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Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen
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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The Lifeboat
by Charlotte Rogan (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
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The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
The Headmaster's Wife
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Broken Harbour by Tana French
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
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The Running Man by Stephen King
The Running Man
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
read in October, 2014
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Apparently, this is a classic, and it's the only Agatha Christie book I ever read. It was interesting enough but I may have enjoyed it a bit less because I was trying to read it on my cell phone - first time I've ever done that. All in all, it was go ...more
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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Loved this book! Liane Moriarty is my new Jodi Picoult (who has really gone pretty far downhill in the past several years/books). If you've enjoyed Picoult's earlier work, check out Liane Moriarty.

Big Little Lies tackles serious issues in a realisti
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Stolen Prey by John Sandford
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UGH. There is nothing I hate more than a book that promises to be a good crime thriller and then turns out to be what is quite possibly the most epically boring of crimes - money laundering. Follow the trail! They're storing it in the Caymans! No, it ...more
Diane and 59 other people liked jo's review of 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3):
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
"i'm 100 pages from the end but i won't finish this. i've been assaulted enough. oh why why why do we let books assault us so? because they show themselves to us in sheep's clothing, and we trust them. this fuzzy, sweet muzzled sheep cannot possibl..." Read more of this review »
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John Green
“I thought of my dad telling me that the universe wants to be noticed but what we want is to be noticed by the universe, to have the universe give a shit what happens to us- not the collective idea of sentient life but each of us as individuals.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“There's no such thing as dead languages, only dormant minds.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Oh, she missed herself. It felt like she used to miss Abe, when he was at Harvard and then after they broke up. No, deeper than that: the way she sometimes missed her parents when she was a child and had slept over at a friend's. She was homesick for herself, a longing so deep and unanswerable that for a moment it took her breath away.”
Katharine Noel, Halfway House

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Salman Rushdie
“...that witchcraft requires no potions, familiar spirits, or magic wands. Language upon a silver tongue affords enchantment enough.”
Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress Of Florence

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2013 Reading Challenge
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Diane has completed her goal of reading 52 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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