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Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1)
it was amazing
Omgosh, how have I not read Dumplin’ before now? It was a 6 out of 5 🤩. I just loved Willowdean. This book makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you w ...more
Jan 07, 2019
Jan 01, 2019
Out Of Play
it was amazing
Hello everyone! This is my debut novel, coming out October 27th. I'm excited to share it with you, and I'm hoping you may be able to help get the word ...more
not set
Sep 13, 2016
The Whisperers of Evernow
it was amazing
Whisperers of Evernow is a classic story of good vs evil. It’s about a group of impoverished and powerless people who find a sense of community while ...more
Apr 2019
Mar 10, 2019
The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
it was amazing
This is a great book! Well written, complex storyline with various moving parts. The descriptions of setting were beautifully written and the inner fe ...more
Jun 02, 2018
May 23, 2018
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
liked it
I enjoyed the epistolary style of this book. It is mainly told through a series of notes and emails. I was, on the other hand, bothered by the ethnoce ...more
Oct 04, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
The Break-Up Test
it was amazing
“Just because someone desires you, it does not mean they value you.” I saw this quote on a meme recently and it seems the best way to sum up The Break ...more
Oct 09, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
it was amazing
I've just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I'm so glad it was recommended to me. I liked how this book focused on a differ ...more
Aug 2018
Apr 03, 2017
If the Reaper Ride
My child picked up this book for me as a gift. She discovered a used copy in a Little Library in our community and wrapped it up for Christmas--all by ...more
Feb 28, 2017
Dec 28, 2016
Oh! What a Pavlova
really liked it
This story is always moving; I zoomed through the book wanting to know what would happen next. Would the main character rise from the heap? Would she ...more
Jun 24, 2018
Jul 27, 2017
Girls in White Dresses
it was amazing
Great book and one I probably wouldn’t have read if it hadn’t been recommended. Girls in White Dresses is a series of interlocking short stories; you ...more
Apr 27, 2018
Mar 25, 2018
Unrequited Alice
really liked it
Like all of Sarah Louise Smith's books, Unrequited Alice is fast-paced and engaging. The story starts with Alice in an emotionally unhealthy and insec ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
The Mystery Of The Cyber Bully
really liked it
I bought this book after hearing Marty Chan speak at a conference. He was funny and authentic and I thought my kids might enjoy his work. I read the b ...more
Jul 10, 2017
Jun 10, 2017
Chasing The Case (Isabel Long Mystery #1)
it was amazing
Okay, I’m not sure if this is allowed, if this is too sacrilegious to say, but I liked Chasing the Case better than Evanovich’s One for the Money. I k ...more
Apr 17, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
Sarah's Key
it was amazing
Although Sarah's Key had been strongly recommended to me, I put off reading it for some time. I'd recently read both The Book Thief as well as All the ...more
Jan 30, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
This book...would have been better if the author had spent half as much effort researching what it’s like to be a woman as he did researching Poland. ...more
Feb 19, 2019
Dec 28, 2018
Hellf on the Shelf: A Christmas Short Story
really liked it
Cute little story to enjoy over a cup of hot chocolate. Perfect way to start the Christmas season.
Dec 04, 2018
Dec 04, 2018
Paris for One and Other Stories
really liked it
I listened to this one on audio. Each of the short stories felt super relatable. I just wish they were longer.
Feb 24, 2019
Feb 14, 2019
The Break
it was amazing
This book is beautiful. Incredibly sad. Incredibly important. I’ll be thinking about it for a while.
Nov 11, 2018
Oct 30, 2018
The Soulweaver
it was amazing
The Soulweaver is a story about reincarnation and relationship; what happens when you cross paths with the one you loved in a previous life? A very in ...more
Nov 19, 2018
Jan 04, 2018
The Universe Versus Alex Woods
really liked it
If you plan to read this book, here’s my advice: flip to page 94, scroll down the page and start reading from there. The remainder of the story is eng ...more
Jan 09, 2018
Dec 15, 2017
The Fountain
it was amazing
I finished this book a couple nights ago, and yet I still find myself thinking about it. I loved the tension created by the magical mystery the main c ...more
Jan 26, 2016
Nov 07, 2015
The Child Finder (Naomi Cottle, #1)
it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness. This book is super intense. I listened on audio and recommend it to anyone who likes creepy, suspenseful thrillers.
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab
it was amazing
I love how clean Noonan’s storytelling is. Great pacing and easy to follow. I was never lost or confused during Barnabas and Wilfred’s adventures even ...more
Aug 26, 2018
Aug 19, 2018
The One and Only Ivan
it was amazing
Beautiful book! I had this one sitting on the shelf for months but wasn’t drawn to the cover. My daughter kept asking me to read it so we could discus ...more
Jun 23, 2018
Jun 09, 2018
The Year of No Rules
really liked it
This book feels just like sitting in a pub with an old friend. I could hear myself saying, “No! Are you serious? Drop him!!”
Nice ending; would love to
May 23, 2018
Jul 24, 2017
Highland Arms: a romantic adventure set in Scotland during the Jacobite rebellions
it was amazing
This book was burning up my kindle; it's a hot one! Perfect for anyone who, like myself, never quite got over the first few Outlanders and are yearnin ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
A Beautiful Game
really liked it
Emma Mooney's writing sparkles. It's brilliant and beautiful. Quick to the point with no fluff to weigh it down. Interestingly, it's beautiful when wr ...more
Jul 15, 2017
Mar 10, 2016
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
really liked it
We listened to the audiobook version in the car, and my seven year old could not stop laughing! She was totally engaged in the story. I found it had a ...more
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 02, 2017
The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane
really liked it
I wasn’t sure about the first few chapters, but the story quickly picked up and the characters held my attention. Perfect summer read; hard to put dow ...more
Jul 16, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Izzy's Cold Feet
it was amazing
This was the second book I read from author Sarah Louise Smith. Going in I expected romance (check) a little steam (check) relatable characters (check ...more
Oct 31, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
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