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The Slippery Year
3.19
liked it
parts of this book are laugh out loud funny and i cried when i read the chapter about the family dog dying. set in the oakland hills with relatable "m ...more
not set
Jul 03, 2012
 
The Language of Flowers
4.07
liked it
Like. Didn't love. Victoria is a complicated and frustrating heroine. That said, the book ends a little too neatly but I did enjoy the read. I'd give ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
3.63
liked it
Hmmmm. If this book hadn't been written by Anna Quindlen, I may have put it down half-way through. It's s.l.ow. The best chapter (not until pg.143) is ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
The Last Days of California: A Novel
3.36
liked it
This book drove me crazy. Teen-aged angst. Jess is an interesting, relatable main character but the others fall short. I'm glad I read it from the per ...more
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
 
The Pearl
3.41
really liked it
I just read this aloud to my second grader. Despite the morbitity of ending, the prose is concise and the story vivid and compelling enough for my soo ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2012
 
Sea Creatures
3.65
liked it
3.5 stars. I was really surprised by this book. It's a well written, easy weekend read. I picked it up, randomly, knowing nothing about the author or ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
The Art of Fielding
3.99
really liked it
This is my favorite read of the year...I really loved this book. Beautiful writing and vivid, modern character development which felt Irvingesque to m ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
When I Found You
3.92
liked it
I appreciated the idea of this novel but the story is ultimately too neat. Given the subjects of abandonment, fostering a child, martial stress/divorc ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2014
 
The Free
3.97
really liked it
Vivid characters with lots of heart (and ultimately hope) despite their overwhelming hardships. Modern, brave, concise writing has you reading this on ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.88
liked it
4 stars for the first 3/4 of the book which were amazing.
once the story moves to amsterdam, i lost interest. felt like it was moving in the direction
...more
Jan 2014
Mar 14, 2014
 
Beautiful Ruins
3.68
really liked it
Such a great summer read/novel. Modern. Fresh. Characters (whether you like them or not) stick with you. Will def look into Financial Lives of Poets s ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.97
really liked it
Enjoyed. Have passed this one along. The ending fizzles but the journey is the heart of the book and what makes it worth reading.
not set
Jul 16, 2013
 
This Is How You Lose Her
3.75
really liked it
Raw. A guys book. Liked the change of place. This book surprised me...and I'm still thinking about it months later.
Oct 20, 2013
Mar 14, 2014
 
To Be Sung Underwater: A Novel
3.80
really liked it
I found this book on a table at my local bookseller and lost myself in a majority of it on a long flight. It just hit me right. While many say the mai ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
 
The Book of Joe
3.95
liked it
I get a kick out of Jonathan Tropper even though his target audience is younger. Fun to read.
Mar 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Defending Jacob
3.97
liked it
Coming off of the Goldfinch, I wanted an easy/fun read. This book definitely served that purpose. It's a great weekend/airplane/travel book and loved ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
 
The Glass Castle
4.24
really liked it
I can see how this book is polarizing, but for a quick weekend read, I couldn't put it down.
Nov 16, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 
Orange Is the New Black
3.70
really liked it
as usual, better than the tv series. quick read.
Sep 2013
Mar 14, 2014
 
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4.04
it was ok
...think Fault In Our Stars and Perks of A Wallflower are better choices.
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Gone Girl
4.03
did not like it
This book was a colossal waste of time.
not set
Jul 10, 2013
 
Maine
3.34
did not like it
No thanks. Just didn't like it...
Feb 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
This is Where I Leave You
3.88
liked it
Fun read.
Feb 04, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
3.86
really liked it
I loved this little gem of a book. Great gift idea.
not set
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
4.01
it was ok
Meh.
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
 
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)
3.71
it was ok
In a word: vapid. I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Sep 12, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
liked it
I'd give this one at least 3.5 stars. Fun read in the vein of Arrested Development.
Dec 07, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1)
3.85
did not like it
If you are looking for an afternoon beach read or a way to pass some time on an airplane, this is a good choice. Totally schmaltzy.
Jun 19, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
Dept. of Speculation
3.72
really liked it
This book surprised me in both content and form. No expectations, no pre-reads of reviews. A great change of pace.
not set
Apr 20, 2014
 
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
3.71
really liked it
I loved everything about this book but I am a big fan of Anna Quindlen, particularly when it comes to her personal writing. This book just happend to ...more
not set
May 20, 2012
 
The Circle
3.45
liked it
I'm glad I read The Circle but....I didn't love it. I bet my personal share rating just plummeted. Ha!
Jun 08, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
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