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The Sympathizer
4.00
it was amazing
Well, hot damn. I wouldn't say this is a perfect book but I found it so powerful I couldn't give it anything other than 5 stars. This is the kind of b ...more
Jun 02, 2016
Oct 23, 2015
 
Our Souls at Night
3.96
it was amazing
I read this book twice in six months and loved it equally each time through. It is short and sweet, with simple language and few characters. It tells ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Oct 23, 2015
 
Half of a Yellow Sun
4.28
really liked it
This was the second book of Adichie's I've read, the other being Americanah. Though Americanah felt richer and more fully developed to me, I was incre ...more
May 07, 2016
Oct 23, 2015
 
Sweet Caress
3.94
really liked it
My dad gave me this book a few months ago so I didn't really know much about it going in other than that it would probably be good. Overall, I found i ...more
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
 
The Blind Assassin
3.95
really liked it
I almost gave this 3 stars instead of 4 but decided to give it a little boost just because it grew on me towards the end. After all the hype surroundi ...more
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
Ready Player One
4.31
it was amazing
This book is 4.5 stars for me but I'm feeling generous so bumped it up to 5 instead of down to 4. It's not the best written book but I found it highly ...more
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
 
The Luminaries
3.70
it was amazing
What a wonderful book. Catton takes us to gold rush era New Zealand (or at least what I'm calling its gold rush era), specifically to the south island ...more
Apr 04, 2016
Sep 02, 2014
 
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
4.23
really liked it
I've come to really enjoy Lindy West after first hearing her tell a story on an episode of This American Life about internet trolls. She has a distinc ...more
Jun 16, 2016
May 10, 2016
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
it was amazing
If I hadn't had so many papers and presentations to work on, I would have stayed at home all day and finished this book. This book has a kickin' perso ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
4.04
really liked it
Out of all the books I had to read for my Negotiations and Mediation class, I enjoyed this one the most. It is an easy, quick, and clear read that app ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
did not like it
If I could have given this book negative stars, I would have. This is, without a doubt, the worst book I have read in the last several years. How anyo ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2010
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.77
liked it
What a *neat* little book (chortle chortle). Now that I've finished this book, I feel both inspired to start tidying right away and daunted at the pro ...more
Jan 12, 2016
Jan 08, 2016
 
Dark Places
3.92
liked it
I've been in the mood for some mindless thrillers and murder mysteries recently so decided to try out another Gillian Flynn book (the other one I've r ...more
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
 
America America
3.65
it was ok
When will authors quit using "America" in any title they're too lazy to actually put effort into? I would have given this book 2.5 stars, but half sta ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
White Teeth
3.75
it was ok
The first section of this book was a lot of fun. The characters had personality, the story was ridiculous enough to be entertaining, and Smith shows t ...more
not set
Dec 03, 2009
 
Orient
3.49
really liked it
This was another book given to me by my dad so the only thing I knew about it beforehand was that it was a literary mystery. After having read a few s ...more
Jun 21, 2016
Jun 15, 2016
 
The White Tiger
3.71
it was ok
The story of this book was interesting enough but the writing just wasn't great. A quick read for the Tube but not necessarily worthy of all the prais ...more
Jul 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
4.21
liked it
I don't know how to feel about this book. On the one hand, Rowling clearly spent a lot of time developing this mystery and really tried pushing it to ...more
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
 
The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels #2)
4.37
it was amazing
My relationship with the Neapolitan Novels is complicated, though it's becoming less so. I listened to My Brilliant Friend on audiobook for a group re ...more
Jan 08, 2016
Aug 14, 2015
 
Great Expectations
3.75
really liked it
I cannot really explain my shock at having loved this book as much as I did. Although I was always somewhat enchanted by the story, I never got around ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
The Great Fire
3.42
liked it
Enjoyed it overall, although I was ready to toss it aside before making it through the first 40 or so pages. The story surrounding Aldred Leith and th ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
Tree of Smoke
3.57
liked it
Although I did enjoy this book, it took me a long time to get through. I'm also not entirely sure if I completely understood what on earth had happene ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
3.84
liked it
Overall, this book was delightful to read - it's sweet and even a bit cute. Montgomery clearly fell in love with the octopus and was excited to share ...more
Jan 2016
Oct 14, 2015
 
Beatrice and Virgil
3.13
it was ok
The Good: Yann Martel is a wonderful writer and he could probably transform the most dull activity into something fun to read. Although I didn't care ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Fortune Smiles
4.02
really liked it
After reading The Orphan Master's Son last year and this collection of short stories a couple months ago, I can safely say that I will rush to read an ...more
Apr 16, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
 
The Secret Chord
3.55
liked it
This book was fine - not terrible but not great either. The book follows the story of David, as told by his advisor/soothsayer Natan. The first half t ...more
Jan 07, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
I jumped on the Freakonomics bandwagon several years later than everyone else. To be fair, I used to shy away from anything that sounded even remotely ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2008
 
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
3.95
liked it
Bill Bryson's stuff is always entertaining and this book was no exception. Although I already knew most of the basic linguistics he touched on, what h ...more
Oct 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
it was ok
I give Twilight two stars instead of one because it made me laugh more than almost any other book I have read in recent years. Good literature it cert ...more
Apr 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
it was ok
**Spoilers (just a little)

This book gets two stars because it was slightly better than New Moon or Eclipse. What I found so humorous in Twilight is ba
...more
May 2009
Dec 03, 2009
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