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Love the One You're With
Emily Giffin is a very talented writer. Her first two books were nearly impossible to put down, she wrote the main characters so sympathetically and r ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 20, 2008
Beach Music
The back cover of this book doesn't give a very good description of what the plot is about. And why would it (how could it?), when the plot is this mu ...more
May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
Mink River
Neawanaka is a fictitious town on the Oregon coast, and this book is filled with short chapters/vignettes telling brief interludes about the various r ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Dream When You're Feeling Blue
This book was SUCH a disappointment. I'd heard of the author, kept seeing the book around, and decided to give it a shot. It started out okay and got ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1)
4.5 stars. This book was beautifully written and had a great plot that kept me interested. Melanie is a realtor in Charleston whose specialty is selli ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Secret Society Girl (Secret Society Girl, #1)
Blech. The plot of this sounded good - a girl joins a secret society on campus and gets in over her head - so I checked it out of the library. I am so ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 06, 2008
Bittersweet (The Sweet Life #6)
Ahh, the conclusion to the greatest digital series of the summer. At least, it's being billed as the final novella in this six-part series, but so man ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
The Martian
This was such a great book, with an interesting premise and a believable storyline! Mark is an astronaut sent to Mars. Six days into his group's trip, ...more
May 27, 2015
May 31, 2015
The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy & Rachel, # 0.5)
This was a really cute novella. Those who've enjoyed the author's first two novels, Something Borrowed and Something Blue, are the target audience, as ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
The Sweet Life (The Sweet Life #1)
I have been eagerly awaiting this for YEARS! After Sweet Valley Confidential was released last year, featuring the Wakefield twins as 26 year olds fig ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
The Life Intended
This was such a sweet, thoughtful book. It's been 12 years since Kate's husband, Patrick, died, and Kate's kind of been going through the motions of l ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Nov 27, 2014
The City of Devi
It's the future, and much of India has disappeared through war. A bomb will be detonated in three days, so most of the people left are trying to flee. ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
I heard about this book through the FirstReads giveaways awhile back and put it on my to-read list. The title is great, the story sounded interesting, ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
Heat Rises (Nikki Heat, #3)
I have no idea who's really writing these books, but the author sure does a great job making it sound as if the character of Richard Castle really is ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Lies and Omissions (The Sweet Life #2)
The second installment of the Sweet Life e-serial was every bit as awesome as the first! And, just as the pre-release buzz promised, the end left me b ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
Like so many others, I discovered this book when it was revealed that J.K. Rowling wrote it. I wish I'd found this before knowing who the author was, ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, since it's based on a historical event (i.e., the disappearance of a New York j ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
Me Before You
I can't remember where I heard of this book, but I'm glad I did because it was definitely engrossing! Louisa is in her mid-twenties and kind of drifti ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
The Financial Lives of the Poets
The good thing about this book is that I won it on Goodreads. The bad thing is that the book wasn't very good.

Matt is a husband and father who's unemp
Oct 15, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Austenland (Austenland, #1)
I found this book disappointing. The premise was cute - a woman is obsessed with Jane Austen and, especially, Mr. Darcy, and she goes to a place that ...more
Jun 03, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
For Today I Am a Boy
This book had a fairly loose plot, but it's basically the story of Peter, the only boy in a Chinese American family. His father expects him to be a ma ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
The Houses of Time
There is so much to like about this book, but overall, I thought it fell flat. The concept is wonderful: A man is able to control his dreams and is a ...more
May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008
The Ghost Bride
2.5 stars. This is another book I'd wanted to read for quite some time but hadn't gotten around to picking up until now. This book deals with the (rar ...more
May 14, 2015
May 16, 2015
The Miniaturist
In 1686 Amsterdam, 18-year-old Nella is sent to live with her new husband, Johannes Brandt, a wealthy merchant who's about twice her age. Johannes doe ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Apr 28, 2015
Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1)
Keri is an up-and-coming reporter at a celebrity magazine whose boss discovers that Keri's old high school boyfriend is the now super-famous and reclu ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5)
Far from the best of the books in the Stephanie Plum series. The between-the-numbers novels are never quite as good as the regular ones, but Plum Luck ...more
Mar 02, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
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 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 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
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
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