Current reads

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

April reads

Sarah's Quilt by Nancy Turner (sequel to These is my Words)4*

Bliss by O.Z. Livaneli (audio) 3.5* interesting look at a different culuture from 3 different views

New Mercies by Sandra Dallas 3*

Undressing the Moon by Tammy Greenwood 3.5*

The Elegant Gathering of White Snow by Kris Radish 2* fluff

The Surrogate by Judith Henry Wall 2*....too soap opera-y

The Box Children by Sharon Wyse 4* very good story about a young girl who lives on a farm whose mother is crazy and the effect on the family

Five Women by Rona Jaffe 3.5* story of five friends and their different lives

How To Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward 4.5* a story about how a little girl's disappearance affects the family for the rest of their lives

The Odyssey by Homer (audio) 3*

The Night Listener by Armisten Maupin 4* couldn't put it down until the end.

The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan 3.5* basically a story of a ,idlife crisis

Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman 2.5*, not as a good a writer as his dad!

Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg ugh couldn't finish, stuck halfway through.Ay first the footnotes irritated me but by the time I put the book down they are what I liked best!

Family and Other Accidents by Shari Goldhagen 3* pretty good story about 2 brothers who lost their parents.

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner 3.5* funny chick lit

The Sin Killer by Larry Mc Murty (audio) haven't finished yet, but so far it's a 3

The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde 3.5*

Still Waters by Jennifer Lauck this is the follow up to Blackbird. Not quite as good as Blackbird, but still a good read, kind of depressing though 3.5*

March reads

Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg 3*....not her best....not sure it even deserves 3*

Icebergs by Elizabeth Johns 3.5* went over 3 different time periods, WWII, Vietnam War, and the 90's. I liked the first part of the story the best, the second almost as good, by the 90's I thought the story got boring.

Twenty Questions by Alison Clement 4*, not sure how plausible it was, but quite a page turner!

Dancing With Einstein by Kate Wenner 2*

Ride The Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robinson 5* The story of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was kidnapped by indians at the age of 9. Fascinating story, couldn't put it down

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (audio) 4* loved the narrator's voice and her accents!

Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury DNF,just too preachy, couldn't get into it.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult 4* interesting read, but not sure I bought the ending

Fatherland by Robert Harris 3* interesting concept (Hitler actually won) but the storyline itself wasn't that engrossing

These Is My Words by Nancy Turner 5* story set in the 1880's, heartbreaking and funny rolled into one fascinating novel

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (audio) just couldn't finish, got to disc 7 out of 10 but it's so BORING!!!

The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander 3*

The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas 3.5* had almost too many characters to keep track of, otherwise it was a good story set in the 1930's

Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas 4*

Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck 5*

The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy 3*

Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris (audio) 3*

Traveling Light by Katrina Kittle 4* heartbreakin story about a girl whose brother is dying

The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas 3* not her best, but still a pleasant read

Invisible Girl by Tess Hudson 3* backlash 30 years after the Vietnam war. Not sure how realistic the story is, a lot of "bad ass" characters that I had trouble believing

Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio 3*, started strong but I didn't like the ending