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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
really liked it
4.5 stars

This was such a surprise of joy. What a delightful & touching book. I began reading it while I was waiting for the pasta to boil for supp
Jul 2014
Jul 23, 2014
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)
it was amazing
This is one of THE BEST BOOKS I've ever read. I think it may have surpassed my usual "if I was on a deserted island and had only one book to read the ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 23, 2012
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
really liked it
This was a delightful read. Super fun (the laugh out loud kind) and quick. Don reminded so much of my brother! (especially the Standardized Meal Syste ...more
Feb 2015
Jan 05, 2015
The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life
it was amazing
It seems like practically every book I've read this year would be "good for discussion." This book is no exception.

I am stingy with my 5-star reviews
Oct 2013
Oct 07, 2013
really liked it
I really enjoyed this which surprised me. It seemed a bit slow at first and I was a tad disappointed that we don't find out where the deWinters go aft ...more
Jan 2010
Oct 22, 2009
Belong to Me
liked it
I really liked this book & wanted to give it 4 stars but can't because I felt the ending was a bit forced & too "Cinderelly." I really liked t ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 15, 2010
The Wednesday Wars
it was amazing
This was a truly fabulous book. It's a combination of "The Sandlot" and your favorite memories of childhood (or the childhood you wished you had). I l ...more
Oct 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Their Eyes Were Watching God
it was amazing
I never read this in high school; it didn't even cross my mind to read it as an adult. After I watched the made-for-tv movie with Halle Barry, I decid ...more
Aug 2006
Jun 29, 2009
A Duty To The Dead (Bess Crawford, #1)
really liked it
This was a really great read! I was unsure at first, wondering where the story line was headed. But man, once I got into the heart of the book I could ...more
Apr 2013
Jun 06, 2012
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
it was amazing
After being disappointed with "Drums of Autumn" & "Fiery Cross" I was hesitant to read this. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it. ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 30, 2009
The Pastures of Heaven
really liked it
I'm so happy to read another Steinbeck work. I didn't know he had written any short stories until another GR member added it to his shelves.

I love St
Sep 2014
Sep 03, 2014
Why Not Me?
really liked it
Even better than the first one. Laugh out loud funny.
Sep 2015
May 15, 2015
Not Becoming My Mother: and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way
really liked it
This is a quick read/listen. But please before you pick this up read at least one of Ms Reichl's other books. It puts this one in much better context. ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 15, 2009
365 Tao: Daily Meditations
really liked it
I will by buying this one. Very nice.
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
Sacred Hearts
liked it
This book took me 10 days to listen to. Wow - that's a long time for me.

This was a very thought provoking book for me. I oscillated between liking it
Jul 2011
Jul 21, 2011
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel
it was ok
It's not that I don't like it ... it's just not the same. I am a purist when it comes to books I love. I was not prepared for the images of Jamie and ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 12, 2010
The Lost Art of Mixing
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book which surprised me since I didn't care for her other book, The School of Essential Ingredients.

Just what I needed: somethin
Aug 2013
Aug 24, 2013
An Unfinished Life
really liked it
This was a really good book. I was really surprised perhaps because I wasn't expected much. I also saw the movie, even though Jennifer Lopez is not on ...more
Apr 2006
Jun 30, 2009
The Solace of Leaving Early
really liked it
This is the first fiction book I've read of Kimmel's. I enjoyed the story but COULD NOT stand the main charater. I felt she was so whiney & wishy- ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 26, 2009
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
it was amazing
This is the first time I was introduced to Ruth Reichl & am sorry to have not read her before. She is one amazing lady & what a writer! I love ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 30, 2009
The Wednesday Sisters
really liked it
I wanted to give this book five stars (i.e. if I was on a deserted island & only had one book this would qualify). I didn't because as much as I l ...more
Jul 2009
Jun 08, 2009
Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
really liked it
This was an unexpected gem. I thought this was going to be about food. It was not. I don't want to limit it by saying it's about coming to terms with ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 23, 2013
She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana
it was amazing
Haven Kimmel's memoirs are fabulous. I felt like I was right there suffering with her when she broke her arm, when her mother learned to drive & t ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 26, 2009
The Source of Miracles: 7 Steps to Transforming Your Life through the Lord's Prayer
it was amazing
This was so good, I just went out and bought the book. I cannot wait to begin highlighting the whole bloomin' thing.

I am so surprise how much comfort
Aug 2012
Aug 07, 2012
The Possibilities of Sainthood
liked it
I almost listened to this but decided not to after I read a review of the audiobook. Evidently the narrator thought a "valley girl" accent was appropr ...more
Aug 2010
May 13, 2010
Perfectly Yourself: 9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness
really liked it
I can't say enough about Matthew Kelly's book. FANTASTIC. They aren't preachy & make you think about what you want out of life & how you can c ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 10, 2009
The Queen of the South
really liked it
Wow! Another great book. This is powerful book about a woman who finds herself & she is mighty even if she is on the wrong side of the law. Fantas ...more
Mar 2005
Jul 02, 2009
Invisible Lives
really liked it
This one sat on my library shelf forever. I don't know why I didn't read it sooner. It was a quick read & so enjoyable. I really liked the story l ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 14, 2010
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
really liked it
Another great, thought-provoking book from Mr. Carson. While I don't agree with all of his politics, I am surprised by the number I do. He has some cl ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
it was amazing
Another amazing book! Greg has accomplished so much & given unheard of opportunities for these children. Read it now.
Mar 2007
Jun 26, 2009
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