Love Walked In
3.68
I was skeptical about this book at first - a former coworker at the bookstore told me I had to read it, but we tend to have different taste. I expecte...more
Mar 2007
May 25, 2007
 
The Constant Princess
3.83
This was actually the second attempt I made at reading this book. The first failed about fifty pages in: I simply couldn't buy the premise. Apparently...more
Mar 2007
May 24, 2007
 
When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1)
4.05
Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors, and I continue to be surprised by how well she does in such a variety of genres. This is the first in her 1-8...more
Mar 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language
3.57
This fascinating book provides an overview of the history of the English language, focusing on the way it changed over time and what caused these chan...more
Jun 2007
May 22, 2007
 
North By Northanger: Or The Shades of Pemberley (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #3)
3.77
This is the third in Bebris's series of paranormal mysteries featuring Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. It wasn't as good as the first one, but was sti...more
Mar 2007
May 26, 2007
 
Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
4.12
This is the third* in Macomber's series about a yarn store in an idyllic place called Blossom St. I actually liked it better than the second. Each boo...more
Jun 2007
May 22, 2007
 
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #4)
3.78
I've loved this whole series, although I thought the first was the best, and the third not quite as good as the others. I was happy to find that the f...more
Jan 2007
Apr 26, 2007
 
Salem Falls
3.77
I loved Picoult's Plain Truth, so every once in a while, I read another of her novels, hoping to recapture the magic. It hasn't worked so far, althoug...more
Apr 2007
May 31, 2007
 
Triangle
3.46
On one level, this novel is the "What really happened at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire?" historical semi-mystery that one would expect from the...more
Apr 2007
Jun 06, 2007
 
Meet Rebecca (American Girls: Rebecca, #1)
3.91
Okay, I'll admit it - I've been reading American Girl books for 21 years and I still adore them. This is the first book about Rebecca, the child of Ru...more
Jan 2010
Jan 01, 2010
 
The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name
3.98
This books is supposedly about the 1507 German map that used the word "America" for the first time, but it's actually about a lot more than that, and...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
 
It Will Come To Me: A Novel
2.92
It Will Come to Me tells of Ben, a sixty-ish philosophy professor, and his wife Ruth, a novelist turned bored faculty wife who hasn't written anything...more
Jan 02, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
Meet Julie (American Girls: Julie, #1)
3.89
This is the first in another of the American Girl historical series, if we're calling things set eight years before I was born historical. Which I sup...more
Feb 2010
Feb 25, 2010
 
Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet, #2)
4.08
The first book in this series, Vision in White, was the only romance to make it onto my "best books I read in 2009" list, so I was very excited to get...more
Jan 02, 2010
Dec 31, 2009
 
The Joys of Love
3.48
**spoiler alert** This is actually one of L'Engle's first novels, set in the 1940s and written in the 1950s or so, but it was just published this year...more
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia, #1)
3.94
This debut novel tells the story of a young widow, Lady Julia Grey, who decides that her husband's death was not what it seemed and begins to investig...more
Feb 2007
May 22, 2007
 
Peaches (Peaches, #1)
3.62
I've heard that Anderson is the originator of the concept behind the popular Traveling Pants series; the publisher bought her idea but hired Brashares...more
Feb 2007
May 22, 2007
 
Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
4.23
J.D. Robb is the name under which Nora Roberts writes futuristic mysteries about Eve Dallas, police detective. I will turn in my "literary snob" sash...more
Feb 2007
May 22, 2007
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.54
I tend to call Meyer's books "the one teen vampire romance series worth reading." (In my experience, at least. I'm certainly open to other suggestions...more
Feb 2007
May 23, 2007
 
Jennifer Government
3.65
This was a selection for the sci fi/fantasy book club I attend. I had heard good things about this book from so many different people, and I ended up...more
Mar 2007
May 25, 2007
 
Selected Cantos
3.82
I'm not very good at reading contemporary poetry. Give me Catullus or Donne or Tennyson and I'm fine. I'm iffy on most of the new stuff, though. (Ther...more
Feb 2007
May 22, 2007
 
The Secrets of Peaches (Peaches, #2)
3.75
This was that rare case: a sequel I liked slightly better than its predecessor. In most ways, The Secrets of Peaches is like Peaches - same characters...more
Mar 2007
May 29, 2007
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
3.97
I'd actually never read this one before. I read three or four of the Narnia books as a kid, and liked them, but lost interest somehow and never finish...more
Jan 2008
Feb 24, 2008
 
Magic Hour
4.09
Ellie is a small town police chief who is totally out of her league when a potentially feral child wanders out of the forest into her town. Her sister...more
Jan 2008
Feb 24, 2008
 
Tell Me a Riddle
4.07
I'd never heard of Tillie Olsen until a friend recommended this small book of four short stories. I was very impressed; the voice is both distinctive...more
Mar 2007
May 30, 2007
 
The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn: A Novel
3.30
A homeless man has a vision that a teen girl at a local restaurant is actually an incarnation of the Virgin Mary. He spreads his message, the media be...more
Mar 2007
May 26, 2007
 
Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls, #1)
3.72
This is Meg Cabot's first book for younger readers. I wasn't sure how well her signature tone would transfer to this genre, but I was impressed. This,...more
Mar 08, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
 
They Did It with Love
3.53
This literary mystery is set amongst a book club in hoity-toity Greenwich, CT. It revolves in point of view between many characters, focusing on Sofie...more
Feb 2008
Feb 24, 2008
 
Code Name Cassandra (1-800-Where-R-You, #2)
4.05
This is the second in Cabot's 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU series. It was very similar to the first - practically identical in quality - but the plot was differe...more
Apr 2007
May 31, 2007
 
The Cult of Perfection: Making Peace with Your Inner Overachiever
3.16
Wilson was the CIA agent outed after her husband, Joe Wilson, was seen as opposing the Bush administration. It was fascinating to read her side of the...more
Feb 2008
Feb 24, 2008
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