Welcome to Summer Reading 2011! We have 291 people signed up to participate in the Summer Reading program! The bags are all gone, but you can still sign up for the program and be able to participate in the drawings!
This week, 50 people read 122 books, which brings the totals for the summer to 225 books and 79 readers.
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| || Don't Think Twice |
2001-05 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805067293 Check Our Catalog
Anne Harper, a 17-year-old with a hard-hitting, yet hilarious, sense of sarcasm, is living in a group home for pregnant teenagers. As the weeks pass, she comes to realize that what is growing insider her is not just a child but also a new awareness of herself.
HPL patron: It took me a while to really get into this book but towards the end I found myself very thankful that I hadn't quit reaqding it before it really became enjoyable.
| || The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians Explore History's Greatest Amphibious Assault |
2004-05 - Osprey Publishing (UK)
9781841767796 Check Our Catalog
"The D-Day Companion, published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, provides an unique and incisive overview of the momentous events of June 6, 1944. Written by some of the world's leading military historians, each chapter of this book examines a different aspect of Operation Overload--the campaign that heralded the liberation of "Fortress Europe" from the Nazi strangehold.
HPL patron: A pictorial and narrative of what has been history's greatest amphibious assault. Very readable and published to commemmorate the 60th anniversary of that momentous day.
| || Getting Even |
2006-05 - Spice
9780373605071 Check Our Catalog
In this erotic novel, "USA Today" bestselling author Perrin tells the story of three begrudging women who have been done wrong by their men in a very big way and now seek to get even. …More
| || Gimme an O! |
2005-01 - William Morrow Paperbacks
9780060587093 Check Our Catalog
The "Essence" bestselling author of "Tell Me You Love Me" and "Say You Need Me" presents a novel that is sure to leave fans cheering. "A fine storytelling talent."--"Toronto Star."
HPL patron: Outrageous and funny; loved it!
| || Blessings |
2002-09 - Random House
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In this richly written novel by the author of "One True Thing, " Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the Blessing estate, finds a baby asleep in a box and decides he wants to keep her. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present--these are at the center of this work by the beloved author called "a national treasure" by Alice Hoffman.
HPL patron: The young caretaker of the Blessings estate finds an abandoned baby in front of his door. He decides to keep the child and raise it,with the help of the elderly matriarch, Lydia Blessing. Good reading.
| || Funeral Games |
2002-06 - Vintage Books USA
9780375714191 Check Our Catalog
"Renault's best historical novel yet.... Every detail has solid historical testimony to support it."-"New York Review of Books
After Alexander's death in 323 B.C .his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half-brother. Every long-simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power. Wives, distant relatives, and generals all vied for the loyalty of the increasingly undisciplined Macedonian army. Most failed and were killed in the attempt. For no one possessed the leadership to keep the great empire from crumbling. But Alexander's legend endured to spread into worlds he had seen only in dreams. …More
| || The Silver Boat |
2011-04 - Pamela Dorman Books
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From the beloved "New York Times"-bestselling Rice comes a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time."The Silver Boat" is Rice at her very best, complete with her singular talent for capturing a family in all its flawed complexity. …More
| || Guilty |
2008-04 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597226905 Check Our Catalog
In the newest romantic suspense novel from "New York Times"-bestselling author Robards, a feisty female attorney's past comes back to haunt her. …More
| || Pursuit |
2009-03 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597228893 Check Our Catalog
The First Lady dies in a fiery car crash, and rookie attorney Jessica Ford is the only survivor of the tragedy. As the nation mourns, Ford has reason to believe it hadn't been an accident. One by one, others in the First Lady's inner circle are being killed. Ford must find out why before she's next. …More
| || Shattered |
2010-03 - Putnam Adult
9780399156274 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Secrets, betrayal, and a mysterious family history plague the heroine in the latest novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Pursuit." …More
| || Seduction in Death |
Robb, J. D.
Author Roberts, Nora
2001-08 - Berkley
9780425181461 Check Our Catalog
In this all-new original novel from bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is back on the beat, and hot on the trail of a seductive killer in the "New York Times" bestselling series.
HPL patron: This was a great book. Just started the "In Death" series and I can't get enough.
| || With Friends Like These |
Author Foster, Alan Dean
1993-06 - Ballantine Books
9780345377838 Check Our Catalog
When her mother allegedly poisons a millionaire playwright-producer, English teacher Amanda Pepper must deal with a jealous wife and a wayward pick-up truck as she solves the case. By the author of Caught Dead in Philadelphia.
HPL patron: A mystery with humor-nice twist at the end-however, the main character was predictiable.
| || Chasing Fire |
2011-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399157448 Check Our Catalog
Number-one "New York Times"-bestselling author Nora Roberts--America's favorite writer ("The New Yorker")--delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline--men and women who wouldn't know how to live life if it wasn't on the edge. …More
| || True Betrayals |
1996-04 - Jove Books
9780515118551 Check Our Catalog
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the breathtaking story of a mother's secret, a daughter's love, and a shattering crime--set in the fascinating world of championship thoroughbred racing. …More
| || One Summer |
2007-11 - Wheeler Chivers
9781597225663 Check Our Catalog
Classic yet sizzling tale of summer pleasures and unexpected love by "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts. Now available in this Large Print edition.
HPL patron: light read.
| || Love, Honor, and Betray |
Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2011-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446572453 Check Our Catalog
The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' longtime mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. Soon, Charlotte's resentment of the child affects her marriage.
HPL patron: An attention getter. Scandolous!! Need to read-married or not.
| || Altar of Eden |
2009-12 - William Morrow & Company
9780061231421 Check Our Catalog
From "New York Times"-bestselling author Rollins comes his first stand-alone novel in more than five years. "Altar of Eden" combines the author's trademark elements of science, history, and breakneck suspense in a streamlined narrative.
HPL patron: A good read-keeps your attention from start to finish.
| || How I Live Now |
2004-10 - Wendy Lamb Books
9780385746779 Check Our Catalog
Winner - 2005 Michael L. Printz Award
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In a riveting debut, Rosoff pens a novel told from the point of view of 15-year-old Daisy, an American girl who is sent to her aunt's farm in England. When London is attacked and war breaks out, Daisy forges an extraordinary bond with her cousins. …More
| || Date Me, Baby, One More Time |
2006-05 - Warner Forever
9780446617666 Check Our Catalog
This delightful and witty paranormal romance debut features pretzel-eating dragons, cursed mathematicians, and a guardian of the Fountain of Youth in desperate need of a date. Original. …More
| || Must Love Dragons |
2006-11 - Warner Forever
9780446617673 Check Our Catalog
Featuring characters from "Date Me, Baby, One More Time," this new, fun, and witty paranormal romance is set in a world where Satan is the world's greatest lover and dragons can find love through online dating. Original. …More
| || Buried Prey |
2011-05 - Putnam Adult
9780399157387 Check Our Catalog
A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis--the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. Some secrets just can't stay buried.
HPL patron: outstanding, nail-biter! As usual, John Sandford writes a great story.
| || Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame |
1997-03 - Fawcett Books
9780449227862 Check Our Catalog
'Part Three' of the new six-part serial novel by a master of chilling terror ushers in the scariest and most suspenseful six months readers will ever spend! 'The Blackstone Chronicles' will be a major TV miniseries. …More
| || Asylum |
1997-05 - Fawcett Books
9780449227947 Check Our Catalog
John Saul, master of psychological and supernatural suspense, has created a terrifying serial thriller set in the New England town of Blackstone. From the old Asylum, an insidious evil has descended upon unsuspecting souls who fall within its looming shadow. Seemingly harmless gifts have been appearing for months at the homes of Blackstone's residents.
Each object has a dark, horrifying past.
Each marks the recipient with inescapable doom.
Each carries a shameful, secret history returning with a vengeance...
Editor Oliver Metcalf has written a provocative article on the Asylum that implies there may be a curse on the town. The community is outraged, charging him with inflaming hysteria. More urgent is the mysterious disappearance of Rebecca Morrison. As Blackstone rallies to find the missing woman, a mysterious package arrives on Harvey Connally's front porch. The contents hold the ultimate, grisly key to the horrors of the Asylum. Now, at last, Oliver must confront the gruesome truth of the past -- one that threatens to crush all the inhabitants of Blackstone in one final grip of terror.... …More