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Before I Go To Sleep
From my blog:

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinki
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Book Thief
My Rating: 5 stars isn't enough!

How do I, as a book blogger, review a book that is wrought with so much emotion and so much angst and turmoil that I w
Mar 2010
Jun 07, 2009
The Violets of March
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio is a beautifully told novel of family, forgiveness, and second chances.

Emily Wilson thought she had it all. A blockb
May 18, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
How It Ends
Wow, this book is so much more than I ever thought it would be! I wasn't sure what I was expecting - maybe a light young adult read - but this was not ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
"7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
The Art of Saying Goodbye: A Novel
As I mentioned in my initial thoughts post, I didn’t really like how this book began. I continued to read a bit more, but I never connected with any o ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2011
Private (Private, #1)
Initial Reaction:

LOVED it! One of my favorite Patterson books ever! THIS is the Patterson we know and love!! I really hope that this turns into a new
Jun 18, 2010
May 23, 2010
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Seventeen year old Mia is a bright and gifted cellist, with a supportive, loving family, an amazing, devoted boyfriend, an awesome best friend, and a ...more
Nov 14, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
The Kingdom of Childhood
Originally reviewed on my blog:

It’s like a train wreck that you can’t tear your eyes away from. There were MANY, MANY moments throughout this book tha
Oct 15, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Close Your Eyes
Lauren Mahdian and her brother, Alex have grown up haunted by the murder of their mother. Their father was convicted of the crime and has spent over 2 ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
Lost Edens: A True Story
The synopsis above doesn't tell me much, so I had no idea what to expect from this memoir when I started reading it. I know it's about a marriage on t ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
The Language of Secrets
Books are there to tell you a story; to take you into the lives of some fictional characters; to escape your own life for a time. A book that complete ...more
Jul 25, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding
From my blog:

In this candid memoir, Jessie Sholl explores the psychological disorder of compulsive hoarding. Intricately weaving the story of her life
Jan 29, 2011
Sep 18, 2010
Remembering Christmas
Rick Denton had spent his life angry and bitter at his stepfather, Art, for some perceived transgressions Art committed against Rick, namely marrying ...more
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Jan 17, 2013
The Quickie
I really enjoyed The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. It was another fast-paced, suspenseful read that kept me riveted page after page ...more
May 30, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
Some Girls Are
Wow - what a powerful book! I read it almost in one sitting! If you've ever wondered about bullying and it's effect on teenagers, this is a book you s ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
Where Am I Going?: Moving From Religious Tourist to Spiritual Explorer
Originally posted on my blog:

“Whatever has happened in your life up until now, whatever you have believed in, hoped for, or dreamed of, is in the past
not set
Oct 17, 2011
Level 2
The audio narration by Jenna Lamia is outstanding. She is the perfect choice to read this novel. Her voice and inflections are on point; the character ...more
not set
Feb 20, 2013
Life After Yes
Do you ever feel like a book comes into your life at a time when you really need it? It's like some force in the world told me that I needed to read A ...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
A Place Called Blessing: Where Hurting Ends and Love Begins
Josh has lived a difficult life. He and his two older brothers are ripped from the only home they have known when their neglectful parents die in a dr ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Lessons from a Dead Girl
“Leah Green is dead.”

From the first line of this book, the reader is drawn into a haunting, yet captivating novel of friendship abuse between young gi
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
My Synopsis:

In this startlingly candid memoir, Alice Even Cohen shares her personal journey as a 44 year old "infertile" pregnant woman. From the medi
Dec 08, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
The Tension of Opposites
Tessa and Noelle are best friends. They have been best friends for what seems like forever. Then, in 8th grade, Noelle disappears without a trace. Tes ...more
May 15, 2010
May 14, 2010
Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine #2)
I absolutely adore this series! I fell in love with Lucy Valentine and her eclectic family and friends in the first book of the series, Truly, Madly, ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Oblivion Road
Reading this book made me think of those teenage horror flicks I used to watch as a young adult. Every scene in the book I could picture on the big sc ...more
Mar 28, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
Sand in My Eyes
This book is kind of hard to describe. It is a "story within a story". Anna Hott is a woman in her mid-fifties who is reflecting back on her life twen ...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
Never Wave Goodbye
I really enjoy novels of suspense. They keep me on my toes, trying to figure out what is going to happen next. This novel is no different. I was comp ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
The Unwritten Rule
I really enjoyed this story a lot more than I thought I would! I wasn't sure how I would be able to relate to the characters, but I became completely ...more
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
Miracle For Jen: A Tragic Accident, A Mother's Desperate Prayer, And Heaven's Extraordinary Answer
Jennifer Barrick is a faith-full teenager who wants to be used by God in big ways. But, due to her quiet demeanor, she prays often for boldness to sha ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
I wasn't sure what to think when I cracked open this book! The story is told in comic book style, with illustrations and thought bubbles! I have never ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
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