Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Best Books of 2012

I just wanted to let you know that Goodreads has announced their Best Books of 2012 winners.  Check them out here.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Home Front

 Home Front by Kristin Hannah

My Rating - 4 out of 5 stars

I haven't read a Kirstin Hannah book in awhile and I forgot how good they are. They are full of emotion and this book is no different. Love, loss, grief, friendship, they are all packed into this book. It has a great message and rings true to a lot of peoples lives.

Jolene is not only a mom to two daughters, she is also a Black Hawk pilot in the marines. Her marriage is falling apart and then suddenly she finds out she is being deployed to Iraq. She has to leave her girls behind, she has no idea where her marriage stands, and she is extremely scared but has no one to talk to about it. She puts on a strong front for her family while she is gone but that can't last long. This story is about friendship, about losing and then finding yourself, and about grief. A very powerful story!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

My Rating - 3 out of 5 stars

The book was okay. I don't know if I feel this way because I just finished reading a couple of really, really good books but it just wasn't my favorite. It is good, just not a can't stop thinking about, I so wish it wasn't over, kind of book.

Samantha is a highly successful lawyer who is extremely busy. She has absolutely no life. She barely has any friends, no significant other, she hardly talks to her family (who are also all extremely busy business people). And Samantha loves her job, or so she thinks she does. All of the sudden Samantha makes a huge mistake, has a nervous breakdown, gets fired and ends up on a train to who knows where. Now she has been mistaken as someone applying as a housekeeper. The problem is that she has no idea how to cook, clean, or do anything pertaining to keeping a house. Despite all this Samantha starts to find herself and possibly love.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars

Oh my goodness! I am so in love with this book! It was such a cute, sweet, innocent yet mature read! For some reason I was a little skeptical about it but as soon as I started reading I was hooked! Marianne and Philip are just adorable and so like able! Ahhhhh, I think I am going to sit down tonight and read it again!

This magnificent book is set in England in 1816 and is a beautiful romance novel. Marianne Daventry was sent to her grandmothers shortly after her mother died. Now over a year later she is still waiting for her father to come home, is hearing all about the wonderful life her twin sister leads in London, and is bored stiff! Now she is off to Edenbrooke to meet her sister. On this journey she falls in love with the Edenbrooke, encounters a few life-threatening situations, and meets a charming stranger who she just can't seem to get out of her mind.

Please, please, please give this book a try. It is just that good!

Monday, September 3, 2012


 Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

My Rating - 4 out of 5 stars

Oh I just love Tris and Tobias! I just think they are perfect for each other. Granted they had a lot of arguments in this book but they stick together so I am okay with it.

I just adore this series. I think i am kind of obsessed with it because I was so sad when I finished this book. Now I have to wait all the way to Fall 2013 for the next book to come out. Noooooooooooooooooo! Ugh, I hate waiting!

Insurgent starts up right where Divergent left off. Tris is grieving all the lives that were just lost, including her parents and Will (who was her friend yet she killed him). Now Tris and Four are trying to figure out whose side they are on. There are so many groups forming their own plans and opinions while this war is starting and Tris needs to take in every one's opinion and see who she thinks are the good guys. The problem with this is that Tobias and her brother Caleb seem to be joining the wrong sides.

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

 Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

My Rating - 5 out of 5 Stars

What a good book! I really enjoyed this. I loved how it was in Stephens point of view. I feel like too many books about seriously ill children are in the point of view of the parents or the sick child. I found it refreshing to be from the thirteen year old big brother who obviously gets annoyed by his little brother. Plus I just really liked Stephen.

Stephen is a thirteen year old boy who has a somewhat normal life for a young teenager. He is an amazing and talented drummer, he has a crush on a girl who doesn't even know he exists, and he has a annoying younger brother who gets most of his parents attention. But one day he finds out his younger brother has Leukemia. Not Stephen doesn't know how to deal with all this and his parents are being much help.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


 Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3) by Kiersten White

My Rating - 4 out of 5 stars

What a cute series! I really liked these books and I enjoyed this last book in the series. Evie is such a cute narrator and so funny. I just love how she is quirky and not afraid to be afraid. And Lend is just so dreamy! I even found myself liking Reth in this book too.

Evie is still seeking that "normal" life she has always wanted. She is madly in love with her boyfriend Lend. She is planning the winter formal, and has made some really good friends. But of course, all this "normalcy" doesn't last long. There are some really weird creatures lurking around her, and IPCA is undergoing some not so good changes. Soon Evie learns that she holds all the paranormals future in her hands and she quickly needs to pick what side she truly is on.