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How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America
this book made me really angry. like gripping the book so hard that my knuckles turned red angry. so i think page accomplished her goal. it's a look a ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s
as with any collection of essays (especially those more academic leaning), there's always some great ones and some not-so-great ones. unsurprisingly, ...more
May 19, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Looking for Alaska
okay, after my experience with an abundance of katherines and the advice of a john green fan, i decided to give his work another go but this time, try ...more
May 07, 2009
May 05, 2009
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
I was ready to give up on The Diviners less than 100 pages in; I found Evie extremely annoying and found the time & setting to be way too played u ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Jun 23, 2012
Perfect Fifths (Jessica Darling, #5)
maybe i'm a bad jessica darling fan but this novel wasn't what i've come to expect from the series. something was missing - i don't know if it's the f ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
funny and sweet story "written" by the daughter of a reclusive former architect and a praised technological genius.

it was a bit confusing at first, d
Mar 27, 2014
Aug 18, 2012
A recommended read for any women in their late 20s/early 30s, living in a major city and not totally sure what they're doing with their life. I might ...more
Nov 19, 2014
Mar 01, 2014
Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music
if you're a fan of independent record labels and a strong DIY ethic, i suggest you read this book, even if you know nothing about k records.

love rock
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
as someone who can remember watching nbc's thursday night line-up for as long as i can remember, i found this book to be a lot of fun. while it tells ...more
May 16, 2012
May 11, 2012
Station Eleven
A beautiful, literary take on the oh-so-popular dystopian trend.

Station Eleven follows survivors of the Georgia Flu, both during the days as the flu
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
childhood on-set schizophrenia isn't something that you see in movies or television or even in books, so this memoir offered a look into the world of ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Mission Adulthood
overall, i liked this book - i didn't love it, i didn't hate it, i just liked it. it's pleasing to read things about your generation that don't paint ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Love in the Asylum
well, i liked this book. i certainly didn't love it. i felt equally engrossed in both oscar & alba's stories and the letters from the library. whe ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Sep 23, 2009
In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Essays on Film, Fandom, Technology, and the Culture of Riffing
as a newer fan of mst3k (a little less than 2 years), i knew i wouldn't get all the references in this book nor would i have seen all the episodes. st ...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Batwoman: Elegy
My introduction to Batwoman. She's a character I've read about (including the anger regarding not allowing her to marry her girlfriend in the New 52) ...more
Dec 03, 2014
Dec 04, 2014
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
this book was difficult to read at points but i'm positive that was intentional. some of the thoughts that ran through daelyn's mind reminded me of my ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
i finished this book this afternoon and it's been on my mind still, mostly because i found the ending disappointing. at first, i couldn't get into the ...more
Jun 18, 2013
May 25, 2013
Scooter Girl
it wasn't the best graphic novel i've ever read but it had some fun moments. the "plotting to kill the girl" part was where i really lost my interest, ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
The Age of Miracles
it's only august but i think i can say this is the best book i've read this year.

an incredible debut; the writing is so simple and so powerful. not o
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Gone Girl
Geez, talk about your unreliable narrator. I hated almost everyone in this book and that made it even more fun to read. The end felt like a bit of a c ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2012
Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body
while reading this, i didn't feel like i was reading a book; sometimes it felt like i was reading a really good blog entry and others, it felt like i ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Testament of Jessie Lamb
it sounds cliche but really, this book makes you think. is jessie a heroine? if so, is she fighting for a cause or some other reason?

the characters i
Jun 20, 2012
May 13, 2012
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
even though i wasn't done in time for FYA book club, i was determined to finish this book!

when i first read the description (and title), i rolled my
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
first of all, this book is a must have for any library that serves a large puerto rican population.

an excellent way to introduce younger readers to t
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
The Haunting of Hill House
now, we have always lived in the castle is one of my favorite books and of course, "the lottery" is probably my #2 favorite short story, so i had high ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Jesus Land: A Memoir
completely engrossing! i stayed up past my bedtime to finish this book. julia's story is so unbelievable that you almost don't believe it, until the v ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
i really wanted to like this book. it started off strong but the further it went along, the more it dissolved. i'm not sure cain knew what direction s ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
reading this made me want to stop buying cheaply made clothes and begin working with what i have - mending the things that need mending, etc. i also w ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin
this book presents a look into america's mental health system and one that i'd like to see further investigated. vincent checks herself in three diffe ...more
Jan 21, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
Funny Girl
A lighthearted romp through 1960s London and the making of a beloved BBC comedy series. Some of it was a bit expected but I really enjoyed this book a ...more
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 02, 2015
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