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Running North: A Yukon Adventure
I wanted to read a book set in the Yukon while I was in the Yukon... and it seemed that most of the books were about dogsledding, which I wasn't that ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
A Civil Contract
My mom is a huge fan of Georgette Heyer and so are a few of my friends, so I was looking forward to reading this book in book club. It was very slow, ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
Still Life With Rice: A Young American Woman Discovers the Life and Legacy of Her Korean Grandmother
I liked this book about the author's grandmother from Korea. It chronicles her grandmother's early life in a wealthy Korean household, through her mar ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
This was a historical fiction about three men who ventured up to the Klondike Gold Rush: George Carmack, who started the stampede; Soapy Smith, a swin ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
The Lonely Polygamist
Wow, I really thought this book was fantastic. It used characters in a large polygamist family to show how alone and lonely people can be even when th ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Homeland (Little Brother, #2)
This is the sequel to his awesome book, Little Brother. It is full of computer hacking heroes who battle covert government agencies that want to track ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
The final book of the mistborn trilogy that I have been obsessed with. This book had much more explanation of how the world works and deals with a lot ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Hold Tight
This was a thriller about a family whose son is withdrawn, sullen, and running away from home and the parents decide to tap into his computer and moni ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
The Windup Girl
This book was a bit disappointing because it had so many interesting things going on in it, but sadly the characters were terribly unsatisfying. The s ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
Owls in the Family
I remembered loving this book from when I was a kid! My sister's favorite animals were owls, so we were in awe of Farley's family who had two pet owls ...more
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir
Whew! This book was emotionally draining. It is about a single woman in the Mormon church who does not fit into the typical, cultural mold and strains ...more
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
I picked this up in the genetics section of the library thinking maybe I'd flip through it a bit, but it totally captured me and I loved it! Even thou ...more
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I loved this book! I don't really like zombies as a monster-motif, but I really liked the format of this book. The premise was that a zombie "infectio ...more
Nov 29, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
The Long Ships
This is a book about a fictional viking named Olm the Red who lived around the year 1000. It read like a classic although it was written 60 years ago ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus
This book was so different from our modern versions of Frankenstein that it took a while to believe I was reading the correct book! There was very lit ...more
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
The Golem and the Jinni
I really liked this book set in NYC around 1900. A golem is created in Poland as a wife and slave but her master dies before the ship lands and she fi ...more
May 18, 2014
May 15, 2014
We are reading this for our 5th grade mother-daughter book club, but I think it could be read by an adult book club as well. Tessa was engrossed in it ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
I was obsessed with reading this last book of Margaret Atwood's dystopic trilogy. I was again hooked by the strange post-apocalyptic world that she cr ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Oh dear, I had such high hopes for this book, but it just didn't pan out. It was about a forbidden romance between a 1000+ year old vampire and a witc ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Holy Toledo: Lessons From Bill King, Renaissance Man of the Mic
Bill King was my hero when I was growing up so when I heard that Korach had written a book about him it was a no-brainer that I'd have to get it and r ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
My daughter picked this book for our Mother-Daughter book club and I really enjoyed reading it. I actually liked it a lot better than The Goose Girl w ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Uprising (The Vampire Federation, #1)
This was a very quick read, and although it had a great premise, I thought that the plot was a little contrived and simplistic by the end. Vampires ha ...more
May 12, 2013
May 16, 2013
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
The first part of this book read like a horror story as a little boy grows up cloistered on a drug-lord's poppy farm. He is shunned by all but the coo ...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
I was hoping to like this book a little more than I did since I like a lot of Neil Gaiman's books. It might be because I had to have big gaps between ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 01, 2010
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Yeah! Another awesome and exciting book by Brandon Sanderson. It wasn't as deep and complex a world as his Mystborn Triology, but it was very good and ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 03, 2013
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
All three of my kids read this book and wanted me to read it, so I did. I really liked the premise of two kids who visit their grandparents who manage ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
This was an interesting book about a futuristic, dystopic society where Chicago has divided itself into 5 factions who coexist but live according to v ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls�Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins
This was a frightening book about some of the challenges that girls face in our modern society and some of the pitfalls they can fall into. Like his o ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
This is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that has consumed me over the last month. I don't read that much fantasy, but every year or so I pick up a ...more
Jun 02, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
This book grabbed my attention from the get-go. A magical people in a beautiful city (Elantris) have suddenly degraded and become crippled by a horrib ...more
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
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