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City of Thieves
4.28
really liked it
This novelization of Benioff's grandfather's WWII story is a really satisfying read. I was quite impressed with how the author pulled off the modern f ...more
Jul 16, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Watson's Apology: A Novel
3.33
liked it
Glad I stuck with it! In the fourth section Bainbridge taps into her most awesome ability - that of giving just enough information to know that SOMETH ...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
 
Year of Wonders
4.00
liked it
Decent, well-researched first novel about a town quarantined during the Black Plague. The heroine, widow Anna, is seemingly immune and cares for the d ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2007
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.89
it was ok
**spoiler alert** As other reviewers have noted, this novel starts out with a fantastic Prologue that totally had me hooked. I'm about halfway through ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
The Poe Shadow
3.11
it was ok
On audiobook - my first attempt at the medium. The reader is pretty good, and does a very good French and French-English accent. Sometimes the protago ...more
Oct 23, 2008
Oct 10, 2008
 
The Seance
3.55
liked it
I'm totally enjoying this fast read, but I was actually hoping for something as scary as his first novel, The Ghost Writer. This only has moments of c ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
 
The Blue Star
3.87
really liked it
I was not quite as compelled by its sequel as I was by Jim the Boy, but was just as impressed with Earley's very careful writing and eye for the tinie ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2008
 
The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2)
3.71
it was ok
Having trouble going further than halfway on this one. I'm losing interest in the story and am tripping over the words. Octavian himself isn't as inte ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 22, 2008
 
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
4.40
it was amazing
omg this book is blowing my mind.
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 02, 2008
 
Summer of my German Soldier
3.66
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.08
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Apr 01, 2009
 
The Peaceable Kingdom
4.30
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not set
Aug 04, 2009
 
The Birthday Boys
3.92
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not set
Aug 23, 2008
 
The Help
4.45
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not set
Aug 27, 2012
 
One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters, #1)
3.95
really liked it
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Feb 2014
Jul 08, 2013
 
Boxers & Saints
4.21
really liked it
None
Dec 29, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
The Girls
3.48
really liked it
None
Aug 20, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
 
The Wonder
3.65
it was amazing
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not set
Nov 08, 2016
 
Wickett's Remedy
3.26
really liked it
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not set
Jun 16, 2017