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How to Be Good
liked it
This is the first Hornby book I have read and he did not disappoint. I found it fun and truly original. Katie, the main character, and her quirky, con ...more
Dec 19, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
liked it
It's my first time to read John Green's work and I'm glad to say I was not disappointed. I was curious because I see his books everywhere and hear peo ...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
liked it
I read this book as a Holy Week reflection and it did speak to me a lot. Shauna Niequist was brave in sharing about her experiences of pain, frustrati ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Nov 11, 2010
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far
really liked it
Amy Grant is a brilliant songwriter and she definitely did a great job putting the pieces of her life together into this heart-warming book as well. I ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand
really liked it
I bought this book on a bargain not having any idea who Alex Kapranos was or that Franz Ferdinand is, in fact, a band. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Lover's Dictionary
it was amazing
I love how this book is neither linear nor predictable. I love how it's not told like a story but holds one. As someone who is in a long term relation ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
South of the Border, West of the Sun
it was ok
Reading through this book feels like being in a dream. It gives you reality in it being about a regular man with very human needs and concerns but it ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Norwegian Wood
it was amazing
I enjoy Murakami's usual whimsical and surreal writing, but this very real and human side he portrays in Norwegian Wood is just as brilliant.

This book
Aug 04, 2012
Nov 25, 2011
Life on Planet Mom: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Your Changing Relationships
liked it
I haven't picked up a self-help book in a while but lately, I've been looking for practical and encouraging, even spiritual reads on parenthood and ra ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir
really liked it
Susan Isaacs wrote things about God, church and Christianity in this book many are afraid to say but most, if not all, have thought and felt. She cour ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Neverwhere is my introduction to Neil Gaiman and it turns out that this is his first solo novel. I enjoyed this book very much and i ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
One Day
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This book sent me through a roller coaster of emotions. Because the characters were very real, very human, it was so easy to get suc ...more
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 07, 2010
Geography of Bliss
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was a fun ride tagging along Eric Weiner's journey searching for happiness.

I have lately been very interested in le
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
The Happiness Project
really liked it
You have to admire Gretchen Rubin for bravely setting out to try and unlock the mysteries of happiness. It's something a lot of us want for ourselves ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
it was ok
I'm not so sure how I feel about this book. I really liked Julie and Julia (the movie) and found Julie Powell an interesting character. That being the ...more
Nov 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim, Book One
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Maybe I've just had it with novels about characters traveling through time and finding answers to their life's questions in the proc ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce
really liked it
This story is brilliantly told. I truly enjoyed the fact that it was told backwards. It was mysterious and thought-provoking.

You may think that the ma
Oct 07, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
Wives  Lovers: Three Short Novels
liked it
This collection of novels was sobering and themes were unsettling the way I think it is supposed to be. I didn't think it was great but I did apprecia ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
The Great Gatsby
really liked it
I was never required to read this book in school and I only really got curious about it when I read "Perks of Being A Wallflower." And I'm glad I read ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
liked it
"The Girl Who Played with Fire" is good but not quite as good and gripping a story as the first book in the series, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Travels in the Scriptorium
it was amazing
This book was brilliant! I was completely sucked into the story and just wanted to devour it page after page. It was so unpredictable, I had no idea w ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Life of Pi
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** The suspension of disbelief established in Yann Martel's book, "Life of Pi," is fantastic! Gullible as I may be, way into three-four ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
really liked it
Who says Sci-fi can't be charming? Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time does a great job of welding inter-universe and time-travel with love and good ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
My Life in France (Movie Tie-In Edition)
really liked it
This book is pure joy! I enjoyed that it all revolved around food, travel, friendship and marriage -- things that always interest me. Reading about he ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
The Alchemist
liked it
The Alchemist is a book full of meaning and message. I think it's the reason why it's so popular. It speaks and inspires. But at the same time, I also ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
it was amazing
This book was difficult to put down. I think the storytelling, written in the point of view of a five year old boy who lived his entire life locked in ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
really liked it
I started reading this book almost completely having forgotten what happened in the first two. However Stieg Larsson did a fine job of bringing me bac ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Dec 08, 2010
A Model World and Other Stories
really liked it
The beginning of this book wasn't all that spectacular but as I read on, I fell in love with Chabon's storytelling style, especially at the second par ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1)
liked it
It is light, fun and yet, interesting. Exactly what I was in the mood for at the moment. I would even recommend my future children to read it because ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
really liked it
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a book of many emotions. It's melancholy, funny, sobering and even frustrating at some parts. It was also a ver ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
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