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Fireproof
4.47
really liked it
When rating this book I’m not comparing it to other novels I’ve read. I found other novels to have much better stories and yet I gave them lower score ...more
Mar 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Ready Player One
4.31
really liked it
It's quite obvious that this book uses nostalgia as a means to bolster popularity. The excessive references to 1980's nerdy pop culture drive this boo ...more
Jun 07, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
 
Thinking?: Answering Life's Five Biggest Questions
4.08
really liked it
I came across this book when our Church decided to use it (and the accompanying video series) as part of our Small Group discussion. I've really enjoy ...more
Jan 24, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
In short, I have never appreciated the fantasy genre. The use of magic and spells by wizards and warlocks doesn't interest me. While this book is cons ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 04, 2011
 
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
3.96
really liked it
This book won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1970. Did the book deserve such an achievement? Yes. But if this book was written today I doubt it wo ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1)
3.97
it was ok
While the overall premise behind Ancillary Justice is rock solid, the delivery ultimately falls short.

I rarely found myself caring about the characte
...more
Nov 15, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
4.01
really liked it
I'm reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my kids and we decided to start with C.S. Lewis' prequel.

The book describes how Narnia was created, how evil e
...more
Aug 05, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
did not like it
**spoiler alert** All The Light We Cannot See - what a simply wonderful book title that led me to believe a beautiful story was wrapped in its very pa ...more
Jul 10, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
 
The Last Jihad (The Last Jihad, #1)
4.15
liked it
This book was highly recommended from my dad and is the first in a series of three. It’s a fictional representation of what could have happened if the ...more
May 2008
Mar 05, 2009
 
A Confusion of Princes
3.74
really liked it
A Confusion of Princes is an intriguing story taking place in an incredibly creative universe. The story is set thousands of years in the future and h ...more
Mar 2016
Sep 01, 2015
 
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
4.24
it was amazing
I found Creativity Inc to be one of my favorite books of 2014. I love learning how others pursued their dreams and turned them into realities. This bo ...more
Jun 2014
Jan 11, 2015
 
The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World
4.57
it was amazing
The Power of Positive Leadership is a fantastic read and I wholeheartedly recommend this book not only to leaders, but to anyone looking to better the ...more
Aug 21, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
 
The Tao of Pooh
4.01
really liked it
This book was very well written and did an excellent job integrating the characters of Pooh into a general outline of Taoism. While I do not believe T ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
 
Travels
3.94
liked it
Have you ever wanted to know more about Michael Crichton? I did – which is why I read this book. Travels is a well written book which chronicles the l ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 05, 2009
 
Planetary, Volume 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
4.21
liked it
This is the first comic I've ever read and therefore when I write this review I can only base my knowledge on opinion - not on any other comic written ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2009
 
The Four Pillars of Investing
4.18
really liked it
While the book is slightly dated - it was released right before the big 2006/8 crash - it contains many great pearls of wisdom for long-term investing ...more
Jul 10, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
 
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
4.25
really liked it
Smart Money Smart Kids takes the good ol' Dave Ramsey principles and applies them to raising children. Many of the ideas presented in this book will b ...more
Jan 09, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
 
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
4.10
it was amazing
Countdown to Zero Day was a well-written, fascinating read! Zetter, the author, was able to weave extremely technical real-world events into a well fo ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
 
Earth Unaware (The First Formic War, #1)
3.92
really liked it
Around the mid-point of this book I was tempted to put it back on the shelf and start something else. It would have received a big 2 stars from me.

Luc
...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
4.15
really liked it
To be completely honest I'm torn on this book. Crazy Love describes God in all his majesty, wisdom and eternity while asking the question: How are you ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 04, 2009
 
The Terror
4.01
liked it
I decided to read this book because I enjoy Dan Simmons and because I wanted to experience a horror book. Dan Simmons has a vivid writing style which ...more
May 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
did not like it
I do not understand how this book became a classic. Maybe at the time this book was written (1925) the story and character development were phenomenal ...more
Jul 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
The Martian
4.39
it was amazing
I want to be besties with Mark Watney.

I sincerely enjoyed reading this book and came away with a huge respect for the author, Andy Weir. He used a lev
...more
Aug 2015
Jan 12, 2015
 
Be the Dad She Needs You to Be: The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life
3.91
really liked it
I was delightfully engaged for the entirety of this book.

The author, Leman, offered many excellent points of advice that I have already found myself t
...more
Aug 20, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
Cryptonomicon
4.25
it was ok
I'm on page 731 of 1130 and I'm throwing in the towel. After 731 pages I have no idea where the author is going with this book - there seems to be no ...more
Mar 2009
Nov 13, 2008
 
Disclosure
3.76
really liked it
Michael Crichton is one of my favorite authors and he pulls through with this novel yet again. Disclosure was written in 1992 and deals primarily with ...more
Jul 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
really liked it
The Girl with all the Gifts is an interesting and fresh take on what some consider an over-saturated genre - ZOMBIES. There were enough new ideas and ...more
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 06, 2016
 
The Power of the Dog
4.36
it was amazing
The Power of the Dog takes you on a crazy rollercoaster ride through the heart of the Mexican drug empire and leaves you feeling like you've just read ...more
Dec 28, 2016
Mar 01, 2016
 
1984
4.14
it was amazing
This book can easily be one of the best books I have read in a long while. Orwell has created a masterpiece which combines excellent storytelling with ...more
Jun 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
4.31
liked it
The Legacy Journey had great pearls of wisdom but ultimately felt short and repetitive. Ramsey opens with what I felt was the most impactful and pract ...more
Apr 18, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
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