Greatest Hits: 7 Popular Book Reviews from 2014

November 26 2014

We’ve had a great year so far and it’s all thanks to you, our supporters and readers! In the spirit of the holidays, we decided to put together a list of our seven most popular reviews. As you’ve noticed, we review books of all kinds, and this list is no different. Sit back, relax, and peruse. There are plenty of wonderful books here to further fill your shelves! 

Letting it Go: My Quest to Be as Organized as Oprah (a review of It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh)

“This isn’t a book about living within your means but about what living means… if you take his advice to heart, it will change your life.”

Living Like a Parisian at Work and at Home (a review of Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott)

 “Many of these focus on how important food and presentation (clothing, beauty, etc.) are to the French. While in France, I adopted many of the French routines: a multi-course meal each night, dressing my best both in and outside the home, taking time to stop and enjoy the arts and culture around me.”

The Case for Nancy Drew (a review of Nancy Drew by Carolyn Kleene)

“We are creating generations of voracious, impatient readers, and it’s superb.”

Why Stephen King’s Road to Hell is Paved with Adverbs (a review of On Writing by Stephen King)

“Basically, it’s self-help for people who snub their noses at self-help.”

It’s Always Something: Lessons I learned as an Editor in Hollywood (an editor reflects on his time working with actress and comedian Gilda Radner)

“No one in the hotel paid much attention to me. This was Beverly Hills, after all, where movies, not books, were the local currency.”

The Princess Bride You Didn’t Meet in the Movie (a review of The Princess Bride by William Goldman)

“The first thing to know is that the beloved movie very little resembles the book that inspired it. How is that possible? Simply read the introduction and you will see how much more complex, how much darker and more emotionally satisfying the book is.”

Crank is the New Go Ask Alice (a review of Crank by Ellen Hopkins)

 “This is what makes Hopkins’ work so special – her writing feels intensely personal and intimate; the reader knows the character and goes on this tragic journey along with her.”

Norman Rockwell

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