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The Expats
3.43
really liked it
I received this book as a Firstreads novel and I'm so glad I was given the opportunity to read it. As an Expat myself, I was especially intrigued by t ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
The Cider House Rules
4.11
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I was actually really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I am VERY Pro-Life and was very skeptical before about picking it u ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
4.09
it was amazing
We need more authors like Sherman Alexie. Being Native American in the U.S. is like living in our own foreign country within a country. No one besides ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 22, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.52
did not like it
I only got part-way into the second part of this book..."India" and finally stopped. The author was looking for a transcending experience and all I fe ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 22, 2008
 
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
4.22
it was amazing
Strange but I have had this book and just never read it because....I've been there. I know the people and the stories first-hand. I guess I never felt ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Oct 04, 2008
 
Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story
3.56
it was amazing
I love this book. I love the mix of history intertwined with a story of love and family. This is a memoir of the quest of discovering who we are and w ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
QB VII
4.18
really liked it
...this is a book I read for my Contemporary Novel class in high school and I need to re-read it again now with an adult mind. I remember it's impact ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Jan 04, 2011
 
Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle
3.95
really liked it
Haunting. These guys were hostages in Colombia while we lived there in Bogota. There are times during the book when I could correlate what I was doing ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Dec 13, 2010
 
Résistance: A Woman's Journal of Struggle and Defiance in Occupied France
4.07
it was amazing
WOW. Bar-none one of the most compelling reads this year for me. I have been reading about the circumstances of WWII this year from many points of vie ...more
not set
Sep 01, 2009
 
War and Peace
4.11
liked it
Holy Mary Mother of GOD I'm finally finished with this huge chunker of a "book that I need to read before I die." If you can sense the relief in that ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Dec 22, 2008
 
Exodus
4.34
it was amazing
WOW. I wish we had learned more about the spoils of WWII when we were learning about it in school. What a great way to be exposed to history. Wars are ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
The Gargoyle
3.97
really liked it
As a nurse I am appreciating the author's extensive research into the care and injuries of a burn patient. Although a little far-fetched in today's da ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
 
Lolita
3.89
really liked it
I will have to expand on this review as I continue to absorb my reaction to it but here is a start....

The writing was nothing less than phenomenal...a
...more
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009
 
The Sandcastle Girls
3.87
really liked it
I am never disappointed by Chris Bohjalian. To date this is my favorite book of his...right up there with The Double Bind. With The Sandcastle Girls, ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Feb 18, 2012
 
The Light in the Ruins
3.65
it was amazing
I loved this book. Chris Bohjalian is definitely one of my favorite authors and I haven't missed ONE of his books. With every book he writes he evolve ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Nov 01, 2012
 
I Could Love You
3.46
it was ok
I received this book as a goodreads first-reads giveaway. It was incredibly easy to get into though I must admit...a bit confusing. I had to finally w ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
 
Tales of the South Pacific
4.04
really liked it
I am pleasantly pleased with this book. I have read lots of historical fiction on many topics but none from the South Pacific. Granted, I appreciate a ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.84
really liked it
I won this book as a first-reads copy and boy am I glad I did!!! Wonderful fluff. This is one of the best chick-lit books I've read...right up there b ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2009
 
Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival
4.11
it was amazing
This book is by far, the best disaster narrative I have ever read to date.

I'm an Iowa farmer's daughter. I'm a Briar Cliff College graduate of nursin
...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
LOVED THIS BOOK. I love books that are written for teens with a STRONG female personality...and males that seem REAL and not contrived "perfect" dudes ...more
May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
it was amazing
What a refreshing read after the first 2 Twilight series which were a great disappointment to me. I am a lover of teenagers and as a population, they ...more
Jan 09, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
3.57
liked it
Hmmmm....It is a good little book. Very quick read. But didn't have the luster I typically expect from a Newbery Medal Winner. Nonetheless...I love th ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
 
The Crucible
3.56
it was amazing
I love Arthur Miller....and I love theater....

That said....

What a wonderfully written play. I think this gets a low rating because perhaps it is forgo
...more
Mar 07, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
 
Skins
3.94
liked it
I'm still thinking about what I think about this one. I can't tell if it is so near the truth to be such a shocking cultural reality in terms of life ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
Contemporary Native American Artists
3.50
really liked it
I received this book as a goodreads first-reads. It is very easy to follow and has a tremendous amount of information about Native American artists an ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Sep 21, 2009
 
Lucky Girl: A Memoir
3.75
really liked it
Bravo to the author of this memoir. I won a pre-release copy of "Lucky Girl" at just the right time. I had just finished "Wild Swans: Three Daughters ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Lilac Girls
4.30
really liked it
Easy to read, inspired by actual events...and I delved into the history of that....

Well researched and well-written for the "fast read" audience. For
...more
Mar 13, 2017
Jul 26, 2016
 
The Legend of Mariquita and Other Short Stories
4.09
it was amazing
More soon but I wanted to get this out there now that I have given this book a well-deserved 5-star!

BEAUTIFUL. Just EXQUISITE prose. I am finding myse
...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Safe Haven
4.20
really liked it
WOW. Definitely one of the best Nicholas Sparks books I've read to date...and most difficult in topics. It's hard to read about physical abuse in a ma ...more
Dec 29, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins
3.81
really liked it
I love that this is written based on historical events. It is a wonderful tale of survival with a strong female character. I recommend this to any you ...more
Feb 22, 2010
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Feb 25, 2010
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