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What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman
3.67
really liked it
This book was published in 1999 so it's over a decade now, but I was completely captured by it - couldn't put it down. I've read a few other reviews o ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-Life Woman's Guide to Balance and Direction
3.55
it was amazing
When I started having my quarter-life crisis :-) admit it, you've had one too....I liked that this book was quite interactive and encouraged me to wri ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme
4.33
really liked it
I started attending Friday night Shabbat services at a Jewish temple in my city at the recommendation of a friend when discussing ways to understand t ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
 
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
3.87
it was amazing
I don't know if I "enjoyed" this (was reading it leisure?), but I thoroughly appreciated it. She covered everything from why American moms never let t ...more
Nov 2017
Nov 10, 2014
 
White Gardenia
3.94
it was amazing
I loved this book - I finished all 580 pages in less than 4 days, and may regret staying up past 1 am when my kids wake up in a few hours! But the sag ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2013
 
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
4.22
it was amazing
Quick read, I really enjoyed the biography, and the insiders look at the Supreme Court.
Mar 09, 2018
not set
Mar 09, 2018
 
We Are Not Ourselves
3.70
really liked it
I listened to this one and believe I enjoyed it more as storytelling than I would have reading a paper copy. For me the main theme of this story, whic ...more
Nov 07, 2015
Nov 07, 2015
 
Three Stages of Amazement
3.17
liked it
This book was a bit hard for me to get through but not so much that I didn't want to finish it. I didn't deeply connect with any of the characters, wh ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2015
 
Adultery
3.03
it was amazing
I am reluctant to admit how deeply I connected with Linda, since so many readers seem to have written her off as shallow and petty. But, title of the ...more
Mar 28, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
 
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
4.30
it was amazing
This was really powerful, and put my complaints about my own life into perspective. I ended up sponsoring a young woman through Women For Women Intern ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life
3.39
really liked it
Loved this book - it was the third I've read in the past few months that focus on being a woman, mom, wife in today's world. I loved Lean In and Maxed ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
 
Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)
4.06
really liked it
My mother-in-law picked this up on a whim and really enjoyed it so passed it on to me. This is definitely a "guilty pleasure" book - no great philosop ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.08
it was amazing
This is probably my top pick read of the year - I was absolutely captivated, and simultaneously haunted, by the story. The political upheaval and reli ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
 
The Invention of Wings
4.23
it was amazing
I already love Sue Monk Kidd so no surprise that I loved this book. It is based on true characters - the Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina - who were ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
My Story
3.79
really liked it
Really interested in this story because I remember the whole thing happening, even neighbors going up to Salt Lake to help with the search when she wa ...more
May 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Red Tent
4.16
it was amazing
Probably the main reason I loved this book is that I found it fascinating learning how women lived thousands of years ago in the middle east....it's f ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
 
Hillary's Choice
3.41
really liked it
Whatever your views on hillary, she's led a very interesting life. I'm trying to read the biographies of the prominant/important white house contender ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Take Two Chocolates and Call Me in the Morning: 12 Semi-Practical Solutions for the Really Busy Woman
3.98
liked it
Cute book - easy, light, quick read. Not earth shattering but made me feel better about leaving my kitchen messy and laundry half done tonight to talk ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2014
 
We Were the Mulvaneys
3.70
liked it
I really liked the story - small time all-American family written off from the community when their daughter is raped by another student at the high s ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
3.82
really liked it
I feel like this should be required companion reading to Sandberg's Lean In. Read Lean In before you have kids. Read Maxed Out when you've had kid(s) ...more
Nov 10, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
 
The Pilot's Wife
3.51
really liked it
The story of the book is rather slow; the interesting part of it is the author's way of depicting a woman's grief - first when she finds out her husba ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
 
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
3.95
really liked it
I liked this book. Half of it really resonated with me, parts of it were quite different than my work experience, and parts of it had me fuming. Which ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
 
Amaryllis in Blueberry
3.19
really liked it
The story was far-fetched but once I got over that, I enjoyed getting to know the characters and trying to figure out what really happened (which I di ...more
not set
May 20, 2012
 
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
4.14
it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book - my favorite parenting read so far of everything I've encountered. Lots of practical applications for well-described prob ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
The Nix
4.10
it was amazing
I wouldn't have made it past the first 100 pages if this book hadn't received such high reviews, but once I got through the beginning I was hooked. I ...more
Dec 18, 2016
Dec 18, 2016
 
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
3.34
it was amazing
This was such a poignant coming of age story that it was almost haunting. I picked it because I love historical fiction but haven't read anything in t ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
 
Motherhood and Feminism: Seal Studies
3.81
really liked it
Contrary to the common conception that feminsim = liberal, this is actually not a liberal book and has nothing to do with feminism or making a point a ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
America's First Daughter
4.22
it was amazing
“In her time, Patsy was known as a conventional woman of perfect temper, but our research revealed her to be as complicated a heroine as any author co ...more
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 05, 2018
 
The Twentieth Wife (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
I am having good luck with books this month...finishing out the year with some good reads. :-) I loved this book, Mehrunissa's character development w ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
 
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
4.15
it was amazing
I loved this book - it was a "different" survival story in the sense that it follows one woman's almost unintentional survival. Several times she was ...more
Aug 22, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
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