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The Butterfly Garden (The Collector, #1)
4.06
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This is the stupidest goddamn book. If you can suspend every inch of disbelief in your body and go into The Butterfly Garden accepti ...more
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
 
Suicide Forest (World's Scariest Places, #1)
3.68
did not like it
If there is a horror book that somehow involves a forest, I will read it. It's because I'm chasing the high of The Ritual, which is just... horror per ...more
May 03, 2015
May 03, 2015
 
Lagoon
3.63
did not like it
Have you ever felt guilty for disliking a book? While I was slugging through the first third of Lagoon, I legitimately felt bad for how much I hated i ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
 
The Power
3.85
liked it
3.5 stars

I feel like in the past year I have had a consistent complaint about many books I've read. They are often too short. Is it a trend? Have peop
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Mar 09, 2017
Mar 08, 2017
 
4 3 2 1
3.83
really liked it
4.5 stars

I met my husband under a peculiarly specific set of circumstances. We took a Japanese class in college together, and we met in the school boo
...more
Aug 15, 2017
Aug 09, 2017
 
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
4.19
really liked it
This was a rough book for me to read, probably because it hit quite close to home. Like Roxane, I developed an eating disorder as a teenager in a resp ...more
Jun 14, 2017
May 14, 2017
 
Not So Much, Said the Cat
3.83
it was amazing
Let's be real: I read this book because the word cat is in the name. It's a chronic weakness of mine. Book is about cats? I'm gonna read it. Cat on th ...more
Apr 23, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
 
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)
3.97
it was ok
2.5 stars

It pains me to give this book such a low rating. I love the two previous entries in the Wayward Children series, and this really had the pote
...more
Jan 12, 2018
Jan 12, 2018
 
The Devil of Nanking
3.92
really liked it
This book was a pleasant surprise. I think I was expecting more shock-horror based on the summary (which I'm not a huge fan of), but I'd seen so many ...more
Jan 18, 2017
Jan 11, 2017
 
My Name Is Lucy Barton
3.51
did not like it
Sometimes I look at reviews and wonder if I read a different book than everyone else. Because this has really great reviews, mostly 5 and 4 stars. But ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Jul 28, 2016
 
Days Without End
4.00
liked it
I have very mixed feelings about this novel. In many ways, it is beautiful and epic. But in others it is dull and safe. Take, for instance, the writin ...more
Aug 02, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
 
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Watership Down is one of those books I read over and over again as a kid and young teen. It's one of my all-time favorites, and I have immensely fond ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Sep 01, 2012
 
Home Fire
4.08
really liked it
4.5 stars

I find that too often, books dubbed as "important" end up relaying their message in a way I find ham-fisted and awkward. A book that focuses
...more
Aug 17, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
 
My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)
4.04
it was ok
Detective novels are really not my thing at all. I usually find them predictable and the main detective is often either insanely bland or a huge trope ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Dec 06, 2014
 
Six Wakes
3.84
liked it
3.5 stars

I really wanted to like this more than I did. The concept is so interesting: Six Wakes is basically an Agatha Christie novel in space. Six pe
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Feb 05, 2017
Sep 09, 2016
 
Autumn
3.71
it was amazing
I'm tired of the news. I'm tired of the way it makes things spectacular that aren't, and deals so simplistically with what's truly appalling. I'm tire ...more
Aug 2017
Jul 31, 2017
 
The Glass Castle
4.26
really liked it
Jeannette Walls has the childhood our parents used to scare us with: "there are kids out there with no food," they'd tell us at dinner as we picked at ...more
Aug 18, 2017
Mar 31, 2016
 
The Natural Way of Things
3.55
it was ok
What would people in their old lives be saying about these girls? Would they be called missing? Would some documentary program on the ABC that nobody ...more
Jun 29, 2016
Nov 05, 2015
 
I'll Give You the Sun
4.13
did not like it
I like to finish what I start, and that (generally) includes books. I have a very specific rule about this: I can give up a book if I am 20% of the wa ...more
not set
Oct 04, 2014
 
The Party
3.41
it was ok
2.5 stars

This light, fluffy book is exactly what you'd expect from the blurb and cover: Liane Moriarty light. 2.5 seems like a low rating but I didn't
...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
 
Reservoir 13
3.59
really liked it
I had a very strange relationship with this book. It took me 3 days to get through the first 50%. I was really dragging my heels, and after a few page ...more
Jul 31, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
 
Last Sext
3.30
it was amazing
I went under my skin
Which was my old skin
And under the skin of my soul
Which was an old soul
Though new to me
There was so much silence
I was surprised to
...more
May 03, 2016
May 02, 2016
 
Elmet
3.81
liked it
Every year there is one book on the Man Booker longlist that has me thinking "why?" They are not necessarily bad books, but the author is not well kno ...more
Aug 16, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
 
If We Were Villains
4.07
it was amazing
4.5 stars

I am such a sucker for any book that's marketed as being like The Secret History. Funnily enough, TSH isn't one of my favorite books or anyth
...more
Jul 21, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
 
The Devotion of Suspect X (Detective Galileo, #1)
4.11
really liked it
Other than my love affair with Tana French, I find myself continually disappointed by Western crime fiction. I'm just never that interested in whodunn ...more
Dec 02, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
 
Lock Every Door
4.04
it was ok
A decent thriller that could have been an amazing horror novel if not for the twist. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever read, full of so many plot ho ...more
Jun 10, 2019
Jan 02, 2019
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.99
really liked it
Like everyone else who has read this book, once I finished it I immediately wanted to go hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Thankfully, about 2 hours later ...more
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 09, 2017
 
The Wolf Road
3.94
really liked it
Imagine a version of The Shrike and Abigail from Hannibal in post-apocalyptic Canada. Sounds great, right? Though while this is technically post-apoca ...more
Apr 23, 2016
Mar 02, 2016
 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
3.66
it was ok
I have too many thoughts about this book. It's impossible to rate. I grew up on Harry Potter, went to all the midnight releases (books and movies!), a ...more
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 31, 2016
 
Swing Time
3.56
it was ok
More like 2.5 stars. I really waffled on a rating for this, and I think it suffered in comparison to all the other Booker longlist novels. If I had re ...more
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
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