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Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
3.76
Okay, I have to admit that what I liked most about this was that each of the 150 "chapters" were about a page each, which made it really easy to pick ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Still Growing: An Autobiography
3.91
I thought to myself, I liked Growing Pains. I'll read this. And then, while reading it, I thought, why can't I remember much about Growing Pains? And ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.42
I disagree with posters who said the characters were unrealistic because they don't speak like teenagers. I spent a summer working at the Hole in the ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
3.75
Um....not funny. I laughed out loud ONCE! Big disappointment. Also, the fact that each chapter was about two pages long seemed like an insult to my in ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
3.98
I guess I should have checked out what kind of book I was reading before I started it . . . I was under the impression that this was a novel, and I wa ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
The Night Strangers
3.17
Ugh. Why did I waste so much time on this book? I blame Chris Bohjalian himself -- I loved the Sandcastle Girls so much and felt that I learned so muc ...more
Dec 11, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
 
The Light Between Oceans
3.96
Well, now that I've sobbed off my mascara, I can tell you . . . it's a very engaging story. You question right and wrong, one choice or the other, sev ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Dec 14, 2012
 
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
3.92
Oh my goodness. Nostalgia! I read this waaaay back in sixth grade, so I had forgotten most of the details. Reading it now, I'm surprised half my sixth ...more
Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
 
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.43
I really just picked it up because I liked the title . . . but it was a quick, easy read with sarcastic wit, which I like. It left me thinking, I coul ...more
not set
Jul 12, 2008
 
The Help
4.44
Wow. I stayed up til two in the morning to finish this. When you don't get to read for a day or two and start to miss the characters, I think the auth ...more
Dec 21, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets them Free
4.08
I guess I don't believe a lot of these lies, so some of the book seemed irrelevant, but there was a lot of good stuff, too.
Sep 10, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.92
I was cynical, based on all the hype, but I couldn't put this down! I wanted to keep reading about this quirky family!
Aug 20, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled--and Knuckleheaded--Quest for the Rocky Mountain High
3.85
When I first moved to Colorado and learned about fourteeners, I added "Climb 14 Colorado 14ers" to my Life List. I thought that had a nice ring to it. ...more
not set
Aug 02, 2010
 
Whiter Than Snow
3.80
I love Sandra Dallas's books. They're so easily readable, but they aren't sappy romances or your typical chicklit, so there's no guilt! In this one, s ...more
May 07, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
4.04
I realize you may think I'm heartless, giving one star to a book by a guy whose wife died the day after giving birth. Sue me. This book stinks. Here's ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.03
In the sixth grade, we were given the choice of reading this or The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Even then I didn't think this one sounded interesting. I ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough
3.62
Hmmm . . . first off, I'd say this was very poorly titled. I guess this probably grabs attention and makes in controversial and therefore talked about ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
The Best of Me
3.82
When I finished and closed the book, there was the author, smiling at me on the back cover. I pointed at him and muttered, "Damn you, Nicholas Sparks! ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Fly a Little Higher
4.70
This poor mother. I'm sure writing about her son after his death was therapeutic for her, but it had to be so hard. I cried when I watched the video a ...more
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 24, 2014
 
The Last Song
4.12
Okay, I love Nicholas Sparks and his sappy little love stories and I've shed my share of tears watching movie versions of the Notebook and a Walk to R ...more
Sep 23, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
Candy Cane Murder (Hannah Swensen, #9.5)
3.85
I wouldn't have picked this up on my own, but one of my book clubs chose it as an easy read for the busy month of December. I read it over Thanksgivin ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
3.60
I listened to this on the road and thought for the first hour or so that she was really random. Why did she keep jumping from topic to topic and then ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.79
I won this from goodreads, which confuses me, since it was published five years ago. Not sure why they're promoting it now. I'm also confused as to wh ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
 
The Song of the Lark
3.89
I love Willa Cather . . . in a strictly heterosexual, author-worship kind of way. So it pains me to give this book three stars, but I have to. Maybe I ...more
Aug 28, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
At one point she says she's no longer going to force herself to finish every book she begins, because that often just brings unhappiness . . . which I ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
3.67
Huh. I got this at Cracker Barrel, too, because it's all I heard about last year . . . I guess I felt pretty indifferent, listening to it. It didn't c ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
Playing for Pizza
3.37
I'll save you the trouble of reading it by giving you the CliffNotes version:
Football play-by-play
Description of Italian food
Football play-by-play
Desc
...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.77
I picked this up because I thought her "Girl With a Pearl Earring" was pretty good. I guess I'm not all that into art, but I'm even less into fossils. ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
The Next Best Thing
3.40
Hmmm. I was interested in the beginning and I liked the end, but the middle was a whole lot of "Why can't she just finish this up already?" Also, like ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
 
The Silent Land
3.60
Thanks to a recommendation from an employee at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque (support your independent booksellers this Christmas!!), I picked up ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 03, 2011
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