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The Death of Ivan Ilych
4.04
did not like it
Seriously, I don't get the hype about Tolstoy. I read this book and hated pretty much every minute of it, even when I was trying my damnedest to like ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.52
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This book is interesting and fun to read. The author has a fun, self-deprecating style of writing and, particularly the first half o ...more
not set
May 02, 2008
 
Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife
3.81
really liked it
I can't put my finger on it, but although this book is an amazing story, something about it just left me feeling unfulfilled. Overall, the story is a ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars
4.06
it was amazing
This is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it to anybody. It's a biography written in the first person by Andrew Pham of his father's life. It is ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
 
City of Refuge
3.98
it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing! The prose is beautiful and captivating, the characters are remarkably understandable and sympathetic, even with their ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.26
it was amazing
Okay, technically I haven't finished reading this because I have yet to read the third book, but I absolutely love the series. So far, I loved the fir ...more
Jul 07, 2008
May 21, 2008
 
A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII.
4.05
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This book is equal parts suspense novel and historical non-fiction. It's fascinating, horrifying, terribly sad and inspirational all ...more
May 14, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Sashenka
3.96
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, although I found it slightly unsettling at times. Sashenka's unwavering commitment to Bolshevism is somewhat unnerving, es ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Dec 21, 2008
 
Picture Perfect
3.53
it was ok
Honestly, I loved My Sister's Keeper - it is one of my very favorite books in the world. But so far, Jodi Picoult's other novels have not delivered an ...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.13
it was ok
In some ways this book is amazing. The writing is beautiful, the characters richly detailed and a very interesting story intertwining a number of char ...more
Jan 2008
May 21, 2008
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