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Kafka on the Shore
4.12
I really disliked this book. It in fact made me angry to read it or sometimes to even think about reading it. It started off with an interesting premi ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
About Grace
3.47
This book tells the story of David Winkler, a man who has dreams that are premonitions of the future. It was beautifully written with amazing imagery ...more
May 28, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Winter of Fire
4.32
I re-read this book to fulfill the "book from your childhood" category of the 2015 Reading Challenge as it was my favorite book for many years as I wa ...more
May 29, 2015
Dec 06, 2007
 
A Map of Home
3.70
This book tells the story of a girl, Nidali, growing up in Kuwait during the time before and during the Iraqi invasion, eventually fleeing to Egypt an ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
 
The Prince of Tides
4.20
I enjoyed most of this book. When I read the first ten pages or so, I was blown away by the writing style and how poetic it was. This book is the fami ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
 
Attachments
3.97
This weekend I somehow ended up with no books from the library to read (I know, I couldn't believe it either). Since it is part of my reading challeng ...more
Feb 15, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
3.81
This book is all about the effects of modern technology on the human brain. I read about this book when it first came out and was excited to read it, ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
How To Be Both
3.64
Blah. I really didn't like this book. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood to read something that is so much work, but I think that it doesn't make a ...more
Mar 15, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
 
The Martian
4.36
This book is the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars. I couldn't remember why I decided to read this book and wasn't really excited when I saw that ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 24, 2014
 
Apples Are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared
3.97
I really enjoyed this book. While there were some parts that were not so interesting to me about the more distant history of Kazakhstan, for the most ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.80
This was a good enough book, but not great. The author incorporates old interesting photographs that he has found into the narrative of the story. Som ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Jun 29, 2015
 
Shark Dialogues
4.11
this book is reviewed on the cover by isabel allende, and it reminded me a lot of isabel allende books. it spanned over several generations of strong ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Dec 07, 2007
 
The Interrogative Mood
3.65
This is a book entirely of questions, which seems like it would get old quickly, but it didn't at all. It made me think about random things, laugh out ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Americanah
4.18
This book is the story of a young woman from Nigeria who comes to the United States and ends up writing a blog about her experience as a non-American ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.02
David Sedaris is hilarious. His commentary on the little ironies and absurdities of life is great. I laughed out loud many times while reading this bo ...more
Nov 05, 2008
Nov 01, 2008
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.19
Some young adult books appeal to both kids and adults, some should just be read by kids. I think this one falls into the latter category. It was defin ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
Saga, Volume 3
4.58
While this definitely isn't for everyone (it's about an interplanetary war with winged characters, one eyed characters, horned characters, etc.), I re ...more
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 23, 2014
 
Mudbound
3.99
I think my review of this book will be nearly identical to Katie's. It was such a great story and a quick read, which is exactly what I wanted since I ...more
Sep 03, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
Zone One
3.25
My first foray into the zombie genre. While I do enjoy a good post-apocalyptic novel, this one was just okay. It was terrifying at times and as always ...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Fangirl
4.19
I really enjoyed this book. It's one where I wish there were star categories. It was a fun, well written and quick read and it some ways I might want ...more
May 05, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Book of Unknown Americans
3.84
This book is my first read from NPR's 2014 book concierge. It is set in an apartment complex in Delaware where mostly Latin American immigrants live. ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
Click: One Novel, Ten Authors
3.52
This book is an interesting concept, it's a novel, but each chapter is written by a different author. When I first heard about it, I was intrigued bec ...more
Nov 02, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
 
The Cheese Monkeys
3.75
I picked up this book solely because I liked the cover, which makes sense because it was written by an artist (unfortunately goodreads doesn't have th ...more
Aug 02, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
 
Everything Matters!
4.03
This book is the story of a man who is born with the knowledge of the exact date and time that a comet will hit the earth, killing everyone and destro ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Lullaby
3.72
I couldn't decide at all how many stars to give this book, so I settled on the middle-ish of the road 3 star rating. After the first few chapters it w ...more
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
 
I Love Yous Are for White People
3.43
I made the (unfortunate) decision to recommend this book to my book club. I'd read some reviews and thought it sounded right up my alley - it is the m ...more
May 16, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
The Flying Troutmans
3.68
I debated between 4 and 5 stars for this book, but decided to go with 5 in hopes that someone else will read it. I picked it up in the library because ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
I just reread this book for my book club and it was just as lovely the second time around. I felt like I was checking back in with old friends and was ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
 
American Dervish
3.66
I listened to this book on a long drive and just couldn't really get into it. This book is told from the perspective of a young boy who is the son of ...more
Oct 10, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
How can I even begin to list the reasons why I hated this book? First of all, as everyone says, the writing was terrible. And for the first 300 pages, ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
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