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Harvesting the Heart
As much as I like jodi Picoult books, this definitely wasn't one of my favorites. It probably was my least favorite of all of her books. I did love he...more
Dec 07, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
The Good Father
Diane Chamberlain has become one of my favorite authors, and perhaps the biggest reason why is her ability to draw in readers and connect them with he...more
Sep 02, 2013
Sep 02, 2013
WOW! WOW! WOW! When I was browsing through the shelves at Barnes & Noble and saw that Christopher Pike had written an adult novel, I was thrilled!...more
Mar 16, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
Prodigal Summer
Calling all nature lovers! I really loved this book and think that if anyone loves summer and living things and plants and animals and learning about...more
Sep 21, 2008
Jul 06, 2008
The King of Torts
I love a good Grisham book, especially when I haven't read one in awhile. This is the story of Clay Carter, a young lawyer in Washington DC, working f...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
The House Girl
Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and books like "The House Girl" make me want to read more. The story alternates between present day (...more
Mar 21, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
Guilty Wives
I'm not sure if this really qualifies as a "mystery", but if I was wrongly accused of murdering someone, and desperately trying to figure out who comm...more
May 30, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
As Simple As It Seems
I read this book after attending an author visit by Sarah Weeks. Weeks writes novels for school aged children, but also writes for kids as young as pr...more
Apr 26, 2014
May 31, 2014
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
This book follows newly retired Harold Fry, as he sets off to deliver a letter to a friend who is dying of cancer. On his way to the mailbox, he spont...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
A Dog's Purpose
Kirkus Reviews calls this book, "Marley & Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie"-- and I can totally understand why.

I picked this book up on a wh...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Heart of the Matter
I love Emily Giffin's easy, quick books--they are just perfect for summer reading. "Heart of the Matter" takes place in Boston and follows the life of...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
The Midwife's Confession
**spoiler alert** Well, I think I have found a new favorite author. I love how Diane Chamberlain hooks you immediately, and forces you to keep reading...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Love the One You're With
Although I love most of Emily Giffin's books, this was not my favorite. As I started reading it, I had the distinct feeling that I had read it before-...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
While Anita Shreve is usually an author I can count on, I was not a fan of this book. Part of it may have been that I listened to this book on CD and...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
**spoiler alert** Four or Five stars?! I can't decide but I"m giving it five because of my feeling after putting it down. Had you asked me two days ag...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers
I'm not exactly sure what prompted me to pick up this book while I was at Target the other day, but I'm really glad I did. Those who know me, know tha...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
Nine Dragons
**spoiler alert** I listened to this book on CD and found it really interesting. It's only the 2nd book I've ready by Michael Connelly, but I think I'...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope, and repair
I love Anne Lamott.

I recently heard Lamott interviewed about this new book and was intrigued. This little book is a quick and easy read and she talks...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17)
Oh Janet, I REALLY wanted to like this book! But, well, it's just more of the same old thing. I used to love Stephanie, Joe, Ranger, and Lula, but now...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Thirteen Reasons Why
I stumbled across this book while listening to an interview with the author, Jay Asher. I had recently been given a CD with several different books ad...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
I remember trying to read this book when I was in fourth grade and just couldn't get into it. I always wondered what all the fuss was about--and have...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15)
By now, it is kind of a tradition that Mason & I listen to a Janet Evanovich book on the long ride to the cottage. So, this winter was no differen...more
Mar 20, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
**spoiler alert** Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Although I was skeptical, I ended up enjoying the first book and the s...more
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage
After experiencing my second consecutive miscarriage, I was grasping for any kind of explanation or answer to why this could have happened to me twice...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Remember Me?
I've never read any of Sophie Kinsella's books but know that Liz enjoys the shopaholic series so I figured that it had to be okay. I was surprised by...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
I love Michelle Obama and I love gardening so when I saw this book at the library, I was excited to pick it up and look though it. I honestly didn't k...more
Jun 08, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Light on Snow
I grabbed this book from the library right before we left to see my parents over Christmas. Honestly, it only caught my attention because of the title...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
The Christmas Wish
**spoiler alert** I picked up this book because I was in the mood to read a holiday novel. I breezed through this book and enjoyed it for the most par...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Promise Me
**spoiler alert** I always try to read a Christmas book during the month of December so picked this up when I was at the library. Honestly, I wasn't t...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 03, 2012
The story begins on and around the campus of a small private Vermont private school as the headmaster has just been given a copy of a sex-tape that wa...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
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