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Gone Girl
There isn't much I can say about this book that would not be considered spoilers. Suffice it to say that it was 10% what I expected (a woman disappear ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Moving Day: A Thriller
I acquired Jonathan Stone's new thriller via the Amazon first program. Prime members are emailed once a month with several books to choose from and ge ...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Rump is a book that I received through my class Scholastic Book order. Scholastic offered this and two other books as a getting ready for the year pac ...more
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
A Tangle of Knots
A Tangle of Knots is one of the Battle of the Books books for my fifth grade students and one that most of my class had read before Christmas break ro ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
The Rosie Project
This was a lovely gem of a book! I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Don and The Wife Project. Don's voice was almost like having Sheldon Cooper from Bi ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
The Wednesday Wars
I ordered this from my class book order as a free pick because it looked interesting and I wanted to have a few more historical fiction books in our c ...more
Oct 11, 2009
Oct 04, 2009
Counting by 7s
Willow Chance is twelve years old and she is a genius. She has been fortunate to be adopted by parents who, though they may not always understand her ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
Just Like a Musical
The story of Ruby navigating her own world and finding first love and independence was a nice summer diversion for me. It was the perfect type of book ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
This was an easy read and filled a couple of hours of my day. The plot was interesting enough, though I felt like the writing, at times, was simplisti ...more
Dec 29, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
Sleeping with Paris (A Paris Romance)
I agree with what another reviewer said. It kept my interest, but I felt that it was somewhat predictable. Perhaps my age or simply not being able to ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
Let It Snow
I loved John Green and Maureen Johnson books, so it was a no brainer to pick this one up. Each of the three authors gives a tale that weaves into the ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 24, 2008
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
This was an okay book; amusing for what it was worth, but I really couldn't give it more than two stars. It felt an awful lot like Brigit Jones, but w ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
Odd and the Frost Giants
I had been waiting to be able to purchase this book from the first time Neil Gaiman mentioned it on his journal. It popped up on Amazon for only $1.99 ...more
Jan 08, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
Un Lun Dun
This was a book that popped up in Amazon when it saw that I enjoyed Clive Barker's Abarat. I am so glad that I thought to write it down. It was fantas ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks, #2)
What happens when you take well loved characters and transport them away from the summer vacation in which you came to love them? You take them home, ...more
Apr 30, 2008
May 04, 2008
Easily Amused
A fun story, but seemed really rushed at the end! I enjoyed getting to know the characters and loved the way the author described King Street and all ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
The Wednesday Sisters
I really liked the narrator of this book and particularly that it took place in the late 60s and early 70s. The story follows five women who are very ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
I've been on a chick lit tear lately. This rates so-so. It's amusing, for the most part, but the plot doesn't quite wrap up in the end. Everyone gets ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
I really enjoyed this and felt like it was a much more rich experience than the original series in a lot of ways. I liked the ideas of the dual nature ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan does it again! I dare say that I like this one better than the Olympian series, but it is mostly because I find Egyptian mythology more f ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 03, 2010
Perfect on Paper: The (MIS)Adventures of Waverly Bryson
Such a fun and quick read! Found this one as a $3.99 Kindle book and read it in 24 hours. I love that the main character, Waverly, was friendly and re ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
The Bitch-Proof Suit
Really, I would have given it a 2.5 stars if I could...A good summer read, although at times the character's were a tad annoying. It wrapped up very q ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
The Phantom Tollbooth
This is, arguably, where many children's book authors looks to gather inspiration. During a time when publishing companies were churning out books for ...more
Sep 2004
Dec 30, 2007
We Were Liars
I started this book because a friend wanted to know what type of ending it had and whether she should read it or not. I won't reveal the ending, but I ...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
There are no read words to describe how wonderful this book is! It is the story of young Hugo, who lives in a train station. His father was killed in ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 29, 2007
Before I Fall
I kept hearing about this book and I finally got around to reading it. You really dislike Sam and her friends through much of this book, but Lauren Ol ...more
May 10, 2011
Jul 28, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
Beautiful, thoughtful and funny. I feel like I cried for the last 50 pages, but not in the conventional way...I was blown away by the improbably beaut ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)
Better than I thought it was going to be and really started to like the characters. It bummed me out that I knew what Bree's ultimate end would be and ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
The Help
I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. This is a reminder, an education, and a thought-provoking story to say the least. When an auth ...more
May 06, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
Son (The Giver, #4)
I loved this! I finally get my closure on what happened with Jonas and the baby. I also loved how the author wrapped the stories of the other characte ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
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