Category Archives: Humour

47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy Cook

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 282 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I read the first chapter online here after hearing the Carl Hiaasen comparisons, and I knew I had to keep reading. Synopsis: Tara realizes it’s not normal to start robbing banks with your dad at the age of nine, but that’s everyone else’s […]

Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade (available in mass market), 408 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It looked like the perfect backyard-read for enjoying the weather. Synopsis: Izzie Stock figured that moving to the country would be great for her husband and herself – a relaxed pace of life to fit in with her boho […]

My Very Own Murder by Josephine Carr

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 258 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: The ‘hearing voices’ premise almost scared me away, but I decided to go for it because I’ve heard Carr is a good writer. Synopsis: Anne Johnson is settling down into a lazily cozy existence – she’s fifty, living alone in a plush apartment […]

Beyond the Blonde by Kathleen Flynn-Hui

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 277 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’m a natural blonde that dyes her hair…blonde. So it just seemed appropriate, really. Synopsis: Georgia Watkins never wanted anything more than to join her mother’s small but popular salon in Weekeepeemie, New Hampshire, until she finds out that ‘small but popular’ doesn’t […]

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 310 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Reading all of Evanovich’s books is sort of becoming a bad habit. Synopsis: A girl can only be shot at so many times before she starts to reconsider her career path, and Stephanie Plum is sick of the bounty […]

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 371 pages, 2005 Rating: 6/10 Reason for Reading: I liked all of Kinsella’s previous books, so I took her new one out of the library. Synopsis: The only thing Samantha Sweeting has ever wanted is to make partner at a top law firm, and she’s sacrificed a lot for it – […]

She’s Got Issues by Stephanie Lessing

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 286 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: How could I resist such an adorable cover? Synopsis: Chloe Rose has just found herself on the path to her dream career at Issues magazine (well, ‘assistant to the assistant’ is bound to lead to the specially-created title of ‘Shoe Editor,’ right?), and […]

The Big Love by Sarah Dunn

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 228 pages, 2004 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Chant with me now: “Summer and chick-lit! Summer and chick-lit!’ Synopsis: Alison Hopkins is getting ready for a dinner party and sends her boyfriend of four years, Tom, out to get some Dijon mustard, but instead of returning he phones her to say […]

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 257 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve been hearing all of the hoopla about Sedaris for at least a few years, but never got around to reading him until now. Synopsis: Dress Your Family is a collection of twenty-two humourous essays about Sedaris’ everyday life experiences […]