The Book Thief by Markus Zusak My rating: 4 of 5 stars Whenever I pick up a book about living under Nazi rule, I give myself permission to abandon it at any time. Actually, that was only true for this book because it’s the only book I’ve ever picked up … Continue reading
Someone by Alice McDermott My rating: 4 of 5 stars I liked this book a lot. There is a nice poetry to the way it is written–the wording, the pacing, the plot. For some reason, it reminds me of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (which I also liked a lot), … Continue reading
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was (obviously?) a re-read. I read this in grade school, and I remembered loving it. I think I got it from my teacher or my school library because I didn’t see it again until I … Continue reading
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank My rating: 2 of 5 stars It was too character driven for my taste. The plot was predictable and it dragged in places.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Why do I love Stephanie Perkins’ stories so much? I have no idea, but I do.
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was looking for something mildly entertaining that wouldn’t pull me away from work too much. This book fit perfectly. It has a thin, low-stakes plot. I think it was intended to be funny, but I found it … Continue reading
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen My rating: 4 of 5 stars I can’t add much to the more than 50 thousand reviews that are already on goodreads for this book. I found some parts of the story to be really depressing. While riveting, I would not call it a … Continue reading
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay My rating: 4 of 5 stars “The latest Global Gender Gap Report compiled by the World Economic Forum ranks the United States not at the top or even in the top ten nations … Continue reading