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Like Water for Chocolate
This book was disappointing. It felt overwrought and melodramatic.

Tita, the youngest daughter of overbearing Mama Elena, has to give up the hope of ev
Jan 02, 2008
Nov 07, 2007
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
As a YA librarian I get tons upon tons of requests for A Child Called It, a fantastically horrible memoir about a childhood spent living with an abusi ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 25, 2008
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)
I read this book for a book club hosted at one of the schools that my library serves.

I was expecting more from the book as it was/is so popular with y
Nov 04, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Xenocide (The Ender Quintet, #3)
Wow. It took me so long to finish this book after racing through the previous portion of this series. It's really too bad because Orson Scott Card's i ...more
Mar 12, 2008
Jun 18, 2007
Dear Diary
I was looking through the bookstore purchasing materials for my vacation (rare treat to self) when this book on display jumped out at me. Recommendati ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
On my way back from my sister's Colorado wedding, I saw this in an airport bookstore while I was looking for a good suspense read for my airplane. I d ...more
Jun 04, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
The Road
I just added a star to my rating for this book.

Sometimes I do a stupid thing and rate down a book because of how it made me feel at the end. I'm angry
Jan 2007
Jun 14, 2007
Water for Elephants
Jacob Jankowski's life takes a sharp left turn when he is interrupted during one of his veterinarian classes. Both of his parents are fatalities of a ...more
Mar 18, 2008
Nov 07, 2007
Almost everything about this book works surprisingly well. The tone and style of the narration brings the reader very effectively into the life of Mir ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
The Book Thief
One of the best books I read in recent memory. Really.

About a bajillion books have been written about World War II, in particular the tragedy that was
Nov 2007
Jun 17, 2007
Vote for Larry (Gospel According to Larry, #2)
I wish there were more Larrys in the world -- passionate teens (heck PEOPLE) dedicated to making the world a better place to live. In Janet Tashjian's ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
Black Swan Green
I wanted to like this book more. The writing is beautiful and the characters seem interesting. But I just found myself a little bored out of my gourd. ...more
Jun 05, 2008
May 10, 2007
Virals (Virals, #1)
Tory Brennan, niece of famed anthropologist Temperance Brennan, is stuck living on secluded Morris Island. Her mother died recently in a crash and she ...more
May 16, 2011
May 12, 2011
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
Nic Sheff is an addict. Though his drug of choice is meth, he also abuses alcohol, marijuana, painkillers, and heroin. In his previous memoir, Tweak, ...more
Jun 03, 2011
May 31, 2011
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
This book is the second in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series following Shiver.

After Sam finds a cure for his condition at the end of Shiver, it seems t
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
I truly disliked this book. The main character does have a rich interior life, but most of what she ponders bored me to tears. I never would have fini ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Hidden Camera
You've been invited to a special screening of a movie. You go because you have nothing better to do that night. Sitting down, nearly alone in the thea ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience
I got this from the library thinking "what the hell would Ricki Lake know about the birth experience?" Of course that was kind of stupid of me since s ...more
Jun 2009
Jul 08, 2009
The Madonnas of Echo Park
Anyone who says they love L.A. should read this book.

Told through a series of interlaced vignettes voiced by different characters, Skyhorse it paints
Sep 16, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
The Family Man
Henry Archer is a gay bachelor living a solemn existence until he sends a note to his ex-wife, Denise, offering condolences for her husband's sudden d ...more
May 25, 2011
May 17, 2011
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
A mid-level entry in the series. It isn't the worst, but it's not nearly the best.

In this one, Sookie's relationship with Eric is still going strong t
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
What Alice Forgot
Alice falls and bumps her head at her spinning class and forgets the last ten years of her life. These past ten years seem to have been some of the mo ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
July 24th! Date moved up...!
not set
May 17, 2011
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
In the last installment of the series, Sookie met her great-grandfather Niall and found out more about her fairy heritage. Here, the plot is taken to ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
So Yesterday
You probably don't know how new trends begin, but it's Hunter's job to spot cool ideas and turn them into the latest trends. That's how he meets Jen, ...more
Oct 27, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
Tana French gets better with each book.

Frank Mackey returns home to his poor Dublin neighborhood, Faithful Place, when his sister calls him to tell hi
Jul 03, 2011
May 03, 2010
The Lonely Polygamist
This book was a highly enjoyable read. The characters and many intertwining plots were believable, entertaining and relatable. This book is less a sto ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Nov 27, 2010
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
I really want I like this but can't quite get there. I adore the tiered system that encourages people to eat vegan more often even if they aren't read ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
I found this a satisfying, if not emotionally complete, conclusion to the Wolves of Mercy Falls series.

As with the previous two in the series, Stiefva
Sep 04, 2011
May 04, 2011
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5)
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls is an incredibly silly and yet enjoyable read. Imagine a PG-13 version of Scooby Doo where Daphne and Fred are in a fledgling r ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 10, 2010
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