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One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)
4.20
liked it

Everyone I know who has read this book (or rather series) before seeing the movie says the same thing,"I can't believe they put Tom Cruise as Jack Rea
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not set
Jan 24, 2013
 
Local Girls
3.56
liked it
This was the second book I read from Alice Hoffman--the first was Practical Magic. This wasn't as well developed as PM, but it was still an entertaini ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2009
 
The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
3.42
did not like it
Joyce Carol Oates has a dark side that I don't understand and don't particularly like. I was assigned to her in high school for an author study and so ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
The Journal of Curious Letters (The 13th Reality, #1)
3.93
liked it
It's hard not to compare every YA book with Harry Potter esp. since a lot of YA books read a lot like Harry Potter. This, too, is about a boy (Atticus ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2009
 
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.15
liked it
My daughter loves this series, and convinced me to read it. It is a very enjoyable read. I could guess the plot by the third chapter, but it is a rete ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 09, 2016
 
I Am Livia
3.93
liked it
The publishers notes made this out to be an answer to I, Claudius by Robert Graves, but the action here happens before most of I, Claudius. Perhaps be ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
His Bloody Project: Documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae
3.95
it was amazing
The cover and the title was not immediately appealing to me, but the $1.99 price and 'Man Booker Award Nominee', was. (I'll admit I'm not even sure ho ...more
May 2017
May 25, 2017
 
The Turner House
3.64
really liked it
The Turner house is falling apart. In an old neighborhood in Detroit, it once housed the 13 Turner children as they grew up. Now the Turner children a ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 09, 2016
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
really liked it
Alright. This book definitely brings up the issues of race in this country. Coates doesn't hold back on his experiences or his feelings. Sometimes I d ...more
Feb 2016
Mar 07, 2016
 
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
3.54
it was ok
I thought for awhile that being an editor would be the perfect job. I love words, and stories and even grammar. But I realize after reading this book ...more
Aug 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
The Big Smoke
4.20
it was amazing
This book excited me more than any other to teach high school English. Just imagine the different ways you could go with an accessible book of poetry ...more
Jan 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Immortal
3.78
did not like it
The same person who referred me to The Help and Cutting for Stone told me I HAD to read this book. She warned that I would hate it at first, but that ...more
not set
Nov 16, 2010
 
Horrorstör
3.59
it was amazing
By far the best horror/comedy/commentary on society I have ever read! We were/are faithful shoppes at IKEA and so I loved its skewering! Yes, there ar ...more
Jul 2016
Jul 26, 2016
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.89
really liked it
I enjoyed this original, action packed novel. I thought the ideas and characters were fresh and interesting. The plot was unpredictable yet made sense ...more
not set
Apr 07, 2014
 
Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
4.19
really liked it
I think I should get college credit for reading this book. When you are done, you will have read not only details of Beethovens life, but also the his ...more
Oct 2016
Oct 24, 2016
 
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
4.02
liked it
I don't have a lot of "heros" per se. I enjoy Marvel movies purely for my kids reactions. I don't watch major sports, and definitely don't think anyon ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
3.87
really liked it
Fink did an excellent job of presenting the facts in an objective manner. By laying out the story in only the words of eye witness interviews and test ...more
Aug 2014
Dec 15, 2014
 
The Tropic of Serpents (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2)
4.00
liked it
With A Natural History of Dinosaurs we visited an alternate reality where Lady Trent is an aspiring naturalist in a world where naturalists in general ...more
Nov 2015
Jan 01, 2016
 
The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)
4.20
it was amazing
Cronin wraps up The Passage trilogy brilliantly. We explore Zero's backstory and our intrepid heroes from the first books seek to make mankind free fr ...more
May 2017
May 24, 2017
 
The Solitude of Thomas Cave
3.68
it was ok
Either writers really like writing about the Northern sea, whaling, and surviving in the polar ice, or I have a prediliction for choosing the only one ...more
not set
Jan 30, 2009
 
In the Light of What We Know
3.68
it was ok
This book is like eating kale. You know it's good for you on so many levels...you learn about Afghanistan and Bangladesh and Pakistan. You learn about ...more
Oct 2015
Nov 02, 2015
 
Orfeo
3.61
it was amazing
This was not the book I thought it was. Being a biology/scifi afficianado I thought this would focus more on a guy in a chem lab and then a fast paced ...more
Jan 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Fosse
4.01
really liked it
This was an interesting biography of a sometimes inspirational, mostly tragic life. Wasson does a good job of finding enough sources to show a charism ...more
May 2016
Jun 17, 2016
 
Blindness
4.08
really liked it
This is a good book to read with someone. "White blindness" takes over a country (the world?) like a plague. Every day brings new horrors, and for no ...more
Apr 2015
May 14, 2015
 
The UnAmericans: Stories
3.97
really liked it
I don't think the publicity blurb for this collection of short stories does them justice. These are incredibly engrossing stories of family, faith, lo ...more
Sep 2017
Sep 14, 2017
 
Life After Life
3.74
really liked it
This is right up my alley. There is nothing that intrigues me more than how one decision can affect your whole life. So I loved that aspect of the boo ...more
Nov 2014
Jan 22, 2015
 
Red Azalea
3.83
really liked it
I got this book hoping to learn more about the Cultural Revolution. And I did, though not in the way I anticipated. Instead of focusing on the travist ...more
Jan 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1)
3.97
really liked it
4.5 stars.
Loved this space opera! The pacing is superb! You can tell Leckie homed her skills in short stories...no fluff here! At first I thought it w
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Feb 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
The Marriage Plot
3.43
liked it
I bought this book because it was $5 and had the words Pulitzer Prize on the front. (Also I thought it was a book whose glowing review I had read, but ...more
not set
Apr 07, 2014
 
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
3.81
really liked it
I found it fascinating how different these first two women judges were, yet the similarities and cooperation they did have was fascinating as well. Th ...more
Nov 2016
Dec 01, 2016
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