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Sarah's Key
4.12
I finished "Sarah's Key" this morning and I have so many thoughts going through my head about it. I loved the pacing of the story, how it switched bet ...more
Aug 26, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
The Terror
3.98
"The Terror" really came close to that 5-star rating. However the last 75 pages or so were so out of character with the rest of the book, they really ...more
Apr 22, 2009
Nov 15, 2008
 
The Book Thief
4.35
I original had The Book Thief on my young adult shelf, but decided to remove it from there. This is by no means a book just for teens. While I would l ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
 
A Fierce Radiance
3.57
I won this through First Reads and thought that it would be really interesting. As far as I can tell it's a historical romance about a doctor who is t ...more
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Jun 01, 2010
 
Genghis: Birth of an Empire (Conqueror, #1)
4.31
I started Genghis Birth of an Empire with a bit of trepidation. It starts out like a book for teenage boys. Indeed, it is a book that should have a gr ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
 
11/22/63
4.26
Stephen King’s latest novel has been receiving some major accolades. The New York Times named it one of the top ten books of 2011, making it one of th ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
I've seen The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society many times and never even picked it up to read the blurb. The cover looks like boring and ...more
Mar 02, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I’m not really sure what to say about “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. It was a thoroughly charming and entertaining novel. It was well written an ...more
Oct 07, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
Eifelheim
3.70
I loved the way this book combined historical fiction with science fiction. It just blew me away. I don't think I've ever seen alien encounters handle ...more
Feb 11, 2008
Feb 05, 2008
 
The Mongoliad (The Mongoliad Cycle, Book 1)
3.47
This book really deserves two stars. I gave it an extra one because of the audiobook narration by Luke Daniels. He's so good. I wish we could have a s ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
Alice I Have Been
3.64
I don't know if I would give this book 5 stars if I just read it. However, Samantha Eggar's narration of the audiobook is phenomenal. She really voice ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
The Little Stranger
3.49
I am really waffling between 3 & 4 stars here. The Little Stranger is a gothic romance with a few twists. First, instead of a female protagonist w ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
 
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
4.03
My daughter lent me "The Other Boleyn Girl" and told me how much she enjoyed it. Oh my. It made me blush.

Truthfully, this was an entertaining read. I
...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
4.40
I somehow missed reading Roots when it was new and fresh. I also never watched the iconic miniseries based on the book. I do remember that both book a ...more
Apr 15, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
 
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
3.86
(3.5 stars)

Shanghai Girls is a historical novel that covers twenty years in the life of Pearl and her sister, May, as they move from a life of privele
...more
Feb 14, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Dracula in Love
3.38
There seem to be quite a few books about Count Dracula lately. Maybe the popularity of vampires is making people re-visit the original popular vampire ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Black Hills
3.54
I am so glad I listened to the audiobook of Black Hills instead of trying to read it. It's so dense and convoluted that I don't think I would have mad ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Nov 22, 2009
 
So Brave, Young, and Handsome
3.67
So Brave, Young and Handsome: A Novel is a very interesting read. It's got so many layers and nuances. Set in 1912,the narrator is a Minnesota postal ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Aug 18, 2009
 
The House At Riverton
3.92
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Dec 06, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3.69
None
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
 
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.75
None
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Hide Me Among the Graves
3.57
None
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
Shadow of Night
4.02
None
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Rose Garden
4.00
None
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
 
The House of Velvet and Glass
3.32
None
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
 
The Bells
3.99
None
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
The Shadow of the Wind
4.22
None
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
 
Rules of Civility
3.98
None
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
None
Oct 12, 2012
Aug 27, 2008
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.29
None
Dec 15, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
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