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The Handmaid's Tale
3.99
Uh....am I living in an alternate universe? wtf?!@!? with this book? Why do so many people love it? I'm sorry, I just don't get it. This was my 3rd an ...more
Mar 26, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
The Bone People
4.06
**spoiler alert** I'm finding it really difficult to write about this book simply because I know I will fail in giving it its full justice. I was comp ...more
Apr 12, 2008
Feb 23, 2008
 
The Book Thief
4.35
So, SO cleverly and poignantly narrated by Death with a new and interesting perspective (for me) of the people and events of Nazi Germany. It didn't f ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2008
 
Let the Great World Spin
3.91
Recommended by Aunt Sandy and I loved it. Well crafted, thought provoking and poignant, I absolutely loved getting to know a character and then learni ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
Fair and Tender Ladies
4.14
My sister, Pamela, sent this to me as a birthday gift. I LOVED IT!!!! The pacing is so organic, believable and rich. I care about the characters and I ...more
Jan 2009
May 20, 2008
 
It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends
4.47
Beautifully appropriate and captivating for my 4 year old and I am sure it will continue to be so for the next few years to come.
not set
Mar 09, 2014
 
Body and Soul
4.24
Recommended to me 12/9/10 by Linda R.
Don't usually read music related books but we'll see!


Hi Sarah,

I was telling your mother about a fabulous novel th
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not set
Dec 09, 2010
 
Freedom
3.70
This is the fastest I have ever read such a long novel both because I was in a mental state to really just sit down and just read (thank you, vacation ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
 
Sarah's Key
4.12
So...the main good thing about this book is that people are reading it. I will never slander a book that forces awareness about a topic, in this case ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
Bossypants
3.93
Need a break from books about the Holocaust? child abuse? giving birth to and raising your son while being held captive in an 11 by 11 room? the Pales ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
4.02
Recommended by Bobby G. (she also said to read anything by Oliver Sacks!)
I loved the human aspect of this book. Especially moved by "The President's S
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Jul 04, 2013
Dec 21, 2011
 
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method
3.69
I LOVE seeing all of the conflicting reviews of this book! I am not very far along in my reading but already feel my emotions--good and bad--are mirro ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
The Master and Margarita
4.33
I have never read anything like this book. So much so that I'm not even sure what to say. I am sure that I have missed many, many subtleties and know ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
Flawless. I was moved by every sentence and at the same time astonished by the artistry and skill needed to write a book in this fashion. This book br ...more
May 2012
Apr 20, 2012
 
A Widow for One Year
3.72
**spoiler alert** Like all the Irving I've read, I found the book to be enjoyable yet unclear exactly what I am being told. His subjects and their jou ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Dec 07, 2013
 
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
3.72
Look, if you're looking to only read serious medical books, don't read this. If you're looking for something unbiased and profound, don't read this. I ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
The Enchantress Of Florence
3.54
Gorgeous, well crafted, multi-layered book that comes together with mystical ease. The characters are so complete, including Jodha, his imaginary wife ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
Tinkers
3.36
This book is SO beautiful and the ending is SO PERFECT. I feel like my biggest criticism of the book is more a criticism of myself in that I found mys ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Mornings in Jenin
4.34
I have waited a bit to write this review; I was a mountain of confusion, shame and anger toward I'm not sure who/what after I first finished but even ...more
May 31, 2011
May 02, 2011
 
Bullet Park
3.76
WOW!
wow
WOW!
For most of the book, I was simply and solely fascinated by the writing style. I kept thinking about how this wasn't my type of book but,
...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
 
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
4.17
So far, as a woman who is 32 weeks pregnant, I think this is a great "look at what I'm about to get myself into" read. I really respect Anne Lamott's ...more
Jun 15, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
An Object of Beauty
3.52
Oooooh, I like this book and I *love* Steve Martin! If I didn't love him so much I would hate him for being so good at everything he does! I love the ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Still Me
4.05
I am truly moved.
Nope, the writing isn't so great nor would I recommend this to you if you are uninterested in spinal cord injuries, the theater world
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May 30, 2013
Jun 23, 2008
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.86
Recommended by my friend, Kathryn, who also wrote the following and should go on GoodReads more because she rocks:
"so, the author i was telling you a
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Mar 23, 2009
Jul 06, 2008
 
Chronic City
3.49
Tedious. I only getting through it because I promised wzb that I would. These fancy pants, self-absorbed, self-loathing, completely obnoxious, egotist ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Nov 15, 2010
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.86
Steve Martin is the whole package: funny, intelligent, talented and real. Those of you who have known me for a long time know that I've *always* adore ...more
May 04, 2008
Feb 26, 2008
 
Zeitoun
4.08
I love Dave Eggers's work and, even more so, his mission. I think WHAT IS THE WHAT is a *must read* and HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS is a p ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
3.95
Without giving any spoilers, I enjoyed reading this book and it reinforced many obvious concepts for me.
First,
as much as the main character, Wang Lu
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Jul 31, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
Suite Française
3.79
The story is very well written and comes from a perspective I had never known or much thought about before. Through simple language, Irene Nemirovsky ...more
May 2008
Mar 22, 2008
 
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
4.01
JPL social justice discussion book for November--wish I had been there for it.
While I didn't give this book the highest score, I do think it is worth
...more
Jul 24, 2012
Aug 29, 2009
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