Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Reading Week 1, day 2

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 Best Man
The Best Man
By Higgins, Kristan
2013-02 - Harlequin Hqn
9780373777921 Check Our Catalog

A RITA] Award-winning author delights with another charming, hilarious, and heartwarming taleNthe first installment of a new stand-alone series. Original. …More


Nos4a2
Nos4a2
By Hill, Joe
2013-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062200570 Check Our Catalog

A spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Hill, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Horns." Victoria and Charles can both go to secret worlds, from a secret bridge to a terrifying playground of amusements. Their paths have crossed before, and one is looking for revenge. …More


Scandalicious
Scandalicious
By Hobbs, Allison
2011-10 - Strebor Books
9781593093686 Check Our Catalog

After nine years of marriage, Chevonne is bored and Lincoln is starved for physical attention. When the couple seeks help from a relationship counselor, he suggests they explore an open marriage. Six months later and happy with their new situation, the couple meets bakery owner Solay. But Chevonne doesn't expect the emotional connection that's developing between her husband and Solay. 320 pp. 15,000 print. …More


Sleep No More
Sleep No More
By Johansen, Iris
2012-10 - St. Martin's Press
9780312651244 Check Our Catalog

From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes a new thriller that will have Eve Duncan questioning everything she thought she knew about her family and her past when a sinister plot comes to light. …More


Ask the Passengers
Ask the Passengers
By King, A. S.
2012-10 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316194686 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. …More


It
It
By King, Stephen
Author Fry, Stephen
1986-06 - Viking Books
9780670813025 Check Our Catalog ITA

"Previously published in a Viking edition. A limited first edition of this book has been published by Phantasia Press"--T.p. verso. …More


The Mist
The Mist
By King, Stephen
2007-10 - Signet Book
9780451223296 Check Our Catalog


The day after a strange and mysterious storm, the citizens of a small town find themselves besieged by throngs of strange, horrifying, and deadly creatures. Originally published as a novella in "Skeleton Crew, The Mist" has been adapted for the big screen by Dimension Films and directed by Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile"), and is set for release on November 21. Original.
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The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
By Kirkman, Robert
Author Rathburn, Cliff
Author Adlard, Charlie
2009-05 - Image Comics
9781607060765 Check Our Catalog

Introducing the first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. …More


The Walking Dead Book 2
The Walking Dead Book 2
By Kirkman, Robert
2007-04 - Image Comics
9781582406985 Check Our Catalog

This hardcover features issues #13-24 of the hit series along with the covers for each of the issues, all in one oversized hardcover volume. The tale of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors from the zombie apocalypse that has ravaged the world continues. Older teens. …More


Killer Librarian
Killer Librarian
By Kirwin, Mary Lou
2012-11 - Pocket Books
9781451684643 Check Our Catalog

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Facing Your Giants: A David and Goliath Story for Everyday People
Facing Your Giants: A David and Goliath Story for Everyday People
By Lucado, Max
2008-11 - Christian Large Print
9781594152559 Check Our Catalog


This profound look at the life of David digs deeply into the defeats he suffered and the victories he won as he faced the giants in his life. Goliaths still roam in this world--debt, disaster, divorce, depression. Christians do what David did. They become God-focused, they pick up five stones, they make five decisions, and they take a swing.
HPL Patron:  The book talks about the things that King David went through just like our trials and temptations.  How he looked towards God for direction the majority of his life, but also how he failed to keep God first and tried to do things on his own.  But God still considered David a man after His own heart.
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Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
By Lucado, Max
2006-05 - W Publishing Group
9780849913457 Check Our Catalog


With the 23d Psalm as his guide, Lucado urges readers to release some of the burdens--physical luggage as well as spiritual--that they were never intended to bear.
HPL Patron:  Traveling Light is a book that takes Psalm 23 and shows you how God guides you along your journey of life through all your ups and downs.  As the book says, "Releasing the burdens you were never intended to bear..." into His hands.
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Blind Eye
Blind Eye
By MacBride, Stuart
2013-02 - Harper
9780007342570 Check Our Catalog

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Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6)
Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6)
By MacBride, Stuart
2011-01 - Harper
9780007362547 Check Our Catalog

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This Fire Down in My Soul
This Fire Down in My Soul
By Mason, J. D.
2008-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312301576 Check Our Catalog

When Faylene Watkins begins counseling women of her husband's congregation at "Hope Filled Christian Center "church, three women teach her the perils of love, sex and obsession.
Choir girl Elise thinks she's found a good man in Jay, a truck driver who came blowing into her life. He's caught up in romancing Elise, however, when she's ready for happily ever after, Jay realizes that he can't just walk away from his family.
When Renee starts her latest interior decorating project, she thinks her client's husband is hot, and together, they're on fire. Meanwhile his wife wants to be best friends.
Tess's life has long revolved around her unfaithful husband and their two sons. But now the kids have left the nest and she wants to spread her wings. She meets a new man who rocks her world off its steady axis. All the while, counselor Faye is keeping a secret of her own and much deeper than any one of them could ever imagine.
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Wake
Wake
By McMann, Lisa
2008-12 - Simon Pulse
9781416974475 Check Our Catalog 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Top Teen

For 17-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche--she is a participant. …More


Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft
Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft
By Murphy-Hiscock, Arin
2009-09 - Provenance Press
9781598698916 Check Our Catalog

How do you yell your mother youare a witch? Coming out as a witch isnat easy. People drawn to Americaas fastest growing religion often feel misunderstood, rejected, even discriminated against by friends, family, and coworkers who donat really know what it means to be a witch. In this one-of-a-kind collection, fifty real-life witches reveal what drew them to the craft, why they chose this spiritual tradition, and how they dealt with telling their families. From the witch who heard the Goddess speak to her during a terrible car accident to the witch who knew she was on the right path when she picked up her first tarot deck, readers will find the encouragement and inspiration they need to practice magick with pride and dignity, no matter where they are on their path. …More


Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
By Pullman, Philip
2012-11 - Viking Books
9780670024971 Check Our Catalog

#1 "New York Times" bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world's best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary. …More


The Puppy That Came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy
The Puppy That Came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy
By Rix, Megan
2011-10 - Plume Books
9780452297487 Check Our Catalog


Marley, Oogy, Huck-and now, Traffy, the "forever dog" that changed one couple's life.
All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan's dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete?
Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy-only to have each move on after six months-eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along ... and stayed. An instant U.K. bestseller, "The Puppy That Came for Christmas" is a heartwarming and inspirational story that will captivate dog lovers everywhere. …More


Bad Blood
Bad Blood
By Sandford, John
2010-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399156908 Check Our Catalog

A young man hits a farmer on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Virgil Flowers quickly breaks the kid down, and the next day the boy is found hanging in his cell, in this saga of multigeneration, multifamily monstrosities. …More


Shock Wave
Shock Wave
By Sandford, John
2011-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399157691 Check Our Catalog


The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author.
The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.
The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage-and they do. Who's behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out . . . before more people get killed. …More


The Alchemyst
The Alchemyst
By Scott, Michael
2007-05 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385733571 Check Our Catalog 2009 Rhode Island Teen Book Award


According to legend, Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life from the powerful book of Abraham the Mage--a book he has protected since his death in 1418. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. When the book is stolen, Sophie and Josh Newman find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
HPL Patron:  Nicolas Flamel is a century-year-old alchemist who, with his wife Perenelle Flamel, is guarding The Book of Abraham.  There is a legend where "two will become one."  His storekeeper Josh and his sister Sophie, currently human, fall into the world where Fantasy becomes real and they become closer to a world of dangerous possibilities.
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The Magician
The Magician
By Scott, Michael
2009-04 - Delacorte Press
9780385737289 Check Our Catalog


After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris--home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. As the second novel of this bestselling series gets underway, it's now time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic.
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A Living Nightmare
A Living Nightmare
By Shan, Darren
2002-06 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316605106 Check Our Catalog


Soon to be a major motion picture based on the three books in the Cirque Du Freak series, these books feature new cover images. Darren Shan is an ordinary schoolboy who enjoys hanging out with his three best friends. Then one day they stumble across an invitation to visit the Cirque Du Freak, a mysterious freak show. As if by destiny, Darren wins a ticket, and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires.
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