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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter, #8)
3.74
really liked it
Quick read certainly since it is in play format. I cannot imagine sitting through a four act play, but the story would make a good Potter movie. Can't ...more
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
 
Wreckage
3.67
it was amazing
Loved it. Writing was taut and suspenseful,characters were fleshed out well. I'll be recommending this book to others.
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
 
Have a Little Faith: a True Story
4.16
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This was an accidental read in a way, as I got the book as a gift from my daughter who went to a Mitch Albom book signing in Philade ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.24
it was amazing
When you have parents as self-absorbed as Jeannette Walls', there are only two options, become self-sufficient the way she and her older sister and yo ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 31, 2008
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
loved this book. sad and uplifting all the same.
Apr 05, 2016
Dec 02, 2014
 
While the World Is Still Asleep (The Century Trilogy #1)
4.02
it was amazing
Quite a ride! :) Looking forward to book 2.
Apr 05, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
 
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
Read this last spring and loved it. Passed it on recently to my 22 year old daughter who is in the midst of it, and who just started a career as a mec ...more
Mar 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Last Days of Dogtown
3.40
really liked it
I like Anita Diamant's writing, having read The Red Tent. I only gave four stars here because the story, while exceptionally written, was basically de ...more
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
 
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate
4.46
it was amazing
I would have read this in one day if I had had the time. Engaging and still funny, Sen. Franken also gives us short civics lessons on the workings (or ...more
Aug 2017
not set
Jul 29, 2017
 
Granny Is My Wingman
3.24
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. But while Granny was funny, Kayli came across as a self-absorbed trust fund baby. The whole thing seemed like a lon ...more
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2)
4.23
it was amazing
Another great summer read. Loved the love story of Merthin and Caris, even if it was truly frustrating at times. Didn't think I would like this as muc ...more
not set
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
3.71
liked it
**spoiler alert** Good story after you get past the torture and killing of kids. Took a little while to get rolling but once it did the characters dev ...more
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
 
Her Highness, the Traitor
3.85
really liked it
A little confusing since so many names are the same but interesting historical fiction from the womens' perspective from the time post-Henry VIII. A q ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Feb 03, 2016
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Just finished the book, and it only took three days (my daughter did it in a lot less time). I was very satisfied with the outcome, ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2008
 
Me Before You
4.27
it was amazing
Having just lost a friend who fought against cancer for over 14 years, this certainly is a different perspective about the choice between life & d ...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
3.66
really liked it
very quick read. Not as dense as DaVinci Code, but intriguing nonetheless. Enjoyed the pace, and frankly didn't see the big reveal coming. Worth the w ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
 
Henry VIII’s Wives
3.58
really liked it
Nice primer on the queens. The book is a nice compliment to the series from Showtime. And it really only took an hour to read! I will be looking at ot ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Split Second
3.92
really liked it
I like Richards' writing style, though the ending was easy to figure out early on. Strong characters, and the story held my interest, even the complic ...more
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 17, 2015
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
it was amazing
Riveting story with good plot twists. I do wonder though, how many more novels can be written with almost every character doing first person narration ...more
Oct 07, 2016
Oct 07, 2016
 
The Secret Healer
3.59
it was amazing
Fast paced and interesting, it actually made a court trial seem like fun, even given the horrid circumstances. I'll miss the Wormsers and Heidelbergia ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Apr 15, 2016
 
A Royal Duty
3.76
liked it
This is one side of a complicated life story. Interesting, even if the full truth of the princess and her life and death will never be known.
Aug 23, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
 
Wired (Wired, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
Fast paced and really smart. Sort of 007 meets Einstein & the boys from Brazil. Just started Amped & can't wait to get into it too.
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
 
Gone Girl
4.03
really liked it
**spoiler alert** While it was a well written story, there wasn't one likeable character in the entire book. Maybe Nick's dead mom as the exception. S ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
 
About the Night
3.86
really liked it
Middle eastern love story, but could translate to any couple separated by culture. Interesting though sad.
May 25, 2016
Jun 01, 2016
 
No Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3)
3.44
liked it
Would qualify as a beach read. Sort of rushed at the end,but there wasn't much further to take the story. Ok read.
Dec 2013
Dec 09, 2013
 
Threads of Deceit
3.76
it was amazing
Nice fluffy murder mystery with likeable characters. I'll be reading the next in the series for sure.
Jun 22, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
 
People of the Book
4.01
it was amazing
Given today's penchant for destroying antiquities, this story remains interesting and timeless.
Apr 04, 2017
not set
Apr 05, 2017
 
The Lioness of Morocco
4.06
really liked it
Great little beach read about Arab culture clashing with British culture in the mid 1800s.
not set
Aug 31, 2017
Sep 05, 2017
 
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
4.02
Interesting perspective, and not at all spun like I feared it would be.
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.06
it was amazing
Creepy, but good creepy. A physical look into someone's soul.
Jan 1987
Nov 26, 2014
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