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Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys)
This book had me at the "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A." I'm a sucker for "It's this meets this!" if the two "this"es are books or m ...more
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Dec 14, 2014
The Summer of Letting Go
I know you've all heard me speak of The Pull of Gravity over and over again, and how much I love it and how perfect it is. Hopefully I've already gott ...more
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Feb 21, 2013
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
I am a huge fan of Anne Lamott. There are a ton of reasons for this, but they can generally be boiled down to this: she makes me want to be a better p ...more
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Nov 10, 2014
If you read the synopsis for this, you're probably thinking that it sounds like an After School Special, right? Or like a cheesy Lifetime movie, one t ...more
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Sep 29, 2014
The Prisoner of Heaven
The Shadow of the Wind is my favorite novel ever, and so when I learned there would be a companion novel, I could have cried. And then when I found ou ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Shine Shine Shine
This is such a strange book. It's incredibly ambitious, one that has been well-reviewed and one that I didn't connect with at all.

I love the idea behi
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Hell House
I don't like Richard Matheson very much. I Am Legend was entertaining enough and quite scary in parts, but Hell House was just weird. And based mostly ...more
Feb 02, 2009
May 10, 2010
The Memory Child
This review is going to be fairly vague so as to avoid any sport of spoiler.

I had read Steena Holmes before (her Finding Emma and Emma's Secret duolog
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Mar 07, 2014
Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies
I go back and forth with how I feel about Dave's social experiment. Basically, he started to view Facebook almost as performance art and he began to h ...more
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Aug 12, 2013
The Kept
It's best to go into this book knowing as little as possible. The summary listed is probably the absolute most you should be aware of. And, of course, ...more
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Nov 22, 2013
The Stranger
First a word of warning: do not start this book at night or when you might be starting to get hungry any time soon. I didn't heed either of those warn ...more
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 27, 2015
The Truth About Us
I haven't read very many books by Janet Gurtler, which is both good (I have a backlist to read! YAY!) and bad (How have I not read them all by now? WH ...more
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
Critical Mass (V.I. Warshawski, #16)

I feel like every time we talk about Sara Paretsky and VI Warshawski, I mention that this is one of my favorite series ever, and that both Paretsky an
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The Merciless
I thought I was prepared for this book. Yes, I had been warned that it's a brutal, violent, upsetting book. But, much like I did heading into Tampa, I ...more
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Apr 27, 2014
Eleanor & Park
I apologize in advance; this may literally be my gushiest review ever.

I seriously can't even talk about this book. I was pretty sure I was going to lo
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
The Sandcastle Girls
Chris Bohjalian is one of my must-read authors. The first book I read of his was Midwives and I enjoyed it so much, I read all of his others in probab ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
Where They Found Her
I absolutely loved Reconstructing Amelia and was so excited to get a chance to read this one early. My expectations were really high, as well, and I c ...more
Mar 20, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
One Breath Away
This is my second book by Heather Gudenkauf (I still need to read her first novel) and this one is just phenomenal. I think it's hard to balance multi ...more
Jun 2012
May 30, 2012
The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, #8)
He and I are thisclose to breaking up. I'm going to give the next Alex Cross book another try and if that isn't fantastic, Patterson and I are done.

Apr 30, 2009
May 10, 2010
The Meryl Streep Movie Club
This is told from multiple narrators. Isabel (whose husband has just had an affair), her sister June (single and raising a child on her own) and their ...more
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Apr 30, 2012
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
This was such an incredibly powerful book, one that I think everyone should read. It's definitely aimed more at the specific "Gay Christian" niche, bu ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1)
I went into this novel totally blind. I knew that Lauren Kate loved it and that Elizabeth Miles and Lauren Oliver are friends and that the cover was g ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren, #7)
This book is ridiculously creepy. (This is not surprising, given that it's a Lisa Gardner book, but it's worth noting.)

I love so many things about Lis
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Nov 21, 2013
The Game of Love and Death
If you have ever listened to me about a book, listen to me about this one. It's easily one of the best books I've ever read.

Justina Chen compared it
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
My Heart and Other Black Holes
Oh, this book. First off, I love everything about it. I love Aysel and Roman (together and separately), and I love their families and I love how Aysel ...more
Jan 21, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
This book is completely insane and I mean that in the best possible way. Like most good suspense/thriller novels, this is not one to begin at night. I ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Return to Me
This is the second book of Justina Chen's that I've read (the other being North of Beautiful, which I absolutely loved) and I was a little nervous and ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
The Invention of Wings
I absolutely adored this book. I had heard of Sarah Grimke, but didn't know much about her life (besides the fact that she and her younger sister were ...more
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Jan 07, 2014
A Walk Across the Sun
Two teenage sisters (Ahalya, 17, and Sita, 15) are orphaned after a tsunami hits their Indian town. The sisters try to head back to school but are kid ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Rivals and Retribution (13 to Life, #5)
I enjoyed the first four books in this series, but for some reason, this book was very hard to get through. It almost felt like Shannon Delany just wa ...more
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Jul 30, 2012
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