Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Reading-Week 2


Welcome to the results of Week 2, the first week of Summer Reading 2013.  41 new people signed up this week bringing the total people signed up to 140.  Out of 35 people submitting entries for this week, 27 were new.  They read 110 books this week for a totoal of 172 books so far this summer.  It's not too late to sign up and read for prizes!



The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents
The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents
By Alexander-Roberts, Colleen
Author Roberts, Colleen Alexander
1994-10 - Taylor Trade Publishing
9780878338627 Check Our Catalog

Practical advice for parents from parents, and proven techniques for raising hyperactive children without losing your temper. …More


The Cat Next Door
The Cat Next Door
By Babson, Marian
2002-02 - Minotaur Books
9780312209254 Check Our Catalog

Babson mixes murder and mayhem with wit and charm in this newest mystery about a cat who refuses to come home until some murders are solved. …More


The Hit
The Hit
By Baldacci, David
2013-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455521210 Check Our Catalog

Government assassin Will Robie returns in #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Baldacci's next blockbuster thriller! …More


Black Love Signs: An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance, and Relationships for African Americans
Black Love Signs: An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance, and Relationships for African Americans
By Balfour, Thelma
1999-02 - Fireside Books
9780684847832 Check Our Catalog


In a perfect follow-up to her popular "Black Sun Signs", astrologer Thelma Balfour presents a light-hearted and illuminating look at African-American relationships, love, and sex under the stars.
HPL patron:  Not enlightening on subject matters for experienced astrology readers.
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Echoes at Dawn
Echoes at Dawn
By Banks, Maya
2012-07 - Berkley
9780425250860 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  I loved this book as much as Whispers in the Dark.  Loved the way she used telepathy.  The author made me feel like it could really exist.
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Whispers in the Dark
Whispers in the Dark
By Banks, Maya
2012-01 - Berkley
9780425246108 Check Our Catalog


Nathan is being held captive and is in agony. His saving grace is the voice of an angel who eases his pain and helps him regain enough strength to escape. When he does, she leaves him with a void that he can barely stand. After he escapes and returns to the KGI, he hears her again--now "she" needs "him." Original.
HPL patron:  I couldn't put this one down.  Lots of action and just enough romance.  Loved the way she had that special connection to the hero in the story.
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High Country
High Country
By Barr, Nevada
2005-02 - Berkley
9780425199565 Check Our Catalog

In Barr's latest "New York Times" bestseller, Anna Pigeon investigates the disappearance of four employees in Yosemite National Park. Following the scent of evil, she hikes up a snowy trail to the high country. What waits for her is a nightmare of death and greed--and perhaps her final adventure. …More


The Book of Love: Every Couple's Guide to Emotional and Sexual Intimacy
The Book of Love: Every Couple's Guide to Emotional and Sexual Intimacy
By Berman, Laura
2012-12 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465402097 Check Our Catalog


Plan for an intimate and fantasy-fueled future. The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Real Sex For Real Women" discusses how couples can add spontaneity and passion to their relationship in order to keep their sex lives fresh, vibrant, and exciting.
HPL patron:  Very graphic.  Not what I was expecting, but pleasantly surprised.
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Pretty Dead
Pretty Dead
By Block, Francesca Lia
2010-08 - Harper Teen
9780061547874 Check Our Catalog

From groundbreaking author Block comes a startlingly original work that drives a stake deep into the heart of typical vampire stories ("School Library Journal"). …More


The Family Way
The Family Way
By Bowen, Rhys
2013-03 - Minotaur Books
9781250011633 Check Our Catalog

In "New York Times"-bestselling author Bowen's latest Molly Murphy mystery, Molly is drawn into a dangerous kidnapping case. Molly Murphy--now Molly Sullivan--is a year into her marriage. She promised Daniel to give up her old career as a detective, but what she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society. …More


The Cat Who Went Up the Creek
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek
By Braun, Lilian Jackson
2003-10 - Thorndike Press
9780786240678 Check Our Catalog

Prize-winning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, star in this trio of lighthearted mysteries. The most fascinating sleuths in fiction once again show their stuff as they track down thieves in Pickax; pursue a mysterious chain of vandalism, death, and disappearance; and search for the killer of a backpacker. …More


Sanctuary of Evil
Sanctuary of Evil
By Brown, Steve
2003-06 - Chick Springs Publishing
9780971252165 Check Our Catalog

In the sixth Susan Chase mystery, an explosion destroys not only part of the Grand Strand but a piece of Susan's life she didn't know was missing. …More


Tough Customer
Tough Customer
By Brown, Sandra
2011-06 - Pocket Star Books
9781416563112 Check Our Catalog

From acclaimed bestselling author Brown, "Tough Customer" is a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


Daddy's Gone a Hunting
Daddy's Gone a Hunting
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2013-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451668940 Check Our Catalog

In this new novel by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Clark, a dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters. When the family-owned furniture firm explodes into flames, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. …More


The Day Will Come: A Stella Crown Mystery
The Day Will Come: A Stella Crown Mystery
By Clemens, Judy
2007-08 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582992 Check Our Catalog

If Stella Crown loves anything as much as her farm, her Harley, and her friends, its a good dose of rock-and-roll. But when the chance arrives to see a Philadelphia legend in concert, she gets more than she bargained for. A bomb threat empties out the club, and when the panic subsides, a member of the band is missing.
When the body of the singer, Genna, is found in the club later that night, Stellas friend Jordan Granger is the prime suspect. Jordan had no official relationship with the victim, but Stella is convinced he was in love with her. The drummer of the band, a talented but volatile man, was Gennas actual boyfriend, and Stella doesnt trust him. Did the drummer kill his girlfriend after setting the bomb? Were the two crimes even related?
Stella finds herself acting not only as Jordans keeper, but as an investigator into his life, as well as her own. Meanwhile, Stellas boyfriend has a secret of his own. Why isnt he returning her calls? And why was he so exhausted and edgy even before the disastrous concert?
The answer isnt something Stella ever dreamed of.
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Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel
Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel
By Coben, Harlan
2012-08 - Speak
9780142422038 Check Our Catalog

An internationally bestselling author makes his young adult debut. First introduced to readers in Coben's adult novel, "Live Wire, " Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. …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:  A good second chapter in the series.  It was a creative story, told in an interesting and clever manner.  I really hoped Katniss would realize waht Peeta means to her and realize what he's done for her.
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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: A very enjoyable book.  Even if you've seen teh movie, you're still compelled to read on because the characters and the depth of their feelings that you didn't get from the movie.
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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Mockingjay
Mockingjay
By Collins, Suzanne
2010-08 - Scholastic Press
9780439023511 Check Our Catalog


Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking "The Hunger Games" trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
HPL Patron:  Not nearly as well done as the first two books in the series.  The story seems jumpy because Katniss' motives and feelings aren't as clearly portrayed.  I read it because I wanted to find out what happens to Peeta.
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2012 and Beyond
2012 and Beyond
By Cooper, Diana
2009-11 - Findhorn Press
9781844091829 Check Our Catalog


The year 2012 is expected to be auspicious according to ancient prophecies, particularly from the standpoint of spiritual growth, and this handbook puts these forecasts and the vaunted end of the world into perspective with interpretations from angelic realms. With details on what will happen on a continent-by-continent basis, readers will learn about the effect on the 2012 Olympics, the opening of cosmic portals, how individual lives as well as communities will be altered in the time following this momentous year, and forecasts for the year 2032--when the new Golden Age of Atlantis is said to come into being. Practical guidance to assist people in preparing for their role in this incredible transformational shift is also included.
HPL patron:  Boring!
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Split Second
Split Second
By Coulter, Catherine
2012-06 - Jove Books
9780515150964 Check Our Catalog

A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on. …More


Pirate Latitudes
Pirate Latitudes
By Crichton, Michael
2009-11 - Harper
9780061929373 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

This irresistible tale of swashbuckling pirates in the New World offers a classic story of treasure and betrayal. "Pirate Latitudes" was discovered as a complete manuscript in Crichton's files after his death in 2008. …More


The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
By Alighieri, Dante
Translator James, Clive
2013-04 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9780871404480 Check Our Catalog

Renowned poet and critic James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy." …More


American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
By Ferguson, Craig
2010-05 - It Books
9780061998492 Check Our Catalog

This moving and achingly funny memoir from Ferguson, host of "The Late Late Show," traces his journey from working-class Glasgow to the comedic limelight of Hollywood, revealing his heartwarming story of becoming an American citizen. …More