Thursday, January 1, 2009


I've always been a reader. As a little girl I was so addicted to multiple series, the usual suspects: Baby Sitter’s Club, Baby Sitter’s Little Sister, Sweet Valley Kids/Twins/etc., Pee Wee Scouts, Boxcar Children, Fear Street, Goosebumps, some series about ice skaters or gymnasts or both?, Nancy Drew… the list goes on. And on. In college and especially grad school, reading was devoted to studying only. If I read for leisure it was over the summer or on vacations!

Once I graduated I wanted to start reading again. And then I got engaged and it was reading for wedding planning only. Then we got married and I started reading again… then I began gaining weight and decided to focus on weight loss, nutrition and little else. Then I realized, I can read while walking! I can listen to books while doing strength training! I was so excited, and started reading again “on the regular” in December 2008. Now I’m even in a book club! I’m really enjoying getting back into this hobby. I’ll use this spot on my blog to post books I read, reviews, etc.

December 2008: Jennifer Weiner’s Certain Girls Review

December 2008: Jane Green’s Second Chances (audio) Short Review

December 2008: Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games Short Review


Book 1: January 2009: Meg Cabot’s Avalon High Review (audio)

Book 2: January 2009: Meg Cabot’s Queen of Babble Review

Book 3: January 2009: Danielle Steel’s Second Chance Review

Book 4: February 2009: Kate White’s A Body to Die For Review

Book 5: March 2009: Meg Cabot’s How to Be Popular Review

Book 6: March 2009: Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why Review

Book 7: March 2009: Kate White’s Lethally Blond Review

Book 8: June 2009: Kate White’s Over Her Dead Body Review

Book 9: June 2009: Karin Slaughter’s Triptych Review

Book 10: July 2009: Speak Softly She Can Hear Review

Book 11: July 2009: Karin Slaughter’s A Faint Cold Fear Review

Book 12: July 2009: Karin Slaughter’s Indelible Review

Book 13: July 2009: Karin Slaughter’s Blindsighted Review

Book 14: August 2009: Audrey Niffengger’s Time Traveler’s Wife Review

Book 15: August 2009: Karin Slaughter’s Beyond Reach Review

Book 16: September 2009: Caprice Crane’s Stupid and Contagious Review

Book 17: September 2009: Nicholas Sparks’ At First Sight Review (audio)

Book 18: September 2009: Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook Review (audio)

Book 19: September 2009: Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Review

Book 20: October 2009: Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire Review

Book 21: October 2009: Nicholas Sparks’ The Wedding Review (audio)

Book 22: October 2009: James Patterson’s Sail Review (audio)

Book 23: October 2009: Karin Slaughter’s Faithless Review

Book 24: November 2009: Sue Miller’s While I Was Gone Review

Book 25: November 2009: Meg Cabot’s Big Boned Review

Book 26: November 2009: Janice Kaplan’s Looks to Die For Review (audio)

Book 27: December 2009: Jill Smolinski's The Next Thing on My List Review

Book 28: December 2009: Janice Kaplan's A Job To Kill For Review


Book #1: January 2010: Candice Bushnell's Lipstick Jungle Review

Book #2: January 2010: Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic and Baby Review

Book #3: February 2010: Mary Jane Clark's Dancing in the Dark Review (audio)

Book #4: February 2010: Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me? Review

Book #5: March 2010: James Patterson's Honeymoon Review (audio)

Book #6: March 2010: Kate Morgenroth's They Did it With Love Review

Book #7: March 2010: Walter Mosely's The Wave Review (audio)

Book #8: April 2010: Stephenie Meyer's The Host Review

Book #9: April 2010: Mary Alice Monroe's The Book Club Review

Book #10: April 2010: Mary Higgins Clark The Two Little Girls in Blue Review (audio)

Book #11: May 2010: Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song Review Review

Book #12: May 2010: Sophie Kinsella's Twenties Girl Review

Book #13: May 2010: Leslie Meier's Mother's Day Murder Review

Book #14: May 2010: Nicholas Sparks' Dear John Review

Book #15: May 2010: Joanne Fluke's The Fudge Cupcake Murder Review

Book #16: May 2010: Nora Robert's Naked in Death (audio) Review

Book #17: May 2010: Leslie Meier's Turkey Day Murder Review

Book #18: May 2010: Dean Koontz's Intensity Review

Book #19: June 2010: Emily Giffin's The Heart of the Matter Review

Book #20: June 2010: Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper (audio) Review

Book #21: June 2010: Leslie Meier's Star Spangled Murder Review

Book #22: July 2010: Mary Higgin's Clark I've Heard That Song Before (audio) Review

Book #23: July 2010: Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse (re-read) Review

Book #24: July 2010: James Patterson's Double Cross (audio) Review

Book #25: July 2010: Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth Review

Book #26: August 2010: James Patterson's You've Been Warned (audio) Review

Book #27: August 2010: Carrie Ryan's The Dead-Tossed Waves Review

Book #28: August 2010: Nancy Werlin's Impossible Review

Book #29: September 2010: Kathryn Stockett's The Help Review

Book #30: September 2010: Elizabeth Brundage's The Doctor's Wife Review

Book #31: September 2010: James Patterson's The 5th Horseman (audio) Review

Book #32: September 2010: Jane Green's The Beach House Review

Book #33: September 2010: James Patterson's Beach House (audio) Review

Book #34: October 2010: James Patterson's 4th of July (audio) Review

Book #35: October 2010: Karin Slaughter's Fractured Review

Book #36: October 2010: Karin Slaughter's Undone Review

Book #37: October 2010: Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects Review

Book #38: November 2010: Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (audio) Review

Book #39: November 2010: Sue Grafton's M is for Malice (audio) Review

Book #40: November 2010: Jame's Patterson's The 8th Confession (audio) Review

Book #41: December 2010: Susanna Sonnenberg's Her Last Death Review

Book #42: December 2010: Suzanne Collin's Mockingjay Review

Book #43: December 2010: Joanne Fluke's Key Lime Pie Murder Review

Book #44: December 2010: Michelle Huneven's Blame Review


Book #1: January 2011: Joanne Fluke's Cream Puff Murder Review

Book #2 January 2011: James Patterson's Beach Road (audio) Review

Book #3 January 2011: Emma Donohue's Room Review

Book #4 February 2011: Nora Roberts' The Search (audio) Review

Book #5 February 2011: Gillian Flynn's Dark Places Review

Book #6 February 2011: Jennifer McMahon's Promise Not to Tell Review

Book #7 March 2011: J.K. Rowling's Harry Pottery and the Sorcerer's Stone Review

Book #8 March 2011: Nora Roberts' The Tribute (audio) Review

Book #9 March 2011: Mary Higgins Clark's Daddy's Little Girl Review

Book #10 March 2011: Jennifer Weiner's The Guy Not Taken (audio) Review

Book #11 March 2011: Emily Listfield's Best Intentions coming soon!

Book #12 March 2011: James Patterson's The Postcard Killers (audio) coming soon!

Book #12 March 2011: P.C. and Kristin Cast's Marked coming soon!


Journey2Goal said...

I LOVE books too! I started a book club last fall w/ some college friends & we have a great time meeting once a month! I'm glad I found your blog so I can "snoop" in on what your club has chosen!

Courtney said...

This is a great page on your site! I keep up with all the books I read on Sadly, I read so much that if I did a page like this it would be a lot to keep up with!

Journey2Goal said...

I LOVE books too! I started a book club last fall w/ some college friends & we have a great time meeting once a month! I'm glad I found your blog so I can "snoop" in on what your club has chosen!