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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
4.05
it was amazing
Didn't think I could read this book because of the subject matter. Surprised that not only I could but that I would appreciate it. Didn't know much ab ...more
Jan 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
Angela's Ashes
4.07
it was amazing
I had this book for a long time & was reluctant to read it because I knew it was a sad tale. So glad I've finally read it. It gives me a new appre ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 29, 2009
 
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
4.02
really liked it
Wasn't sure I was going to finish this book but then the story drew me in perhaps because I had such an influential & special grandmother in my ow ...more
Feb 22, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
 
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
4.08
really liked it
As a volunteer who works with foster children, this book was periodically mentioned to me. It's a horrific story of one child's history of severe chil ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 30, 2009
 
She's Come Undone
3.84
it was amazing
What a great story & to think I picked this book up for $1 @ a Goodwill. What a worthwhile read! Follows the life of a young overweight woman who ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 29, 2009
 
Into the Wild
3.94
it was amazing
Great non-fiction. My kids now call me "Super Tramp" (a title used to describe the central character in the book who explores the states as he travels ...more
Jan 2005
Mar 29, 2009
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4.01
really liked it
If reading this book doesn't make you appreciate your life, probably nothing will. The former editor of Elle magazine is stricken with a devastating s ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 29, 2009
 
Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God
4.16
it was amazing
I'm not much for self-help books except to quickly peruse them, however this book is great @ motivating a Christian to live a life marked by passion f ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 30, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.24
really liked it
Incredible story of living through a very mixed childhood...some great things about it & some absolutely horrible things. Things just aren't alway ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 29, 2009
 
Looking for Alaska
3.87
liked it
Read this book in preparation for my trip to Alaska. Interesting to read his version of some of the same towns I visited. Made me want to be hardier. ...more
Jan 2005
Mar 29, 2009
 
A Land Remembered
4.38
really liked it
This is not the best written book but despite that, it leaves a lingering memory long after reading it. Perhaps that's more a sign of a great book tha ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 29, 2009
 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
4.32
it was amazing
Great book! Even if you think you have zero interest in the sport of rowing, this has such a great story line following one of the rowers. Good histor ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 19, 2017
 
A Walk in the Woods
4.05
it was amazing
My all time favorite non-fiction book. It's both funny & poignant. I love giving this book to someone who is having a hard time. What a great esca ...more
Jan 2003
Mar 29, 2009
 
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
3.79
really liked it
If you want to know what it was like before, during & after Castro's takeover of Cuba, this is a great book to read. Even if you don't think you'r ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 29, 2009
 
Life of Pi
3.88
really liked it
My daughters highly recommended this book to me & I can see why. Very interesting tale. You're left guessing till the end. Had the privilege of he ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 29, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.82
liked it
For years I've had this book on my must read list. It was good but not as haunting as I thought it would be. However, there are some wonderful quotes ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 29, 2009
 
Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown
3.72
liked it
Another interesting book about the predominately gay town of Provincetown, Massachusetts. I read it because I enjoyed The Hours so much by the same au ...more
Jan 2003
Mar 29, 2009
 
Tuesdays with Morrie
4.06
really liked it
I loved this book. I loved the interaction between an old man & a young upstart. We can learn so much from our elders if we'd only take the time t ...more
Jan 2004
Mar 29, 2009
 
Sula
3.86
really liked it
This definitely should be in the unusual category. It was forced reading during one of my college lit classes however, I REALLY was intrigued by it.
Jan 2000
Apr 02, 2009
 
Lonesome Dove
4.47
it was amazing
My all time favorite fiction book. Felt like I was on a cattle drive & couldn't wait to read the next page! Pulitzer prize winner & deservedly ...more
Jan 2004
Mar 29, 2009
 
The Hours
3.91
really liked it
Short read but very good. A great page turner. Could be slightly offensive to some depending on your viewpoint concerning homosexuality.
Jan 2003
Mar 29, 2009
 
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
4.12
really liked it
I told myself I wouldn't cry when I read this book. I lied. Cried like a little baby. The dog lover in me came out full force.
Jan 2009
Mar 29, 2009
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
3.92
it was amazing
I think this book should be required reading for everyone. War is hell & it doesn't matter whose side you're on.
Jan 2005
Mar 29, 2009
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
really liked it
There's a reason this is a classic & it's not just because Gregory Peck starred in the film version.
Jan 2001
Mar 29, 2009
 
A Walk Across America
4.02
really liked it
Pulitzer prize winning story of a young man as he hiked across America. A worth while read!
Jan 2003
Mar 29, 2009
 
The Awakening
3.63
it was amazing
I was awakening myself as I read this book for a literary project in a class I was taking.
Jan 2000
Mar 29, 2009
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.51
liked it
A friend gave me this book. There were some interesting insights. It's a nice easy read.
Jan 2008
Mar 29, 2009
 
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
3.97
it was amazing
Awesome book! A must read for all Floridians & anyone else who loves a spell-binding story.
not set
Jul 28, 2017
 
Don't Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned
3.84
24 hr book on tape; saw @ B& N; gives the answers/adders to history we learned @ school
not set
Mar 30, 2009
 
The Shipping News
3.83
liked it
Interesting book. Kevin Spacey plays the lead character in the movie version.
Jan 2006
Mar 29, 2009
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