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The Postmistress
(Historical Fiction/ Women's Lit) The Postmistress uniquely explores women reporters during World War II and the emotional weight the bears upon the s...more
Jan 2012
Dec 15, 2009
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Julia Win's father disappears one morning and she follows his small trail to a small town in Burma. There she learns of her father's mystical youth,...more
May 07, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
Companions of the Night
(Young Adult Horror) Let's face it, I'm not a fan of the horror genre. I can't even stand scary movies. The other two horror/paranormal books I read f...more
Mar 2008
Feb 28, 2008
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
(Non-Fiction Pregnancy and Birth) Very empowering and informative read.
Sep 2010
Nov 17, 2010
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
(Young Adult Historical Fiction) Fantastic read! Anderson is pitch perfect in tone and dialect and combines letters, newspaper articles, and diary ent...more
Oct 2010
Jun 12, 2009
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
(Non-Fiction: Christian Apologetics) Luke and I read this book for our church's community group. In each chapter, Keller goes through a reason why peo...more
Dec 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is hilarious! I am charmed by Georgia’s attitude and responses to her life. The book is written in diary form...more
Apr 2008
Mar 31, 2008
Vader's Little Princess
Another dose of funny from Jeffrey Brown, one of my favorite graphic novelists.
Jun 30, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
Love is a Mix Tape
As one who is obsessed with music, playlists, and nerdy romance, I was very excited to read this heartfelt memoir about Sheffield’s wife’s sudden deat...more
Mar 2009
Mar 07, 2009
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home
A great resource for new homebuyers. Well laid out.
May 09, 2014
May 09, 2014
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Jan 2004
May 24, 2012
The Metamorphosis
David Wright's Top 5 Must-Know Literary Fiction Writers
Jan 2004
May 23, 2012
(Young Adult Contemporary Realism) Don't read this book on a rainy, dreary day! The novel centers around Lia, a teenage girl who is anorexic. At the s...more
Dec 2009
Feb 15, 2009
Absalom, Absalom!
David Wright's Top 5 Must-Know Literary Fiction Writers
Jan 2004
May 23, 2012
Four grown sisters, all living in big cities around the world with very successful careers, are headed home for their family's annual Fourth of July c...more
May 2013
May 23, 2012
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
When I was in college, I tried reading this book and couldn't get into it. I tried reading it again last week and I still couldn't get into it. I got...more
Jun 2012
Mar 22, 2012
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
(Literary Fiction) I got about halfway through this book and then my book club decided to move on. We were having a hard time getting through it. One...more
Feb 2012
Apr 25, 2011
One Hundred Years of Solitude
David Wright's Top 5 Must-Read Literary Fiction Books
Jan 2002
May 23, 2012
Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life
(Non-Fiction, Spiritual Living-Women) My faith story could not be more different from Freeman's and at first, I didn't think this book was for me. I'm...more
Mar 2012
Dec 17, 2011
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
(Young Adult Short Stories) Each one of the writers in the compilation had been censored at some point in time in their life and alongside each story,...more
Mar 2008
Mar 10, 2008
Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)
I appreciate this novel because the main character sounds more like a normal woman than any of the other chick lit characters I read for my genre stud...more
Nov 2008
Apr 30, 2008
(Young Adult Fantasy) I read the edition illustrated by Charles Vess. I recommend this edition, the illustrations are awesome. I was impressed by Gaim...more
Feb 2008
Feb 22, 2008
Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
Rachel Dratch is just as funny in her memoir as she was on SNL. I found her memoir endearing, funny, and charming. I felt bad for her throughout the m...more
May 22, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Joyce Sarick's Top 5 Literary Fiction Books
Jan 2006
May 23, 2012
Not My Daughter
Susan Tate, single mother and high school principal, is shocked when her 17-year-old daughter reveals she is pregnant. When two of her best friends re...more
Apr 18, 2013
May 23, 2012
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1)
Ava, a thirty-something hairdresser living in Atlanta, is diagonosed with AIDS and flees back home to live with her sister in a small northern Michici...more
Nov 2008
Nov 22, 2008
My Heartbeat
(Young Adult: Contemporary Realism) I have a goal of reading all of the Printz Award winners. Sometimes I run into doozies, but this book is a gem. El...more
Jun 2009
Oct 28, 2009
Songs of Willow Frost
22 year-old William, an American-Chinese boy living in an orphanage is convinced a current movie star is his mother, whom he last saw carried of his a...more
Nov 20, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Lamb in Love: A Novel
(English Romance) I read an article a few years back where a couple librarians recommended this book. Sadly, it's just not for me. Norris, a fifty-som...more
Jun 2010
Feb 22, 2008
Just Kids
(Non-Fiction, Memoir) As a fan of Patti Smith's music, I was eager to read this book. Her sweeping, wistful prose chronicled her relationship and frie...more
May 2010
Feb 17, 2010