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The Den of Shadows Quartet (Den of Shadows, #1-4)
it was ok
I would give this book a 2.5 if I could. It was one book with four separate novellas. The first two stories were not good. They were poorly written an ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 20, 2009
Our Short History
liked it
This book was a definite tearjerker that failed to bring tears. I am not sure why it didn't work, it just didn't. There was too much railing against r ...more
Feb 06, 2017
Jan 17, 2017
Half Broken Things
it was amazing
Half Broken Things is a powerful story about what we tell ourselves as truth. It is an unexpected tale that is beautifully written and compelling. Jos ...more
May 2009
May 06, 2009
The Things We Keep
it was amazing
This is a beautiful book about love and memory. How does one survive when the other fails? What determines how we remember love? Anna and Luke are pat ...more
Feb 21, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
I Was Here
really liked it
This is a tough book about a girl who is trying to make sense of her best friend's suicide. The book takes her to dark places and struggles with the a ...more
Feb 07, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
it was amazing
A wonderful book about life, stories and books. I loved this book.
Jan 2015
Apr 23, 2014
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
did not like it
It appears that I am in the minority here, but I did not like this book. I found it disturbing in a fundamental way. I didn't care for the main plot p ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Dec 28, 2011
When Breath Becomes Air
it was amazing
This is a beautiful book written by a brilliant, compassionate, thoughtful man. It tells the story of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon/neuroscientist wh ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 03, 2016
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
it was amazing
This was a fantastic book. It captured a year in a boy's life as he tried to find a life he could accept. It is a story that will stick with me. Alexi ...more
Nov 05, 2013
Aug 26, 2009
it was amazing
This book is an interactive adventure. The story is told on many levels: in the narrative of the book itself, the mystery in the introduction and foot ...more
Jan 22, 2014
Dec 25, 2013
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
liked it
I enjoyed this final book in the Divergent Trilogy, but not as much as the previous two. It was a bit slower and more thoughtful. It also included a b ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
it was amazing
This book was an incredible blend of Shakespeare and adventure. One of my favorite books this year. The story has the descendants of Romeo and Juliet ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 07, 2010
We Were Liars
really liked it
I liked this book with its unreliable narrator. It made me want to read more and find out what was true. I give it 4.5 stars or an B+/A-.
Jan 07, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
liked it
This is a good start to a trilogy. I liked the characters and story. I am not sure what rating to give it. It was fun, so I would give it somewhere be ...more
Feb 25, 2014
Dec 28, 2012
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
it was amazing
Wonderful book by Amanda Palmer. It is honest and motivating. She made me laugh and cry. But most of all she made me want to ask and engage more. That ...more
Jan 2015
Nov 23, 2014
The Supernatural Enhancements
it was amazing
What a wonderful book filled with mystery, intrigue and just the right amount of spookiness. I enjoyed this one tremendously. I give it five stars or ...more
Oct 2014
Oct 08, 2014
Dead Drop
liked it
This first in a series book shows promise for the series, but got a bit bogged down in details for me. There was too much description that did not dir ...more
Mar 13, 2015
May 13, 2015
Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1)
really liked it
Another good book from this author. I always love losing myself in Allen's worlds.
Nov 2014
Jul 04, 2013
Julie and Julia: My Years of Cooking Dangerously
it was ok
I would give this book a 2.5 if I could, but I can't bring myself to give it a 3. The book had its moments--ones that made me laugh out loud or consid ...more
Sep 10, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
really liked it
This book gave me fits when I began reading. It was fragmented and confusing. The switching narrator made me feel disconnected from the story and I fo ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Eternity (Immortal Witches, #1)
liked it
This book is divided into two parts. I kind of liked the first part, but the second part was so repetitive and whiny that I kept wondering when it wou ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
It's Kind of a Funny Story
This is the story of Craig, a fifteen year old boy who has just been accepted into a high-pressure high school in NYC. He falls into a deep depression ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jul 26, 2011
Being Henry David
liked it
I enjoyed this book of self-discovery and remembering. It is about a boy who wakes up in Penn Station in NYC with no memory of who he is and only a co ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 07, 2014
A Death-Struck Year
really liked it
This novel set in Portland, Oregon during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 is well researched. I liked the story about Cleo and the other Red Cross vo ...more
Mar 18, 2016
Apr 12, 2014
Looking for Me
liked it
I liked this slow, meandering book about Teddi, a lover of broken-down things and antiques. The story was interesting and the characters good. It was ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
Thieftaker (Thieftaker Chronicles, #1)
liked it
I am on the fence about this one. On one hand, I liked the character and the setting of pre-revolutionary war Boston. The history included was good. B ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2012
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
did not like it
I struggled with the rating for this book. I am still waffling between 1 and 3 stars. It was not an easy book to read, although well written.

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Feb 28, 2014
Nov 08, 2013
The Art of Floating
it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book about loss and acceptance. I loved the way the author used words throughout the story. The fanciful part of the sto ...more
Jan 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book about a teenage boy who is angry and sad and doesn't know why. He struggles to find himself and lives up to his nam ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Apr 24, 2014
Charming (Pax Arcana, #1)
really liked it
This was a fun book. It mixed mythologies to create a new form of fantasy. This is what happens when you combine a Knights Templar with a Valkyrie, th ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Oct 22, 2013
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