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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
it was amazing
It's hard to find things to say about this book that haven't already been said. The setting is brilliant, the characters are wonderful and quirky, and ...more
Jun 13, 2017
May 20, 2017
Written in the Stars
really liked it
This is fantastic.

For much of the story, I felt heartbreak and rage at the situation that Naila's parents forced her into...with a big exhale at the h
Jan 05, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
The Essex Serpent
it was amazing
Edited to add: I cannot stop thinking about this book. I wish I'd read it as part of a readalong. So discussable! This is my new favorite book so far ...more
Jun 22, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
The Mothers
it was amazing
This book resonated so strongly with me because of the emotional pull that I felt while I was reading. Between the three very different-but-interconne ...more
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 08, 2017
The Nest
really liked it
This is a very cleverly-crafted novel. It started out pretty interesting and I felt invested, but then somewhere toward the middle it began to slow do ...more
Nov 21, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
It Happens in the Hamptons
it was amazing
This is the very best kind of beach/warm weather reading.

Katie moved to the Hamptons on a whim to try out a new life and a possible relationship with
May 04, 2017
May 05, 2017
it was amazing
Initial thoughts: SO GOOD.

More thoughts to follow.
Dec 02, 2016
Sep 13, 2016
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
really liked it
This is the second time I've read this, and I'm finally ready to move ahead with the series now. I won't lie: this book is confusing, disjointed, and ...more
Jun 07, 2017
Jun 07, 2017
Underground Airlines
it was amazing
This book is fantastic. Definitely a new favorite, which is a little sobering for me because of the topic and subject matter. I've never read anything ...more
Apr 26, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
it was amazing
(a similar version of this review can be found here at Into the Hall of Books:

Feb 15, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
A Piece of the World
it was amazing
Andrew Wyeth is my favorite artist and his painting Christina's World is my favorite of his work, so when I found out about this book it shot to the t ...more
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
it was amazing
I read this digitally while listening to the audiobook. The audiobook is perfect. Having Trevor narrate it himself is one of the best decisions the pu ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
really liked it
I can't say that I've ever thought about winning a lottery, but Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith will give readers the opportunity to daydream about just ...more
Apr 02, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
really liked it
Re-read: Print + Audiobook.
March 7, 2013 - March 9, 2013

Loved it again! Audiobook/re-read thoughts here:

Mar 09, 2013
Nov 17, 2011
You Know Me Well
really liked it
Mark and Ryan have been best friends forever. They kinda-sorta have a romantic relationship too, but it is super-complicated because Ryan is still clo ...more
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
Animal Farm
it was amazing
This is one of my favorites and I love that I recently had the opportunity to read this together with my family. It was a reread for me but the first ...more
Dec 27, 2016
Dec 27, 2016
really liked it
I could tell pretty early on that I probably shouldn't like Joe Goldberg but I couldn't help it. He made me laugh but he also creeped me out in the bi ...more
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 19, 2016
Lincoln in the Bardo
liked it
Grief and loss. This is a book about grief and loss, and those two things happen in different ways with pretty much every character throughout the sto ...more
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
it was amazing
"No one who had once fallen into the hands of the Thought Police ever escaped in the end."

This book is terrifying and terrific and creepily relevant
Feb 13, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Until It Fades
really liked it
Cath Wright happens upon an awful accident one night and, against all odds, she is able to rescue a man from the burning vehicle and save his life. Sh ...more
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1)
really liked it
I'm surprised that I made it through this book because this is one of the most disturbing things that I've ever read. Honestly, I'm unnerved at how ca ...more
Jul 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Still Life with Tornado
liked it
I wish I would have liked this one more. It pains me to say that.

There is a fantastic story here with this family. It is not all positive, but the un
Nov 26, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Everything We Left Behind (Everything We Keep, #2)
it was amazing

As soon as I finished Everything We Keep, I started reading this book. I loved the first one, but when I realized the second book would be featur
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
it was amazing
I will be singing the praises of this audiobook for a long time! Be sure to follow along in a print copy if you can because: illustrations and formatt ...more
May 31, 2016
May 19, 2015
Pride and Prejudice
really liked it
I have struggled with this book forever and completing it has been on my life's list of accomplishments for ages. Finally, I have done it. YAY!

Every t
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 06, 2016
Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?
liked it
Pretty good collection of short stories. I think the stories in the first half of the book are better than those toward the end. The earlier stories f ...more
Jun 22, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
The Hobbit
it was amazing
I've read this book several times. I'm positive it gets better each time I read. I love the world Tolkien created so much.

Also: I loved reading this a
Nov 30, 2016
Dec 12, 2016
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray
liked it
Told in alternating POV's between Mary Custis Lee and Selina Gray, the book gives a long history of the lives of Mary and Selina, and also Mary's husb ...more
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 10, 2017
Comfort & Joy
really liked it
When I read this last year for the first time, I couldn't believe the gigantic plot twist. To me, it felt like being punched in the stomach. I think t ...more
Dec 07, 2016
Dec 06, 2016
Jane Eyre
it was amazing
Yes, this is the first time I've read Jane Eyre! I can't believe how much I loved this book. Every word was a completely joy to read.

Jane is pretty mu
Mar 08, 2017
Feb 27, 2017
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