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Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
3.14
really liked it
Being a psychology and english major has some serious advantages, especially when it comes to reading. So what better book is there to read than a boo ...more
not set
May 27, 2013
 
What She Saw...
3.12
really liked it
I read this book because it was on the must read books in your 20s list and I absolutely agree. This book is one of those that makes you sooo uncomfor ...more
Apr 19, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.06
really liked it
I was so excited to get this book yesterday that I just sat and read it in one day. The quick story lines helped.

When we last left the former Chicago
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May 02, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
How to describe something so amazing? I will start by saying that I started this book at 11pm and finished by 5pm the next day, that is how good it is ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Moby-Dick or, The Whale
3.48
did not like it
Moby Dick begins with the guileless sailor, Ishmael, wanting to join a whaling ship. He, along with the "cannibal" Queequeg, whom he met in bed, join ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 17, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
Please read this book.

Since college I have always learned to appreciate an interesting narrative perspective and Zusak certainly delivered this to me
...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 17, 2011
 
Holding Up the Universe
3.91
liked it
I would love to tell you my YA love is making up for lost time but I think it's my quick no thinking read. I'm also currently doing The Brother Karamo ...more
Jan 14, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
 
Think Like a Freak
3.83
liked it
I think the Freakeconomics books are amazing, culturally relevant, and just force you to think about bizarre problems. I am a fan. I have been excited ...more
not set
May 26, 2014
 
The Dinner
3.21
it was amazing
This book is intensely amazing. It is disturbing. Insanely disturbing. I rarely felt so uncomfortable and so surprised while reading a book. This book ...more
not set
Dec 07, 2013
 
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
3.39
Insanely interesting piece of history that reads like a story as opposed to nonfiction. It does jump around and sometimes lose its thread but still an ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
 
Fates and Furies
3.56
it was amazing
This might be the most realistic and yet jaded view of life that I have ever read. It made me uncomfortable and that is the sign of an AMAZING read.
Oct 22, 2015
Aug 21, 2015
 
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
3.93
it was amazing
You know what I love about this series? It isn't afraid to be complex. Sometimes teen novels dumb themselves down and they shouldn't because teens are ...more
Feb 14, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
 
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
4.01
really liked it
Well of course I'm a badass!
Jan 07, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
The Complete Persepolis
4.37
liked it
My first attempt at reading a graphic novel and it went well. It is an interesting book and there are times when the the art has as much to say, if no ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Aug 16, 2011
 
Reconstructing Amelia
3.83
it was amazing
I have been blessed to read so many good books lately. This one is no exception. A 15-year-old at private New York school jumps off the roof of her sc ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
Bad Feminist
3.93
it was amazing
This book made me realize maybe the word feminism is misconstrued. It made me proud to be a feminist and made me think we need to change a lot of our ...more
Jan 25, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
Love Letters to the Dead
3.81
it was ok
Why are the adults in teen novels always failing to be protectors? I thought this one was going to be different. I liked the concept. It was well exec ...more
Jun 21, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
 
Night Film
3.79
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to score an ARC of this book and boy am I luck that I did. Besides the sadistic thrill of reading a great book before someone else ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2013
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.28
it was amazing
Team of Rivals. Awesome.

I always had a prejudice about our 16th president dating back to my sophomore year of high school when I learned he didn't rea
...more
not set
May 27, 2013
 
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
3.73
it was amazing
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is probably one of the most lovely well-written books I have read in quite a long time. The book revolves around the histo ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.00
it was ok
**spoiler alert** 13 Reasons Why I hated 13 Reasons Why

I hate trashing books. I honestly do. I have to on this one because it made me so angry. Not un
...more
not set
May 27, 2013
 
To the Lighthouse
3.77
really liked it
I recently had a discussion about this book with some friends and coworkers who were reading this book for a book club. I was somewhat shocked to real ...more
not set
May 27, 2013
 
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
3.72
really liked it
I need to preface this book by the note that the translation is appalling. A friend of mine who speaks and reads Spanish fluently read the original an ...more
not set
Aug 17, 2012
 
Longbourn
3.62
liked it
I have a weakness for Elizabeth Bennett and she has always held a special place in my heart as does the whole reading experience of Pride and Prejudic ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2013
 
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
3.88
it was amazing
Hurricane Katrina was bad and after living through Hurricane Sandy and losing my house I thought I had it bad. I had nothing compared to what happened ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2013
 
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
3.38
really liked it
I chose this book for one of my goodreads bookclub picks and I am glad I did. I was at the bookstore this afternoon and picked it up to get a feel for ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
really liked it
I came across this book after reading a review of it in Time Magazine and I was instantly intrigued. The article is great and can be read on their web ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
Dark Places
3.92
liked it
Gillian Flynn is never going to win my award for best author but this book went much smoother and less plot holey than Gone Girl but retained the shoc ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2014
 
Blame
3.34
really liked it
Blame is a great quick read beach read or something to read on a lazy rainy day. Michelle Huneven creates an intricate and complex novel that explores ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
3.59
it was ok
An absurdly quick book. I normally love Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but this one made me a bit disgusted? I'll start with the premise of a man who has onl ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
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