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Paper Towns
This book is awfully similar to John Green's first book, Looking For Alaska, in that it revolves around a mysterious girl no one really knows but ever ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
The Book Thief
I am not sure quite what to say about this book other than I think the story is powerful and that this is a novel that high schoolers will soon (if no ...more
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)
4.5 stars. I'm almost surprised by how exciting and gripping this was! Davy is a normal, musically-talented girl who - like everyone else - has her DN ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 09, 2013
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
Paige is a rare type of clairvoyant who works for the underground, as all kind of "unnatural" behavior - including clairvoyance - has been outlawed. A ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney
I found this book at the library and loved it! The story revolves around 15-year-old Sparrow, who comes from a psychic family and lives in the medium- ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
Lock In
What a great story! I couldn't put this down. It takes place in the future, after Haden's Syndrome has affected millions of people. It's a disease tha ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Come to the Edge
I won an advanced copy of this memoir through the FirstReads program. The author, who grew up in New York with a circle of friends that included JFK J ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Small Blessings
I heard of this book when it was first released, but I didn't get around to picking it up until a friend recommended it. Tom is a college professor wh ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Oct 29, 2014
3.5 stars. Claire, a teen girl who temporarily finds herself in someone else's body whenever there's an electrical storm, wakes up in someone else's b ...more
Jan 14, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
John Adams
For the thoroughness of the content in this book and the author's obviously meticulous research, I'd give this book five stars; for its actual readabi ...more
Nov 16, 2014
Apr 30, 2009
The Hundred-Year House
This was such an odd book. I'm not sure where I heard of it, but I liked the beginning of it enough to keep reading away. It's told in multiple sectio ...more
Sep 20, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Tragedy of Arthur
This book was a struggle to get through - and ultimately I couldn't get through it, finding myself flipping pages without a clue what had just happene ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
The Half Life of Molly Pierce
This was an interesting book - not necessarily one that I loved, but parts did stick in my mind, so it ultimately did what I think the author set out ...more
Nov 06, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Don't Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., #4)
Of the four books in this series, this one (the 4th) is definitely my favorite. Katie, the heroine, has gone back to her home state of Texas, running ...more
May 26, 2008
Apr 06, 2008
Gone Girl
Amy Dunne disappears on her 5th wedding anniversary, leaving behind her husband Nick who's evasive with the police but swears he's innocent. There's n ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Garden Spells
I loved this book! It was sweet, magical, and just plain engrossing. The novel takes place in the small southern town of Bascam, where legend has it t ...more
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
This is the true story of the author's adventures trying to relive some of her happiest childhood memories, when she'd the Little House on the Prairie ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 06, 2011
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
I enjoyed this book overall, although not nearly as much as I liked its predecessor, The Cuckoo's Calling. This time, Cormoran Strikes gets hired by a ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
The Distant Hours
In 1992, a long-lost letter finally gets delivered to Edie's mom, who briefly tells Edie it was from the family she stayed with when she was sent out ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
The Goose Girl  (The Books of Bayern #1)
I wasn't sure about this book at the beginning, since the first few chapters didn't really capture my attention or imagination, but then the story sud ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Seven Stories Up
3.5 stars. Annie has never met her grandmother, a woman her mom doesn't like talking about. When her grandmother is dying, Annie finally travels with ...more
May 20, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
Nora's an average, if somewhat dumb, girl who meets a mysterious boy named Patch. Patch seems to know everything about Nora but refuses to reveal his ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
The Girl on the Train
This seems to be the book of the moment right now, as I can't escape ads for it and everyone seems to have heard of it! Of course I had to jump on the ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
The Expats
Kate is a former spy who quit her job to move to Luxembourg with her husband, Dexter, an IT security consultant for banks. She thought she'd be conten ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Alice leaves her home in the 1830's to move to Lowell and become one of the "mill girls", making her own living by working in a factory. There, she's ...more
Oct 20, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Rooftops of Tehran
3.5 stars. I really liked parts of this book, but others parts didn't appeal to me quite as much. Pasha is a teenager growing up in Iran right before ...more
Mar 15, 2010
May 21, 2009
Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #8)
Ahh, another Wimpy Kid book. It doesn't matter that these are written for a way younger audience than myself; they are so funny and entertaining! In t ...more
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Good Grief
A friend recommended this book to me, and it was a worthwhile read. It covers the span of about a year and a half, beginning two months after Sophie's ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)
The conclusion to the Ruby Red trilogy! And wow, did I ever speed through these books (definitely helped that they were all already released and trans ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Because It Is My Blood (Birthright, #2)
4.5 stars. It's been nearly two years since I read the first book in this trilogy, so I didn't remember it in detail, but this follow up did a nice jo ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Mar 07, 2012