Tuesday, September 28, 2010

By Request (Part 2)

Alright, I will just jump right into this and continue where we left off in By Request (Part 1).

Happiness Sold Separately - Lolly Winston
Finished - 5/18/10

Happiness Sold Separately

I really enjoyed this book.  It was romantic, but also had it's tear-jerker moments.  I would recommend this book to anyone that's ever been in love, lost a love, or had their heart broken.

3 Stars

Queen of Babble - Meg Cabot
Finished - 5/21/10

Queen of Babble
So, Meg Cabot is a YA author, and I love her! I can completely relate to the main character, Lizzie, in that I never know when to keep my mouth shut!!  As soon as I started reading this, I was hooked.  I would recommend this to anyone that love chick-lit, or YA books.

4 stars

Queen of Babble in the Big City - Meg Cabot
Finished 5/25/10

Queen of Babble in the Big City
See previous review.  Same recommendation, same stars.

Duma Key -  Stephen King
Finished 6/2/10

Duma Key: A Novel

Um, hmmm...Where to start with this.  This was my first Stephen King book, and I was extremely disappointed.  I thought that Stephen King was the best at suspense novels.  After all, the movies that are made about his books are FREAKY!  Well, Duma Key is not scary, thrilling or in anyway suspenseful.  I thought it was long, boring, and at times completely irrational.  It isn't very often that I find a book that I just can't stand, but this was one of them.  I did make myself finish the book (partly out of my OCD, but also because I kept hoping that it would get better).  It is unfortunate, because I know there are a lot of die hard Stephen King fans out there, and I might have just picked up the wrong book to be the first one to read, but I don't see myself running out to get any other books by him anytime soon.
1 star

Sam's Letters to Jennifer - James Patterson
Finished 6/3/10

Sam's Letters to Jennifer

TEAR JERKER.  I don't think I stopped crying at all during this book, and afterwards I ran to my boyfriend and held him crying about how much he means to me.  I know he thought I was crazy, but wow -- this book is FANTASTIC.  Again, it is surprising, because Patterson is known for his murder mysteries, but WOW!  If you don't love sappy sappy sappy books, don't even pick it up.
5 stars

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
Finished 6/9/10

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
I hopped onto the Twilight bandwagon a little late, but I did enjoy reading all of them.  When I found out that there was a novella coming out, I got real excited and ran to the store to get it.  
I was totally caught off guard with this though.  Honestly, when I first picked it up I was like "who the heck is Bree Tanner"?  I couldn't for the life of me remember, and looking back (now that I've realized who she was) she didn't play a huge role in the Twilight series...
I was not impressed with this at all...not nearly as much as I was with Twilight.  I feel like this was an afterthought and just a shot at making a little extra money -- Come on Steph, didn't you make enough from the Twilight series...let it go...
2 stars

Smitten - Janet Evanovich
Finished - 6/11/10


I'm sure you are tired of hearing the same thing over and over again.  If you liked any of the reviews from previous Janet Evanovich books I've read, then read this one too -- it's cute, funny and an easy read.

4 stars

City of Bones - Michael Connelly
Finished - 6/16/10

City of Bones
Great read!  I highly recommend this to all of my murder mystery lovers out there. I was so creeped out by this book - no kidding - the suspense, everything!
I've read just a handful of Michael Connelly's books, and I haven't had a bad thing to say about any of them. The main character, Harry, is super likeable, and I think that is what keeps me coming back for more!

4 stars


Today has been kind of hectic, and this is all I can get through right now -- bear with me, I will update again tomorrow and hopefully be done with the reviews so you can be caught up to where I am.

Happy Reading,

1 comment:

Nicole Sheldon said...

Hi there! Found you on blog hop! I wanted to say that Stephen King is a bit difficult to get into if you start in some of the wrong places. I used to be a huge horror reader when I was younger and have read several of his novels, depending on the time in his life, they can be quite difficult to follow! But I highly recommend his memoir on writing, it was an excellent read that I enjoyed as a former fan and as a writer.

I haven't read the new Stephanie Meyer but I had similar feelings. Who is Bree? I've read the series twice and could not recall it. I would have been more curious to see a story on secondary voultori characters in it's place.


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