Category Archives: Humour

Got You Back by Jane Fallon

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 408 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Look Inside: A peek at the first dozen chapters Reason for Reading: Chick lit? I’m probably there. British chick lit? I’m all yours. Synopsis: Stephanie lives a wonderful life with her husband and son in London, while Katie lives a great life in the country with […]

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 originally published elsewhere since that time, and one entirely new piece. The topics range from […]

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 325 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve read Sedaris’ books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Me Talk Pretty One Day and enjoyed them both. Synopsis: David Sedaris is back with another collection of humorous essays, with topics ranging from buying a human skeleton, to quitting smoking […]

How the Other Half Hamptons by Jasmin Rosemberg

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 320 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Remember that episode of Sex and the City where the women get a place in the Hamptons and craziness happens, especially with Charlotte pretending to be younger in order to date someone? I figured any place that brought that out in people was […]

Names My Sisters Call Me by Megan Crane

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 321 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I already read and enjoyed two of the three of Crane’s previous novels, Everyone Else’s Girl and Frenemies. Synopsis: Courtney Cassel has just gotten engaged to the most wonderful, just-right-for-her man in the world – now if only she could force her family […]

The Learners by Chip Kidd

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 260 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I had my eye on Kidd’s debut novel since it first came out but it was a case of ‘too many books, too little time,’ so I was glad when this second novel fell into my hands. Synopsis: When Happy finishes college in […]

Because She Can by Bridie Clark

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 275 pages, 2007 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I liked the idea, but not the execution, of Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada, so I was hoping Clark would have better luck with the boss-from-hell story. Synopsis: After years of ups and downs, Claire Truman has nailed it: she has the […]

The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 291 pages, 2007 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Chick-lit always comes through when I’m in a reading slump. Synopsis: Harper Roberts is smart, attractive, successful – and so, so single. Convinced that her success (she’s the youngest attorney at her firm to be made lawyer, and she’s got an amazing salary […]

The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 339 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: All these years of reading chick-lit and I’d never read an author from Toronto, my hometown – it practically seemed mandatory. Synopsis: Meredith Moore excels as a ‘continuity girl’ – the girl on film sets that makes sure each take fits in perfectly […]