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We Were Witches
4.48
it was amazing
My husband bought this book for me at the recommendation of our local bookstore, A Room of One's Own (Madison, WI). I haven't read a feminist text tha ...more
Apr 26, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
 
The Dog Year
3.74
it was amazing
I adore author Ann Garvin's writing for her ability to find the funny in what would otherwise be sad situations. ...more
not set
May 27, 2014
 
True Places
3.92
it was amazing
I was lucky to read an advance copy of TRUE PLACES. Sonja Yoerg has a talent for creating richly-drawn, realistic characters, and the Blakemores at th ...more
Jul 06, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
 
Lit
3.92
it was amazing
A good redemption story is hard to resist. It's probably why the Bible is so popular. It's also why Mary Karr, in Lit, is able to hook the reader from ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
A Million Reasons Why
3.81
it was amazing
In Jessica Strawser's A MILLION REASONS WHY, two half-sisters are thrown together in adulthood by the surprising results of a DNA test, sending seismi ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2020
 
Shoulder Season
3.58
it was amazing
I’ve read both of Clancy’s novels and highly recommend both for their rich characters and strong sense of place. SHOULDER SEASON truly transported me ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2021
 
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
3.84
it was amazing
A fun read, just in time for spring break or summer.

This witty, fun, and fabulous novel needs to go in your suitcase or on your kindle for your next t
...more
Apr 04, 2019
Jan 08, 2019
 
The Black Hour
3.40
it was amazing
This is the book I'll be recommending to everyone this summer. This masterful debut novel alternates between the points of view of Amelia Emmet, a soc ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Oct 21, 2013
 
Montauk
3.66
it was amazing
Beautiful historical fiction — I got swept away in the setting and the dramatic love story.
Nov 15, 2021
Nov 21, 2021
 
Trainspotting
4.08
really liked it
It took me a good two chapters to get a grip on the Scottish dialect in which Trainspotting is written. Once I caught on, though, I was riveted by thi ...more
Jan 2004
Nov 27, 2007
 
Flying at Night
4.11
it was amazing
I had a chance to read an early copy of Flying at Night. Brown has crafted a stunning debut brimming with compassion, humanity, and uncommon humor. Th ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2017
 
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
3.71
it was amazing
I devoured this love story about struggling chef Lou and snobby but endearing food critic Al. Being from the Midwest, I especially enjoyed the regiona ...more
not set
Nov 18, 2014
 
The Turner House
3.64
it was amazing
I loved this novel about the Turner family with its 13 children. Through the story of the family and their home in East Detroit, I also learned some h ...more
Apr 12, 2019
Apr 02, 2019
 
Crossing to Safety
4.16
it was amazing
One of my favorite books... I go back to re-read it every couple of years and it makes me laugh and cry every time.
not set
Dec 10, 2007
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.98
really liked it
The themes of fear, surveillance, and terrorism in this book are relevant in today's political climate. ...more
Feb 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
3.80
it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book. Funny and touching and delicious.
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 02, 2019
 
Shotgun Lovesongs
3.79
it was amazing
I liked this book so much that I was up at 3am finishing it... Unfortunately, when I hit the star ratings on my kindle, I must have been half asleep a ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
The Chisellers (Agnes Browne, #2)
4.24
really liked it
Funny and a fast read.
Jan 2002
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Ballad of West Tenth Street
3.50
really liked it
A friend from my writing group (and the fastest reader I know) recommended this book to me. Marjorie Kernan's The Ballad of West Tenth Street revolves ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
The Help
4.46
really liked it
I feel like I was one of the last people in the world to read this book. That’s what happens when the stack of “to read” books next to your bed barely ...more
Feb 2011
Sep 29, 2010
 
Freedom
3.77
really liked it
I was very, very excited to read Freedom, Jonathan Franzen's new novel about a Minnesotan family, the Berglunds, and the ideals, joys, disappointments ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
3.86
it was amazing
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is about two women with the same name who both show up in Maine believing they've won a dream house from a cable ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
 
Madame Picasso
3.93
it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book, about an early relationship of Picasso's that I did not know anything about before reading it. The descriptions of Pari ...more
Mar 17, 2017
not set
Aug 01, 2017
 
Secrets of Worry Dolls
4.28
it was amazing
SECRETS OF WORRY DOLLS, much like the mother-daughter relationship at the heart of the novel, explores themes of past and present, home and away, hope ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2016
 
The Southern Side of Paradise (Peachtree Bluff #3)
4.18
it was amazing
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the books in the Peachtree Bluff series, and learning about Ansley and her three daughters. This third book with a focus o ...more
Jul 30, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
 
The Four Ms. Bradwells
3.12
really liked it
Being a law school grad, I was drawn to this story about 4 law school friends brought back together years later when one of them is being appointed to ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
Madame Picasso
3.93
it was amazing
I was swept up by this historical novel about Eva Gouel, a costumer at the iconic Moulin Rouge, and Picasso in his early days as an artist.
not set
Feb 12, 2019
 
Kilmoon (County Clare Mystery #1)
3.66
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of KILMOON. I don't read many mysteries, but I do enjoy a good one now and again, and this one was great ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Aug 31, 2013
 
On Maggie's Watch
3.42
it was amazing
Love how this author tackles tough, sometimes dark topics with humor.
not set
Jul 30, 2013
 
Chasing the Sun
3.30
it was amazing
CHASING THE SUN, the debut novel from author Natalia Sylvester, is the story of a struggling marriage literally cleaved down the middle when the wife ...more
Jun 05, 2014
Aug 12, 2013
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