Kristen’s Favorite Books of 2010

| Dec 22 | 3 Comments

I always have fun reading through end of the year “Best of” lists, so I thought I’d create one of my own. You won’t find any of these books on The New York Times Best Books of 2010, but whatever. These are the books I enjoyed reading the most this year, and I highly recommend them to you too. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The third […]


Amazon Picks Best Books of First Half of 2010

| Jul 14 | 0 Comments

Now that we’ve entered July, the year is half way over and the editors at Amazon have released their picks for the top ten books so far this year. Amazon’s “must-reads” include a mix of fiction and non-fiction books. Here is their list: The Passage by Justin Cronin The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald Country Driving by Peter Hessler The Girl Who Kicked the […]


YA Authors Crossing Over Into Adult Fiction

| Jul 8 | 2 Comments

I’ve noticed lately that the line between YA and Adult fiction seems blurrier than ever. YA fiction has become insanely popular with adults thanks to books like Harry Potter and Twilight, and authors like James Patterson, John Grisham, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Kim Harrison have started writing books for the younger crowd. But that’s old news. What I’m talking about is YA authors writing books for […]


MY NAME IS MEMORY by Ann Brashares [Review]

| Jul 6 | 8 Comments

My Name is Memory is the first book in a new series written by Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants author Ann Brashares. It’s the epic love story of Daniel and Sophia, a relationship that first began over a thousand years ago when he killed her. Not a great way to start things off, but he is horrified by what he has done and it still […]



| Jun 16 | 0 Comments

A committee has voted 7-1 in favor of keeping Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares on the shelf of a Fond du Lac, Wisconsin middle school library. Parent Ann Wentworth wanted the Sisterhood books removed from the library because she believes the sexual content is inappropriate for that age group. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books follows four […]