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The Woodlands (The Woodlands, #1)
3.76
really liked it
A dystopian novel that pulled me in, grabbed me by the neck and wouldn't let go. Rosa, the main character lives in a society where dissent is never al ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Lingering Echoes (Lingering Echoes, #1)
3.84
really liked it
I loved the mysterious feel of this novel. My heart broke for Allie. I could really tell that the author had been through loss of her own; she wrote A ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
Rumors (Lingering Echoes, #0.5)
3.75
really liked it
I read Lingering Echoes first then went back to read this novella. It had an authentic feel to it. The high school intrigue was spot on as was the fut ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
UnBound
4.19
really liked it
Creepy and engaging, just like the rest of the Unwind series. I loved this more in depth look at some of the tangential characters in the series.
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
 
The Zookeeper's Wife
3.44
liked it
This book is about Antonina, the lovable if somewhat eccentric woman who, along with her husband, helped to rescue hundreds of Jews condemned to death ...more
Oct 05, 2010
Jun 15, 2009
 
Pirates!
3.82
liked it
Those of you who know my family well know that we are pirate geeks. Hardly a Halloween goes by that one of us isn't dressed as a buccaneer of the high ...more
Feb 2012
Dec 03, 2009
 
Reluctant Guardian
3.95
really liked it
Reluctant Guardian is the tale of a girl who commits suicide, thinking her problems will be over, only to find her afterlife is rife with more issues ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
 
Confessions of an Unbalanced Woman
4.17
really liked it
Quick, 58 page Sunday afternoon kind of read. Lots of funny little stories,gems of wisdom, etc. I especially like the advice to reverse your buts. For ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Yesterday Road
4.50
really liked it
I picked up this e-book after wandering over to Kevin's blog. An older gentleman, Jack, no known last name, wanders the country meeting people along t ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
She Walks in Beauty
3.87
really liked it
Loved this book. Learned a whole lot about New York society in the Gilded Age that I didn't know. All I can say is down with corsets! (I don't want to ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
3.28
really liked it
Okay, I admit it, I liked this book more than I should have. I have always been a Jane Austen fan, but admit that at times her books can be a little, ...more
May 04, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
Flygirl
3.94
really liked it
A great book about training for and being a female pilot during WWII. The added element of Ida Mae having to "pass" as white definitely wratched up th ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Farming of Bones
4.06
really liked it
Harrowing book about the island of Hispanola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) and the massacre of Haitian citizens in the Dominican Republic during the ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
Why the Sky Is Blue
4.02
really liked it
Touching story of a married mother of two who is raped and has to decide what to do when she find out she is pregnant. Chronicles both the mother's st ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
The Night Fairy
3.74
it was ok
While this was a short read, it was not my favorite kind of book. I liked the illustrations. I had a hard time with the fairy Flory, though. While she ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
 
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
4.23
it was amazing
A wonderful, spare narrative that follows two individuals from two time periods whose lives intersect at the end in a wonderful way. The girl's story ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
 
A Christ-Centered Christmas: Seven Traditions to Lead Us Closer to the Savior
4.49
it was amazing
We are definitely doing all of this as a family for Christmas this year. If you've been searching for a simple way to make Christmas more meanigful, p ...more
Oct 05, 2015
Dec 18, 2010
 
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
3.61
it was ok
The first half of this book, I nearly stopped reading. I actually kept wanting to just chuck it across the room and probably would have done so if it ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2009
 
A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials
3.80
really liked it
Shows just how easily gossip can turn not only hurtful but deadly. A fascinating look at the Salem Witch trials for tweens and teens.
Jan 2003
May 05, 2009
 
Lighten Up
4.27
really liked it
I love Sister Okazaki's stories. They make me feel good about where I am now and inspire me to do better without the guilt.
not set
May 15, 2009
 
Blessings
3.56
really liked it
Such a touching novel. I loved the main character's description of the baby. It wasn't an entirely happy ending, but still fun.
Jan 2016
May 15, 2009
 
The Secret Garden
4.12
liked it
I read this as a child. I also remember seeing the movie as a kid, but revisiting this book as an adult was fun. I liked the progression of Mary and h ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
 
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
4.01
liked it
I liked this book, in the books of Bayern series, though not as much as some. Rinna, a Forest born girl, realizes through her association with the "fi ...more
May 09, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
it was amazing
I was amazed by the courage and survival of the Afghan women in this story. I think that Laila's and Mariam's lives are emblematic of not only women i ...more
not set
May 21, 2009
 
Eve's Daughters
4.32
really liked it
Charming story of four generations of women. It follows the lives of four women and examines how the choices of each mother affect her daughter and be ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
 
The Mansion
4.14
really liked it
At first, I wasn't sure I liked this short novel, but I did love the symbolic meaning and the message about the true reason for giving, that giving on ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
 
She Always Wore Red (Fairlawn, #2)
4.03
liked it
I liked the second book in the Fairlawn series. More about mortuary science, a sister the main character never knew she had surfaces, and the theme of ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2009
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.64
really liked it
This is an amazing book about one man's mission to bring education to girls and boys in Muslim Pakistan and Afghanistan. There are parts of it that ar ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
 
Steelheart (The Reckoners, #1)
4.16
really liked it
Do you like X-men? You'll love Steelheart. Brandon Sanderson is an amazing writer. He makes me want to bow down and lick his boots, telling him how un ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
4.18
it was amazing
This is a life changing book to read. It is a portrait of how ordinary people were turned into mass murderers seemingly overnight. It also shines a li ...more
not set
May 05, 2009
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