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Mad Honey Symposium
4.41
A breath of fresh air. I had to, quite literally, read this book with my dictionary at the ready. At times it felt like the diction took the spotlight ...more
Dec 09, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
 
Billy and Me
3.99
Having read this book directly after one of Fitzgerald's, I fear my review might be a little too harsh. I found myself trying to make edits and annota ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
The Beautiful and Damned
3.75
I was enjoying this more and more as I read through after a rocky start with the first chapter. Both Anthony and Gloria were satisfyingly ridiculous, ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
 
Citizen: An American Lyric
4.26
I read this book in one sitting, after hearing the results of the Ferguson case yesterday. Obviously, not a light read by any stretch, but definitely ...more
Nov 25, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
 
Lucky Us
3.24
It started out promising, but quickly fell apart. I didn't really understand the purpose of the book -- there are huge, huge gaps in plot and characte ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
1913: The Year Before the Storm
3.74
I hardly knew anything about the people Illies followed in this book, and for that reason it was a struggle to get through. What kept me going was the ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
3.87
I really, really enjoyed this one. I was interested in the way every man in Helen's life had let her down somehow, and so I was disappointed with the ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
NW
3.36
I didn't want this book to end -- it was so interesting and entertaining to read, with different writing styles and voices introduced with the differe ...more
Feb 27, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
 
Walking to Martha's Vineyard
4.06
A collection about the poets relationship with God? Groundbreaking.
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
How To Be Both
3.64
Deserves a reread (or several) for sure. One of those books you could make a study of for style and structure. Didn't even know about the trick with t ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
4.02
So vivid, elegant, and difficult. One of those books that you read several times over your life and never stop learning from it.
Nov 03, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
 
The Bostons
3.23
While the collection had some high points, I really struggled to get through it. I was a bit disappointed.
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 03, 2014
 
Tender Is the Night
3.83
A complex, multi-layered novel that's just a little rough around the edges.
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.25
Finally finished, after a long year! I kept having to put It down for month long spans of no-pleasure-reading, but it was well worth the time I focuse ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Sep 11, 2012
 
The Help
4.44
A good, gripping plot with many unforgettable characters. I really enjoyed the vividness of everything -- I felt like I was right there with the chara ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Apr 14, 2012
 
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
3.78
This book got a little preachy at the end about the virtues of books over e-readers, but overall was really interesting and fun to read. I enjoyed lea ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
The Light Between Oceans
3.95
I haven't cried at a book in such a long time. I agonized through this as I raced to the end, because there was no way around devastation for the char ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Nov 13, 2012
 
The Dog Stars
3.88
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Jun 08, 2013
 
Save Me the Waltz
3.62
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Apr 06, 2015
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.27
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Apr 14, 2012
 
Journey by Moonlight
4.17
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Feb 10, 2015
 
1984
4.10
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Aug 2006
Apr 14, 2012
 
HERmione
3.97
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Dec 09, 2014
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.90
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Jan 2008
Apr 14, 2012
 
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
4.06
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Aug 03, 2014
 
The Anatomy of Bibliomania
4.06
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Feb 04, 2015
 
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
4.06
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Mar 07, 2014
 
The Great Gatsby
3.85
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Jun 2009
Apr 14, 2012
 
Dubliners
3.85
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Aug 03, 2013
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.27
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Jan 2006
Apr 14, 2012
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