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Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
I've read Matt's blog so I knew how his story unfolds before I read the book. And that meant I was crying from basically the first page as he describe ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 03, 2011
There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness, #1)
I'm totally blown all the good reviews of this book. I gave up on it by page 90 and threw it in the recycle tub. I want to give it no stars ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
What She Wants
I almost didn't make it through this book. The characters are almost insultingly stereotypical. Hope is a depressed housewife. Her sister Sam is a lon ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Nov 24, 2012
Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
To be fair, I'm a little late to the game with this book. It is a little dated. I bet this would have been a great book back when it was published. Bu ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Heart of the Matter
Heart of the Matter revolves around Tessa, a SAHM who recently quit her job to stay home with her two rambunctious kids, Nick, Tessa's pediatric surge ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
I had such high hopes for this book. It got many excellent reviews on Amazon and Sittenfeld was compared to the likes of J.D. Salinger and John Knowle ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt
CeeCee Honeycutt spent the first 12 years of her life being raised by a mother who loved her, but became increasingly more erratic and embarrassing to ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Knit the Season (Friday Night Knitting Club, #3)
This was my least favorite of the Friday Night Knitting Club series. Maybe I'm just being a scrooge. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read ...more
Jun 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants starts out with a bang. And by bang I mean a circus stampede and a murder. A murder that Jacob has kept a secret for 70 years.

Mar 19, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned
I bought this book for my son as he prepares for his senior year in high school. But before I gave it to him I decided to read it myself. And I'm glad ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Usually books about politics bore me to tears, but this book kept my interest from beginning to end. It walks us through both Hillary Clinton and Bara ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
The Dogs of Babel
I was a little concerned when I realized this book was about a guy who is trying to teach his dog to talk. I just couldn't figure out how that could c ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Anthropology of an American Girl
This was a very hard book to read. About 50 pages in I was ready to give up and move on to a new book. But I kept reading because the reviews said the ...more
Nov 2011
Sep 16, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Science Fiction, blood and gore...these are not things I typically look for when I'm choosing a book to read. I'm really more of a chick lit and femin ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Sep 03, 2011
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV
Reality Bites Back is a well researched book. And Pozner is an excellent, and often times hilarious, writer. She made some very excellent points...ove ...more
Sep 02, 2011
May 27, 2011
Knit Two
I admit it. I'm a sucker for chick lit. I love a good story about women supporting other women. And the Knit series gives me just what I'm looking for ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
The Devil in the Junior League
I'm a sucker for a story with a strong female character. But in this case I did not like the main character, Frede Ware. I'm not necessarily against t ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation
This book takes us behind the scenes of the movies that defined my generation's teen years; Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, St. Elm's Fire, etc. It's ...more
Jun 13, 2011
May 27, 2011
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
Well E.L. James didn't improve her writing skills with each book. But at least this book had some action (even if it was a bit far fetched and soap op ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless
It's a kind of cheesy cross between The Breakfast Club and an episode of Scooby-Doo that takes place on Christmas Eve in a grocery store.
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
Tornado Warning: A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect On A Woman's Life
This is such an important topic and I am so glad Elin was brave enough to tell her story. But I was distracted by the timeline...going back and forth ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I wasn't sure I was going to continue on with the trilogy after this book. It really is poorly written. And the sex scenes, while sometimes quite stea ...more
May 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
I found this to be a fascinating and easy read. Great insight in to the women of the campaign. Well researched and documented. Now I have about 100 ar ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Nov 24, 2012
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
I actually liked this one better than the first book. At least this time there was a plot. And even a little action (repetitive sex scenes aside). But ...more
Jun 2012
Aug 23, 2012
The Girl For Me
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)
Jan 2005
Jul 11, 2011
Confessions of Super Mom
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May 14, 2014
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, and Abortion
May 12, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
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