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Altered Realities by Alfred Bester
Angus and the Ducks
by Marjorie Flack
Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver
Bhangra Babes by Narinder Dhami
The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
Bone: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
Bone: Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith
Coast to Coast by Catherine Donzel
Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman
The Devil's Arthmetic by Jane Yolen
The Dyodyne Experiment by James Doulgeris and V. Michael Santoro
The Emergence of Maps in Libraries by Walter William Ristow
Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Klondike Cat by Julie Lawson
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Little Rascals by Leonard Maltin
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
Mr McGratt and the Ornery Cat by Marilyn Helmer
My Guy by Sarah Weeks
Pass It Down by Leonard S. Marcus
Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
The Quest for Merlin's Map (The Jumper Chronicles) by W. C. Peever
Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood
Texas Tomboy by Lois Lenski
Thief of Shadows by Fred Chappell
Wildfire by Sarah Micklem

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Bhangra Babes

Bhangra Babes: 10/28/10

Bhangra Babes by Narinder Dhami In keeping with my inability to start most series at the beginning, I read the third book,Bhangra Babes by Narinder Dhami first. Auntie is still living at home to provide a female touch since their mother died. The problem is, they'd really like to get Auntie out of the house.

Fortunately though, Auntie has gotten engaged. In six weeks the wedding will be over and life will be back to normal. In the meantime though, they have to survive through Auntie's crazy wedding planning while they'd rather concentrate on the new cute boy a their school.

As it's set in England and is narrated by a teenage girl (Amber) it gives a cursory first impression of being another Georgia Nicholson, except with an Indian family. While it's true that Amber shares certain passions with Georgia (boys and making strange plans) she's not as broadly a comedic character. Part of Amber's grounding as a more believable character is her strong family connection and her two sisters who are closer in age than Georgia and Libby are. Also Amber and her family are part of a larger community so that Amber's story isn't just about her antics as school.

Coming into a series in the final book did leave me a little confused at times. I took me a while to keep Amber and her other two sisters apart and to follow along with Auntie's gossip. I've since read the second book, Bollywood Babes and I plan to go read the first book, Bindi Babes. After that I might come back and give Bhangra Babes a quick re-read.

That said, I did ultimately enjoy the book. I recommend you start at the beginning if you can.

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