Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Groundbreaking Reads

Summer Reading 2013

Welcome to the results of Week 1, the first week of Summer Reading 2013.  99 people signed up this week and 21 of them read 62 books. 



The Butler's Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces
The Butler's Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces
By Ager, Stanley
Author St Aubyn, Fiona
Foreword by Alastair Bruce of Crionaich
2012-11 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9780385344708 Check Our Catalog

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Fate
Fate
By Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
2009-03 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385735377 Check Our Catalog

Bailey Morgan lives a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world. Then she meets the rest of the Sidhe. Before Bailey knows it, she's drawn into an otherworldly web. …More


Tattoo
Tattoo
By Barnes, Jennifer
2007-01 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385733472 Check Our Catalog

Four girlfriends hope their temporary tattoos will make a killing at their school dance. Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind. Along with her tattoo, each girl receives a supernatural power that, together, they will have to use to defeat an ancient evil and save the world. …More


Powers Volume 3: Little Deaths
Powers Volume 3: Little Deaths
By Bendis, Brian Michael
Author Oeming, Michael Avon
Illustrator Oeming, Michael Avon
2002-11 - Image Comics
9781582402697 Check Our Catalog

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Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues
Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues
By Brandman, Michael
2012-10 - Berkley
9780425250457 Check Our Catalog


Massachusetts police chief Jesse Stone's investigation of a violent series of car thefts is complicated by political pressures, the summer tourist season, and the questionable goals of an ambitious PR executive. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
HPL patron:  Brandman's style is true to Parker's ability to tell a good story.  So glad Jesse Stone lives on.
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A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
By Burgess, Anthony
Introduction by Burgess, Anthony
1995-04 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393312836 Check Our Catalog

Anthony Burgess's modern classic of youthful violence and social redemption, reissued to include the controversial last chapter not previously published in this country, with a new introduction by the author. …More


The Christmas Quilt/The New Year's Quilt
The Christmas Quilt/The New Year's Quilt
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2008-10 - Pocket Books
9781439100257 Check Our Catalog

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The Quilter's Kitchen
The Quilter's Kitchen
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2008-10 - Simon & Schuster
9781416583295 Check Our Catalog

Continuing in the tradition of Chiaverini's bestselling holiday offerings, "The Christmas Quilt" and "The New Year's Quilt," this work tells the story of how Chef Anna, one of the newest members of the circle of quilters, comes to write the official cookbook for Elm Creek Quilts. …More


The Wedding Quilt
The Wedding Quilt
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2012-10 - Plume Books
9780452298491 Check Our Catalog

Meditating on the weddings she has attended in Elm Creek Manor throughout the years, Sarah McClure evaluates the symbolic features on a wedding quilt designed to display the signatures of beloved guests. …More


Catching Fire
Catching Fire
By Collins, Suzanne
2009-09 - Scholastic Press
9780439023498 Check Our Catalog 2010 Children's Choice Award Winner-Teen


New York Times bestselling author Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen, in this second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy.
HPL patron:  Love it-can't stop reading it.
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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
2008-10 - Scholastic Press
9780439023481 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
An Indie Next Selection
2012 Nutmeg Teen Award Winner
2010 Rhode Island Teen Book Award



The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present.
HPL Patron:  I bought these books for my granddaugher months ago and she told me I should read them-finally did and they are awesome.
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The Big Little Book of Magick: A Wiccan's Guide to Altars, Candles, Pendulums, and Healing Spells
The Big Little Book of Magick: A Wiccan's Guide to Altars, Candles, Pendulums, and Healing Spells
By Conway, D. J.
2010-10 - Crossing Press
9781580910057 Check Our Catalog

A bestselling Wiccan author explains how to enlighten and empower oneself using four different types of magick.
A compilation of four popular titles in the "Little Book of Magic" series, "The Big Little Book of Magick" helps readers integrate magick into their lives and benefit from its many powers. Filled with diagrams, charts, and glossaries, this enlightening how-to
guide is a must-have for readers looking to enliven, enrich, and enchant their everyday existence.
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Decadence
Decadence
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2013-04 - Dutton Books
9780525953838 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns to the life of Nia Simone Bijou (of "Pleasure" fame) as she embarks on a quest to enhance her artistic gifts through heightened sensory experience, Hollywood-style. …More


Preacher Vol 05: Dixie Fried
Preacher Vol 05: Dixie Fried
By Ennis, Garth
Illustrator Dillon, Steve
Illustrator Fabry, Glenn
1998-09 - Vertigo
9781563894282 Check Our Catalog

Reverend Jesse Custer's quest to locate God leads him, his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip, and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy to New Orleans and a violent encounter with a cult of vampire wannabes. …More


Preacher Deluxe Vol. 6.
Preacher Deluxe Vol. 6.
By Ennis, Garth
2012-01 - Titan Publishing Company
9781781160428 Check Our Catalog

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Crescendo
Crescendo
By Fitzpatrick, Becca
2012-01 - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
9781416989448 Check Our Catalog

The frantically anticipated follow up to the New York Times Bestseller, Hush, Hush, now in paperback! …More


The Hunt
The Hunt
By Fukuda, Andrew
2012-12 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250005298 Check Our Catalog

Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature. …More


Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
By Garson, Barbara
2013-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385532747 Check Our Catalog

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans, save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human toll it is taking. "Down the Up Escalator" is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water and maybe even--someday--get ahead. …More


Cross My Heart
Cross My Heart
By Gould, Sasha
2012-03 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385741507 Check Our Catalog

When Laura della Scala's older sister drowns, Laura leaves the shelter of the convent where she has spent the last six years and enters the upper echelons of sixteenth-century Venetian society, while she searches for the truth about what happened to her sister. …More


A Cold Day in Paradise
A Cold Day in Paradise
By Hamilton, Steve
2012-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250012685 Check Our Catalog


On a bitter cold night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, ex-Detroit cop Alex McKnight answers a cry for help from wealthy Edwin Fulton--only to find the man--a compulsive gambler who had gone to meet with a bookmaker--in his motel room with his throat cut.
HPL Patron:  After I bought Misery Bay at a church rummage sale and devoured it in 2 days I decided to make this writer my summer reading project, and went to the library for his 1st which won 2 Edgar Awards when it came out in 1998.  I love the use of MI UP weather, woods, and log cabins.  Alex McKnight is a great detective.
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The Hunting Wind
The Hunting Wind
By Hamilton, Steve
2001-06 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312268947 Check Our Catalog


It's April in Paradise, a small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Alex McKnight is contacted by an old baseball minor league teammate--Randy Wilkins--who is on a quest to find Maria, his old true love. The only problem: Randy walked away from her in 1971 and hasn't seen or heard from her since.
HPL Patron:  In this great series of Michigan mysteries detective Alex McKnight drives through Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Whitehall, and Montague looking for the bad guys.  Another fast read with lovable characters, the Great Lakes, humor alternating with fears.  I already started the next Steve Hamilton.
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Crash and Burn
Crash and Burn
By Hassan, Michael
2013-02 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062112903 Check Our Catalog

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Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story
Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story
By Henderson, Dee
2013-05 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764211126 Check Our Catalog


After finding God and falling in love, life is good for Dr. Jennifer O'Malley. But can her faith--and her family--survive the challenges ahead?
HPL patron:  I couldn't put this book down-great read!
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Salvation of a Saint
Salvation of a Saint
By Higashino, Keigo
Translator Smith, Alexander O.
With Alexander, Elye J.
2012-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312600686 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning "The Devotion of Suspect X" comes the latest novel featuring Detective Galileo. The detective returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. …More