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Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (And World Peace)
4.10
it was ok
I read this book after reading a review in the NYT. The review was actually more of a feature on the author than a review, but the topic seemed intere ...more
Jan 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
3.86
really liked it
What I enjoyed most about this book is that its point is simple, yet important: people succeed in Silicon Valley / Tech because they are committed to ...more
Mar 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
All the Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
3.31
did not like it
I read this book on the suggestion of a friend. We were talking about her recent break-up and she referenced the book as if anyone in her right mind w ...more
May 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
3.90
really liked it
This book was recommended to me after I became absolutely obsessed with grocery shopping in Santiago, Chile. I think it was the hunt, or maybe just th ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
3.95
liked it
First, the bad:

This book has a very strong opening chapter but I got a bit bored after that. The statistics about women in the workplace are interesti
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Apr 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
A Piece of My Heart
3.46
liked it
This was one of those books where the first 5 pages were brutal. I re-read them about three times and still had no idea what was going on. The use of ...more
Jul 2010
Aug 05, 2010
 
Indecision
2.86
really liked it
This is a satire, but somehow I liked it much more than Buckley's "Boomsday." I think it is because Buckley was writing a satire of the DC spin machin ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
3.76
it was ok
This book has a lot of interesting tid bits, but, for me, the concept of "enchantment" didn't really hold it all together. I appreciate that Guy Kawas ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
The Silver Linings Playbook
4.00
liked it
I read this book when I saw the movie was coming out. As usual, there were many important details in the book that were referenced but not fully explo ...more
Jun 2013
Oct 12, 2015
 
The Art of Fielding
3.99
it was amazing
Highlights from Kindle:

Before he’d arrived, life at Westish had seemed heroic and grand, grave and essential, like Mike Schwartz. It was turning out
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Jun 2012
Sep 07, 2015
 
My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, #1)
3.90
it was amazing
Favorite book series EVER. The way she captures Elena and Lila's friendship is incredible. I've heard that some people do not like this book, but for ...more
Feb 2015
Jul 11, 2017
 
The First Bad Man
3.59
it was amazing
This is the funniest, and in some ways truest, book I've ever read. It's characters are insanely whacky, which makes it all the more relatable.

Highlig
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Mar 2016
Jul 11, 2017
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
really liked it
I read this book after a friend cited it as her all-time favorite book, that she reads it at least once a year. Whenever someone says that, I take not ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2013
 
1Q84
3.90
really liked it
I agree with others that this book could have been shorter. But I also agree with others that this was a wonderful book. The perfect mix of suspensefu ...more
Jan 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
My Life on the Road
4.08
really liked it
I really look up to Gloria Steinem and I loved learning more about her important contributions to feminism by reading this book (her memoir). I found ...more
Dec 2015
Jul 11, 2017
 
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
4.02
really liked it
I've seen many people recommend this book and so when I saw it at a book fair, it was an automatic purchase. I absolutely loved the introduction by Ro ...more
Oct 2013
Nov 17, 2013
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.75
really liked it
This wasn't one of those books where I related to the characters, but I did think they had some pretty interesting ideas. I also really appreciated th ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
The Alchemist
3.84
really liked it
I feel conflicted about this book. On the one hand, I don't believe in fate/destiny/god, which is a strong theme in the book. In fact, it's kind of th ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 14, 2009
 
"Why Do I Love These People?": Understanding, Surviving, and Creating Your Own Family
3.67
it was amazing
I liked Po Bronson's "What should I do with my life?", and when I heard that this book was a similar style, I knew I would enjoy it.

This is one of tho
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Sep 2014
Dec 21, 2014
 
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
4.26
liked it
I only read a few chapters of this book because it was Kindle loaned to be and those only last 2 weeks. But, I thought the part of this book that I di ...more
Apr 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Euphoria
3.84
liked it
I read this with my book club. I think it's interesting that this is based on the life of Margaret Mead. I found the love story to be annoying / predi ...more
Jan 2016
Jul 11, 2017
 
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
3.63
liked it
I think this is a fascinating topic, but I abandoned this book. Too dry for me, unfortunately. Maybe I will attempt it again.

Highlights from what I re
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Jan 2015
Jul 11, 2017
 
The Boys of My Youth
4.08
really liked it
I am giving this book 4 stars because I remembering reading it quickly and enjoying it, but not 5 stars because I honestly can hardly remember reading ...more
Feb 2015
Jul 11, 2017
 
Blue Nights
3.79
really liked it
I read this after reading the Year of Magical Thinking. It's just as sad but didn't stick with me in the same way. Death is a topic we don't discuss m ...more
May 2013
Oct 12, 2015
 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
3.77
really liked it
I've tried to read this book twice, most recently in Feb 2013. The writing and ideas are excellent, but this book did not have an addictive quality fo ...more
Feb 2013
Oct 12, 2015
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
it was amazing
I love a good YA novel! This was an easy read and a tear-jerker.

My highlights:

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad
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Dec 2012
Oct 12, 2015
 
The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels, #2)
4.36
it was amazing
Highlights:

As she spoke, she touched her face, her breast, her stomach, her hips as if they were no longer hers, and showed that she knew everything a
...more
Mar 2015
Jul 11, 2017
 
The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
3.99
really liked it
Someone recommended this book somewhere randomly...I wish I could remember where. I think the context was that they were discussing American novels wi ...more
Jan 2016
Jul 11, 2017
 
Gone Girl
4.05
it was amazing
This book is super addictive. Great read for a vacation.

Although it is definitely plot-drive and not prose-drive, I did have a few highlights:

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Jan 2015
Jul 11, 2017
 
The Circle
3.44
it was amazing
I gave this book 5 stars because I talked about it for months after I read it. I still talk about it. I read The Circle for my book club and we all ag ...more
Jun 2014
Oct 12, 2015
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