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Lost Souls (New Orleans, #5)
3.87
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This book was absolutely RIDICULOUS! I can't believe I wasted my time with it. My problem was even though the entire book was absurd ...more
Jun 06, 2009
May 30, 2009
 
The Invisible Bridge
4.19
it was amazing
The Invisible Bridge is one of the most amazing novels I've read in a long time. Orringer has written a spellbinding epic romance and family drama set ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Apr 28, 2010
 
La gente feliz lee y toma café
3.22
did not like it
I liked the title, the cover and the premise; but the writing was awful!
Jul 27, 2016
Jul 27, 2016
 
The Rabbit Factory
3.56
really liked it
I picked up The Rabbit Factory after it got good reviews from my online book group. It sounded like a good mystery. Imagine my surprise when about 80 ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
How Reading Changed My Life
3.87
really liked it
I enjoyed Quindlen's reminiscences about growing up with books. As she recalled a neighbors basement filled with books that she borrowed and read; I t ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
City of Thieves
4.28
it was amazing
I didn't want to put this book down. Benioff is a marvelous storyteller. He hooked me from the onset, when he cast Lev and Kolya together, the looter ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Dec 14, 2009
 
My Name is Mary Sutter
3.81
really liked it
I liked Mary's strong character and her conviction to become a doctor instead of settling on being a midwife as society dictated. The Civil War scenes ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 05, 2010
 
The Alice Network
4.27
it was amazing
My rating 4.5 stars
Sep 17, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
 
Testimony
3.55
really liked it
Testimony hooked me early and was a fast paced read. I enjoyed the short chapters which alternated between different character perspectives. The issue ...more
May 11, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
 
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
3.73
it was amazing
I love reading a historical fiction about a subject I know nothing about. The story revolves around Louis Tiffany, of the Tiffany glass works (not to ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
 
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
3.92
really liked it
Gail Caldwell has written a stunningly beautiful tribute to her friendship with Carolyn Knapp, author of Drinking: A Love Story. She recounts their ti ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
The Little Stranger
3.51
it was amazing
What a wonderful psychological suspense! Sara Waters' words were evocative and drew me into Hundreds Hall and its history. Though the time period was ...more
Aug 29, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
The Widow
3.48
liked it
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Aug 02, 2016
Jul 31, 2016
 
The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison
3.11
liked it
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 04, 2016
 
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
This story cast a spell over me and was an enchanting way to pass an afternoon. From the moment I opened it's beautiful cover and read the first parag ...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
 
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
4.21
really liked it
Boy am I glad I have GR friends who aren't afraid to share their guilty pleasure reads. I enjoyed this paranormal romance and think the author has cre ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)
4.06
really liked it
This story had it all: love, lust, power, sex, violence, and vengeance. It was a sweeping historical novel chronicling the life of a slave girl and gl ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
The Glass Castle
4.25
it was amazing
"Baptism by fire" is a fitting metaphor for Jeannette Wall's life. At the young age of 3, Walls literally set herself on fire while cooking hotdogs un ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.03
really liked it
The story moved slowly for me at first as I tried to digest all the foreign characters and names, but I eventually didn't want to put it down. Jacob i ...more
Dec 11, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Imperfect Birds
3.28
liked it
Imperfect Birds is about family and what happens when the life they are living is a lie. From the outside, this looks to be a perfect family, but look ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Apr 13, 2010
 
The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life
3.96
it was amazing
Insightful stories and wisdom from some of the greatest spiritual writers and thinkers inspire you to live the life you were meant to live. The heart ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
4.44
it was amazing
Powerful! One of the best books I've read this year. I picked it up at the library after it caught my eye in Barnes & Noble, now it looks like I'l ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
The Sugar Queen
3.98
it was amazing
Another satisfyingly sweet read by Allen, but not too saccharine. How can I resist a character that keeps a secret cache of candy and romance novels a ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
The Last Queen
4.02
it was amazing
I found this fictionalized account of Juana of Castille, the daughter of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, and sister to Catalina otherwise kn ...more
May 03, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
This Is Where It Ends
3.65
liked it
My Rating: 3.5 stars
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Nov 03, 2016
Nov 02, 2016
 
Shane
3.81
really liked it
I liked the sparse writing style of Shane. It suited the story well, with Shane being a man of few words, the strong, silent type. I liked how the sto ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
 
Lie Down with the Devil (A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery #12)
3.80
it was amazing
P.I. and cabdriver, Carlotta Carlyle, is engaged to Sam Gianelli, who has questionable ties to organized crime. While Sam is out of the country to avo ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
A Mercy
3.66
it was ok
I was disappointed in A Mercy after reading many good reviews. This was the first Toni Morrison book I had read and I did not feel this particular boo ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
Florida Roadkill (Serge Storms, #1)
3.75
it was ok
This was a completely schizophrenic book! There were so many wildly inane characters bouncing around from one depraved activity to another, it was har ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
 
Jamaica Inn
3.85
it was amazing
I could feel the cold wind of the Moors whipping at my face, and the oppressive air of Jamaica Inn stifling my spirit. This gothic suspense kept me tu ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 26, 2009
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