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War and Peace
I really enjoyed the characters and loved reading about their (usually crazy) lives. The battle sections could have been cut down by at least half and ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
North and South
Man, Margaret goes through a lot of shit. Love her character, love Mr. Thornton. And that ending, sigh <3 It may have suffered some from being stre ...more
Mar 18, 2015
Apr 21, 2014
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
So, so good! Some parts were a little slow, and it's pretty long, but there were plenty of stretches when I couldn't put it down.
Oct 23, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
The Signature of All Things
I don't know if I would have gotten through this reading it myself, but the audiobook was a good listen
Mar 06, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
The Prospectors
Karen Russell's stories are pretty hit or miss for me. This was one of the better ones. Loved the idea of the "prospecting" that the two main characte ...more
Jun 10, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
Wow, there was so much story in so few pages! At first I was totally caught up in the plot and the suspense of it all and I just couldn't read it fast ...more
Jan 16, 2015
May 01, 2014
We Were Liars
Ah, so freaking good! It totally got me, I didn't see it coming at all. I'm just such a sucker for this kind of twist.
Sep 14, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall
I just... I feel like I just totally missed something. Something about the way the story jumped around in time made it hard for me to feel attached to ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Mostly just meh. I really liked a couple stories, the rest didn't do much for me. I liked the twist in each story, but none came to as clear a conclus ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
The Bone Clocks
I keep trying to think of things I would change, and I just can't come up with anything major. I wouldn't say it was perfect, but all the flaws worked ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Aug 15, 2014
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
I mean, it was OK. I made it through, and started to sort of get into it towards the end. The writing was not good, and the characters were all carica ...more
Dec 19, 2014
Nov 25, 2014
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
So, so good! I love all of these characters so much. The world, the system of magic, the politics, all perfection. And that ending. There were some sl ...more
Mar 05, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
The Bermudez Triangle
**spoiler alert** Loved most of the book, but ugh the ending! Yeah, chemistry is a thing. But girls, you can pick the nice guy! Really
May 06, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
After This
It took a while for me to get into this book. Someone saw me reading it 50 pages in and asked what it was about. I didn't know what to say. This isn't ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
Eleanor & Park
Holy crap, what an amazing book
May 12, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Wittgenstein Jr
This book had a few good moments, and some of the philosophical rants were interesting, but mostly I just didn't see the point. (Or was the point that ...more
Feb 15, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
At Night We Walk in Circles
I really did love almost everything about this book, I just couldn't quite call it a 5 star read. The writing was just stunning in some places, I espe ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Nov 18, 2014
Morning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better Future
What is even going on? I have no idea, but I really want to. I can't wait to get volume 2!
Oct 05, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
The Princess Bride
Overall a great book. I think having seen the movie a million times did it a disservice; when I read the parts that were basically word-for-word in th ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Aug 09, 2012
Adam made me so mad that for most of the book I didn't think it would get 3 stars from me. But by the end, although I still think there should have be ...more
Jan 26, 2015
Jul 11, 2014
Station Eleven
Everyone has been raving about this book for months, to the point where I was afraid it'd fall victim to over-hype. Turns out, everyone was right. I w ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Sep 10, 2014
The Fever
I could not stop reading this book! The very end just didn't quite do it for me, or this would have been a 5. I loved the dynamic of the girls' relati ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Really loved this book. The narrator was perfect and I learned a lot. The only negative thing I can say is that there were times it felt a bit repetit ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jan 26, 2011
In Paradise
Loved the writing, but for most of the book I was confused as to who was who and what was actually happening. Still, I mostly enjoyed the experience.
Jun 03, 2014
May 01, 2014
Penny Dora & The Wishing Box, Vol 1
Pretty cute and a fun idea, though it was really predictable. Still, I'd probably read more.
Aug 09, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
Olive Kitteridge
Great writing and some really interesting characters. It was a little hard to keep everyone straight in my head; as characters popped up in later stor ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Dec 04, 2010
Silence Once Begun
This book is so different, but in a great way. I loved alllmost all of it, but the Jito Joo section just didn't work for me.
Jun 05, 2014
May 01, 2014
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Ok, so everyone was right. This book was pretty great. It took me till about halfway through to really get into it, but that could be more the fact t ...more
Oct 02, 2012
Apr 29, 2011
The Best American Short Stories 2013
Like any collection there were highs and lows, but I enjoyed most of the stories and liked getting to try so many authors. Some of my faves: "Miss Lor ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Nov 09, 2014
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Started reading this with Junior but he got bored with it so I continued on my own. I didn't expect much, but it hooked me (not much after Junior gave ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
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