The Christmas Sweater
Some of the story is based on events in Glenn Beck's young life in a working class family that didn't have much of material value. Glenn wants the thi ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I generally do not like science fiction or fantasy books for a couple of reasons. It always seems to me that science fiction is so caught up in specia ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
I Am the Messenger
I didn't like The Book Thief either.
I didn't get that far with this book because I was really turned off. Maybe all those years as a middle school tea
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
The Chosen
Two Jewish boys, one Orthodox and the other not, grow up, becoming friends while attending different high schools. They learn from each other and from ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
This book got a lot of good reviews and was on a couple of Goodread's lists. So I listened to the first disk and I had no idea what this book was supp ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 10, 2010
The Crossing (The Border Trilogy, #2)
Another tale told in Cormac McCarthy's unique style: Billy and Boyd Parham are teenage cowboys in New Mexico in the late 1930's. A series of events fo ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
An autistic yet gifted 15 year old boy, Christopher, is challenged by his teacher to write a book. Because of his autism, Christopher feels unable to ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Two Weeks with the Queen (Cascades)
I'm trying to remember what made me want to read this book. I must have seen a summary about a boy's brother getting cancer and wondered what that exp ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Memoirs of a Geisha
The story of Sayuri, born in a poor fishing village, and sold in 1929 at the age of 9 to a representative of a geisha house. She works to pay back the ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Lost Boys
A Mormon family (includes 2 boys and a girl) moves to a town in North Carolina where a serial killer has been killing boys. Card makes you enjoy and c ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
The Poisonwood Bible
A Southern Baptist missionary takes his wife and 4 daughters to the Congo in the year 1959. The year is important because the Congo is controlled by B ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Dec 26, 2008
Sundays at Tiffany's
What do you get when you cross Twilight Zone and a romance? Correct, this book. I almost never read romance books, but was interested in this book aft ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 01, 2008
Tobacco Road
This book was very odd--it tells the story of the Lester family, a poverty stricken ignorant family. The book does seem to make fun of these country b ...more
Aug 15, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
The Book of Lies
The main character of this book gets pulled into an adventure to find The Book of Lies. The back story involves murder and intrigue as does the curren ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Oct 05, 2008
The Lovely Bones
It's interesting that people either loved this book or really hated it. I'm in the middle.
What's good about this book? It is easy to read and interest
Jul 2008
Jul 14, 2008
The Time Traveler's Wife
I didn't get far with this audiobook. I thought the author had an interesting and believable way of approaching time travel. Too often when I read a b ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
The Art of Racing in the Rain

I have never read a book like this--and I have read a lot of books with a dog on the cover.
This book is written in first person--well first dog. Yes,
Sep 04, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
The Accidental Tourist
Data suggests that when a married couple experiences the death of a child, they are at a higher risk than other couples to divorce. This book shows th ...more
Sep 2010
Aug 23, 2010
The Lost Choice
A boy finds an ancient object in a creek behind his house. Upon investigation, the object is linked to historical figures who served their fellow man ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
Leaper: The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily-Super Hero
This is the story of a twenty-something who wakes up one day with the ability to leap--to transport instantly to another place. As far fetched as that ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 06, 2008
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3.5 actually!
When I first started reading this book I didn't like it. I couldn't believe the detail into the lives of this family. The description of
Aug 30, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
After the death of his brother, Major Pettigrew (age 68), develops a friendship with Jasmina Ali, a Muslim Pakistani shopkeeper. The very proper Ma
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Chosen One
Thirteen year old Kyra lives on a polygamist compound mostly happy until she is told she must marry her 60 year old uncle who already has 6 wives. Whi ...more
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
The story of a really odd family that may look ok on the surface, but has some real problems. The parents kind of reminded me of Howard Hughes parents ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
3.5 What's a poor father to do with 7 daughters and no sons? How can he get them married off with no payment to the groom's family? Luckily, one of hi ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1)
Mickey Haller is a criminal lawyer in Los Angeles that defends criminals most of us would rather avoid. I was reminded of John Grisham's southern lawy ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
A Return to Christmas
I read this book a number of years ago, but I remember really enjoying it. My then 3rd grader and I read the first part of it together and we enjoyed ...more
Aug 13, 2003
Aug 13, 2010
No Country for Old Men
What would you do if you found a pick up truck out in the desert with bunch of dead guys, heroin, and a lot of cash? This is a story of greed and arro ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Dec 01, 2008
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Twelve year old Ceecee lives with her nutty mom and detached dad in Ohio. After a series of events, she goes to live with her great aunt in the South. ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
This book (a fable, an allegory, a parable?)kept reminding me of CS Lewis' Screwtape letters, but not as good. I think because CS Lewis' book rang so ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 01, 2010
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