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Crazy Rich Asians
3.59
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)
4.06
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)
3.71
**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
...more
Sep 29, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
 
Tangled (Tangled, #1)
4.20
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
...more
Jan 10, 2014
Dec 18, 2013
 
The Beauty of Humanity Movement
3.89
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
...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
Labor Day
3.53
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
3.74
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
...more
Mar 11, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World
3.88
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
...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
 
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
4.01
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.
...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
Gone Girl
3.97
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
...more
Oct 03, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
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
...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit
4.12
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)
4.09
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
...more
Aug 21, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.39
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
...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
Faithful Ruslan
4.16
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)
4.03
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
3.64
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
...more
Mar 23, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
 
Saga, Volume 1 (Saga #1-6)
4.38
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.

You'r
...more
not set
Apr 08, 2014
 
One Man Guy
3.92
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
...more
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
 
American Born Chinese
3.86
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
...more
not set
Oct 01, 2014
 
Boy Meets Boy
3.86
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
...more
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Tommy's Tale: A Novel of Sex, Confusion, and Happy Endings
3.49
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
...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)
3.97
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
3.81
"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
3.94
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.
...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.82
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
...more
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
All the Broken Pieces
3.95
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
forever.

But then the wind sh
...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
4.16
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
...more
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
Bossypants
3.93
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
...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
The Bone Cage
3.47
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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