Tuesday, July 31, 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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The Norse King's Daughter The Norse King's Daughter
By Hill, Sandra
2011-09 - Avon Books
9780061673511 Check Our Catalog

The third book in this fantastic and fun new Viking series from a "New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestsellling author. Original. …More

Sweeter Savage Love Sweeter Savage Love
By Hill, Sandra
2006-08 - Love Spell
9780505522122 Check Our Catalog

Modern-day psychologist Harriet Ginoza is cast back to the Old South, and meets her dream lover. But to her disappointment, Etienne Baptiste refuses to ravish her--or fulfill her other secret wishes. Reissue. …More

This Year's Christmas Present This Year's Christmas Present
By Hill, Sandra
Author Bangs, Nina
Author Joy, Dara
2008-10 - Love Spell
9780505527905 Check Our Catalog

Contemporary holiday tales by three bestselling authors are gathered in this special collection that is sure to remind readers of the greatest gift of all: love. Includes the stories Man with a Golden Bow by Bangs, Fever by Sandra Hill, and Santa Reads Romance by Dara Joy. Original. …More

Down the Darkest Road Down the Darkest Road
By Hoag, Tami
2011-12 - Dutton Books
9780525952398 Check Our Catalog

Hoag returns once more to Oak Knoll for the third installment of her bestselling series. Through Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills, Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work. And through the chilling case at the heart of "Down the Darkest Road," she hooks ever more readers into the meticulously crafted, all-too-terrifying world of Oak Knoll, where the scariest secrets of all can be found . . . Down the Darkest Road. …More

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
By Jackson, Joshilyn
Read by Jackson, Joshilyn
2012-01 - Hachette Audio
9781611139921 Check Our Catalog

A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future. …More

American Dreams American Dreams
By Jakes, John
Afterword by Jakes, John
1999-06 - Signet Book
9780451197016 Check Our Catalog

America's master storyteller first introduced readers to the Crown family in "Homeland." As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find their place in a turbulent America at the dawn of a new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the glamour of young Hollywood to the daring heights of early aviation, theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory and ambition. …More

The Magnificent Rogue The Magnificent Rogue
By Johansen, Iris
2012-04 - Bantam
9780345536464 Check Our Catalog

From the glittering courts of Elizabethan England to the storm-tossed cliffs of the Scottish Highlands comes a dazzling tale of seduction, danger, and desire by one of America's bestselling and beloved authors. Reissue. …More

Christine Christine
By King, Stephen
1983-11 - Signet Book
9780451160447 Check Our Catalog

Arnie Cunningham is in love with his car. Christine, the car, is in complete control. "Vintage King . . . breathtaking, awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down."--"New York Times Book Review" …More

The Long Walk The Long Walk
By King, Stephen
Author Bachman, Stephen
Author Bachman, Richard
2001-01 - Turtleback Books
9780613173506 Check Our Catalog

On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for an event known throughout the country as "The Long Walk." If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying. Reissue.

Rose Madder Rose Madder
By King, Stephen
1996-06 - Signet Book
9780451186362 Check Our Catalog

Rose Daniels saw the single drop of blood on the bed sheet -- and knew she must escape from her macabre marriage before it was too late.
But escape was not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, lucking out with a new man. Her husband, Norman, was a cop, with a cop's training, a cop's technology, a cop's bloodhound instincts. And even worse, Norman was -- well, Norman. Rose knew she had been married to a savage brute. Now she realized she was being tracked down by a terrifying monster -- but the only place she found to hide could be the most dangerous of all.... …More

Coming Home: A Story of Undying Hope Coming Home: A Story of Undying Hope
By Kingsbury, Karen
2012-06 - Zondervan
9780310266983 Check Our Catalog

As the Baxter's make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, the unthinkable happens. When the family rallies together, memories come to light that bring healing and hope during a time when darkness might have the final word. From bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, Coming Home---a stand-alone novel---can serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family. …More

Twenties Girl Twenties Girl
By Kinsella, Sophie
2010-03 - Dial Press
9780385342032 Check Our Catalog

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal, professional, twenty-something young women don't get visited by ghosts. Or do they? …More

Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse
By Klauss, Lucas
2012-01 - Simon Pulse
9781442423886 Check Our Catalog

Phillip's sophomore year is off to a rough start. One of his best friends ditches him for a group of douchebags. His track coach singles him out for personalized, torturous training sessions. And his dad decides to clean out all of the emergency supplies from the basement, even though the world could end in disaster at any moment...and even though those supplies are all Phillip has left of his dead mom. Not that he wants to talk about that.
But then Phillip meets Rebekah. Not only is she unconventionally hot and smart, but she has seriously great boobs. And she might like him back.
As Phillip gets closer to Rebekah, he tries harder and harder to turn himself into the kind of person he thinks she wants him to be. But the question is, can he become that person? And does he really want to? …More

Deaths-Head Revisited Deaths-Head Revisited
By Serling, Rod
Author Kneece, Mark
Illustrator Lie, Chris
2009-05 - Walker & Company
9780802797230 Check Our Catalog

Location: Dachau concentration camp, years after World War II. A retired German SS captain returns to reminisce about his days in power--until he finds himself at the mercy of those he tortured, on trial by those who died at his hands. Justice will finally be served . . . in the Twilight Zone. One of most ground-breaking shows in the history of television, "The Twilight Zone "has become a permanent fixture in pop culture. This new graphic novel series re-imagines the show's most enduring episodes, in all their original uncut glory, originally written by Rod Serling himself, and now adapted for a new generation--a generation that has ridden Disney's Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM ride, studied old episodes in school, watched the annual marathons, and paid homage to the show through the many random take-offs that show up in movies and TV shows everywhere. …More

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
By Serling, Rod
Illustrator Ellis, Rich
Adapted by Kneece, Mark
2008-12 - Walker & Company
9780802797131 Check Our Catalog

Maple Street--late on a Saturday afternoon a mysterious flash of light results in a power outage. But this is no ordinary power failure, and the neighbors on Maple Street will soon find themselves in the dark with an enemy of their own creation . . . in the Twilight Zone. …More

Light in Shadow Light in Shadow
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2003-09 - Jove Books
9780515136180 Check Our Catalog

Krentz's "New York Times" bestselling tale of false identities, double crosses, and daring passions involves a successful interior designer who senses that one of her clients may be hiding a dark secret.

All for You All for You
By Kurland, Lynn
2012-04 - Jove Books
9780515150650 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "One Magic Moment"--called Oone of romance's finest writersO ("Oakland Press")--comes an enchanting time-travel romance. Original. …More

Kabbalah for Dummies Kabbalah for Dummies
By Kurzweil, Arthur
2006-11 - For Dummies
9780471915904 Check Our Catalog

"Kabbalah For Dummies" presents a balanced perspective of Kabbalah as an "umbrella" for a complex assemblage of mystical Jewish teachings and codification techniques. "Kabbalah For Dummies" also shows how Kabbalah simultaneously presents an approach to the study of text, the performance of ritual and the experience of worship, as well as how the reader can apply its teaching to everyday life.
Many good introductions to this captivating Jewish mysticism.

The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae
By Laurens, Stephanie
2012-01 - Avon Books
9780062068620 Check Our Catalog

From "New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestselling author Laurens comes the wild and satisfying conclusion to her trilogy about three Cynster sisters tracking down their perfect matches. Includes a bonus short story. Original. …More

Perelandra Perelandra
By Lewis, C. S.
2003-04 - Scribner Book Company
9780743234917 Check Our Catalog

Pitted against the greatest of human weaknesses, temptation, Dr. Ransom must battle evil on a new world--Perelandra--when it is invaded by an evil force. Will Perelandra succumb to this being's influence or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man?
Not as interesting as other book I read by this author-laborious at times.

Mr. G: A Novel about the Creation Mr. G: A Novel about the Creation
By Lightman, Alan P.
2012-01 - Pantheon Books
9780307379993 Check Our Catalog

"As I remember, I had just woken up from a nap when I decided to create the universe." So begins Lightman's playful and profound new novel, "Mr g," the story of Creation as narrated by God.
The first half is great.  The second half is pretty slow.

Darkness Calls Darkness Calls
By Liu, Marjorie M.
2009-06 - Ace Books
9780441017300 Check Our Catalog

Demon hunter Maxine Kiss, inked with living tattoos, is on a mission to rescue the man she loves from a bloodthirsty army. To save him, Maxine has only one choice: to lose control--and release her own powers of darkness. Original. …More

The Last Twilight The Last Twilight
By Liu, Marjorie M.
2011-05 - Avon Books
9780062019875 Check Our Catalog

A young doctor finds herself caught up in a bioweapons plot, and only Amiri, a shape-shifting member of Dirk & Steele, can protect her--and win her heart. …More

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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The Wild Road: A Dirk & Steele Novel
The Wild Road: A Dirk & Steele Novel
By Liu, Marjorie M.
2011-06 - Avon Books
9780062020185 Check Our Catalog

In this loosely linked sequel to "Dark Dreamers," a new plot by the Consortium brings a beautiful athlete into concert with a man she soon discovers is a gargoyle--and the love of her life. …More

By Longshore, Katherine
2012-05 - Viking Children's Books
9780670013999 Check Our Catalog

In 1539, Kitty Tylney and her best friend Catherine Howard--the audacious, self-proclaimed "Queen of Misrule"--both servants to the Duchess of Norfolk, move to the court of King Henry VIII, who fancies Cat. When Cat becomes queen, Kitty must learn to navigate the complexities and dangers of the royal court. …More

Scotland: A Concise History
Scotland: A Concise History
By MacLean, Fitzroy
2001-03 - Thames & Hudson
9780500282335 Check Our Catalog

Magnificently illustrated, this look at Scotland's history is a brisk account enlivened with both wit and scholarship. Pictures from authentic contemporary sources illuminate the romantic figures and bloody battles, the country's politics and religion, and provide a rich visual record of Scotland's art, craftsmanship, and intellectual life. Updated by Magnus Linklater, former editor of "The Scotsman". 250 illustrations. …More

The Season
The Season
By MacLean, Sarah
2010-06 - Orchard Books
9780545048873 Check Our Catalog

Strong-willed and sharp-tongued, 17-year-old Lady Alexandra had to learn to hold her own growing up in a houseful of brothers in Regency England. But soon Alex finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery just as ball season begins. …More

Wickedly Ever After
Wickedly Ever After
By Marcos, Michelle
2009-06 - St. Martin's Press
9780312948511 Check Our Catalog

After discovering her fiance in the arms of a parlor maid, Lady Athena McAlister comes to a frightful realization: Most men prefer the company of their mistresses to their wives. How can she, and other brides-to-be, become both wife and mistress to a man? In her quest for knowledge, she begs her wealthy grandfather for money to start a finishing school for marriageable young ladies. There she and her friends discreetly invite London's most notorious rakes to educate them on the art of seducing a man.
Marshall Hawkesworth's sister has become far too knowledgeable about the ways of sex, and he suspects that her new finishing school is to blame. Marshall poses as a lecturer on several topics, including sensual kissing, and he soon finds Lady Athena to be a most apt pupil. But before he has her school shut down for good, he's determined to give her a few private lessons she won't soon forget... …More

Real Wifeys: Get Money: An Urban Tale
Real Wifeys: Get Money: An Urban Tale
By Mink, Meesha
2012-01 - Touchstone Books
9781451640823 Check Our Catalog

This book shows how you can be so hell bent on getting even that you lose yourself.  Some things aren't worth trying to even fight about.  In the end the lesson:  you're not going to always get what you want.

Real Wifeys on the Grind
Real Wifeys on the Grind
By Mink, Meesha
2011-01 - Touchstone Books
9781439173114 Check Our Catalog

The first of a new series featuring the scandalous life of a hood-fabulous wifey who uses her sex appeal and street smarts to make it big.
This book makes you take a look at life from Goldie's view.  She had a lot of things to go through to she herself worthy of being happy.

To Tame a Highland Warrior
To Tame a Highland Warrior
By Moning, Karen Marie
1999-12 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440234814 Check Our Catalog

Only her love could gentle his savage soul--
He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side--into a competition to win her hand in marriage.
Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him--even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both....

The Center of Everything
The Center of Everything
By Moriarty, Laura
2003-07 - Hyperion Books
9781401300319 Check Our Catalog

In Moriarty's extraordinary first novel, a young girl tries to make sense of an unruly world spinning around her. Growing up with a single mother who is chronically out of work and dating a married man, ten-year old Evelyn Bucknow learns early how to fend for herself. Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 5, 18 Points. …More

The Chaperone
The Chaperone
By Moriarty, Laura
2012-06 - Riverhead Books
9781594487019 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. …More

The Rest of Her Life
The Rest of Her Life
By Moriarty, Laura
2008-06 - Hyperion Books
9781401309435 Check Our Catalog

From the critically acclaimed author of "The Center of Everything" comes this luminous, provocative, and ultimately redemptive look at how even mothers and daughters with the best intentions can be blind to the harm they do to each other. …More

Cat Fear No Evil
Cat Fear No Evil
By Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
2004-12 - Avon Books
9780061015601 Check Our Catalog

When the strange disappearance of antiques and valuables leads to a murder, crime-solving cats Joe Grey and Dulcie detect the unmistakable scent of their yellow-eyed feline nemesis, Azrael. …More

Batter Off Dead
Batter Off Dead
By Myers, Tamar
2009-02 - New American Library
9780451225924 Check Our Catalog

During a church breakfast, Minerva J. Jay, known for her prodigious appetite, slumps over after ingesting several stacks of pancakes. Police Chief Chris Ackerman wonders if the serving of the fatal flapjacks is a case of assault and batter. …More

Hades: Lord of the Dead
Hades: Lord of the Dead
By O'Connor, George
2012-01 - First Second
9781596437616 Check Our Catalog


People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--And the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--And the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
By Parry, Richard Lloyd
Author Parry
2012-05 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374230593 Check Our Catalog

In 2000, a tall, blonde, 21-year-old went missing in Tokyo, and her remains were found several months later. Questions arose about her friendships, her career, and her intentions. …More

11th Hour
11th Hour
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2012-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316097499 Check Our Catalog

When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the death of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. …More

Kill Me If You Can
Kill Me If You Can
By Patterson, James
Author Karp, Marshall
2011-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316097543 Check Our Catalog

A poor art student living in New York City finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge. …More

Now You See Her
Now You See Her
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2012-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446574709 Check Our Catalog

A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone about her past. When an innocent man is framed for murder, she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes. …More

Private Games
Private Games
By Patterson, James
Author Sullivan, Mark
2012-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316206822 Check Our Catalog

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution. …More

Run for Your Life
Run for Your Life
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2009-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316018746 Check Our Catalog

A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. Discovering a secret pattern to The Teacher's lessons, Detective Mike Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in history. …More

Step on a Crack
Step on a Crack
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2007-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316013949 Check Our Catalog

Meet Patterson's most compelling hero yet: Detective Michael Bennett, father of ten, as he pursues the most diabolical criminal ever to terrify New York City. …More

Fall from Grace
Fall from Grace
By Patterson, Richard North
2012-03 - Scribner Book Company
9781451617054 Check Our Catalog

The novel begins with the arrival of Adam Blaine at the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who left behind him a string of secret legal and financial arrangements. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam seeks to find the truth of his father's death, even if it means exposing one or more of his own family members as the killer and discovering secrets about himself that he was never supposed to know. …More

The Dante Club
The Dante Club
By Pearl, Matthew
2004-02 - Random House Trade
9780812971040 Check Our Catalog

The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno. Only an elite group of America's first Dante scholars--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields--can solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered, and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find the killer. …More