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Let the Great World Spin
3.93
liked it
Fun read, well-written, good use of the "strangers with interconnected lives" plot device that seems to be popping up all over the place recently. I'm ...more
Mar 08, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
really liked it
A very original format- the novel is made up of six interlocking stories that span from the late 1600s to some unknown future, presumably centuries fr ...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
 
The Help
4.45
really liked it
It was funny reading this, because a couple of years ago I read Like One of the Family by Alice Childress for a class on the Cold War, and there are a ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Freedom
3.73
really liked it
Loved it as a whole, even if I thought some parts were a little exhausting (the cost of amazing detail is amazing detail). I was a little wary when it ...more
Nov 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
really liked it
Ah, scotty. Have always loved the GG since high school english class. Lyrical and poignant, plus it's like the best reality tv show ever, in terms of ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
4.18
it was ok
Ahhhh, total book-club fail!!! This was my book club choice, because I loved both All The Pretty Horses and The Road (and the movie, No Country For Ol ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2010
 
Suite Française
3.82
really liked it
Fascinating both as a first-hand account of the chaos and uncertainty in France immediately following the Nazi invasion, and as a study of human respo ...more
Jul 2010
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
liked it
Silly but thoroughly enjoyable- Really fast read even though WAY too long and definitely could have used some editing. Also had to keep reading becaus ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 27, 2010
 
The New York Trilogy
3.92
liked it
Eh. Liked but didn't love. A little too much navel-gazing, meta-novelistic, genre-conscious theatrics and not enough story or character development fo ...more
Sep 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Lazarus Project
3.56
liked it
Definitely worth reading, particularly if you're into immigrant stories, forgotten histories (based on real events) of Chicago or the Baltics. I felt ...more
May 04, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
 
The Children's Book
3.66
liked it
I love Byatt with all my heart and soul. And this book, like every other Byatt book I've read (Possession, Babel Tower, Virgin in the Garden) feels li ...more
Jul 2010
Mar 22, 2010
 
Zeitoun
4.08
liked it
Very readable, alternatively enjoyable, exciting, and shocking. I like Eggers new tactic, writing semi-documentary style "autobiographies" from the pe ...more
Aug 2010
Jul 27, 2010
 
The Red Tent
4.16
liked it
**spoiler alert** Great beginning...okay middle...kind of slouches to the finish. Love the idea of telling the untold story of Biblical women, particu ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.92
liked it
I have to say I have a soft spot for Gladwell...I find his writing to be breezy but thought-provoking, even if he does play fast and loose with connec ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
really liked it
A bazillion cheers for Madeleine L'Engle. Childhood fav, love everything she's ever written. Except couldn't get through Genesis, where she (predictab ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
it was amazing
Sorry, I know it's a cliche, but I love it. You're a goddamned prince, you know that?
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Lowboy
3.18
liked it
Also, John Wray reading to people on the subway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3_3xz.... Kind of like the guy's persona.
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
The Year of the Flood  (MaddAddam, #2)
4.05
liked it
Liked but didn't love. I expected more, because I love Atwood and I love the apocalypse (literarily speaking), but I felt like just as this book was g ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2010
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.03
really liked it
I really like David Mitchell's writing style; description so thick you get stuck in it, characters wild yet still recognizable, and a great sense of s ...more
not set
May 17, 2011
 
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)
4.04
it was ok
Yeah, ok, it's kinda trashy and romance novely, but I have to admit i did read it twice. And see the movie (which is not worth watching, despite all t ...more
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.24
liked it
Fun and easy read, a bit better than your typical beach book, but with a beach read's catchy narrative and quick pace. Good character development, alt ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 27, 2010
 
Far North
3.78
it was amazing
Loved. It. Just read it, you won't be sorry.
not set
Mar 10, 2010
 
What Is the What
4.16
really liked it
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Mar 22, 2010
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.12
liked it
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Dec 05, 2010
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
None
May 17, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
The Otherworldlies (The Otherworldlies, #1)
3.50
it was amazing
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Jun 06, 2010
 
The Glass Castle
4.24
liked it
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Dec 05, 2010
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
liked it
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Jun 06, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
liked it
None
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Jun 06, 2010
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.08
liked it
None
not set
Dec 05, 2010
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