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I just love Deb Caletti. This will go into my top tier of my favorites of hers. I just finished it so am still soaking it all in.. she's a true talent ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
I probably can't objectively review this book because I know the author so well- but I loved it. More than I expected to (and I knew I would). I was v ...more
Feb 14, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting
Funny but reading them all in a book got a bit tiresome. I can see why it works better as a column.
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
I really enjoyed this one- more than her other GLBT-themed A Hard Love. I've read a lot of complaints that it's too much like an afterschool special b ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
Station Eleven
Fantastic. I absolutely loved it.
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Amazing- loved every minute.
Jan 2014
Dec 30, 2013
Perfect (Pretty Little Liars, #3)
Ok, I loved the first two. But this trend of making a looooong series when the story can really only handle a trilogy (at best) is completely annoying ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 24, 2007
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
One of my favorite books- ever. LOVED it. Everything one could want- extremely readable, with surprise twists, mystery, love, adventure.. and all tied ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Wherever Nina Lies
Quite a twist ending! Starts out normal enough, girl (Nina) goes missing, two years later her sister Ellie is still missing her like crazy. Ellie find ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
3.5. I was totally into this one, but the ending was weak. too bad. I liked the writing, the setting and the build up- just didn't finish as strongly ...more
Aug 23, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1)
Loved it! And not just because I like me some animal mysteries. As Stephen King writes in his review, this book has more going for it than fifty of th ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
Hard Love
I had tried to read this years ago but couldn't get into it- couldn't identify with the characters right away etc. Cut to April, when Ellen Wittlinger ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
Where the God of Love Hangs Out
Very good- She doesn't disappoint. I was a little bummed by the promise of four new stories about Lionel and Julia (same characters from previous coll ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5)
Want to post something even though I haven't finished it yet- (probably won't for a while, I'm on a teen kick and don't want to read another dystopian ...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
Hurry Down Sunshine
I was thoroughly moved. And it's definitely the first time I've thought "that should be required reading for everyone" after finishing a book. How the ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
The Whole World Over
So wonderful- liked it quite a bit better (which is saying something) than "I see you everywhere". Mara and I talked about it, and I think it's hard f ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy, #17)
I'm so disappointed! I was such a big fan of Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie's earlier books. Her writing has gone *way* down- it's like she's just churning t ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
This was quite good- about a girl who's in a car accident with her family and throughout the story is in a coma (the title is in reference to her deci ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You
Loved it- I'm such a big fan (I learned that we're called "Achievers" as in the little Lebowski urban achievers (and proud we are of all of them)) Rea ...more
Sep 16, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Listened to this on audio on my trip to Portland and back. Very good. And sad, of course. I saw that they (father and son) had appeared on Oprah when ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
Let It Snow
Darling! Just perfect if you're in the mood for fluffy but quality teen romance. John Green totally delivered per usual, and Maureen Johnson's story w ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 13, 2009
Why We Broke Up
This is an extremely well-written book. I had to take little breaks because it was just so *real*. The love story, the heartbreak, the dialogue betwee ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Great book! Bummed it's a series ..I appreciate that there's a lot of story to tell but I'm kind of sick of everything being a series these days. Woul ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
What a beautiful book. A loving and touching tribute to both a dear friendship and a special dog. She's an incredible writer, and I've written down ma ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Remember Me
Definitely in my top five of MHC books- surprising because it's a fairly recent one. (I feel like she's been phoning it in a bit lately). Loved this o ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy
Hmm, books by comedians are tough for me. I often like it better if I take a long time to read it- a chapter here and a chapter there. Or listen to it ...more
May 18, 2013
May 18, 2013
Jubilee Trail
I have such strong memories of reading this book as a high schooler (nestled between the pages of my Anatomy textbook). I found it randomly on the she ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
LOVED it. Absolutely. Didn't want it to end, I almost started reading it again from the beginning when I finished it. One of my favorite characters ev ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1)
Loved it!! Adventure/sci-fi about a future society that has been taking resources (and babies) from outside the walls for the "good of the enclave." E ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
Eleanor & Park
Love love love x 100. Reminds me of both Chris Crutcher and John Green. One of my favorite love stories- don't even have the words to describe it. My ...more
May 04, 2013
May 04, 2013
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