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I've Got Your Number
Overidentifying with a Sophie Kinsella character is often a sign that you're on the verge of:

a. a nervous breakdown
b. being arrested for fraud
c. Finni
Mar 13, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Do you remember when The English Patient came out? Or rather, do you remember when the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient came out? (Elaine go ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
The Scorpio Races
This was a book I was ready to hate. Actually, if I'm being honest, this was a book I wanted to hate. What? German foosball players aren't the only on ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
UnWholly (Unwind, #2)
I felt about UnWholly the way I felt about this season of True Blood.

I kid (and shamelessly take advantage of any opportunity to use an Alexander Skar
Sep 02, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Psych Major Syndrome
Look at the Asian guy with Miley Cyrus in this picture:

As one of only a handful of Asian-Americans in my private high school, I've been the Asian guy
Oct 26, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

"Oh, here go hell come."
-Calvin Tran

I love revenge stories. Whether it's Edmond
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
The Reece Malcolm List
What do you do when you're sad? Me? Les Miserables (Original London Cast), Disc 1, Track 5: I Dreamed a Dream
Upset about a boy? Wicked, Track 8: I'm N
Feb 08, 2013
May 22, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
You know the term "helicopter parent"? I'm a helicopter reader. I am ridiculously protective of my books and the characters that come to life through ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Aug 29, 2010
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
I can count on one hand the number of fantasy books I've enjoyed, but after reading Kat Kennedy's glowing review of Seraphina, I was intrigued by the ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece takes place five years after bombs went off in London killing 62 people. The story follows the aftermath of the fam ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
J'adork. I know I was just THIS BOOK GETS ME-ing about Holier Than Thou but... this book gets me! Adorkable gets the online me -- the one who tweets a ...more
May 26, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)
Reviewing a Melina Marchetta book always takes me longer than reading one, even a 600-page whopper like Froi of the Exiles . It's like this: If someon ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Over dinner last week, I tried to explain the plot of Unwind to my friend Amy, a nurse.
So there was a civil war over reproductive rights.
And to e
Aug 05, 2012
Apr 18, 2011
A Straight Line to My Heart
I know, you're not supposed to judge books by their covers. But publishers need to quit false advertising their books too. You put a smiling girl in a ...more
May 17, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
In Honor
My unofficial title for In Honor is 33 Shades of Blue. This isn't mommy porn; this is straight up Maggie porn.

There are a lot of reasons to read In Ho
May 07, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)
First, this isn't Code Name Verity.

To me, Rose Under Fire was a harder read than Verity. Verity was one of my favorite books last year. It was a heart
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Life in Outer Space
One of my Top 5 Foreign Language Films (subgenre: drama) is Mostly Martha from Germany. Martha is a sought after, highly regarded chef with exacting ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Looking for Alibrandi
The first Marchetta. The only one I hadn't read. It was as precious to me as a last born in Charyn and I kept it hidden away for as long as I could. A ...more
Mar 04, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Eleanor & Park
Timing, as they say, is everything. I read most of Eleanor & Park while sitting by the pool and listening to Call Me Maybe... on repeat. This book ...more
Jul 03, 2012
May 26, 2012
Something like Normal
"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."
- José Narosky

Something Like Normal is about a 19-year-old Marine who returns home after serving in Afghanis
Jun 12, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)
What can I say about this book but faith rewarded? How do I begin to talk about a series that turned me onto a new genre?

Marchetta took me on a journe
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)

1. That knife you used to butter your toast? It now has a name.

2. You relate everything i
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
I get the hype.

This Is Not a Test reminded me of Lord of the Flies meets The Walking Dead -- the first season when you're actually cheering for the hu
Jun 20, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
When your entire blogroll recommends a book and your co-blogger threatens public shaming until you read said book, what do you do? Well, you fall asle ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Shadows (The Rephaim, #1)
One of these days, the Rafa in a book will refer to a capri pant wearing, wedgie picking Spaniard and not an angel.
On second thought, I'm cool with
Oct 07, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Feeling Sorry for Celia (Ashbury/Brookfield, #1)
Dear US readers,

Do not be alarmed by how accessible this book is to people living in the States. This does not diminish the awesomeness that we've com
Feb 08, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
My Most Excellent Year
When Flannery first recommended this book to me with the promise of Boston and baseball, my exact reaction was, "........" The opening paragraph of he ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Are you tired? Rundown? Listless? Do you poop out in the middle of a book -- even one you're really enjoying?

Try CINDER. It will bust you out of your
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay
It's always harder for me to talk about books I love, but basically, I was so utterly charmed by this book that I haven't been able to finish a book s ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
The Disenchantments
Something that 18-year-olds and potheads have in common (if they're not one in the same) is that they think everything they say is so DEEP and PROFOUN ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
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