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A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.64
really liked it
The inventive structure was unique and satisfying -- told in a series of short vignettes in which the protagonist of each one appears as a minor chara ...more
May 15, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
really liked it
I loved the fanciful storytelling, imagining what it might be like if we could taste the emotions of others -- fables are a great and often overlooked ...more
Jun 23, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
it was amazing
Among the best young adult novels I've read. The writing was excellent, the characters ring true with humor and candor. Alexie's treatment of difficul ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.81
really liked it
Although this wasn't my favorite book by Tracy Chevalier, I certainly enjoyed it. I loved the references to Jane Austen and the historical details wer ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
 
A Gate at the Stairs
3.14
really liked it
Although the author took a few strange diversions, it was good storytelling. The end was particularly poignant.
Dec 03, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
Ape House
3.47
really liked it
Great characters, fun plot and entertaining summer read.
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
really liked it
An enjoyable summer read with exciting storytelling.
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Noah's Compass
3.29
it was ok
I usually enjoy Anne Tyler's novels, especially the sharply drawn characters with their distinctive quirky personalities, but this one dragged and the ...more
May 26, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
State of Wonder
3.86
it was amazing
With inventive storytelling and graceful writing, this novel is worthy of all the praise it's received this year. I loved the characters, the pacing a ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Dec 08, 2011
 
Tinkers
3.37
really liked it
The lyrical writing style and lovely interior monologues remind me of the best of Faulkner's novels. Still, the slowness of the plot development will ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010
3.90
it was amazing
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Aug 19, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
 
The Help
4.45
really liked it
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Jun 06, 2011
Dec 05, 2010
 
Life of Pi
3.88
did not like it
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Dec 05, 2010
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Prodigal Summer
3.98
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Bonesetter's Daughter
3.98
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Pigs in Heaven
3.97
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.78
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Stolen Child
3.71
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Saving Fish from Drowning
3.41
it was ok
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Year of Wonders
4.00
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
House of Sand and Fog
3.83
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
really liked it
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Empire Falls
3.91
it was ok
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Amy and Isabelle
3.74
really liked it
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not set
May 09, 2011
 
Abide with Me
3.78
really liked it
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not set
May 09, 2011
 
The Lacuna
3.76
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not set
May 09, 2011
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
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not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
Never Let Me Go
3.80
liked it
None
not set
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
liked it
None
not set
Dec 05, 2010
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