The Fault in Our Stars
4.27
it was amazing
Honestly, there were times I cursed John Green because he wrote such a brilliant, beautiful novel in The Fault in Our Stars Though at times I thought ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2013
 
Forget Tomorrow (Forget Tomorrow, #1)
3.73
liked it
The concept for this book is an interesting one, but ultimately it fell short for me on the delivery. The idea of a society where people receive their ...more
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.32
really liked it
You know going in that this will be a poignant read, since it's made clear from the start that the author, a brilliant neurosurgeon, dies of advanced ...more
Jul 04, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
 
Reconstructing Amelia
3.82
liked it
3.5 stars for this one.

I should have known, with its comparisons to Gone Girl, that I'd feel depressed and in need of a shower at the end of this boo
...more
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
 
Under the Dome
3.89
it was amazing
This is pretty classic Stephen King, a huge book with an enormous cast of characters, but once I got into it and figured out who everyone was and how/ ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2013
 
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)
4.10
really liked it
I'm a King fan, and this book didn't disappoint. It's the tale of Danny Torrance all grown up, though he still has "the shining." He's a drifter who f ...more
not set
Mar 13, 2014
 
Alaskan Homecoming
4.31
it was amazing
I loved this book so hard! To be honest, it was such a relief to read a romance that developed naturally between high school sweethearts who are reuni ...more
Mar 20, 2016
May 29, 2016
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.96
really liked it
Overall this is a beautifully written account not only of a woman hiking solo but of a daughter coming to terms with her mother's death. Strayed takes ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2013
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.06
it was ok
This novel is well-written, as I've found all Picoult novels to be, and explores some controversial ideas, specifically the idea of genetic control/ma ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Shameless
4.06
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! The story is beautifully written and comes together, for both the major and minor characters, in the best and most compl ...more
not set
Jul 01, 2014
 
The Pact
4.00
it was amazing
My favorite Picoult novel to date, this is a beautiful, heart-breaking story of 2 teenagers and the overwhelming impact that first love has on them. I ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Eleanor & Park
4.11
it was amazing
Gorgeous, moving Young Adult novel that is now on my Top 10 favorite books of all time. The writing is beautiful (“Eleanor was right. She never looked ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Jan 17, 2016
 
Million Dollar Outlines
4.14
it was amazing
I found this book terrific in its approach to writing across all genres. Farland spends a great deal of time analyzing what makes blockbuster books (a ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
Where the Heart Is
4.00
liked it
I wanted to love this book, but I was left underwhelmed by the end. It's a well-written slice-of-life, with quirky, likable characters, but at times I ...more
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
liked it
I appreciated the unreliable narrator structure (3 unreliable narrators, actually), but at times this book moved at a snail's pace, until the second h ...more
Jan 16, 2016
Jan 16, 2016
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
Although dystopian/sci fi is not my first choice of genre, I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. The characters are compelling and the story ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery #1)
4.15
it was amazing
I'd give this a 4.5 rather than an all-out 5, but overall it's a strong, entertaining, well-written and well-paced story. If you like cozy mysteries w ...more
May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016
 
Alaskan Sanctuary
3.96
really liked it
I'm a new fan of Teri Wilson's, and I love the sweet stories she tells and the bleak, beautiful Alaskan setting in this series. Though I didn't like t ...more
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016
 
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
I loved the varying voices of this book, first of all (though I know that very element of it has been criticized too). More than that, I thought it wa ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2012
 
The Rose Garden
4.01
really liked it
Took a little while to get going, and some of the setting description was too drawn out. But once you're into the time travel-love story, this book pi ...more
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
 
Looking for Alaska
4.09
it was amazing
This is a terrific YA, coming of age story. Loved the main character's voice and loved the structure (the first half of the book counts down to THE MA ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2012
 
Deliver Her
3.56
liked it
This story had potential but ultimately was about 1/3 too long for the plot. The concept of a family struggling with a teen who's lost her way is a go ...more
Sep 11, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
Gorgeous. Poignant. Sad. Terrifying. I don't usually read or enjoy dystopian lit, but this book was so beautifully written, it kept my attention all t ...more
Sep 11, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
 
Paper Towns
3.89
liked it
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not set
Jan 08, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
None
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Handle with Care
3.96
None
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Plain Truth
3.97
really liked it
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not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Too Good to Be True
3.90
it was amazing
None
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
House Rules
4.01
None
not set
Jan 07, 2012
 
Summer's Song
3.64
None
not set
Jan 07, 2012
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