially concerning Captain Pike's capture by Nero. ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2011
 
Ghost Of Flight 401
3.53
Creepy, because there were so many purported sightings of this pilot's ghost after the tragic crash in the Everglades.
not set
Jul 30, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
This is a well-written fast-paced book with great dialog. While reading, I completely lost any sense that this was Young Adult Fiction; it instead wa ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Oct 26, 2012
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
4.03
Loved it... read it many years ago. So different from any of the movie versions.
not set
Jul 30, 2011
 
Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen
3.50
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Jan 07, 2013
 
Lipstick Jungle
3.35
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Aug 06, 2011
 
Empire Falls
3.88
None
Feb 18, 2012
Aug 06, 2011
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
4.27
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Aug 06, 2011
 
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
4.13
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Aug 11, 2011
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
3.95
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Sep 18, 2012
Aug 11, 2011
 
To Hold the Crown (Tudor Saga #1)
3.64
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Aug 12, 2011
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.25
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Jul 25, 2014
Aug 14, 2011
 
Lady of the English
4.01
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Aug 15, 2011
 
The Virgin Queen's Daughter
4.00
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Aug 15, 2011
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