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Stay with Me
3.59
it was amazing
This is not the kind of book I would ordinarily read, but I'm really glad that I happened upon it at my library. It's not the kind of book that one ju ...more
May 31, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Helen Keller in Love
3.02
liked it
Helen Keller was a very remarkable woman, and this book doesn't detract anything at all from her character. She was a champion of women's rights and a ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
 
The Whisper of the River (Porter Osborne Jr, #2)
4.29
it was amazing
This coming of age story is set in Georgia in the early 1940's. Sixteen year old Porter Osborne, nick named Sambo, is an underweight, practical joker. ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2014
 
The Rock Hole
3.82
really liked it
The Rock Hole is a mystery set in north Texas in a community bordering the Red River. The time is 1964 and Top, a ten-year-old boy who has been sent t ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
 
The Litigators
3.77
it was amazing
Since this is the first Grisham I have read in long time, I wasn't expecting much. I loved his early books, but just got tired of the same old lawyer ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
Gone Girl
4.03
really liked it
Nick and Amy are the perfect couple leading the good life in New York until Nick loses his job and is forced to return to his home in Carthage, Missou ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
 
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
3.61
really liked it
If this had not been a book club selection, I would have never read it or would have left it unread. It was very hard to get through the first chapter ...more
Jul 16, 2015
Jul 17, 2015
 
The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth (Isabel Dalhousie, #8)
3.84
it was amazing
Once again I have read and enjoyed an Isabel Dalhousie gentle mystery. I love her quirky musings on random thoughts and her willingness to go out of h ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2013
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.05
it was amazing
This was a fascinating book that takes the reader into the lives of two Chinese women, Lily and Show Flower, who were bound together as little girls b ...more
Nov 2010
Jan 06, 2011
 
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
3.80
really liked it
When Pamela Werner was murdered, Peking was on the verge of being overtaken by the Japanese. A 20 year- old young woman from a staid British household ...more
Sep 10, 2015
Sep 10, 2015
 
Stormy Weather
3.55
it was amazing
After reading and loving News of the World, I couldn't wait to read another book by Paulette Jiles, and this one didn't disappoint me. Set in the earl ...more
Feb 13, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
 
A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #1)
3.75
Set in north Texas just south of the Red River, this contemporary fiction is sure to please readers who enjoy reading about small Texas life, horses, ...more
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
 
Under the Persimmon Tree
3.64
really liked it
Nusrat, an American woman married to an Afghan doctor, and Najmah, a young Afghani girl, share a common destiny in this novel. The stories of these tw ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
The Old Wine Shades (Richard Jury, #20)
3.63
really liked it
I listened to this Richard Jury mystery in the car. It was a little hard to follow since I hadn't read any of the Jury books before, but I enjoyed it ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
4.43
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Wow! This has to be the end of the series. Makes me want to read more books set during the Revolutionary War. My historical knowledg ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
 
The Secret Life of Bees
4.01
really liked it
Lily Owens is the only daughter of T Ray, an unhappy peach farmer in 1960's South Carolina. Lily's mother was killed during an unfortunate family disp ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 09, 2008
 
Sleeping Beauty
3.91
liked it
Maybe I've read too many mystery-thrillers lately because this one just didn't seem that exciting to me. I can usually guess the killer after about ha ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
This is a Beautifully written book featuring a blind French girl & a precocious orphan German boy growing up in the years preceding WWII. Each chi ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2016
 
Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1)
3.79
liked it
This light mystery was a quick read and lots of fun. Phryne is the type of character who is bigger than life. She uncovers a cocaine ring while mainta ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
really liked it
This very touching story has stayed with me. The writing and plotting were outstanding, and the characters, although not totally believable, are memor ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2014
 
The Horse You Came In On (Richard Jury, #12)
3.88
liked it
This Richard Jury mystery didn't live up to my expectations. Even though the fake Poe manuscript was cleverly handled, it seemed to me to be rather pr ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
The Old Contemptibles (Richard Jury, #11)
4.00
it was amazing
I loved this book although it was one of the saddest I've read in this series. Martha Grimes has created some memorable characters who continue to hol ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
The House of the Spirits
4.20
really liked it
I almost put this book down after ploughing through the first chapter. It was very tedious reading, but after Clara was introduced, I was fascinated w ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)
4.18
really liked it


I really liked this unusual murder mystery. Why would a monk in a very secret monastery be murdered by one of his fellow monks? Inspector Gamach and
...more
Mar 22, 2013
Nov 01, 2012
 
The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #2)
3.70
did not like it
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was very disappointed with it. The Wolf Gift was an engaging, fast paced novel with lots of act ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2014
 
Rocket Boys (Coalwood #1)
4.18
it was amazing
Great true coming of age story about a group of Kentucky teenage boys,led by the author, who, despite the odds, are able to engineer and launch a seri ...more
May 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1)
3.82
liked it
This was an interesting book, but it was hard to get into. There were too many characters, and I wasn't sure where the author was taking us at the beg ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
liked it
The dogs were the best characters in this book. I loved their interaction with each other and their people. The human characters were too unbelievable ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
News of the World
4.14
it was amazing
I loved this book! Captain Kidd and his kind soul, love of words, and acceptance of responsibility make him a true hero. Seventy-one year old Kidd has ...more
Jan 15, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
 
Chilled (Bone Secrets, #2)
4.06
liked it
This book just didn't draw me in. I wanted to like the nurse & only woman, in the story, but she was too unbelievable. Would she really be ready t ...more
Jun 20, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
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