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Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World
4.18
it was amazing
This is the book that turned me on to Buddhism. I read it originally in 1999, at my therapist's recommendation and it changed my life. I started medi ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2011
 
Broken Music
3.79
it was amazing
First, I have to confess the crush I have had on the man since the early 80's (when I actually was a schoolgirl). This feeling, however, has only grow ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2011
 
Sweetbitter
3.28
it was amazing
If you ever worked in the restaurant business you need to read this book! Not only for the bits that will make you nostalgic for the friends, the food ...more
May 15, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
 
Children and Fire
3.58
liked it
For now I'm giving this book only 3 stars. I snatched it from the new releases shelf at the library without reading the jacket because Hegi's Stones f ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
I have a month off from school and plan to read every novel on the best of 2014 lists. This one was first and I read it in 2 days. I did guess the maj ...more
Dec 30, 2014
Dec 30, 2014
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.07
really liked it
Wow! If you don't want to know how it would feel if your child committed mass murder at his high school, do not read this book. Although it was at tim ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
3.96
it was amazing
Read this now! Especially if you have ever struggled with self confidence, felt like an impostor, or wanted to improve your performance in high-pressu ...more
Sep 04, 2016
May 02, 2016
 
The Lake of Dreams
3.17
did not like it
I didn't love "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" but I thought this book was worth a shot when I saw it at the library. I wouldn't have paid for it and I' ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
3.99
it was amazing
This is my favorite cookbook! My dad gave me a signed copy for Christmas 2 years ago and it is now exceptionally dirty, which is a sure sign that it h ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Dec 08, 2011
 
The Sisters
3.68
did not like it
This book sucked! I kept hoping for something more on every level, prose, character development, and the lame ending I hoped was not coming, but it wa ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2016
 
The Patron Saint of Liars
3.76
really liked it
After reading "State of Wonder" I thought, why haven't I read this author before? I absolutely loved it so I went in search of her earlier novels. Thi ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2011
 
Bel Canto
3.92
it was amazing
I finished it just this minute and I am in tears. I'll have to write a review later, but for now i will recommend it highly.
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
Remainder
3.64
did not like it
OK, here's the thing. I read this book because some people with taste on Goodreads said it was original and well written and it was. The problem is th ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, #1)
3.63
really liked it
This book is not in any of my usual genres, but I do recommend it. The pacing built up tension to an almost unbearable level. If you enjoyed other Sca ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.06
really liked it
I will stand by my original rating. In some ways it had a greater impact on me now than it did in the late 1980's, when I initially read it. The funda ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
 
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
4.04
it was amazing
This book is a must-read for anyone who struggles with weight. Taubes is an emminent science journalist who has been studying and writing about obesit ...more
Nov 2011
Sep 02, 2011
 
Trans-Sister Radio
3.73
it was amazing
LOVED IT!
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
The Rabbi
3.65
liked it
I discovered Noah Gordon a few months ago. I get a big thrill when I find a new-to-me historical fiction author, and I really liked the first 2 volume ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Beauty Queens
3.60
liked it
Bray delivers a cute young adult novel about the contestants in a teen beauty pagent whose plane crashes on a deserted island. The survivors include a ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
The Elements of Style
4.19
it was amazing
So you want to write, do you? If so run, don't walk, to pick up your own copy. I recently finished my undergraduate degree with a 4.0 GPA and I give s ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2012
 
The Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey, #3)
4.19
really liked it
This is my favorite of the Lord John books. I have enjoyed all of them because I love Gabaldon's writing style and John is an engaging character. Thi ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
 
The Nix
4.12
it was amazing
READ THIS BOOK NOW!
This is my new favorite book I have read in 2017. It has a flawed but endearing narrator, fucked up family of origin shit, 60's act
...more
not set
May 15, 2017
 
The Revisionists
3.37
really liked it
This is a very interesting read. It casts an unusual light on the current state of our society and our potential fate. Interestingly, the most engagin ...more
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
3.34
it was ok
There was nothing wrong with this book but I couldn't wait to be finished with it. Perhaps I am not the appropriate audience for a novel about 2 siste ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
 
Stones from the River
4.07
it was amazing
Another of my all-time favorites and periodic rereads. This novel is set in Germany before and during WWII, but the unusual narrator and her perspecti ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2011
 
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
4.08
really liked it
I have read many books based on the Arthurian legend, including the source, but that came later. As a lttle girl this was my first reading of the tale ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2011
 
Elizabeth I
3.92
really liked it
I may have read every novel ever written about Elizabeth I. I found this one interesting because it focused on the end of her reign as opposed to the ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
In One Person
3.65
it was amazing
Irving does it again! This book is weird, sad, hilarious, touching and engrossing. As usual Irving delivers memorable characters and a well-developed ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.19
it was amazing
Wow! I read this book in one day. It was suggested as one of the best animal books by a member of the Exceptional Books book club here on Goodreads. I ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
4.00
it was amazing
This one is definately in my top 10 ever. If you haven't read it, but like a book with a protagonist you abhore but also feel empathy for, luminous de ...more
not set
Jul 21, 2011
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