Amy B. (galhusker) - Reviews

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The American Heiress
The American Heiress
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 91
Review Date: 11/10/2014


Just OK. Had the makings of a great story but wasn't well developed and then wrapped up in an awkward, speed wrap up. Definitely interesting subject matter just a little disappointed in how it all came together.


Attachments
Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 12/31/2011


Very cute book. Doesn't hurt that it's set in Omaha and references some local stuff. Thought it was going to be too cutsey in the beginning, but I ended up really liking it. Fun, light, romantic book!


Await Your Reply
Await Your Reply
Author: Dan Chaon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 54
Review Date: 12/24/2011


Good book. Story about some lives that overlap. Features Nebraska throughout.


Babayaga: A Novel of Witches in Paris
Babayaga: A Novel of Witches in Paris
Author: Toby Barlow
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 2/16/2015


Not bad. About witches I post war Paris. Centers on love story between will and zoya. Would have liked more about owls, witches magic etc. Got a little old as it basically revolved around two or three story lines which didn't move very quickly.


Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 15)
Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 15)
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 456
Review Date: 11/5/2011
Helpful Score: 1


Not up to Patricia Cornwells normal high standards. Didn't hold together well and didn't seem to be consistent w other stories. Takes place in South Carolina.


Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4)
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3516
Review Date: 5/8/2011


Another good book by Stephanie Meyer. A fitting ending to the Twilight story!


Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro, Bk 2)
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro, Bk 2)
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 368
Review Date: 11/14/2010


No good. Boring and predictable. About a Mom and her daughter - coming of age story. Read for Back to the Book bookclub.


Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
Author: Stacy Schiff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 37
Review Date: 8/15/2012


Good - somewhat rambling at times, but I enjoyed it!


Dragon (Dirk Pitt, Bk 10)
Dragon (Dirk Pitt, Bk 10)
Author: Clive Cussler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 79
Review Date: 4/11/2011


I think this is the first Dirk Pitt adventure I've read. I really enjoyed it. It was about a nuclear attack Japan was planning against the US. Good, easy reading!


The Eleventh House Can't Last Forever
The Eleventh House Can't Last Forever
Author: Alison Johnson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/9/2011


Very interesting book. Truly a tragic story of how money can tear apart a family and become an obsession. Background and accounting of life in southwest Palisade was interesting and true to life. Worth reading.


The Forgotten Garden
The Forgotten Garden
Author: Kate Morton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 486
Review Date: 6/9/2014
Helpful Score: 2


Good book. Liked the history of black hurst castle in Cornwall England. As with so many well to do families there is great tragedy but also great beauty in this story.


Garden Spells
Garden Spells
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 365
Review Date: 9/16/2012


Would definitely read more from this author - very enjoyable!!


Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 96
Review Date: 8/6/2012


Well done psychological novel / thriller. Amazing Amy is pretty nuts, but this is an interesting story!


House Rules
House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 344
Review Date: 4/19/2011


I always think, not another Jodi Picoult, but you can't deny that her books are well written. This one covers the account of a couple of brothers, one with Asperger's and how it affects their family. Interesting look into the condition.


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2270
Review Date: 3/31/2012


Like millions of others, really liked this book!


Iceberg (Dirk Pitt, Bk 3)
Iceberg (Dirk Pitt, Bk 3)
Author: Clive Cussler
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 104
Review Date: 9/15/2011


Good stuff. Typical Dirk Pitt stuff. Interesting twist on the main character!


Killing Lincoln: The Assassination that Changed America Forever
Review Date: 3/31/2012
Helpful Score: 2


Really interesting book....starts off a little slow, but the actual story and surrounding circumstances around Lincoln's assassination was fascinating. Good stuff!


The Last Lecture
The Last Lecture
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow, Randy Pausch
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 594
Review Date: 11/2/2010


Life lessons from Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch. Some good ponderings!


The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt, Bk 2)
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt, Bk 2)
Author: Clive Cussler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 120
Review Date: 6/2/2011


Good standard Dirk Pitt adventure. Interesting twist on Mediterranen involvement in WWII. About a German commander who emerges years later and is a world-wide smuggler.


Nefertiti (Nefertiti, Bk 1)
Nefertiti (Nefertiti, Bk 1)
Author: Michelle Moran
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 109
Review Date: 9/15/2011


Loved this book. Great historical fictional story about King Tuts mother.


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