Wednesday, July 29, 2015

La Solitudino di numeri primi/The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Title: La Solitudino di Numeri Primi/The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Author: Paolo Giordano

This story follows two characters - Alice and Mattia - over the course of about twenty years. They are close friends and have a dynamic that the author compares to "prime number twins" - two prime numbers, separated by one number - close but never touching. This is how Mattia and Alice's relationship is, close but they never come together. They bond over their traumatic experiences and difficult lives. The author is good at keeping your interest and you want to continue to find the resolution - however much of the resolution is left to the reader's imagination. It does get you thinking and examining life. A good read but a bit depressing.

Fiction; rated 3 out of 5
Reviewed by Matt Drucker

The Beekeeper's Daughter

Title: The Beekeeper's Daughter
Author: Santa Montefiore

A romantic story revolving around a mother and her daughter and the men that they loved. It goes back and forth in time, the 1970's to the 1930's, from England to Massachusetts.
Trixie meets and falls in love with a musician, They begin to plan their life together when he receives a call that his older brother has died and he needs to return home to run the family estate. Trixie's mom and dad watch as time passes and Jasper never sends for her, realizing that he is the son of the man who ran the estate they had left in England. Then the story tells of the relationship Trixie's mother had with Jasper's father. If you like stories of young love, adultery, and marriage this could be for you.

Fiction; rated 3 out of 5
Reviewed by Peggy

The Heiresses

Title: The Heiresses
Author: Sara Shepard

Good summer beach read. It's a story of the heiresses of a wealthy New York City family. It's  full of wealthy family drama, mystery and murder.

Fiction; rated 4 out of 5
Reviewed by Karen

Tempting Fate

Title: Tempting Fate
Author: Jane Green

     This is a story of love, lust, betrayal and its consequences. The main character in this book is a 43- year-old woman at a crossroad in her life who makes a decision that ultimately affects all of her family and friends. I think that some of what she is feeling, we, as middle-aged women, can relate to, on some level. It is a provocative book that keeps you guessing about the outcome until the end.
     This is the first time I've read a book by Jane Green and I know it won't be my last.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Donna S.

The Lost Key

Title: The Lost Key
Author: Catherine Coulter

This book is another of Catherine Coulter's FBI thrillers. It is a non-stop action page turner. We follow the main characters all over the world to solve a crime that shows us that things are not always as they seem. There is danger, intrigue, kidnappings and murder. You will be trying to figure out "who dunnit" throughout this exciting book.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Donna S.

Life is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment

Title: Life is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment
Author: Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein

The book was really good. It told about Jennifer Arnold MD and Bill Klein. It was about when they were born until now. How they adopted Will and Zoey. They also made a point that Jennifer wasn't able to get pregnant. The story is about the lives of these two people. Life is so short was just like the TV show.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Gina Wood

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green

I had high expectations for this book. I have read reviews on it and they have been very good. Also there is excitement for the movie that will be released in a few days. I am not in agreement. I find the constant list making by the author for the characters annoying. The characters are not very likeable. A pre-teen might enjoy the book. I am half way through the book and might just wait to see the movie.

Fiction; rated 2 out of 5
Reviewed by Terri