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One Plus One
3.95
Second Moyes book for me and I enjoyed this even more than Me Before You. Nicely done. There's some well done themes of class and clique struggles for ...more
Nov 28, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Read it. Just read it.

May be the best WWII account I've read.
Dec 12, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
 
We Were Liars
3.89
3.5 stars

Words that come to mind:
Cryptic, unreliable, annoying, page-turner, beautiful, obnoxious.

Such mixed feelings! But I can completely see why th
...more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
 
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
3.95
A great book that shows how ideas stick with us and outlines specific methods to creating "sticky" ideas. The Heath's give props to Malcolm Gladwell a ...more
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
 
The Vacationers
3.18
A low 3 stars. Definitely a beach read.
Very interestingly, one of my friends identifies with one character which I can only account for by the charact
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Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
 
Me Before You
4.31
Pleasantly surprised! My low expectations of a hyped book I vaguely thought was probably chick lit romance were more than exceeded. Difficult, thought ...more
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
The Wednesday Wars
4.07
A great book with really great balance. Funny, yet poignant.

I loved the Shakespeare aspect, tho it would have been even cooler if I could claim 100%
...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Fortunately, the Milk
4.04
I love you Neil Gaiman, you make me happy. This is a wonderful, whimsical story. And at just an hour on audiobook, it was perfect for my run this morn ...more
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
 
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
4.13
I love the first half of this novel where we first meet the quirky and brilliant Holmes and his and Watson's relationship is established. I'm not a hu ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Enemy Women
3.60
4.5 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! The source material from real letters etc. at the beginning of each chapter really added to it as well. No ...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
3.81
Roman philosopher Lucretius wrote the poem De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) in the first-century BC. Lost for more than a thousand years, it ...more
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
 
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
3.61
What really happened to Michael Rockefeller when he disappeared in 1961..?

The Good: Fascinating people, probably as foreign to us as possible. I've al
...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
 
All Clear
4.04
What a trip. What a journey. What a trippy journey.

I LOVED Blackout and All Clear. I'm can't put my finger on what tips it so far in favor, but I love
...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.20
3.5 stars - there are several friends I would recommend this to

WWII - orphan German boy Werner, blind French girl Marie Laure - some years growing up,
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Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
 
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
4.01
I love history. It was tremendous fun to "play" with history in this second in the trilogy. All the historical detail was great for me and a much bett ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
The Dressmaker
3.38
A low level 3 stars.
Tess, who just wants to make a living with her sewing skills, escapes an undesirable maid position with a lucky last minute passag
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Jul 05, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
3.5 stars

I have SUCH mixed feelings about this book! I was completely drawn in to start with, really enjoyed it until they left Oxford, and I still re
...more
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
An interesting one to review. I feel mixed.
Right off you know this has a heavy take on Narnia in it, and then it becomes a college level Harry Potter.
...more
Dec 02, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
 
Forgotten Country
3.46
This is the story of a South Korean family who flees to America amidst the Japanese occupation. It's not a mystery to find a missing sister as the Goo ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
 
Winter Garden
4.10
Whoa. Now that I've finished it, I'm blown away by this book. It made me want to switch the book I'll host for book club to this. Then, of course, I r ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.83
This is a quality debut novel. This Southern Gothic goes awry when a boy is killed in a "healing" in a snake handling church led by a corrupt preacher ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
 
Bossypants
3.92
3.5 stars. Laugh out loud funny in several spots. There's a bit when life is extra crazy with the trifecta of trying to get a 30 Rock shoot with Oprah ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
 
The Sanctuary
3.84
I didn't realize until getting on Goodreads to write a review that this/the author is for the Christian market. I just picked it up based on my librar ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
Tigers in Red Weather
3.40
2.5 stars. This was a different one and I have a lot of different feelings about it.

This intriguing story starts at the end of WWII and is written in
...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Sandcastle Girls
3.83
This was a powerful read and I really enjoyed it. I do recommend it.

The Sandcastle Girls has two storylines. The first follows a modern day author, La
...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
 
Uncle Tom's Cabin
3.78
Finally finished! Okay, so the writing wasn't always the best, and I could wish for a little more character development, but despite these I still hav ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
The Shoemaker's Wife
3.95
3.5 stars. Good+ (better than good but I can't say great).

This is an epic immigrant tale spanning the entire lives of two northern Italians, Ciro and
...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
1.5 stars... This is a difficult book to review. Bottom line, I cannot recommend this. (Thankfully, I'm liking Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Cl ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
Hm. Drug abuse, sex, molestation, suicide, homosexuality, abortion and a general overdose of traumatizing issues strewn across everyone's lives, all s ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
 
Full Disclosure
4.03
This was on the new audiobook shelf at my library and after a brief look I thought, sure, I don't read many cop stories and it's been a while. I shoul ...more
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
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