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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
3.84
it was ok
I really wanted to like Bonk. Mary Roach seems joyous in her celebration of the science of sex. It's clear she's spent (and thoroughly enjoyed) her ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1)
3.93
liked it
When I started reading Chelsea Cain's Heartsick I didn't really expect to enjoy it. Cain isn't a fantastic writer, she gets very caught up in over ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2008
 
Green for Life
3.99
liked it
Drink Green Smoothies. No really. Change your life and make it happen. You'll be so happy you did. That's the message Victoria Boutenko repeats in her ...more
Dec 26, 2007
Dec 21, 2007
 
Clown Girl
3.39
it was amazing
Monica Drake creates a world where clowns just are part of the scenery. Her main character is extremely well drawn and her struggle to find her muse, ...more
May 2007
Apr 07, 2007
 
Nightwalker (Dark Days, #1)
3.67
liked it
Vampire Fiction is a fairly well explored genre. With such heavyweights as Ann Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison and Charlene Harris each ...more
Jun 30, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples
4.19
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. John Robbins 'Diet for a New America' was very influential on my journey towards being Vegan. Healthy at 100 does ...more
Feb 29, 2008
Feb 02, 2008
 
We Are Legion (Bobiverse, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
Wow, what a great book! We Are Legion is a smart, funny, and extremely well written exploration of a future dependent AI (well, sort of). Dennis E. ...more
Sep 26, 2016
Sep 24, 2016
 
Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity
3.66
liked it
Loose Girl is a well focused look at one woman's journey through insecurity, dysfunction and unhappiness. It reads a lot like many other 'addiction' ...more
Jun 22, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
 
I Was a Teenage Dominatrix
3.56
it was amazing
I'm surprised at just how much I enjoyed Shawna Kenney's I Was a Teenage Dominatrix: A Memoir. Keeney is an immensely talented writer who weaves an ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2008
 
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
4.06
it was amazing
This is a crazy good book that will radically change the way you look at trees and forests. I listened to the audiobook version which was ...more
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
 
The Float Tank Cure: Free Yourself From Stress, Anxiety, and Pain the Natural Way
4.28
liked it
I really respect the intent by Shane Stott to capture the world of floating into an easy to read/listen, engaging, book. The problem with The Float ...more
Oct 08, 2017
Oct 09, 2017
 
Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)
4.44
really liked it
This is the 10th book in the Harry Dresden Series, and with many series of this length, things are a little formulaic. As with White Knight, Small ...more
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
 
Dispatch
3.61
liked it
Bentley Little constantly delivers solid horror. Sure his books often spin out of control into wild carnage, but the journey there is always a ton of ...more
not set
Apr 08, 2007
 
I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era
3.95
really liked it
This is the book that the Shotime series of the same name is based on. That series is a fictionalization of the book, but the book is actually ...more
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
 
Schooled
3.37
liked it
Schooled is another mis-adventure with the uber-rich in the upper east side of New York. Reading a lot like The Nanny Diaries: A Novel meets The Devil ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2008
 
Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?
3.69
it was amazing
After reading Jamie Rich's The Everlasting, I had expected the follow up (billed as the third chapter in a thematic trilogy) to be another extremely ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 19, 2007
 
The Book of Ralph
3.84
really liked it
File this one under sci-fi humor, with a bit more focus on the humor than sci fi. While The Book of Ralph is at times funny, it's often more cleaver ...more
Oct 26, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
 
The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior
4.07
really liked it
While the book gets a little insufferable in parts, the core info here is absolutely fascinating and is a good book to read after reading "The Hidden ...more
Nov 24, 2018
Nov 24, 2018
 
Sourdough
3.76
really liked it
Smaltzy, contrived, and fantastical, but with a heart of absolute gold, and something really insightful to say about our relationship between ...more
Nov 18, 2018
Nov 24, 2018
 
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
4.28
it was amazing
By far the best book I've read on psychadellics, but even more importantly it goes deep into why these powerful drugs work so well and how the brain ...more
Nov 14, 2018
Nov 24, 2018
 
The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
4.22
liked it
Sad, tragic, and painful. This is the tragic journey of one of the great men in comedy. His tragic story is told through the stories of the people who ...more
Jan 13, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
 
Yes Please
3.82
really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of this book, something I'd highly recommend over the printed version, not only because Amy is entertaining in her ...more
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 26, 2016
 
Siddhartha
4.02
it was amazing
When I was 19, my father gave me this book and encouraged me to read it. I eventually read it and enjoyed it, but didn't really understand why my ...more
Aug 16, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
 
The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs
3.48
really liked it
Matthew Dicks is both a strong writer and a good storyteller, and here he turns his craft to telling the story of a woman trying to revisit a painful ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2015
 
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
3.97
it was amazing
Well written, sobering, and absolutely hilarious, this book does an amazing job of calling you out on your shit and giving you a few perspective ...more
Nov 29, 2017
Nov 25, 2017
 
Restaurant Man
3.64
really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of Restaurant Man, and I'd recommend that as the best way to consume this book. Part "how to" run a restaurant, ...more
Oct 08, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
 
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
3.75
it was ok
While I have a lot of respect for Dave Aspry, and I do very much enjoy bulletproof coffee, the book on the Bullet Proof Diet is fairly poorly written. ...more
Jan 04, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
 
Soon I Will Be Invincible
3.68
really liked it
Here's a book that's hard not to like. It takes the conventional superhero story and takes it a level deeper. I love how self aware and sarcastic it ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
Elliot Allagash
3.46
liked it
I'm a fan of Simon Rich's writing and it's been nice to see him make the leap from short stories, like in his break out novel The Last Girlfriend on ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 29, 2016
 
A Life in Parts
4.17
really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of this book, which is read by Bryan Cranston. I can't imagine reading this and missing Bryan Cranston's fantastic ...more
Nov 06, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
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