Current reads

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

July reads

The Nanny Diaries by Emma Kraus and Nicola McLaughlin 3.5* the story of a college student who nannies for a rich Manhattan family, both funny and sad

Sweet Shrub by Jane Roberts Wood 3.5* the continuing story of Lucy Richards, she is now back home and is courted by Josh. There is racial unrest in the new town they move to where Josh has a job as a principal.

Dance a Little Longer by Jane Roberts Wood 3.5* the continuing story of Lucy and Josh now during the depression

Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress 4* starts off with a crazy aunt who chops her husbands head off and carries it across the country in a Tupperware container. Then moves to a town with racial unrest, set during the 60’s.

Tender by Mark Childress 3.5* a story loosely based on the life of Elvis. Follows a young man from his poor beginnings and through his rocket ride to fame and fortune.

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben 3* not his best…the story of a couple who start tracking their son’s online activity when one of his best friend’s commit suicide. They are surprised by what they find.
The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen 4*

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver 4* I tried to read this book a while back and couldn’t get through it, but kept seeing awesome reviews. I gave it another try and boy am I glad! The heart wrenching story of a mother who can’t seem to bond with her son like she should and as a teenager he kills some of his classmates.

How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp 4* she explains ways to look 10 years younger. I like that she gives an expensive, medium, and cheap way for each idea. She also gives brand names that work and pictures of the wrong and right way so you can see the difference.

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