bookshelves

all (2367)

cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down arrow date read date added
 
Sarah's Key
4.11
Reporter Julia Jarmond is investigating the events of 1942, when French authorities rounded up the Jews of the cities and put them in concentration ca ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
The Art of Growing a Beard
3.67
The Art of Growing a Beard is a book about the history, selection process, and maintenance of beards from throughout history.

I got this from Netgalley
...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
 
Facial
3.69
Once the hitman he hired to kill his wife's lover finishes the job, Greg kills the hitman in his office. Fortunately, his brother is suddenly in need ...more
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
The Blasted Lands (Seven Forges, #2)
3.90
While Merros Dulver prepares the Empire of Fellein for the possibility of war with the Sa'ba Taalor, Desh Krohan sends an expedition to the Blasted La ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
The Cut
3.68
When an imprisoned drug dealer hires Spero Lucas to find out who's been stealing his product, Spero takes the case. Can Spero recover the stolen weed ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Dec 27, 2012
 
Dove Season
3.99
When he finds out his father has terminal cancer, Jimmy Veeder returns home for the first time in over a decade. His father has one last request: one ...more
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
Rage
3.76
Charlie Decker takes a room full of his classmates hostage. Will any of them walk out alive?

In this Bachman book, Holden Caulfield takes the Breakfast
...more
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 09, 2013
 
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Spenser, #42)
3.79
When the New England Patriot's Kinjo Heywood's son goes missing, Spenser is on the case. But who took him? Is it someone looking to squeeze a star foo ...more
May 23, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
I pre-ordered this almost a full year before it came out. It was worth the wait.

At first glance, The Graveyard Book reminded me of A Fine and Private
...more
Oct 06, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
4.26
Three survivors of demon attacks spend their younger years learning to fight the corelings in their own ways. Rojer becomes a Jongleur, a wandering mi ...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Doctor Who: Touched By An Angel
4.14
Eight years after his wife's death, Mark Whitaker receives a letter from his future self, giving him instructions on how to save her. But why are the ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
 
The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl, #1)
3.92
Mookie Pearl has been working for the Organization for most of his adult life. When his boss reveals he has terminal cancer, who should show up just i ...more
Oct 08, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
 
Hangtown (Janelle Watkins, Private Investigator, #2)
4.05
When a teenager is found hanging from a bridge near her house, Detective Janelle Watkins doesn't think it's suicide. But does that have anything to do ...more
May 07, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
 
The List of Seven (The List of Seven, #1)
3.92
Arthur Conan Doyle, doctor and aspiring author, witnesses black magic and murder at a seance. Soon, he finds himself on the run with Jack Sparks dragg ...more
Mar 13, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
 
Grudge Punk
4.22
There are a million stories in The Grudge and John McNee commits ten of them to paper in Grudge Punk.

Not long ago, Arthur Graham, knowing my love of f
...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
4.08
Gun runner Eddie Coyle is facing jail time for some hijacked booze. While trying to procure some guns for a friend of his for a string of bank robberi ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 25, 2013
 
Deadman's Road
3.94
Deadman's Road is a collection of the tales starring Reverend Jebidiah Mercer, a gun-totting preacher in the Old Weird West. I think I've read most of ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
The Egg Said Nothing
3.88
Until he laid the egg, Manny's life consisted of hanging around his apartment and fishing coins out of fountains. Now, he's got a girlfriend of sorts ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family
4.33
After disappearing for a year, the Joker returns with a vengeance, striking at Batman where it hurts the most: his family! Can Batman stop the Joker f ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
Saturday's Child (Cal Innes, #1)
3.73
When a mobster hires unlicensed PI Cal Innes to find a dealer (casino, not drug) that took off with his money, Innes quickly finds himself in over his ...more
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
He Died With His Eyes Open
3.79
A man of little consequence is found brutally murdered and the Detective Sergeant of the Department of Unexplained Deaths is given the case. It seems ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 27, 2012
 
Mildred Pierce
3.92
Mildred Pierce divorces her out of work, philandering husband and struggles to find a way to support herself and her two daughters. Too bad she attrac ...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad
3.11
After six women in a weekly knitting circle find that they are all rape survivors and none of their attackers were ever brought to justice, the go on ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jul 26, 2012
 
Full Measure
3.39
When Patrick Norris returns home after being discharged from the Marines, he finds the family avocado farm devastated by a recent wildfire. His older ...more
May 27, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Catch and Release
3.39
Catch and Release is a collection of Lawrence Block's short stories. As usual, I'll attempt to comment on them as I go without revealing too much, whi ...more
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
Seven Wonders
3.23
San Ventura is helpless against super villain The Cowl's reign of terror and even its resident superheroes, the Seven Wonders, are powerless to stop h ...more
Oct 02, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
 
HebrewPunk
3.86
HebrewPunk is a collection of tales by Lavie Tidhar, tales steeped in Hebrew mysticism.

I first encountered Lavie Tidhar with The Bookman and was eager
...more
Jan 06, 2014
Sep 10, 2012
 
I've Fallen and there's a Tentacle in my Butt
2.19
A naive 20 year old girl named Jenny encounters a poorly-described tentacle monster who wants to penetrate her orifices.

I'm not a monster porn aficion
...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
 
Plaster City
3.59
Jimmy Veeder is living the straight life with Angie and Juan, apart from the occasional Mavescapade, when Bobby's sixteen year old daughter goes missi ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
I Slept with Slender Man
3.11
Virginia, the prettiest senior in Killmeister High, has a problem. All of the boys are too intimidated by her beauty to ask her out. When she witnesse ...more
May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014
Rss