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How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America
3.98
this book made me really angry. like gripping the book so hard that my knuckles turned red angry. so i think page accomplished her goal. it's a look a ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s
3.79
as with any collection of essays (especially those more academic leaning), there's always some great ones and some not-so-great ones. unsurprisingly, ...more
May 19, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
 
Looking for Alaska
4.19
okay, after my experience with an abundance of katherines and the advice of a john green fan, i decided to give his work another go but this time, try ...more
May 07, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
Perfect Fifths (Jessica Darling, #5)
3.84
maybe i'm a bad jessica darling fan but this novel wasn't what i've come to expect from the series. something was missing - i don't know if it's the f ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.92
funny and sweet story "written" by the daughter of a reclusive former architect and a praised technological genius.

it was a bit confusing at first, d
...more
Mar 27, 2014
Aug 18, 2012
 
Kiki de Montparnasse
3.83
**spoiler alert** i only knew of kiki from the photographs taken by man ray (the most famous of all being the cover art).

her story reads like a fable
...more
May 18, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Lost Girls
3.58
i've read so much about this collection over the years, so i finally sat down and read it. i both appreciated and did not like it.

positives:
- the al
...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music
3.78
if you're a fan of independent record labels and a strong DIY ethic, i suggest you read this book, even if you know nothing about k records.

love rock
...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
3.62
as someone who can remember watching nbc's thursday night line-up for as long as i can remember, i found this book to be a lot of fun. while it tells ...more
May 16, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
Love in the Asylum
3.72
well, i liked this book. i certainly didn't love it. i felt equally engrossed in both oscar & alba's stories and the letters from the library. whe ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Sep 23, 2009
 
Mission Adulthood
3.71
overall, i liked this book - i didn't love it, i didn't hate it, i just liked it. it's pleasing to read things about your generation that don't paint ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
3.90
childhood on-set schizophrenia isn't something that you see in movies or television or even in books, so this memoir offered a look into the world of ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Essays on Film, Fandom, Technology, and the Culture of Riffing
3.58
as a newer fan of mst3k (a little less than 2 years), i knew i wouldn't get all the references in this book nor would i have seen all the episodes. st ...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
 
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
3.89
this book was difficult to read at points but i'm positive that was intentional. some of the thoughts that ran through daelyn's mind reminded me of my ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
Every Day (Every Day #1)
4.00
i finished this book this afternoon and it's been on my mind still, mostly because i found the ending disappointing. at first, i couldn't get into the ...more
Jun 18, 2013
May 25, 2013
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
it's only august but i think i can say this is the best book i've read this year.

an incredible debut; the writing is so simple and so powerful. not o
...more
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
Gone Girl
3.94
Geez, talk about your unreliable narrator. I hated almost everyone in this book and that made it even more fun to read. The end felt like a bit of a c ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2012
 
Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body
4.00
while reading this, i didn't feel like i was reading a book; sometimes it felt like i was reading a really good blog entry and others, it felt like i ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
The Testament of Jessie Lamb
3.10
it sounds cliche but really, this book makes you think. is jessie a heroine? if so, is she fighting for a cause or some other reason?

the characters i
...more
Jun 20, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.03
even though i wasn't done in time for FYA book club, i was determined to finish this book!

when i first read the description (and title), i rolled my
...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
 
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
3.63
first of all, this book is a must have for any library that serves a large puerto rican population.

an excellent way to introduce younger readers to t
...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
The Haunting of Hill House
3.91
now, we have always lived in the castle is one of my favorite books and of course, "the lottery" is probably my #2 favorite short story, so i had high ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.02
i really wanted to like this book. it started off strong but the further it went along, the more it dissolved. i'm not sure cain knew what direction s ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
3.71
reading this made me want to stop buying cheaply made clothes and begin working with what i have - mending the things that need mending, etc. i also w ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Jesus Land: A Memoir
3.93
completely engrossing! i stayed up past my bedtime to finish this book. julia's story is so unbelievable that you almost don't believe it, until the v ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin
3.36
this book presents a look into america's mental health system and one that i'd like to see further investigated. vincent checks herself in three diffe ...more
Jan 21, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
 
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year
3.53
this is a perfect book to give to anyone leaving home for the first time and entering a world totally unlike the one in which they've always lived. it ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Apr 20, 2013
 
Shadows (Ashes Trilogy, #2)
3.74
sadly, not as engrossing and OMG as the first book in the trilogy but it's often that the 2nd book is the weakest in the series. (however, this does n ...more
Oct 03, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity
3.45
a nice overview of the rise of the new domesticity, as matchar calls it. it seems to be everywhere these days, which is pretty problematic since (as t ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
The Chaperone
3.84
i thought this would be more about louise brooks but i quickly learned she is merely a side character for the majority of the novel, while cora (the t ...more
Sep 08, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
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