Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West
Picked this up to learn more about prostitution in the Old West. Despite the plethora of commas, I found the text engaging and easy to read. The pictu ...more
Jan 22, 2012
May 05, 2009
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
I stuck this on my GLBT shelf, but only because the book talks about intersexual children who are more with ambiguous genitalia. The main thrust of th ...more
May 15, 2014
May 11, 2014
With or Without You
This story really blew me away. I've always been curious about people who feel compelled to kill celebrities, particularly those they claim to love. W ...more
Aug 2005
Apr 25, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I picked this up one sleepless night and, five hours later, finished reading it in one fell swoop. I loved Katniss's world (I'm a huge fan of dystopic ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Aug 16, 2010
Pet Sematary
2015 -- Rereading an old favorite. Loved it as much now as I did the first time I read it way back when.


The very first Stephen King novel I read, a
Feb 22, 2015
Sep 28, 2008
Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid
In another life, I would've liked to be a funeral director, so this book is right up my alley. This collection of anecdotes and insider information ab ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Aug 30, 2014
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Really enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Everyone says it's an adult Harry Potter, and yes, for the first part Quentin's at school like Harry ...more
Jan 2015
Dec 24, 2014
Very upfront and detailed description of one woman's rape and the subsequent aftermath. The writing was strong and clinical, which was probably the on ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Apr 25, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I'll be honest ~ I picked this up because it seems to be the big hit this summer. I didn't really know what to expect except that the story started a ...more
Jun 17, 2010
May 17, 2010
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (M*A*S*H, #1)
Got this for Christmas and have been wanting to read it for a while now. I'll admit I didn't enjoy the movie, "MASH," but I grew up watching the telev ...more
Mar 15, 2010
May 11, 2009
Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs
Oh my. If the cover doesn't clue you in to what kind of book this is ~ check out the cat in the wig & specks ~ then you're in for a wild ride. Thi ...more
Aug 2005
Apr 25, 2009
Dreamers (Legacies of the Ancient River #1)
From the back cover: Though as naturally elegant as any queen, Tuya came as a teenaged slave to Potiphar's household, a personal gift from the mighty ...more
not set
Apr 25, 2009
In our Hearts we were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe, a Dwarf Family's Survival of the Holocaust
I caught a special on TV once about Perla Ovitz, one of the little people in the Ovitz family whose dwarfism caught the attention of Josef Mengele and ...more
Feb 28, 2012
May 05, 2009
The Reader
Eh, it was okay. A bit navel-gazing at times, and I would've liked more insight into Hanna, but the point of view limited what the narrator knew of he ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal
I really like Ann Rule's style of telling a true crime story. This one had me on the edge of my seat at the end, because there weren't many pages left ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
Nine Seconds
Not badly written, but I knew it wasn't my cup of tea when one character tells the other, "I just wish I could have told her about Jesus."

Yeah, no.
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
The Wild Truth
A good companion to "Into The Wild," completing Chris McCandless's story by sharing his sister's side of the story. Well-written and moving. I enjoyed ...more
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
Gone Girl
I won't say anything about the story, since almost anything I said would be a spoiler (for those who haven't read the story yet -- I'm a bit behind on ...more
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
Collected Edition
I really enjoyed this author's style and voice. The second story was my favorite, "The Vibe that Ate the South." It was set during the American Civil ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
Atlas Shrugged
I read a large portion of this book in high school in anticipation of writing an essay for a scholarship to college. I got probably 3/4ths of the way ...more
Jan 1992
Sep 09, 2009
The Passage
This is very well-written, which is a good thing, because it took me a good 275 pages before the story really took off for me. After that, though, I c ...more
Dec 24, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
The Great Gatsby
Re-read this after seeing the 2013 movie (first time I've picked it up since high school). Loved it all over again.

One of the better classics I had to
May 26, 2013
Apr 25, 2009
Lost Star: The Search for Amelia Earhart
This was a fascinating book that poses a good hypothesis on what happened to Amelia Earhart based on government records released under FOIA and extens ...more
May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
Invasion Of The Blue Lights
This was a cute little sci-fi story that would appeal to middle school readers. It's nice to see older children's books making the translation into eb ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Paradise Lost (Alex Kaidan)
This was a short story that is obviously episode 1 (or chapter 1, if you prefer) of a longer saga. Unfortunately, the author doesn't seem to have writ ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)
Let me preface this by saying I'm not a fan of detective stories. But the premise of this one caught my eye (giant asteroid plummeting toward earth, s ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
Zombie Thanksgiving: A YA Paranormal Story
Humorous, well-written. I enjoyed the world and the author's voice, and would definitely read another zombie story by him in the future.
Nov 27, 2014
May 12, 2014
The Black Dahlia Avenger: The True Story
It takes a lot of courage to follow the clues and admit to the world that, based upon your investigations, one of the most notorious crimes of the 20t ...more
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
The Bad Girls Of The Bible "7 Most Infamous"
I wanted this to be an engaging look at ... well, bad girls in the Bible. I wanted witty prose and historical fact, not Bible quotes in lieu of the au ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
For the Thrill of It
Recommended to me by a Goodreads friend (thank you, jv poore!) who saw it listed in a HuffPost article titled, "9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutel ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
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