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The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People
4.02
it was amazing
Loved this book. Hard to read about happiness without feeling happy. Interesting look at happiness around the world. Enjoyed the statistics (that's a ...more
Apr 22, 2018
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Apr 11, 2018
 
Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme
4.08
it was amazing
Didn't expect to even like this book but found it so thought-provoking instead of preachy (what I expected). It's been a long time since I finished a ...more
Nov 03, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
 
Altar of Bones
3.70
liked it
I enjoyed and found it a quick read. However, I have read another novel by James Rollins about a similar subject (The Bone Labyrinth) and found it a b ...more
May 23, 2018
May 21, 2018
 
Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned From Eighties Movies (And Why We Don't Learn Them From Movies Any More)
3.83
it was amazing
My fun summer read turned out to be rather thought-provoking. Still fun but also lots of perspective on why movies today are different. Insightful and ...more
Jun 27, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
 
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order
3.82
it was amazing
Found this incredibly interesting and informative. Appreciated the ease of the author's style, not so dry as I expected, and the refreshingly non-part ...more
Sep 17, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
 
The Demon in the Freezer
4.11
liked it
Interesting non-fiction work that read like a mystery thriller. I did find it to be a bit muddled at time as if the author couldn't quite decide wheth ...more
Apr 09, 2018
not set
Apr 08, 2018
 
When the Lights Go Out
3.25
liked it
I liked it enough to finish it in a day and half but parts of it were mildly predictable even with the twist. The good: It's certainly a page-turner a ...more
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
 
Goodbye Cruller World (Deputy Donut Mystery #2)
4.12
liked it
Wish I could figure out how to give a half-star. The rating should be 3.5 stars. Not my typical type of read but the title pulled me into this one. I' ...more
Sep 25, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
 
What Have You Done
3.93
it was ok
Probably 2.5 stars. It was just a bit much for me. A few too many characters at times, I couldn't quite keep track of the side characters at the polic ...more
Sep 26, 2018
Sep 26, 2018
 
Matchmaking for Beginners
4.04
really liked it
A perfect summer read! Not my typical type choice of book (also, one of my free Amazon prime kindle selections) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plot's a ...more
not set
not set
Jun 01, 2018
 
Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1)
4.11
really liked it
A great page turner and very hard to put down. I read it in one day/night. Just the right balance of creepy and suspenseful with interesting character ...more
Jun 22, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
 
Rapid Falls
3.90
liked it
Should probably be 3.5 stars. I stayed up way too late to finish this free choice from the Amazon prime Kindle first selections. It was a good story w ...more
Nov 11, 2018
Nov 11, 2018
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.95
liked it
Interesting read. Lots of anecdotal stories to explain a bit about how economists use data. Unconventional examples and definitely not boring (disclai ...more
Jun 2018
May 30, 2018
 
The Opposite of Maybe
3.58
really liked it
Another fun summer read. Found some of the premise of the book a bit unbelievable but the characters were interesting and charming enough I let it sli ...more
Jun 26, 2018
Jun 25, 2018
 
The Thinnest Air
3.76
it was ok
Probably more like 2 and half stars for the rating. It wasn't the best book I've ever read but it wasn't the worst either. While the story line kept m ...more
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 02, 2018
 
Lighthouse Beach
3.72
it was ok
Probably 2.5 stars. It just isn't the type of book I usually read and so I found it hard to get into the story. Found myself getting a little impatien ...more
Jun 29, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
 
A Criminal Defense (Philadelphia Legal #1)
4.06
really liked it
Probably one of the better Kindle First selections I've read in a while. It kept me interested and guessing throughout most of the story. Thought I ha ...more
Jul 25, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
 
Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)
4.28
really liked it
Another page turner, full of suspense and kept me guessing right until the end. My only slightly minor complaint about this one was the changing of th ...more
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
 
The Case Against Sugar
3.86
it was amazing
I expected this to be boring and probably a bit preachy. Instead it was an interesting, informative, and sometimes scary read.
He makes an excellent c
...more
Feb 13, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
 
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.11
it was amazing
I stumbled on this one by accident while looking for a different book. Did not expect a nonfiction work to be so engaging. Finished the book in 2 1/2 ...more
Mar 30, 2018
not set
Mar 29, 2018
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.53
it was ok
I thought reading this book felt sort of like being forced to look at too many vacation photos in the first chapter. The next too chapters were a bit ...more
Jan 21, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
 
Artemis
3.67
really liked it
More of 3.5 stars for the rating than 4 but I can't figure out how to do that.
Suspenseful, technical, and with a good twist at the end. Enjoyed the id
...more
Jan 12, 2018
Jan 10, 2018
 
The Girl on the Train
3.90
really liked it
Read it in a day! Captivating story although I had a good guess going about the outcome half-way through. That said, the ending still surprised me a b ...more
Apr 04, 2018
not set
Apr 04, 2018
 
The Second Lives of Honest Men
4.19
liked it
Probably more of a 3.5 star rating but I couldn't figure out how to do that.
Overall, this is a fun and exciting read with a deeper message warning ab
...more
May 30, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
 
Daughters of the Lake
4.02
really liked it
Probably between 3 and 4 stars for me. Started off a little slow and for me, felt a bit wordy. However, once I got into the story, I found it hard to ...more
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
 
10 Minute Feng Shui Room by Room: Hundreds of Easy Tips and Techniques for Prosperity, Health and Happiness
3.57
it was ok
Probably closer to 2.5 stars. An easy read but I found several of the tips a bit impractical. Think I would have preferred a bit more explanation rath ...more
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 20, 2018
 
The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
3.65
it was ok
I liked the subject matter but found the book a bit difficult to read. Felt a bit like reading a term paper that the author expanded into a book. On a ...more
Apr 04, 2018
not set
Mar 12, 2018
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.09
really liked it
I enjoyed this tale although there were parts I think only someone in the field of biology could enjoy reading. Found the ending a bit sad but over al ...more
Jan 29, 2018
Jan 24, 2018
 
Wildcard (Warcross, #2)
4.06
really liked it
I thought this one was better than the first one. Picked up easily where the first one stopped. Delved more deeply into the characters and their backg ...more
Oct 24, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
 
Your Own True Colors: Timeless Wisdom from America's Grandmother
4.48
really liked it
Super quick read as it's simply a book bound version of the commencement speech she gave at Wesley College. Much of the wisdom in the book/speech stil ...more
Aug 05, 2018
Aug 05, 2018
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