Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

Along Came a Spider By James Patterson Published in 1992 Paperback, 502 Pages From GoodReads.com, A missing little girl named Maggie Rose. A family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. The thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher. A psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who calls himself the Son of Lindbergh. He is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him-even after he’s been captured.Gary Soneji is a mild-mannered mathematics teacher at a Washington, D.C., private school for the children of the political and social elite. He’s so popular that the kids Continue Reading

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen Published in 2008 Paperback, 432 pages  4.5 on 5!! From GoodReads.com, Ruby can take care of herself. She’s used to counting on no one and answering to nobody. But all of that changes when her mother vanishes and Ruby is sent to live with her older sister, Cora. Now Ruby’s got her own room in a fabulous new house, she’s going to private school, and — for the first time — feeling as if she has a future. Plus, there’s an adorable and sweet boy next door, Nate. Everything should be perfect. So why Continue Reading

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Published in 2007 Paperback, 367 Pages 5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With Continue Reading

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Cleopatra’s DaughterBy Michelle MoranPublished on Sept 15th, 2009Hardcover, 431 Pages From GoodReads.com, The death of Cleopatra was only the beginning… Follows the incredible life of Cleopatra’s surviving children with Marc Antony — twins, named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, and a younger son named Ptolemy. All three were taken to Rome and paraded through the streets, then sent off to be raised by Octavia (the wife whom Marc Antony left for Cleopatra). Raised in one of the most fascinating courts of all time, Cleopatra’s children would have met Ovid, Seneca, Vitruvius (who inspired the Vitruvian man), Agrippa (who built the Continue Reading

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millenium, #2) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millenium, #2) by Stieg LarssonPublished on January 8th 2009569 Pages5 on 5!! From GoodReads.com ~ The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (“An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller” –The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story. Mikael Blomkvist—crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium—has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)By J.K. RowlingPublished July 21st, 2007607 Pages4 on 5!! From GoodReads.com, Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart–such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, Continue Reading