chocoluvr (chocoluvr) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

August Reads

67.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis  In this book collection of the entire Chronicles of Narnia series, you see the entire life of Narnia from its creation to its end.  The ending of the book is sad though I had never read it.  You can see the Christian allegory in the books.  You see how Narnia goes through both evil and good rulers though all of them come from this world.
68.  The Gatecrasher by Madeline Wickham  Fleur is a gold digger who crashes funerals in order to catch grieving widowers at their most vulnerable time in their lives.  When she meets multimillionaire Richard Foust and his family she sets her sights on him though she does stay longer there than what she usually does.  She becomes privy to their family secrets, even finding out the truth about Richard's first wife Emily.  It does seem that she isn't the only gold digger in the Foust family and she uncovers their secret.  This is a predictable chick lit book with the expected ending.  It does make for a good summer read.
69.  Split Estate by Charlotte Bacon
70.  Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson  This is an unusual love story with the expected ending to the story.  One young girl's imaginary friend reappears in her life years after he leaves realizing that he is in love with her.  She was supposed to forget about him after her ninth birthday but she never does.

71.  The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford  This is a story told from the standpoint of a Chinese American about America during WWII and their treatment of Japanese Americans during this time.  The story takes place in Seattle, WA both during the forties and in the eighties.  The story begins when quite a few belongings of about 37 Japanese American families who were evacuated during WWII.  Henry the young Chinese American befriends Keiko who is Japanese American while going to an all white prep school during the war years.  The two of them face prejudice because of being Asian during the war.  This is a good story that tells about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII from a young person's eyes.

72.  Homeward Heart by Lissa Halls Johnson

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