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The Invention of Wings
4.23
it was amazing
My favorite book in recent months.
Jan 2014
Mar 14, 2014
 
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
it was amazing
Can't wait to recommend this book to my bookclub. It will make for a fabulous discussion. This book can satisfy several audiences on several different ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.08
it was amazing
A scary, scary book, one that should give every American voter pause!
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
Gone Girl
4.04
What can I say? A book you can't put down about characters you can't stand.
Jan 2013
Mar 16, 2014
 
I Liked My Life
4.20
it was amazing
I was delighted to be asked to read I LIKED MY LIFE ahead of publication. What a treat! Here's what I said about it:“I Liked My Life is a treasure of ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2016
 
11/22/63
4.29
it was amazing
Can you say page-turner?
I haven't read King since Misery. Chopping off an author's legs? I'm out of there! But I always admired his writing and his ab
...more
Nov 25, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Sarah's Key
4.14
really liked it
I find myself wishing, as I often do, that goodreads allowed half stars. I loved this book. The reason for four instead of five stars has to do with t ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
Room
4.04
it was amazing
I thought it was brilliant of Donoghue to give the five-year-old boy a point of view. It was easy to get inside his skin, and seeing that terrible wor ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
 
Every Last One
3.84
it was amazing
Beautifully written. Not much happens in the first half, yet I was engaged from the start because Quindlen made me want to know her characters. She dr ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
it was amazing
I loved this book. It had a lighthearted feel about it, and yet the trials and tribulations of the various townspeople were very real. The device of u ...more
Dec 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
it was amazing
Even better than The Kite Runner. The author's ability to write from the perspective of not one, but two, women is phenomenal. He's definitely in touc ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
The 19th Wife
3.63
it was amazing
I LOVED this book! I'd give it more than five stars if I could. It's long and dense and so worth it. In part contemporary fiction and part historical ...more
Oct 15, 2008
Sep 25, 2008
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
liked it
**spoiler alert** I give this book a 5+ for the writing. Just fabulous. And a 1 for jerking me around. Perhaps the main mystery will be solved in a se ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
Still Missing
3.97
it was amazing
So well done and so engrossing. It's easy to feel as trapped as the protagonist, both by the physical space in which her kidnapper was keeping her and ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
On Folly Beach
4.06
it was amazing
Totally loved it. It reminded me of my own books, so clearly it was the sort of story that resonates with me. Karen did a beautiful job balancing diff ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
 
A Stolen Life
3.89
it was amazing
This is not the sort of book I usually read, but I'm so glad I did. Jaycee is an amazing young woman and my heart goes out to her and her daughters. I ...more
Aug 2011
Oct 08, 2011
 
Light on Snow
3.57
it was amazing
One of my favorite Shreve titles. I loved the teenaged character, and I adore Shreve's writing.
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
Escape
3.96
really liked it
This book was not particularly well written, but I give it four stars because I found it engrossing. The insight into polygamy and the cult mentality ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
The Goldfinch
3.88
I enjoyed the story very much, however, I'm not a fan of lengthy passages of description and found myself skipping many of them. I have to say I'm in ...more
Jan 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
really liked it
Truly a unique book, offering a peek into a world few of us ever see. My only reason for not giving it five stars has to do with my personal squeamish ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
The Help
4.46
it was amazing
Wonderful book, full of heart and an all-too realistic look at race relations in the early '60s south. I loved the voices of the women. A great bookcl ...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.25
it was amazing
An extraordinary memoir, perfectly crafted, of a wildly dysfunctional family told from the perspective of an amazing young girl.
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
We Are Water
3.79
I'll read anything Wally Lamb writes. My favorite is still I Know This Much is True.
Jan 2013
Mar 16, 2014
 
Big Little Lies
4.22
A favorite read from this past year.
not set
Jul 18, 2015
 
The Mountain Between Us
4.17
really liked it
Mixed feelings. I was totally engrossed, and totally surprised. Martin got me good with his ending, and that's okay. Well done. I liked the relationsh ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
 
A Secret Kept
3.33
it was amazing
I was fortunate to be asked to blurb this book. That's always a bit nerve wracking. What if I don't like it? I shouldn't have worried. De Rosnay is su ...more
not set
Sep 16, 2010
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.95
it was amazing
I loved this book. The story is hard to place in time, but that only adds to the dark, Gothic atmosphere. One of many things that impressed me was the ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
The Tenth Circle
3.48
liked it
Not my favorite of Picoult's books, although I admire her attempt to try something different by the inclusion of the comic (which I skipped over. Sorr ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
The Distant Hours
3.87
really liked it
i like a good Gothic novel and The Distant Hours fits the bill. A little longer than it needed to be, but I loved the intersecting stories and the sym ...more
Sep 2011
Oct 08, 2011
 
The Secret Life of Bees
4.02
it was amazing
I loved this story. It reminded me, frankly, of my own books. All about compassion and love in an evocative setting.
not set
Jul 21, 2008
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