Sarah Addison Allen’s The Sugar Queen

Allen, S. A. (2008). The sugar queen. New York, N.Y: Bantam Dell. 9780553805499 I enjoy Garden Spells so much that I checked out Sarah Addison Allen’s second novel, The Sugar Queen from HCPL. I looked forward to returning the enchanted world of Allen’s North Carolina. Josey Cirrini leads a predictable life in ski resort town Bald Slope, North […]

Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake

Lost Lake  by Sarah Addison AllenLength: 304 pagesPublisher: St. Martin’s Presson January 21, 2014 Genres: FictionSource: Harris County Public Library Reasons for Reading: In 2011, I rapidly read all of Allen’s works I could find. So, when Allen’s newest book came out, I requested it as soon as I could. Summary: Suley, Georgia is a sleepy, swampy little town near the Florida border. Suley […]

Top Ten Books I’d Give A Theme Song

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will […]

James Patterson and Richard DiLallo’s The Christmas Wedding

Patterson, J., & DiLallo, R. (2011). The Christmas wedding. New York: Little, Brown and Co. 9780316097390 Reasons for Reading : As I worked towards reading sixty books, my mom recommended this James Patterson (and Richard DiLallo) book as a quick read. She borrowed the book from HCPL and finished it long before it was due. […]

Sarah Addison Allen’s The Peach Keeper

Allen, S. A. (2011). The peach keeper: A novel. New York: Bantam Books. 9780553807226 Reasons for Reading : Okay, I’ve enjoyed all of the Sarah Addison Allen’s books thus far and I wanted to read The Peach Keeper. Upon returning from England, I happily found two copies on the shelf of my HCPL branch. I […]

Sarah Addison Allen’s The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Allen, S. A. (2010). The girl who chased the moon. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 9781444706611 After reading her two previous books, I couldn’t wait to read Sara Addison Allen’s third – The Girl Who Chased the Moon. I requested the book from HCPL. Seventeen-year-old orphan Emily Benedict, travels to Mullaby, North Carolina. She moves in with her maternal grandfather, gentle […]


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 […]

Judy Blume’s Forever. . .

Blume, J. (1975). Forever: A novel. Scarsdale, N.Y: Bradbury Press 9780027110302 Reasons for Reading : I remember loving all the Judy Blume books I read as a child – Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Just As Long As We’re Together, etc. As I grew, I read Deenie and It’s Not the End of […]