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Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat
4.08
it was amazing
I loved this memoir–it's an incredible story. The book is actually written by Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas. The beginning focuses on ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Eventide (Plainsong, #2)
4.20
it was amazing
I loved this book. Some of the characters from Holt, Colorado are carried over from Haruf's previous novel Plainsong. The chapters go back and forth ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
Lean On Pete
4.02
really liked it
Once I started reading this book, it was hard to stop. I loved the story and Charley, the 15-year-old protoganist. It's also fun to read because ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Steve Jobs
4.13
it was amazing
I loved this biography and found it a fascinating glimpse into Steve Jobs' life. He was mean and a jerk, but he was also innovative and a visionary ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
3.82
liked it
After seeing the movie 127 Hours, I wanted to read the book. Ralston is a good writer and I liked the stories he told. However, I am not interested in ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
The Graveyard Book
4.13
really liked it
It was hard for me to get into this book, but after the first several chapters I finally became engrossed in this story of a young boy, Nobody Owens– ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
3.64
really liked it
I wanted to read this book because of all the controversy that surrounded it after it came out. I actually liked it and it seemed clear to me as I was ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
The Help
4.47
it was amazing
This story sucked me in from the moment I opened the front cover and I could barely put it down. The chapters alternate between the three main ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Act, Eat, Sleep, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better Than Everyone Else
3.80
really liked it
I love Clinton Kelly! His writing style is just like how he speaks on What Not to Wear. Some great tips and information here on dressing/style, ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
really liked it
I loved the first two books in this series. I loved this final book too, until the end. In my opinion, it was a bit disappointing and didn't measure ...more
May 21, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
The Martian
4.40
really liked it
I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down once I started it. Suspenseful, thrilling and easy-to-read.
not set
Mar 19, 2015
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.06
really liked it
Fascinating story about the cells of Henrietta Lacks and their influence in the medical and scientific communities. I really enjoyed getting to know ...more
Mar 06, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
4.01
really liked it
I really enjoyed this Harry Hole story. At first, the plot seemed really predictable, but there were some good twists at the end.
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.22
it was amazing
I thought this third book was the best in the trilogy. I couldn't put it down and was so sorry that the story was ending when I finished the book.
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 03, 2010
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.66
liked it
I really liked the way this story started out, but then it started getting too dramatic and by the end it was too much like a made for TV movie. Wait, ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
 
Hurry Down Sunshine
3.42
really liked it
A father's well-written account of his daughter's mental illness. This book was a quick read that was very engaging and heartfelt.
Jul 04, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
 
The Lonely Polygamist
3.51
really liked it
I really liked the author's writing style and how the chapters were told from different points of view.
Jan 2011
Dec 30, 2010
 
We the Animals
3.66
really liked it
Loved this book. It was heartbreaking but very well written.
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
4.17
really liked it
Some interesting insight into Google's operations. I got some ideas and tips that I can apply to my workplace.
Jul 13, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
 
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad #3)
3.98
really liked it
Another great mystery from Tana French.
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
3.87
really liked it
Fascinating read about memory. Liked the writer's style and he told lots of good stories that kept me engaged.
Jan 19, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
Mudbound
4.03
it was amazing
I loved this story set in the 1940s in rural Mississippi. Each chapter switches between the main characters, so you get a different perspective on ...more
Aug 29, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.35
None
not set
Mar 29, 2016
 
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
3.94
it was amazing
None
Apr 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
3.90
really liked it
None
May 22, 2015
May 14, 2015
 
Dogwalker
3.81
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 30, 2009
 
American Born Chinese
3.88
it was amazing
None
Jan 2006
Jun 25, 2009
 
The First Part Last (Heaven, #2)
3.96
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 27, 2014
 
Where the Red Fern Grows
4.07
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 30, 2009
 
The Weight of Water
3.64
liked it
None
not set
Dec 22, 2010
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