Monday, May 31, 2010

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson


Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas is such a sad story.

First, let me state the Suzanne is Nicholas’ mom. She wrote a diary for him so that he could know everything about her.

Suzanne’s husband left this diary to a woman he had been with for the last year for her to read, and then disappeared.

The whole book you are trying to figure out what the hell is going on and why this guy is such a douche bag when in Suzanne’s diary, she describes him as such a good man.

The end is something that most likely won’t surprise you. I had a feeling the whole time that it had to have happened this way but when you actually confirm it, you’re like “aaww crap!”

I didn’t like the end. It was too much too quick. I didn’t think this was the best love story I’ve ever read. Not even in the top 10.

It’s a really short read. If you have a couple days to spare pick it up and let us know what you think.



Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas was very similar to Sam's Letters to Jennifer which is probably why I didn't like it as much. I give Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas a 7/ was good but it wasn't GREAT.

The book is about Matt and his relationship with a woman named Suzanne. I basically LOVED her..she was the perfect woman. A great doctor, a great mom, and an amazing wife...


it just sucks how she ends up dying of a heart attack at a young age! :( And it DOUBLE sucks how her son dies as well :(

The book is also about Matt and his relationship with Katie, another woman. No, he doesn't cheat on Suzanne..he dates Katie after she dies. The one thing I really did like in the book was the theme of second chances. Matt went through a crazy life but he was given a second chance and was able to fall in love again.

Spoiler Over

If you have nothing better to read, I would pick the book up, but I don't think it is good enough to buy. It is a very easy read and it will go by very fast. If you like love stories, you will enjoy the book.

Have you read one of James Patterson's books? What did you think?


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

True Colors by Kristin Hannah


True Colors was another good one from Kristin Hannah. She has not failed me yet. Definitely a top five author.

I love that her stories have more than just a love story to them. Family and or friends play a huge role in her books.

This story is about three sisters, they are very close, with the exception of the hater Winona. She has a grudge against her youngest sister and when her sister needs her the most, she sits there and basically does nothing.

There was a point in this book where I literally hated EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER. EVERY ONE OF THEM! I don’t think that’s ever happened before. I can’t even say I liked one a little. Nope. They were all assholes.

This is one of the most scandalous books I’ve ever read. Once I got into it, I inhaled it. It’s a good read. In the end you’ll be left with a bittersweet taste. However, I enjoyed it. I would totally pick up another Kristen Hannah book soon. She has yet to disappoint.



True colors is another great book by Kristin Hannah. Basically she is my new favorite author.

This is a story about sisters and how they are torn apart by jealousy and men.

A lot of stuff goes on in this book like a surprise wedding, a divorce, an arrest, so scandalous I love it.

Not only are the sisters torn apart, but one sister in particular basically goes through hell with her husband. I don't want to give it away but I'm telling you...this book is a winner!!

I do have to point out that one of the sisters is a total selfish bitch. She acts like she can only think with her you-know-what between her legs! She obviously never heard the saying "chicks before dicks!" Pisssshhhh!!!!

Anyways, the end is perfect, and you all know I love perfect endings. I promise you will enjoy this book! Most library's have it, so get off your lazy butt and drive to the library and pick it up! Let me know what you think!


Friday, May 21, 2010

The Last Child- John Hart

Well its official. I get way too involved in these books. Call me a nerd, a weirdo, whatever. But if you pick up this book, the same thing will happen to you.

The Last Child was very well written, filled with extremely nail biting suspense, and topped with a roller coaster of emotions!

What would you do if your twin got abducted, your dad left home, and your mom became a drug addicted alcoholic? That was the life of Johnny Merrimon and this was the story of what he went through to uncover the truth.

Luckily, Johnny had a best friend who was there to help him and one cop he could trust but by the end of the book..I wasn't even trusting his mom! Johnny uncovers so many things and as the pages turn you keep thinking something different.

There are quite a few scum bag characters in this book that deserve more than a kick in the balls. When you read along you will know who they are. Luckily-most of them get what they deserved!

I really enjoyed this book. I give it a 10!! It isn't a sappy love story but you will be hooked from the beginning. I think just about anyone would enjoy it..I am even going to make one of my guy friends read it!

The end wasn't exactly what I wanted, but it's a reminder that everything happens for a reason and everyone is put into your life for a purpose.

Please read it and tell me what you think!

I'm going to admit, it took me a while to get into this book. It was kind of slow at the beginning and every single character was pissing me off. Except for Johnny (the main character) his friend Jack, and detective Hunt.

Johnny's mom was distraught because her daughter was abducted and she became so crazy that she drove her husband away. Then she got involved with the biggest douche bag in the history of books and was always drunk and drugged up.
Poor 13 year old Johnny was left to care for his mother who apparently forgot she had another child to be strong for. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a child, but if I had another child to be strong for, I would. I'm not one to abandon ship.

There is a detective that you will like, Detective Hunt. He goes above and beyond to help Johnny and his mom and he constantly get crap for it from his partners and his son. I think he's the only guy I didn't doubt in the book. Everyone else will be a suspect. That is for sure.

My favorite Character is Levi. He is such a pure soul. He's a good guy that has just had a tough life, and I love how he has some sort of divine purpose in the book to finally bring peace to Johnny and his mom.

I would totally recommend this book to both women and men. The last 100 pages will definitely have you sweating bullets. And although you may have somewhat of a suspicion of who really hurt Alyssa, (Johnny's sister) you can't imagine the crazy twist the book takes.

Let me know what you think about this book. I really want to know.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Quotes of the Week

"He leaned closer, their faces drawing near, and he could feel the heat of her breath mingling with his. He closed his eyes against the memory of a thousand other kisses and touched his lips to hers. He felt a kind of spark, and all at once he felt her slowly coming back to him. She was the arm that held him close in times of trouble, she was the whisper on the pillow beside him at night."

- The Choice

"Even people who counted their blessings never counted them in the morning. For one thing, there wasn't time."

-Look Again

"When people stop sacrificing for one another, they lose what keeps them human."

-The Five People You Meet in Heaven

"We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course."

-Memoirs of a Geisha

"He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process."

-The Choice

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline


I happened to just have stumbled upon Look Again on the Borders website. As soon as I saw the cover and title I was like “I have to read this book.”

You think you will predict what will happen, and I’m usually really good at that, but this one threw me a curveball!

It was so suspenseful! Following the main character (Ellen) through her journey to find out if the missing child on the flier is her adopted son is crazy.

You will hate one of her co-workers. Christina seems to have forgiven the bitch, but I couldn’t. She was just such a backstabber! I can’t stand people like that.

You will be satisfied with the end. You won’t be like “WOW THAT WAS AN AMAZING END!” but you will smile and put the book down like “Okay J”

I don’t know if I will rush to buy another Lisa Scottoline book again, but I will say that this one was very good. I just didn’t like the way she described Ellen’s cat Oreo Figaro. Aside from the fact that I hated the name, it seemed like she was trying to personify the cat too much. She would say things like “Oreo Figaro gave me a disapproving look” and things like that when I felt they were out of place.

I also didn’t like that she ended a few chapters in the exact same way. For example, “and Ellen knew what she had to do next.” It was too repetitive for me.

She does have some good titles to her other books, but I feel like there are so many other books I’d rather read first. Maybe it’s just me.

If you have read the book or are going to, let me know what you think. I want to see if anyone saw the curveball coming.



Look Again was a book that Mimi decided we should read. Did I ever tell you she was smarter than she looks? Well she is, because this book was UNBEWEAVEABLE! It is a different kind of love story, the love between a child and a mother.

Ellen, the main character is a reporter and is faced with a huge dilemma. In the mail she gets a flyer about a lost child and the child looks identical to her adopted son Will. Being a reporter, she finds the need to investigate and find out if it is her son, and being the mother she feels so should not continue to look into it, for fear that she would have to give Will up.

The book is about her journey and the information she finds is pretty crazy. I kept trying to figure out what would happen next, and of course I was never right. If you like a good mystery story and feel like crying a little, this book would be great for you!

There are a few characters I wanted to punch in the face but if I tell you, it will give the ending away.. so when you read it you will know EXACTLY who I am talking about!

If you have read the book, I want to know if you think Ellen did the right thing?


Monday, May 3, 2010

Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson


Sam’s Letters to Jennifer was the easiest read in the world. The book is so small and the chapters were so short that it’s impossible to take more than two days reading the book.

Just so you all aren’t confused at the beginning, Sam is Jennifer’s grandma. At first I thought Sam was Jennifer’s husband or something, so I was confused and had to read the first two pages again.

You get two beautiful love stories. You will be sad for one of them, but I won’t tell you which one, to keep the suspense going ;).

I don’t want to say too much, because any little think I say can ruin the book for you, but I will tell you that you will feel good after reading the book.

Let us know what you think about this book.



There is officially something wrong with me. Once again, I read a book that I could not put down. I read Sam's Letters to Jennifer in a record time.. I refuse to tell you the time because you will call me a loser! :)

This book was AMAZING! I would put it up there with the great Nicholas Sparks books. Personally I give it 10 stars. You will NOT be disappointed with it, I promise.

I felt so connected to the characters, especially Jennifer. She had such a hard life and she finally started doing things that made her happy. She took time off from her job and finally decided to give love another chance.

I have to share this quote that was in the book because I think it represents what the author, James Patterson was trying to get across.

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

This book is all about love, life, and death. It reminds you that no matter what has happened in your life, you can always find love again, if you let it in.

I enjoyed this book so much because it pointed out to me that we need to take time and learn from our parents and grandparents. You can learn a lot about a person when you sit and listen to their stories.

I would LOVE for all of you to read this book, and tell me what it meant to you. If you don't want to go out and buy it, I will SEND you my copy if you promise to send it to someone else once you are done reading it. That is how connected I felt to this book. I am now going to take time and listen to my grandparents stories, before it is too late.

Lastly, I do need to point out the fact that Brendan (the man Jennifer falls in love with) is perfect. He is a great listener, a sweet man, and always knows what to say. And men like that do NOT exist. (I take that back… my dad is all of those things. What I mean to say is that there are not men like that left anymore!)