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On the Waterfront

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs

I picked up this book as it is related to my work and the title made me curious.  Being in the world of education, we constantly hear that our graduates … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment


July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Radiance of Tomorrow

I saw Radiance of Tomorrow in Chapters about a month ago and thought that it was the kind of book I should be reading.  Taking me out of the usual … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wharf (part II)

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment


I’ve been haunting my local library trying to find a free copy of Eleanor & Park, so when I spotted Fangirl, I snatched it up. I loved The Fault In … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment


July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fleet

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Emperor of All Maladies

We all have ‘that book’ or a bucket list of books we know we should and want to read, but they are too daunting to take on.  The Emperor of … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment


July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (25)

news from heaven - Jennifer Haigh (3 1/2)

The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer (4 1/2)*

The Amateur Marriage - Anne Tyler (4)*

419 - Will Ferguson (5)*

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion (4)*

Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon (4)

The English Girl - Daniel Silva (4)

The World to Come - Dara Horn (4)*

Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah (4)

Longbourn - Jo Baker (3 1/2)

Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick (4)

The Best Laid Plans - Terry Fallis (4 1/2)*

Abide With Me - Elizabeth Strout (3 1/2)

American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld (3)

Caught - Lisa Moore (4)*

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Shaffer & Barrows (4)*

Home - Marilynne Robinson (4)

Moon Shell Beach - Nancy Thayer (4)

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (4)

Cambridge - Susanna Kaysen (3)

The High Road - Terry Fallis (4 1/2)*

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell (4)*

Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese (4 1/2)*

The Radiance of Tomorrow - Ishmael Beah (4)

The House at Riverton (4)*

Non-Fiction (21)

A Nation Worth Ranting About - Rick Mercer*

Help Thanks Wow - Anne Lamott

The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver*

Don't Get Too Comfortable - David Rakoff

Wild - Cheryl Strayed

Lucky Man - Michael J. Fox

Stuff Christians Like - Jon Acuff

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand*

Right Side Up - Paul Wells

Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman*

Paris in Love - Eloisa James*

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

Jane Austen - Carol Shields*

Giving It Up - Maggie Dawn*

Faith Unraveled - Rachel Held Evans

The No Asshole Rule - Robert Sutton*

Confessions of a Community College Administrator - Matthew Reed

The Emperor of All Maladies - Siddhartha Mukherjee*

Strategic Market Research - Anne Beall

Why Good People Can't Get Jobs - Peter Cappelli

The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

* highly recommended


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