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

Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer

Footsteps in the Dark By Georgette Heyer Published in 2007 (first published 1932) Paperback, 352 pages3.5 on 5! From GoodReads.com ~~ The ramshackle old house, with its rambling charm is beloved of Peter, Margaret and Celia, who have inherited it from their uncle. But local wisdom says The Priory is haunted. Then a murder is committed. Does the key to the crime lie in the realm of the supernatural? Or is the explanation much more down to earth? Footsteps in the Dark is my first book by Georgette Heyer. Instead of choosing the other genres that Heyer writes, I chose Continue Reading

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

NefertitiBy Michelle MoranPublished 2007420 Pages5 on 5 Nefertiti is one of the world’s great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister’s eyes, she is vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity, ambition, love and loss.At the tender age of fifteen, Nefertiti marries Akhenaten, the Prince of Egypt, her dreams coming true as she rises to fame and fortune. Bathed and decorated by a team of body servants, her natural beauty is enhanced until she becomes mesmerizing. She is soon the darling of the people and her husband’s closest confidant.But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of 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

Dull Boy by Sarah Cross

Dull BoyBy Sarah CrossPublished May 14th 2009308 pages5 on5! From GoodReads.com, What do you do if you can deadlift a car, and you spend your nights flying to get away from it all? If you’re fifteen-year-old Avery Pirzwick, you keep that information to yourself. When you’re a former jock turned freak, you can’t afford to let the secret slip. But then Avery makes some friends who are as extraordinary as he is. He realizes they’re more than just freaks—together, maybe they have a chance to be heroes. First, though, they have to decide whether to trust the mysterious Cherchette, a Continue Reading