Current reads

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

March reads

Not a very good month, just couldn't get into much, too much on my mind....

Roseflower Creek by J. L. Miles 3.5* the sad story of a girl and her mother, both are abused by the stepfather

The Dark Tide by Andrew Gross (ARC) 3.5* a pretty good thriller about a woman whose husband dies in an explosion on his train into work one day. Later some shady people start nosing around saying he owes them money. She learns her husband wasn't exacty what she thought.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon 3* a young boy witb learning disabilities tries to solve the mystery of who killed the neghbor's dog

Awake by Elizabeth Graver 3* the story of a couple who have 2 sons, one who has a very rare skin condition that can't be exposed to light. they find a summer camp for other kids like him and their world starts to change.

Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern 4* a mystery revolving around an autistic boy. He and a little girl go into the woods together and he is found alive, she is found dead. His mother tries to help the police by finding out what he knows. Everytime I think i knew who did it I was wrong!

Sellivison by Augustus Burroughs (audio)3* cutesy story that revolves around the cast of a QVC-type television station

Resistance by Owen Sheers 3* set during WWII in England but written as if the Germans were winning and had invaded England. Interesting concept, the story itself was okay. It revolves around an isolated valley with a bunch of farms run by women whose husbands disappeared to help fight the Germans. 5 German soldiers arrive in the valley to the dimay of the women.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenger (reread) 5* LOVE this book!!

Notes on a Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers 3* a story told in notes between a mother and daughter. Sadly, I could completely relate in this day when everything is rush rush rush....only my son and I text instead of leaving notes on the fridge!

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman NF 3* the true story of a zookeper and his family in Poland during WWII. At times fascinating, it also has parts that just drag.

What Girls Learn by Karin Cook 3* 2 young sisters and their mother move north with their mother's new boyfriend. their world changes when their mother gets sick.