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My Absolute Darling
3.81
it was amazing
I read a lot of good books but few great books. This book is that rare great book. The simple description is this is the story of 14 year old Turtle a ...more
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Sep 03, 2017
 
Rabbit Cake
4.04
it was amazing
It might be too early in the year to declare my favorite book, but I am not sure I will read another this original or enjoyable. Elvis Babbitt is a yo ...more
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Mar 19, 2017
 
The Flood Girls
3.63
it was amazing
My favorite book this summer! I am a sucker for books about small towns. This one is set in Quinn, Montana and spans the a year in the life of Rachel ...more
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
 
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
4.06
it was amazing
This might be my favorite book this year! Such an interested look at death where the author weaves history and cultural practices into her own story. ...more
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Nov 02, 2014
 
Krampus: The Yule Lord
4.09
really liked it
Krampus, Yule Lord has been imprisoned for hundreds of years by Santa Claus, son of Odin. Santa has stolen Loki’s magic sack, and erased the memory of ...more
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Dec 28, 2015
 
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
3.27
it was ok
This is a quick and easy read, but not a good one in my opinion. It is the ridiculous, implausible journey that frankly wasn't funny. One to skip.
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Feb 18, 2015
 
Broken Monsters
3.58
liked it
I had to put this book down several times before I finished because I found it so disturbing. This is a mystery/psychological thriller set in Detriot. ...more
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Nov 02, 2014
 
A Gate at the Stairs
3.14
liked it
I have seen this book both the best and worst books of 2009. I understand why it is on both. Set in 2001, just post 9-11, the protagonist, Tassie, is ...more
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Feb 05, 2010
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.07
really liked it
Still relevant, if not more than ever.
"The entire government, gone like that. How did they get in, how did it happen? That was when they suspended th
...more
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Jun 16, 2017
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
really liked it
It seems like there are a lot of books of this genre with "girl" in the title. This is my favorite so far. My next read is a different "girl" book; lo ...more
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Apr 17, 2015
 
You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice
3.15
really liked it
Advice letters answered by actors, comedians, and writers. Very funny, light read. Amy Sedaris and Sarah Silverman's replies are my favorite. Harold R ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 27, 2010
 
Ready Player One
4.31
liked it
In the year 2044, you can live a completely virtual existence in the Oasis; go to school, work, socialize and no one needs to know your true identity. ...more
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Mar 27, 2013
 
You (You, #1)
3.83
really liked it
The audiobook is truly the best read book I have heard. Read by Santino Fontana. A Google search told me he was a voice in a movie called Frozen. Neve ...more
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Sep 06, 2015
 
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage #4)
4.12
liked it
I received the Bone Trees in a Good Reads giveaway, but found it was impossible to read without reading the prequel, Natchez Burning. This book is mas ...more
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Aug 03, 2015
 
Room
4.03
it was amazing
I wasn't sure how the author was going to carry a whole book with a 5-year-old narrator. But she did, and how. Only a skilled writer could tell this s ...more
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Feb 07, 2011
 
The Woman in Cabin 10
3.66
really liked it
I don't recommend reading this if you are on a cruise. In fact, I may never go on a cruise now. This is the first Ruth Ware book I've read but I want ...more
Aug 20, 2017
Aug 20, 2017
 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
3.96
really liked it
I am not a huge fan of reading memoirs written by young people, but JD Vance has experienced a lot in his short life. Now a successful Yale law gradua ...more
Nov 23, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
 
The Monsters of Templeton
3.58
it was amazing
This book is about Cooperstown, NY, which is where I am going next month. In the spirit of James Fennimore Cooper, the author writes about Cooperstown ...more
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May 04, 2009
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.12
it was amazing
I recently saw Sherman Alexie at a reading in SLC. He was so funny, silly even, and entertaining. This book did not disappoint. The story of Junior wh ...more
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Oct 23, 2009
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
really liked it
Obscure, sad, beautifully written; I loved this book. The story of Rose who is cursed with the ability to taste the emotions of whomever has prepared ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
My Name Is Lucy Barton
3.51
it was amazing
I have spent the summer reading fast paced, plot driven mysteries - which I love - but reading this feels like a much needed green vegetable. Not a lo ...more
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Sep 02, 2017
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
it was amazing
A lovely, modern, epistolary novel featuring the enigmatic and reclusive Bernadette, her brilliant husband and daughter, set in Seattle. Bernadette ha ...more
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Nov 04, 2012
 
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
3.64
really liked it
Doc lost his license as a medical doctor due to his morphine habit, now performs illegal abortions (set in 1963) and various medical procedures to sup ...more
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Jun 24, 2011
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
it was amazing
My friend LGK does not read books with animals on the cover. Generally, not a bad rule to follow. She should reconsider, because this is a mouse prese ...more
May 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Financial Lives of the Poets
3.69
it was amazing
A business writer for 18 years, Matt Prior quits his job and makes horrible business decisions. His marriage is falling apart, his Rockford Files obse ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
White Dog Fell from the Sky
4.03
it was amazing
Wow, what a beautiful, subtle book. My neighbor gave me this book when, ironically, I fell on my white dog and broke my leg. Set in 1970s South Africa ...more
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Oct 06, 2014
 
The Martian
4.40
liked it
Alternate title: MacGyver on Mars! There is a lot of duct tape in this survival story. I know that people absolutely love this book, but I say wait fo ...more
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Aug 12, 2015
 
The Leftovers
3.38
really liked it
Tom Perrotta writes really unlikeable characters and I really like them, but feel a little dirty whenever I finish one of his books. I liked this book ...more
Nov 2011
Dec 03, 2011
 
Our Souls at Night
3.96
really liked it
A quiet and beautiful last book by Kent Haruf. Addie and Louis are neighbors who have been alone for many years. They are acquaintances but not friend ...more
Mar 28, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
4.34
it was amazing
A beautiful, sad, dark story. My 7-year-old son loved Kate DiCamillo's book, The Tale of Despereaux, and was excited to read this one. He read the fir ...more
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Nov 02, 2010
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