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Hungry Woman in Paris
I loved "Real Women Have Curves" so I was excited to find a novel from the same writer. I'm also a sucker for books that even mention cooking! What a ...more
Jul 18, 2009
May 15, 2009
Sundays at Tiffany's
**spoiler alert** I've always loved James Patterson. I love that the same guy who writes a murderous thriller also writes a tear-jerking chick book. I ...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
Eating Heaven
So far, this book has been a great read, but has moved a little slowly. It's about a woman in her late thirties - single, overweight freelance writer ...more
Oct 04, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
I read Barefoot because it was on everyone's summer reading list. I love stories where people with little in common get woven together. In this book, ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
Little Bee
I'll admit, I picked this book up based on the reviews. I didn't know much about it, but I had been seeing it in the bestseller list. We all know that ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
Family Trust
If I could give 2.5 stars, I would have. 3 is a little too much for this book. The story was horribly predictable and didn't have much imagination. It ...more
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
There's Cake in My Future
I really enjoyed this book. Nicole, Melissa and Seema have been friends forever. At Nicole's bridal shower, she arranges a cake pull, where guests pul ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
The Samurai's Garden
I feel lukewarm about this book. I didn't have any expectations going in as my mother-in-law let me borrow it. I didn't seek it out. For a short book, ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
I had such high expectations from this book and it fell flat. This book reads like the world's longest newspaper article, with it's third person narat ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
House Rules
There are two reasons I love Jodi Picoult: her language and the way she makes you feel about the "bad guy." Her writing style is dynamic and intellige ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
The Glass Castle
This book would have been good if it was about 100 pages shorter. Maybe only 50. The Walls' family antics were a good mix of funny and disturbing. The ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
The Shack
I think this is going to be one of those books that people either love or hate. I'm in the latter group.

First off, this book is poorly written. It too
Mar 03, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Before I Go
**spoiler alert** I kind of hated it and as I got through the 400 freaking pages, I hated it even more.

First of all, this book is f'ing long. It takes
Dec 2008
Nov 07, 2008
The One That I Want
Worst. Editing. Ever. If I didn't know better, I would say that Scotch must have published this book in her basement and didn't let a single other per ...more
Aug 10, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Something Blue
**spoiler alert** The biggest problem with this book is that it centers around someone we were just set up to hate in the prequel. Once we hear Darcy' ...more
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Orange Is the New Black
I liked this book a lot. It is one of the few memoirs that has a perfect blend of character and experience without getting too preachy. Her story is b ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
The Kite Runner
The best thing about Hosseini's book is that he opens your eyes to a time and a place that most authors can't. I wouldn't have known about the Russian ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
Amaryllis in Blueberry
Amaryllis in Blueberry is a book about a family that tries to escape its skeletons by becoming missionaries in West Africa. The Slepy family has issue ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
The Help
I can tell a book is good if it makes me worried that I'm going to miss my subway stop. This book had me doing just that. I was a little put off where ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Southern Lights
This was my first Danielle Steel book and I didn't love it. It seems hokey. The storyline wasn't awful, just undeveloped. It actually seemed like a bo ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
I wanted to read this book because I'm about to travel to wine country. I saw this movie when it first came out and wanted to revisit it. I don't typi ...more
May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010
My Life in France
I really liked this book. I found the subject matter fascinating. I'm impressed at the authors' abilities to turn a mundane episode into something int ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
The Opposite of Me
This book reads like every book I've read recently: two women, one is smart, the other is pretty and they hate each other for what the other one has. ...more
Aug 05, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
**spoiler alert** If I was the type to not finish a book, I wouldn't have finished this one. It's really slow reading for no real purpose. It's not li ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Dec 23, 2008
Room is the story of Jack, a 5 year old boy born to a woman who was kidnapped and raped by her captor of seven years. The story is told through Jack's ...more
Jan 19, 2011
Sep 17, 2010
Fly Away Home
**spoiler alert** This book is good for a lot of reasons. It's a new take on an old story (cheating). It's a little bit "ripped from the headlines", w ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto
My Fair Lazy is a memoir detailing Jen Lancaster's journey to become more cultured. Tired of her perceived inadequacy in social situations that requir ...more
Feb 2011
Jul 14, 2010
Heart of the Matter
**spoiler alert** This book is not what I expected at all. When I read the synopsis and even up through the first few chapters, I thought this was goi ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Good Enough to Eat
I really wanted to like this book. I love Jen Lancaster, so I figured that her BFF is my BFF, right? I also love books about food, so this seemed righ ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Aug 10, 2010
This Is Where We Live
This is Where We Live is the story of Claudia and Jeremy, a young married couple who, like a lot of people in the last few years, got in over their he ...more
May 18, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
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