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Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)

With a release date of July 12, I feel that's about all I can say. So since I can't talk about the book, I'd like to take a minute to talk ab
Jun 02, 2011
May 30, 2011
Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, #1)

It's a 541-page middle grade fiction fantasy that bored me to tears (except for one story about Prue's parents that was
Jul 02, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
I hated this book.

It had everything I wanted to love - magic! museums! A GIANT SQUID! Miéville just won the Hugo Award! But this initial excitement qu
Sep 15, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
Smile (Smile, #1)
I love this book for selfish reasons, the way I'm sure only girls who once had silver metal braces can. Those who can remember a time before invisilin ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
Scarlett Fever (Scarlett, #2)
Disclaimer: I didn't like the first book. Even though I love Maureen Johnson and worship the comedic YA ground she walks upon. She's the funniest, mos ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 02, 2010
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
There was so much buzz for this book, but you still have to lead with the obvious -- it feels like a copy of a copy of a copy. The Hunger Games produc ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Blue has been often told that she will cause her true love to die. So she doesn't mess around with the boys of Henrietta, or the Raven Boys, those ric ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way
I wanted to read something light, but pregnancy related, while traveling to London. But man, this was way worse than I could have anticipated. It was ...more
Apr 14, 2014
May 04, 2014
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
the director of our student television station gave this to me when i worked for him around christmas my freshman year of high school. i didn't read i ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2007
The Map Trap
A friend mentioned on Facebook that this one had stuck with her for days after reading it and I wanted to see what it was all about. It's wonderful. I ...more
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
The first one was so stunning, but my hopes weren't very high going into it, after my lackluster feelings for the Days of Starlight and Blood. I did e ...more
May 13, 2014
May 25, 2014
The Painted Girls
I read this for book club and it felt impossibly long, even with snow days and open weekends. No one in our group could finish it on time and mid-week ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
I resisted this book for some time -- as chatter on the HBO series started, as friends asked if I'd read it, as different friends asked if I read it. ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Fagin lays out a clear case of the corporate and government decisions that led Toms River to develop a suspected childhood cancer cluster. While I was ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
The second book of A Song of Fire and Ice.

Or, the book I was reading when I Nathan proposed to me.

On the Saturday after wedding number six of seven, w
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
I passed up an opportunity to grab this book at BEA, because a.) it was 800 pages to lug home and b.) I really thought it had something to do with The ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying (Among Other Things)
My brother has OCD and I don't understand it. I mean, I understand it the way someone who was a psychology minor in undergrad understands it, but to s ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
Dear TFCC,

It's not you, it's me.

Okay... it's you.


I love Chinese food, non-fiction, foodie reads, the friends who championed you and insisted
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
I've been poaching a lot of books from The Hairpin's recommendations and this piqued my interest immediately. I suppose it was the title. But the book ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
And the Heart Says Whatever
I have a weird aversion to/insistence to continue following Emily Gould as a writer. I think a lot of it stems from being slightly jealous of her. She ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
This was just as satisfying of a read as the first. I love the relationship between Strike and Robin, how the tension is ramped up between them slowly ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
So, so good. A dark, thrilling page-turner and the first real win in our book club (for me anyway). I loved the descent into the inevitable, the writi ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Gah, this seriers! So good. The swoon! I love the way in which each main character is so different and ties the group together. I have a new appreciat ...more
Mar 25, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
So, so, so, so good. Read entirely in one day. I could not put it down (except for the Germany vs. Argentina game) and didn't realize I had settled in ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
I love this book. I didn't want to, at first, once I realized it was about cancer and Augustus wasn't going to ever smoke that cigarette dangling from ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother
Beautiful meditation on motherhood as told in letters from one poet to her former student.

This is exactly the sort of pregnancy book I’ve been looking
May 07, 2014
May 25, 2014
The Hound of the Baskervilles
It's hard to believe that once I upon a time, I thought I was the sort of person who wasn't into Sherlock Holmes. So much so, that I never read any of ...more
Apr 26, 2014
May 04, 2014
Doll Bones
This is an example of a book I would not have been able to read as a child. I have a very vivid memory of keeping a Fear Street book that I insisted o ...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Glyph (Legacy: Book 1)
It's hard to write an unbiased review of this, as I've had the pleasure of knowing the author for fourteen years! That's the age I was when we first m ...more
May 22, 2012
May 28, 2012
Paper Valentine
I came to Yovanoff after reading The Curiosities, in which her work was so good, I was astounded that I hadn't picked up anything before it. The whodu ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
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