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I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
I think I would have LOVED this book in High School, but something happened to me when I either turned 40 or had a baby (because they happened at the ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Aug 20, 2008
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
This was a quick read and when it was all over, I just felt happy. Even though A J is not very likable in the beginning, I still enjoyed his subtle hu ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The way the inside cover describes Bernadette, I am not sure if I will like her. Oh, but she is delightful! Even though I don't usually care for books ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Fun fungus. Especially if you love books, libraries, games and clues/puzzles. Read this with my 9 y/o son.
Dec 12, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
Fun book about a boy and his friend staying with his grandparents for the week while they attend nature camp. Fun to see how the narration of the stor ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
I hate the title, but the book is very fun. Read it with my 7 year old son. A great boy book. Fast moving--something is happening in every chapter. I ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1)
Blurb: Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of s ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 01, 2010
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
I would like to find more books like this. To read about Amy Chua's parenting style opened my eyes and helped me see that my husband's way of talking ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
Fire Study (Study, #3)
My cousin's review sums up how I felt about the book:
I was a little annoyed with Fire Study despite really liking the first two books in the trilogy.
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
The Light Between Oceans
Best Book Club Book I have ever read!! In fact, best book I have read in a long time. TEN STARS. The time is just after WWI. The place is a small isla ...more
May 18, 2013
May 15, 2013
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
Wow. Now I understand why I saw everybody on the bus reading the DaVinci Code a few years back. He keeps you in suspense from page 2. I absolutely lov ...more
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
If I Stay was told from Mia's POV. She was always a little insecure about her relationship with Adam. Her family is in a car accident and while she is ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Black Hills
I think I was giving this book 4 stars, but the ending surprised me, so I bumped it up a notch. How do I describe this book? A young Lakota boy counts ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House
Loved this book! Kaline is a 7 year old boy going into 3rd grade. One day he woke up to find his father gone and his mother sitting around spacing out ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
After You
A story that explores death, loss and relationships. I enjoyed the characters and the story the only thing that bothered me is that it is supposed to ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
The Natural Laws of Good Luck: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage
This book is a true story of one woman's marriage to a man from China. Because of my own marriage, I was very interested in reading this book and was ...more
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
Adam & Eve: A Novel
Not sure if I will finish this book. I remember enjoying Ahab's Wife by the same author, but this book is a little strange. Set in the near future, th ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Rumour Has It
Tilly came home from work to find her boyfriend had moved out without notice. She spends the weekend away in the hometown of her best friend Erin. Til ...more
Sep 04, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
At the back of my mind this book kept reminding me of The Hunger Games. Max is the young heroine and reminds me a little of Katniss. Also the situatio ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Indian Killer
In the first half of the book, I was giving it 4 or 5 stars. I enjoyed the writing style, the introduction of the characters. The characters were inte ...more
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
The Man from Beijing
What I thought was a mass murder mystery in Sweden ended up being an interesting story that turned political and discussed things about China that I h ...more
Jun 09, 2010
May 08, 2010
Skull Duggery (Gideon Oliver, #16)
2.5 stars. Interesting read. I like forensics and archeology stuff, but as far as a "mystery" wasnt very suspenseful and no real surprises.
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God
Normally I am critical of these stories that spend too much time on the before and after and not enough time on the visit in heaven. This book has the ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Between Seasons
It's 1970 and 19 year old Patrick is about to be drafted except that he falls down the stairs and break his neck and dies. His mother can't stand to b ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog
This rating was made by my son. He loved this book and wants more like it. I thought it was OK. I was rather surprised to see that on Amazon, 9 people ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)
I really liked book 1, but it seems this series fizzled out. Maybe I need to re-read book 1. I thought I remembered Evie as being cool and confident, ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
The Secret Life of Bees
One of those stories that is hard to put down. Nice narrative, interesting characters, the only part I had a hard time with was when Lily discovered t ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1)
Gaia is one of the poor living outside of a gated "more advanced" society. It's 2390 thereabouts and Lake Superior is now called Unlake Superior. Her ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves
A collection of experiments done on the neuroplasticity of the brain as presented in a conference with the Dalai Lama. Lots of interesting information ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 04, 2010
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Alvin Ho, #1)
Loved it!! I read this book to Joey and I was often laughing out loud and then having to explain what was so funny to Joey. It didnt all go over his h ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
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