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A Three Dog Life
3.73
really liked it
Abigail Thomas book begins with a blurb that explains that Aborigines used to sleep with their dogs to keep them warm. Really cold night were referred ...more
not set
Nov 07, 2008
 
Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath
3.89
liked it
So after a year and a half we finally finished this book. I'm so glad not to have it listed under my "currenly reading" section anymore.

We read a this
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Jun 09, 2010
Sep 28, 2008
 
Before I Go to Sleep
3.88
really liked it
I had to engage in lots of suspension of disbelief to let myself enjoy this book. In the end, I looked at it as a summer beach read and I was able to ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.98
really liked it
I read this for book club, I knew the basic premise of the story from seeing the movie years ago but the book is fantastic. Guy Montag is a fireman in ...more
May 03, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
What Will Happen to Walter?
4.33
really liked it
I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to read this one. The book was suggested because the author lives near my sister and there was/is a hope that ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
I totally loved this. More soon....
Sep 05, 2013
Jul 30, 2012
 
Death with Interruptions
3.98
really liked it
Although I've had Blindness sitting on my shelf for years, this was my first time reading anything by Saramago. I wasn't quite sure what to expect esp ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
Read this for book club. Death is the narrator and tells the story of Liesel, a 9 year old German girl who is sent to live with a foster family durin ...more
Sep 08, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts #1)
3.94
really liked it
I should probably stop reading zombie books since with every zombie book I read my grasp on reality becomes a little looser and I become more and more ...more
Aug 04, 2015
Nov 03, 2014
 
The Help
4.46
it was amazing
I really loved this book. It's been a long time since I've felt so wrapped up in the lives of the characters in a book. Kathryn Stockett does a great ...more
Mar 13, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns
3.48
it was ok
This book got on my nerves. The story was decent but a lot of the dialog made me crazy. Some the characters (Greer, Gin, Mirabel) were so overdone the ...more
Aug 13, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Last Night at the Lobster
3.54
really liked it
This was a really fast read (the book is only 146 pages) and the fact that all the action took place in the span of about 12 hours made the book seem ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
Eyes on You
3.13
it was ok
While the concept of a "global e-book club" through the library is interesting, this book was not really my thing but more importantly, it wasn't good ...more
Jun 20, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.13
it was amazing
I really loved this book. It takes place shortly after the end of WWII and it's all told in letter format. It begins with a writer named Juliet who re ...more
Jan 09, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
3.97
it was amazing
I re-read this for bookclub. My original plan was just to skim through the book to refresh my memory but as I started reading, I totally got sucked in ...more
Nov 25, 2008
Aug 23, 2007
 
You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery
4.20
liked it
3.5 stars

I kept putting this down to read other things so I probably didn't enjoy it as much as I would had I read it straight through. There were so
...more
Dec 11, 2015
Nov 06, 2015
 
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.85
really liked it
I really liked this one. I think listening to some of the audio might have added to my enjoyment. There are so many sad stories here, my heart broke f ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
3.83
liked it
I feel bad saying anything negative about this book given the subject matter but the writing was really dry, especially in the beginning. The second p ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Flowers for Algernon
4.08
really liked it
I read this book in 8th grade (13 or so ) and it broke my heart as did the movie which we watched later. I remember being so upset at the way Charlie ...more
Apr 26, 2010
not set
Jan 23, 2008
 
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1)
3.57
it was ok
Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom has no redeeming qualities. He is a world class douche who runs from all responsibility. I don't get why this book was so grou ...more
Apr 27, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
really liked it
I enjoyed this until the end but then it got a bit tiresome. It was really interesting to read about the progression of the zombie virus and how it be ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.12
it was ok
Read this for book club. It was interesting enough but it's not like I couldn't put it down. Gladwell's argument is that success is not only a matter ...more
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 05, 2017
 
The Woman in Cabin 10
3.67
it was ok
Meh. The pacing was all off on this one and it kept dragging for me. Even the really "suspenseful" parts weren't that suspenseful. In fairness, this i ...more
May 19, 2017
May 14, 2017
 
All-American Girl (All-American Girl, #1)
3.73
liked it
I read this for the Chick Lit book club. July's theme was books with red, white, and blue covers and this one won. It's YA which I don't mind, but rea ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
 
Blockade Billy
3.42
really liked it
Blockade Billy is really just two short stories (maybe the first one could be called a novella but that would be pushing it)-the title story and anoth ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
East of Eden
4.36
it was amazing
This book is beautifully written-the language and the descriptions are flawless. The story meanders a bit and I found myself frustrated at times becau ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2008
 
Frankenstein
3.76
liked it
It's funny how little of what's contained in most Frankenstein movies actually came from the book. The book is so different from most of the movies it ...more
Oct 29, 2008
Oct 22, 2008
 
This Is How You Lose Her
3.76
really liked it
I finished this a few hours after book club (so close!)

I liked this much more than I thought I would. I always think I don't like books that are reall
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Aug 25, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.84
really liked it
Before reading this I knew very little of Mindy Kaling other than that she played Kelly on "The Office." I had no idea how involved she was in the beh ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
I had never heard of this book until it was chosen for bookclub so I had absolutely no expectations. I was totally sucked in by the story of Katniss a ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2010
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