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If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission
4.02
it was ok
I was listening to a talk given by Catholic apologist Peter Kreeft, and in the questions segment a member of the audience argued that all of his talk ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
 
Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2)
4.21
it was amazing
I'd say for me this book succeeded where Game of Thrones failed. I rather dislike the idea of "gritty fantasy" that seems to be so popular nowadays, b ...more
May 10, 2014
not set
May 06, 2014
 
Through My Eyes
3.93
liked it
I am a huge fan of Tebow, but didn't really expect to be a huge fan of his writing. I was pleasantly surprised, though. It was a quick, easy read, but ...more
May 09, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.23
really liked it
I read this one because I heard it was a lot like The Hunger Games, and looked like a quick, fun read. It is a LOT like the Hunger Games, almost too m ...more
May 13, 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
3.97
it was amazing
I am thoroughly blown away by this book. The first part, which recounts the history of Christianity in America in the modern age, tends to drag a litt ...more
Mar 08, 2016
May 16, 2015
 
The Hobbit
4.25
it was amazing
Every time I get ready to re-read Tolkien, I get a little nervous. What if it's just not as good as I remember it? But my fears are always needless. T ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Nov 27, 2010
 
Catholicism for Dummies
4.07
liked it
So, yes, one is setting oneself up when you acknowledge turning to a "For Dummies" book to answer your questions, but this book really did answer a lo ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
3.64
liked it
I hated this book when I had to read it in high school. Much like one of my literary heroes, Professor Tolkien, I was pragmatic to a fault when it cam ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2014
 
A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1)
3.81
really liked it
I'll be the first to admit, I bought this book because of its gorgeous cover and title. But my breaking the golden rule of reading paid off, as this w ...more
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
 
Robyn Hood, Volume One
3.83
it was ok
I have been trying for a while to get into graphic novels. I feel like it's an integral part of nerd culture, and yet comic books have never really ap ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2014
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
liked it
I'd give it 3.5 if I could... John Green has a smart-ass writing style that is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and sometimes just a little asshole ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
In His Steps
4.15
liked it
What a strange, frustrating, and yet oddly endearing little book.

Endearing because no matter how simplistic, contrived or downright absurd this book
...more
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 18, 2016
 
Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, #1)
3.86
it was ok
I really like Orson Scott Card's writing, as in the actual way he makes the words flow. It's very enjoyable to read. And I really liked the premise of ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
The Priest's Graveyard
3.85
liked it
I used to be a huge fan of Ted Dekker, but the last few books I read by him really weren't up to par, and I lost track of him. But I saw this one in a ...more
May 25, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Freaky Friday
3.71
liked it
I recently saw this book on a list of "Movies You Never Knew Were Books First", and I went "Hey! I actually read that waaay before it was ever a movie ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2014
 
The Confessions
3.89
really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book, but I think a lot of it went over my head (I've been just a bit distracted lately). I'll give it another go in a few ye ...more
May 27, 2013
Jul 16, 2012
 
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (Dear America)
3.99
really liked it
I loved the "Dear America Diaries" as a kid! This one was by far my favorite, I read it over and over again.
not set
Mar 21, 2013
 
Natural Family Planning Blessed Our Marriage: 19 True Stories
4.10
liked it
A nice collection of stories. Nothing totally mind-blowing, unless maybe if you are new to the whole concept.
Nov 02, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
3.98
You may or may not have seen this book in the news recently. A school board in Delaware tried to add it to a high school summer reading list. Some obj ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
it was amazing
So I have been trying to come up with a way to justify the fact that I gave this book five stars. I don't give out a lot of 5-star ratings (in fact ou ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
I saw the trailer for the movie and got super-excited and decided I'd go see what Goodreads was saying about the book, and I found a bunch of negative ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 27, 2010
 
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
4.13
really liked it
I can understand why this book is very hit-or-miss with reviewers here on Goodreads. It appeals to a very specific audience. It won't convince you to ...more
Jul 03, 2014
May 19, 2013
 
The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles, #1)
4.31
really liked it
First of all, this is a review for both the Riyria Chronicles and the Riyria Revelations. I had already bought The Crown Tower before I realized the C ...more
May 2014
Dec 03, 2013
 
Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant, #1)
4.29
liked it
I'll be totally upfront, I'm almost positive this book deserves better than three stars. It was a little slow starting out, but the writing was good, ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
 
The History of the Kings of Britain
3.73
really liked it
First of all, in spite of the name, this book is not history. Some of it may be very, very loosely rooted in historical fact, but it is, for the most ...more
May 06, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
 
The Pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon, #8)
4.14
liked it
C.S. Lewis once wrote, "One day you will be old enough to read fairy tales again". I suppose I'm now old enough to read the YA fantasy/thriller series ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Apr 25, 2012
 
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
4.13
really liked it
Great book! Easy to read without being simple, atmospheric without getting lost in the setting, historic without being, well, boring. If you like the ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Cry of the Wolf (Avalon: Web of Magic #3)
4.29
liked it
Awwww man! This book was my jam back in the day! Re-discovering Pendragon has brought back a bunch of memories from my literary childhood. I don't rem ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2014
 
Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories
4.17
really liked it
This is definitely a book for Lewis lovers. As he's my favorite author, I really enjoyed this collection of essays and short stories, but they aren't ...more
Aug 14, 2014
Jun 28, 2012
 
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
4.31
really liked it
Anyone who knows me can probably guess what bumped this book down to four starts from five. Nevertheless, I highly recommend it, not only to those int ...more
May 06, 2016
Sep 29, 2014
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