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81
Wonder
4.42
Shall we make a new rule of life...always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?


In that one sentence is wrapped the premise of Wonder: to be kin
...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
34
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
I am not a linear book-reader. That is, I rarely ever read a book contiguously, from start to finish. I have a very bad habit of reading the last doze ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Dec 27, 2007
 
82
Best Served Cold
4.14
Revenge. Incest. Magic. Politics. Lots of battles. Swordplay galore. Returning minor characters from the earlier Abercrombie First Law series (includi ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
87
Spin (Spin, #1)
3.99

First off, my breakdown of the basics:

Narrative: 5-stars. Highly intelligent, compelling, wonderful world-building. It's a novel of grand ideas yet so
...more
Nov 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
97
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
Oh, this was such an utterly beautiful and lyrical little tale. This is Gaiman at one of his most whimsical, and yet the darkness, the strangeness, th ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
 
44
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.61
This novel, as the anchor for a proposed 10-part epic novel, was actually quite well-conceived. A little confusing (especially at the beginning when S ...more
Dec 11, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
 
77
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.28
Now that was a fantastic read! I absolutely fell in love with the characters, from Locke himself, to Jean and even the Sanza twins. Beautifully writte ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
 
100
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
4.21
Dear Locke Lamora,

I love you.

I probably shouldn't start a letter to you with such a strong statement (or sentiment), but I just couldn't help it.

I do
...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
 
28
The Stolen Child
3.69
What a FABULOUS book - great narrative, beautifully written, utterly captivating, a highly intelligent novel. After reading that abysmal Ken Follett b ...more
Jul 31, 2008
Dec 27, 2007
 
85
The Lover's Dictionary
3.90
So beautiful, so real, so raw.

David Levithan's use of an alphabetical narration was, in my mind, seminal and a very novel approach to telling a very
...more
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
101
Room
3.96
Oh, this was so beautiful. Beautiful and painful. Painful and real. Real, so real, it left my insides raw.

I had a difficult time with the beginning. N
...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
 
78
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)
4.22
This was another fantastic one, following Lies of Locke Lamora. As much as I loved, loved, loved the first one, I think I may have liked this just a t ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
 
80
Last Argument of Kings
4.25
This was a fantastic series. It took me awhile to warm up to the first book, The Blade Itself, primarily because I couldn't quite put my finger on Glo ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
84
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, #3)
4.23
I have been extremely -- and pleasantly -- surprised by this series. I really didn't want to like it when I read the first book, I Am Number Four, but ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
6
The Faraway Tree Collection
4.26
I remember my 8th birthday, when I got a slew of Enid Blyton books, starting with The Faraway Tree series. I was instantly and completely hooked. I th ...more
Feb 1979
Jan 01, 2008
 
11
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
3.59
While I may be a bit biased (I played Doc Gibbs!), I have to say that I loved this play, I loved the story, I loved the simplicity of everything about ...more
Oct 1988
Jan 03, 2008
 
83
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
4.31
With the fourth book, I didn't really know where Cassandra Clare was going, but now everything is clear to me. What a fantastic roller coaster ride!

I
...more
May 17, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
21
Mansfield Park
3.80
My all-time favorite Jane Austen novel!! I re-read this again for an independent study I did with Dr. Waterhouse during the summer of 2005, and as muc ...more
Jan 1996
Dec 27, 2007
 
39
Strongbow: The Story of Richard and Aoife
3.66
I read this book, Wind from Hastings and Isles of the Blest in succession - I had finally found them through some obscure books website and I was so e ...more
May 2000
Dec 27, 2007
 
30
Pride and Prejudice
4.23
I read this first as a child, when I was about 9, and I loved it. I've tried reading it every few years since then, and unfortunately, I haven't read ...more
Feb 1996
Dec 21, 2007
 
25
London: The Novel
4.04
Stunning story-telling. I became so engrossed in the lives of these people, I actually had to create my own family tree for them, just so that I would ...more
Sep 1997
Dec 27, 2007
 
18
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
3.87
I think this one of the most underrated novels in literature, and that Anne Bronte is one of the most underrated authors, as well. If I didn't love Ja ...more
May 1995
Dec 27, 2007
 
20
The Little Prince
4.24
One of my first favorite books - a birthday book for my 9th bday - it made me laugh and cry the first time I read it, that immediately after finishing ...more
Feb 1980
Dec 27, 2007
 
19
Jane Eyre
4.08
Another one of my all-time favorites from childhood...I was 12 the first time I read it, and I remember being so swept up in the romance of the period ...more
Mar 1995
Dec 27, 2007
 
29
Water for Elephants
4.05
Loved this novel so much, I gave it to two friends as presents and forced Jim to read it! I'm telling everyone I know to read this book - it's just fa ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 27, 2007
 
24
Sarum: The Novel of England
4.05
Read this right after I finished London! I couldn't get enough of Rutherford. He just does an amazing job with historical fiction.
Nov 1997
Dec 27, 2007
 
26
Druids
4.00
This is what started it all for me, with Morgan Llewelyn. Fantastic writer. Absolutely magical style of writing.
Nov 1994
Dec 27, 2007
 
16
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
4.10
I love, love, love this story - my first real book! I even still have this very edition, lovingly preserved.
Feb 1979
Dec 27, 2007
 
35
The History of the Kings of Britain
3.71
Ah, Geoffrey...what will we do without you???
Feb 1998
Dec 27, 2007
 
55
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
4.16
None
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
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