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Say You're One of Them
it was ok
This book has received rave reviews and is now a Oprah book, but this book is not for everyone. It contains gruesome details of war, horrific acts aga ...more
not set
Oct 03, 2009
We Are Water
really liked it
Wally Lamb is a brilliant writer and I really enjoyed this book. Unlike many writers he has a gift for diving into the inner lives of his characters a ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness
really liked it
More than just covering how to attract money this book goes in depth about how to change your thinking to be more positive, thus making you feel good. ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits
really liked it
My 4-year-old defintely fits into the cateogory of a spirted child and this book is just what I needed to read right now to deal with the power strugg ...more
Jun 03, 2008
May 19, 2008
Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)
it was ok
I hardly ever stop reading a book before I finish. I just hate to do this, but I can't justify spending more time reading this book. I am on page 200 ...more
Aug 09, 2008
May 15, 2008
The Wednesday Sisters
really liked it
This book was a delightful quick read about 5 friends, young mothers who form a remarkable friendship based on meeting at the park while their childre ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
really liked it
This book was pretty good. It was between a 3 and 4 for me. Definitely, not as good as Lisa See's Snowflower and The Secret Fan, but better than Peony ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
Sarah's Key
liked it
I really liked this book, but this book has flaws. I was quickly drawn into the story line and the author does a fairly good job of weaving the tales ...more
Jun 02, 2010
Jun 04, 2009
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime
liked it
Not a book with easy quick fixes for behavior problems, but a good read. For me however, this book didn't contain too much new info since I always see ...more
Jan 2010
Nov 19, 2009
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
it was amazing
I loved this book! I wish I could give it 4.5 stars. I would give it five, except the first chapter and the last two chapters kinda went over my head. ...more
Feb 21, 2008
Feb 02, 2008
Olive Kitteridge
liked it
No doubt that Elizabeth Strout is a talented writer weaving multiple characters together in a unique way to create this story. However, I only gave th ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 23, 2009
liked it
Rating this book was hard. I wish I could give it a 3.5 I liked it and it was very well written with beautifully discriptive and complex sentences, ye ...more
May 2008
Feb 03, 2008
The Help
it was amazing
I loved this book and read it quickly! Such a wonderful story and very well written taking you to the times of segregation and southern women black an ...more
not set
Jul 02, 2009
Giving The Love That Heals
really liked it
Unlike any traditional parenting book, this explores how experiences with our own parents and childhood influences how we parent our children. Ever wo ...more
Oct 2008
Aug 22, 2008
The Best Guide to Meditation
liked it
I picked this book up at half price books. I debated not buying it because it is older, but hey who needs a book published in the last 5 years to desc ...more
Jun 14, 2008
May 29, 2008
Before Green Gables
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the Green Gables series when I was young, but it has been so long since I read them. This book may inspire me to r ...more
May 05, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
A Million Little Pieces
really liked it
Despite all the publicity about this book and questions about its authenticity as a memoir it is a great book and a truly enjoyable read. If you find ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 11, 2008
The Space Between Us
it was amazing
Wonderful book! Beautifully written sad story.
Sep 09, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
The Heretic's Daughter
liked it
Kathleen Kent has a beautiful writing style. However, the book starts out slow only reaching a predictable climax towards the end. While she weaves a ...more
Feb 11, 2010
Oct 14, 2009
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
it was amazing
I loved this book! I read it in 4 days which is impressive for me since I don't get a chance to read much with the kids. A heart wrenching story about ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 14, 2008
The Alchemist
really liked it
I really liked this book. While this story is not the most interesting or gripping the meaning that is contained within this story is a good lesson fo ...more
Jul 16, 2008
May 13, 2008
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old
liked it
The whole reference to cave men is pretty annoying, but this book does work if you implement some of his suggestions and ways of talking to your toddl ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2008
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
really liked it
While much of this book is common sense it is really nice to have someone (an expert) tell you what to keep and what to get rid of. This is a great bo ...more
Oct 2008
Aug 09, 2008
The Killing Jar
it was ok
This book really wasn't bad, but the subject matter is grim. The social worker in me likes subjects like these sometimes, but with so many other good ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera
liked it
I had a love hate relationship with this book. At times I had a hard time getting through it as the characters are very unlikeable. Marquez's writing ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Feb 02, 2008
East of Eden
it was ok
Okay, I know this is a classic and I am only giving it two stars. But it is not really my style of book. Yes, it is in some ways deeply profound and w ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
The Hour I First Believed
it was ok
I love Wally Lamb. The first 80 pages of this book were good and then it just got slow and boring. Doubt I am going to get through this before I have ...more
May 22, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
Half Broke Horses
really liked it
Not a compelling of a story as Glass Castle, but still an interesting quick read. I love reading about how people lived in the past. It amazes me how ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Oct 24, 2009
The Known World
liked it
Loved the subject matter. So interesting! But the author lost me with all of the different characters which made it difficult to follow. The character ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Jan 10, 2008
A Thousand Splendid Suns
it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Again, another sad story, but it is worth reading. Since I have read this book every other book seems dull and just okay in compari ...more
Sep 2007
Jan 09, 2008
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