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Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Jen Lancaster fully admits that at the height of the dot-com boom (heck, in the years leading up to it, too) she was rather a demanding beyotch.

But af
Apr 11, 2007
Oct 22, 2008
Remember Me?
It's not the waking up in hospital that freaks out Lexi Smart. It's the fact that she's got nails to die for, porcelain veneers, a glossy mane of hair ...more
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Growing Pains
Yes, I know it's ridiculous a 23-year-old writing an autobiography, but Billie Piper has packed more into her 23 years than many people do in a lifeti ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 30, 2007
Boy Meets Girl (Boy, #2)
Ten pages into this book and I was ready to give up. But I persevered and found myself getting into it despite myself. The most important thing to rea ...more
Sep 22, 2005
Feb 24, 2008
The Woman Who Stole My Life
4.5 really, but I've rounded up because it's Marian. And because I basically read it in a day and stayed up late to finish and I can't remember the la ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest
I have mixed feelings about this book since I wanted to have an essay in it and they turned me down - Me! Don't they know who I am? Ahem - but, at the ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 21, 2007
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
The ultimate in girlie escapism, the first of the super-successful 'Shopaholic' series from Sophie Kinsella is a laugh-out loud cautionary tale of wha ...more
Aug 03, 2005
Feb 23, 2008
An Englishwoman in New York
This book is a bit odd (though I can't really put my finger on why) and not what I was expecting (the cover doesn't fit it AT ALL), but I really enjoy ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
The Reincarnationist (Reincarnationist, #1)
The Reincarnationist is about the tenth book by M. J. Rose and is a thriller set in the present and the past thanks to numerous past life flash backs. ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
Size Doesn't Matter (Heather Wells, #3)
This is the third novel in the Heather Wells series, following Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either. Personally, I think this might just b ...more
Jan 03, 2008
Dec 21, 2007
This book... Beautiful.
May 25, 2015
May 24, 2015
The Importance of Being Married (Jessica Wild, #1)
I've heard a lot about Gemma Townley (mainly because she's Sophie Kinsella's sister), but this is the first book of hers I've read. At first I really ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
Crossed Bones
If the sub-title of Crossed Bones - 'the all-true adventures and most unlikely romance of a pirate’s slave girl - puts you off a little, don’t worry; ...more
Mar 10, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
The Bermudez Triangle
Maureen Johnson's second novel, The Bermudez Triangle, was famously banned by a school library in Oklahoma. Why? Lesbian content. I know! In a young a ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 20, 2007
The Trouble With Marriage
The Trouble With Marriage is more Joanna Trollope than Sophie Kinsella, but there is nothing wrong with that.

It's subtitled 'What happens after the 'h
Mar 06, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
Not Buying It
This book was more wide-ranging than I expected: I thought it would be a personal journey, but it looks at issues of world economics, environmental co ...more
May 23, 2007
Mar 20, 2008
Split by a Kiss
Split by a Kiss is wonderful. It's the story of Jo who moves to America with her mum and soon finds herself kissing the school hunk during a session o ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
Gingerbread (Cyd Charisse, #1)
I wasn't actually too excited to read Gingerbread, since a while ago I read the next book in the series and didn't enjoy it as much as I expected too, ...more
Feb 14, 2008
Feb 12, 2008
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Have wanted to read this for ages and I adored it. So fabulous to read a book that references Rosie the Riveter and also features details of real wome ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Meet Me at the Cupcake Café (At the Cupcake Café, #1)
Exactly the book I needed for a day at home with a poorly child! Lovely, cosy, romantic escapism. I loved it. Oh and it inspired me to bake my first c ...more
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011
Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy
Really loved this. Funny, sweet, sad and sexy.
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Finding Margo
Margo Hunter feels trapped. Her husband is sitting beside her in the car swearing at her, calling her a half-wit with venom in his voice and she has h ...more
Mar 25, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
I don't think I've ever read a marriage manual before, but I'd seen this one recommended so many times that I thought I'd give it a go. And it's so go ...more
May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
This Charming Man
Reviewed by Claire Allan

I doubt there has been such an eagerly awaited book as Marian Keyes' This Charming Man - how we have watched eagerly over the
May 12, 2008
Jul 03, 2008
Being a Boy
Been looking forward to reading this for ages, so when I bought it for my nephews for Christmas I had to have a sneaky read first. Absolutely loved it ...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
The Department of Lost & Found
Ever since I heard about Allison Winn Scotch's debut novel, The Department of Lost and Found, I've been looking forward to reading it. It's about Nata ...more
Jun 21, 2007
Jul 18, 2008
Agnes and the Hitman
My head hurts from trying to explain any aspect of this story without giving something away, but it's not so complicated when you read it, honest (oka ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 21, 2007
The Memory Tree
Joe really loved this one. It's about the death of a friend and how it's nice to remember the happy times and , yes, it's very similar to Always & ...more
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Since I Don't Have You
Since I Don’t Have You is based on a sad premise. Rachel, Mariel and Jenny are best friends who share everything, and their children Emma, Catherine, ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 31, 2008
Pretty Face
I enjoyed Mary Hogan's book The Serious Kiss, but I wasn't wild about it. I enjoyed Pretty Face much more, even though it deals with some of the same ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 31, 2008
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