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Patron Saint of Liars
3.71
The story of Rose, a habitual abandoner, who finds herself in a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. The story is about the place almost as much as th ...more
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May 25, 2007
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
It was one of the more incredible books I've ever read. The book is the true story of the author's life in Sierra-Leone, and the story of many other c ...more
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May 25, 2007
 
A Soft Place to Land
3.13
There were things I really loved about this novel, this story of two sisters and the irrevocable changes wrought in their lives after their parents ar ...more
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Jan 16, 2012
 
A Lantern in Her Hand
4.07
I read this one for my church book club. As soon as I heard the title, I recognized it as one of my mother's favorite ever books. I read it in high sc ...more
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May 25, 2007
 
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
4.47
This is my review of the whole series. :)

I found these books highly readable. I zipped quickly through the whole series and enjoyed each book a little
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Apr 02, 2010
 
The Actor and the Housewife
3.12
If you put every romantic comedy you ever saw and a couple of Jack Weyland novels in a blender, this book is what you'd end up with. I'm not entirely ...more
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Oct 14, 2009
 
The Birth House
3.97
I had a hard time deciding how many stars to give this book.
I enjoyed a lot of things about it. The characters are engaging and interesting and quickl
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Jun 12, 2009
 
Cleopatra's Daughter
4.10
I very much hope that Michelle Moran has written or will write more books because I immensely enjoyed this, as well as her two preceeding books (Nefer ...more
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Apr 18, 2010
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.04
**spoiler alert** **This review may contain some semi-spoilers. I tried to avoid any blatant spoilerishness, but I do hint at things here and there... ...more
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May 17, 2009
 
Dating Game
3.65
I have never read a Danielle Steel novel and for some reason when I saw this in the free books bin at my local used book store I thought, "why HAVE I ...more
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Jun 20, 2011
 
Testimony
3.51
The book opens with the headmaster of a private school in a small Vermont village. He has been given a video tape and told he ought to see the content ...more
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Jul 22, 2009
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
I read this with my kids (ages 7 and 9). I remembered it as one of my favorite books from my childhood and was so excited to share it with them. It wa ...more
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Aug 31, 2009
 
The Help
4.44
I have to admit that despite all the hype I was really reluctant to read this book and probably wouldn't have picked it up if my book club hadn't sele ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Heretic Queen
4.20
I have to admit that as I began this book I fully did not expect to enjoy it as much as the first, but as I turn the last page, I have to say I think ...more
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Feb 04, 2010
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
I have decided to set aside "World War Z" for now. I just wasn't finding it very compelling. While the writing is smart and witty and clearly well inf ...more
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Mar 13, 2012
 
The Road
3.94
I can't say I "enjoyed" this book, because I found it troubling and at times very disturbing, however it is one of the better written books I have rea ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
 
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
4.15
This was a lovely book. Part memoir part religious philosophy, the book is a collection of essays in which Lamott opens her life and her heart to the ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Dec 17, 2012
 
There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
4.23
Alex Kotlowitz first met Pharoah and Lafayette, the subjects of the book, as a journalist writing a story to accompany photographs a friend had taken ...more
Apr 19, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
Lawn Boy
3.72
I read this book with my eight-year-old son. We loved it! Somehow I have made it thus far in life without ever reading a Gary Paulsen novel. And while ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
I have to say, people...I do not get it. Pretty much everyone I know raved about this book. All of my friends loved it, it's a huge international sens ...more
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Oct 13, 2010
 
The Hour I First Believed
3.76
Wow. I really loved this book. I do have to warn my more sensitive friends that it does deal with some adult subject material and there is a little bi ...more
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Aug 25, 2010
 
The Ruins
3.43
This book was way out of my usual genres. I've never been a big fan of horror, but I couldn't put this one down! I'm sure this is due, in part, to the ...more
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Jul 25, 2008
 
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
3.99
My husband and I have recently discovered Kirk Martin and his "Celebrate Calm" approach to parenting. (www.celebratecalm.com) We have found his philos ...more
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Dec 21, 2008
 
Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer
4.01
I am very divided about this book. I missed the book club discussion on it and was going to abandon it, until I was informed that my book club, for th ...more
Jan 07, 2009
Nov 02, 2008
 
The Night Strangers
3.17
**spoiler alert** I found this book highly entertaining. Especially for the first 250 pages. The story follows airline pilot Chip Linton who survives ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
 
Trans-Sister Radio
3.70
Trans-Sister Radio is the story of four individuals (who take turns narrating the story). College professor Dana is a transexual--"a woman born in a m ...more
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May 25, 2007
 
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #1)
3.93
I'd like to give this one like 2 and a half stars. (Goodreads should really do half stars) The writing is OK. To me, it read like a book for young rea ...more
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Feb 01, 2011
 
All the Lovely Bad Ones
4.01
I didn't realize when I picked this up that is why by the same author as "Wait Til Helen Comes" which was my favorite scary book as a kid, but a few c ...more
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Aug 29, 2011
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.91
**spoiler alert** This was a very well written book. I loved the food imagery and the way that scents and tastes would carry the narrator away into ta ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
3.60
I didn't realize until halfway through the book that Ephron also wrote one of my all time favorite movies When Harry Met Sally... and relizing that ma ...more
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May 25, 2007
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