Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reading Round-up!!

It's been about a month since the last time I posted about what I was reading...I promise that I have been reading :) If you're interested in seeing what books I talked about last month, you can view the post here.

Let's talk about some of the books I've read recently, shall we??

The Women's Murder Club is back and there's a possibility that one of their close friends is a murderer. The city is paralyzed with fear...Lindsay is having relationship problems...Cindy is trying to get the scope...hmm...haven't I read this story before..with the same author...just a different book cover?? I'm being a smartass, I know, but I'm just over James Patterson right now! I used to love his books and now I just feel like he churns them out and doesn't care that they're not really quality reading material anymore. Oh well, the book kept me occupied during cardio - I guess that's all that matters ;)

I was a bit confused when I started this book. The chapters are written from the different characters points of view and while interesting, I didn't understand how they were connected. My patience paid off and the author reveals the connection between the characters in the latter chapters of the book.

The story starts with Allison being released from prison and entering a half-way house. The crime she has committed is heinous but you're not sure what exactly happened until further in the book. Her parents have erased her from their lives and her sister Brynn wants nothing to do with her. There are secrets being kept, lives that hang in the balance, and all you can do is keep reading. I highly recommend this book - it is captivating and heart-wrenching!


I read this book back in March when I attended the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference in Philadelphia. I received a free advanced reader copy while attending the exhibits that were being held during the conference. I started the book on Friday night at my hotel room, read it while waiting for the train to the airport the next morning, and finished it while waiting for my first flight of the day. It's that good, period. I decided to reread it a couple of weeks ago and it was just as powerful the second time I read it.

Laurel has lost her mother, grandmother, and home to "the flood" and is starting a new life in a new state. She becomes a cheerleader and begins dating T-Boom, the star of the basketball team. T-Boom introduces her to moon (meth) and so begins her descent into drug addiction and homelessness. This story haunts me because I know there are Laurels out there and what can be done to save them?

And yes, I did read Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't get what the big deal is and I'm not saying another damn word about it here on my blog. If you want to have a discussion about it or want to know my opinion, feel free to email me ;)

Here's a list of books I have currently checked out but haven't read or finished yet:

Fever by Lauren DeStefano
What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

If you're interested in seeing what others are reading, head over to Running With Sass! Heather just shared some of the books she's read recently.

What about you? Read anything good lately?


  1. I love your book reviews T. When I saw your post on facebook about 50 Shades of Grey, I burst out laughing because I had been hearing some hype about the book so I went to to read some reviews. The first review I read had me laughing my head off! It was so funny that when I saw your post, I had to find the review and link it here so you could read and get a good laugh too.

    Apparently, 9,025 of 9,496 people found the following review helpful on

    Too funny!!

  2. After reading the male senior citizen, semi-retired gynecologist's review, I moved on....LOL