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The Black Hour
3.39
it was amazing
Lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this. Clear your day once you start reading, because you won’t want to put this down. Here are some of my fa ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Oct 21, 2013
 
Going in Circles
3.71
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It made me smile. It made me laugh (out loud). It made me want to get up and kick ass. Yeah, it's chick lit, but don't hol ...more
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
 
The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1)
3.75
really liked it
Another fun series to start. Agatha is unlikable at the beginning, but by the end you can't help but like her. I will be reading the next book soon.
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
Little Pretty Things
3.46
it was amazing
I wish my review could do this book justice. I loved this author's first book - The Black Hour - but I love this one even more. The characters are so ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
 
Three Wishes
3.76
it was amazing
I loved this book. Of course, I love everything by this author. I don't know what it is about her writing style, but I just fall into the story on the ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
 
The Ice Queen
3.51
it was amazing
Now this is what I needed to read. After finishing two unsatisfying books, this book hit the spot. Unlikable main character/unreliable narrator - whic ...more
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 08, 2016
 
The Rose Garden
4.01
it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Sweet spot of historical fiction/romance/time travel.
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
 
The Hypnotist's Love Story
3.69
really liked it
Love the author but this book isn't as good as her others.
Oct 27, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
I am a huge believer in books finding you at exactly the right time. And that thought was already running through my mind as I was reading this book. ...more
Jan 04, 2016
Oct 12, 2012
 
Lily and the Octopus
3.74
really liked it
Devastating. Soul crushing. Wonderful. I'm not sure why I put myself through this. You know immediately that the dog will die. The whole premise of th ...more
Jan 24, 2017
Jun 08, 2016
 
The Day I Died
3.56
it was amazing
Another solid mystery from Rader-Day. Could this be a series starter? I think I'd like to see more from Anna and her sheriff. There are several differ ...more
Sep 19, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
 
Frog Music
3.13
it was amazing
Fantastic historical crime fiction. The story was enthralling and it was clear the author did her research. So intriguing that this was based on a tru ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
 
My Name Is Lucy Barton
3.51
really liked it
This little sliver of a book left me wanting more. Strout's writing is beautiful, of course, but not quite as rich and satisfying as Olive Kitteridge. ...more
Nov 10, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
Lilac Girls
4.31
it was amazing
Still on my WWII reading kick. I feel like I can't read enough about it. I learn something new (and horrifying) in each book I read. I can't get this ...more
May 03, 2017
Apr 06, 2016
 
The Fireman
3.92
it was amazing
I'm predicting this will be one of my favorite books of 2016. I finished it yesterday and I cannot stop thinking about it. Now, if you are expecting N ...more
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
It has been more than 25 years since I read this the first time and it was not at all what I remembered. I have watched the movie too many times, obvi ...more
Apr 04, 2017
Jan 01, 2008
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** At first I felt tricked into reading another zombie book. But I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the direction the aut ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Nov 10, 2014
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
it was amazing
I haven't read this in about 25 years. I could remember most of what happened, but was still surprised by some things. Still one of the best books I'v ...more
May 15, 2012
Dec 29, 2007
 
Shine
3.84
it was amazing
Wow. I don't know how to describe the writing in this book... effortless? I started reading it and suddenly I was 100 pages in. Immediately sucked int ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 02, 2011
 
Blood Harvest
3.95
it was amazing
Could not put this book down! Creepy and dark and keeps you guessing.
Apr 23, 2015
Jun 13, 2011
 
Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry
3.92
it was amazing
This is the most refreshing and reassuring parenting book I've read. I will be recommending it or giving it to all my parenting friends. It is a quick ...more
May 21, 2009
May 13, 2009
 
The Girl in the Road
3.52
it was amazing
I want to give this book more than five stars. It completely blew my mind. I feel like I need to go rest for a while to recover from finishing it. Thi ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
 
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
3.66
really liked it
I enjoyed this much more than Lena Dunham's book which I recently read. Maybe because these are fictional rather than memoir. It was both amusing and ...more
Mar 15, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
 
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
3.41
really liked it
**spoiler alert** SPOILERS: Goddammit. I am so mad at this book right now. I knew what was going to happen. When the main character suddenly doesn't f ...more
Jun 30, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
 
The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, #1)
3.63
really liked it
Couldn't put this down. Love Swedish crime fiction. There were a few issues with the story. The story raced along until the "ten years earlier" part. ...more
Jan 15, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
 
The Heart of the 5 Love Languages
4.30
really liked it
Yes, this is a cheasy self-help book. Which I wouldn't normally admit to reading. But I think the basic premise is sound. People feel loved and apprec ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
The Girl Before
3.70
really liked it
Intriguing premise. Two parallel stories of women living in the same house. The mystery kept me interested until the end, but I got a bit confused wit ...more
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
 
The Devil's Bones (Body Farm, #3)
4.13
liked it
Maybe I'm getting tired of this series. I felt like there was so much in this book that could have been trimmed out. Do I really need to know every me ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
 
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11)
4.21
it was amazing
I love this series. This series has definitely moved beyond "cozy" mystery. In each book we learn more about the familiar characters and in each book ...more
Mar 04, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
 
Away
3.36
it was amazing
When I was almost to the end of this book, I started to get really upset because I didn't see how she could possibly end it in any appropriate way. Le ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
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