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One of Ours
3.88
it was amazing
I've read My Antonia, O Pioneers, and Neighbor Rosicky. I mistakenly thought that what I loved so much about Cather are her prairie/pioneer/struggling ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
 
Zeitoun
4.08
really liked it
There were so many interesting aspects of this book, but I'd have preferred to see Eggers just stick to the story of Katrina and the family. When he d ...more
Jun 09, 2012
Sep 13, 2011
 
Eleanor & Park
4.10
it was amazing
I was prepared to not like this book. I didn't dig the idea of reading anything that could be considered YA. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of readin ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
A House Divided (House of Earth, #3)
3.88
liked it
I'm glad to see how The Good Earth trilogy played out, but A House Divided is nowhere near the book that The Good Earth is. It took me almost two mont ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Aug 05, 2008
 
Assassination Vacation
3.98
it was amazing
History nerds, don't miss this book. Treat yourself and see to it that you listen to it on audiobook. I'm sure it's an interesting read in text form, ...more
Aug 06, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
 
New Living Translation - One Year Bible
4.70
really liked it
I do have to say, the language in this New Living Translation feels a little trying-to-hard at times. The message is the same, but in the translators ...more
Dec 31, 2010
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Sep 10, 2008
 
God's Guidance: A Slow and Certain Light
4.26
it was amazing
Read this for a women's Bible study in 1997. I really don't remember a lot about the book. I enjoyed the study and remember it was one of those studie ...more
Jan 1997
Aug 04, 2009
 
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
4.57
liked it
Let me start by saying, I am a huge Tim Keller fan. He's one of the most insightful authors I've read, and he shares some great insights in this work. ...more
Apr 08, 2017
Jan 06, 2017
 
Faithful
4.00
really liked it
One of the items on a reading challenge I’m working on with some friends was “Read a book chosen solely for its cover.” Talk about taking a risk. I’m ...more
Jan 28, 2018
Jan 26, 2018
 
The Chaperone
3.85
liked it
An enjoyable page-turner. A good representation of the struggle between judgmental propriety and complete lack of morality. I would have been happy if ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
4.25
it was amazing
*sigh* I loved this book so much. Beautifully written. Captivating story. Such well developed characters. Loved the loveable; loathed the loathe-able. ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Aug 13, 2012
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.13
it was amazing
This book has been popping up in my recommendations for years. I've pushed it aside time after time, because the title made me believe it would be vap ...more
Jan 30, 2017
Oct 09, 2016
 
Farewell Summer (Green Town, #3)
3.72
it was amazing
I loved Dandelion Wine for it's sweet nostalgia. His descriptions are poetic and make you long for your childhood. Was so glad Bradbury released Farew ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 05, 2008
 
'Tis
3.67
it was amazing
I adored this book and it's predecessor, Angela's Ashes. McCourt is an amazing writer. They way he captures emotion so simply causes the reader to fal ...more
Nov 18, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.31
really liked it
This one has been on my to-read list for years, since my girls read it for school. Finally picked it up at the library this morning and finished in a ...more
Mar 26, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
Joyland
3.90
really liked it
Recently, I told myself that no matter how often someone tried to force me to read Stephen King, I wasn't going to cave in to their peer pressure. I e ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
 
The Goldfinch
3.89
liked it
It's official. The label "Pulitzer Winner" no longer has meaning in my criteria for finding my next great read. How is this an award winning book? How ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Nov 21, 2013
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.97
it was amazing
Throughout most of this book (almost all of it), I really didn't like the main character, and thought that most of her struggles were caused by her ow ...more
Oct 07, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Keith County Journal
4.06
it was ok
I love nature. I enjoy science. I love learning new things. I'm an absolute fan-girl of all things Keith County/Paxton/Sandhills/North Platte River. T ...more
Feb 10, 2016
Aug 05, 2015
 
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
4.16
it was amazing
This could have been a four star book* (see update below) if the author had stayed with the story of the journey. Every bit of the book dealing with T ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Aug 11, 2009
 
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
4.18
really liked it
Can someone please check on Cormac McCarthy and make sure he's okay? I only *read* the book, and I might need to huddle in my jammies, sipping tea and ...more
Jan 27, 2016
Jul 15, 2015
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.81
it was amazing
What a great book! I know I either read an abridged version in elementary school, or at least part of it, but I'm so happy I decided to revisit it as ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Aug 21, 2008
 
And Then There Were None
4.24
it was amazing
My first Agatha Christie. It's not that her words are necessarily poetic, but good grief, the lady deserves five stars for weaving so many intricate d ...more
Jan 25, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
The Eternal Wonder
3.53
liked it
I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this story. I loved his hunger for knowledge and his wonder early on, but felt his wonder dried up and the story shi ...more
May 28, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.94
it was amazing
Tears pouring. Gobsmacked. What a devastatingly beautiful, dreadfully honest book. Pity to every book I read from this point forward. How can they eve ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
it was ok
Gosh darn it, that's really disappointing. I really wanted to like this. I tried. I really did. I just didn't like, respect, or care about one single ...more
Dec 03, 2015
Nov 07, 2015
 
A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln
3.56
liked it
The writing was comparable to that of a mediocre fourth grader, trying to string descriptive word-pictures and vocabulary words together. Eye-roll wor ...more
Oct 18, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Don't Squat with Yer Spurs On! : A Cowboy's Guide to Life
3.81
liked it
Wow. I learned so much from this book, such as "Don't get mad at somebody who knows more than you do; it ain't their fault." or "Never grumble. It mak ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Dec 24, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
You know when you love the characters in a book so much you never want the book to end? This is one of those books. I'll really miss Atticus, Miss Mau ...more
May 29, 2011
Aug 05, 2008
 
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
4.01
did not like it
I'm sure they are a very nice family and told their story as they saw it, I just didn't find anything about it all that "astounding". I guess I was ho ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
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