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Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India
3.59
really liked it
When I first stumbled across this book, I was expecting a one-country remix of the hugely popular Elizabeth Gilbert memoir Eat, Pray, Love. The subtit ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
My Life in France
4.16
really liked it
After much feet dragging, I am officially jumping on the Julia Child Fan Club Bandwagon that seems to have revived in recent years. While not overly p ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 19, 2007
 
Strings Attached
3.57
really liked it
Judy Blundell marked herself as an author to watch in this genre with her National Book Award winning What I Saw and How I Lied. Her latest book--No S ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
You Killed Wesley Payne
3.36
really liked it
You Killed Wesley Payne is the first book I’ve read by Sean Beaudoin (and it definitely won’t be the last), so I can’t say whether he is new to the no ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.78
liked it
Another day, another dystopia. This book is told from the alternating viewpoints of Elder and Amy. Amy is a teenager who chose to leave Earth behind a ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Rock 'n' Roll Soldier: A Memoir
3.98
liked it
Dean was 19 when he was drafted by the Army to serve in Vietnam. Being drafted was like having someone hit the pause button on your life for nearly tw ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them
3.28
really liked it
The moment I saw this book available for pre-order it was added to my wish list. It was a classic case of Book By Cover Judgment. Quirky title referen ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
3.68
liked it
Through Charles’s journals and letters, this book gives us an inside look into the Darwin household and the development of Charles’s theory of natural ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
I thought I was over the dystopia crazy, but halfway into Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, I just wanted it to go on forever. Delirium is the first book in a ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance
3.15
liked it
When we meet Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers they seem to have the fame and fortune thing under control. They are known on their hit TV show as J ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Golden Country
3.24
it was ok
I was rather disappointed in this book. While the premise of it seemed so full of promise, Gilmore seemed to get bogged down in historical name droppi ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2007
 
The Piper's Son
4.04
really liked it
The Piper’s Son is a companion novel to Marchetta’s Saving Francesca (reviewer’s note: which is also so, so good and probably the stronger of the duo) ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Highway 61 Revisited
3.79
The obsessive Dylan reading phase continues. A quick, insightful, and occasionally funny look into how the Highway 61 Revisited album was made.
not set
Mar 12, 2013
 
Anyone But You
3.80
liked it
Quick, light read! Crusie's books always empower women and this one is no different. It will help you forget the summer heat for a few hours...
not set
Jun 10, 2008
 
Before I Fall
3.92
it was amazing
Lauren Oliver for President 2012! Seriously. I picked this one up after falling into raptures over Delirium. I had avoided it despite rave reviews bec ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Shine Shine Shine
3.45
really liked it
This is the summer novel of the year for anyone who believes the suburban angst genre would benefit from baldness, moon landings, robots, autism, and ...more
not set
Jun 09, 2012
 
Prom and Prejudice
3.82
liked it
Elizabeth Eulberg has written an absolutely charming modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. And there really isn’t anything more romantic or British ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Falling in Love with English Boys
3.42
liked it
Oh, London. Melissa Jensen knows the way to this girl’s heart. She had me at English boys to be honest. The main characters here are Catherine and Kat ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
Have you read Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia Series or Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and thought that maybe it was the greatest thing ever? If so, hurry ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
On the Road
3.64
The appeal of this book escaped me in large part until I came across the Will Patton-narrated audiobook version. Having voices--lightning quick in the ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
 
Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford
3.85
really liked it
A fascinating woman from a fascinating family. Decca is my favorite Mitford girl, and this very readable biography does an excellent job of revealing ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Sherlockian
3.62
I've been addicted to mysteries in 2011 so far. This debut offering from a young novelist weaves together past and present mysteries, but succeeds for ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Travels in Siberia
3.88
it was amazing
If I had to choose just one--my most favorite--adult book that I've read this year, this would be it. Epic in scope and size as befits the subject mat ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2)
4.23
A YA trilogy that focuses on smart dialogue, clever plot twists, and compelling characters rather than love triangles (or squares or what-have-you). T ...more
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
3.92
it was amazing
When we first meet Gen, he is in prison for theft. It looks like a hopeless situation, but the more we get to know Gen, the more we realize how looks ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.12
really liked it
I had to admit, that sometimes I find the writing style a little awkward, but after the first chapter or two I'm usually sucked so far into the story ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2009
 
Free Food for Millionaires
3.46
liked it
This book was reminiscent of books from my Victorian literature class, updated as an immigrant/first generation American experience novel that are cur ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2009
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.24
really liked it
I considered skipping this one as I feel that the award for best dystopian book of the year should go to Lauren Oliver, but that would have been a hu ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
4.07
If you've been avoiding this because you think military history is not for you, get over it. This is an important book, an entertaining book, and one ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2013
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1)
3.82
liked it
I liked this book. I really did. And the three stars is probably more a testament to my overall apathy toward life today than an actual reflection of ...more
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
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