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Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)
liked it
Crazy Rich Asians is a neat book by Kevin Kwan about exactly that--- an enclave of filthy rich Singaporean citizens on a small island with too much mo ...more
not set
Oct 15, 2013
Beautiful Ruins
it was amazing
Reading Beautiful Ruins is like savoring a plate of tiramisu all by yourself--- you have to pace yourself because it is rich and delightful, sweet and ...more
not set
Aug 02, 2012
The Silver Linings Playbook
really liked it
I read this book after watching the movie a couple months ago, and even though I already knew the gist of the storyline and the silver lining behind t ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
This is Where I Leave You
really liked it
Funny, fast-paced, and so twistedly comical! No wonder this is under works for a film adaptation! Packed with the funny, outlandish situations, sharp ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
i am neurotic: (and so are you)
really liked it
I don't get it--what's wrong with facing your bills sequentially, and in the same direction? I thought EVERYBODY did that.
Very funny and just plain we
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Best Friends Forever
liked it
Chick-Lit master Jennifer Weiner wins again with her newest novel, which began slowly but then read like a breeze towards the end. This story plays ou ...more
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
really liked it
I should have known I would like this book because its author is Maria Semple, one of the writers of the most ingenious family comedies, Arrested Deve ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
One Last Thing Before I Go
really liked it
Tropper delivers another heart-felt and laugh-out-loud hilarious novel complete with a has-been rock star, his rabbi father, his bitter ex-wife, and h ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Skunk Girl
really liked it
Nina Kahn and her wry, self-deprecating voice are the stars in this Biryani-flavored "Sixteen Candles-esque" young adult novel. I enjoyed Nina's insig ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
The Art of Fielding
it was amazing
If you aren't a baseball fan, you will be after reading this hefty first novel by Chad Harbach..... It's seemingly about baseball at a small midwester ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
it was amazing
David Sedaris is good any time, but I read this book while traveling, and that was perfect because a lot of his short essays and stories are about his ...more
May 14, 2013
May 10, 2013
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
really liked it
What a charming pair these two made! Biologist Stacy O'Brien chronicles her time spent caring for an funny owl named Wesley. She takes him so that she ...more
not set
May 01, 2010
My American Unhappiness
liked it
Zeke Pappas is interested in one question--- in a land of relative prosperity, wealth, and health, why are Americans so unhappy?? Ironically enough, o ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
Girls in White Dresses
really liked it
This is a funny, and sometime bizarre book about the hilarity (and dark side)of singlehood in an age of bridezillas and over the top weddings. I found ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2011
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
really liked it
Funny, touching, and humane--- a great recipe for a memorable memoir. Light with a touch of realism to anchor it, "Funny in Farsi" is a definite must ...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Then We Came to the End
really liked it
Ferris does a great job at capturing the doldrums of office life but still finding a way to highlight laugh-out-loud situations. Pink slip dread, coll ...more
Mar 2008
May 31, 2008
really liked it
Honest and insightful, Slam, would be a great book for reluctant YA readers. People say Hornby targets the male readers but I'd say young girls and fe ...more
Oct 08, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
it was amazing
What can I say??? I completely loved this book. Jeez. You're talking to someone who can't get enough of the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset movies. This ...more
May 2007
Jun 26, 2007
An Abundance of Katherines
liked it
Meet Colin Singleton--- washed up past child prodigy. He can anagram in his sleep and knows about 15 languages but his braininess doesn't cross over t ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 15, 2007
Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad
really liked it
As if the dating world were't loopy enough, add a funny and spunky Jewish octogenarian and his cynical gay son to the mix and you're pretty much in fo ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 04, 2008
The Abstinence Teacher
really liked it
So leave it up to Perrotta to make come up with a novel about religion and sex.... it's no easy feat to do this, but as usual, Perrotta does it in a f ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 04, 2008
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
it was amazing
Recommended by coworker, teen librarian Kelly. What can I say? Sherman Alexie delivers a real, poignant, and heart-felt story from the perspective of ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
I Love You, Beth Cooper
really liked it
Oh my goodness this was a freaking funny book. If you rooted for Lloyd Dobler (Good eye, Elyse!) and Brian Krakow--- then you will enjoy this. It was ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 05, 2008
Caramelo (Paperback)
it was amazing
Sandra Cisneros has a gift for storytelling and she is somewhere on my list of people i wish I had as a neighbor or gal pal. Follow young Lala as she ...more
Feb 2004
Jul 15, 2007
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
it was amazing
This is a great book for the reluctant reader. Think Bridget Jones for the younger set. The format is a daily journal and it follows the trials and tr ...more
Apr 2007
Jul 14, 2007
Joe College
really liked it
A witty and comical book with a protagonist you hate to root for--- Perrotta writes with a lulling elegance and creates full fleshed characters. A gre ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 11, 2007
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
really liked it
Follow unforgettable characters like protagonist Yosarian as he tries to escape the realities of war. Funny and very relevant.
Oct 2003
Nov 21, 2007
Me Talk Pretty One Day
liked it
Sedaris will have you laughing to yourself and not feeling so bad about your dysfunctional family.
Jun 2005
Oct 31, 2007
How to Talk to a Widower
really liked it
not set
Dec 05, 2010
I Know I Am, But What Are You?
really liked it
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
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