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Second Glance
Unlike with most of the Picoult titles I've read, I never felt connected to the characters in Second Glance. Ms. Picoult's books usually feature chara ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
The Hellion and the Highlander (Devil of the Highlands, #3)
Reading this made me realize how hard it must be to write a heroine who is both strong, gusty and independent yet a product of her times. In this nove ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
Rick Yancey has a lyrical gift of language that, for me, made this book truly a pleasure to read. And I don't think I'll get the phrase "Snap to, Will ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
Nineteen Minutes
A gripping book about a high-school shooting. 19 Minutes peers into the life of the shooter and those who knew him and finds a tragic tale of a boy bu ...more
Mar 2010
Jan 26, 2011
Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2)
A seemingly simple novel set in a time where children aren't cherished and women aren't allowed to read. We meet Kira, whose mother has just died and ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Sing You Home
SYH is written from the POV of each of the main characters. I prefer the omniscient view, usually, but with this book it works for me.

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Jun 26, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
This was my first time reading anything by this author and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed her book. I say "surprised" because 'Touched' is not ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 26, 2011
The Yellow Wall-Paper
After it languished a year in my Google library I finally sat and read this short story by CPG. Wow. This story is a 1st person narrative by an unname ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1)
Though this is the 1st book in the Chicago Stars series it was the about the 5th one I've read. That being said, the later stories are much better, im ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11)
The legend of Regin the Radiant tells that her beloved warrior, Aiden, dies before he can attain his immortality and having a love so incredibly stron ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
Just finished this book last night and while I was entertained by the book overall, I was not enamored by Payne & Manny's romance, it was just so ...more
May 14, 2011
May 15, 2011
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
I was up until 4:30 a.m. reading this as I could not put it down, I definitely liked it, too. Sookie is making changes and the biggest one is breaking ...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Clockwork Angel follows the life of Tessa Grey, a 17 year old American girl, who has come to London to be with her only surviving relative, her older ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2)
A part of me is appalled that I loved this book as much as I did, the part that thinks men like Lachlain are overbearing and not to be put up with, bu ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6)
Okay, it's official I am addicted to this series. I've read these books in a hap-dash manner, out-of-order completely, that is, and I can attest that ...more
May 18, 2011
May 21, 2011
When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me is a coming of age book set in 1978 New York. It is about Miranda, twelve years old, and her best friend, Sal, a boy who lives downs ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 26, 2011
A Northern Light
This is my first time reading a work by this book's author. Her voice reminded me of Mark Twain with its authentic characters and vivid details of lif ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 26, 2011
Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4)
*spoiler alert*

Quick summary: Rachel Stone is the broke, down-on-her-luck single mother of 5 yr old, Edward. She's returning to Salvation, NC as the n
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Picture Perfect
This book's theme focuses on domestic abuse and what fuels the mental and emotional gears of it. In this book we're introduced to Cassie, a noted anth ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7)
No matter what we may think about formulaic books there's no denying the truth: they work. This formula is a tried and true one for SEP, a h/h both ha ...more
May 20, 2011
May 21, 2011
The Bean Trees (Greer Family, #1)

The Bean Trees is set in the 80s but reads like something from the 50s. Most of the characters are what you'd call "do-
Jul 19, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
Read this yesterday in about 3 hours after finding myself completely unable to put it down. Like the book's cover, the character of Cat Crawfield is a ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
The Countess (Madison Sisters #1)
*The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily ever after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christia ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars, #2)
I am a long-time fan of Phillip's writing style, she writes fun, breezy stories with likable characters and engrossing plots both for her main and sec ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
At its core this book is about loneliness and our inability to understand others and even ourselves. The pivotal character in this is, John Singer, a ...more
Mar 06, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic, #4)
I really enjoyed this installment of the Shopaholic series. In S&S Becky and Luke are back home after a 10 month honeymoon around the world. There ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 26, 2011
This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5)
In This Heart of Mine we meet Molly Somerville and Kevin Tucker from (#1 It Had to Be You and #3 Nobody's Baby But Mine, respectively) the Chicago Sta ...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars, #3)
For a book with such an unappealing start this story and its characters really wound their way into my heart. Our characters are Cal & Jane, he's ...more
May 31, 2011
May 28, 2011
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
This is my 1st time reading this long-time YA author, Susan Beth Pfeffer. The novel is set in a northern Pennsylvania town and is narrated from the di ...more
Jul 2011
Jun 29, 2011
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
John Wayne Cleaver is 15 years old and lives with his single mom in an upstairs apartment above a mortuary. Diagnosed by his therapist with antisocial ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
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