Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Reading-Week 1

Welcome to Summer Reading 2012. At the end of the first week we had 258 people sign up! 31 people read 63 books.

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The Duke's Perfect Wife The Duke's Perfect Wife
By Ashley, Jennifer
2012-04 - Berkley
9780425247105 Check Our Catalog

Having inherited his father's dukedom, Hart Mackenzie must find himself the perfect wife to advance further among Britain's elite. When fate reunites him with his ex-fiance, Lady Eleanor Ramsay, he plans a seduction to win back her heart--and her hand in marriage. Original. …More

Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice
By Austen, Jane
1995-04 - Dover Publications
9780486284736 Check Our Catalog

Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Reissue.
Riveting tale about a prideful aristocrat and a prejudiced commoner, who dispite their differences fall deeply in love.

Cemetery Girl Cemetery Girl
By Bell, David
2011-10 - New American Library
9780451234674 Check Our Catalog

Four years after Tom and Abby's 12-year-old daughter vanishes, she is found alive but strangely calm. When the teen refuses to testify against the man connected to her disappearance, Tom decides to investigate the traumatizing case on his own. Nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover. …More

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
By Bego, Mark
2012-04 - Skyhorse Publishing
9781616085810 Check Our Catalog

A detailed portrait of a complicated star.  Leaves questions yet to be answered!

Passageway West: My Escape from East Germany Passageway West: My Escape from East Germany
By Bloomfield, David
As Told by Bloomfield, Barbara
2003-03 - Authorhouse
9781410717818 Check Our Catalog

True story of the escape from East Germany of Barbara Bloomfield, by her husband, David.  Should be required reading-author and his wife sit in front of us with the West Michigan Symphony.  Sending this to our German exchange student.

The Dark Garden The Dark Garden
By Bradley, Eden
2007-05 - Bantam Books
9780553589733 Check Our Catalog

Bradley tells a deliciously potent tale of one woman's quest for self-discovery that will introduce readers to contemporary Los Angeles's bondage underground. …More

The Other Guy's Bride The Other Guy's Bride
By Brockway, Connie
2011-12 - Montlake Romance
9781612181448 Check Our Catalog


A Time for Patriots A Time for Patriots
By Brown, Dale
2011-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780061989995 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling thriller-master Dale Brown: When the nation's economy collapses and thousands of Americans turn against their own government, Patrick McLanahan must enlist the aid of his son and fellow citizens to hunt down terrorists any way they can. …More

Cold Case Squad Cold Case Squad
By Buchanan, Edna
2005-04 - Pocket Books
9780743476638 Check Our Catalog

Legendary Miami crime reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan launches a gripping new mystery series featuring a special homicide unit in Miami that breathes new life into old cases.
A look at the psychological profile of law enforcement and its impact on case outcomes.  Great use of characters by the author, well defined.

A Dark and Lonely Place A Dark and Lonely Place
By Buchanan, Edna
2011-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781439159170 Check Our Catalog

For the first time, the Pulitzer Prize Award-winning author takes on a novel of romance and suspense in this gripping saga of star-crossed lovers in the Florida of past and present. "A Dark and Lonely Place" poses the question: can we change our destiny, or must our lives always end the same way? 320 pp. 50,000 print.

A detective in Miami falls in love with a model at a crime scene.  They are thrown together in a crime spree which turns out to mirror a crime spree that took place in the 1920's-involving their ancestors.  Great excitement!
Detailed accounting of Florida's early history woven into a past/present love story.  Compelling read!

Rain Gods Rain Gods
By Burke, James Lee
2009-07 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597229999 Check Our Catalog

Another gritty, thrilling Burke mystery with a brand new character: Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland, cousin of beloved character Billy Bob Holland. …More

1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die
By Universe
Editor Case, Frances
Preface by Wallace, Gregg
2008-09 - Universe Publishing(NY)
9780789315922 Check Our Catalog

A veritable gourmet pantry of the world's most exquisite and exotic delicacies, from single press extra-virgin olive oils and artisanal cheeses to more exotic fare such as zebra jerky, this compilation is a cornucopia of culinary delights from every cuisine around the globe. …More

Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System
By Choquette, Sonia
2007-06 - Hay House
9781401907877 Check Our Catalog

We're all spiritual beings with a spiritual support system on the Other Side that oversees and helps guide our lives from the moment we're born to the moment we leave our physical bodies and return to Spirit. Not knowing this fact is a severe handicap, as the Universe is designed to care for and nurture all its creatures and help make our life's journey easier and more successful. When we learn how to connect with our angelic guides, our lives naturally fall into a pattern of ease and flow during which we grow our souls, fulfill our life's purpose, and make our time on Earth endlessly entertaining.
This fascinating and inspirational book by Sonia Choquette provides all the information you need to help you connect with your spirit guides so that you can enjoy all the love, abundance, and joy you're entitled to.

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music
By Collins, Judy
2011-10 - Crown Archetype
9780307717344 Check Our Catalog

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the '60s, when hits like "Both Sides Now" catapulted her to international fame. "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes" is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit Judy Collins. …More

Crossed Crossed
By Condie, Ally
2011-11 - Dutton Books
9780525423652 Check Our Catalog

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his certain death--only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. 250,000 print. (Children's - Young Adult) …More

Bizarro Comics! Bizarro Comics!
By DC Comics
2003-04 - DC Comics
9781563899584 Check Our Catalog

Bizarro, the legendary, imperfect duplicate of Superman, returns in this all-new graphic novel. Bizarro must help Mr. Mxyptlk save his home dimension. The only problem is: Bizarro does not know how to act like a true super-hero.
An anthology by aternative comics greats doing DC's biggest names.  Standouts include the framing story written by Chris Duffy, "Solomon Grundy!  Bored on a Monday" by Evan Dorkin, and "The Clubhouse of Solitude" by Lan Horrocks.  Funny and smart.

After After
By Efaw, Amy
2010-12 - Speak
9780142415900 Check Our Catalog

Efaw tells a powerful story about an infant left in the trash to die, a teenage mother who never realized she was pregnant, and the girl's unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption. …More

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem
By Grahame-Smith, Seth
Author Austen, Jane
2009-04 - Quirk Books
9781594743344 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. …More

Feng Shui in the Home Feng Shui in the Home
By Hale, Gill
2006-03 - Southwater Publishing
9781844762507 Check Our Catalog

A comprehensive and effective guide to the ancient and powerful Chinese art of feng shui, with practical advice on applying its principles to nurture your environment and create tranquility. …More

Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast
By Hammond, Amberrose
2009-08 - Haunted America
9781596296633 Check Our Catalog

Western Michigan is home to some of the state's most picturesque places- and also some of its most chilling tales. Ghost story researcher and enthusiast Amberrose Hammond exposes the mysterious and spirit-ridden world of many beloved Michigan destinations as she skillfully weaves narratives of a world unseen by most. From the lingering spirit forever working in the Grand Theatre and the band of melon-headed children prowling the Saugatuck State Park to the lights of the Lake Forest Cemetery staircase waiting to reveal one's place in the afterlife, these tales are sure to give pause to anyone daring enough to experience these hauntingly beautiful spots...after dark.
Very good read-nice ghost stories and legends from Michigan.  Good list of spots to check out for anyone into the paranormal.

The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls' Basketball: Building a Great Team the Carolina Way The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls' Basketball: Building a Great Team the Carolina Way
By Hatchell, Sylvia
With Thomas, Jeff
2006-06 - McGraw-Hill Companies
9780071473941 Check Our Catalog

"Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read for every girls' basketball coach. She is fantastic in every phase of the game, and I love watching her teams play."-- Roy Williams, head men's basketball coach, University of North Carolina, and Associated Press Coach of the Year, 2006
What does it take to turn a good coach into a great one? You need to be a teacher, a motivator, a guru of X's and O's. Coach Sylvia Hatchell shows you how she manages all these roles and gives you her winning advice to creating a team of champions.
Head coach of the University of North Carolina's women's team, Coach Hathcell combines the Tar Heels' longstanding tradition of basketball greatness with her personal dedication to guiding young women as she teaches you how to: Communicate effectively to get peak performances from 11- to 18-year-old girls Teach all the fundamentals of the game and run a productive, high-energy practice Develop a formidable offense and tenacious defense Master 75 of her favorite drills, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced
Sylvia Hatchell, a college coach for 30 years, has accumulated a record of 445- 187 in 20 seasons at the University of North Carolina. In 2006, her Tar Heels made the Final Four and Hatchell was named the Associated Press Women's Coach of the Year. She was inducted into the Women' s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Jeff Thomas has coached girls' basketball for 16 years at the youth, high school, and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) levels. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. …More

On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies: Vietnam 1967-1968 On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies: Vietnam 1967-1968
By Hayes, Roger
Foreword by Bergerud, Eric
2000-04 - Presidio Press
9780891417095 Check Our Catalog

On Point is a splendid combat memoir, with battle descriptions that leave the palms sweaty. Hayes describes the impact on frontline morale of the change of sentiment at home as American deaths mounted, and his views of the Vietnamese people are both sensitive and intelligent. …More

The House of Velvet and Glass The House of Velvet and Glass
By Howe, Katherine
2012-04 - Hyperion Books
9781401340919 Check Our Catalog

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball.
Excellent historical perspective on the Titanic, and exploration of the afterlife.  Bounces between time frames so reader must stay engaged!