Wednesday, November 24, 2010

10 Under 100: Random Books for Your Consideration

Are you looking for something different than the current bestseller?

Just want to see what else is out there?

Here’s a list of 10 random books taken from the GoodReads.com database with less than 100 ratings.




Today we take a look at 10 random FICTION books.





Thumbprint
by Fredrich Glauser
17 Ratings
3.71 Average Rating

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Summary Points:
The death of a traveling salesman appears to be an open and shut case. Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer’s investigation soon splinters the glassy façade of Switzerland’s tidy villages and manicured forests.







That Girl Lucy Moon
by Amy Timberlake
81 Ratings 3.78 Average Rating

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Summary Points:

Lucy Moon is the kind of girl who champions animal rights--during hunting season. She wears a woven hemp hat in support of third-world workers. She is the kind of girl who spots injustice and isn't afraid to fight it.






Backtracked
by Pedro de Alcantara

31 Ratings

3.32 Average Rating


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Summary Points:

Tommy Latrella is haunted by the ghost of his “perfect” older brother, who died on 9/11. Unable to live up to Jimmy’s memory, Tommy spends countless hours riding the subway and “tagging” the stations with graffiti. But when Tommy plays a dangerous prank in the Times Square station, the subway turns on him, and Tommy is hurtled back in time.








Jezebel
by Jacquelin Thomas
80 Ratings

4.04 Average Rating


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Summary Points:

A modern retelling of the Biblical story of Jezebel.






Goy Crazy
by Melissa Shorr

63 Ratings

3.78 Average Rating


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Summary Points:

With an unforgettable cast of characters and razor-sharp wit, Melissa Schorr's debut novel is an engaging comedy about a girl's decision to go goy crazy.













Doohickey
by Pete Hautman

16 Ratings

3.38 Average Rating

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Summary Points:

Nick Fashon is having a bad day. He's just found out his estranged grandfather has died mysteriously in the Arizona desert. Then he meets his potential father-in-law, who turns out to be an ex-cop with a screw loose and a penchant for bean dip. To top it off, he returns home to find his successful clothing shop has just burned to the ground and taken his upstairs apartment with it.










The Life Plan
by Sybil Baker

11 Ratings

4.55 Average Rating


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Summary Points:

What would you do if your carefully planned life was falling apart? Like many women, Kat Miller dreams of having a satisfying career, a loving family, and a house of her own. But Kat has taken things further than most, documenting her dreams in a “Life Plan,” so that nothing will go wrong. Yet something has: Dan, her husband of five years.





Hui Gui: A Chinese Story

by Elsie Sze

2 Ratings

4.5 Average Rating


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Summary Points:
Hui Gui, "returning home" in Chinese, has come to designate the British handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the pivotal event that launches this moving and poignant epic novel of twentieth century China and Hong Kong.









Wildfire Run
by Dee Garretson
8 Ratings
4.5 Average Rating

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Summary Points:

Just once Luke Brockett would like to do something slightly dangerous, but when your father is the President of the United States, that is not an option. Always surrounded by Secret Service agents and kept in a bubble of safety, Luke sees Camp David, the presidential retreat in the woods of Maryland, as the only place where he can almost normal.








Nora's Soul
by Margay
Leah Justice

9 Ratings
4.33 Average Rating

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Summary points:
Confronted with angels of both our better and worse nature, Nora wrestles with her own fate even as she strives to help a marvelous widowed father to heal from his own internal demons.




















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