Contemporary

Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is Reviews

Review: Where the Heart Is was a very different read. The author grabbed your attention right at the beginning of the book by telling us about a young teenager who is pregnant and left stranded at a Walmart in a small town. Although the story had sounded very interesting, throughout the novel I felt very lost and at times I had to re-read sections of the book to really understand what the author was trying to say.

The characters in the book were very enlightening and they all had great qualities ... Read more

The Monk Downstairs
The Monk Downstairs Reviews

Review: This book started out really, really well. I loved Michael, the monk, who is hard not to love --- he's sweet, kind, sexy and disarming. Rebecca's little daughter Mary Martha is darling and she and Michael have a charming relationship. Rebecca's mother Phoebe is a hoot and highly likable. But Rebecca was hard to take after awhile. Her little hissy-fit when poor Michael, who had been out of circulation for 20 years, hesitated about telling her mother that they were sleeping together after their fi... Read more

Vineland
Vineland Reviews

Review: I read this when it first came out and I have to say I enjoyed it even more the second time through!

Will write more later, but I will say, a good read to contrast with our new world of internet espionage. Read more

Several Deceptions
Several Deceptions Reviews

Review: I especially loved the third story -- Judy O'Grady.... Read more

Amrita
Amrita Reviews

Review: Me encanta la suavidad de Banana y esta historia, que es mucho más larga que las anteriores, también es mucho más compleja, pero aún así conserva la sencillez típica de la autora. Como siempre, leer a Yoshimoto es como reencontrarse con una vieja amiga. Read more

Whit
Whit Reviews

Review: Rally well written, from the perspective of an awkward but very strong young girl, bought up in a religious sect. Some bizarre events unravel some truths. Hilarious in parts. Read more

Complicity
Complicity Reviews

Review: This book was the next one on my list after I finished Murakami's a couple of days ago. Sadly, this timing coincides with the announcement that Iain Banks has cancer and might only have months to live. I was surprised by how sad I was to hear. Read more

A Tale of Two Sisters
A Tale of Two Sisters Reviews

Review: This book made me cry all the way through. It manages to fit an awful lot in to one book. I found the emotional rollercoaster of a read left me feeling withdrawn and drained by the end. The style of writing was fine at the beginning, however, I was completely confused at the end, I didn’t know who was telling what. I couldn’t recommend this book to just anyone as it was hard on the tear ducts, a certain amount of sensitivity is definitely required! Read more

Ain't She Sweet
Ain't She Sweet Reviews

Review: He perdido la cuenta de las veces que la he leído. Comfort food for my soul. Read more

Just Imagine
Just Imagine Reviews

Review: Sigh!!! I loved this book. Super adorable. I hadn’t read an SEP book in forever and this one hit the mark for me. If only these 2 characters could have toned down their prideful personalities. Lol. Read more

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