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Loving Frank
3.74
liked it
Living in Chicago, I have visited Wright's Home & Studio in Oak Park and Taliesin in Spring Green many times, so I already knew the stories of the ...more
not set
Sep 06, 2008
 
The Wednesday Wars
4.06
it was ok
All of the people who gave this book five stars can't be wrong, can they? Well, I've been in the minority before, so I guess I'll put myself there aga ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2009
 
My Uncle Napoleon
4.13
liked it
The forward of the edition I read called My Uncle Napoleon a classic Iranian romance/farce/satire. Given its 500-page length, I was worried about atte ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Usual Rules
3.98
liked it
Once I got used to the lack of quotation marks, I liked this book. The first part, which focused on thirteen year-old Wendy's grief over the loss of h ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2009
 
I Am the Messenger
4.09
really liked it
An intriguing premise builds to a powerful, suspenseful storyline that delivers an emotional punch at the end. Ed Kennedy stops a bank robbery and the ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Jul 25, 2010
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.04
really liked it
For many years, I have been fascinated by Myers-Briggs, which labels me a moderate extrovert although my husband insists that I am an introvert and I ...more
Apr 23, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
3.98
really liked it
I fell in love with this book in its opening chapters. A.J. Fikry, an independent bookseller on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, is an e ...more
Jul 28, 2015
Aug 10, 2014
 
Counting by 7s
4.16
really liked it
I loved this book about a girl named Willow, a genius whose giftedness inhibits her ability to connect with peers at times. Early in the book, her ado ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2013
 
Gracefully Grayson
4.17
liked it
Grayson is a sixth-grade girl trapped in a male body who dreams about wearing princess dresses and one day being able to fully express herself with fa ...more
Jul 21, 2016
Jun 16, 2016
 
Elephant Run
4.11
liked it
To protect him from the bombing in London, fourteen year-old Nick is sent to live on his father's plantation in Burma a few days before the Japanese i ...more
Feb 14, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
 
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
4.12
really liked it
4.5 stars. Bomb is YA non-fiction at its finest. Sheinkin's account of the development of the atomic bomb and its use in World War II is meticulously ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2012
 
The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1)
4.25
really liked it
What a delightful surprise this book was! I was determined not to like it, convinced that it would be yet another Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Ston ...more
May 25, 2015
May 22, 2015
 
The Thing About Jellyfish
4.05
liked it
I really liked several aspects of this book, but other parts disturbed me immensely. On the plus side, I liked the central premise of the main charact ...more
Mar 26, 2016
Dec 07, 2015
 
The Year Money Grew on Trees
3.87
it was ok
Although marketed for middle school, this is really more of a sweet story for adults with a sentimental attachment to the work ethic of kids of the ea ...more
not set
Feb 02, 2012
 
Lost in the Sun
4.09
it was amazing
Lost in the Sun includes one of the most true-to-life kid characters that I have encountered in a novel in a long time. Trent, a sixth-grader who acci ...more
Dec 21, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
 
William McKinley (The American Presidents, #25)
3.29
liked it
This volume in the "American Presidents" series of presidential biographies is a comprehensive, insightful account of President William McKinley that ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
liked it
I liked this Pulitzer Prize winning novel, but not nearly as much as I hoped. The book tells the story of Marie Laure, a blind French girl who is the ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2014
 
The Round House
3.91
liked it
I expected to love this National Book Award winner, but I found it a bit difficult to connect with the characters in the first one hundred pages. Alth ...more
not set
Jun 14, 2015
 
The Submission
3.66
it was amazing
A friend asked me a few days ago to name the book that I most wish I had written. Little did I know that I would find my answer only four days later i ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Sep 04, 2011
 
East of Eden
4.35
really liked it
A very satisfying epic of three generations in two families with fully developed, flawed yet mostly endearing characters and much to ponder about the ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Sep 06, 2008
 
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
3.94
it was amazing
Why didn't I read this brilliant, powerful character-driven book back in 1996 when an acquaintance first recommended it to me shortly after it was pub ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Sep 11, 2010
 
Heart of a Shepherd
3.80
really liked it
This book is a gem that took me completely by surprise. "Brother" is the youngest of five sons of an Oregon rancher, an Army reservist who is sent to ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2010
 
March: Book One (March, #1)
4.34
really liked it
Powerfully illustrated graphic novel about Congressman Lewis's rise from humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son in the South. Book 1 describes how ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2014
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.86
really liked it
This memoir tells the story of one year in Joan Didion's life -- the year following her husband John Dunne's fatal heart attack on the floor in their ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Sep 06, 2008
 
Goodbye Stranger
3.94
liked it
There were many aspects of this book that I really appreciated, including the multicultural background of the three girls, Bridge, Em, and Tab, who ar ...more
Dec 04, 2015
Jun 14, 2015
 
The Moonflower Vine
3.92
really liked it
Moonflower Vine, set in rural Missouri in the early 1900's, is a quiet, family saga about Callie and Matthew Soames, a couple with four daughters: Jes ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2013
 
Slob
3.78
did not like it
**spoiler alert** It has been a long time since I've read a book that I hated as much as this one. The characters are two dimensional, and the plot is ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2010
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
it was amazing
Wow. . . What an incredible gift my son gave me this Christmas when he gave me this book. Foer perfectly captures humans' desire to create meaning in ...more
Dec 27, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
Things Fall Apart
3.61
really liked it
I first read this book last summer. It had been on my "to read" list for years since it's a (maybe THE) seminal book of African literature. I apprecia ...more
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Sep 05, 2008
 
In the Shadow of the Banyan
4.04
really liked it
A beautifully-written story of Raami and her mother's survival in the first few years of the Khmer Rouge's harsh reign of terror in mid-1970's Cambodi ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
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