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
On Nov 30th, this 2 month long challenge came to an end. My commitment was 20 % for this challenge… SO, out of the 9 books I read in these 2 months, 5 were in my TBR for a long time. So, I have 55%!! YAY!! I completed this challenge successfully! The Titles – Along Came a Spider by James Patterson [ review coming soon] A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini True Believer by Nicholas Sparks Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Heidi by Johanna Spyri Thank you S. Krishna for hosting this challenge!I enjoyed it!
Heidi by Johanna Spyri Published in 1880 Hardcover, 288 pages 5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, What happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri’s beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent heroine, a cast of unique and memorable characters, and a fascinating portrait of a small Alpine village. I cannot believe that I never knew about this book when I was a kid. I cannot believe I waited so long Continue Reading
True Believer By Nicholas Sparks Published by May 31st 2005 by Time Warner Book Group Paperback, 434 pages 3.5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural. A born skeptic, he travels to the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, determined to find the real cause behind the ghostly apparitions that appear in the towns cemetery. What he doesn’t plan on, however, is falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, granddaughter of the town psychic. Now, if the young lovers are to have any kind Continue Reading
Things Fall Apartby Chinua AchebeFirst published in 1958Paperback, 224 Pages Lliterary awards Margaret Wong Memorial Prize From GoodReads.com, THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates Continue Reading
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