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The Marriage of Opposites
3.86
it was amazing
Loved the sweeping generational story, and history of Camille Pissarro. Another fantastic Alice Hoffman, heartily recommend.
May 28, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
 
The Dog Stars
3.90
it was amazing
Loved this. Not my usual genre, apocalyptic Colorado, but the writing was great, the main character also very likeable and accessible, and best part w ...more
Jun 26, 2016
Jul 03, 2016
 
The Whole World Over
3.49
liked it
This took me a while to get through, I fell asleep a lot. I really liked Three Junes, and this had many of the same great characters, but it took a wh ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
4.38
it was amazing
My book of the year, gave it to 4 people as Christmas presents. If you've ever been down the Grand Canyon, or ever want to - this is a must read. Non- ...more
Dec 2015
Jan 07, 2016
 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
4.32
it was amazing
All the kudos this book has gotten, are not misplaced - it is an extraordinary book, and I loved the writing, the story, and the ending. What more cou ...more
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 18, 2016
 
I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing But True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog
3.31
it was amazing
I described this to a friend as an irreverent Anne Lamott. Diana has some exquisite captures of human nature, and mothering, and relationships. Just m ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2009
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
it was amazing
All the elements of a great novel for me, foreign countries/cultures, medical drama, and characters that I care deeply about. Highly recommended.
May 10, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Fates and Furies
3.56
really liked it
Quite a compelling read, edgy - complicated characters, loved her writing style and descriptions. More sex in it than I'd expected, well written. Thes ...more
Feb 15, 2016
Feb 05, 2016
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.19
it was amazing
Loved this book, sweet but tough storyline, and Enzo, the golden retriever, is my new favorite narrator. Highly recommended.
May 21, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
A Pirate Looks at Fifty
3.81
it was amazing
Loved going on vacation with the Buffet clan. Read while sailing in the Bahamas, fit right in.
May 25, 2017
May 27, 2017
 
A House in the Sky
4.20
it was amazing
Rough read, but truly amazing what the body, mind and heart can withstand...
Oct 25, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
 
The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, #1)
3.74
really liked it
Continuing my fiction reading set in Sicily - excellent mystery.
May 06, 2017
May 06, 2017
 
The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2)
3.56
it was amazing
Absolutely as good as the first book, love spending time with Don Tillman!
May 29, 2017
May 27, 2017
 
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
3.83
it was amazing
LOVED this book, didn't want it to end, recommend heartily to all.
Feb 22, 2017
Mar 03, 2017
 
Daughter
3.52
Ooph, glad that's not my daughter, my family... still....
Oct 25, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k
3.51
it was amazing
Funny (you will laugh out loud) and so true. Read it!
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 03, 2016
 
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
3.91
really liked it
Friends, dogs, heartbreak, hope - what's not to like?
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 03, 2016
 
Far Tortuga
3.92
it was ok
Didn't like the format, the dialog, the dialect. Loved the descriptions of the wind, sea, sailing, cays & islands, unfortunately, too far and few. ...more
May 11, 2016
Apr 27, 2016
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.27
really liked it
Very interesting, maybe I'll start running again?
Jan 24, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
it was amazing
What a deep, rich read. The writing is spectacular, the story troubling but so engaging. So vivid some of the descriptions and situations, can't imagi ...more
Apr 22, 2016
Apr 07, 2016
 
The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
3.90
really liked it
I might be hooked into this series "The Cousins War", luckily, very fast read.
Feb 03, 2017
Jan 29, 2017
 
The Known World
3.82
really liked it
Intense, amazing writing.
Jan 2016
Jan 07, 2016
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
Loved this book, fast read. You will fall in love with Don Tillman, guaranteed.
Mar 08, 2017
Mar 03, 2017
 
Dead Run: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West
3.75
liked it
Interesting story, mostly b/c it happened in my backyard, and I recognized all the places it was set. Could use better editing, kinda bounced around, ...more
Feb 15, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
3.77
Loved this book, b/c Nancy and I took a very similar trip to China, just a couple years earlier than Ms Gilman. She put into eloquent words the funny, ...more
Nov 18, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
Small Great Things
4.36
it was amazing
Fantastic. Really brought home racism, how pervasive it is, and how invisible. Picoult has done her usual in-depth research and made me look at racism ...more
Jan 09, 2017
Dec 18, 2016
 
The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
4.28
really liked it
A friend loaned me this book when she heard I was headed to see the Dalai Lama, so glad she did. Great little book, very readable, love that Yongey's ...more
Apr 07, 2016
Feb 21, 2016
 
The Elephant Whisperer
4.44
it was amazing
I ripped through this book (for me), it was exciting, thoughtful, well-written, and a compelling read. One of those that kept me up into the wee hours ...more
Jun 10, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
The Tennis Partner
3.87
liked it
Had high hopes since I loved "Cutting for Stone", but this was disappointing. Sort of a fictionalized biography, the characters didn't pull me in, I g ...more
May 02, 2016
Apr 07, 2016
 
Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life
4.04
really liked it
This is the kind of book that you can start reading over again as soon as you finish - am marking it finished, but it will still be in my reading pile ...more
Dec 18, 2016
Apr 07, 2016
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