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Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
Don't Even Think About it isn't a book about the science behind climate change; it's a book about why people don't believe the science behind climate ...more
Feb 15, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
This Old World: A Novel of Utopian Dreams and Civil War
This Old World is the second book in the Slant of Light series and starts after the Civil War has ended. With almost all their men having been at war, ...more
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
Becoming Ellen
***This review has spoilers for Invisible Ellen but not for Becoming Ellen***

Becoming Ellen is the sequel to Invisible Ellen. I highly recommend readi
Jun 20, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
A Circle of Wives
I chose this book because it got an A- review in Entertainment Weekly and involves polygamy. Perfect combo for me! This book is different from the oth ...more
Aug 2014
Jul 30, 2014
After reading all the glowing reviews of Maine when it first came out a couple of years ago, I finally got around to reading (listening to) it. I'm so ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
Counting by 7s
This is the first middle-grade book I've read that was so compelling I couldn't put it down. My boys were also enthralled with it and they both gave i ...more
Apr 26, 2015
Apr 28, 2015
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges
Jen Mann has a popular blog which is also named People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She rails against stuck up suburban super moms on her blog and t ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
This review will have spoilers for the first book, Divergent but not for this book.

This book finds Tris dealing with the emotional aftermath of mortal
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
I highly recommend listening to the audio version of this book. NPH reads it himself and that makes it all the funnier and more personal. It's almost ...more
Apr 2015
Mar 26, 2015
Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
I'll admit I was skeptical that the fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk could be expanded into a full length book. Turns out, I had nothing to worry ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
Tina Fey's memoir is seriously funny. It's essays about various events and times in her life, not a linear biography. Some dirt is dished, which you k ...more
May 02, 2015
May 05, 2015
Timelines of Science
This book is packed with information. It has colorful photographs and charts throughout that make it much more interesting to read than if was just na ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Jesus Land
I chose this book because my own family is transracial - my husband, my two boys and I are white and my daughter is African American. Because of that, ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
Big Little Lies
Madeline, Celeste and Jane are all moms of children starting kindergarten at Pirriwee Public School. Madeline is a flamboyant, flighty mom with no fil ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 14, 2015
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
As one should do with all David Sedaris books, I listened to this on audio. David reads his books himself and his wonderfully dry delivery adds even m ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 13, 2015
The Vacationers
This book is the perfect summer read. And by that, I don't mean that it's fluffy or mindless. I mean that it's so utterly absorbing that you won't be ...more
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
I feel funny about reviewing A Wrinkle In Time because everyone but me has probably already read it and has formed their own opinion on it. So instead ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
The Bees
Do you have reader friends who give you book recommendations that just up your alley? One of my go-to friends for book recommendations is Kelly. I lov ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
Vanessa and Her Sister
4.5 stars - Vanessa and her Sister is an epistolary novel told mainly through Vanessa's diary entries but also through letters and telegrams between v ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep is the story of Christine, a woman who has both anterograde amnesia, which is the ability to create new memories and retrograde a ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
Dark Lover is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of vampire warriors whose job is defendin ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)
I thought this book was a great offering in the wide, wide world of YA dystopian fiction. One thing that made it unique in terms of the dystopian YA b ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain explores the differences between introverts and extroverts and how th ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
The theme of this book can be summed up thusly: Treat your children like human beings. Sounds simple in theory but if you have kids, you know it's not ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Jan 02, 2014
Legend (Legend, #1)
In a future dystopian world, the United States is divided into the Republic and the Colonies. The Republic has been at war with the Colonies for years ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
No Land's Man
Aasif Mandvi is probably most familiar to you as the Senior Muslim Correspondent on the Daily Show. At least that's how he was most familiar to me. In ...more
Nov 30, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
Uglies is a dystopian YA science ficiton novel set several hundred years in the future. The Rusties (us) have destroyed themselves. Now society is div ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 23, 2010
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)
This book was not at all what I expected it to be, yet I enjoyed it immensely. I thought it would be a lot creepier and more gothic. It was actually m ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
I just love a good Southern novel and The Homecoming of Samuel Lake certainly qualifies as one. It's set in the 1950s, a simpler time. I really liked ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Weird Sisters
The three Andreas sisters have all come back to the small town they grew up in and moved back in with their parents under the pretense of helping thei ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 03, 2011