Category Archives: 2011

Top Ten Books for 2011

I wish I had read more this year. It’s my goal for next year to read more. And get some quality non-fiction in. Not just celebrity memoirs. Surprising though, for the so few books that I’ve read, there are three … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler

Rating: 4 stars Shelf: Reading Now Incredibly, incredibly surprising. I really never count on the books that are the inspirations for chick flicks to be very good. The only one I can think of actually enjoying reading was Bridget Jones. Other … Continue reading

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Life Among the Savages – Shirley Jackson

Rating: 4 stars Shelf: Reading Now In this memoir, Shirley Jackson writes beautifully and hilariously about the growth of her family, from two, to three, and finally four children. She captures their constantly changing and charming personalities by describing often ridiculous … Continue reading

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

Rating: 4 stars Shelf:  Reading Now  Absolutely incredible. A mixture of mediums/genres – YA lit, graphic novel and historical fiction – Brian Selznick weaves a wonderful tale using everything he has at his disposal. The result is a fast paced novel … Continue reading

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Bossypants – Tina Fey

Rating: 3 stars Shelf: Reading Now  I can’t believe I read ANOTHER celebrity bio this year. I think my brain is turning to mush. Anyway – this was okay. I had high expectations going into this and I don’t think they … Continue reading

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Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin

Rating: 3 stars Shelf: Reading Now  Very, very slow going and not the best out of the series. Still – it’s George R.R. and it’s Song of Ice and Fire and I read the whole thing. Luckily it picked up at … Continue reading

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Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine – Ann Hood

Rating: 3 stars Shelf: Reading Now Beautifully written, even if it did leave me feeling a little disappointed, a little left out on a limb. I was so taken in, entranced by Claudia, Elizabeth, Suzanne and their families, following their … Continue reading

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