Category Archives: Fiction

Houston, We Have a Problema by Gwendolyn Zepeda

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 355 pages, 2007 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Chick-lit with a Latina twist? Sounds good to me! Synopsis: Feeling her luck with men, her career, and her family failing her, Jessica Luna decides to put fate … Continue reading

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 341 pages, 2009 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I love a good book about society’s ‘outsiders.’ Synopsis: Truly Plaice stretched her mother to epic proportions during her pregnancy before giving birth killed her, and she was … Continue reading

Rock Bottom by Michael Shilling

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 400 pages, 2009 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: The whole ‘fallen rock stars’ thing seemed like it would make a great story. Synopsis: The Blood Orphans had it all: a contract that paid them lots of … Continue reading

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 305 pages, 2007 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I loved Greek mythology when I was younger – and I guess I still do! Synopsis: The Greek gods of ancient times are alive and…living in London? Athena, … Continue reading

Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 341 pages, 2009 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: My love of chick-lit; I liked the title. Synopsis: Eight months pregnant, Eve is shattered to discover that her husband, Jonathon, has been having an affair. But not … Continue reading

The Children of Men by P.D. James

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 351 pages, 1992 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I picked this up for ten cents at a library sale, and forgot about it until I saw the movie version of The Children of Men earlier … Continue reading

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 150 pages, 2008 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I plan to shamelessly spend the month of December surrounded by holiday special after holiday special, so I thought I better squeeze in a little reading in the … Continue reading

The Heretic’s Daughter By Kathleen Kent

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 336 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Historical fiction and the promise of the Salem witch trials? Yes, please. Synopsis: Nine-year-old Sarah has a family that works hard on their farm and doesn’t especially go … Continue reading

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 168 pages, 1997, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Sedaris is good for my inner cynic. Synopsis: Sedaris has added to his 1997 collection of holiday-themed essays and humorous pieces with a few works that were … Continue reading