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Jesus, Mo and Cheese Puffs
First of all I have to begin my review by stating that I didn't realize that this was Christian fiction. Yes I know it says Jesus right in the title, ...more
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
The Last Camellia
The Last Camellia is the third book by Sarah Jio that I have read and once again she does not disappoint. The story is told through two women, Flora i ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
The Age of Miracles
There are plenty of issues with being a preteen girl. Looming puberty being a big one. But Julie has an even bigger issue, one she shares with every o ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
The Next Time You See Me
I began reading The Next Time You See Me expecting a scary read. It's not. Luckily I read more than just thrillers and found other reasons to enjoy th ...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
don't know what I was expecting when I decided to read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. It sounded interesting and I thought it might a good read. I ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
The Stuff That Never Happened
This was an excellent book, I feel like I could go on reading about Grant and Annabelle forever. I want to read about them growing old together. The s ...more
May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
My review covers both books.

Let me preface this by saying that history and I do not get along. I struggled through it in high school and college. Whi
May 30, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is the first book by David Sedaris that I have listened too, though I've read all of his other books. I enjoyed liste ...more
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
Life After Life
I read and enjoyed "When Will There be Good News?" and "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson, so I was looking forward to Life After Life.

Perhaps I shoul
May 2013
May 18, 2013
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
I loved every single thing about The Homecoming of Samuel Lake. From the sweet Southern charm of some of the characters to the decidedly evilness of o ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Paris in Love
I loved every single thing about Paris in Love by Eloisa James.

When Eloisa James's mother dies of cancer in 2007 and then two weeks she herself is dia
Jan 27, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
The Obituary Writer
Unfortunately I waited a few weeks after reading The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood, to write this review. I hate when I do that, especially when it is a ...more
May 19, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is a fascinating book. It is a look inside North Korea as told by several individuals who managed to ge ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
City of Women
City of Women was a Kindle Daily Deal, so I had no real expectations going into it. It turned out to be a wonderful book.
The story takes place in 194
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Love Anthony
Olivia Donatelli has come to Nantucket to start her life over, or maybe to find her life, find answers. She is recovering from the death of her son, A ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
The Light Between Oceans
Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. A lonely desolate place, isolation broken occasionally with the arrival of a supply boat. Amidst ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Music of Ghosts
When a group of young interns vow to spend a night in the haunted Fiddlesticks cabin, one of them does not survive the night. Lisa Wilson, the daughte ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
Prime Suspect (Jane Tennison, #1)
The story: Jane Tennison takes over a Scotland Yard investigation of grisly murder of Della Mornay. She is hampered by the old boy's club mentality of ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
Poppet (Jack Caffery, #6)
Poppet is a wonderfully chilling and scary read. As I read the first two sentences of the book, "Monster Mother is sitting on the bed when the triangl ...more
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
A Wedding in Provence: A Novel
A Wedding in Provence is about that one thing we all want. Love. The characters are all at various stages of wants and needs when it comes to love. Ol ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
The Peach Keeper
There are a few authors whose new books, I anxiously await. Sarah Addison Allen is one of them. I always find her books charming, a perfect escape. Th ...more
May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011
You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning
This is the third book I have read (or listened to) by Celia Rivenbark, as usual, she does not disappoint. I could listen to her tell her stories fore ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food
Let me begin by saying that The Slanted Door is a big, heavy, absolutely gorgeous cookbook! This is one that you would not hesitate to give as a gift ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool
Celia Rivenbark never disappoints. I love her. She is one of the few authors who I actually laugh out loud while reading. She writes hilariously about ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
I would have purchased this book based on the cover alone (I am completely smitten with baked eggs), but after seeing so many recipes form Jerusalem a ...more
May 09, 2013
May 04, 2013
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
There are a few authors that I do not even hesitate for one moment to get their latest book. Tana French is one of those authors. With Broken Harbor, ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
I have watched Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately, and I have read "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea?", so I had an inkling of what to expect from ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Summer House with Swimming Pool
I don’t even know where to begin with Summer House With a Swimming Pool by Herman Koch. The narrator of the book is a doctor named Marc Schlosser. He ...more
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
The Butcher
I am so pleased when I discover a mystery/thriller author that is new to me. I have not read Creep or Freak, but I definitely will after reading The B ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Shaking out the Dead
Shaking Out the Dead is going to go on my best books read of 2014 list! This was so good, that when I finished it, I sat there for awhile. Not wanting ...more
Jun 02, 2014
May 24, 2014