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The Book Thief
4.37
This is a wonderful book.I am so glad I finally read it.
One of my favorite scenes is one that actually inspired the book. It is the scene in which Han...more
May 23, 2011
Jul 26, 2008
 
64
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
I started out enjoying this quite a bit and then less so at the end since many things felt rushed over and less detailed (no fault of Larson since his...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
60
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
3.88
I enjoyed this book, it was very illuminating and entertaining. The thing I like best about Jon Ronson's books are that he really does a good job at t...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
 
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Winter's Bone
3.93
This was wonderfully written. It is kind of a cross between True Grit if True Grit took place in modern times and the Wire if the Wire took place in t...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
29
The Help
4.44
This was the best audio book ever! It was like a radio serial and an old friend at the same time. I will miss listening to it in the car.
I liked this...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
 
21
The Member of the Wedding
3.79
Oh this book has put me back on another Southern Lit kick. This book is filled with all the southern gothic elements.
I was reading a bit about this bo...more
May 17, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
17
The Good Wife
3.54
This is the first Stewart O'Nan book I have read and am really impressed. This book was about the other victims of a murder, those that the criminal l...more
May 03, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
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Rules of Civility
3.99
I thought this was going to be on the chick-lit side but it was a much heavier hitter. Some how it reminded me of The Group by Mary McCarthy. It has a...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
23
Best Friends
3.15
This book was better than I expected. Pretty early on I came across a pretty serious anachronism (referring more than once to a 21 drinking age in the...more
May 30, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
61
The Devil All the Time
4.06
I would like to give this 3.5 stars.
If Flannery O'Connor and Jim Thompson had a love child, that child would grow up in a perverse way and probably en...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
 
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Mudbound
3.99
This was an excellent book and audio book. I listened to the entire thing on audio. I really like books that have different readers. The book is wonde...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
 
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The Big Sleep
4.06
I enjoyed this book. I found it to be funny and cheesy in parts. I liked Chandler's writing style, sometimes it read like a catalog and then at times...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
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A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.62
I liked this more than I thought I would. Since it consists of connected stories, I wish I could have read it quicker since much is lost from the begi...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
63
The Sense of an Ending
3.68
I know everyone loved this book.
The writing is similar to Ian McEwan who I like in many ways however I always get a little irked with his beautiful wr...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
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The Last Letter from Your Lover
3.93
This book was ok, it was a little sentimental. I am not usually too much into romances. This seems to be considered chick-lit by some if so it is more...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
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The Poisoned House
3.62
quick read. would have given it a 2.5 if I could, but like I said it was at least a quick read. it is supposed to be horror but...those elements were...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
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Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
4.13
This was an excellent YA time travel book. I really liked the main character and I found her to be very realistic. This was a great page turner and th...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
5
The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man
4.03
this was pretty entertaining. I think anyone who is a fan of childrens lit can appreciate it. Also some more lit an history thrown in there. crap, I j...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
 
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The Family Fang
3.62
I generally don't care for books with quirky characters. This was a pretty good read. It really hit its stride about half way through. There were a fe...more
Jun 13, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
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Over Her Dead Body (Bailey Weggins Mystery #4)
3.66
This book was way too long for something that is supposed to be fluffy chick lit.
Fortunately there is only one Baily Weggins novel left, so I do not f...more
May 12, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
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The Scent of Rain and Lightning
3.80
This was fantastic. I would really like to give it 3.5 stars, but am feeling generous and rounding up. Pickard is an excellent craftsman and I had a p...more
Oct 03, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
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Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)
4.02
I really enjoyed this book. I know lots of people who dig the series so I am not sure why I did not look into it before now. I love Harry, because he...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
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The Moonstone
3.88
Woot! I am 4 for 4 this year with my classics book club at the library! I really enjoyed this book overall. My favor character was Betteredge. He was...more
Apr 19, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
3.72
This book really could have been an article.
It was less remarkable than I thought it would be.
I am giving it 3 stars because I am thinking I am not th...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
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Nightwoods
3.57
This is so beautiful written and has a great pace with much suspense. It is rare to find such a balance. I found myself reading slowly wanting to savo...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
4
The Graveyard Book
4.09
loved this book. it is both scary and heartwarming at the same time. Gaiman took 20 years to write it (from inception of the idea). I can tell because...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
18
The Heights
3.24
This was pretty entertaining. Very much like books by Jon Tropper or Tom Perotta. Its like decent chicklit written by a guy.
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
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A Room with a View
3.91
Yay! I finished another book club book BEFORE the discussion. I am 2 for 2 in 2011!
This was a fun book.I enjoyed all the characters.
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
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A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
4.05
The story got a little too convoluted and the ending was rather anti-climactic.
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
 
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I Capture the Castle
3.99
Beautiful!
Giving it a 4 not 5 because sometimes it gets a little tedious but suspenseful---an uncomfortable feeling for a reader!
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
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