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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.73
did not like it
While Twilight was a psychological nightmare, I found it more tolerable to read than Nick & Norah. I was/am more ashamed of myself when I had wast ...more
Jan 2009
Aug 13, 2010
 
1Q84
3.89
it was amazing
Most people would think that this is taken after George Orwell’s classic, 1984; the title kind of gives it away. Even Murakami mentions it in the nove ...more
Nov 02, 2016
Oct 08, 2016
 
Sideways
3.68
did not like it
When I was younger, I vowed to myself that I will finish every book I will ever start, to see every novel until the end. Now, I've learned myself a ne ...more
Oct 25, 2012
Aug 13, 2010
 
The Bell Jar
3.98
really liked it
Here's my assessment of Sylvia Plath:

If you're not a little bit insane, trapped, antisocial, of an introvert, or depressed at one point in your life o
...more
Dec 12, 2012
Aug 13, 2010
 
Wuthering Heights
3.82
did not like it
Informal Review:
Scratch that promise of seeing this book until the end. I'll not touch this trash again, not even with a ten-foot limbo pole.

I've neve
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Aug 10, 2012
Aug 13, 2010
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.51
liked it
I won't be lying to you: the reviews that have flocked before mine were somewhat true. This wasn't the trashiest book in the world. No. But its author ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Aug 28, 2010
 
My Legendary Girlfriend
3.38
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This book, it depressed me. It felt like I was being dragged through a very slow and painful death--Will Kelley's death. This novel ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2010
 
Lolita
3.88
really liked it
"You see, I loved her. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

The mere concept of this book woul
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Mar 11, 2012
Aug 13, 2010
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
really liked it
After I finished with this multi-universe story, I slammed the book shut, sighed, and stared into space.

My boyfriend looked at me. "What's wrong?"

"Not
...more
Jan 10, 2015
Nov 21, 2014
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
it was ok
**spoiler alert** There are reasons why this was the least favorite of all the three installations. You'd think it would be a favorite; you'd think it ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 21, 2015
 
Fight Club
4.20
liked it
There's something about Palahniuk's narrative that I still can't put a finger on over the years.

This is my second book of his that I've read, plus one
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Apr 27, 2015
Aug 13, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.74
it was amazing
I imagine and understand that not everyone would enjoy this book. In fact, even the best of readers wouldn't.

After I read the first few chapters, I pu
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Jul 03, 2014
Aug 13, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.53
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Prisoner of Azakaban is by far my most favorite of the entire series. Everything is here!

- Sirius is here!
- So's Lupin!
- The best De
...more
Jan 07, 2011
Dec 01, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
it was amazing
2010 Review:
After neglecting to read the series (and also after trying to avoid fantasy novels for good), here I am, finally seeing what the hype is a
...more
Dec 03, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
The Road
3.95
it was amazing
Have you ever read a book, one that's like a walking collection of paradoxes and you're not quite sure if it's playing games with your head or not? Th ...more
Oct 28, 2012
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.73
really liked it
Not sure if I should brand this as the first thing of Hemingway’s that you should read, just so you’d see how brilliant he is. And considering this is ...more
May 09, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.86
really liked it
Amazing, moving writing. Filled me with terror and sadness about the death of a husband (made me a little paranoid, too). This is not about finding on ...more
Jul 05, 2016
Nov 25, 2013
 
Everything I Never Told You
3.78
it was amazing
Let me summarize it in a string of adjectives.

Beautiful, brilliant, utterly heartbreaking, intense. New favorite author? Possibly. The narration, hopp
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Jan 18, 2016
Nov 18, 2014
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.07
it was amazing
Most of us, based on some reviews I read, thought that this book was from an earlier century, like a classic in line with Austen that will be hard to ...more
Feb 07, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
really liked it
3.5 stars. One of the many problems I had with this book is that it has too many plots in it, too many characters. It's hard to keep track of everyone ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
 
The Double
3.70
it was ok
This could’ve been so much better. The idea should’ve worked, but it lacked context and was written as if for the reader to run intentionally after it ...more
Feb 15, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.79
really liked it
Wow.

I mean, wow.

This book used to intimidate me. I've heard from bookish friends during its hype that it was mesmerizing, too intelligent, overwhelmin
...more
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
really liked it
I wasted in front of this book.

Enough said.
Jul 30, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
The Kite Runner
4.26
it was amazing
"For you, a thousand times over!"

Never had I encountered a phrase from a book that gives me shivers every time I read or think about it.

This book was
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Nov 14, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
 
We Were the Mulvaneys
3.70
really liked it
When I was a teenager, I've always wanted to write like Joyce Carol Oates. I like her style and how her written thoughts seem kind of distracted and s ...more
Oct 14, 2015
Oct 07, 2015
 
Bound
3.03
really liked it
"Bound" was written in clear narrative style. That's the first thing that came to mind. Lately it has been all about authors trying to pass off their ...more
Oct 27, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
really liked it
**spoiler alert** WHAT? A silly little thriller BOOK fooled ME?? The outrage!

I don't know if it was intentional. I mean—and before I begin—the story w
...more
Nov 08, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
liked it
It's a slightly tedious read, though thoroughly enjoyable, like reading someone's diary from start to death. This is one of the most original love sto ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 13, 2010
 
Water For Elephants
4.07
it was amazing
Of all the novels Sara Gruen has written, her third release in 2004, Water For Elephants, is still considered her true best-seller. In 2003, when she ...more
Jan 31, 2008
Aug 13, 2010
 
On the Road
3.64
it was ok
Hum. I don't know what to think of this book in its entirety, so I'll just break down what worked for me and what didn't.

The characters, more specific
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Oct 06, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
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