Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Reading Week 6



Welcome to the results of Week 6 of Summer Reading 2012.  We have 357 people signed up.  This week 41 people read 134 books (17 submitted entries for the first time this week.)  So far, 392 people have read 757 books!



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Supernatural
Supernatural
By Aiken, G. A.
Author Frank, Jacquelyn
Author Larissa, Ione
2011-08 - Zebra Books
9781420109887 Check Our Catalog

Four "New York Times"-bestselling authors--Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Jacquelyn Frank, and G.A. Aiken--are now under one cover; each with a paranormal romance set in the worlds from the Demonica, Guardians of Eternity, Nightwalkers, and Dragon Kins series. Original. …More


What a Dragon Should Know
What a Dragon Should Know
By Aiken, G. A.
2009-09 - Zebra Books
9781420103755 Check Our Catalog

Aiken pens a unique and thrilling paranormal tale of a vain dragon who finds his heart tamed by an awesome mortal. Original. …More


Home Safe
Home Safe
By Berg, Elizabeth
2009-04 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780739328415 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling author of "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted" and "The Year of Pleasures" returns with a wonderful novel about a woman, a daughter, and a surprising change in life
Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals--spent by Helen's husband before he died. What could he possibly have been doing? And what is Helen to do now? Why does Helen's daughter object to her mother's applying for a job--and why doesn't Tessa meet a nice man and get married?
What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, revelatory--and leads Helen and her daughter to embark on new adventures, and change.

"From the Hardcover edition." …More


Blame It on Eve
Blame It on Eve
By Boles, Philana Marie
2002-10 - One World
9780345447128 Check Our Catalog

In this dazzling debut, an ex-fashion model, fast approaching thirty, confronts her addiction to men, and learns to love herself in the process. …More


Spells & Stitches
Spells & Stitches
By Bretton, Barbara
2011-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425241059 Check Our Catalog


In the latest novel from the "USA Today" bestselling author, raising a baby is hard, but raising one with magical powers is even harder...
Sugar Maple, Vermont, knitting store owner Chloe Hobbs couldn't be happier about her pregnancy. But with the arrival of the town's newest resident, things are about to get a lot more magical.
Baby Laria is six pounds, eleven ounces of perfect, and Chloe and Luke are over the moon. But when they learn that Laria takes after her mom in the sorcery department, it becomes clear that their baby might have more power than even a pro like Chloe can handle... …More


The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
By Broad, William J.
Illustrator Clennell, Bobby
2012-02 - Simon & Schuster
9781451641424 Check Our Catalog

A lead science writer for "The New York Times"--and lifelong yoga practitioner--examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity. …More


Hurricane Party
Hurricane Party
By Brown, Steve
2002-07 - Chick Springs Publishing
9780971252158 Check Our Catalog

In the fifth Susan Chase Mystery, Susan's boyfriend accepts an invitation to a hurricane party. It turns out to be an invitation to murder. …More


Wish
Wish
By Bullen, Alexandra
2010-12 - Point
9780545139069 Check Our Catalog

Includes an excerpt from "Wishful thinking." …More


This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More: For Young & Old Alike
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More: For Young & Old Alike
By Burroughs, Augusten
2012-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312563554 Check Our Catalog

From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge the conventional notion of self-help books. …More


Code Triage
Code Triage
By Calvert, Candace
2010-09 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414325453 Check Our Catalog

Life's taught Dr. Leigh Stathos a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. The clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with "the other woman" begins a whole new set of lessons. …More


Critical Care: Sierra Mercy
Critical Care: Sierra Mercy
By Calvert, Candace
2009-05 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414325439 Check Our Catalog

After her brother dies in a trauma room, nurse Claire Avery can no longer face the ER. She's determined to make a fresh start--new hospital, new career in nursing education--move forward, no turning back. But her plans fall apart when she's called to offer stress counseling for medical staff after a heartbreaking day care center explosion. Worse, she's forced back to the ER, where she clashes with Logan Caldwell, a doctor who believes touchy-feely counseling is a waste of time. He demands his staff be as tough as he is. Yet he finds himself drawn to this nurse educator . . . who just might teach him the true meaning of healing. …More


Disaster Status
Disaster Status
By Calvert, Candace
2010-03 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414325446 Check Our Catalog

ER charge nurse Erin Quinn escaped personal turmoil to work on the peaceful California coast. But when a hazardous material spill places Pacific Mercy Hospital on disaster status and stresses staff, she's put to the test. And thrown into conflict with the fire department's handsome incident commander, who thinks her strategy is out of line. Fire captain Scott McKenna has felt the toxic effects of tragedy; he's learned to go strictly by the book to advance his career, heal his family, and protect his wounded heart. When he's forced to team with the passionately determined ER nurse, sparks fly. As they work to save lives, can they handle the attraction kindled between them . . . without getting burned? …More


A Dog's Journey
A Dog's Journey
By Cameron, W. Bruce
2012-05 - Forge
9780765330536 Check Our Catalog

Direct sequel to the "New York Times" and "USA Today"-bestselling "A Dog's Purpose" this charming story of hope, love, and devotion is about a love that crosses all barriers. …More


One Book in the Grave
One Book in the Grave
By Carlisle, Kate
2012-02 - Signet Book
9780451236128 Check Our Catalog

Ten years ago, Brooklyn's friend Max Adams fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her a rare copy of "Beauty and the Beast" as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, Max died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau. Original. …More


Hidden Summit
Hidden Summit
By Carr, Robyn
2011-12 - Mira Books
9780778313007 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Sick of running into her ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction. Newly hired Andy Jeffries has also been burned by love. Everyone in Virgin River can see things are heating up at Haggerty Construction. …More


Third Girl: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Third Girl: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
By Christie, Agatha
2011-06 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062073761 Check Our Catalog


Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot's breakfast confessing that she is a murderer--and then promptly disappears.
Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane.... …More


My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
By Clark, Colin
2011-10 - Weinstein Books
9781602861497 Check Our Catalog


This remarkable true story recounts the magical seven days during which Hollywood's biggest star - the newly married Marilyn Monroe - escaped a difficult movie shoot and the pressures of her life to spend time with a caring young Englishman.
Fascinating telling of the events in a young man's life the summer he works on a film crew in England.  Includes the story and actual diary excerpts that include insights into the life of an American superstar goddess of film and a British theatrical superstar.
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The Golden Hustla
The Golden Hustla
By Clark, Wahida
2010-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446178105 Check Our Catalog


WMM Advertising is one of the biggest and hardest-to-penetrate fraudulent telemarketing firms in Georgia. After a recording of a man's death surfaces that may involve WMM, Atlanta homicide detective Danny Houser realizes that he may have the smoking gun needed to go after the firm.
This book has action from beginning to the end.  I love how Nina comes out on top at the end of the story.
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Clockwork Prince
Clockwork Prince
By Clare, Cassandra
2011-12 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416975885 Check Our Catalog 2012 Children's Choice Award Winner-Teen

The situation at the London Institute has never been more precarious. With Mortmain and his clockwork army still threatening, the Council wants to strip Charlotte of her power and hand the running of the Enclave over to the unscrupulous and power-hungry Benedict Lightwood.
In the hope of saving Charlotte and the Institute, Will, Jem, and Tessa set out to unravel the secrets of Mortmain's past--and discover unsettling Shadowhunter connections that hold the key not only to the enemy's motivations, but also to the secret of Tessa's identity. Tessa, already caught between the affections of Will and Jem, finds herself with another choice to make when she learns how the Shadowhunters helped make her a "monster." Will she turn from them to her brother, Nate, who has been begging her to join him at Mortmain's side? Where will her loyalties--and love--lie? Tessa alone can choose to save the Shadowhunters of London...or end them forever. …More


Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words
Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words
By Coker, Rachel
2012-12 - Zonderkidz
9780310728108 Check Our Catalog


In fifteen-year-old author Rachel Coker's young adult debut, young Allie Everly's life is changed forever by the illness and death of her beloved mother and subsequent adoption by an older woman in Maine. Bitter and feeling unloved, Allie rejects her new mother and her new mother's faith and throws herself into her poetry, until Sam Carroll, her best friend from the past, arrives. With Sam comes a host of confusing emotions, and Allie finds she must overcome her past in order to find forgiveness for herself, and possibly discover God's plan for her life. …More


Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
By Coleman, Brian
2007-06 - Villard Books
9780812977752 Check Our Catalog


Few outside the hip-hop genre know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces. Now, a longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form.
Everyone in the HipHop should read this book.
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Mockingjay
Mockingjay
By Collins, Suzanne
2010-08 - Scholastic Press
9780439023511 Check Our Catalog


Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking "The Hunger Games" trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Another deadly excellant book from Suzanne.
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Taken
Taken
By Crais, Robert
2012-01 - Putnam Adult
9780399158278 Check Our Catalog

When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike--and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the world of professional border kidnappers. Fortunately, the kidnappers don't yet know who the boy is, but when Cole goes undercover to try to buy the two hostages back, he himself is taken and disappears. …More