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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide
(Non-Fiction Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborn Care) Another one of my favorite pregnancy and childbirth books!
Sep 2010
Nov 17, 2010
When 7th grader Pierre Anthon leaves school and sits in a plum tree telling his classmates that life means nothing and has no meaning, his classmates ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
What It Is
Neko Case Recommended this book in the February 2009 edition of Paste magazine. it's a visual memoir, but also a workbook, and a philosophical read. B ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 14, 2009
(Young Adult non-fiction?) I say non-fiction with a question mark because Macaulay's book displays the process of buidling a mosque in a fictional set ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 10, 2008
The Competitive Runner's Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons
I would recommend this book for anyone interested in running competitively at any level. It's full of helpful information and very comprehensive.
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
(Fiction: Historical Novel/Magical Realism) This book has the family history tapestry of 100 years of Solitude but packs a punch of modern, crass, and ...more
Jan 2009
Apr 15, 2008
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
*Library Journal's Best Books of 2008* (Crime Fiction) I stayed up until after 1 a.m. on Sunday night finishing this book. It's gripping, gritty, and ...more
Feb 2010
Dec 19, 2008
Just Listen
Annabel had it all. She was popular, she had a modeling career, and was best friends with Sophie. But on that fateful summer night she was caught with ...more
Sep 2008
Feb 09, 2008
Admittedly,this was my least favorite Rainbow Rowell book. Maybe it was the sci-fi element that didn't work for me? Maybe it was the name "Georgie"? ...more
Sep 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke
Bouncing between his love for karaoke and his relationship with his wife, Sheffield writes his third non-fiction/memoir. I think he's great and super ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Jun 07, 2013
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
(Non-Fiction - Christian Afterlife) When I began reading this book, I had no idea how controversial it was. I am not super knowledgeable on theology a ...more
Aug 2011
Mar 16, 2011
The Lazarus Project
(Historical Fiction) Alternating between 1908 and present-day Hemon weaves a story of injustice following Lazarus Averbuch's cold-blooded murder at th ...more
Apr 2010
Jan 07, 2009
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
(Young Adult, Science-Fiction) Jenna Fox, 18, wakes up after a year-long coma and doesn't remember much of her past life. As she slowly remembers "the ...more
Jun 2010
Jan 07, 2009
Praise Habit: Finding God in Sunsets and Sushi
I read Praise Habit back in 2005, the Summer before my final semester in college. It was a life-changing Summer and this book was a perfect mix of zan ...more
May 29, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)
(Young Adult - Paranormal Romance) Yikes! This book hit every vampire cliche' known to man.
May 2011
Sep 25, 2011
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg, I really liked your book. You get pooped on a lot for writing it, but by golly, you have made me feel more confident as I reflect on ...more
Aug 2013
Mar 01, 2013
This is Where I Leave You
Judd Foxman discovers that his wife has been cheating on him with his boss, his father passes away, and then his wife discovers that she is pregnant. ...more
May 2012
Mar 07, 2011
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
(Young Adult Horror/Paranormal) I never thought I would be so captivated by a book about vampires. When Bella, moves to from Phoenix, to Forks, Washin ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 10, 2008
How to Tell a Story
Another great (and very short) read from Donald Miller, one of my favorites.
Apr 29, 2014
May 07, 2014
Before I Go To Sleep
Christine awakes one morning and doesn't where she is and who the man lying in bed next to her is. As she struggles to discover the truth, a friendshi ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jun 02, 2011
Story of a Girl
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr was a witty, angst-ridden tale of Deanna, who loses her virginity at 13 and is then deemed the “school slut.” I found the ...more
Apr 2008
May 01, 2008
Autobiography of a Face
(Non-Fiction Memoir) How is it possible to read 3 5-star books in a row? Lucy's story of cancer at a young age, a disfigured face for most of her life ...more
Jul 2011
Feb 17, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
(Young Adult, Science Fiction) Dang you, Suzanne Collins. I don't want to be hooked on this series, but I am. You write gripping futuristic good vs. e ...more
Jul 2010
Nov 22, 2009
Ethel and Ernest
(Graphic Novel - Historical) Such a lovely, kindhearted story of the author's parents.
Jul 2011
Sep 26, 2011
The Postmistress
(Historical Fiction/ Women's Lit) The Postmistress uniquely explores women reporters during World War II and the emotional weight the bears upon the s ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 15, 2009
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
This book was amazing. Tough's omnibus is centralized on student raised in low-income families and how they succeed or don't succeed. But his book als ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 29, 2012
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
In his memoir/spiritual living book, Bob Goff shares episodes of his life and the lesson they have taught him about his life. I've heard that this boo ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Mar 23, 2012
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Ernest Pettigrew, now retired and widowed, lives alone in a small English village. His brother recently passes away and Mrs. Ali, a widow herself, and ...more
Aug 2012
Dec 15, 2009
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is hilarious! I am charmed by Georgia’s attitude and responses to her life. The book is written in diary form ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 31, 2008
Companions of the Night
(Young Adult Horror) Let's face it, I'm not a fan of the horror genre. I can't even stand scary movies. The other two horror/paranormal books I read f ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 28, 2008