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Men, Women & Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough
4.47
it was amazing
This audio book has been integral in my ability to wean off anti-depressants and really allow myself to experience shame and all the uncomfortable emo ...more
Jun 25, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
 
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
4.04
it was amazing
My principal at my school suggested that I look into this book, knowing my super-nerdy, knowledge cravings in the basic science of raising kids. I lik ...more
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain
4.12
it was amazing
Of all the parenting books I've read, this is by far my favorite. Probably because I'm a speech-language pathologist and I intuitively understand the ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Jan 07, 2016
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
I was absolutely inspired by this book. As much as I love Anne of Green Gables, I love a good political story with interesting characters and events. ...more
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.98
really liked it
I read this aloud to both of my kids and it was delightful! Then we watched the 1939 movie and analyzed the similarities and differences. They both ag ...more
Dec 09, 2015
Jan 07, 2016
 
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
3.90
really liked it
I listened to this while I drove to and from work and exercising, and I could not get enough of it. It was incredibly well written non-fiction about w ...more
Nov 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
Anna Karenina
4.02
it was amazing
Wow. What an incredibly written story of all the extremes of life. I listened to half of it which made the pronunciation of the Russian names much eas ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
 
1776
4.06
really liked it
I was astounded by the history I learned in this book. When I think of 1776, I think of the declaration of Independence and imagine fanfare, pomp and ...more
Mar 10, 2017
Jun 18, 2012
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
4.03
it was amazing
"Once you understand how a habit operates ... You gain power over it."
I love learning the science behind why we do what we do. This book was revelato
...more
Jul 17, 2015
Feb 13, 2014
 
What Alice Forgot
4.05
really liked it
I stayed up until 3 am just to find out what would happen. I thought it was brilliantly written from three perspectives and incredibly thought-provoki ...more
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
You Can Heal Your Life
4.14
it was amazing
I loved this book and have adopted many affirmations from it that have helped me manage and enjoy my life better. like saying, "I love and approve of ...more
Apr 21, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
 
Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships
3.66
it was amazing
This book has absolutely changed my life. I have a huge interest in how enormous Christian families succeed, and from the perspective of the four olde ...more
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
 
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)
4.43
it was amazing
What a heart-wrenching, well-written story of a young girl and her brother that are hated by their mother in London at the beginning of WWII. They eva ...more
Aug 03, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
 
A Night Divided
4.30
it was amazing
Outstanding. Considering I'm so pregnant I rarely stay up past 10. I stayed up until 11 to finish this. I listened to most of it and the adolescent vo ...more
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
 
The Woman in Black
3.68
liked it
This was an interesting, haunting book. I could identify with the passion and zeal of a 20-something with all their life ahead of them. I was so that ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.40
it was amazing
On our way home from St. George over Memorial Day, Granny sent us out the door with this book. Well, Phineas had fallen asleep, and I didn't think it ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
Twelve Years a Slave
4.15
really liked it
My understanding of slavery is limited and I often forget it happened. This book was beautifully written and I thoroughly appreciated how Solomon wrot ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
3.80
it was amazing
I unabashedly loved this book. I love that the whole story takes place in 24 hours, and the emotions of the teens are really believable. It helped me ...more
Aug 2014
Oct 16, 2014
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.36
really liked it
I love reading historical fiction that opens up a whole new realm of information that I didn't know existed. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Feb 19, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
4.01
it was amazing
I read this aloud to my children and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Jan 31, 2016
Feb 05, 2016
 
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
4.01
liked it
I thought the historical fiction portion was interesting but when I realized it was mostly fiction with very little history I was a bit disappointed. ...more
Aug 05, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
 
Big Little Lies
4.20
liked it
Such a well written story. I liked the characters and the unfolding of the story. Got me thinking. Lots of swears, some really well placed though!
Jun 28, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
What Happened On Planet Kid
3.67
liked it
This was a great book that addressed some of the harder things of childhood that are rarely addressed, especially in the 1950s: race and physical abus ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
 
Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)
4.18
it was amazing
Perfect read-aloud books for my almost 4-year-old and 6-year-old. We all loved it. Ben grew up with it so he loved hearing us all love it. The bonus i ...more
Jul 14, 2016
Jul 07, 2016
 
Three Complete Books: The Secret Garden/a Little Princess/Little Lord Fauntleroy
4.34
it was amazing
I read Little Lord Fauntleory, and it was perfect! It captures the beauty of childhood and the innocence of children. I loved the wording, the charact ...more
Oct 2009
Nov 15, 2009
 
Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
4.00
liked it
This was a very informative book that got me thinking about breast cancer and sisterhood. Fortunately it doesn't run in my family but the book was a c ...more
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 08, 2015
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
A simple read--it only took me a few hours to complete it. I enjoyed Katniss embracing the role of Mockingjay, but her character was a bit too weak an ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Sep 04, 2010
 
Still Alice
4.30
it was amazing
outstanding! my eyes are still wet with tears as I write my review. as a trained speech-language-pathologist, I had the opportunity of working with pe ...more
Feb 27, 2017
Mar 02, 2015
 
Far from the Madding Crowd
3.92
really liked it
I liked the book enough but the audio version is what really sped up the book for me. Delightful characters, beautiful language, lovely ending. Recomm ...more
Sep 22, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
 
Sarah's Key
4.14
liked it
I was absolutely clueless about the Vel d'Hiv roundup in Paris during WWII. It happened in July of 1942 where French policemen rounded up all the Jews ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jan 20, 2011
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