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Things You Save in a Fire
4.12
it was amazing
Things You Save in a Fire tells the story of Cassie Hanwell, a tenacious female firefighter, as she battles her past, deals with trials in her career, ...more
Mar 02, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
 
Toil & Trouble
4.11
really liked it
I've heard many good things about Augusten Burroughs' writing but this was my first time reading any of his work. From what I've gathered, this was a ...more
Oct 05, 2019
Aug 21, 2019
 
Is There Still Sex in the City?
3.20
liked it
Let me preface this by saying I have been a fan of Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle, the two series for which Candace Bushnell is best known, for ...more
Mar 24, 2019
Mar 02, 2019
 
The Life of Lou Reed: Notes from the Velvet Underground
3.51
liked it
The Life of Lou Reed was very thoroughly researched and it was evident throughout that the author really immersed himself in his work. I've listened t ...more
Aug 15, 2019
Jul 18, 2019
 
The Crazy One
4.39
it was amazing
I wasn't able to put down this thriller! This is an adrenaline-pumping read that explored the blurred lines between reality and fantasy that is entire ...more
Jul 19, 2018
Jul 19, 2018
 
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
3.70
did not like it
I couldn't finish this book. The advice was redundant and nothing I haven't seen a hundred times before. While it was well researched, it wasn't engag ...more
Jan 30, 2018
Oct 11, 2017
 
Post Office
3.99
really liked it
This was my first Bukowski novel and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The protagonist, Henry Chinaski, is a downtrodden working man who has h ...more
Feb 12, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
 
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
3.94
really liked it
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler tells the story of a librarian in charge of raising her two kids, ages 12 and 15, after her husband John suddenly up and ...more
Jul 05, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
 
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite
3.87
really liked it
I'll admit, the inner emo kid within me was what initially drew me to this graphic novel. Gerard Way, front man of My Chemical Romance, is a creative ...more
Feb 18, 2019
Dec 31, 2018
 
Christmas Shopaholic
4.20
really liked it
Ahh! Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in another adventure and I couldn't be happier. I've been a longtime fan of the Shopaholic series and Chris ...more
Oct 24, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
4.26
really liked it
What a beautifully written book! I can't remember ever reading a book that read like a poem. The result gives the feel of a smoky, vintage detective m ...more
Sep 18, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
 
Layers of Deception
4.23
really liked it
This book starts off with a bang (quite literally!) and doesn't slow down. The story follows a computer security firm trying to land a contract in Kua ...more
Dec 13, 2018
Dec 04, 2018
 
The Addiction Recovery Journal: 366 Days of Transformation, Writing & Reflection
5.00
it was amazing
While I have never battled an addiction before, I can see how this journal can help individuals get to the root of their issues. The journal encourage ...more
Oct 10, 2018
Oct 09, 2018
 
Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob's Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There
4.20
really liked it
Paris is expensive.

Best known for its fashion, cuisine, champagne...it's a costly city to visit. The Cheapo Snob guide to Paris provides t
...more
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 11, 2019
 
A Thing Of The Moment
3.38
it was ok
Note: DNF @ 30%

I'm increasing my rating to 2 stars solely because the diction was immaculate. However I found the sentence structure to dr
...more
Jan 30, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
 
Blood Magic (The Blood Journals, #1)
3.67
liked it
Actual rating: 2.5/5

The premise for this book was intriguing but it could have been done better. The story itself was...boring. The plot s
...more
Oct 12, 2018
Sep 22, 2018
 
The Rosie Result (Don Tillman, #3)
4.05
it was amazing
Ah, Don Tillman. He is one of my favourite fictional characters of all time. The author, Graeme Simsion, does a wonderful job at writing the perspecti ...more
Jun 13, 2019
May 11, 2019
 
Paper Girls, Vol. 6
4.19
it was amazing
This was the perfect ending to a wonderfully unique series. I highly recommend it!
Sep 22, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
 
Swing it, Sunny
4.10
really liked it
Sunny is in middle school and she's dealing with her older brother being sent away to a boys academy due to a drug problem.

This book tackles the heav
...more
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 22, 2018
 
Made to Break Your Heart
3.90
really liked it
Actual rating is 3.5

Made to Break Your Heart follows Nick Marhoffer, a reporter who struggles balancing his job during the global financial crisis of
...more
Apr 02, 2019
Feb 11, 2019
 
Recursion
4.20
it was amazing
Wow. Just...wow.

My mind is still reeling from this novel! Blake Crouch has done it again. In this novel, Helena Smith is a neuroscientist
...more
Jul 31, 2019
Jun 09, 2019
 
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
4.09
it was amazing
I've been hearing so much hype around this trilogy that I had to check it out. I don't tend to gravitate towards fantasy novels in general but wanted ...more
Feb 2019
Apr 16, 2018
 
God-Shaped Hole
4.04
it was amazing
"If your intentions are pure I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world..."

I absolutely adored this book! It was funny, poignant, endearing, heartb
...more
Jan 30, 2019
Dec 12, 2017
 
The Escape Manual for Introverts
3.62
really liked it
The Escape Manual for Introverts is an illustrated guide to help introverts navigate the social landscape. The illustrations are cute and the colourin ...more
Jun 24, 2019
Jun 24, 2019
 
The Untethered
4.26
it was amazing
The Untethered is a captivating philosophical thriller that I couldn't put down.

While there are subtle nods to Ayn Rand's work throughout, the novel
...more
Dec 02, 2017
Nov 18, 2017
 
One Last Greek Summer
4.19
liked it
One Last Greek Summer follows Beth, a woman in her early thirties who, at the insistence of her best friend, recreates a trip to Corfu following her d ...more
May 11, 2019
Mar 24, 2019
 
Writing What You Know: How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
4.10
None
not set
Sep 11, 2019
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
3.98
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 09, 2015
 
1984
4.17
it was amazing
None
Sep 25, 2017
not set
Apr 09, 2015
 
Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit
4.31
it was amazing
None
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
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