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Growing Pains
it was amazing
Yes, I know it's ridiculous a 23-year-old writing an autobiography, but Billie Piper has packed more into her 23 years than many people do in a lifeti ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 30, 2007
Boy Meets Girl (Boy, #2)
really liked it
Ten pages into this book and I was ready to give up. But I persevered and found myself getting into it despite myself. The most important thing to rea ...more
Sep 22, 2005
Feb 24, 2008
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
it was amazing
Jen Lancaster fully admits that at the height of the dot-com boom (heck, in the years leading up to it, too) she was rather a demanding beyotch.

But af
Apr 11, 2007
Oct 22, 2008
Remember Me?
it was amazing
It's not the waking up in hospital that freaks out Lexi Smart. It's the fact that she's got nails to die for, porcelain veneers, a glossy mane of hair ...more
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest
really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book since I wanted to have an essay in it and they turned me down - Me! Don't they know who I am? Ahem - but, at the ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 21, 2007
The Woman Who Stole My Life
it was amazing
4.5 really, but I've rounded up because it's Marian. And because I basically read it in a day and stayed up late to finish and I can't remember the la ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
did not like it
During my teens and early twenties I devoured Jilly Cooper books. Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, and then the "name" books, ...more
Mar 05, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I was gripped from the first page and wish I could've read it in one sitting. Lauren is brilliant at tension and also at ...more
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 11, 2017
This Charming Man
it was amazing
Reviewed by Claire Allan

I doubt there has been such an eagerly awaited book as Marian Keyes' This Charming Man - how we have watched eagerly over the
May 12, 2008
Jul 03, 2008
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
it was amazing
The ultimate in girlie escapism, the first of the super-successful 'Shopaholic' series from Sophie Kinsella is a laugh-out loud cautionary tale of wha ...more
Aug 03, 2005
Feb 23, 2008
An Englishwoman in New York
really liked it
This book is a bit odd (though I can't really put my finger on why) and not what I was expecting (the cover doesn't fit it AT ALL), but I really enjoy ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
The Hate U Give
it was amazing
Everyone should read this. I LOVED it. Powerful, funny, gripping, warm.
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 07, 2017
Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family
it was amazing
Have you ever fallen in love with a book? So in love that you just couldn't stop reading it. Or, if you had to stop, you'd be thinking about it and ru ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2008
Bitter Chocolate
it was amazing
Previous Trashionista editors Gemma and Jenni loved Lesley Lokko's first two books, Sundowners and Saffron Skies, so I was keen to read her third, Bit ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 03, 2008
The Reincarnationist (Reincarnationist, #1)
really liked it
The Reincarnationist is about the tenth book by M. J. Rose and is a thriller set in the present and the past thanks to numerous past life flash backs. ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
really liked it
The story of three women and their young, male babysitter unfurls during the hot summer in Nantucket. All of them have a story. Vicki has lung cancer, ...more
Feb 08, 2008
Feb 08, 2008
Size Doesn't Matter (Heather Wells, #3)
it was amazing
This is the third novel in the Heather Wells series, following Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either. Personally, I think this might just b ...more
Jan 03, 2008
Dec 21, 2007
The Bermudez Triangle
it was amazing
Maureen Johnson's second novel, The Bermudez Triangle, was famously banned by a school library in Oklahoma. Why? Lesbian content. I know! In a young a ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 20, 2007
it was amazing
This book... Beautiful.
May 25, 2015
May 24, 2015
Teaching Kids to Be Good People: Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It's quite disjointed - LOTS of very short chapters - but I was reading it on my phone, so that actually worked out quite ...more
May 27, 2013
May 14, 2013
Rosie Revere, Engineer
it was amazing
Have wanted to read this for ages and I adored it. So fabulous to read a book that references Rosie the Riveter and also features details of real wome ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
My Family and Other Disasters
liked it
Didn't realise this was a collection of columns. I'd actually read lots of them already - and I find Lucy's writing pretty memorable so didn't re-read ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Feb 26, 2011
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
really liked it
All women should read this book.
Feb 21, 2016
Feb 14, 2016
I'll Give You the Sun
it was amazing
Gorgeous gorgeous book.
Aug 12, 2016
Apr 05, 2015
The Importance of Being Married (Jessica Wild, #1)
liked it
I've heard a lot about Gemma Townley (mainly because she's Sophie Kinsella's sister), but this is the first book of hers I've read. At first I really ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
Crossed Bones
really liked it
If the sub-title of Crossed Bones - 'the all-true adventures and most unlikely romance of a pirate’s slave girl - puts you off a little, don’t worry; ...more
Mar 10, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
Unaccompanied Women: Late-Life Adventures in Love, Sex, and Real Estate
liked it
I bought Jane Juska's memoir so long ago that, although the Waterstone's receipt was still stuck in the front cover, everything but the company name h ...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
The Trouble With Marriage
really liked it
The Trouble With Marriage is more Joanna Trollope than Sophie Kinsella, but there is nothing wrong with that.

It's subtitled 'What happens after the 'h
Mar 06, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
Not Buying It
really liked it
This book was more wide-ranging than I expected: I thought it would be a personal journey, but it looks at issues of world economics, environmental co ...more
May 23, 2007
Mar 20, 2008
it was amazing
Alice Sebold's memoir of the brutal rape and beating she suffered as an eighteen-year-old college student is something I have been meaning to read for ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 31, 2008
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