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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
it was amazing
I love reading this book with my daughter. Rowling's world masterfully matches the limitless imagination of a child.
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Husband's Secret
3.92
Had to see what all the fuss was about. Very funny and the epilogue was killer.
Mar 06, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.19
really liked it
Such a lovely story. Makes me want to get a dog!
Oct 14, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
really liked it
This surprised me. It's well-written and morally complex. It may not have the magic of TKAM, but it's a worthy companion for understanding the craft o ...more
Apr 15, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
 
Redeployment
3.98
it was amazing
Wow. An incredibly intense read.
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
 
The Sympathizer
4.00
it was amazing
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and many other honors are well-deserved. A scathing, thought-provoking take on the Vietnam-American War.
Nov 30, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
 
The Story Hour
3.84
Another beautifully-written book from Thrity Umrigar. Lovely prose, authentic characters, and a heart-moving story.
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
Honest, heartbreaking and powerful. Wish I could make this required reading.
not set
Nov 17, 2016
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.08
it was amazing
This book transported me to another world and time. I am amazed that anyone could recreate the world of a Japanese woman with such vivid detail and em ...more
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
A Man Called Ove
4.35
This one snuck up on me! A book to restore your faith in life and humanity.
Apr 18, 2016
Apr 16, 2016
 
Yes Please
3.81
A funny and honest memoir
Oct 08, 2015
Oct 08, 2015
 
A Piece of the World
3.84
A wonderful piece of historical fiction encompassing early 19th century rural America, a famous painting the partly imagined life of the woman feature ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
 
The Red Tent
4.16
it was amazing
I love that Diamant took a kernel of a character and a mention of an event, and spun an entire world around it. I truly enjoyed this book.
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Whole Way Home
3.59
Well-crafted and engaging. A literary version of "Nashville"!
Mar 29, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
 
The Last Days of Café Leila
4.02
Lovely inter-generational family story in post-revolutionary Iran.
Aug 13, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
 
A Fine Balance
4.34
it was amazing
This epic novel captures the energy, dynamism, contradictions, horror and beauty of Mumbai and life in India. One of my all-time favorites.
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Precious One
3.89
A loveable cast of characters and an uplifting, big-hearted story.
Apr 05, 2015
Dec 18, 2014
 
A Little Life
4.27
it was amazing
Exquisitely written. Heartbreaking. A masterpiece.
Jun 30, 2016
May 17, 2016
 
Then We Came to the End
3.45
What an inventive, clever read!
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 31, 2016
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
3.93
really liked it
As an economics major who fell in love with the discipline because of how it explained the world, I enjoyed reading this book.
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
A Bend in the River
3.77
it was amazing
I read this classic book while on my first trip to India by myself as an adult, and it made a deep impression.
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Enchanted
3.96
really liked it
imaginative and beautifully written.
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide
4.65
it was amazing
CRASH COURSE is the book that should be in the hands of every writer, aspiring or established. It is packed with such wisdom, humor and raw power, I k ...more
Feb 05, 2016
Apr 10, 2016
 
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
3.90
A breathtaking account of the 33 trapped Chilean miners. Excellent recounting of a harrowing experience below, above and what happened after they were ...more
Oct 04, 2015
Sep 01, 2015
 
Crossing to Safety
4.16
it was amazing
Stegner demonstrates that a truly great author can write about the small moments in life, the daily dramas, and still keep you riveted as a reader.
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
An Untamed State
4.05
A very powerful and haunting book. Kudos to Roxane Gay for having the courage and endurance to write it.
Dec 10, 2015
Oct 25, 2015
 
Everything I Never Told You
3.77
it was amazing
Expertly crafted and written. Highly recommended.
Apr 20, 2016
Jul 03, 2015
 
Miller's Valley
3.89
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not set
Jun 18, 2016
 
Possessing the Secret of Joy
4.06
really liked it
None
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Dec 02, 2009
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.41
liked it
None
not set
Dec 02, 2009
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