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Sharp Objects
3.93
I'm not a thriller/mystery person--I just loved Gone Girl. This one was more genre. A lot of the harsher, grittier content elements were too much for ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 12, 2015
 
Othello
3.88
really liked it
Not a favourite of mine. The characters are good, but I'm just not overly fond of it... perhaps has something to do with the fact that I read it four ...more
May 28, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
The Taming of the Shrew (No Fear Shakespeare)
3.81
liked it
Relatively quick read, accelerated by the SparkNotes translation (which is indeed very helpful, though one should never go by it alone--it lacks so mu ...more
May 05, 2010
May 05, 2010
 
Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1)
3.73
it was amazing
There are so many things I love about this book--starting from the fact that the protagonist is an Indian-American teenage girl, continuing into the r ...more
Jan 04, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
 
Middlesex
3.99
really liked it
Wanted to give it five, stands as a strong 4 1/2--couldn't quite bring myself to add the last star. Something about a good half of Cal's narration of ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
Midnight in Austenland
3.51
really liked it
The prologue and first couple chapters are rough, but then you get sucked in. Fun, quick read--some mystery, some romance. Charlotte is wonderful, tho ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
The Realm of Possibility
3.94
it was amazing
It's beautiful, The Realm of Possiblity.

It's Charlotte, being a poet, writing on desks, on walls, on lockers--she doesn't have the answer, but she has
...more
Jun 06, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
3.85
really liked it
Oddly self-aware, true feminist (none of this "not like other girls" crap), sex-positive, check check check. Really fun read, and while obviously not ...more
May 16, 2015
May 15, 2015
 
Purgatorio: A New Verse Translation
4.02
it was amazing
Started two years ago, just after reading Inferno, in another translation... put it down. Came back to it in this translation a few months thereafter. ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Feb 02, 2012
 
Gone (Wake, #3)
3.72
really liked it
A bit like the missing link between lyrical Wake and plot-driven Fade, Gone proves that one can end off a trilogy in 214 pages. A quick read and a pag ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2009
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.20
**spoiler alert** I've got mixed feelings about this book--the whole dog thing bothered me at points (I'm thinking in particular of a few declarations ...more
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
 
Speak
4.01
really liked it
Four and a half stars.

I'll admit to having high expectations for this book. Perhaps higher than I should have. I've read too many good reviews, had t
...more
Apr 16, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Her Husband: Hughes and Plath - A Marriage
3.91
really liked it
So far as Plath biographies go, this is a pretty good one--there are a few distinct pieces that I think are either iffy or total crap (like, I read th ...more
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 06, 2015
 
Elsewhere
3.91
liked it
Liz Hall doesn't want to be dead. Her last words were "Um", for goodness' sake! She had a life down on Earth. Not a great one, but she had a best frie ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Going Bovine
3.65
it was amazing
Ho-hum-ho. Clearly the stars had aligned when I was in the Half-Price on Anderson (which, by the way, I hate for various reasons), and I saw--THE BOOK ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
3.99
it was amazing
Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a package on his doorstep without a return address. He opens it, and finds seven tapes. The special thing about ...more
Jun 22, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
it was amazing
It's noon, and I'm sitting in Latin reading with Wallflower in my lap, only looking up every few minutes to see if I'm supposed to be translating/BS-i ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
With the touch of a hand, a worker can make you the luckiest man alive, or they can kill you in less than a second. They could make you sleepwalk, or ...more
Aug 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.72
really liked it
Pretty darn good book, overall.

I'll start with what I disliked the book (that being the shorter list):
1. The excessive swearing. Yes, yes, I know the
...more
Jun 08, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
Impulse (Impulse, #1)
4.28
it was amazing
Keep in mind, this is Ellen Hopkins. This is not going to be a pretty faerie tale for everyone, including the faint of heart. Even if you're mocking m ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.95
really liked it
Seventeen-year-old Mia loves her life. She lives for her cello, her friends and her family. She might even have a shot at Juilliard. Sure, her life's ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
 
Cut
3.76
really liked it
High three and a half.

Callie doesn't talk. She used to cut herself, but she can't here at Sick Minds (a.k.a. Sea Pines, a "residential treatment facil
...more
Jul 17, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)
4.14
really liked it
Ever since Katrina Bishop re-entered the crime scene with the Henley job, she's been a notably uncommon criminal. Stealing art from around the world a ...more
May 29, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
 
Crank (Crank, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
Kristina Snow is smart, she's sweet, and she stays out of trouble. There's just one thing she wants, and that's to visit her father. But in his compan ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
Girl at Sea
3.71
really liked it
I keep wavering between four and five stars. I think the five may stick.

Six years ago, Clio and her father made a board game, and then they got rich.
...more
Jul 12, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
You
3.46
really liked it
Your name is Kyle. You're fifteen years old. You're really smart, but you didn't push yourself to get into the smart school so now you're stuck. It's ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
 
Born Confused (Born Confused #1)
3.80
really liked it
Dimple Lala is seventeen years old and Indian. And American. And severely confused.
First, there's Gwyn, Dimple's very best friend since forever. She's
...more
Jul 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
I have largely given up on putting ratings on books. Apparently it is at once fashionable to like and dislike Dave Eggers. Okay. I confess that I did ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
 
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
3.44
really liked it
That's right, the dynamic duo are back--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan are at it again.

This time, the book encompasses more than a single night. This
...more
Jul 04, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
Wide Awake
3.71
really liked it
Highly entertaining, fast-paced novel weaving one part politics, one part "the future", and one part teen love story.

Incredibly enjoyable read. The fu
...more
Jun 05, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
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