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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1)
it was amazing
How did I go for so long without reading an Agatha Christie?! I wish I'd picked one up sooner! I figured my first read should be the first book publis ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Apr 10, 2008
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
it was ok
Oof... it took me 12 days to finish this book. Not like me at all.

I liked the storyline. I love the fact that it is a book about books, and that is wh
Aug 20, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
it was amazing
I picked this up after a friend kept talking about it in a GR group I belong to.

I'm really glad I did pick it up. I was sucked into the book from pag
Aug 08, 2008
Jul 03, 2008
Watership Down
it was amazing
Well... who knew that the life of rabbits could be so engrossing?!

This book was a joy to read. The author used beautiful imagery to the point where I
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)
it was amazing
This book was brilliant. I couldn’t put it down. The action was there right from the beginning and didn’t let up throughout the whole story. The plot ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
Of Mice and Men
it was amazing
**Re-read 24/09/09**

I enjoyed this book just as much when re-reading as I did the first time around. I flew through the book and wish it had gone on l
Sep 24, 2009
Mar 07, 2008
The Book With No Name (Bourbon Kid, #1)
really liked it
When someone tells you not to do something, your rebellious side always makes you want to do it... right? So when I read the blurb on this book, which ...more
Sep 05, 2009
May 29, 2008
The Witch of Portobello
really liked it
I'm not really sure how to review this book. It's so completely different to anything I've ever read. I'm therefore not going to try to analyse it, be ...more
Jul 02, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
Stephen Fry in America
it was amazing
This book was really interesting. I've always been fascinated by America and after reading this book I have even more of a desire to spend time there ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Nov 02, 2008
Before I Die
it was amazing
I read this in a day - I couldn't put it down. The story is told from the viewpoint of a 16 year old girl, Tessa, who has terminal leukemia. She has m ...more
May 27, 2008
May 27, 2008
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
really liked it
I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw it. I'd read the reviews and knew I'd love it. And I did.

Sara Nelson started the year with a goal to read
Aug 28, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Dear Fatty
it was amazing
I love watching Dawn French on TV and so I naturally had to have her book when it was released.

The book takes the less-used form of a collection of le
Oct 30, 2008
Oct 16, 2008
The Darwin Awards: 180 Bizarre True Stories of How Dumb Humans Have Met Their Maker (Darwin Awards, #1)
it was amazing
This book was hilarious. I am now seriously wondering how the human race has managed to survive for as long as it has. Surely for each idiot mentioned ...more
Jul 2009
Feb 20, 2009
it was amazing
This book blew me away. It also made me think. A lot. It made me feel so many different things, but mostly it made me feel incredibly thankful for my ...more
Aug 14, 2009
May 08, 2008
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
really liked it
This was a fairly emotional read, and I found myself sympathising with the characters at some points, and hating them at others. I think the only char ...more
Jun 05, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
Blind Faith
really liked it
This was my first Ben Elton, and I'll definitely be reading more.

Whilst being funny, this book was actually a little scary. Ok, so this is a gross exa
Apr 15, 2009
Sep 13, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down and read it in two sittings. I was hooked from the very beginning and loved that the suspense did ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Aug 30, 2009
Innocent Blood
it was amazing
This was my first P.D. James and I'll definitely be reading more.

Innocent Blood tells the story of Philippa Palfrey, an 18 year old who was adopted a
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1)
it was amazing
The book follows the story of Tzu Hsi (known as Orchid) who enters the Forbidden City as one of the Emperors concubines at the age of seventeen. Over ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Feb 17, 2008
The Quickie
really liked it
I've loved almost every book I've ever read by James Patterson, and this book was no exception. Whilst I don't think it was as great as his Cross book ...more
Jul 07, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
How Fiction Works
really liked it
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book. I haven't studied English Literature since I was at school and was looking for something that wasn ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
The Thirteenth Tale
it was amazing
Margaret Lea, a bookshop owner and amateur biographer, is summoned by the reclusive Vida Winter - Englands most famous author of that time. Miss Winte ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
Jane Eyre
it was amazing
Nothing I could say would do this book justice. I thoroughly enjoyed the story from beginning to end, and was really sad to finish it. Charlotte Bront ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jun 25, 2008
The Book Lover's Tale
really liked it
Matt is a connoisseur of literature and uses his knowledge to advise clients of his wife’s interior design business of the books they MUST have on the ...more
Jun 12, 2011
May 01, 2011
The Butterfly House (Mira S.)
it was amazing
Wow. I've just finished this book after starting it this morning. I think that so far this is the only book I've managed to finish in 1 day. I really ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
The Road
it was amazing
This book is definitely a grower. The beginning makes for a difficult read because of the lack of punctuation and grammar. I actually had to make myse ...more
Jul 10, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
really liked it
I wasn't particularly looking forward to this book, but agreed to read it with others during October as it fitted in nicely with Halloween. I was expe ...more
Oct 16, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
Swim the Fly
really liked it
Swim the Fly follows three teenage boys who, every year, set themselves a goal for the summer. This year's goal is to see a real life naked girl. The ...more
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
it was amazing
I loved this book. Patterson's pairings with other authors so far have been ok, but not up to the standard of his two series of books - Alex Cross and ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
The Winter Ghosts
really liked it
Freddie's older brother died in action in WW1. Years later, Freddie is still mourning his loss whilst travelling through France. When he crashes his c ...more
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
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