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Interpreter of Maladies
it was amazing
This collection of short stories provides an exceptional look at the every day things we often take for granted. Each story was intricately woven and ...more
Jan 09, 2017
May 17, 2014
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
it was amazing
This novel swung between laugh out loud funny and heartbreakingly sad. I was in elementary school when September 11 took place, and I only have vague ...more
Dec 03, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
La Casa de Bernarda Alba
it was amazing
I wasn't expecting to like this play. We read it in my Spanish literature class, and I was dreading it the entire time. However, Lorca is surprisingly ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
The It Girl (It Girl, #1)
liked it
I was a big fan of the Gossip Girl series of books, but Jenny was never really one of my favorite characters from the series. I was unsure of how much ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
did not like it
I have to admit that I was curious to see if this book deserved all of the hype surrounding it. I feel that I should also preface this review by sayin ...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Great House
liked it
I looked forward to reading this novel for so long. I put it on hold at my local library as soon as I got home from school for my summer break, and th ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life
it was amazing
I'm a huge tennis fan, and I've followed James Blake's career pretty closely. It's one thing to hear about his story, breaking his neck, losing his fa ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
I Totally Meant to Do That
liked it
A friend of mine gave me this book out of the blue, and told me to read it because Jane reminded them a lot of me. After reading her book, I'm not sur ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Bergdorf Blondes
it was ok
This book is great if you like cute, somewhat predictable chick lit. The story is a a bit over-the-top, and there were times when I thought I could fe ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
The Godfather
it was amazing
I read this book without having ever seen the movie, and it was unbelievable! It's been a long time since I've read a book that got me invested in the ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
Jesus at the Movies: A Guide to the First Hundred Years
really liked it
I thought this was an interesting, in-depth look at movies that portray Jesus. I read this for class, but loved it, and thought it was really informat ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
The Haunting of Hill House
really liked it
This is the third time that I've read this novel, but the first time that I've rated and/or tried to review it. I always promise myself I'm never goin ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family, #4)
it was amazing
I couldn't have found this book at a more perfect time. L'Engle's poignant tale of a teenager who struggles through one unforgettable summer, balancin ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
liked it
This is a book that I think it hard to rate and review. The plot does move kind of slowly, but Atwood builds a society that is terrifyingly real with ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
James and the Giant Peach
really liked it
I don't remember reading this book as a child. I'm sure I did at some point, but I feel like not having some embedded childhood memory of this story h ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
The Help
it was amazing
I loved this book for many reasons, but mostly because I could identify with it. Even being born in the 80s and 90s in the South my brothers, my cousi ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
liked it
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead is a novel about a girl who has made several suicide attempts, and has finally decided to end her life. I h ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
really liked it
I think this book was such an interesting read. I loved the way the two authors combined their Will Graysons to make this a truly touching, unforgetta ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
really liked it
Pia is a 10/11 year old girl growing up in a small German town. She is turned into a social pariah after her grandmother catches fire and dies at thei ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Meeting the Family: One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
really liked it
I had to read this book for an Anthropology class that I'm taking, but honestly, I loved it. I thought it was fascinating to read about Webster taking ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
Campos de Castilla
it was amazing
Antonio Machado es mi poeta favorito, y "Campos de Castilla" tiene mis poemas favoritas que el escribio. Es un libro de poemas tan precioso y tan llen ...more
Mar 19, 2013
May 14, 2013
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
really liked it
I enjoyed this book in spite of myself. I thought I would hate it. I loathed the movie, but I gave into my friend who promised that the book was bette ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 17, 2010
How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls
it was amazing
I'm usually not into the chick lit genre, in general I find them a little too mindless, so I was shocked that I loved this novel. I thought it had jus ...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
French Kissmas
it was ok
The books centers around Nicole an American college-aged girl who is taking a gap year before starting college. She returns to Paris, where she had sp ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
really liked it
This novel is characterized, I think, by a sort of pervasive creepiness that slinks up your spine as you read it. You get sucked in to this unbelievab ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
liked it
16 year old Gemma is stolen from a Bangkok airport by the dangerously attractive Ty. He whisks her away to the Australian outback, and holds her there ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
it was amazing
My mom gave me this book this year when I graduated from high school, and I can say this is honestly one of the only books I have sobbed through. I st ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
it was amazing
Oh Dan Brown, why do you write such engrossing thrillers that are impossible to put down? This latest installment of his Robert Langdon books is no ex ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
The Aviary
it was ok
This book is almost hard to review. I read it on a friend's recommendation, and I loved the beginning. It starts off with a death in the mansion that ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper
liked it
I liked this book. Historical novels aren't really my forte, but I enjoyed the story of Sam Patch. I wish that the author had given more of Sam's actu ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
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