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Lilac Girls
it was amazing
A must read!!! Soooo good. Haven't felt this way for a fiction book in a long time.
Jun 30, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
The Handmaid's Tale
it was amazing
Atwood's book is, indeed, a classic! I listened to the Audible version with Claire Danes narrating. It was phenomenal. I also enjoyed the special feat ...more
Jun 07, 2017
May 25, 2017
Words in the Dust
liked it
Pleased with the last 50 to 100 pages, but I felt the character development was lackluster. Intriguing storyline...
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Loved this book! The characters I have missed and the complexity of the plot and content upheld to the previous novels in the series ...more
Dec 24, 2016
Dec 02, 2016
Three Little Words: A Memoir
really liked it
A moving read. I am curious to see what my students will think of this brave girl's journey.
Dec 02, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter, #8)
it was amazing
I loved the speed of the script version. I missed Harry and the crew!
not set
Oct 28, 2016
Duke (Dogs of World War II)
really liked it
Not really my cup of tea, but good for our young dog lovers!
Jan 19, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
it was amazing
Loved the way it was told in long, rich chapters. The way the plot line progressed through time through various perspectives was refreshing. I loved l ...more
Aug 25, 2016
Aug 02, 2016
Water for Elephants
really liked it
Took me a while to really love it, but the ending made up for it!
Jan 09, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
it was amazing
Once in about 20%, I devoured it. The twists kept me reading, and the topic captivated me. Can't wait to discuss at book club!
Feb 13, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess, #1)
really liked it
Cute! I actually had to finish it myself. "Too scary" for Kelsey! Ha! Love the princess as heroine and the loose twist on Sleeping Beauty.
Apr 06, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
A Man Called Ove
really liked it
I'll be it this book took me awhile, but it left me in tears sitting on the beach. Ove is a character I will remember for a long time. I could see oth ...more
Mar 30, 2017
Jan 09, 2017
The Mothers
it was amazing
What a ride. Can't wait to discuss this one at book club in February!
Dec 29, 2016
Dec 02, 2016
The Portable Veblen
really liked it
I really didn't get into this book at the start. However, thanks to "feeling the pressure" to finish it for book club, I preserved...and ended up real ...more
not set
Feb 05, 2016
The Hate U Give
it was amazing
Stunning. I liked that this book was long enough to do justice to a serious and important topic like this one.
May 10, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
To Be Sung Underwater
really liked it
Almost gave it a five, but I broke it up over too long a period of time so I don't think I got the full effect. It is very, very well-written. I will ...more
Aug 13, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
The Night Circus
it was amazing
After being recommended this book about seven years ago, I finally read it. Phenomenal trip! I think listening to Jim Dale read the audiobook really e ...more
Feb 24, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
Mar 09, 2012
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
really liked it
Almost a 5! Very enjoyable to listen to on Audible. Loved the way the author intertwines the characters and sends a clear message.
Jul 13, 2017
May 30, 2017
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
it was amazing
I laughed out loud so much in this book that people started to look at me funny as I was listening to it and walking my dog. :) However, it is also ve ...more
Mar 14, 2017
Dec 18, 2014
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
really liked it
A bit behind the rest of the world, but finally enjoyed this one! The audio was wonderful; found myself laughing and crying while I listened to this a ...more
Feb 02, 2017
Dec 10, 2013
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
really liked it
If you love a good Harry Potter like tale, I strongly suggest this. My students couldn't get enough of it. They would always beg me to read more each ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
Small Great Things
it was amazing
Definitely worth the read. My favorite book of hers so far! Bravo to this author for tackling this tough topic! Can't wait to discuss this one at book ...more
Aug 15, 2017
Oct 10, 2016
The Good Girl
really liked it
Another good one! Love the Chicago connections, the twists, and the multiple narrators before and after the crime.
Feb 07, 2017
Jun 30, 2016
The Paris Wife
really liked it
Almost a five in my book - loved the ending!
Jul 04, 2013
May 21, 2013
The Nest
I did really love this book. 4 1/2?? Another good discussion is coming at book club; I am sure of it!
Mar 05, 2017
Jan 09, 2017
it was amazing
Beautiful writing. A lovely genre bender. Great for adults as well as children.
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
Love Warrior
really liked it
Interesting. A bit too "self help" at times, but it kept me reading.
Dec 02, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
Eleanor & Park
it was amazing
Amazing. I ate it up and now I am sad that it is over. Must read. :)
not set
Nov 21, 2014
All American Boys
it was amazing
Listened to it. Highly recommend! Just read/listen to it! Believe me.
Jan 08, 2017
Dec 06, 2015
We Were Liars
it was amazing
One messed up book! Guilty Spring Break Pleasure!
Mar 31, 2015
Aug 19, 2014
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