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City of Lost Dreams (City of Dark Magic, #2)
3.76
it was amazing
The Magnus Flyte series is a PURE delight. It's like the modern-day equivalent of The Princess Bride, packed with something for everyone - romance, hi ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
 
Shotgun Lovesongs
3.77
it was amazing
Went to bed early, intending on catching up on sleep, then made the mistake of picking up "Shotgun Lovesongs." Could NOT put that book down, and four ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Jun 25, 2014
 
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
4.08
it was amazing
Oh man...just when I thought I couldn't love "The Princess Bride" any more...

This book is warm and wonderful and gives the reader an insider's view in
...more
Aug 17, 2015
Oct 09, 2014
 
Everyone Worth Knowing
3.39
liked it
Let's see...girl gets job in a swanky field that many other girls would kill to have, but she's too smart and too "above it" to see what the big deal ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
The Hypnotist's Love Story
3.69
it was amazing
I love Liane Moriarty. She writes wonderful, lovely books that always have sympathetic, familiar, yet complex characters who don't always turn out to ...more
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 07, 2015
 
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
4.01
I've never felt so woefully misled by a book description in all my life.

Excited by the rave reviews of this book, I looked forward to reading it the
...more
Oct 23, 2015
Oct 23, 2015
 
Landline
3.55
liked it
[SPOILERS BELOW]

There's so much I love about Rainbow Rowell's writing - her pitch-perfect dialogue, her witty asides, her fantastic references to the
...more
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015
 
Against the Tide
3.92
it was ok
I felt a little bamboozled by this story, which is the biggest reason for the two stars.

The beginning of the story drew me in - I loved Lydia at firs
...more
Dec 2015
Dec 01, 2015
 
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
3.44
it was ok
If you're dying to read a book where the author ruminates on the beauty of being a spinster yet "can barely walk down the street without winding up wi ...more
Jul 23, 2016
Sep 24, 2015
 
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
4.16
really liked it
Finished it in two days. After reading "Life" by Keith Richards and this book in the same month, I have but one tip to those about to (write) rock (me ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
4.23
it was ok
I LOVED Pillars of The Earth, but this one just felt like it was trying too hard. Especially in the beginning...every character felt so one dimensiona ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
4.06
liked it
A great sequel to "If I Stay". The only critical feedback I had was that I liked the *idea* of doing a flashback every other chapter of the years in b ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
 
The Monsters of Templeton
3.58
it was amazing
I was blown away by this book. I am horrible with reviews, but let me say this: There's a lot of characters in this book, and every one of them is fas ...more
Jan 2009
May 14, 2011
 
A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
3.82
it was amazing
This book is AMAZING. I seriously cannot say enough good things about it. It takes the struggle with weight and shines a light on how it's really, at ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders
3.47
really liked it
Super fun! I love Brandi's snark and candor, and this book didn't disappoint - it's the book version of my favorite reality TV show. A fluffy, gossipy ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
 
The Divorce Papers
3.25
liked it
Eh. I loved the format of the book - the story is told entirely through email, memos, letters, and legal documents - but I found myself skipping forwa ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
Life
3.84
liked it
A great, entertaining read. Not quite as juicy as I was expecting - I would have liked there to be more about his current family life, etc - but Richa ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.87
liked it
I'm a complete sucker for big, epic, sweeping historical novels. I wasn't as sunk down into this one as I thought I would be, but definitely enjoyed t ...more
May 14, 2011
May 12, 2011
 
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
3.54
it was amazing
Hilarious, juicy, and funcational

At more than a couple points in the book, I found myself laughing so hard that I was wheeze-crying. I loved the tips
...more
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
 
The Sugar Queen
3.98
really liked it
Loved the way Allen added a magical element to the characters in a way that was so off-hand and normalized that it made you do a double-take later in ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
 
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
3.92
really liked it
This series kept catching my eye, but after quickly reading a couple sections of the first book in the bookstore, I was bored and decided not to inves ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
 
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
3.12
did not like it
So annoyed with this book...the story is set in a small town in Wisconsin, and the author apparently believes that sprinkling every character's dialog ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 26, 2014
 
Possession (Possession, #1)
3.60
liked it
The premise and imagination of the story was completely fascinating, and I could definitely see this book being made into a blockbuster movie series. ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
The Historian
3.77
liked it
This book is DENSE. It caught me in the beginning, and I found myself enjoying it thoroughly for about the first 1/3 of the book. The problem, however ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)
3.81
really liked it
Half Bad is the YA paranormal equivalent of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Stark, full of violence, but with an underlying emotional current that ma ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
Outlander (Outlander #1)
4.20
it was ok
I am a total sucker for historical romance novels, but I just could not get into this book. I understand that time travel could be confusing for some ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Rumors (Luxe, #2)
3.85
really liked it
LOVED it! It's like "Gossip Girl" for those of us who love historical/period reads (and I am a SUCKER for those). Lush storytelling, interesting chara ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
Secrets The Secret Never Told You;Law of Attraction for Instant Manifestation Miracles: 5 Secrets Never Told on How to Use the Law of Attraction (Law of ... Instant Manifestation Miracles Book Book 2)
4.43
it was amazing
Valued clarity

If you're mystified as why you keep trying to manifest something but it doesn't seem to be working - especially in regards to manifestin
...more
Feb 14, 2016
Feb 14, 2016
 
Fated (Dark Protectors, #1)
3.94
I'm becoming increasingly annoyed with lead characters who are supposed to be spunky, smart, and brave but just end up being dumb, poor-decision-makin ...more
Sep 24, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
Dark Witch (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #1)
3.90
liked it
This is so not my usual read, but I found I had a hard time putting it down…it was delightfully sweet reading candy (the sex scenes weren't too shabby ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
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