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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
4.03
it was ok
This one didn't work for me. Too much story telling within the story. I found myself getting irritated with all of the names of the places in the Land ...more
Jun 24, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
 
Beartown
4.30
did not like it
I have debated whether to keep going with this one, knowing this writer is a TALENT. I can't. Every time I pick it up to read it, I find I have read 3 ...more
May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
 
The Year We Turned Forty
3.48
did not like it
I think this genre isn't for me. I found this to be a painful read. The lack of insight these characters seemed to display, despite having a second go ...more
May 27, 2016
Mar 01, 2016
 
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1)
3.87
really liked it
I love a good UK mystery suspense novel, so when I came across a review for The Janus Stone, I thought it best to start with The Crossing Places. I wa ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
 
The Jezebel Remedy
3.24
did not like it
I'm not sure how I heard about this one, but man, was I glad to finish it! Not appealing to me in the slightest. Not even remotely plausible as far as ...more
Jun 17, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
Into the Water
3.53
liked it
Too much going on here. I felt like I needed to keep a list next to me while reading of each character Andy their relevance to the plot. I suppose it ...more
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
 
The Pocket Wife
3.36
really liked it
I'm stuck in the middle. 3.5. But this may be because I read this with a headache. It may also be because I recently read 'Girl on the Train' and foun ...more
Mar 23, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
Out of My Mind
4.37
really liked it
This is a great book. I think I need to pass this on to everyone. More people need to know about CP and what it must feel like (myself included!). I c ...more
Jul 03, 2015
Aug 23, 2014
 
Fall of Man in Wilmslow
3.39
liked it
This read like non-fiction. As in, there was A LOT of information packed in here. Clearly the author has done his homework and wanted us, the reader, ...more
May 06, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels #2)
4.36
liked it
This one got much too tedious for me at times. I'll continue on and read the fourth, as I'm drawn in to the story line and lives of the characters, bu ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Men and Dogs
3.06
really liked it
I opened the book with no expectations, never having heard of the author. After reading the first few pages I found myself wondering if this was a you ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
The only thing I didn't love about this book was that it had to end. What a gem of a book! How this author was able to depict what it must be like to ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Nov 09, 2013
 
The Snow Queen
3.05
did not like it
Help me understand how this book was ever published? I am by no means a writer, but I AM a reader. I think the only character I may have even remotely ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
 
This is How It Always Is
4.25
liked it
I feel like a tremendous amount of work had to have gone in to this. That said, it took a lot of energy to read it. I found myself setting it down man ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
 
The Interestings
3.54
liked it
This book was quite tedious at the beginning and there were many times I wanted to put it down and be done with it. As I have not been able to conquer ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
A Gentleman in Moscow
4.37
liked it
I wanted this book to be over so many times. Not because it was poorly-written. In that regard, it was amazing. But I found myself wondering as I refe ...more
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was ok
I can't give this book a worse review because I didn't get far enough to determine if the story ever got better or started to gel together. I couldn't ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
Beautiful Ruins
3.68
did not like it
Baaah. Why did I finish this book?
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
A Man Called Ove
4.35
it was amazing
What an absolute delight!
Apr 27, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
 
The Long Drop
3.34
did not like it
Thriller? I missed it. In fact, I felt lost and confused throughout. I did not connect with my writer on this one. Why? Why this book? I suppose I can ...more
Jun 20, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
 
The Scarred Woman (Department Q, #7)
3.94
it was ok
I am surprised to see so many generous reviews. This book was all over the place and was not a credit to Adler-Olsen. I’ve gotten accustomed to a tigh ...more
Nov 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2017
 
The Truth According to Us
3.75
it was ok
meh.
Jul 29, 2015
Jun 07, 2015
 
The Bone Clocks
3.82
it was ok
I'm not sure why this made a 'best of 2014' list, but it did. Not sure why I read it until the end, other than my compulsion to finish all books once ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.97
liked it
Although I thought it well-written, I never really got drawn in to this protagonist and her process of letting go and eventually finding herself. It w ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
Elizabeth Is Missing
3.70
it was ok
Meh. I found my self struggling to stay engaged in this from the get-go. I found myself getting irritated being in the confused mind of the protagonis ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway, #6)
4.10
it was ok
I'm not sure how this book has gotten such high ratings. I had trouble staying interested and found myself wishing it would end. These characters are ...more
May 13, 2014
May 14, 2014
 
Second Life
3.24
did not like it
I'm not going to go into too much detail other than to say that I couldn't relate to this protagonist even remotely. She's an idiot. I got over halfwa ...more
Oct 29, 2015
Oct 29, 2015
 
The Shoemaker's Wife
3.98
liked it
As usual, A.T. weaves a wonderful story. Her characters are likeable, engaging and as real as the person sitting next to me. However, I found myself w ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
 
When We Meet Again
3.97
it was ok
As far as escape fiction goes, this ticks all of the boxes. However, too contrived and saccharine for me to enjoy it. I feel like I just ate an entire ...more
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 16, 2016
 
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
4.03
HEAVY content. At times I wanted to put this down, convincing myself I knew plenty about addiction, the ruination of lives, the bleak prognosis. Am gl ...more
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
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