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Moral Disorder and Other Stories
really liked it
Although this was marketed at a collection of short stories, all the stories are interconnected. The majority of them involve the same characters, and ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
The Yokota Officers Club
it was amazing
This book was incredible. I had a really difficult time putting it down. It was so well written-- smart, witty, poignant, rich, riveting-- everything ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
Station Eleven
really liked it
Things I loved about Station Eleven:
1. The narrative did not go in chronological order, making it more interesting and not exposition-driven. It was g
Jun 05, 2016
May 09, 2016
The Fault in Our Stars
really liked it
I wasn't looking forward to reading this book, as it is a novel about a teenage girl with Cancer With a Capital C. But I was pleasantly surprised. It ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Like Water for Chocolate
really liked it
This was a really quick read, but I had to stop at random points because it made me so hungry! The most intriguing part of this book was how the autho ...more
Apr 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
I have never heard of Mary E. Pearson, much less read anything else by her, but if this book is any indication of her style, I am encouraged to read m ...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
The World According to Garp
it was amazing
Used to be my all-time favorite book; it's still way up there on my list. Most of Irving's work I do not like (this and Owen Meany are the only ones I ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2009
A Trip to the Stars
it was amazing
The title is no lie-- you surely will take a trip to the stars, and to the end of the universe and beyond, through reading this book. It's my second f ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2009
Flight Behavior
really liked it
It didn't take me forever to read this because it was bad; it only took me so long because March was a crazy month. So on that note... As usual, Kings ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Nov 28, 2012
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
liked it
There were things that were great about this book:
1. The writing style. It was extraordinary well-written, the character development was well-paced an
Jan 31, 2015
Apr 25, 2011
The Help
really liked it
I had very low expectations for this book, though I'm not sure why. Perhaps that's why I have rated this book so highly. I was riveted with every page ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jun 26, 2011
The Year of the Flood
liked it
It took me longer than it should have to finish this, and not just because I lost the book for about a week. I don't really know what I was expecting, ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Nov 15, 2009
really liked it
Although the grammar and punctuation (or lack thereof) and slang were a little irritating, it was completely fitting for the uneducated, unnamed, and ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
it was ok
This reminded me a lot of the final Harry Potter in a bad way. What I mean is that it was a lot of waiting around for the final battle to happen, and ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
The House on Mango Street
really liked it
Composed of vignettes told from the point of girl of a Mexican girl, "The House on Mango Street" is a coming-of-age story about growing up in the near ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
The Scarlet Letter
did not like it
Ew ew ew ew ew. Not one redeeming quality about this book. I had to read it high school (11th grade maybe?) and I wish I didn't. It's my second least ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
really liked it
Still amazing, though not as good as the first in the series, mainly because we have seen this before. However, the character development goes deeper, ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
it was ok
The first sentence was the best-first-sentence-of-a-novel that I have read in a while: "The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." But the nove ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
it was amazing
I lovelovelovelovelove LOVE this book. I want to give it more than 5 stars. The writing is stunning, beautiful, moving, poignant, funny, name your adj ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Sep 25, 2009
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
liked it
Although this was predictable, it was entertaining and mostly well-written (though there was some lazy writing -- i.e. using "surprised" three differe ...more
May 13, 2014
May 04, 2014
liked it
This was really short, but hard to get through for two reasons. First, it was a little hard to follow with the dialect and stream of consciousness. Se ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
it was amazing
Atwood at her best. She envisions, nearly perfectly, an anti-feminist dystopia which brings out the most brutal human emotions. Yet amongst the pessim ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2009
The Book Thief
really liked it
Told from the point of view of Death, "The Book Thief" offers an unusual account of Nazi Germany during WWII. Characters are rich, stories are interes ...more
Feb 08, 2011
Dec 01, 2009
The Magician's Assistant
really liked it
Nowhere near as good as "Bel Canto," but still a riveting story. There's a saying that the best way to judge someone's strength is to see how they rea ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 27, 2010
Bel Canto
it was amazing
I did not expect to like this book this much, but Patchett exquisitely weaves so many yarns together, and her writing is fetching. The writing starts ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Monkey Bridge
liked it
I was struck immediately by the vivid imagery and the inner demons of the young narrator, but what I didn't like was that the internal story told by t ...more
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Complete Persepolis
really liked it
I don't think I can have an original review here since everyone else has pretty much said it all. That being said, I thought the juxtaposition of Iran ...more
Aug 12, 2013
Mar 03, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
Don't let the fact that it's marketed as a young adult book fool you. There is amazing stuff in here. You could talk for days about the themes Collins ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
The Blind Assassin
it was amazing
Probably my favorite book of Atwood's. She tells a story within a story which mirrors both the protagonist's own life and the lives of most readers. U ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2009
it was amazing
This book was freakin amazing. I don't want to say too much about it because I don't want to ruin it, but wow. Powerful. Touching. Funny. Unique. I th ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Sep 09, 2009
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