Saturday, July 28, 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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Mogul
Mogul
By Dean, Terrance
2011-06 - Atria Books
9781451611922 Check Our Catalog

An "Essence"-bestselling author makes his literary debut with this novel about the secret life of one of New York's most beloved hip-hop producers. …More


Coast Road
Coast Road
By Delinsky, Barbara
2008-09 - Pocket Books
9781416579564 Check Our Catalog

Hailed as "a heartwarming story" ("Star Tribune," Minneapolis), a celebration of what matters most in life, Barbara Delinsky's profoundly moving "New York Times" bestseller is as richly textured and captivating as the Northern California landscape in which it is set.
Jack McGill chose his architectural career over his family, and returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife, Rachel, had left him. Now, six years later, a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him. Putting work on hold for the first time in his life, Jack decides to sit by his ex-wife's bedside. As he meets Rachel's many new friends, and tries to cope with two teenage daughters and their problems, he learns more about a woman he never really knew, her expressive art, and the secret that made her leave. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes. …More


The Daughters of Cain
The Daughters of Cain
By Dexter, Colin
1995-12 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780517701218 Check Our Catalog

The enormously popular Inspector Morse series continues with his most exciting--and baffling--mystery yet. Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College, has been stabbed to death. What is the connection between his murder and three very different women? …More


The Jewel That Was Ours
The Jewel That Was Ours
By Dexter, Colin
2000-05 - Charnwood
9780708987117 Check Our Catalog


Fawcett starts to publish beloved sleuth Inspector Morse in just the right month--the new hardcover, The Way Through the Woods, is coming out and the PBS TV "Mystery" series is starting. In this whodunit, a wealthy American tourist has a heart attack in her room, and missing from the scene is the lady's handbag--which contained a priceless jewel. On the scene is Inspector Morse! Previous publisher: Crown.
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Dark Dreamers
Dark Dreamers
By Feehan, Christine
Author Liu, Marjorie M.
2007-02 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597224437 Check Our Catalog

She's known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon- the Carpathian, the banished hero. Tonight, Sara will meet the dark-eyed destroyer destined to be her mate. …More


Dark Possession
Dark Possession
By Feehan, Christine
2008-09 - Jove Books
9780515145359 Check Our Catalog

Vampire Manolito De La Cruz has caught the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney, an all-too-human female who'd never surrender herself to an aggressive and brutish Carpathian male. But MaryAnn may not have a choice. This edition includes bonus scenes. …More


Water Bound
Water Bound
By Feehan, Christine
2010-07 - Jove Books
9780515148244 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes the first in a soul-stirring new series. Off the shores of Sea Haven, a beautiful diver rescues a man from drowning, a man with no memory of who he is--or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. But soon, he and his savior will be engulfed in a storm of dizzying passion and inescapable danger. Original. …More


Love Letters
Love Letters
By Fforde, Katie
2011-01 - St. Martin's Press
9780312674533 Check Our Catalog

Laura, younger than her years, relies on books for action in her life. But now her ideal job in a bookshop is ending, leaving her at loose ends. Arranging author signings is her forte. At her farewell event, she meets a strong-willed literary agent who compels her forward into her future. Next thing you know, Laura is helping plan a literary festival, meeting new friends, and heading off to Ireland to hunt up Dermot Flynn, an elusive author who will absolutely put the festival on the map. She finds adventure and more new friends; then, under the influence of much strong drink, she offers her body to Flynn to get him to attend the festival. …More


Canada
Canada
By Ford, Richard
2012-05 - Ecco Press
9780061692048 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


The distinguished modern American master and Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns with this haunting and elemental novel about a young man forced by catastrophic circumstance to reconcile himself to a world that has been rendered unrecognizable.
Ford sends you back to your childhood.   Does your parent's DNA give you an insight into what you will become?  Read Canada to find out.  In the end you have to make your own destiny.
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Blue Monday
Blue Monday
By French, Nicci
2012-03 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780670023363 Check Our Catalog

Nicci French's Blue Monday is the first novel in a new suspense series featuring Frieda Klein, an insomniac London psychologist who does her best thinking while taking long walks through city streets at night. She has a lot on her mind, including a patient named Alan Dekker who tells her he desperately wants a child--right before five-year-old Matthew Farraday goes missing from a local school. Alan wants a son who looks like him, with red hair and freckles--attributes Matthew happens to have. …More


The Lion's Eye
The Lion's Eye
By Gentle, Mary
2007-06 - Eos
9780060821838 Check Our Catalog


Abandoned and alone, the fosterling Ilario grows up as the King's Freak, surrounded by all the pomp, intrigue, and danger of the Iberian court. Fleeing a failed treacherous attack, Ilario crosses the sea to Carthage, where the mysterious Penitence shrouds the sky in darkness. There, a strange and awful destiny awaits the would-be painter, one that spans continents and kingdoms.
Filled with intrigue, sex, and mystery, "Ilario: The Lion's Eye" is a stunning tale of secret histories and self-discovery. The adventure continues in Book Two: "The Stone Golem." …More


V Is for Vengeance
V Is for Vengeance
By Grafton, Sue
2011-11 - Marian Wood Book
9780399157868 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


A woman with a murky past who kills herself. A dying old man. A lovely woman. A professional shoplifting ring. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband. A spoiled kid. A lonely widower. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web. And in the middle of it all is Kinsey Millhone, whose 38th-birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose. 448 pp. 1,250,000 print. (Mystery/Detective)
A crafty plot between Las Vegas and California, past and present, law abiding and law breaking, and all shades between.  The heroine private eye ties all ends together ultimately, after many misadventures.  Would be a good plot for a TV series!  Fast, compelling read.
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Another Piece of My Heart
Another Piece of My Heart
By Green, Jane
2012-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312591823 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Jemima J" and "The Beach House" comes her most emotional and powerful novel yet: a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood. …More


Dead Man's Chest: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Dead Man's Chest: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2010-11 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590587997 Check Our Catalog


Phryne Fisher needs a rest. It's summer. She packs up her family and moves to Queenscliff, a quiet watering place on the coast. Where she meets with smugglers, pirate treasure and som very interesting surrealists, including a parrot called Pussykins. What is the mysterious madame Selavey hiding? Where are the Johnsons, who were supposed to be in the holiday house?
A fun story, set in the 1920's, of a detective, her "family," British servants and buried treasure at the English seaside.
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The Testament
The Testament
By Grisham, John
2011-12 - Dell Publishing Company
9780345531964 Check Our Catalog


#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions--a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelan's new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil.
Enter the lawyers. Nate O'Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan's family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman--pursued by enemies and friends alike--holds a stunning surprise of her own.
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Home Front
Home Front
By Hannah, Kristin
2012-01 - St. Martin's Press
9780312577209 Check Our Catalog


The blockbuster bestselling author of "Night Road" and "Firefly Lane" delivers a masterful novel that explores the sacrifices of one American family and illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love, offering an intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic examination of the price of war.
Awesome story, very heart touching and a real tear jerker.
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Magic Hour
Magic Hour
By Hannah, Kristin
2010-09 - Ballantine Books
9780345522184 Check Our Catalog


From the heart of the ancient Olympic National Forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she can give no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. To heal the child, locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation, psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates must risk everything to discover the truth.
Excellent novel with vivid details and great character development.  I was sad when the story ended because I wanted to read more.
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The Other Woman's House
The Other Woman's House
By Hannah, Sophie
2012-06 - Penguin Books
9780143121510 Check Our Catalog

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Dark Viking
Dark Viking
By Hill, Sandra
2010-10 - Berkley
9780425237403 Check Our Catalog

After a sea operation gone wrong, Navy SEAL Rita Sawyer awakens to find herself in a cage with a bunch of Vikings staring at her, including one very tempting warlord. Steven of Norstead has been in a cold, dark mood for many weeks, but perhaps this unusual woman, with her sharp tongue and irksome ways, could be the one to light his fire. …More


Down and Dirty
Down and Dirty
By Hill, Sandra
2007-11 - Berkley Trade Pub
9780425217931 Check Our Catalog

Punished for an indiscretion, Navy SEAL and all-around tough guy Zachary Floyd is forced to head a new SEAL-like program for women. There he meets an alluring Norsewoman, whos escaped a nunnery, her evil father--and the whole bloody 11th century altogether. Original. …More


Frankly, My Dear
Frankly, My Dear
By Hill, Sandra
2013-01 - HarperCollins
9780062019035 Check Our Catalog

Selene had three great passions--men, food and Gone with the Wind. Weary of the world of high fashion, Selene heads to New Orleans for one last job--and a voodoo spell sends her back to the antebellum South. Dark and brooding, James Baptiste doesn't share Rhett Butler's cavalier spirit, but Selene doesn't need her mammy to tell her that the virile Creole is the only lover she gives a damn about. …More


The Last Viking
The Last Viking
By Hill, Sandra
2011-07 - Avon Books
9780062019059 Check Our Catalog

When medieval historian Meredith Foster finds a man in a leather tunic, she comes to realize that he knows much about the 10th century and nothing about the 20th. Should she surrender to the fantasy that Geirolf Ericsson really is a Viking from 1,000 years ago? Reissue. …More


The Love Potion
The Love Potion
By Hill, Sandra
2012-07 - Avon Books
9780062019073 Check Our Catalog

A female doctor discovers a chemical formula to attract the opposite sex and looks for a human guinea pig for her trials. When the wrong man swallows the magic jelly bean, she can't handle this wildly virile lawyer. …More