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Karen.s rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Still Alice
by Lisa Genova (Goodreads Author)
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Meh. This book was too obviously a first novel and while getting a novel published is commendable, this book wasn't ground breaking. It was obvious the author studied neuroscience. It is too literal a translation of the clinical into a novel. The aut ...more
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
" I agree, but the most effective non-fiction books that aren't policy books are written in a similar style to fiction books with well developed charact ...more "
Karen.s rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Honestly I don't get the hype over this book. What made me get the book was a review saying it was as important, witty and meaningful as The Fault in Our Stars. A book that will appeal to all ages. Sadly for me, it was mediocre.

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Karen.s rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
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Much better than the previous book. There is more of a plot, more Jamie and Claire and less overly rich detailing of the history. The character are rich even if the cast of characters is unwieldy. Why bring up characters that go nowhere in this book ...more
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An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
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My least favorite of the Outlander books. It's just simply bloated with few truly interesting passages. Yes every time we get Jamie and Claire you feel like you are home with family and the story is engaging, funny, touching. Everything you love abou ...more
Karen.s rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
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The series seems to be back on track. Or else I just expect something different. This one has more of a plot, but Outlander is basically character and setting studies.There is usually no traditional arc but rather a journey with incredibly rich chara ...more
Karen.s rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
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This book surprised me. I only got the audiobook out of the library because it was available. I'm not a huge fan of Rob Lowe, but I figured it would be a good way to entertain myself driving and cleaning. Turned out to be a very interesting read. Rob ...more
Karen.s rated a book 4 of 5 stars
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
I Was Here
by Gayle Forman (Goodreads Author)
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Not the best Foreman book (that's the Just One Day series), but nonetheless a poignant page turner. Foreman can express emotion so well , particular a young woman in turmoil. My complaint comes from the improbability of some of the plot. It felt to m ...more
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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It's impossible not to think of Gone Girl when reading this book, though Gone Girl remains superior. Neither book has likable characters to root for, though you are compelled to keep reading. Both have highly manipulative characters and a chilling at ...more
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