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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 458

Book Title: Kiss the Girls

Author: James Patterson

Summary: Alex Cross starts investigating an ongoing case of missing young women when his niece disappears and becomes one of the victims.

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 329

Book Title: Eagle Strike (Alex Rider #4)

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Summary: Alex Rider is spending some time in France with a friend when someone tries to kill her father. Alex goes to find who was responsible, this time without any help from MI6.

 

Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 359

Book Title: Scorpia (Alex Rider #5)

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Summary: Alex goes to Venice to find out more about his dead father and his involvement with Scorpia, a crimial organisation.

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Book Number: 54

Number Of Pages: 166

Book Title: Wish I Might

Author: Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Summary: It's summer and Willa's beloved boyfriend is going away to a baseball training camp, leaving Willa behind. At the same time, things happen; a mermaid sighting, her (ex) best friend ditches her, and a strange guy shows up, claiming to be her long-lost half brother! It's a summer full of hope, love, and lots of fireworks!

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Book Number: 55

Number Of Pages: 118

Book Title: This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!

Author: Goroon Korman

Summary: Best friends Bruno and Boots are known for their infamous mischief and are the troublemakers of the school. But when things get too much for the Fish (A.K.A the Headmaster), they get separated and get two new roommates each - Bruno gets stuck with Elmer the Science nut, and Boots with the snobbish, paranoid Goerge. However, the duo are determined to do whatever it takes to get back together, no matter the cost!

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Book Number: 56

Number Of Pages: 280

Book Title: Faith, Hope, And Ivy June

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylon

Summary: Two Kentucky girls are participating in their schools' seventh-grade student exchange program, Ivy June Mosley from Thunder Creek, and Catherine Combs from Lexington. They discover how completely different their lives seem to be, yet when disaster strikes, they start to see how they might have more in common than they think.

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Book Number: 57

Number Of Pages: 147

Book Title: Cupcake Diaries #2: In The Mix

Author: Coco Simon

Summary: Mia is still trying to cope with her new life but sometimes, it's confusing to switch between two places every two weeks, especially since her parents are divorced. And then comes a time when she's needed to choose between her new friends in the Cupcake Club and the fashionistas at the Popular Girls Club!

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Book Number: 58

Number Of Pages: 181

Book Title: The Sisters Club

Author: Megan McDonald

Summary: Stevie is always complaining about being in the middle. But when her older sister, Alex, goes nuts with the play that she's starring in, Beauty And The Beast, Stevie learns what it's really like to be in the middle, to be the Peacemaker, to be the glue.

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Book Number: 59

Number Of Pages: 234

Book Title: The Sisters Club: Rule of Three

Author: Megan McDonald

Summary: Stevie is amazed, shocked, and stunned, when Alex Reel, her sister (and also Drama Queen of the world), announces that she is not trying out for the newest play in the Drama Club, Once Upon A Mattress. But Stevie, for once, is not going to talk her out of it as she thinks that she just might have a teeny, tiny shot at going for the play, besides her fear for acting, since it was a musical. However, as auditions draw near, Alex changes her mind and a war starts between the two sisters.

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Book Number: 60

Number Of Pages: 266

Book Title: The Sisters Club: Cloudy with a chance of Boys

Author: Megan McDonald

Summary: Stevie thinks that the new guy, Owen (A.K.A Wire Rims), has his eyes on her and she's freaking out because she really doesn't know how to interact with boys. And she doesn't even want a boy friend!

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Book Number: 61

Number Of Pages: 179

Book Title: The Friendship Matchmaker

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Summary: Lara Zany is the school's official Friendship Matchmaker and she's the first person that anybody with friendship problems would turn to. But when a new girl shows up, problems arise and Lara realises that, sometimes, you just have to bend the rules and be yourself.

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Book Number: 62

Number Of Pages: 145

Book Title: Firegirl

Author: Tony Abbott

Summary: When the new girl, Jessica Feeney, shows up, everybody is stunned. For never have they seen such a horrible appearance before in their lives - a tragic result of being burned and surviving. But Tom is just drawn to her and before he knows what's happening, he starts a tentative friendship with her.

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Book Number: 63

Number Of Pages: 156

Book Title: Sunny Holiday

Author: Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Summary: Sunny Holiday loves holidays and all things sunny! So when she gets it into her head that kids need more holidays, one every month, she gets cracking and hurries to complete her plan before it's too late.

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Book Number: 64

Number Of Pages: 178

Book Title: My Fake Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours

Author: Kristina Springer

Summary: When Tori's best friend, Sienna, comes back from summer with stories of her new amazing boyfriend, Tori is absolutely certain that she's faking it. So she makes up her own amazing boyfriend, which is better than Sienna's in every way. Things work out fine, with a few bumps along the way...until everyone insists that they bring their boyfriends to the back-to-school dance.

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Book Number: 65

Number Of Pages: 118

Book Title: Highway Cats

Author: Janet Taylor Lisle

Summary: A batch of three kittens gets dropped off at the highway and, miraculously, they cross the road without a scratch! The moment the highway cats set eyes on them, they all know that there's something special about these kittens. And when bulldozers come in to even out the land and destroy the cats' homes, they start to think: could the kittens possibly be the answer to saving the town?

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Book Number: 66

Number Of Pages: 166

Book Title: Stir It Up!

Author: Ramin Ganeshram

Summary: Anjali really wants to participate in the Young Chefs Cooking Competition but her parents think that it's all beyond her capabilities; that cooking is just a mere hobby for her. Can she prove her family wrong and make her dream come true?

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Book Number: 67

Number Of Pages: 181

Book Title: The Big One-Oh

Author: Dean Pitchford

Summary: Charley is turning ten and he's decided that he needs a party - which would require friends. Which he doesn't have. So he sets out making new friends and inviting them to his party, complete with a "House of Horrors" theme. But, of course, things don't turn out as planned and Charley has to set things right before his big one-oh becomes the big oh-no!

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Review: -

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Book Number:17

Number Of Pages:133

Book Title:Sleeping Murder

Author:Agatha Christie

Summary:When Gwenda Reed first sees the house in the little town of Dillmouth, it already seems like home, so she buys it. Then, as she moves in and starts decorating, she begins to realize that when she was a little girl, she did live there -- and witnessed a murder. Miss Marple warns her to let sleeping murder lie, but she can't seem to stop investigating, until the murderer strikes again...and then comes after her.... This is Miss Marple's last case.

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Book Number: 68

Number Of Pages: 234

Book Title: The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell

Summary: Kate and Marylin used to be best friends, but now they want to be best friends again. The problem? With their clashing personalities, they're not exactly sure how to do just that.

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Book Number: 69

Number Of Pages: 100

Book Title: Bunnicula

Author: Deborah and James Howe

Summary: When a bunny is brought into the Monroe household, Chester the cat and Harold the dog finds it very suspicious. Really, what kind of rabbit causes vegetables to turn white and has fangs instead of buck teeth?

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Book Number: 70

Number Of Pages: 125

Book Title: Twinkletoes #4: The Malacca Escapade

Author: Thomas Koh and Titian

Summary: The football team at Morrison High is off to visit Malacca for a friendly football match with against SMK Hang Tuah. There, they explore the sights, sounds, and history of Hang Tuah. Of course, they make sure to have fun too!

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Book Number: 71

Number Of Pages: 129

Book Title: The Girls Get Even

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylon

Summary: When the Malloy sisters move in across the street from the Hatford brothers, the four boys start to make life miserable for them. However, the Malloy sisters are determined to get their back on the boys. Who will win the war?

Rating: -

Review: -

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Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 320

Book Title: À quelques secondes près (french of Seconds Away)

Author: Harlan Coben

Summary:Mickey Bolitar now lives with his uncle Myron since his father passed away and his mother got in rehab. One morning policemen came to see him because one of his friends and her mother got shooted at. Mickey and his friends (including the one who got shooted) are trying to solve what happended and try to find who is the shooter.

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Review:Very good book. I bought it less than 48 hours ago blink.gif

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 358

Book Title: House of Hades

Author: Rick Riordan

Summary:

I waited a year for this book, and I am not disappointed! This was soooo good, I read it in two days. The Heroes of Olympus' quest continues! Percy and Annabeth escape Tartarus with the help of a Titan and a Giant. Nico has even more backstory. The rest of the team grows; Frank even gets promoted to praetor wink.gif as;ldkfj I can't even describe the rest - it was too good.

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: ~ 193 (according to my e-reader)

Book Title: Grimm's Household Stories

Author: The Grimm Brothers - translated by Lucy Crane

Summary: A collection of around 50 or so of Grimm's fairy tales. Read it as part of my sci-fi and fantasy mooc class.

Rating: I love folklore so a definite 5 for me. I have a "complete" works on my bookshelf that I will read eventually.

Review: It's Grimm's fairy tales...what else can I say? biggrin.gif

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Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 290

Book Title: The Xibalba Murders

Author: Lyn Hamilton

Summary: Lara McClintoch travels to Mérida, Mexico, to meet a friend who asked her for help with a mystery. Soon after she arrives and before she gets to meet him, he disappears.

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Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: Not sure as I read it through the kindle phone app.

Book Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Summary: A girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole and has a really weird journey through an upside down, fantastical world of talking animals and animated playing cards.

Rating: Eh, about a 3

Review: The second book I've had to read in my sci-fi/fantasy mooc class (along with its twin Through the Looking Glass that I am in the middle of now) for the second week of class. I'm not sure what the hooplah is about this book. I found it rather mediocre. A nice weekend read though, I suppose.

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: Not sure as I read it through the kindle phone app.

Book Title: Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll

Summary: Sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice steps through the mirror in her sitting room and goes on another weird adventure.

Rating: A 3 as well.

Review: Feel about the same with this book as I did with Alice. It's mediocre and I'm not sure what the big deal is with Carroll's writing.

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Book Number:18

Number Of Pages:433

Book Title:Nemesis

Author:Agatha Christie

Summary:An old friend hires Miss Jane Marple to right an injustice. She is not informed what the injustice is, or given any details to help in her investigation, and she cannot ask her old friend, because he has just died. However, Miss Marple is Nemesis, and she cannot be evaded.

 

 

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Book Number:19

Number Of Pages:101

Book Title:Much Ado About Nothing

Author:William Shakespeare

Summary:One of my favourite Shakespeare plays. Beatrice and Benedick despise each other -- or so they think. Their friends conspire to convince them otherwise. Much comedy ensues, and a tragedy is narrowly averted.

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Just found this thread and want to participate. Please sign me up. My challenge and those after me is a bit stiffer, but I am game. biggrin.gif

Thanks. I'll start posting book revies and titles later as I read. What fun!

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293 pages

Bannon Brothers: Triumph

Janet Dailey

Summary: Book 3 in the Bannon Brothers Trilogy spotlights youngest brother Deke's adventures as a special agent working in Atlanta with news anchor Kelly Johns. Johns witnesses a crime and must find out who was responsible in order to save her life.

Rating:6

Review: It is a decent suspenseful romantic mystery.

 

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Book Number: 74

Number Of Pages: 260

Book Title: Murder at the War

Author: Mary Monica Pulver

Summary: Every year, members of the Society for Creative Anachronism flock to a campground in western Pennsylvania for their biggest annual event, the Pennsic War. As the battle weapons are made of rattan, many liken the War to Valhalla... fight all day, die several times, and still be in great shape for the feast that evening. Police detective Peter Brichter and his wife Kori, known in the SCA as Lord Stefan and Lady Katherine, are attending for the first time. In the course of making new friends and greeting old ones, they have a clash with Thorstane Shieldbreaker, a known troublemaker. When Katherine, acting as a water-bearer during the Woods Battle, finds a fatally stabbed Thorstane, reality quickly pierces the dream when the local police learn of her run-in with the victim and latch onto her as chief suspect. Their investigation is hampered by their lack of knowledge of the Society and how it operates. Stefan launches his own quiet investigation, hoping to clear his wife and find the real murderer.

 

Book Number: 75

Number Of Pages: 245

Book Title: Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Summary: Carrie White has always been a social outcast mostly thanks to her abusive mother's extreme religious indoctrination. She also has the power of telekinesis. After a particularly mean and ugly confrontation between Carrie and the popular girls after gym class, one of the girls feels remorseful enough to ask her own boyfriend to escort Carrie to the prom, hoping it will give the unfortunate girl one good time to recall of her high school years. But the ringleader of the group, angry over having been caught and punished for the confrontation, engineers what she considers the ultimate prank on Carrie... who snaps, and uses her power to take the whole town down with her.

 

Book Number: 76

Number Of Pages: 374

Book Title: The Innocent

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. Eleanore of Ashlin had been in a convent since childhood, her life promised to God. But just weeks before she was to take her final vows, her brother, the lord of Ashlin, died without children, making Eleanore his heiress. Given Ashlin's strategic placement on the Welsh border, King Stephen orders her to wed one of his knights instead, wishing to assure the manor's continued loyalty. The king's choice, Ranulf de Glandeville, is a patient and surprisingly gentle man, who soon wins Eleanore's love and loyalty. But evil lurks in the form of Eleanore's former sister-in-law, who believes that she should have inherited Ashlin with her husband's death despite her barrenness, and who persuades a Welsh bandit lord to aid her in her revenge against Eleanore.

 

Book Number: 77

Number Of Pages: 259

Book Title: Private Pleasures

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. After 26 years of being a dutiful housewife, Nora learns that her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. Worse, he's trying to take everything, even to defrauding his children of their college funds in his greed. Nora finds her strength in her friends, and in the Channel: a new cable offering for women only, which permits them to live out their wildest fantasies in safety. As her confidence grows, Nora decides to find a way to keep her estranged husband from yanking the financial rug out from under her feet... no matter the cost in the end.

 

Book Number: 78

Number Of Pages: 258

Book Title: Forbidden Pleasures

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. Romance author Emily is given an ultimatum from her publisher: make the switch from sweet to explicitly steamy, or they'll drop her when her current contract is up. The difficulty she won't admit? She's still a virgin, with no experience to draw upon in order to produce well-written erotica. Worse yet, her longtime editor retired, and is replaced by a most attractive man. Could the Channel give her the courage to seduce her new editor so she can finally update her writing style?

 

Book Number: 79

Number Of Pages: 280

Book Title: Sudden Pleasures

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. Ashley is satisfied with her life: a successful business, good friends, and the Channel. But she could lose everything under the terms of her grandfather's will if she isn't married before she's 35. Ryan has a similar problem due to similar terms in his father's will. Introduced by their lawyers, they agree on a marriage of convenience to save their respective businesses. It's supposed to be strictly business, but before long, Ashley wonders if she really needs that subscription to the Channel anymore.

 

Book Number: 80

Number Of Pages: 274

Book Title: Dangerous Pleasures

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. Annie, widowed mother of five, has been barely scraping by. Her sister enters her in a contest sponsored by the Channel, and Annie wins the grand prize of a week at a newly-opened luxury spa in her hometown which is owned by the Channel Corporation. At the end of her stay, she makes a few well-received suggestions, and is asked to open and manage a gift shop within the spa. She accepts, enjoying the opportunity to do something for her family while getting to enjoy her fantasy world in the Channel. But she also learns just how dangerous such pleasures can be, when she discovers just who the CEO really is.

 

Book Number: 81

Number Of Pages: 290

Book Title: Passionate Pleasures

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. Miss Kathy, while not entirely prim and proper, has always behaved as expected for a small-town old-maid librarian, mainly because she has been living out her literary fantasies in the Channel for years. The new principal of the local middle school would like to change that, but she is reluctant to take a chance on a real-life romance... until the CEO of the Channel Corporation steps in. An old associate of her family, he's always had a soft spot for Kathy, and revokes her access to the Channel to force her to see that true happiness in real life can be hers for the taking.

 

Book Number: 82

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Book Title: Guilty Pleasures

Author: Bertrice Small

Summary: For mature readers only. Five short stories of erotic fantasy, set within the Pleasures series universe.

 

Book Number: 83

Number Of Pages: 224

Book Title: The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Summary: Ten year old Mary is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire from India after her parents die in an epidemic. Left to herself, she discovers a garden which has been shut up for years and is determined to bring it back to life. She makes the acquaintance of a local peasant boy and discovers the existence of her invalid cousin, and together the three of them grow in health and strength within the garden.

 

Book Number: 84

Number Of Pages: 245

Book Title: A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Summary: Sara is the star pupil at Miss Minchin’s academy in London, until the day word comes that her wealthy father has died in poverty following a disastrous investment. The greedy headmistress, who’d never liked her, nevertheless kept her on as a maid and errand girl, overworking and underfeeding her. But Sara sustained herself with her imagination, until the day her wildest dreams of magic started to come true.

 

Book Number: 85

Number Of Pages: 345

Book Title: The Parting

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Christian fiction. Nellie Mae Fisher’s younger sister Suzy died in an accident several months ago. Being a young woman in her Rumschpringe years, Suzy had been the subject of unkind gossip within the Old Order Amish community due to having been seen in the company of non-Amish boys, and her death before she officially joined the church merely gave the Elders further reason for condemnation. Unfortunately for Nellie Mae, one of the firmest in his belief that the Fisher girls were all fast and worldly, was David Yoder, the father of her boyfriend Caleb. When the community becomes split between those who hold to the Old Ways and those who wish to make some changes, the Yoders and the Fishers find themselves on opposite sides of the fence. David gives Caleb an ultimatum: break off with Nellie or be disinherited.

 

Book Number: 86

Number Of Pages: 350

Book Title: The Forbidden

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Christian fiction. After Caleb Yoder’s father forbids him to continue dating her, Nellie Mae Fisher is torn. Should she stay with the Old Order church against the wishes of her parents in an effort to sway the opinion of Caleb’s father? Or should she turn to the New Order church, with its emphasis on having a personal relationship with the Lord? Having read Suzy’s diary and learned that her late sister had embraced the beliefs of the New Order, she found herself tempted to join if only to try to see what Suzy found so special. But she knew that if she did so, she would lose any chance of ever marrying the man she loved.

 

Book Number: 87

Number Of Pages: 347

Book Title: The Longing

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Christian fiction. With Caleb no longer a part of her life, Nellie Mae finds solace in the New Order church and her newfound relationship with God. But she still dreams of being a wife and mother someday. Through chance, she meets Caleb’s Mennonite cousin, whose younger brother had been her late sister Suzy’s boyfriend. She enjoys his company, but still misses Caleb. Meanwhile Caleb chafes under his father’s restrictions, but finds himself tied to the man much more closely than before when David is badly injured in an accident. Yet it is this injury which brings the older man into contact with his Mennonite relatives, and eventually changes his mind about the way he’s been treating Caleb… and also Nellie Mae.

 

Book Number: 88

Number Of Pages: 189

Book Title: Go Ask Alice

Author: anonymous

Summary: Nonfiction. Published in 1971, this is based on the actual diary of a middle-class, teenaged drug addict. While names and places have been changed, this is her own personal account of her slide into addiction and her fight to escape it again.

 

Book Number: 89

Number Of Pages: 401

Book Title: Gwenhwyfar the White Spirit

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: Lackey’s take on the Arthurian legend, based on her research into Welsh legends, one of which mentioned the “Three Great Queens” of Arthur’s court, all of whom were named Gwenhwyfar. This is the tale of the third Gwenhwyfar, daughter of King Lluedd Ogfran Gawr. Trained as a warrior woman, she nonetheless sacrifices her chosen life to duty when the High King needs both a wife and an alliance with her father.

 

Book Number: 90

Number Of Pages: 375

Book Title: Sacred Ground

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: Jennifer Talldeer is Osage and Cherokee, granddaughter of a shaman and herself a powerful Medicine Woman who is also learning warrior magic. A freelance private investigator, she also tracks down magical Native American artifacts to send back to the tribes from which they originated. Then she gets offered a job by an insurance company: workers at a local construction site unearthed human bones and feared they’d desecrated an ancient burial ground, and then the equipment was sabotaged, with a group of Native American activists being implicated by the bigoted contactor. But Jennie’s investigations lead to signs of ancient and evil magic, and the spirit she has to confront has the potential to destroy the world.

 

Book Number: 91

Number Of Pages: 862

Book Title: Gone With the Wind

Author: Margaret Mitchell

Summary: The classic tale of the Old South and the Civil War, and the tempestuous relationship between Clayton County belle Scarlett O’Hara and Charlestonian rogue Rhett Butler.

 

Book Number: 92

Number Of Pages: 884

Book Title: Scarlett

Author: Alexandra Ripley

Summary: Scarlett would do anything to win Rhett back after he left. But just when she thinks she’s made progress, he shocks her by obtaining a divorce. Pregnant and claiming widowhood, she makes a new life for herself among her father’s relatives in Ireland. But despite the adoration of the titled and wealthy, her heart still yearns for Rhett.

 

Book Number: 93

Number Of Pages: 395

Book Title: The Handmaid’s Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Summary: In a dystopian future in which the US government has been replaced by a Christian theocracy and birth rates have declined sharply, women with viable ovaries are considered a precious commodity. Sent as Handmaids to men of importance whose wives have proved barren, they are expected to lie on their backs each month and pray that they become pregnant. If they do, the child is considered to be the wife’s child, and they are sent to another family to bear another child. If they do not, they will eventually be condemned to a miserable existence of hard labor in lands contaminated by nuclear and chemical waste. Handmaid Offred can remember a time when things were different, and longs to escape her current life… but trusting the wrong person could easily result in her death.

 

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Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: Premeditated

Author: Josin L. McQuein

Summary: After her cousin lands in the hospital after trying to kill herself, Dinah comes up with a plan to avenger her by going after the boy who hurt her.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 306

Book Title: Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

Author: Ace Atkins

Summary: Spenser and his training associate Z try to help Henry Cimoli solve his problem with unscrupulous people trying to acquire the condo building Henry has lived in for many years. Violence rears its ugly head as they try to discover what is occuring and why.

Rating: (optional) 6

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The Spenser books are best when Parker wrote them. The new author who took over the plotted stories to finish them just doesn't have quite the same touch for writing Spenser as Parker did. The pages don't turn themselves

anymore. It's a good story though.

 

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 321

Book Title: Princess Academy: Palace of Stone

Author: Shannon Hale

Summary: Miri and some of the other Princess Academy graduates from Mt. Eskel join Britta in Asland and prepare for a royal spring wedding. The lowlands turn out to not be the perfect and prosperous for all place of the mountain girls' imagination.

Rating: (optional) 7

Review: (optional) Well written and interesting story, especially for young girls. If you liked the original Princess Academy, you will also enjoy this book.

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Book Number:20

Number Of Pages:228

Book Title:A Murder is Announced

Author:Agatha Christie

Summary:When someone announces a future murder in the local paper, the village folk think it's either a joke or the start of a game. But when a visitor actually is killed, they think differently. Miss Marple is called in to help solve the mystery.

 

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Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 258

Book Title: Who's Sorry Now?

Author: Jill Churchill

Summary: Police Chief Walker must discover the author of 2 hate crimes and a murder in Voorburg-on-Hudson, NY. Robert and Lily Brewster are again thrust in the world of investigation as a corpse in discovered on their property and the town is the scene of some malicious crrimes as World War II is beginning to erupt in Europe.

Rating: (optional) 7

Review: (optional) An enjoyable 1930's yarn set in the Hudson River Valley as Robert and Lily Brewster try to satisfy the terms of their uncle's will in order to inherit his estate .

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People don't have any appreciation for non-english classics these days :'( I understand why the 100 page rule is in place, but meh. I'm just a tad upset that Medea and The Art of War don't count as books by these standards.

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 152

Book Title: The Inferno

Author: Dante

Summary: Dante travels through the nine rings of Hell, guided by Virgil.

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Book Number:21

Number Of Pages:118

Book Title:They Do It With Mirrors

Author:Agatha Christie

Summary:An old friend asks Miss Marple to take on the case of a mutual friend who seems to be in trouble at home. Then someone is murdered. Miss Marple thinks it's all about misdirection, like with stage magicians.

 

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 248

Book Title: Nickled-and-Dimed to Death

Author: Denise Swanson

Summary: Dev Sinclair works with some of her childhood friends to clear another one of murder charges. As she sleuthes she also tries to keep her nosy Gran from interfering too much in her love life and figure out which of her two boyfriends she actually loves, if either.

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Book Number:22

Number Of Pages:355

Book Title:The Moving Finger

Author:Agatha Christie

Summary:In the little English village of Lymstock, people are getting horrible anonymous letters. At first they try to ignore them, but then the situation escalates to death, and the vicar's wife calls on her old friend Miss Jane Marple to solve the case.

 

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 526

Book Title: Earth Song

Author: Catherine Coulter

Summary: In the days of King Edward I (Longshanks), a spirited young girl impulsively flees her home. Her adventures and the repercusions of her flight are the subject of the book.

Rating: (optional) 8 and restricted/adult

Review: (optional) An enchanting historical romance for those who like them. The characters come to life and should be avoided by those not of age.

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@SanguineWolf: If you're not sure how many pages the books have, you can check sites like goodreads. You may not find the edition that you read, but you can see if the books would count or not.

 

 

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