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The Fault in Our Stars
i need to write this now, when the book is still raw, before i forget the minutiae and the emotion as i get suckered into another text. there will pro...more
Jan 15, 2012
Aug 27, 2011
Lost It
what i learned from this book / promises to my daughters, who are far too young to read this review and far too smart to ever misread ethan frome:

1. r...more
Dec 02, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
Looking for Alaska
because this book is written in first-person narration from the perspective of a 16-year-old boy, it will garner many comparisons to "catcher in the r...more
Aug 26, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
my inner goddess is jazz hands-ing (jazz fisting???)...

or rather...

my inner goddess (by which i mean feminist) is slightly appalled by the overt natur...more
Jun 02, 2012
May 18, 2012
After the Party
this novel represents the culmination of days of trying to be a goodreads giveaway winner. thank you, goodreads!

of course, as such, the aura of myste...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Chasing Harry Winston
oh, lauren weisberger. why must you write such ugly people. not physically ugly, naturally. since all three of these BFF 4 evas are gorgeous in their...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Dating Big Bird

this is the sad story of a woman who apparently works in marketing for a famous fashion designer but hates her job because she not-so-secretly want...more
not set
Jul 01, 2010
Chasing Brooklyn
it's okay
to want to date
your dead boyfriend's brother
isn't it?

according to this novel
the best way to deal with grief
is to fall in love
with the decease...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Voyager (Outlander #3)
i should be prepping for something called "english instructional lab" and instead i'm reading "men in kilts: return of the kilt".

i'm okay with my life...more
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
The Hamlet Trap
(sung to the tune of "Let's Get Together" from the seminal flick The Parent Trap)

Let's commit murder, yeah yeah yeah.
Why don't you and I combine?
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Eleanor & Park
i want to love this book, but i'm finding it difficult. not unlike eleanor herself, the book is a little weird, a little off-putting, and not particul...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Gone Girl
i eat surprise twists for breakfast.

and, in all fairness, this one has been out for awhile now, so it's not like it owed me anything. the only thing i...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Two Boys Kissing
i almost didn't get this book out of the library. i feel like i need to confess this, for some reason. i was embarrassed to check it out. the older, c...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
Since You've Been Gone
so...i read both SYBG and Second Chance Summer back to back in one night...which probably speaks to their digestibility fairly well. and i was pleasan...more
Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
We Were Liars
today is the day of feeling conflicted over ya fiction.

i'm not sure exactly what my deal with this one is. my temptation - as is always my temptation...more
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
Second Chance Summer
so...morgan matson is my new sarah dessen. i like how she writes teenagers.

better than that, i like how she writes parents. not as enemies of the sta...more
Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Labor Day
i have to say, do you ever just read a novel and picture kate winslet as the female lead? i do. she's my "bernadette" (from "where'd you go, bernadett...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
i really like rainbow rowell, i think you all know that, but i didn't love this book at all.

it's much shorter than her previous tomes, but that's not...more
Jul 23, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
i'll admit that i reread this one because i'm VERY excited about the STARZ series and i wanted to reread it before it premiered.

which is silly becaus...more
Aug 07, 2014
Feb 26, 2009
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
adam is an angry boy.
that said, i might like his story better than mia's.

the adam:
1. very quick, easily digestible read - perfect for summer and not w...more
Jul 22, 2011
May 18, 2011
Why We Broke Up
i can tell you EXACTLY why ed and min broke up.

but i could also just tell you that ed is a star CO-captain of the basketball team who likes generic po...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
it's interesting to re-read these. i read it originally at the acme of angry-grrl feminist scholar phase, and i remember thinking some of the stories...more
Dec 10, 2013
Mar 16, 2009
ok, can we all agree on one crucial point before i commence: proms suck. they do. they're a lot of build up and hype and flash and glitter, but there'...more
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
The Lucky One

Nicholas Sparks has a perverse definition of love.

Not just because Zac Efron is involved.

Sparks has a formula that he loves: emotionally broken young...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Not That Kind of Girl
oh boy.

or girl.

or both.

okay, feminism is a much maligned philosophy that gets stereotyped horribly as some vaginal crusade against men. it's not. but...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum #20)
i've stopped buying stephanie plum books. sure, i still read them, but now i wait for weeks and weeks to get them from the library instead of shelling...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Juliet, Naked
**spoiler alert**
more like 3.5 stars - but in a good way, hence the bump up to four.

a caveat: there are moments in my life where i feel the coinciden...more
not set
May 30, 2010
Paper Towns
there is nothing like a two hour power outage to inspire some quality book-readin'

first off, john green might be my new "go-to" guy for quick, addicti...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
oh, sookie, girl, where did we go wrong?

it seemed like just yesterday i was team bill. then team eric. then team alcide. then team quinn. then team ba...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The Moon and More
ok, so this four star rating is based on the fact that i'm a not-so-secret sarah dessen junkie. she writes quick-paced, thoughtful yet optimistic glim...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
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