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The Forbidden Daughter
it was ok
Couldn't finish this book. I thought the plot was interesting enough, but the writing completely put me off. Isha is a typical Indian woman who has on ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
really liked it
4.5 stars. One of the best books in this series yet! Things are finally coming together and being revealed as Dan and Amy race around the world - this ...more
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
Carry On
liked it
Having enjoyed all the author's previous novels, especially Fangirl (which focuses on a girl who writes fan fiction about a popular magical series; th ...more
Oct 10, 2015
Sep 30, 2015
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
it was ok
I heard about this book through the FirstReads giveaways awhile back and put it on my to-read list. The title is great, the story sounded interesting, ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
The Truth About Forever
really liked it
Probably 3.5. This is the second book by Sarah Dessen that I've read, and I'm noticing a number of trends in her writing, all of which are quite distr ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Heat Rises (Nikki Heat, #3)
really liked it
I have no idea who's really writing these books, but the author sure does a great job making it sound as if the character of Richard Castle really is ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player
it was amazing
I loved this book and would definitely recommend it to others. The author has a great knack for making the characters believable, and the humor is spo ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
Catching Jordan
it was ok
Jordan Woods is the quarterback and captain of her high school football team, hoping to earn a full-ride football scholarship to college. Only thing i ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
it was amazing
This book was both fascinating and gripping, all about Polar exploration and, in particular, the voyage of the USS Jeannette in the late 19th century ...more
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
Lulu in Marrakech
it was ok
After reading this book, I fail to understand how the author has been nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. May ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
it was ok
2.5 stars. I wasn't sure if I'd finish this book, but I did, probably because the further I got in it, the more time I'd invested in the story and fig ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
it was ok
This book seems to have received a lot of good buzz and reviews, praising it for having a compulsive liar as a narrator, making her words and stories ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Magpie Murders
it was amazing
This is almost like two books in one. It's the story of a well-known mystery author, Alan Conway, who turns in a new manuscript in his "Atticus Pünd" ...more
Oct 31, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Rebels Rising (Rebel Mechanics, #3)
liked it
3.5 stars. This is the third book in the Rebel Mechanics series, an alternate history where the U.S. is still under British control and those in power ...more
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 11, 2017
For Today I Am a Boy
it was ok
This book had a fairly loose plot, but it's basically the story of Peter, the only boy in a Chinese American family. His father expects him to be a ma ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
it was amazing
Like so many others, I discovered this book when it was revealed that J.K. Rowling wrote it. I wish I'd found this before knowing who the author was, ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
The City of Devi
it was ok
It's the future, and much of India has disappeared through war. A bomb will be detonated in three days, so most of the people left are trying to flee. ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss
it was amazing
Jai Pausch, the wife of Randy Pausch who gave the speech and then wrote the book The Last Lecture about fulfilling childhood dreams, wrote this memoir ...more
Jun 06, 2012
May 14, 2012
Family Baggage
really liked it
4.5 stars. Another great read from Monica McInerney. I seriously wonder why she's not a more well-known author, at least not in the US. Her books are ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Secrets and Seductions (The Sweet Life #4)
it was amazing
My one complaint about this series is that the installments keep getting shorter and shorter! What's up with that? It's not like there wasn't room to ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
liked it
I'm sure I'm not the only one who picked up this book because it's being turned into a movie and I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie. Th ...more
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
The Underground Railroad
really liked it
Like so many others, I first heard of this book when Oprah announced it as her new book club pick, and although her picks have often been hit and miss ...more
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 21, 2016
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
really liked it
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, since it's based on a historical event (i.e., the disappearance of a New York j ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
And Then There Were None
really liked it
It's been ages since I "read" an audiobook, but with a long drive ahead of me, I decided to check this one out. It was great! The narrator did an exce ...more
Jul 28, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio
liked it
I'm not sure what to make of this book, as some parts were quite fascinating and others felt flat. This book covers a part of Rio de Janeiro that so m ...more
Jun 15, 2016
May 29, 2016
A Walk in the Woods
really liked it
I've heard so many rave reviews about Bill Bryson's writing and about this book in particular, so I'm happy to finally be able to say I've read someth ...more
Jan 11, 2017
Jan 07, 2017
Where The Streets Had A Name
it was amazing
4.5 stars. I received a free copy of this book through the First Reads program, and what a great book it was! Hayaat is a Muslim girl living in the We ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Nov 26, 2010
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, since it's based on the Veronica Mars TV show and continues that story (and those characters) in book for ...more
Aug 30, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
did not like it
This book had such potential but ultimately did not deliver. Its premise is both interesting and timely: everyone's future depends on passing a standa ...more
Jul 09, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
No One Is Here Except All of Us
really liked it
I received an advanced copy of this novel through the FirstReads program. The description of the book made me very eager to read it and gave me high h ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
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