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One Fifth Avenue
3.33
really liked it
This was the first of Bushnell's fiction books that I enjoyed. Written in a style similar to classics such as Peyton Place or Tales of the City--this ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Hundred Secret Senses
3.97
liked it
While Amy Tan again proves that she is an amzing voice in the Asian experience I really just couldnt get into this book nearly enough. I think because ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Jan 01, 2013
 
The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2)
4.04
really liked it
This book is in someways more twisted than the other books... The characters are reeling from the death of one of their own--but a larger problem as c ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
How They Met, and Other Stories
3.76
really liked it
David Levithan continues to be one of my favorite young adult writers with this collection of short stories. While I disappointed that his growth, as ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2009
 
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
3.89
it was amazing
This was my first Judy Blume Book in years (I dont even remember which one I read before this) and I was never particularly drawn to try this one... W ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
And Then There Were None
4.23
it was amazing
This is probably my favorite Christie novel for a million reasons ranging from plot, the characters, the langauge and the careful insertion of red her ...more
May 11, 2012
May 31, 2012
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.10
it was amazing
A face to haunt us all. If this book doesn't move you then I don't need you in my life. Seriously
not set
May 16, 2007
 
The Hunter (The Forbidden Game, #1)
4.01
really liked it
I read this series as teen and remembered enjoying it but not as much as some other Smith novels. Rereading it though as an adult--this book is really ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Shorn: Toys to Men: A Memoir
4.11
really liked it
A hard read of obsession that at times feels beyond belief--between the hair cuts, the hustlers and the shoplifting this story gets incredibly dark. T ...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
Republic
3.90
it was amazing
The analogy of the cave changed my life profoundly.
not set
Jun 01, 2007
 
General Hospital: The Complete Scrapbook
4.24
it was amazing
I am a huge fan of this show and grew up on the various characters from Robin, Dawn, Brenda, Jax, Steve, Colton, the Quartermaines and so many more. T ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
This Side of Paradise
3.68
it was amazing
Fitzgerald is probably my favorite American author and this book continues to show that Great Gatsby was not a one off but part of rich library of ama ...more
Apr 25, 2010
May 05, 2010
 
Sure of You (Tales of the City, #6)
4.01
really liked it
The final book in original cannon has grown on me sine I first read it years ago. Each of the many characters in the series gets a cameo in the story- ...more
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2007
 
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
3.16
it was amazing
I found myself really sucked into the stories of Caitlin, Vicki, Sabrina and Amy as well as the boys Jake, William and even Nathan. I am a huge fan of ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 23, 2008
 
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
3.88
really liked it
This book of essay attempts in various ways to breakdown the mystique of the works of Jane Austen. Done from a slew of appriachs, some more clinical t ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
O Pioneers!
3.84
really liked it
This was my first time reading Willa Cather and I simply fell in love... Her prose style is simple and direct but also vivid in it's description of na ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
The Lover's Dictionary
3.89
it was amazing
Once again Levithan takes what could be a cutesy concept--this time telling a story in dictionary form--and manages to get an audience invested in the ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Another World 35th Anniversary: The 35th Anniversary Celebration
4.57
it was amazing
Boston did not show Another World until the tail end of its run--so I didn't grow up with the show. But being a huge soap junkie I had heard plenty ab ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
4.21
it was amazing
This is probably my favorite of the Anne books.... Her going off to college, expanding her firendships wuth new and old friends, a possible romantic t ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
3.68
really liked it
This book is a great capturing of teenage confusion and disillusionment. I found I love the character of James and his thought process about the world ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.48
liked it
Okay

I have been struggling with this book for awhile now and finally finished in an airport because of a delayed flight. It seems I just could not get
...more
not set
Mar 30, 2009
 
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir
3.71
it was amazing
I love a good nonfiction narrative and this book by Janice Erlbaum is one of my favorites... It's about being young in a diffcult family situtation, a ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Young and the Restless, Special Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition
4.33
really liked it
It is a great breakdown of the run of the show--perfect recaps of the storylines told in great prose. I kept turning the pages during the early years ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
3.45
really liked it
It's darker and somewhat unkinder than some of their previous combinations like Nick and Norah or Dash and Lily but I totally loved the dynamic and fr ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Jan 05, 2012
 
The Carlyles (Gossip Girl: The Carlyles, #1)
3.48
liked it
I think my biggest problem with this novel was it was meant to be a reboot of the series with all new characters... Which I loved because I was glad t ...more
not set
Jun 30, 2008
 
Doctor Zhivago
4.03
really liked it
I read this book years ago back during my Russian novelist phase while still in high school so I knew what would happen but forgot the details. So muc ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
All My Children: The Complete Family Scrapbook
4.25
really liked it
I started reading this book in light of the show being canceled from ABC.... And it is a great book that covers up until the mid 90s... It is so much ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
A Really Nice Prom Mess
3.89
really liked it
One of my favorite books in a while by a screenwriter I loved... The characters are messed up, the story is over the top and foolish and it reads like ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jan 05, 2012
 
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
4.21
really liked it
This series is pretty constant so it is hard to review the books one by one... I still enjoy the character, the style of writing and the general tone. ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
4.04
liked it
This was the hardest one to read.... I didnt like the style of letter writing, I missed Gilbert and Diana and Pippa and even the new kids at the Gable ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 31, 2011
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