Book Reviews by Rating (0-5)

5 Stars (* indicates beyond 5 stars)

Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges (2017) – (review pub. 9/11/2017) Tags: book review, cats, five stars, graphic novels, memoir

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (2017) – (review pub. 9/7/2017) Tags: book review, comics, diverse, five stars, graphic novels, memoirs, review

Joe Gould’s Teeth by Jill Lepore (2016) – (review pub. 7/4/2016) Tags: 2016, artists, book review, disability, mental illness, Modernism, nonfiction, short reads, writers

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (2016) – (review pub. 04/28/2016) Tags: disability, five stars, mental illness, middle grade, Review

Winger* by Andrew Smith (2013) – (review pub. 5/28/2015) Includes discussion questions. Three words: Rugby, Bromance, Romance. Tags: YA, guy-lit, faves, contemporary

Dreaming of You* by Lisa Kleypas (1994) – (review pub. 1/24/2015) – Three words: Amazing dialogue. Swoon. Tags: Romance, classics, historical romance, faves, desert island

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook* by Jamie Oliver (2014) – (review pub. 2/3/2015). Three words: pirogis, burgers, coffee cake. Tags: Cookbook, indulge, faves, desert island

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl and Griffith Day (2013) – (review pub. 8/24/2015) – Three words: Bourbon, chocolate, bliss. Tags: Cookbook, comfort, food

4 Stars

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (2016) – (review pub. 5/24/2016)

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb (2015) – (review pub. 5/20/2015) This is a review of an advanced review copy I received. Three words: Romance novel disease. Tags: YA, contemporary, road trip, romance, friends, sisterhood

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (2015) – (review pub. 5/18/2015) Three words: enchanted, masks, immersive. Tags: New Adult, Young Adult, fairy tale retelling, fantasy, romance

3 Stars

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (2016) – (review pub. 9/8/2016) Tags: mystery/thriller, sherlock holmes, YA

Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell (2015) – (review pub. 1/25/2015) Three words: Morally ambiguous entertainment. Tags: Chick lit, women’s fiction, British, disability, romance, contemporary

2 Stars

1 Star

Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas (2004) – (review pub. 7/16/2015) Three words: Unnecessarily dramatic letdown. 

0 Stars

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