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Necessary Lies (Necessary Lies, #1)
4.21
liked it
It's always tough for me to rate fiction. I demand a lot from fiction so 3 stars often comes with a lot of criticism from me. In this case, it was tru ...more
Aug 07, 2015
May 09, 2015
 
Life After Life
3.74
it was ok
I thought I would like this. I wanted to like this. The premise had potential. (Girl is reborn over and over again and makes changes to her life each ...more
Mar 20, 2014
Jan 05, 2013
 
English Passengers
4.05
I was conflicted about this one. It's not my usual genre. I like historical fiction but I don't usually read adventure stories. I think it's good to b ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2014
 
Mary Coin
3.91
it was ok
This was a book club selection, not one that I picked out for myself. I thought this book was OK. I'm not critiquing the author and her writing, I'm j ...more
not set
Oct 18, 2014
 
The Marriage of Opposites
3.86
it was ok
This is the perfect example of where my taste departs from the masses. I did not enjoy this book yet based on the average rating, I'm in the minority. ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
 
Orphan Train
4.14
liked it
If I could give half stars, I'd go with 2.5. It was better than most 2 star books but I am very particular with fiction and this one just didn't do it ...more
May 25, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
 
The Secret Life of Bees
4.02
liked it
I don't know what people loved about it. I thought it was good but nothing special.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
really liked it
Great read.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Stone's Fall
3.86
it was ok
This review reflects only my level of enjoyment of this book and not the quality of the writing. I can easily understand how others might love it and ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
City of Women
3.80
it was ok
I'm not going to bother giving a description of the plot beyond saying that it's set in Berlin during WWII. Many people seemed to really like this boo ...more
May 17, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
The Postmistress
3.30
it was ok
I really don't understand how this book got on the NY Times best seller list. I found it to be painfully slow with characters that didn't come to life ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
3.90
it was ok
The best thing I can say about this book is that I got a lot done around my house while I was assigned to read this. I felt so bummed about having to ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
The Kitchen House
4.18
it was ok
Another book club selection that wan't for me. I got through about 130 pages and I wasn't feeling it. It felt like a chore every time I picked up the ...more
Mar 14, 2016
Apr 03, 2016
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was ok
I tried three times to get through this book. The first two times it was on audio and it just wasn't holding my interest. I would have given up at tha ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2015
 
Secrets of a Charmed Life
4.17
really liked it
It's a hard call as to whether this should be 3 or 4 stars. It is not up to my usual standard for 4 stars but it has been a bad year of fiction for me ...more
Dec 14, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
 
The Lions of Little Rock
4.22
really liked it
This was an enjoyable, young adult, historical fiction book. It is set in 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas and deals with issues of segregation and a 13 yea ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2012
 
A Golden Age
3.77
it was ok
It was OK. I appreciated learning about the period. The plot did nothing for me. I wasn't invested in the characters. They didn't seem real to me, jus ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
True Grit
4.13
it was ok
Why did I even think this would be a good book for me? I guess all the great reviews sold me on this book but really I should have known better. It ju ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
Burial Rites
4.01
I tried to like this book. I read at least 20% of it before I gave up. I'm sure it would have gotten better but I decided to cut my losses. Even if it ...more
not set
Jan 14, 2015
 
Daughter Of Fortune
3.89
it was ok
Not my kind of writing style. Too much narrative. Not enough dialogue. Not an interesting story for me.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.17
it was ok
I think this is more of a guys book. I found it boring and couldn't wait to be finished with it.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Drowning Ruth
3.73
it was ok
The book was so unmemorable I'm not even sure if I really read this book at all.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Away
3.36
it was ok
Not my kind of book. Characters didn't seem real and the story was not interesting.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)
3.88
really liked it
Fast paced, interesting story. Not great literature as I recall.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Sophie's Choice
4.18
it was amazing
Way better than the movie. Heart wrenching. Beautifully written.
not set
Nov 17, 2008
 
The Birth of Venus
3.79
it was ok
The plot is slow to develop and the characters are generally unlikable.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Triangle
3.48
it was ok
Boring and predictable. I was happy to be finished with it.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.87
it was ok
Not so good for me. Very long and not very interesting.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Atonement
3.88
it was amazing
Powerful story. A little slow in the middle but well worth it.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
 
Charlotte & Emily Brontë: The Complete Novels
4.32
it was ok
Didn't do anything for me. Tedious, slow and unlikeable characters.
not set
Nov 10, 2008
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