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Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days
4.14
did not like it
I don't know if I can convey how much I disliked this book. I love Agatha Christie's books. So when I heard about her real life mysterious ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Perfect Match
3.94
did not like it
This was brutal. I had to finish it, but I have no excuse for starting it.
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
 
The Love That Split the World
3.65
did not like it
Why is it that lately I have found a string of books where the woman is torn between some horrible choice and some man she barely knows? This also ...more
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 21, 2016
 
Road Ends
4.04
really liked it
A well told look at one family's story of life in the early '60s in small town Canada. The trials and tribulations are not unusual or of great ...more
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
Things We Have in Common
3.39
did not like it
I am clearly in the minority on this, but I HATED this book. I found it predictable and slow. The characters were practically caricatures and the plot ...more
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17)
4.32
did not like it
You know a series has jumped the shark when the main character's wife is reading a book that is like the book in your hand and they have to comment on ...more
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
 
Spells of Blood and Kin
3.20
liked it
This is a book that you aren't surprised by the events or the ending, but that the journey is enjoyable enough to compel you along. I was more puzzled ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
 
Fishtailing
3.30
did not like it
Oh this made me mad! First it's a book written all in poems to submit to their English teacher. Ok - kind of an overdone technique nowadays, but I was ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 
Little Disasters
3.46
liked it
It's hard to think highly of a book when none of the characters seem particularly likeable. It's sad how pathetic these men are and the wives that are ...more
Jul 07, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
 
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
3.85
did not like it
These books feel more like a scientific idea with a car chase thrown in to start. The action really doesn’t make sense and there is no way that the ...more
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 21, 2019
 
Every Little Thing in the World
3.62
really liked it
The absolutely terrible cover and write up of this book is a disservice. I enjoyed the story's twists and turns quite a bit and I found myself ...more
Oct 19, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
 
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)
3.12
did not like it
I read this book knowing I wouldn't agree with its premise, but hoping to still be convinced by some of Bauerlein's points. Unfortunately, I found his ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
Howards End
3.96
liked it
Room with a View is one of my all time favourite books so I hoped to love this book as much. I just didn't connect with the characters or plot in the ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
 
The Perfect Nanny
3.39
liked it
This strange translated book was one that I hoped would have more depth than it did. I thought I was getting a true mystery or at least a thriller and ...more
Sep 23, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
 
I'll Never Tell
3.77
really liked it
I enjoyed this Canadian mystery! The switch of points of view and time worked really well in the setting of the summer camp. An engaging and ...more
Sep 28, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
 
Into the Wild
3.97
really liked it
I have a lot of trouble writing much of anything about this book. At least that's my excuse for not reviewing it for so long. I also wanted to talk to ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
The Middle Ground
3.32
it was ok
So I dove back into the reading pool (after a bad experience with a prior novel) with this short piece. I should have known that I wouldn't love it, ...more
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
All the Missing Girls
3.78
liked it
One of the thriller/mysteries that seem so popular right now. This one focussing on an old crime that resurfaces during a new crime (quel surprise!). ...more
Jul 18, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
3.90
really liked it
I'm so ticked I read this. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because the rest of the series hasn't even been written yet! Now I'll have to wait to ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Jan 02, 2015
 
Cruel Beautiful World
3.81
really liked it
Sometimes I wonder why books need to be set in the past, like this one. However, I think the answer to this one is that you can't get lost today the ...more
Jul 20, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
Greyhound
3.96
really liked it
Ok - once the reader accepts the premise that all these events could happen in one cross-country bus trip, the rest of the novel is quite a delight. A ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
 
The King's Deception (Cotton Malone, #8)
3.97
did not like it
I am mad a wasted time on this. Normally Steve Berry's books are just fine - the summer beach reading type. However, maybe it's because I know ...more
Feb 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Illegal
3.76
liked it
An interesting look at a fictional community that could be all too real. This would be a good match for novel studies about immigration or similar ...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
Why We Came to the City
3.56
really liked it
I found this depressingly sad. I have to say that from the outset just in case you were thinking a book that says there are 'unexpected losses' ...more
Aug 22, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
 
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)
4.03
really liked it
This was a great read! Not sure how I missed this series, but I'm excited to read the rest. It took me a bit to get into the world the author was ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Jan 02, 2015
 
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #2)
4.03
liked it
This was a bridging book of the trilogy, but it didn't feel too forces (in the way that the middle book can sometimes be!). I enjoyed continuing the ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1)
4.11
liked it
I'm so letdown that this is a series! I think it could have ended much more strongly than it did. There was some excellent imagery and use of ...more
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
 
Rites of Passage
3.97
it was ok
This novel had an interesting premise (young girl goes to military school on a dare), but the rest seemed dated and forced to a contemporary audience. ...more
Jul 15, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
Booked
4.20
it was ok
A novel in verse. Not top of my list of favourite types of writing. However, this book did tug at my heartstrings a bit as the main character ...more
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
 
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
4.01
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The story of a Queen coming to claim her throne is not new, but the addition of the magic, and the characters around her, ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Jan 02, 2015
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