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The Cherry Cola Book Club (A Cherry Cola Book Club #1)
2.89
Entertaining light read. Young librarian, members of a book club, and their neighbors in a small Mississippi town unite and bond as they fight to save ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 29, 2013
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
Read this one AFTER seeing the movie. The movie was a fast-paced action affair, entertaining as such things go, with zombies much faster-paced than we ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux, #20)
3.98
Wish we could give 1/2 stars in our book ratings: would have given this latest Dave Robicheaux a 3 and 1/2, in part due to my attachment to the charac ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
Deception (Alex Delaware, #25)
3.95
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis are back and this time a murder investigation leads them to a prestigious prep school. Another suspenseful read from Ke ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2010
 
Buried Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #2)
4.04
This is the second entry (after "Them Bones") in "A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta" series featuring eccentric southern belle and budding PI Sarah ...more
not set
Jan 31, 2010
 
No Way Back
3.79
Vulnerable following a big argument with her husband of 10 years, and disappointed when the girlfriend who was to meet her is a no-show, Wendy Gould s ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 13, 2013
 
I Travel by Night
3.83
His business card reads:
Trevor Lawson
Hotel Sanctuaire, New Orleans
All Matters Handled
I Travel By Night
He is Trevor Lawson--gentleman, gunman-for-h
...more
Aug 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Grift Sense (Tony Valentine #1)
3.87
Have enjoyed other books by Swain, a real-life gambling expert and magician. This one is the first in a series which features Tony Valentine, a retire ...more
not set
Jan 31, 2010
 
Dead Scared (Lacey Flint, #2)
4.04
Just discovered this award-winning British author and found her latest to be a don't-want-to-put-it-down read. DC Lacey Flint is sent undercover at Ca ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 13, 2013
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
The book is read; now I'm ready to see the movie! Hope they've done a good job of bringing the story to the screen, because Card writes well-above-ave ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
The Help
4.44
Couldn't put it down...literally...stayed up till 4 a.m. to finish it! What a voice Stockett has: her characters and their stories capture you and dra ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2010
 
Austenland (Austenland, #1)
3.50
Have read several of Hale's well-written folklore-based YA fantasies and enjoyed them. This novel is coming out on film, so I'm now prepared for the m ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Locked In
3.81
Muller has still got it! Sharon McCone is back, but she's the victim of "locked in" syndrome after being shot in the head by an unknown assailant. All ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2010
 
The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1)
3.76
Good vs. Evil, physics and fantasy: The Gates (of Hell are about to open...want to peek?) is a departure from the usual Connolly, and it's a delightfu ...more
not set
Mar 15, 2010
 
The Witch Doctor's Wife (Amanda Brown #1)
3.52
Set in Belgian Congo in the 1950's (prior to independence), this interesting story follows what happens when a valuable uncut diamond is discovered by ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2010
 
A Year Down Yonder (A Long Way from Chicago, #2)
4.09
This is a delightful Newbery-medal-winning YA novel. Fifteen-year-old Chicago girl Mary Alice is facing an entire year with her Grandma Dowdel in her ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2010
 
Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island
3.50
I'm usually disappointed in "prequels" to classic novels, but this well-written, intriguing book is an exception. There is to be a sequel to this one ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2009
 
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency #12)
4.04
This was actually an accidentally-begun-but-carried-through-to-the-finish RE-read of an entry in one of my favorite mystery series. McCall Smith alway ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.94
This 2010 Newbery Honor Book was an entertaining read, proving once again that children's books aren't just for kids. Set in Texas in 1899, it provide ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
The Wolfman
3.86
I'm sorry there will be no more books by this author to look forward to reading. This was his first published novel. It was published posthumously aft ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
A Name of Her Own
3.95
Well-written, engrossing historical novel about Marie, the Iowa Indian wife of a French Canadian/Sioux husband, who, with their two young sons, accomp ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2009
 
A Long Way from Chicago (A Long Way from Chicago, #1)
3.90
This funny, moving series of stories narrated by Joey (later Joe) covers the years from 1929 through 1935. Joe and his sister Mary Alice go each summe ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2010
 
Jane Bites Back (Jane Fairfax, #1)
3.45
Witty and fun! Jane (yes, Austen) is operating a bookstore in a small town in upstate New York and the manuscript she finished just before being turne ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2010
 
The Dead Detective
3.42
First Heffernan title I've read, but it won't be the last. At the age of 10, Harry Doyle and his younger brother were murdered by their religious fana ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2011
 
Ice
3.37
The jacket blurb describes this as a "tale of a man, a woman, and a battle for survival against an unforgiving winter--and an unrelenting killer." It' ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2010
 
The Odds (Richard Christie, #4)
3.46
Four exceptional children, abandoned by their stepmother, become involved in a murder case when they take in and care for an injured fugitive. The pol ...more
Aug 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
Die Easy (Charlie Fox Thriller, #10)
4.15
Strong female character Charlie Fox in this 10th entry in a series has encouraged me to add the previous 9 titles to my to-be-read list. Taut suspense ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
The Secret (The Secret, #1)
3.56
Read this on the recommendation of a friend who said it would change my life. Best I could tell from this jumbled collection of gobbledegook, accumula ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Brimstone (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #3)
3.93
With this third entry in his western trilogy which began with "Appaloosa," Parker brings the saga of Everett Hitch, Virgil Cole, and Allie more or les ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2010
 
The Cross Gardener
3.87
John Bevan's life is devastated when his wife and unborn son are killed in a car accident. Will he be able to move on and help his young daughter do s ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2010
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