Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley

Super cheesy.  Melodramatic.  Predictable.  And yet somehow, I couldn't stop reading it.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

52 Loaves by William Alexander

This dragged on a little.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

A nice, light, kinda funny read.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

I usually find young adult books disappointing, but this was great.  The writing was occasionally awkward, but Laban did a bang-up job at creating suspense.  The novel did not hit you over the head with its themes and it wasn't predictable. 

Review copy provided by publisher. 

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen

This quirky little book really captured my imagination--I liked it a lot.  Very clever.

Note:  Digital review copy provided by publisher.

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Gray

I read this to the boys; it was OK.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman

This did nothing for me.  The plot was confusing and often cliched.  The characters did things with no discernible motivation.  The writing was wooden.  

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Such a soap opera!  (I, guiltily, enjoyed every minute.)

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