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In the Unlikely Event
it was ok
I love Judy Blume, and I was really excited about her new adult novel. I love her young adult books, but Summer Sisters has been a book I’ve re-read f ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
It's So Easy: And Other Lies
it was amazing
This book is why I love reading rock autobiographies. Duff comes across as intelligent and self-aware, but he doesn't act like he's always been that w ...more
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
Hilarity Ensues (Tucker Max, #3)
really liked it
Either you love Tucker Max or you hate him. I loved his first book, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell; I recommended it to everyone I knew with a sense o ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
it was amazing
As a huge Aerosmith fan, part of me worried this book would be self-indulgent, clearing Steven's own name while sullying everyone else's. Another part ...more
May 05, 2011
May 03, 2011
Life After Death
it was amazing
Damien Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, though he asks to not be classified under that title anymore. He'd rather be known for any number of ...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
really liked it
This book comes with an advisory: "Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel have both written books for children. This is definitely not one of them." It's not, bu ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am
it was amazing
Lyrical, emotional prose without being too wordy or sentimental. Mathea is one of the most unique characters I've ever met in fiction. The way her wor ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir
it was ok
After reading a review of this book on Jessica's blog, I started reading Kelle's blog from the beginning. I loved her happy attitude, how she put a po ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Anatomy of a Boyfriend (Anatomy, #1)
liked it
I was blown away (in a good way) by the honesty in this book. It's a realistic account of a girl's first high school boyfriend, how that relationship ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top
it was amazing
Joey Kramer's book is all about him - surprise surprise, right? It's an autobiography, of course it's about him! But it's about his struggles through ...more
not set
Feb 01, 2011
Nice to Come Home To
it was amazing
Originally reviewed Feb 1, 2011, but I actually read it back in 2008 when it came out. It’s just as good this time around. For a book I love this much ...more
Aug 20, 2015
Feb 01, 2011
Shereen Travels Cheap
really liked it
Travel tips that read like a book - you can't beat that! Shereen expands on tips she shares on her blog, includes stories of personal experiences, and ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Every Last Lie
did not like it
People need to stop labeling books as suspenseful when they are not. I’m also tired of Gone Girl comparisons. I loved some of Kubica’s twists, but als ...more
Jul 16, 2017
Jul 04, 2017
it was amazing
It seemed daunting, originally - over 400 pages in paperback?! The chapters are thankfully short - thankfully because I picked it up every time I had ...more
not set
Feb 01, 2011
Scar Tissue
really liked it
My brother introduced me to a lot of great music when I was about nine years old, like Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Seven Mary Three, and ... the ...more
not set
Feb 01, 2011
Still Life With Husband
really liked it
I am head over heels in love with Fox's writing style. This book is just as funny as her second (Friends Like Us), and populated with equally as witty ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom
really liked it
You don't have to be a new mom, or even have the twinkle of a baby in your eye, to enjoy this book - trust me! I'm a hardcore fan of "For Crying Out L ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 02, 2012
The Single Feather
really liked it
Rachel is a thirty year old woman who uses a wheelchair, and after escaping from a heavily-guarded home, she lives independently in a new town in Engl ...more
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
A Patch of Blue
liked it
If any book should be sold without a cover image and blurb, it's this one. I initially read it back in high school, ignored the blurb on the advice of ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
President Me: The America That's in My Head
really liked it
I'm a huge Adam Carolla fan, so even though I'd heard a lot of these points on his podcast, I still loved reading this book. I think Carolla is really ...more
May 18, 2014
May 13, 2014
Luckiest Girl Alive
it was ok
I’m not sure how I feel about this book. Once I started it, I had to finish it, but I didn’t like or identify with any of the characters, and thought ...more
Dec 04, 2015
Nov 22, 2015
Operation Pucker Up
it was amazing
Seventh-grader Grace Shaw is ecstatic when she beats out the eighth grade theater girls for lead in the school’s production of Snow White. Things don’ ...more
Aug 06, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
Love and Other Unknown Variables
really liked it
I feel like there are a lot of young adult books out there now about teens with cancer, and this book is one of them. I’ve only read two others (The F ...more
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
Goodbye for Now
it was amazing
I LOVED this book - so unique and thought-provoking. Sam, a software designer for a dating website, makes the perfect code that matches people with t ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 13, 2015
Brian's Winter (Brian's Saga, #3)
did not like it
The alternate ending to Hatchet, but there’s not much different about this book than the original. Brian is still in the wild when the seasons change, ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
The Ice Twins
liked it
This book slogged on a bit too long for the payoff, and the Gaelic vocal word usage got tiresome after the first few instances. The ending of the stor ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny
it was amazing
I won this book from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers. I love reading books about people with disabilities, and memoirs are especially interesting. Zac ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 15, 2015
Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat
really liked it
Everyone loves Dr. Seuss, and I am no exception. When I had a chance to read The Cat Behind the Hat, which will be published November 13th, I was incr ...more
Oct 16, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Like the Red Panda
really liked it
Despite being about teenage suicide, this book was actually really funny. Stella, the main character, is a witty seventeen year old who has a firm gri ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
2013 Writer's Market
really liked it
I read this as three separate books, addressing each chapter on its own.

Chapter One: Finding Work. The first chapter of the Writer's Market focuses on
Dec 30, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
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