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Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality
4.67
it was amazing
There are perhaps few WWI regiments more mythologized than the subject of this comprehensive volume, the 369th, also known as Harlem’s Rattlers. As Sa ...more
not set
May 14, 2014
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.22
it was ok
Even though Divergent is doing extremely well at the moment with the just-released movie adaptation and all, the book itself never really convinced me ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2012
 
Cartwheel
3.23
really liked it
As a Discovery ID-obsessed former Buenos Aires study abroad student, I am so grateful that the universe aligned to produce this book. There is so much ...more
May 10, 2014
Sep 17, 2013
 
In Cold Blood
4.06
liked it
I LOVE True Crime books and this, of course, is the granddaddy of them all. Sadly, I think I made a mistake when I decided to listen to the audio vers ...more
May 03, 2018
Apr 04, 2018
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
3.99
really liked it
Such a cool hook for this book that makes it stand out among the dystopian craze of the early 2010s. More importantly, Lauren Oliver is a fantastic wr ...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.99
really liked it
Everything about this book is lovely. The cover (that gorgeous red with vine silhouettes, ugh) drew me in and I was not disappointed. I always describ ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2013
 
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
4.01
liked it
I bought this book as one of several to up my finance knowledge as someone who's looking into starting investing. It was okay. There are a few interes ...more
Mar 29, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
 
Bright's Passage
3.48
liked it
As someone who adores Josh Ritter's songwriting, I was so excited to read this book. Especially because it has the same Americana/Western atmosphere a ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
 
Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1)
4.24
did not like it
I have been trying to diversify my reading list with some more genres and thought contemporary romance would be a great place to start. Went to the bo ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
 
In a Dark, Dark Wood
3.67
liked it
This was ok? To start, I really liked the premise (love the Christie echoes) and the writing style is definitely fast-paced and engaging. I tore throu ...more
Feb 13, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
 
Nobody Is Ever Missing
3.27
really liked it
Despite this being a relatively slim book, it took me a while to get through. And this book certainly has a bit of that MFA-y quality that you'll know ...more
Oct 08, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
 
I'll Give You the Sun
4.13
liked it
This was great and totally deserves all the praise and rewards it's received. My main reason for knocking off a star was that at times the writing was ...more
Jun 09, 2016
Mar 06, 2015
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
really liked it
First of all, this book has the best cover ever. Second of all, it’s a great choice for October creepy book month. Woods with disappeared children? Po ...more
Sep 23, 2014
Jul 14, 2012
 
In Deep
3.04
liked it
I’m going to be really honest - pretty much all of the characters in this book are just not likable people who spend a majority of the story doing ba ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
 
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
3.48
it was ok
Noting first that I listened to the audio version of this rather than reading a hard copy. I love true crime and psychology and history, so this shoul ...more
Jan 05, 2018
Jun 06, 2016
 
The Things They Carried
4.12
it was amazing
The Vietnam War was a historical interest of mine in college - I took an entire class dedicated to it this past semester and looked at it from just ab ...more
not set
Oct 01, 2013
 
The Future for Curious People
3.51
really liked it
Why do more people not read and love this book? Everyone read and love this book with me! I picked this up based on the cover alone (that green tho). ...more
Apr 13, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
 
The Serpent King
4.19
really liked it
I finished this last week and have been gathering my thoughts about it. A wonderful read that really came into its own in the last third or so of the ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Feb 18, 2016
 
In This Way I Was Saved
3.24
really liked it
In This Way I Was Saved tells the story of Luke - a shy six-year-old boy being raised by his slowly unraveling mother on New York’s Upper West Side - ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2013
 
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
3.55
it was ok
An interesting case but this could have been about 100 pages shorter - it's only about halfway through that you get to the actual crime story. The cas ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Aug 11, 2016
 
Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
3.15
liked it
Many of the complaints I have seen about this book are that the narrator (Thomas herself) was unlikeable and narcissistic. I want to ask people with t ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Aug 15, 2013
 
Dare Me
3.23
it was amazing
Dare Me’s tagline is “There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls” and that’s exactly what it’s after - how darkness can be just be ...more
Jun 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2013
 
The UnAmericans
3.97
it was amazing
Contemporary short stories are enjoying a nice rise in popularity at the moment, and it’s thanks to young, talented authors like Molly Antopol (who is ...more
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
 
We Were Liars
3.84
liked it
The promo campaign for this book had me SO EXCITED. Sadly, I was disappointed. You really have to wait for the pay off - around 200 pages. Even then, ...more
May 14, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
The Year We Left Home
3.40
it was ok
Meh. Jean Thompson is a good writer, which is why I rated this book as okay. My issue with it was primarily that nothing...really...happened? If I had ...more
May 31, 2016
Dec 30, 2013
 
Bone Gap
3.85
it was amazing
It's been so long since I've read a book that swept me away like this one - it totally restored my faith in magical realism. Laura Ruby's writing is g ...more
Apr 04, 2016
Feb 18, 2016
 
Why We Broke Up
3.48
it was amazing
The concept of this book is simple: an ill-fated teenage romance and its fallout. But put that concept in the deft hands of David Handler (most famous ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2012
 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
3.83
it was ok
This is a book I picked up based on the title and cover alone. I love a good murder mystery and love Southern Gothic even more, so I really had high h ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Jun 26, 2013
 
Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s
3.36
liked it
The nice thing about this book is that even though it is a memoir of growing up in the 1970s, it is painfully and hilariously relatable to anyone who ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
 
I Capture the Castle
4.00
really liked it
I wish so much that I had known of this book when I was younger, because it would have made such an impression on me. It very much reminded me of many ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jul 19, 2013
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