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Sister
3.77
This was a book club choice for my mystery book club. I know this book has had good reviews, was chosen for some awards, but for me it was a struggle ...more
Oct 2011
May 12, 2012
 
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
3.98
I was excited to read this after reading Garden Spells. Though Garden Spells is still my favorite to date, I did like The Girl Who Chased the Moon. SA ...more
May 2011
May 12, 2012
 
Room
3.96
I truly loved this book. I was hooked on the first several pages. It was spellbinding for me. I thought the writing was unique and brilliant, the stor ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Kitchen House
4.15
I truly liked this book a lot. I thought the writing was very good. I believe this is a first novel for this writer, Kathleen Grissom. She did a good ...more
Jun 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
Handle with Care
3.94
This is only my 2nd book by Jodi Picoult. (The other one being Plain Truth, which I loved.) This may be my last, at least for awhile. This was a book ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
4.03
I have read many of Kristin Hannah's novels. She is a decent writer and it is usually easy reading but I think she could do better. And, when I read h ...more
Mar 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven (Elmwood Springs, #3)
3.87
The book was a folksy Southern story, but it did make my book club feel good about life for awhile. It was refreshing to think there is this kind of g ...more
Mar 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.73
Elizabeth Strout is a phenomenal writer. Her descriptions are first class. I would read anything written by this author, she is that good, in my opini ...more
Oct 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Hour I First Believed
3.77
I did not care for this book that much. I find Wally Lamb's books to be dark and hopeless for the most part, always sadness surrounding the story. He ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 05, 2012
 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
3.85
Here is a winner for the happy ending lovers, who like a little mature romance, a little drama, a little delightful amusement. This is a book club cho ...more
Dec 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
Winter Garden
4.10
I have read many Kristin Hannah's books. I believe her descriptions are what I like about her writing. Winter Garden lost me almost from the beginning ...more
Apr 2012
May 12, 2012
 
The Forgotten Garden
4.10
I truly liked this book. The mystery weaved into the story, the characterization, the connections between the characters all supplied me with entertai ...more
Jan 2012
Feb 05, 2012
 
In Cold Blood
4.03
I read this book many many years ago. Perhaps I should not be writing a review about it because of that. However, it is a book I will never forget. It ...more
Jan 1988
Feb 05, 2012
 
Still Alice
4.29
I loved this book. The writing was excellent, the story was so gripping, the style was good. It was as if I were a fly on the wall of this woman's lif ...more
Jul 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
I very much liked this book. It was fun, easy to read, entertaining, delightful. I have read subsequent books by this author. Flavia de Luce is a char ...more
Jul 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
A Reliable Wife
3.24
I read this as a book club selection for my book club. As a group we ended up with a 2+ rating, and for me it was about a 2. It had an interesting sto ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.99
Barbara Kingsolver is an excellent writer and her books are extremely interesting but a bit long. I read this many years ago and if this were a book c ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 05, 2012
 
Those Who Save Us
4.11
I really liked this book. It was sad, disturbing but oh so interesting and captivating. It was written well and the story was unbelievable. It is the ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.03
I read this book twice; once some time ago and again in 2011 for a book club choice. I liked it both times. This was one of my top five books I read i ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Housekeeper and the Professor
3.94
I looked forward to reading this. The storyline sounded a little like Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, a book I liked a lot. However, The Housekeeper and ...more
Feb 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Before I Go to Sleep
3.84
I liked this book. I liked the story line. I was, however, a little disappointed in it. I had hoped it would be more suspenseful than it was and I got ...more
Sep 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
4.01
I was fascinated by this book on tape. I did not read the book, but listened to it. I wanted to believe in this so much and it gave me some hope that ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
Same Kind of Different as Me
4.20
I recognize the popularity of this book and read as a book club choice. The ratings from the book club were as low as 1.5 to as high as a 5, so it cer ...more
Nov 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.02
This was a book club choice and honestly I wasn't excited about reading it, but my commitment to my book club is stronger than my reading preference I ...more
Sep 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Lovely Bones
3.74
I liked this book. It was not quite a 4 star for me, but I liked it nevertheless. I did not see the movie, but would have liked to see it. Reading the ...more
Nov 2009
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.20
This is the second book in the trilogy by Steig Larsson. I liked this one a little better than the first one. There was a little more intrigue, less s ...more
Jul 2010
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.93
I read this book some years ago and re-read it for a book club in 2011. However, it is one of those books that you could read again and again and stil ...more
Jul 2011
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Peach Keeper
3.84
I have read all of Sarah Addison Allen's books and I enjoy them for their uniqueness and fantasy. Sometimes it is just nice to escape into fantasy. An ...more
Apr 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Still Missing
3.94
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which makes me sound a little strange since it is about a kidnapping and abuse, but I thought this was truly a page-tu ...more
Aug 2010
Feb 06, 2012
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.71
I found this book a little confusing. I was never sure where we were at and I did not find satisfaction in the ending. It seemed a little disconnected ...more
Jul 2011
Feb 05, 2012
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