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Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
liked it
So, I loved my Whole30 experience and have a serious girl crush on Melissa Hartwig, but I didn't love this book. The topic makes a great blog post the ...more
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 16, 2016
All the Light We Cannot See
it was amazing
Pure magic. The best book I've read in a long time. I think I held my breath for the last 100 pages. Impeccable.
Jun 14, 2015
Jul 30, 2014
The Couple Next Door
it was amazing
Best suspense I've read in a long time. The pace reminded me of Gone Girl. I could not put it down. Read it!!!!
Sep 22, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
liked it
Living without excess is my daily challenge and I really like many of her suggestions. The book seems geared to the single person, not the family with ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Dec 22, 2014
Glitter and Glue
it was amazing
I love this coming-of-age memoir. I have been meaning to read The Middle Place by the same author and picked this up when I saw it at the library. I m ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
When Breath Becomes Air
it was amazing
This might be the best book I've ever read. It spoke to me in such a profound, brave, honest, unblinking way about the meaning of life and the approac ...more
Jan 31, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
This is How It Always Is
it was amazing
I loved this book. Beautifully written. Poignant. Timely. Messy. Intense. Perfect. Lots to discuss at summer book club!
May 22, 2017
Oct 04, 2016
Modern Lovers
it was ok
This was a dumb book about a bunch of posers. I don't understand the hype. At all.
Aug 15, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
Superficial: More Adventures from The Andy Cohen Diaries
liked it
I listened to Andy Cohen read this on audiobook. Definitely entertaining for walking or plane ride, but the title is pretty accurate. And I'm not sure ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Dec 27, 2016
Yes Please
it was ok
I like Amy Poehler and think she's nice and funny. This book was a disappointing stream of consciousness with absolutely no planning, forethought, or ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
liked it
This book was thoroughly researched and well written. However, the story was a huge downer with no redemption in the end. Being a girl in China in the ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Dec 30, 2015
Miller's Valley
really liked it
Classic Anna Quidlen. Not much action, but amazing character development and beautiful writing. I love her observations on the mundane. Her main chara ...more
Aug 05, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
it was amazing
I'm so glad I finally read this classic. Anne Shirley for president!
Apr 30, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Station Eleven
really liked it
I found this book fascinating. It's a constant cliffhanger that keeps you reading. Fabulously written. I wish it had come together more neatly at the ...more
Jan 21, 2016
Sep 20, 2015
The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
really liked it
I'm hooked on this sweet series that celebrates three clever siblings who always rely on each other. Can't wait for Clare to read them in the next cou ...more
Sep 04, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
Still Alice
it was amazing
Wonderful book. Moving, thought-provoking, scary, well-written. I can't wait to see it on the big screen. Highly recommend.
Feb 15, 2015
Aug 03, 2011
The Children
really liked it
Well-written, quick, interesting. I love stories featuring layers of dysfunctional families.
Sep 03, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
Why Not Me?
really liked it
Mindy for President! Funny, smart, candid, inspiring.
Jan 10, 2016
May 31, 2015
Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
it was ok
Meh. At best, this book is a reminder to live your life in accord with your priorities (children, husband, family, etc.), and be mindful of the distra ...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 19, 2014
Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life
really liked it
I enjoyed Erin's fearless candor while discussing very personal topics. I also liked her designer tips on small details that can get overlooked but ma ...more
Feb 2015
Jan 27, 2015
Charlotte's Web
it was amazing
I read this nightly with my 5 year old and cherished every minute of this well-written and timeless story. I loved the overarching themes of friendshi ...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers)
liked it
More like 3.5 stars. I think this book would be better publicized as a group of essays. It was interesting, but didn't really hang together or have a ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
All the Missing Girls
it was ok
This was a very confusing book that wasn't even close to being good enough to redeem itself. The story is told forward and then backward and then forw ...more
Aug 21, 2016
Aug 07, 2016
The Precious One
really liked it
I absolutely love the way Marisa de los Santos writes. It's like reading pure art. I enjoyed and savored every phrase, paragraph, page, chapter. The p ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 15, 2015
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
it was amazing
Speechless. This book exceeded my already impossibly high expectations. I savored every word and never wanted it to end. So evocative and beautifully ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
As a longtime, die-hard Project Runway fan, I love Tim Gunn even more after reading this book. Tim was amazingly candid and the book reads like an ext ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2011
Southern Charm
liked it
Vapid, but mildly entertaining. Book 3 in my "read what you have" series.
Apr 11, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
really liked it
This was a cute, contemporary, well-written novel about learning to make your way in this big weird world despite your baggage. Great summer read.
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
it was amazing
I re-read this after Clare finished it. It was just as amazing as I remembered it. Brilliant, magical, well-written. Dumbledore for president!
Dec 13, 2015
Nov 29, 2015
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
it was amazing
ADORED THIS BOOK. It was summer reading for my 6 year old and we read it aloud together. How did I miss this one for the last 37 years? Shame on me an ...more
Jun 06, 2014
May 04, 2014
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