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Beach Music
did not like it
The back cover of this book doesn't give a very good description of what the plot is about. And why would it (how could it?), when the plot is this mu ...more
May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
Mink River
did not like it
Neawanaka is a fictitious town on the Oregon coast, and this book is filled with short chapters/vignettes telling brief interludes about the various r ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Dream When You're Feeling Blue
it was ok
This book was SUCH a disappointment. I'd heard of the author, kept seeing the book around, and decided to give it a shot. It started out okay and got ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
Love the One You're With
did not like it
Emily Giffin is a very talented writer. Her first two books were nearly impossible to put down, she wrote the main characters so sympathetically and r ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 20, 2008
The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1)
really liked it
4.5 stars. This book was beautifully written and had a great plot that kept me interested. Melanie is a realtor in Charleston whose specialty is selli ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Secret Society Girl (Secret Society Girl, #1)
did not like it
Blech. The plot of this sounded good - a girl joins a secret society on campus and gets in over her head - so I checked it out of the library. I am so ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 06, 2008
Bittersweet (The Sweet Life #6)
really liked it
Ahh, the conclusion to the greatest digital series of the summer. At least, it's being billed as the final novella in this six-part series, but so man ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
The Sweet Life (The Sweet Life #1)
it was amazing
I have been eagerly awaiting this for YEARS! After Sweet Valley Confidential was released last year, featuring the Wakefield twins as 26 year olds fig ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy & Rachel, # 0.5)
really liked it
This was a really cute novella. Those who've enjoyed the author's first two novels, Something Borrowed and Something Blue, are the target audience, as ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
The Martian
really liked it
This was such a great book, with an interesting premise and a believable storyline! Mark is an astronaut sent to Mars. Six days into his group's trip, ...more
May 27, 2015
May 31, 2015
The Life Intended
really liked it
This was such a sweet, thoughtful book. It's been 12 years since Kate's husband, Patrick, died, and Kate's kind of been going through the motions of l ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Nov 27, 2014
My Last Continent
it was amazing
This was such a different book and such a surprisingly great one! Deb and Keller are both researchers in Antarctica and have spent the past few years ...more
Feb 15, 2018
Jun 16, 2017
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
it was amazing
I liked this book so much! It deals with a future world in which child geniuses are trained to become military officers to fight in the war against "t ...more
Oct 14, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
The Forbidden Daughter
it was ok
Couldn't finish this book. I thought the plot was interesting enough, but the writing completely put me off. Isha is a typical Indian woman who has on ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Lies and Omissions (The Sweet Life #2)
it was amazing
The second installment of the Sweet Life e-serial was every bit as awesome as the first! And, just as the pre-release buzz promised, the end left me b ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Lulu in Marrakech
it was ok
After reading this book, I fail to understand how the author has been nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. May ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
Family Baggage
really liked it
4.5 stars. Another great read from Monica McInerney. I seriously wonder why she's not a more well-known author, at least not in the US. Her books are ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
it was ok
I heard about this book through the FirstReads giveaways awhile back and put it on my to-read list. The title is great, the story sounded interesting, ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
Secrets and Seductions (The Sweet Life #4)
it was amazing
My one complaint about this series is that the installments keep getting shorter and shorter! What's up with that? It's not like there wasn't room to ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Heat Rises (Nikki Heat, #3)
really liked it
I have no idea who's really writing these books, but the author sure does a great job making it sound as if the character of Richard Castle really is ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
it was amazing
Like so many others, I discovered this book when it was revealed that J.K. Rowling wrote it. I wish I'd found this before knowing who the author was, ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Magpie Murders
it was amazing
This is almost like two books in one. It's the story of a well-known mystery author, Alan Conway, who turns in a new manuscript in his "Atticus Pünd" ...more
Oct 31, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
The Underground Railroad
really liked it
Like so many others, I first heard of this book when Oprah announced it as her new book club pick, and although her picks have often been hit and miss ...more
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 21, 2016
For Today I Am a Boy
it was ok
This book had a fairly loose plot, but it's basically the story of Peter, the only boy in a Chinese American family. His father expects him to be a ma ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
The City of Devi
it was ok
It's the future, and much of India has disappeared through war. A bomb will be detonated in three days, so most of the people left are trying to flee. ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
really liked it
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, since it's based on a historical event (i.e., the disappearance of a New York j ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
And Then There Were None
really liked it
It's been ages since I "read" an audiobook, but with a long drive ahead of me, I decided to check this one out. It was great! The narrator did an exce ...more
Jul 28, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
it was amazing
I LOVED this book! It's 2044 and as civilization has declined, people have spent more and more time inside the OASIS, a virtual reality experience tha ...more
Feb 24, 2018
Nov 29, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
The Houses of Time
liked it
There is so much to like about this book, but overall, I thought it fell flat. The concept is wonderful: A man is able to control his dreams and is a ...more
May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008
it was amazing
This was quite an ambitious book and, for the most part, it delivered! Will Brody and Claire McCoy are FBI agents trying to hunt down a terrorist in C ...more
Aug 05, 2017
Aug 06, 2017
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