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Crazy Rich Asians
I originally gave this 4 stars but with how much enjoyment I got out of it, it just didn't feel right not to give it 5! Life is too short to be stingy ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
Since I was still half expecting a dagger to be plunged between my shoulder blades, I'm afraid I did not return her hug, which I received in stiff sil ...more
May 16, 2011
May 12, 2011
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
**spoiler alert** I'm a bit torn about this book.

It's been a few days since I've finished it so I've had a chance to let my thoughts simmer a bit, an
Sep 29, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Tangled (Tangled, #1)
Not my sort of book usually but my curiousity got the better of me and I figured: 'Why not?'

Well. Oh boy.

I shouldn't have had hopes going into this ev
Jan 10, 2014
Dec 18, 2013
The Beauty of Humanity Movement
Absolutely beautiful.

I was stunned by this novel. As a Vietnamese Canadian, unfortunately I've never delved into Vietnam's past on my father's side of
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Labor Day
I knew right then, things were about to change. We were headed into Space Mountain now, into a dark place where the ground might give way, and you wou ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
A real eye-opener.

I'll be honest, I'm still very much a newbie at Russian history so this is just the start of what I'll be reading to learn more. And
Mar 11, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World
I felt drained, lifeless. I was sure that everything was ruined. I'd never feel the same way around Mark. It would never be easy and comfortable betw
Jul 17, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Sprout, as she decides to call herself, is a hen who has but one dream - to hatch her own egg and raise her baby.

And what an impossible dream it is.
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Gone Girl
Such a blast to read! A bit tempted to put this on my 'romance' shelf.

Nick and Amy Dunne are married. They're both out of work and for family reasons
Oct 03, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
What a world George R.R. Martin has created.

House Stark, rules Winterfell with Ned at the helm, his wife Catelyn, and their five children, not includi
Jul 18, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit
As a new fan to F1, this wasn't as much as a book about the Phil Hill vs Wolfgang Von Trips for the 1961 championship as it was a primer on the era. I ...more
May 27, 2014
May 23, 2014
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
Okay, so I definitely got too hyped for this book/series.

I think in the time leading up to this, I expected it to really blow me away and become one o
Aug 21, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Couldn't have asked for much more in a sequel!

My pace for reading Game of Thrones was hindered by watching the show and knowing what was going to happ
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Faithful Ruslan
This book needs to be as well known as Animal Farm. I realize the history of it and how it's been very difficult for the work to spread but I just can ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Prep School Confidential (Prep School Confidential, #1)
I have no idea how or why I added this on my 'to-read' shelf but I am so glad I did. I don't remember what expectations I had when I did that but I'm ...more
Sep 2014
May 28, 2013
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure
That is one attractive cover. So swirly and pretty!

I've got a real sweet tooth. It's impossible for me to quit candy no matter how much I try, and tha
Mar 23, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Saga, Volume 1 (Saga #1-6)
Boy, am I ever excited for this series. As of now, there are three volumes to this so I could be worse off in terms of wait time but I want more.

not set
Apr 08, 2014
One Man Guy
A pretty cute boy-meets-boy YA story.

I found that it simplified things a bit that's partly on me because I have to stop expecting so much angst for my
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
American Born Chinese
I couldn't help but pick this up after spotting the cover. And that title.

There are three stories: all quite vividly drawn, colourful and contain a go
not set
Oct 01, 2014
Boy Meets Boy
Oh, this was a sweet one.

Boy Meets Boy. Paul Meets Noah. One's live in the same town his entire life, the other, has just moved in. There's undeniably
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Tommy's Tale: A Novel of Sex, Confusion, and Happy Endings
I'm not exactly sure why I enjoyed this as much as I did, but I read it in about two sittings and there are no regrets.

I love Alan Cumming on The Good
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)
One of those books I saw everywhere as a kid and despite adoring a lot of child protagonists at that age, I never picked it up. Harriet the Spy only g ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
"Anorexia was my first love...Through its eyes, I saw the world differently. It taught me how to feel good about myself, how to improve myself, and ho ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
One Plus One
Read this in two sittings.

It's been a while since I've stayed up to finish a book, and I wouldn't say that there's one reason why I did for this one.
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
A quick, enjoyable read!

I've only seen Mindy Kaling in The Office - haven't checked out The Mindy Project yet - but I find the Kelly Kapoor character
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
All the Broken Pieces
Maybe love is like
a monsoon rain.
When it rains
really hard and heavy,
it seems like
it will never end
and we will swim in mud

But then the wind sh
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
Okay, this one gets 3.5 stars.

I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first book. The pacing was never the issue in the first one but this one see
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Oh, you all know what this book is about. It's been everywhere!

Comedic, conversational essays tied together in a bundle with a cover that Tina Fey's f
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
The Bone Cage
I only knew about this book through Canada Reads, and this is the third one I've read, with The Complete Essex County and The Best Laid Plans to go. H ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
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