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Firefly Lane
**spoiler alert** I felt like this book wasn't really about anything. I kept waiting for a plot but three-fourths of the way through I realized there...more
Dec 29, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)
I have always enjoyed historical fiction, especially of this particular era. This story was winding and interesting. I loved the scenes Quinn painted...more
Nov 02, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
Little Bee
Many reviews I have read talk about how this book did not live up to the hype on the book jacket. I have to wholeheartedly agree. When one chooses to...more
Sep 12, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
I never read her first book Julie & Julia (although I loved the movie), so I didn't know what to expect. This book was a ridiculous disappointment...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Stuff Christians Like
Okay, I've been a huge fan of "Stuff White People Like," but this book is even more relevant to me. That's right: I'm more of a Christian than I am wh...more
Apr 27, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
The Kite Runner
Wow. I was skeptical when I first picked up this book. I heard it was good, and the reviews are obviously amazing, but I still did not expect to like...more
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
I had been wanting to read this one for a while and thanks to a friend's spoiler, I was able to enjoy it a lot more than she did. Going into this book...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
House of Leaves
Although this book has a large cult following and came highly recommended by the Borders associate who sold it to me, I hated this book. It was twiste...more
Jan 2010
Apr 06, 2010
We Need to Talk About Kevin
One review I read called this book "brutally honest" and I very much agree. The entire book is so gut-level, heart-wrenchingly truthful that I'm confi...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
House Rules
Definitely an entertaining and easy read. It's not one of my favorite Picoults but I still enjoyed it. The only down-side is that I predicted the end...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Handle With Care
I wish I had taken the time to write this review right after I finished this book when it was fresh on my mind. There are very few Picoult books I hav...more
Dec 18, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Little Face (Spilling CID, #1)
Such an easy read. I love Sophie Hannah's "The Wrong Mother" so I was interested to read this book. I certainly didn't like it nearly as much but it h...more
Oct 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
While I'm typically not a fan of memoirs or anything biographical, this was really cute. Witty, humorous, clever and fun. I found myself laughing out...more
Sep 26, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
Shutter Island
This was a fun read for sure. It successfully left me guessing throughout. I still had to read the last chapter twice then go back and read the prolog...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
"Socialism Is Great!": A Worker's Memoir of the New China
I'm not a big memoir reader but I've enjoyed a few here and there. This is not one of those. It abruptly ends after a long and drawn-out tale that fai...more
Apr 27, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Help
This is one of my favorite books ever. From the moment I picked it up, I was sucked in. The character development for every character is so well-round...more
Sep 04, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Water-Method Man
One of the most random books I've ever read. It was my first John Irving novel...and my last.
May 04, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
My favorite Austen so far! Two more to go.
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel
I've been wanting to read this for a while because I've heard so many things about it. I do not feel as though I am an adequate judge for this book si...more
Sep 24, 2010
May 04, 2010
The Weight of Silence
I liked the character development but I did feel that the end was slightly predictable. I love books like this one that are written from the different...more
May 25, 2010
May 03, 2010
On Becoming Baby Wise II: Parenting Your Pre-Toddler Five to Fifteen Months
What an excellent sequel to follow up on the first Baby Wise book. I love the practicality of their methods.
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I cried tears of joy and sorrow throughout the story. I love books that can make me laugh out loud and...more
Jul 29, 2010
May 09, 2010
The Wrong Mother (Spilling CID, #3)
An excellent mystery that I'm glad I took a chance on. The plot was very twisted and kept me guessing all through the book - up until the last page. H...more
Feb 21, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
What an excellent book to read. Part of me feels like I should have given it 5 stars, but I gave it 4 because of the redundancy. While the repetition...more
Oct 2010
Sep 13, 2010
The Beautiful and Damned
I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to finish this book. Once I sat down and powered through it, I actually liked it. However, I typically have to...more
Sep 13, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
The Tenth Circle
This is probably my least favorite Picoult I have read. However, that may be partially due to the fact that I saw the Lifetime Original Movie first......more
Jun 08, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Change of Heart
While this wasn't my favorite Picoult, I still love the way she helps the reader bond with the characters. In this book one of the main characters is...more
Aug 05, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
While I love fantasy, I'm not completely sold on this series yet. A friend recommended these books to me but 12 books seems like a very long journey....more
Jul 12, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
While I'm so glad that this book is the first of three, I really loved it as a single book as well. The character development was incredible even thou...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
The Last Dickens
I would summarize this book with one word: slow. Aside from that, I don't have much else to say about it, unfortunately. The main characters suffered...more
Feb 2010
Apr 06, 2010
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