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The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6)
3.56
Phillippa Gregory novels are sort of my secret shame - I love her books and pretty much devour them as soon as they come out. This one was...well, it ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 27, 2008
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
My problem with this book is Meyer's insistence on portraying Bella - a perfectly interesting, worthwhile character in her own right, as a snivelling, ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Into the Wild
3.90
I wanted to like this book so much more than I actually did. While it ended up having segments that were incredibly interesting and compelling, there ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 07, 2007
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
I know, I know, you can only expect so much out of a Stephanie Meyer book - which is why I'm willing to let some of its problems go - the gargantuan, ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
City of Glory: A Novel of War and Desire in Old Manhattan
3.85
I totally love Beverly Swerling. This book isn't as epic or, really, quite as interesting, as City of Dreams, but it's still extremely entertaining, w ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
Riding Lessons (Riding Lessons, #1)
3.40
I read this because I'd loved Water for Elephants SO MUCH that I felt an overwhelming need to read other things written by the author. On the plus sid ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
Because I was such a junkie for HBO's Carnivale, I wanted to read this, and it did not disappoint. Wonderful depiction of the setting and time period, ...more
not set
Dec 07, 2007
 
Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?
4.08
While Jen Lancaster is clearly funny - and has a good way with a turn of phrase - this books is not nearly as entertaining, in a trashy way, as Bitte ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2008
 
Paint it Black
3.44
Paint It Black isn't nearly as good as White Oleander. It's enjoyable, but it didn't resonate nearly so strongly with me. The strongest part of the bo ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.27
While this book is teetering on the edge of being too long, the extremely well done plot - I was very happy that Follet really did tie up all the loos ...more
Jan 22, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
The Sleeping Beauty Proposal
3.70
This is, despite its interesting premise and snappy characters, a pretty generic bit of chicklit. There is so much in this novel that is deeply predic ...more
Feb 12, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.90
A fun, quick and ultimately enjoyable read - but the main characters are not particularly likeable people and are actually repeatedly selfish and awfu ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
Baby Proof
3.68
This is my least favorite of all four of Giffin's novels - which is disappointing, as I loved the subject - it was so different and timely and uncommo ...more
Oct 2007
May 26, 2008
 
Gone with the Wind
4.26
I am, in fact, Scarlett O'Hara but with less cool clothes? This is the book I love the most, possibly out of all the books there are, and it's the one ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2007
 
Love the One You're With
3.67
I think that Emily Giffin's currently writing the best "chicklit" style novels on the market today - all of her books are wonderfully written, with be ...more
May 2008
May 26, 2008
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
3.81
I thought I was going to hate this book - mentally, I was prepared for it to be a rip off of Tolkien, sort of a twee Harry Potter with dragons or some ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
The Cinderella Pact
3.73
I enjoyed this - to my own surprise - much more than The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, which I had expected to adore but found rather irritating and stran ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Thistle and the Rose (Tudor Saga, #8)
3.71
Jean Plaidy makes historical fiction so interesting - I love her series on the Queens/Other Notable Historical Personages of England. This one is abou ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Vanishing Acts
3.66
Well, the ending to this one didn't exactly piss me off the way that some of Picoult's novels have, and I found most of the characters layered and int ...more
May 2008
May 27, 2008
 
The Dive From Clausen's Pier
3.39
I love the way Ann Packer writes. I love the fact that the story is well told and that she doesn't shy away from the really difficult choices and situ ...more
Oct 2007
Jan 15, 2008
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
So. One of the things that I've learned about Stephanie Meyer is that, regardless of setting, she basically writes the same story repeatedly - this is ...more
May 16, 2008
May 26, 2008
 
The Once and Future King
4.07
This is one of those books I always come back to - because it tells a familiar, even comforting myth, in a way that makes you think, and, somehow, man ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.45
I guess I was expecting this book to, like, change my outlook on life and everything meaningful in it after all the hype and hoopla surrounding it, an ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 05, 2007
 
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
3.94
I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Eragon, but it was still a pretty good ride. My biggest problem was with the ending, which I'd sort of guesse ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)
3.97
This book ends up serving as a pretty solid conclusion to the story of Gemma Doyle - lots of exciting things happen, and the story feels wrapped up at ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 17, 2008
 
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
3.99
I wish this book had been better. I love the Thursday Next series, and this one is certainly very fun - and very welcome after the long time without o ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 05, 2007
 
Atonement
3.85
You know, I *desperately* wanted to love this book. I didn't, really. I do think it'll make a much more amazing movie than fictional narrative, if onl ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2007
 
Rhett Butler's People
3.55
Is it weird that I'm a little embarrassed at home much I really enjoyed this book? Gone with the Wind is my hands down favorite book ever, and I gue ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 05, 2007
 
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
3.44
This wasn't as good, I don't think, as Between, Georgia, but it was an enjoyable read, nevertheless. I think there were a few too many storylines/con ...more
May 2008
May 26, 2008
 
Shadowbrook: A Novel of Love, War, and the Birth of America
3.73
Beverly Swerling is fast becoming one of my favorite historical fiction authors, period. I think she's probably safely in second place actually, behin ...more
May 2008
May 26, 2008
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