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Here Burns My Candle (Here Burns My Candle, #1)
This is basically the story of Ruth (from the bible) but set in Scotland in the 1700s during the Jacobite rising. I usually love historical fiction bu ...more
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Oct 24, 2012
The One (The Selection, #3)
Predictable yet fun little series, grew on me as the books continued.
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Sep 05, 2014
Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
Maybe it is because my husband is going to be a surgeon and we are on the cusp of residency years, but I thought this book was really interesting. It ...more
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
Burning Bright
I liked learning a little more about Georgian London, however I felt the story was pretty random. I was disappointed since I am a big fan of Girl with ...more
Aug 22, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
My Life in France
What a lovely and pleasant book this was! Julia Child seems like a very interesting and funny person. I really liked the first half of the book that d ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
I don't doubt this little boy had an out of body type of experience, there are for sure some unusual things he witnesses, however it is a little ridic ...more
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Mar 18, 2014
The Art of Travel
This was a fun book to read. It discusses not where to travel but why we travel and includes thoughts by many great philosophers/poets. It helped me r ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 02, 2008
East of Eden
One of the best books I have ever read. It will leave a lasting impression. I love Lee. Caleb is one of the most interesting and fascinating character ...more
Feb 07, 2010
Jan 15, 2008
A Mother's Book of Secrets
This book was given to me as a birthday gift from my Relief Society president. At first glance I thought it was an excuse for a stay at home mom to sh ...more
May 09, 2009
May 09, 2009
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
Ben and I listened to this on cd on a recent road trip. We aren't quite finished yet. It was interesting and fast paced, but very similar to his other ...more
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Oct 07, 2009
The Charming Quirks of Others (Isabel Dalhousie, #7)
I really enjoy this series by Smith. It is a bit like his Ladies Detective Series, as in a female lead figures out little mysteries and moral question ...more
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Nov 22, 2010
The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4)
I've had a long standing fascination with the Tudor period and this story was filled to the brim with English history surrounding King Henry VIII's ch ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Cry, the Beloved Country
This is another book I read in high school but was motivated to read again thanks to my book club. It is full of discussion worthy themes, most revolv ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
The Glass Castle
I wanted to quit this book soon after I started it and many times along the way. But I had to keep reading to see the children triumph over their upbr ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Absolutely loved learning about the white city and world's fair in Chicago. I'm dying to visit Jackson park to see what remains of the island and lago ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Interpreter of Maladies
This book is a collection of short stories which I read for book club. They in essence capture various aspects of life of an Indian immigrant. I found ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Suite Française
This was an interesting novel about the German invasion of France during WWII (fictional characters in the real life setting), mostly set among the Fr ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
Read this book aloud to my kids this summer. Ultimate story of good and evil, relatable to children. Cs Lewis was a brilliant person and author
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Jul 31, 2014
Light on Snow
I felt the plot was a little amateur, or at least the execution of it. The ending seemed rather abrupt. The story did make me wish for a huge snow sto ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
While I found the first book entertaining, i'm now Kind of getting annoyed with this series- too much action, too many characters, not enough plot
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Jun 01, 2013
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
I have a soft spot for young adult fiction; this was a super easy read and reminded me of so many of the emotions I felt as an insecure tween.
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
What the Scriptures Teach Us about Raising a Child
This was a book club read. I have a harder time getting into non fiction so this started out slow for me. But the book club discussion about it was fa ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Remarkable Creatures
This was an interesting little story based on the life of Mary Anning, a lower class female in the 1800s that discovered all kinds of fossils of prehi ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
The plot/storyline of this book was completely unexpected. I thoroughly enjoyed "witnessing" the events in one day of this man's life that change him ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Feb 13, 2008
Matched (Matched, #1)
This book was just what I needed after my last few heavy reads- something relatively light and a quick read. It reminded me a bit of The Giver (contro ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Dec 23, 2011
The Help
This story took me right in and I read it much faster than I anticipated. I know I learned about civil rights in high school but not sure I really kne ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
Gone Girl
This book is so messed up, and I couldn't stop reading it
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Jul 31, 2014
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I liked this one a little better than the first, I think because people were no longer being passive about the ruling Capitol. Looking forward to book ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
I had such a hard time getting into this book, which I read for a book club. The first half was was so slow to me. The second half was a little more i ...more
Jun 15, 2012
May 16, 2012
The Lost Art of Gratitude (Isabel Dalhousie, #6)
Another pleasant, simple book in a series about moral ethics. And as always, I am left aching to visit Edinburgh!
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
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