Welcome to Summer Reading 2011! This week 237 people signed up for the program and received a nifty book bag. There are still some left, so hurry in to sign up while supplies last!
This week, 45 people read 103 books!
| || Marrying Up |
2005-07 - William Morrow Paperbacks
9780060750459 Check Our Catalog
The talented author of "Get Some Love" and "Going Buck Wild" delivers a poignant, sexy tale of love, money, and family. …More
| || How to Grow Food: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing All Kinds of Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Salads and More |
2011-01 - Firefly Books
9781554078066 Check Our Catalog
A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to kitchen gardening on any scale.
HPL patron: This book covers a wide range of topics, from types of gardens (including container gardening which is good for city living) to composting and some canning information. Great pictures and easy to read!
| || Keep a Little Secret |
2011-03 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446540124 Check Our Catalog
When a teaching position opens up in Oklahoma, Charlotte Tucker jumps at the opportunity to take a room on John Grant's ranch in Sawyer to begin her new career. She soon befriends Owen and Hannah Wallace, a brother and sister who have come from Colorado following the death of their mother. Abandoned at an early age by a father they never knew, they are set on revenge against the man who left them -- a man they believe is John Grant. …More
| || Soul of the Fire |
1999-03 - Tor Classics
9780312890544 Check Our Catalog
Goodkind returns to the Sword of Truth saga in a tale of sweeping fantasy adventure bound to enthrall his growing legion of fans. When the Seeker of Truth Richard Rahl and Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnel accidentally unleash the Chimes, their magic is a threat that will reach far beyond D'Hara.
HPL patron: A good combination of suspense and fantasy that will hold your interest to the end.
| || S Is for Silence |
2005-12 - Putnam Publishing Group
9780399152979 Check Our Catalog
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In Kinsey Millhone's 19th excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, a daughter wants the solace of closure in the mystery surrounding her mother's absence. Thirty-four years earlier, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again.
HPL patron: Over 30 years ago Violet disappeared. Now her daughter has hired Kinsey to find out where she went. Now it is up to Kinsey to dig thru the many secrets of the small town folks and find out where Violet went and why.
| || U Is for Undertow |
2009-12 - Putnam Adult
9780399155970 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Through 20 excursions into the dark side of the human soul, Grafton has never written the same book twice. Once again, she breaks genre formulas, creating a twisting, complex, surprise-filled, and totally satisfying thriller. Kinsey Millhone agrees to help Michael Sutton locate a grave he discovered 21 years earlier, but as the investigation unfolds, Kinsey discovers Michael has an uneasy relationship with the truth.
| || The Cabal |
2010-07 - Forge
9780765320209 Check Our Catalog
In the latest installment of the "New York Times-"bestselling Kirk McGarvey series, CIA operative Todd Van Buren--the legendary spy's son-in-law--is gunned down after meeting an investigative reporter, pulling grief-stricken McGarvey into the most bizarre and far-reaching case in his career. …More
| || Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef |
2011-03 - Random House
9781400068722 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Hamilton, one of America's most recognized chefs, serves up a sharply crafted and unflinchingly honest memoir about the search for meaning and purpose and the people and places that shaped her journey.
HPL patron: This book was very down to earth yet very interesting and compelling.
| || Don't Even Go There |
2011-02 - Urban Books
9781601622440 Check Our Catalog
| || Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man |
With Millner, Denene
2010-12 - Amistad Press
9780061728990 Check Our Catalog
In the instant #1 bestseller "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man," Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into how men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book, he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships.
HPL patron: Awesome. I loved it.
| || Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places |
With Percy, Pam
2008-05 - Globe Pequot Press
9780762747948 Check Our Catalog
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and discover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don't offer. Off the Beaten Path(R) features the things you'd want to see--if only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you'll say over and over again: "I didn't know that!" Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path show you the Badger State you never knew existed. Discover unique Wisconsin events like the World Snowmobile Championship and the Lumberjack World Championship. Set out to explore the Historic Cheesemaking Center--the ultimate authority on Wisconsin's most prized export--or "escape" to the Houdini Historical Center. If you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
| || World's Greatest Sleuth! |
2011-01 - Minotaur Books
9780312379438 Check Our Catalog
In 1893, the Amlingmeyer boys venture forth from the West in response to a summons from Otto's ("Big Red") publisher--they are to come to Chicago immediately, to the World's Columbian Exposition, and compete with some of the most famous detectives in the world.
HPL patron: Set in Chicago's Columbian Exhibition of 1893. Kind of a hokey plot as several detectives compete for prize money as the "world's greatest." Descriptions of the fair are intriguing.
| || Raintree: Inferno |
Author Barton, Beverly
Author Jones, Linda Winstead
2008-10 - Harlequin Books
9780373773428 Check Our Catalog
The bestselling Raintree trilogy is now in one exciting volume. This collection includes "Inferno" by Howard, "Sanctuary" by Beverly Barton, and "Haunted" by Linda Winstead Jones. Original. …More
| || Moon Handbooks Wisconsin |
2008-02 - Avalon Travel Publishing
9781598800128 Check Our Catalog
Born-and-bred "Cheesehead" Thomas Huhti offers an insider's view of Wisconsin, from the bars and pubs of Madison to the beaches and water parks of the Wisconsin Dells. Thomas is a perfect tour guide, providing unique trip ideas such as a Wisconsin Outdoors Adventure and a Frank Lloyd Wright Tour. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, "Moon Wisconsin" has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area and city-centered maps. With advice on dining in Milwaukee and exploring the scenic lakeside towns of Door County, "Moon Wisconsin" gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks are the cure for the common trip. …More
| || Drama Queen |
Hunt, La Jill
2003-11 - Urban Books
9780974363608 Check Our Catalog
Kayla Hopkins is young, beautiful and can't win for losing. That's why everyone calls her the Drama Queen. She doesn't go looking for drama, it just happens to her. Take for instance, her love life. Kayla's not satisfied with just one man. She has two-one she's in love with and another whom she's pregnant by. A ready-made formula for disaster, but will Kayla see it before everything blows up in her face? Her track records says no, but her friends and family can only hope. Drama Queen is a hilariously funny and fast-paced novel that offers king-size drama and entertainment. Urban Books, a new line of books focusing on the drama and grit of inner-city life, featuring edgy, and exciting new voices-writers who tell it like it is. …More
| || No More Drama |
Hunt, La Jill
2004-11 - Urban Books
9780974702506 Check Our Catalog
Veronica "Roni" Black has met her match in the player of players, Tobias "Toby" Sims, a.k.a. DJ Terror. But, will Roni learn to trust her man long enough to marry him? Will Toby realize that sometimes being "just a friend" can be fatal to a relationship? And will he finally stand up to his past? …More
| || Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda |
Hunt, La Jill
2005-11 - Urban
9781893196254 Check Our Catalog
From the author of "Drama Queen," which was on the "Essence" bestseller list in January 2002 and a featured alternate selection for the Black Expressions book club, comes a new tale of romance and love. …More
| || Too Close for Comfort |
Hunt, La Jill
2006-11 - Urban Books
9781893196667 Check Our Catalog
Quincy Westbrooke knows exactly what he wants in a woman: someone with no strings and no drama. His plan hits a snag when he meets Paige Michaels. With all her issues, he doesn't know if he can take the relationship to the next level. Quincy's sister wants Paige out of the picture as soon as possible, and she'll try just about anything to get her way.
HPL Patron: Good book its hard to put down.
| || Real Estate Investor's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Find and Finance the Most Profitable Investment Properties |
2006-01 - McGraw-Hill Companies
9780071456463 Check Our Catalog
Get the best deal every time--whether you're buying, managing, or selling
Whether you're just starting out or have years of investing experience, "Real Estate Investor's Checklist "is the perfect tool for making sure you don't miss out on great opportunities or skip vital steps in the investing process.
This one-of-a-kind guide delivers real, nuts-and-bolts knowledge on every aspect of finding, purchasing, renovating, managing, and selling property. You'll find proven tactics and step-by-step guidance on investing in single-family homes, apartment buildings, office space, commercial properties, and even undeveloped land. Plus, the "Real Estate Investor's Checklist" shows you how to: Accurately value properties so you never get stuck with a lemon Choose the best source of financing available Master the art of property management Increase your profits with savvy tax strategies
HPL patron: Maybe real estate looks like a good investment right now, but it's not as easy as it looks. This book takes you through all the steps and choices so you know the pitfalls and can make a thoughtful plan. It's easy to read and makes no false promises.
| || Daddy Loves His Girls |
Jakes, T. D.
2006-01 - Charisma House
9781591858843 Check Our Catalog
The sequel to Jakes' bestseller "Woman, Thou Art Loosed, Daddy Loves His Girls" presents healing for women with painful pasts, and it gives men the courage to speak the healing power of love to their daughters. …More
| || Homeland |
Afterword by Jakes, John
1999-06 - Signet Book
9780451198426 Check Our Catalog
Jakes brings to life an epic saga of the American immigrant experience in this story of a family dynasty in turmoil at the dawn of a new century. Readers follow the Crowns as they claim their new homeland through the chaos of Chicago's infamous Pullman Strike, the birth of the motion picture and the bloody carnage of the Spanish-American War. …More
| || Fatal Error |
Jance, J. A.
2011-02 - Touchstone Books
9781416563815 Check Our Catalog
Ali Reynolds returns in the newest adventure in the "New York Times" bestselling series by J.A. Jance.
HPL patron: When a cyber stalker with too many fiances ends up dead (in a satisfyingly cold and grisly way), two fascinating detectives join forces to unravel the crime. Great plotting and characterization by a best-selling author who churns them out by the dozen. I can forgive wordiness and monotonous sentence structure [?] are making money.
| || Trial by Fury |
Jance, J. A.
1986-12 - Avon Books
9780380751389 Check Our Catalog
A gripping novel of murderous secrets featuring homicide detective J.P. Beaumont.
The dead body discovered in a Seattle dumpster was shocking enough - but equally disturbing was the manner of death. The victim, a high school coach, had been lynched, leaving behind a very pregnant wife to grieve over his passing, and to wonder what dark and disturbing secrets he took to his grave. A homicide detective with twenty years on the job, J.P. Beaumont knows this case is a powder keg and he fears where this investigation will lead him. Because the answers lie on the extreme lethal edge of passion and hate, where the wrong kind of love can breed the most terrible brand of justice.
HPL patron: A fast moving J. P. Beaumont story in typical J. A. Jance style. J. P. and partner Ron Peters are after the murderer of a successful high school basketball coach in their city of Seatlle. Who did it, where, and why-all questions waiting for answers.
| || Been There Prayed That |
Joy, E. N.
2010-06 - Urban Books
9781601628824 Check Our Catalog
HPL patron: Funny : details; tell it like it is story; not all "religious" :) I liked it.