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600 Hours of Edward
This was a great book! I found myself smiling broadly and even laughing out loud while I read it. The premise of the story was no laughing matter, how ...more
Jun 03, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
Perfect Match
What a story! Picoult is my favorite author and all of her books seem to deal with some sort of moral or social dilemma. This was a superb drama. One ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
We Are Water
This was a 3 1/2 star read for me. While I enjoyed parts of the story, it was a slow one for me. Wally Lamb is one of my favorite authors, and he defi ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
The Persian Pickle Club
I really enjoyed this book by Sandra Dallas. I know she is tremendously popular, but I have never taken the time to read one of her books myself. I am ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Apr 03, 2010
This was a 3 1/2 star read for me. I think I may have waited a little too long to finally read it. It couldn't possibly live up to all of the hype sur ...more
Nov 12, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
Without a Backward Glance
Kate Veitch's debut novel was a struggle for me. The basic premise of the story was good, but she had so many complex characters that it was tough to ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
I was really drawn to this story by the synopsis provided by the publisher. The other reviews I read just strengthened my desire to read it. The book ...more
Apr 15, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
Under the Mercy Trees
I love a good drama, and this one was surely that. The eloquent writing style of this author makes it hard to believe this is her debut book. The imag ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
The Tenth Circle
This book reaffirms why Picoult is my favorite author! She is able to capture drama and emotions with such precision that most other writers (in my op ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
The Life O'reilly
This book had been on my wish list since I first read about it when one of my fellow book bloggers reviewed it on their own book blog. So I have to ad ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
Trans-Sister Radio
I really love books that examine relationships, whether they are friendships, romances, family relationships, whatever. A book that looks at the bond ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
The Weight of Glass
This book was a tough read; very intense. The horrible abuse that the characters of the story were subjected to was heart wrenching. It was almost pai ...more
Nov 23, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
Go Ask Alice
This is one of the few books that I have actually reread. I remember reading this the first time when I was just a teenager and thinking, "OH MY GOSH! ...more
Jun 22, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
Home Front
I have seen so many positive reviews, not only for this book, but for this author in general. I am almost embarrassed to admit that I haven't read a t ...more
Mar 2012
Jan 31, 2012
Planning to Live (Toronto #1)
This book really made me think. I know there have been plenty of times that I have passed on something enjoyable simply because I am trying to stay "f ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Nov 23, 2010
The Stormchasers
This was a good second novel for Ms. Blum. The story was compelling and very unique. I thought the plot was a little slow in the beginning, but it rea ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Dec 18, 2010
The Christmas Cookie Club
More like 4 1/2 stars.....I mean, how can you resist a book whose opening line is "I am the head cookie bitch and this is my party"? I knew from the s ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Dec 20, 2010
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
**spoiler alert** Really like 4 1/2 stars. I really had a hard time putting this book down. It was sort of like a train wreck--I couldn't stop myself ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 03, 2010
My Sister's Keeper
I can't believe I let this sit on my shelf for so long. I would rate this book a solid 4.5. There really isn't much more that I can add to all of the ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Apr 03, 2010
Mrs. Kimble
One of the best books I have read in a long time. It was quietly disturbing, what with all of the familial dysfunction. I became engrossed in each wif ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Apr 17, 2010
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
I'm not really sure how to describe this book. Each chapter is dedicated to one of Hattie's children. As a result, it seemed like the story didn't flo ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Dec 05, 2012
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
I didn't really know what to think when I first started this book. I have read Jackson before, so I am familiar with her southern style and I really e ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The Year of Pleasures
At first, I was struggling to get through this book. But as I continued reading, I found myself becoming quite attached to Betta. I felt her sadness, ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Apr 03, 2010
Change of Heart
This was a 4 1/2 star read for me. Not sure exactly why it wasn't quite a five-star, other than the fact it took me quite a while to finish it. Maybe ...more
May 29, 2012
Apr 03, 2010
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
What an excellent book! My first foray into the library of Chamberlain and I will definitely be reading her again. The characters are so touching & ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Apr 03, 2010
Lone Wolf
Awwwww.....this is a perfect example of why Picoult is my favorite author. I could not put this book down. Loved the characters. The feeling and emoti ...more
Mar 12, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Little Mercies
This was a 4 1/2 star read for me. I read it in two days.....really couldn't put it down. The only thing preventing five stars was the ending. I know ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Although I don't consider myself a Christian Fiction fan, I really, really enjoyed this book by Kingsbury. Her characters are realistic; they have cri ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Dec 16, 2012
One Plus One
Loved, loved, loved this story! This is my second time reading this author & by far it is my favorite of the two. I liked that the characters and ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
Saving Grace
This isn't one of my favorites by Jane Green; it took me a bit to get into it, and I thought the recipes weren't really necessary.

I did still enjoy it
Feb 21, 2015
Sep 21, 2014
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