Stephanie Perkins’ Lola and the Boy Next Door

Perkins, S. (2011). Lola and the boy next door. New York, N.Y: Dutton Books. 9780525423287 Reasons for Reading  – Reading Anna and the French Kiss left me wanting …So, I requested Stephanie Perkins’ second novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door from HCPL. Summary: Lola wishes for three things in life – 1) To arrive […]

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s Nick & Norah’s infinite playlist

Cohn, R., & Levithan, D. (2006). Nick & Norah’s infinite playlist. New York: Knopf. 9780375835315 Reasons for Reading : Okay, as a music lover, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to read a book about other music lovers. I requested Nick & Norah’s infinite playlist through HCPL. Summary : Nick sees his ex-girlfriend heading his way […]

Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss

Perkins, S. (2010). Anna and the French kiss. New York: Dutton. 9780525423270 Reasons – Okay, I gave into peer pressure. The bloggers, my colleagues, and other authors raved about Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss. Of course, I had to read it. Lucky for me, it wasn’t walking off a cliff 🙂 . So, I […]

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Jorie Want To Visit

For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here! top ten places books have made us want to visit (Thank you, LibraryThing, for the images) 1. Istanbul/Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory     2. Sarajevo/Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book    3. Seattle/Jamie Ford’s Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet   […]

Jorie’s Ten Books About Friendship

For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here! Ten Books About Friendship (Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images) 1.  Ann Brashares’ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  2. Meg Waite Clayton’s The Four Ms. Bradwells 3.  Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Sisters  4. Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides  5. John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines  6. Siri Hustvedt’s What […]

Sarah Dessen’s Infinity

(Written 19 January 2013) Dessen, S. (2010). Infinity. London: Puffin. 9780141330778 Title and Author(s): Infinity by Sarah Dessen Release Date: May 6, 2010 Publisher: Pocket Money Puffin ISBN: 0743496728  Pages: 33 Source: Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Reasons for Reading: Going through Sarah Dessen withdrawals, I happened to see the title Infinity. When I saw that I […]

Sarah Dessen’s This Lullaby

Dessen, S. (2002). This lullaby: A novel. New York: Viking. 9781101175613 Reasons for Reading: When I discovered Sarah Dessen after seeing How to Deal back in 2005, I read all of her published books. I’ve kept an eye out for her books as they hit the bookstores and request them at the library. I read This […]

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s Haters

Valdes-Rodriguez, A., & Parker, J. (2006). Haters. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books. 9781428122031 Reasons for Reading Right before Easter break, I needed a short audiobook to keep me company on my way home from work. That’s when I noticed Haters on the shelf in the Teen Zone. So, I checked it out from HCPL. Summary High schooler […]


Here’s a list of what I’ve read in the previous years. 2007 Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides One for the Money: The First Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich […]