Book Reviews

Rating system: I chose cupcakes because who doesn't love cupcakes? And even if the book was horrible and I wouldn't recommend it, at least it got a cupcake which I think is a great consolation prize.

I've also started listing my reviews based on rating which will help you pick out a good one and avoid the crappy ones (according to my humble opinion). 

 1 out of 5: I hated this book. I barely finished it.

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Wanderlove by Bart Cline

2 out of 5: I didn't like this book. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't enjoyable. Would not recommend.

The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and my Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill with Lisa Pulitzer
Breathing Water by Timothy Hallinan
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Chum by Jeff Somers
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Fool Me Twice by Jim Dodge Jr.
The Gift by James Patterson and Ned Rust
Glamour by Penelope Fletcher
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
The Troop by Nick Cutter

3 out of 5: This book was ok. It wasn't great but it wasn't painful to get through. Was interesting and a good read. Average (not bad!)

8th Confession by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
The 9th Judgement by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
Anybody But Him by Claire Baxter
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt
Copout by Bart Cline
A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen, William D. Montalbano
Depraved Indifference by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Double Crossed by Ally Carter
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
In The Woods by Tana French
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Is Everyone Hanging out Without me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

4 out of 5: I really enjoyed this book. It kept my attention and I liked the story/characters/writing.

The Art of Deception by Nora Roberts
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen
Crashed by Timothy Hallinan
Crumbs Aren't Enough by Raquel Whiting Gilmer
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Firefly Lane by Krisin Hannah
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Little Island by Katharine Britton
Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell
Under the Dome by Stephen King
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

5 out of 5: I loved this book! I would definitely recommend.

Arcadia by Lauren Groff
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
South of Broad by Pat Conroy


  1. Did you have a previous blog with cupcakes? This looks familiar.

  2. Nope this is my first blog with cupcakes but I'm sure someone else has thought of it. If you figure out who it is, let me know, it seems we have something in common!