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The Interestings
I loved this book. If you have any sort of nostalgia associated with summer camp attended during your teenage years, I don't know how you could read t ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
A Christmas present from Megan...I was really excited to read this because it is the story of the oldest Walsh sister.

The very day she gives birth to
Jan 2008
Jan 10, 2008
A Summer to Die
This book has stuck with me for so long, and I remember reading it in my mom's car, with The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" playing in the background. T ...more
May 1992
Jun 15, 2007
The New Countess (Love & Inheritance Trilogy, #3)
I'm starting this out with a mini rant. The summary on the inside cover was so blatantly wrong, it's offensive. The entire book takes place in 1905-06 ...more
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
I had the steel myself to read this one, which has been on my to-read list for years. I, like so many other people out there, have lost someone to add ...more
Oct 11, 2012
Feb 28, 2008
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (Elmwood Springs, #1)
Another great book by Fannie Flagg. My dad actually suggested I read this since he had enjoyed it and one of the main characters is involved in the br ...more
Jun 1998
May 30, 2007
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Although not part of the Elmwood Springs series, this story follows Dena Nordstrom's college roommate and friend Sookie, and Dena makes several appear ...more
May 21, 2014
May 10, 2014
The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey
A really great look at Native American history from the perspective of four generations of Dull Knifes. This made me realize how much I don't know abo ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 27, 2008
Grand Opening
First book I have read by this author, and I plan to read more of his works. I really enjoy books set in early-to-mid 20th century small town America, ...more
Mar 2007
May 29, 2007
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Wow. I've had this one on my radar for quite some time. I just wasn't sure what to expect and I really disliked the only other 9/11 novel I've read (J ...more
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
Welcome To Shirley
I read this as the result of a book swap at work. It turns out that the girl who brought it in actually is from the area. I thought McMasters did a ni ...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I had heard about this book for a while, and found the cover intriguing, but it wasn't until I actually picked it up to read that I knew what it was a ...more
Mar 2007
May 29, 2007
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay
A beautiful collection showcasing all varieties of public libraries across the United States. The theme of the book is the danger of losing these prec ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
One Day
I really didn't have plans to read this. The hype over the movie (and then the book) was a little over the top, and I have actually been much more int ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
The Wonderful Demise of Benjamin Arnold Guppy
I'm sad to say, this one disappointed me. I picked it up because I entered to win its sequel in the Goodreads Firstreads giveaway section (I feel awfu ...more
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc
I love this book! If you like books with strong female characters, twists that you weren't expecting, and books that reflect to the past, I think you ...more
Oct 2002
May 29, 2007
Looking for Peyton Place
I can't remember what made me want to read Peyton Place, but I thought would be an interesting read after enjoying its namesake. Not the case; the nar ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 24, 2008
Incredible Stories: World Mysteries Explained
When I was a young kid, one of my very favorite TV shows was Unsolved Mysteries. I still find unexplained stories and mysteries fascinating - I don't ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
One of the most difficult books I have read, but I could not put it down. I don't know if I was more amazed that someone could actually have lived thi ...more
Apr 2002
Jun 02, 2007
Handle with Care
I was warned by more than one person that although this was good, it wasn't as gripping as some of Picoult's others. But I have to say that I think it ...more
May 13, 2010
May 02, 2010
In Stitches
I came across this book when I saw that the author was doing a talk at our local library. Unfortunately there were no more spaces left, because after ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Everyone Poops
Funny book...and it's true! I think I first encountered this at my sister's house and had to pretend for my nephew's sake that I was more mature than ...more
Jun 08, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
Breakfast at Tiffany's
I wasn't planning on reading this. My mother-in-law had it on her bookself and after some perusing for a quick read, I ended up with this. Perfect for ...more
Jul 27, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
A Week in December
The synopsis of this book implies that it follows the lives of seven people, but in reality it's many more than that. Although I liked glimpsing into ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
Pearl Of China
Waiting for a flight at Zurich airport, Jack and I had 16 Swiss Francs we needed to spend when we happened upon an English-language book section. What ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
I continue to be impressed and enchanted by the writing and illustrations of Satrapi.
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories
This was a borrowed book from Jack's mom (or "mum"). We bookworms are everywhere!
Oct 2007
Oct 26, 2007
Beatrix Potter And Hill Top:An illustrated souvenir: Cumbria
Hill Top Farm, where Beatrix Potter spent much of her later years, is one of those places that fully lives up to the picture you create in your head b ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
The Only Best Place (Leslie & Terra #1)
Sometimes I will pick a book completely at random at the library in the hope that I will find a gem I never would have found otherwise. This one happe ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
House Rules
I think this is one of my favorite Jodi Picoults to date. I came into it a bit ignorantly, because I wasn't expecting someone with Asperger's Syndrome ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
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