From Elaine Pasquali
Title: Shopaholic & Baby
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Pregnant shopaholic Becky is egocentric and shallow. She even witches obstetricians so that she may be delivered by the obstetrician to the stars, only to find out that the OB is her husband’s old girlfriend. But when superficial Becky is confronted with personal, professional and financial crises, she galvanizes into action and displays loyalty, initiative and logical thinking. The first two thirds of this book were slow-going and repetitious. I was about to put it down when it came alive. I’m glad I finished the book, although I doubt that I will read another book in the Shopaholic series.
From vendula schonfeldova
Title: The devil wears Prada
Author: Lauren Weisberger
A young Andrea becomes an assistant to Miranda (amazingly successful editor of a magazine). Andrea gets tested each and every day. The only advantage coming from being hold every late night and working all day long is a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. She eventually realizes that maybe this job is not worthy of giving up her life and mainly her soul and needs to decide if she rather takes off or let kill herself being employed for any longer. Even thought She quits, she will get her recommendation she has dream of.
From Andrea Payne
Title: Guilty Pleasures
Author: Bertrice Small
This is a romance/erotica novel about 4 women who live in a small town and they each discover the “Channel”, a cable channel for women only that allows them to realize their sexual fantasies. Ironically, each woman’s fantasy seems to take place in another time period (early 1900s) and some of the language to describe the liaisons is very dated. It was still an interesting read and although the innuendo seemed a little odd at time, it was still a page turner and great summer read.
From Margo Blatt
author: Sarah Pekkanen
The Opposite of Me
Story about twin sisters and are they really opposites? Cute. One loses her job and decides to move back home and the sisters get to know each other better. It’s light and entertaining at times.
From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Meaney, Roisin
Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes
Hannah Robinson’s life is perfect. She is dating a great guy and she is starting her own business. The grand opening of her cupcake shop is days away, her friends are having a party for her and Patrick announces that he is leaving her for another woman. Small town life holds no secrets and everyone immediately knows about her painful situation. It is a story about heartbreak and tragedy but also shows the warmth of family, friends and love in this small Irish town of Clongarvin. A good summer read and who can resist a little tears, romance and cupcakes?
From Janin, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Calonita, Jen
In the book I read, Sleepaway Girls, by Jen Calonita, the main character, Sam Montgomery decides to take a break from her best friend, Mal, who gets a boyfriend. She does not want to hear them being all “lovey” the whole summer. Sam goes for a CIT (counselor-in-training) position in a camp called Whispering Pines, but still promises Mal and a bunch of other friends video-postcards while she is away. What Sam doesn’t know, is that her summer will be too jam-packed to do anything else besides the things that are keeping her occupied at camp! From the heartthrobs to the popular girls, how could she have time for anything? Sam is falling for the super-cute, surfer-blond Hunter, and has a rivalry with the camp’s queen, Ashley, who just happens to be one of the daughters of the camp director. But at least she has Cole, her best guy-friend, who sides with her on almost everything. All of the drama that happens at the Pines builds up to the fantastic ending.
I loved reading this book. It was a real page-turner, and I got so caught up in the book I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves reading about summer camp and all the drama that comes in the same package.
From Alex, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Scott, Kieran
She’s So Dead to Us
The Book She’s So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott is an enjoyable book. In this book, Ally has moved back to her home town after having moved away since her dad had some money problems. So now, she has to leave her low-key, happy life and go back into the snake pit with Shannon Moore and Hammond Roos, or so she thinks. Right after Ally left, perfect and handsome Jake Graydon moved into Orchard Hill. So when Ally moves back and sees Jake, she develops a major crush on him. Its a really interesting book told from two perspectives and I really hope you guys like it.
From Andrea Kalinowski
author: Harper, Molly
And one last thing
“And one last thing” by Molly Harper was an entertaining read, though some would class it as chick lit, I class it as affordable entertainment. A woman receives flowers which were incorrectly delivered and thereby discovers her husband’s true cheating nature. She wallows for a short time and then, in a moment of drunken insanity, sends an email newsletter which details her husband’s perfidy. Wrath rains down upon her head from her society pals and her mother-in-law. They argue that everyone does it and if you want to keep your lifestyle, turn a blind eye. She ignores their advice, and with the assistance of her irrepressible brother, finds a path of renewal. She is a stronger woman at the end and finds a new love interest who will stand with her and lend her wings when she needs them. A very enjoyable read, “And one last thing” details something which is quite common in today’s society, cheating and divorce. The revenge solution also has its roots in today’s technology, since it is with an email newsletter she tries to extract her revenge. Find a cat, a comfortable chair, a daiquiri and curl up with this book. You won’t regret it.
From Sarah, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Carey, Anna
Survival of the fiercest : a Sloane sisters novel
In the second Sloane Sister Novel, “Survival of the Fiercest,” Cate and Andie are still living on New York’s Upper East Side and their father has just got married to their friends’ (Stella and Lola) mom. When their parents leave for their honeymoon, things heat up! Cate is determined that she and Stella will form their own High School sorority. This is because they had a fight a few days earlier with their former best friends Blythe, Priya, and Sophie that resulted in Cate and Stella being banned from their own sorority. Cate’s number one goal is to form an even more popular sorority by herself! Cate recruites Stella to help work on starting the sorority and they make a new friend on the way! Additionally, Andie is dealing with a major crush problem. She likes this guy named Kyle, but her new stepsister Lola likes him too! Lola is, of course, trying to impress Kyle, but she is also meeting with a famous fashion designer to become a model!!!! I love this book, and I can’t wait to read the next one! This book is exciting, has good story lines and is full of drama! I will definitely recommend this book to any girl 8 and up!!!
author: Roberts, Nora
Fiona is a single, dynamic woman living on remote Orcas Island. Here she operates a dog obedience training school and also belongs to a Search & Rescue Team. She enjoys her quiet life but becomes intrigued when Simon enters it.
I read this over a couple of days in the summer when there were very few interruptions. I liked learning about rescue operations, enjoyed the drama and mystery which became part of the story and particularly was amused by the development of Fiona and Simon’s relationship. It’s an easy read.