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Diane rated a book 5 of 5 stars
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
One Plus One
by Jojo Moyes (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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What a great story! Working as many jobs as she can fit in the day as a house cleaner, bar maid, and whatever other work she can find, Jess struggles to care for her 12 year old daughter and the teenage son her husband fathered by another woman. Livi...more
Diane rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Richard C. Morais (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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After seeing all the clips advertising the movie I decided to read the book before seeing the movie. The book was not what I expected and from what I can tell the movie strays far from the plot of the book. I enjoyed the cultural differences portraye...more
Diane rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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In my opinion this book was about 200 pages too long. I'm not sure what all the rave reviews are about. I did not find the plot or any of the characters engaging or interesting. I will not be looking for any future additions to this disappointing ser...more
Diane rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
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This is by far the best of all the Iles books that feature author, politician, Penn Cage. After surviving a major heart attack, Penn's father, Dr. Tom Cage refuses to retire and still provides bed-side visits to his loyal patients. One of them is the...more
Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Miss Timmins' School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy
Miss Timmins' School for Girls
by Nayana Currimbhoy (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Charu Apte is a first year teacher at a boarding school for girls set in a remote area of India. Barely out of college, Charu hopes to work just long enough to make enough money to go back to Bombay and start her adult life away from the secrets her...more
Diane rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
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Another amazing read by Alice Hoffman. Based on historical events of 1911; the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire and the great fire on Coney Island, the story centers around a young girl, Coralie, who is raised by her father in an old house that also...more
Diane rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
The Death of Bees
by Lisa O'Donnell
read in June, 2014
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Set in the slums of Glasgow, Scotland the story is focused around the desperate lives of two sisters, Marnie and Nelly, and is told in three voices; Marnie, Nelly and their neighbor Lennie. The girls parents are alcoholic druggies who care more for t...more
Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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A gritty coming of age story told by 15 yr old Charlie through a series of letters to an anonymous friend. Charlie's many problems are revealed throughout the story which spans his Freshman year of high school. Drugs, sex and rock and roll as well as...more
Diane rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #11)
by Jeffery Deaver (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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Another great mystery solved by Lincoln Rhyme and his team. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way. My only issue is that Deaver tries to pack too many past characters and plots into one story. Even though I have read all the titles in th...more
Diane rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver
read in June, 2014
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A beautifully written story that addresses the issue of global warming through the monarch butterfly. Millions of monarchs come to roost on a mountain owned by poor sheep farmers in rural Tennessee. Dellarobia, a young wife and mother of two is unhap...more
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