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Gone Girl
**spoiler alert** SPOILER-ISH REVIEW

I would have given it 4.5 stars if I could. Mostly because I didn't especially like any of the characters. There w...more
Oct 05, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
Harold and the Purple Crayon, 2.0
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
I lost count long ago how many times I have helped kids find these books while working at the library. I decided it was time to figure out what the fu...more
Apr 08, 2013
May 04, 2013
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Ha. I laughed and laughed so very many times, to the point of feeling self-conscious about it. Also, this book almost got me stabbed, in a bad way. I...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti
I saw this book recommended somewhere online, and . . . ugh.

The basic premise was fine. Men like to focus on one thing at a time, in women's lives eve...more
not set
May 24, 2013
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
Third read-aloud of the summer, and the first that lived up to my childhood memories/expectations.
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
I should have written a review for this book before my book club discussed it, because now my thoughts are all jumbled up with the conversation. It wa...more
Jan 19, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Requiem (Delirium, #3)
**spoiler alert** Spoilers!

A strong finish for the series. I know some people won't be happy that the ending wasn't all wrapped up with a bow, but I t...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat, #4)
This book series and the TV show have completely melded in my mind. It felt like reading a more detailed version of the TV show. Which was entertainin...more
Dec 21, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
More like 50 Shades of Twilight. Plus sex.

I saw an interview with the author somewhere, and she mentioned she started her writing as Twilight fan fict...more
Jan 14, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
This book had a different flavor than the first, less exploration of Lena's community and culture, more action. But, I liked it all the same. And even...more
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
I've thought about reading this book for awhile. Because people seem to be so crazy for it. But then, that's also the reason I haven't read it. Becaus...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
Satisfying, and yet completely unsatisfying. Argh. Can I have the second book now, pleeeeeeze?

I knew it would be like this. Just One Day is the first...more
Dec 25, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
Safe Haven
So, last week I saw the second half of a movie trailer. On mute. And when it was over I was thinking, “Ohmygosh! I, like, totally want to see that mov...more
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
I love finding a trilogy that I have somehow (how?!) missed until it's completely written.

I listened to the audio book, which was excellent. It threw...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
Holy name dropper. The author came across a bunch of famous people in his life, many of them writers. Gill found a way to work his encounters with the...more
Jan 30, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Llama Llama Misses Mama
This is a book I picked up on a whim with several others at the library one day, and was so pleasantly surprised when Hinton and I read it at home. (A...more
not set
Jun 02, 2011
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
I've seen and enjoyed Juno. What I was expecting was a quirky and sometimes funny story about being a stripper. What I was left with was the realizati...more
Jun 13, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
3.5 stars

Borrowed description: Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is place...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
So . . . it was great to revisit Bridget. She is just as much fun at 51 as she was as a singleton in her 30s. Trying to figure out Twitter (something...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
Fly Away Home
This is the story of how a mother and her two daughters deal the the fallout after their New York Senator husband/father is exposed in a sex scandal.

Mar 05, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Every Day (Every Day #1)
I only come across a couple books every year that really feel different from everything else I've ever read. This was one of those books.

It follows th...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Three Days
Picture this: an eleven-year-old girl is on a business trip with her father in Italy. One night they are driving to their hotel room when he has a hea...more
Apr 10, 2013
May 04, 2013
Sundays at Tiffany's
This was recommended (and loaned to me) by a friend. If you are one of the many fans of Nicholas Sparks you would probably enjoy this book; it was wri...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
The Forgotten Garden
I liked this book overall. It is a family saga combined with a bit of mystery that jumps around among three different storylines/generations, set in b...more
Oct 2012
Nov 16, 2012
I know this sounds contradictory, but:
I liked that this book was about a subject I knew very little about. But, because it was about a subject new to...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
The Casual Vacancy
This book is the epitome of the saying that you don't know what goes on behind closed doors, in a relationship, a marriage, a family. The story follow...more
Apr 08, 2013
May 04, 2013
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
It may sound cheesy to anyone who hasn't read the series, but I loved these books. I can't believe there's a fifth one. Cannot wait to get my hands on...more
Aug 15, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The best book I've read in a long time. It has my very favorite quality in a book - in that it is unlike anything I've read before. I finished it abou...more
Jul 18, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
I loved this book. (Sequel to If I Stay.)

This kind of includes a spoiler for the first book - so if you haven't read that yet, do it! Trust me. Then...more
Jan 23, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
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