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Love Story (Love Story, #1)
3.57
I read Love Story because I didn't want to see the movie, but I wanted to know what everyone was talking about. While it was an affecting and sentimen...more
Jan 1971
Sep 20, 2008
 
First Things First
4.02
Another terrifically helpful book from the pen of Stephen Covey. I personally found especially useful the two-by-two matrix he discusses as a way to o...more
Dec 28, 1995
Jul 02, 2008
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
3.94
Inspirational, developmental, and practical -- what a combination! The principles of behavior covered in this groundbreaking and long-respected book a...more
not set
Jul 02, 2008
 
Black Like Me
4.09
What a brilliant anthropological/sociological study of the Black experience! Using medication and dye, John Howard Griffin, darkened his skin, and too...more
Jan 1974
Aug 23, 2008
 
The Violin of Auschwitz
3.61
I’ll admit that I’m of two minds about The Violin of Auschwitz. Like many who have already reviewed it here, it didn’t affect me as powerfully as have...more
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
 
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
3.98
I first read Kuhn's book during my first year as a Ph.D. student, and found it rather interesting. It challenges notions of scientific progress as lin...more
Jan 1984
Jul 28, 2008
 
A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy
4.11
I first read Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings many years ago, while I was a Ph.D. candidate in California. I was intrigued by how his nine pr...more
Jan 1986
Feb 19, 2009
 
Alongside Night
3.76
Libertarian-based adventure novel following the adventures of a teenage boy who quickly comes to manhood in a dystopian future America. Of it, Milton...more
Jan 2000
Feb 19, 2009
 
The Probability Broach (North American Confederacy #1)
3.88
Award winning libertarian science fiction. Parallel histories, one of which evolved from different post-1776 events into utopian libertarian society....more
not set
Jun 22, 2008
 
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
3.94
Some have panned this autobiographical account as being self-centered or self-serving. I disagree. It would be difficult to begin to understand Wasdin...more
Aug 05, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life
4.25
The Givens’ book was an interesting combination of doctrine, interpretation, and confirmatory support from a wide variety of sources, including prophe...more
Feb 15, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
The Christmas Journey
3.98
Interesting take on the traditional Christmas story. We (believers) don't often consider the details of what it must have been like in reality for the...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
 
The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now
3.44
In an effort to find new ways to increase my productivity and task focus, recently I checked out The Procrastinator's Handbook from the local library....more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
 
The Continuous Conversion: God Isn't Just Proving Us, He's Improving Us
4.61
The Continuous Conversion is a sequel, of sorts, to The Continuous Atonement, though they need not be read in order. There is little new here, but tha...more
Jun 03, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
Lift
3.70
I'm conflicted about this book...I enjoyed most of it, and found some parts quite touching and impactful. It is a nice manifestation of one woman's lo...more
May 23, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
A Short Guide to a Happy Life
3.95
This world would be a much better place if people who read books like this would look beyond their initial "cliché" reaction, and actually thought abo...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
 
The Judas Gate (Sean Dillon, #18)
3.77
What can I say about The Judas Gate? Large stretches of boredom, interrupted by moments of "hmmm, time to open my eyes now?" Dillon returns, with a ma...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Secrets
3.62
Though a work of fiction, this story took hold of me and wouldn't let go until I finished reading it. I often found it to be uncomfortable reading, an...more
Jan 1999
Aug 08, 2008
 
Devils Advocate
3.95
Pretty good novel centering around a patriot who takes an seemingly unpatriotic position in a totalitarian government with the goal of pushing the cit...more
Jan 1975
Jan 15, 2009
 
Odd Interlude #3 (Odd Thomas, #4.3)
4.12
Not bad...a return to his earlier work involving "reasonable extensions" of existing recombinant DNA research, coupled with the fantasy of Odd's...odd...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
Frost: Poems
4.31
I don't read a lot of poetry, but I do have some favorites, and Frost is one of them. I find that his poems often speak to my heart, and resonate with...more
Oct 03, 2008
Sep 07, 2008
 
Living a Life That Matters: Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success
3.97
This is a thought-provoking (and thought-consolidating) book, just what I would expect from Rabbi Kushner. The good Rabbi reminds us that what is trul...more
May 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Ride On: A Motorcycle Journey to Awake your Soul and Rediscover its Maker
3.71
First time author, Pastor Joseph Fehlen, has authored and self-published a fine little book that is an extended series of metaphorical explorations ab...more
Oct 06, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
Death in Long Grass
4.35
Death in the Long Grass is an outstandingly written account of the author's real-life adventures and experiences in Africa guiding big game hunters on...more
Jan 1999
Sep 25, 2009
 
Odds Are, You're Going to Be Exalted: Evidence That the Plan of Salvation Works
4.33
What a wonderfully comforting and enlightening book! Bro. Alonzo Gaskill builds on work done in the same vein by authors such as Robert Millett and St...more
Sep 12, 2008
Sep 07, 2008
 
Dave's Song
4.28
This was a childhood favorite, and it is tangentially related to another of McKay's books, Canary Red. In chronological order, this one comes second,...more
Dec 20, 1971
Jun 27, 2009
 
A Compass to Fulfillment: Passion and Spirituality in Life and Business
4.38
A Compass to Fulfillment is not a traditional business book based on research data; rather, this is a compilation of the learning and wisdom of Kazuo...more
Oct 27, 2012
Sep 30, 2011
 
The Holy Secret
4.27
There is a growing genre of professional and personal development books that seeks to teach fundamental principles of life and living through the medi...more
Nov 21, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
Decades ago, I read Viktor Frankl's insightful account of the horrors of WWII Jewish concentration camps, as described in Man's Search For Meaning. No...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
 
Wonder
4.42
What a delightfully interesting and affecting read is Wonder! Written from the various perspectives of different characters, it first begins with Augi...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
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