Chunk O' Book Reviews

I feel like I've been in a reading rut since the beginning of the year, but the last few books are helping things to look up! Let's see what I've had on my nightstand the last few weeks...

The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

I thought this sounded like a cute concept...she's a Mormon housewife, he's a household name from Hollywood, they meet unexpectedly and become besties. It had it's cute moments and some zingers, but overall, it read REALLY slowly, and seemed to repeat the same scene over and over and over again.

Tempted by Megan Hart

I'd read reviews that Hart was a good author for erotica, so I got a couple of her books to read. Believe it or not, I expected a lot more sex, but Hart really develops her characters, and has several plot lines woven together, not just centering on the erotic. James and Anne have a perfect life, but for a few weeks one summer, Alex joins their lives, and turns it upside down...

The Havanese by Diane Klumb

Well, you know why I read this one! I received this as a Christmas present - great for Havanese owners, though obviously Zoe doesn't look like that fuzzy one on the cover. ;-)

Montana Creeds: Logan by Linda Lael Miller

I've read some of Miller's previous "cowboy" books, but never a contemporary one, so I checked out the first her in "Montana Creeds" series. If you like cowboys, western settings, romance and a bit of suspense, this is for you. Miller's books are easy reads, and I always enjoy them!

Living Oprah by Robyn Okrant

Okay, I really, really enjoyed this title. For one year, Robyn decided to follow every bit of Oprah Winfrey's advice - from her website, her show, her magazine. What follows is a hilarious look at how her life changes for one year, what it costs her (literally!), and what she learned. Fascinating!

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

I decided to backtrack and read the first of this mini-series by Sones, which is written entirely in verse, and geared for a YA audience. Again, I was enchanted, engrossed and absolutely loved this book - great for reluctant, or any, reader. What happens when one of the popular girls falls for one of the school's rejects? Find out...

Reckless Abandon by Stuart Woods

You can't go wrong with a Stone Barrington novel, especially an audiobook one! This time, Stone teams up with Florida cop Holly Barker to catch the bad guys, and they have great back and forth in this novel. You can't go wrong with a Stone novel!

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

This was a recommended read from Nat, and it really was a fascinating read. Older couple Ella (who is dying of cancer) and her husband John (who has Alzheimer's) decide to set off on a cross country trek in their 1970s era Leisure Seeker. At times hilarious, poignant and downright sad, this is an absorbing read...

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