Young Adult Reviews
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
Reviewed by: Zee from Notes from the North
Who thought that:
Overall this book often had me in absolute stitches
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigani
Reviewed by: Melissa at Blogging about Books
Who had this to say:
Definitely and enjoyable, quick read. I’m looking forward to seeing more Adriana Trigiani YA novels in the future!
The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
Reviewed by: Kritter’s Ramblings
I enjoyed the slowly unfolding of events through both a glance back in time and the revealing of struggles that these ladies are facing in their current lives.
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Reviewed by: So Many Books, So Little Time
gave this book a rating of 3/5.
Shiny & New Reviews
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Reviewed by Katy at A Few More Pages
I’m really enjoying this series so far, and can’t wait to dig into
Mockingjay as soon as I can get my hands on a copy on August 24.
Darren: I think we can all relate to that! 😉
Monsters of Men by Patrick of Ness
Reviewed by: Tia’s Book Musings
…if there’s anything Ness can do, it’s connect the reader so tightly to his characters’ emotions that you’re not just following a story, you’re following individual characters’ inner lives…
Bad Bloggers Reviews
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Reviewed by: As Usual I Need More Books
And Cronin’s cast of characters is unforgettable. There are a LOT of them, but each one felt completely real and full of life.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Reviewed by: Alyce from At Home With Books
Who thought that:
Never Let Me Go was a compelling and thought-provoking read. If you are a fan of dystopian fiction then I would recommend this book.
The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
Reviewed by: Amused by Books
This story, while maybe not as good as her other two novels for me, was pretty good and did a great job of showing a complicated cast of characters and how complicated, as humans we really all are.
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
Reviewed by Beth Fish Reads
The Rock and the River is important because it is all too easy to see the strides that have been made instead of the work that still must be done in the name of civil rights, not just for blacks but for most minorities. Unfortunately, Maroon presents only two movements within the black community of the 1960s.
New in 2010 Reviews
The Long Song by Andre Levy
Reviewed by: Buried in Print
I’ll be keeping on with Andrea Levy. Terrific storytelling!
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Reviewed by: Mrs Burns at GHHS Library
Bleeding Violet was a page turner from the start, and once I got a grip on the story and the setting and was no longer confused, I was with it all the way through.
Older than You Reviews
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Reviewed by: Kate, Katie, Susan and Sue
I must say, I enjoyed the hell out of this book, probably to an embarrassing degree.
Noah’s Castle by John Rowe Townsend
Reviewed by: Lawral at Lucy was Robbed
It wasn’t until Barry started to doubt his father that I started to get into
Noah’s Castle. Then Nessie started actively defying her father and it really started to get good.
Win! Win! Reviews
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Reviewed by The Little Bookworm
…thoroughly enjoyed it as much as an adult as I did when I was a child.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Reviewed by Books in the City
Toibin does an excellent job of depicting the life of an immigrant as one caught between two worlds.
Who are You Again? Reviews
The Less Dead by April Lurie
Reviewed by: Cynical Optimism
i wish it had been longer, with more about Noah and Will becoming friends.
The Season by Sarah MacLean
Reviewed by: Jacob’s Beloved
Who had this to say:
I did enjoy this book and I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars.
Up to You Reviews
The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South by Alex Heard
Reviewed by: A Few More Pages
This was an interesting work of non-fiction history that was wonderfully readable.
Looking For Salvation at the Dairy Queen, by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Reviewed by: Blogging About Books
This was a very real book with main characters who were easy to relate to! A great quick read!