Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Reading Week 7


Welcome to the results of Week 7 of Summer Reading 2012.  We have 358 people signed up.  This week 36 people read 114 books (8 submitted entries for the first time this week.)  So far, 147 people have read 871 books!



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Robert Ludlum's(tm) the Ares Decision
Robert Ludlum's(tm) the Ares Decision
By Ludlum, Robert
Author Cobb, James
Author Mills, Kyle
2011-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446699082 Check Our Catalog

With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish his own clandestine group--Covert-One. It is only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out. 448 pp. …More


The Pleasure of My Company
The Pleasure of My Company
By Martin, Steve
2003-10 - Hyperion Books
9780786869213 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of "Shopgirl" comes a tender novella of a troubled man who finds love, and life in the most unexpected place. …More


Tuesday's Child
Tuesday's Child
By Michaels, Fern
2012-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758274793 Check Our Catalog

On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in 35 years of practicing law, it's that the truth can always surprise. …More


Home
Home
By Morrison, Toni
2012-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307594167 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home.
Tony Morrison once again crafts a tale of the old South and it's prevailing attitudes. Heartwarming and gratifying.
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Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Era, 1940 to Present
Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Era, 1940 to Present
By Murphy, Dudley
Author Murphy, Deanie
2006-03 - Collector Books
9781574324921 Check Our Catalog

Get hooked on fishing lures! With almost 1,300 detailed color photographs, "Fishing Lure Collectibles, Volume Two" identifies and gives values of the most collectible fishing lures made since 1940. …More


Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook
Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook
By Neely, Patrick
Author Neely, Gina
With Disbrowe, Paula
2009-05 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780307269942 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


The long-awaited debut cookbook from the celebrated husband-and-wife team, hosts of their own top-rated Food Network show, contains more than 100 mouthwatering recipes. The Neelys' love for good food is infectious.
The Neely's, from Food Network, have all of their favorite Southern recipes in this book. Five bean picnic salad is very good!
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Swimsuit
Swimsuit
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2009-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316018777 Check Our Catalog


A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels's parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter.
Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief--Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life.
All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best--and they won't be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise. …More


The Body in the Boudoir: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
The Body in the Boudoir: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
By Page, Katherine Hall
2012-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062065483 Check Our Catalog


In the 20th book in the series, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild revisits her wedding to the Reverend Thomas Fairchild--a wedding that turned murderous.
An almost murder mystery of a bride-to-be transitioning from NYC to a Massachusetts parish.  Well crafted story includes recipes from the main character.
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Killer Summer
Killer Summer
By Pearson, Ridley
2009-07 - Putnam Adult
9780399155727 Check Our Catalog

Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming returns in this high-intensity thriller from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Killer View" and "Killer Weekend." …More


Killer View
Killer View
By Pearson, Ridley
2008-07 - Gale Cengage
9781410406095 Check Our Catalog

Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming returns in a stunning new thriller from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Killer Weekend." A terrific villain, an appealing protagonist, and breakneck pacing. . . . Ridley Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there.--"Boston Sunday Globe." …More


Killer Weekend
Killer Weekend
By Pearson, Ridley
2007-09 - Center Point Large Print
9781602850170 Check Our Catalog

The #1 bestselling author returns with a completely new setting Sun Valley, Idaho and a heart-stopping story in which a local sheriff struggles to protect a controversial politician from the elegant plan of a hired assassin. …More


The Risk Agent
The Risk Agent
By Pearson, Ridley
2012-06 - Putnam Adult
9780399158834 Check Our Catalog

A Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight. His one-man security detail goes missing as well in the start of a brilliant new series. …More


Circle of Love
Circle of Love
By Peart, Jane
2000-01 - Steeple Hill
9780373870936 Check Our Catalog

In this story by a bestselling author of Christian novels and "The Orphan Train West" series, a successful designer in San Francisco is devastated when she becomes pregnant and her boyfriend leaves her. After selling everything and dropping out of sight, she relies on her regained faith to survive and find real love. …More


The Fiddler's Gun
The Fiddler's Gun
By Peterson, A. S.
2009-12 - Rabbit Room Press
9780615325422 Check Our Catalog

Revolution. Secrets. An Unforgettable Adventure.
America is on the brink of war with England, and Fin Button is about to come undone. She's had it with the dull life of the orphanage, and she's ready to marry Peter and get away from rules, chores, and a life looked after by the ever-watchful Sister Hilde. But an unexpected friendship forms between Fin and the fiddle-playing cook, Bartimaeus, which sets her on a course for revolution.
With Bart's beloved fiddle and haunting blunderbuss as her only possessions, Fin discovers her first taste of freedom as a sailor aboard the Rattlesnake. She's hiding some dark secrets, but there are bigger problems for the crewthey are on the run from the Royal Navy, and whispers of mutiny are turning the captain into a tyrant.
When Fin finally returns home, will she find Peter still waiting, or will she find that she's lost everything she once held dear? …More


Chasing the Sun
Chasing the Sun
By Peterson, Tracie
2012-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209512 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling author Tracie Peterson launches an exciting, romantic new series about a feisty young woman fighting to protect her family's Texas ranch against mounting threats. …More


Chasing the Sun
Chasing the Sun
By Peterson, Tracie
2012-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209512 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling author Tracie Peterson launches an exciting, romantic new series about a feisty young woman fighting to protect her family's Texas ranch against mounting threats. …More


Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
By Pipher, Mary
2005-09 - Riverhead Books
9781594481888 Check Our Catalog

Pipher's acclaimed, groundbreaking "New York Times" bestseller provides an eye-opening examination of adolescent girls in America who are prone to eating disorders, depression, and suicide attempts, and offers compassion and strategies to help revive these young women's lost sense of self. …More


The First Detective: The Complete Auguste Dupin Stories-The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the Mystery of Marie Rog T & the Purloined Letter
The First Detective: The Complete Auguste Dupin Stories-The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the Mystery of Marie Rog T & the Purloined Letter
By Poe, Edgar Allan
2009-05 - Leonaur Ltd
9781846776991 Check Our Catalog

The 'first detective' of fiction steps out
'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe is widely considered to be the first true detective story; also in this volume are the author's two other detective fiction classics featuring the same central character-'The Mystery of Marie Rog t' & 'The Purloined Letter.' The French detective who features in all three is Chevalier Auguste Dupin, an amateur sleuth who puts himself in the position of the criminal and then uses logical deduction to discover how a crime was committed. This is an opportunity for lovers of classic crime and detective fiction to own and read these important and groundbreaking mysteries in a single volume, available in paperback or hardback with dust jacket for collectors.
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I Shall Wear Midnight
I Shall Wear Midnight
By Pratchett, Terry
2010-09 - HarperCollins
9780061433047 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestselling author and Printz Honor medalist Pratchett combines comedy and thrilling action in the final breathtaking adventure of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men. …More


Snuff
Snuff
By Pratchett, Terry
2011-10 - Harper
9780062011848 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Snuff" is the 38th installment in the "New York Times"-bestselling Discworld canon from Pratchett, the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse ("Washington Post Book World"). 400 pp. (General Fiction) …More


Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
By Price, Weston A.
Author Price
1981-06 - Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
9780916764005 Check Our Catalog


This classic study, first published in 1939, now forms the foundation of the Price-Patterson Nutrition Foundation and its local chapter, Nourishing the Lakeshore.  Author/photographer/dentist Weston Price traveled teh world during the 1930's documenting in photos and dental exams teh devastating effects of the Western diet of processed foods versus healthy eating habits of "primitive" tribes on every continent.
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Mistress by Mistake
Mistress by Mistake
By Robinson, Maggie
2010-05 - Brava
9780758250995 Check Our Catalog

Charlotte let her guarded virtue fall once, and she's paid dearly for it ever since. Though assured by her new lover that their passion is mere dalliance, she finds herself falling for him and discovers that even an honest passion cannot burn away the restraints of society's judgment. …More


Rock This!
Rock This!
By Rock, Chris
2000-04 - Hyperion Books
9780786885602 Check Our Catalog


From today's hottest stand-up comic--heir to Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy and known for his Emmy Award-winning HBO specials and "The Chris Rock Show"--comes this edgy, no-holds-barred humor book about race, relationships, and politics.
Mr. Rock delivers an entertaining autobiography in a magizine style read.  Very fast and humorous!
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