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Jewelweed
4.19
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I think this just went up on Edelweiss today, and I already got approved for my ARC. Totally excited because I loved, LOVED Dr...more
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
Fangirl
4.22
As much as I enjoy certain books, I have never considered myself to be a member of any fandom, and I think that hindered my enjoyment of Fangirl. Cath...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
 
Counting by 7s
4.20
Poignant and funny, County by 7s is the story of twelve year old Willow whose adoptive parents are killed in a tragic car wreck. The book centers on h...more
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
Signed, Skye Harper
3.26
I read an ARC courtesy of Edelweiss and the publisher.

This was an alright book, but I was mainly put off by the main love interest. I think he was mea...more
May 26, 2014
May 23, 2014
 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4.04
This is one of my favorite books of the year so far. Tell the Wolves I'm Home unfolds as June grapples with the grief she feels proceeding her uncle's...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
 
Eleanor & Park
4.20
This book is a lovely, subdued, bittersweet depiction of love in your teenage years. Rowell's writing took me right back to being in high school - for...more
May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
 
Heart of a Shepherd
3.81
I was convinced halfway through listening to Heart of a Shepherd that it was going to be an important book to add to my reader's advisory repertoire f...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
 
Moon Over Manifest
4.01
Although I didn't love it as much as the last two winners, Moon Over Manifest is definitely a worthy recipient of this year's Newbery. Abilene is a li...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
3.43
ARC courtesy of the publisher and Edelweiss, though I didn't read it until after the pushed up publication date.

This was readable, but not worthy of t...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
 
The One and Only Ivan
4.23
This audiobook made me cry on two consecutive mornings in my car before work. It is a visceral, yet quiet, tale of a gorilla kept in a cage at a mall...more
Jul 09, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
 
On the Jellicoe Road
4.18
Originally read on June 28th, 2009: I just finished this about a half hour ago and am so emotionally drained. It's a challenging read that I think has...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 25, 2009
 
Wilderness
3.95
An ARC courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher.

I'd love to rate this one a 4.5, just as I did another recent read, Peter Heller's The Dog Stars. They'...more
Sep 05, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Letters to Anyone and Everyone
4.23
What a peculiar little book comprised of short story-like chapters. Tellegen's characters are lonely little animals that are desperate for friends and...more
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
 
A Month in the Country
4.08
I am reading this because of this article:
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/29/1401191...

It took me a while to read this just over 100 page novel. Despite th...more
Nov 2011
Sep 12, 2011
 
A Single Shard
3.85
A deceptively simple tale about a young Korean orphan who dreams of making his own pottery. Tree Ear becomes the apprentice of a begrudging potter. To...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
4.06
Meh. This book started off strong for me, but went downhill quickly in the last third. The final chapters seemed rushed and underdeveloped. I had a ha...more
May 22, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
 
Among Others
3.68
What was this? I was kind of enjoying it, but then I couldn't wrap my head around the idea that Mori was really believing she was interacting with fae...more
Jan 07, 2013
Mar 07, 2011
 
The Guest Cat
3.62
Lovely insight into the beautiful minutiae of daily life. When a cat shows up in the narrator's alley and he opens his house to it, he reflects on the...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
Last Night at the Lobster
3.52
I never thought I'd want to read a novel about a day in the life of a Red Lobster manager, but here it was, and I definitely enjoyed it. Sure it's pro...more
Feb 06, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
 
The Call
3.65
Murphy presents the reader with a deeply felt, emotional novel in a peculiar format; the veterinarian's daily log is what carries the story of the App...more
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
 
Carry the One
3.12
Carry the One follows the lives of a group of people who were involved in a fatal car accident on a wedding night, examining where they take their liv...more
Jun 19, 2014
Dec 20, 2013
 
When We Were Romans
3.38
When We Were Romans chronicles the downward spiral of a mother and her two children as they try to elude her estranged husband. Told from young Lawren...more
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
 
Glaciers
3.73
A quiet little book that captures the beauty and longing in the everyday experience. Isabel builds her life on the discarded, secondhand memories of o...more
Apr 23, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
3.94
A delightfully quiet little book about the observations of a snail that Bailey makes as she's bedridden. The premise sounds dreadfully boring, but the...more
May 03, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
Driftless
3.89
How did I not review this when I read it? It's a lovely portrait of residents of a small, rural Wisconsin town. Words has its share of characters and...more
Dec 06, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
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