recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Comedy

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan ” If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. “ — Dorothy Parker   Happy New Year, friends! My first recommendation of the new year is the second […]

Review: Prince in Disguise

Review: Prince in Disguise

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm   “You’re Dusty’s sister?” For the entirety of Dylan’s life, she’s been firmly ensconced in Dusty’s perfume-ridden shadow. And it’s not even that she begrudges her sister the spotlight; Dusty is far better suited for the glitz and […]

Review: Roomies

Review: Roomies

Roomies by Christina Lauren When Holland Bakker made her weekly (and completely out of her way) trek down to the subway station that evening, she certainly wasn’t expecting to leave with a broken arm. All she’d wanted to do was catch another surreptitious glance at […]

Recommendation: Small Gods

Recommendation: Small Gods

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett “Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” ** This particular blog post is being hosted by my husband, an avid reader and supreme lover of Terry Pratchett. Any and all content is in his own words and […]

Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement)

Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement)

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement) by Alexandra Bracken Prosperity Redding was not only cursed with a terrible name, he was unfortunately dubbed the black sheep of the family almost from birth. Steadily standing in the shadow of his vivacious twin sister Prue, […]

Review: All The Dirty Parts

Review: All The Dirty Parts

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler Cole is the boy your friends will warn you about. Handsome and athletic, with just the right amount of artsy thrown in, he’s every teenage girl’s dream — on the surface. But he’s starting to get himself a […]

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris) by Donnalyn Vojta When Kelly met the roughly handsome and intensely charming Mark, she was impressed with more than just his fancy education and the flashy job that came with a substantial paycheck. Mark Flannery was doting, seemed […]

Recommendation: Weekend In Paris

Recommendation: Weekend In Paris

Weekend In Paris by Robyn Sisman ” People can be so frightened of failing that they do nothing, or choose something so dull they have no chance of shining. “ Not every book is meant to be meaty and award-winning, like the classic War & Peace. Not […]

Recommendation: The Undomestic Goddess

Recommendation: The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella As I sat down to make my recommendation today, I was having a hard time. One goal with this year’s blog is to not repeat authors. That is already proving to be difficult; as I have weekly combed through […]

Recommendation: Something Blue

Recommendation: Something Blue

Something Blue by Emily Giffin ” I ripped out a page and wrote: “Steps to Becoming a Better Darcy.” I thought for a second, replaying Ethan’s speech. Then I wrote: 1. Go to an ob-gyn in London and prepare for motherhood! 2. Be more healthy, […]