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The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
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The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
The White Princess (The Cousins' War, #5)
by Philippa Gregory (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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I really enjoyed this book - but I wish it was more historically accurate. The actual, historical story line seems exciting enough, so I don't know why PG would have to elaborate with fiction, except to close up loose ties. But that's part of the mag...more
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The Plantagenets by Dan Jones
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
read in March, 2014
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I really enjoyed this book, especially the ending. I listened to it on tape, so it took me a long time, but I was happy to spend it. I was worried it would be too sad, or too sappy, or too anything, but considering the subject matter, it stayed right...more
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Stay Close by Harlan Coben
Stay Close
by Harlan Coben
read in March, 2014
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Fidelity by Thomas Perry
Fidelity
by Thomas Perry
read in March, 2014
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Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
Every Dead Thing (Charlie Parker, #1)
by John Connolly (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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I was disappointed with this one. I first read number five (I think?) in the series and it inspired me to start from the beginning. The last one I read was good enough that I'm willing to give Charlie Parker #2 a shot.
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Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Beach Music
by Pat Conroy
read in February, 2014
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More of Diane's books…
“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
“There's no such thing as dead languages, only dormant minds.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

John Fowles
“It's like the day you realize dolls are dolls. I pick up my old self and I see it's silly. A toy I've played with too often. It's a little sad, like an old golliwog at the bottom of the cupboard. Innocent and used-up and proud and silly.”
John Fowles, The Collector

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
“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

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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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