Wednesday, June 26, 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!



Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
By Davis, William
2011-08 - Rodale Press
9781609611545 Check Our Catalog

Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"--and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle. …More


Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
By Dyer, Wayne W.
2012-02 - Hay House
9781401937270 Check Our Catalog


"Wishes Fulfilled" is designed to take readers on a voyage of discovery, wherein they can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that they possess within them and create a life in which all that they imagine for themselves becomes a present fact.
HPL patron:  Great read!
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One for the Money
One for the Money
By Evanovich, Janet
1994-08 - Scribner Book Company
9780684196398 Check Our Catalog


This explosive debut novel--sold to Tri Star Pictures for six figures--introduces Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. Stephanie's assignment is to nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop charged with murder--and the man who took her virginity at age 16. Powerful chemistry still exists between the two, making for one of the most original mysteries of the season.
HPL patron:  It was a really good book.  I had to get the 2nd in the series right away!
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Wicked Business
Wicked Business
By Evanovich, Janet
2012-06 - Bantam
9780345527776 Check Our Catalog

Elizabeth Tucker is content baking cupcakes, but her life is derailed by Diesel, an irresistible man with his own set of unusual talents and a mission that only Lizzy can help him complete. Meanwhile, Grimoire Gerwulf lurks as he seeks the Seven Stones of Power. …More


Dark Legend
Dark Legend
By Feehan, Christine
2002-01 - Leisure Books
9780843949520 Check Our Catalog

Gabriel, a master of the darkness, awakens with a hunger for blood. As he hunts the streets of Paris for prey, a soothing voice calls to him, giving him strength to control his craving. Francesca Del Ponce is a healer who radiates goodness. But Gabriel's obsession with her would turn him as his twin brother had turned, leaving the world with two monsters instead of one. …More


Blue Monday
Blue Monday
By French, Nicci
2012-01 - Penguin Export
9780241960899 Check Our Catalog

Nicci French's Blue Monday is the first novel in a new suspense series featuring Frieda Klein, an insomniac London psychologist who does her best thinking while taking long walks through city streets at night. She has a lot on her mind, including a patient named Alan Dekker who tells her he desperately wants a child--right before five-year-old Matthew Farraday goes missing from a local school. Alan wants a son who looks like him, with red hair and freckles--attributes Matthew happens to have. …More


The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes
The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes
By Fuhrman, Joel
2012-12 - HarperOne
9780062219978 Check Our Catalog


The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Eat to Live" and "Super Immunity" presents a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse diabetes without drugs. This diet is high nutrient-per-calorie ratio, and individually adaptable for each patient.
HPL patron:  Very informative.
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Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
By Garcia, Kami
Author Stohl, Margaret
2012-11 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316231657 Check Our Catalog

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever--and one secret could change everything. …More


Beautiful Darkness
Beautiful Darkness
By Garcia, Kami
Author Stohl, Margaret
2011-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316077040 Check Our Catalog

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he meets mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who reveals a secret world that has been hidden in plain sight all along. …More


Scarlet
Scarlet
By Gaughen, A. C.
2012-02 - Walker Childrens
9780802723468 Check Our Catalog

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His Unexpected Family
His Unexpected Family
By Green, Grace
2011-07 - Harlequin Romantic Suspense
9781459253193 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  This is a story of how an early indiscretion can turn out over time to have favorable results.  A bad start can end up more favorable.
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All You Never Wanted
All You Never Wanted
By Griffin, Adele
2012-10 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375870828 Check Our Catalog


Alex has it al:  brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she's stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share.
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A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill
By Grisham, John
1993-11 - Doubleday Books
9780385470810 Check Our Catalog

John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While The Firm first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was A Time to Kill that launched his writing career. Originally published in a small print-run in 1989, and for years unavailable in hardcover, Doubleday is proud to publish a new trade hardcover edition of this gripping courtroom drama. Near the rural town of Clanton, Mississippi, little Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead by two drunken and remorseless men. The rapists are almost immediately caught in a road side bar, where they have been bragging of their exploits. When the men appear in court days later, Tonya's father Carl bursts out of the courthouse basement, and executes them with an assault rifle. Murder or executions? Justice or revenge? Carl trusts his life to only one man in town - local criminal lawyer Jake Brigance, who dreams of famous cases, headlines, and the big time. Jake is about to face the fight of his life, and he knows it. Not only is he up against Rufus Buckley - a tough, ambitious district attorney who realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office - but he has a much bigger problem: the rapists are white, the judge is white - and Carl is black. This is a trial sure to change forever the lives of everyone involved. A Time to Kill is a riveting novel that challenges everything we think we know about justice and equality. …More


With This Puzzle, I Thee Kill
With This Puzzle, I Thee Kill
By Hall, Parnell
2004-09 - Bantam Books
9780553584332 Check Our Catalog

Crime, cryptograms, and killer conundrums abound for the Puzzle Lady in the fourth installment of the series "USA Today raves is "a fun series for mystery fans and cruciverbalists!"
It looks like wedding bells again for the much-married Cora Felton when distinguished widower Raymond Harstein III moves into town and makes a play for the Puzzle Lady. That is, it does until the mail brings puzzling cryptograms, which, when deciphered, warn Cora off the match.
Or do they?
As the puzzles keep coming, a killer's game must be played in earnest, and it's up to the Puzzle Lady to solve the riddle--if anyone is going to live to make it to the altar!
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Ice Run: An Alex McKnight Novel
Ice Run: An Alex McKnight Novel
By Hamilton, Steve
2004-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312301217 Check Our Catalog


P.I. Alex McKnight's romantic weekend with Natalie Reynaud turns into an investigation of a mysterious note and a terrible family secret in this sixth mystery of the Edgar Award-winning author's series. Martin's Press.
HPL patron:  Detective Alex McKnight is helping his new girlfriend solve mysteries of family history.  Unfortunately I skipped the previous book where they met each other and am waiting for it via interlibraryloan  Buy more Steve Hamilton!
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North of Nowhere: An Alex McKnight Novel
North of Nowhere: An Alex McKnight Novel
By Hamilton, Steve
2002-05 - Minotaur Books
9780312268978 Check Our Catalog


It's summertime in Paradise, Michigan, and reclusive Alex McKnight is playing poker when three masked men arrive at the bar/restaurant where he hangs out. The private detective is forced to realize that not only is there no place to hide, but sometimes that can be a blessing.
HPL patron:  The other Steve Hamilton mysteries set during cold winters in Paradise, MI were scarier and more suspenseful because of the snow and cold.  Now it's summer in the UP with black flies and mosquitoes, chase scenes in boats.  I like the wonderful new character, Niata, a ferocious guard dog who is a chihuahua.
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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
By Harvey, Steve
With Millner, Denene
2009-01 - Amistad Press
9780061728976 Check Our Catalog


From the host of the popular "Steve Harvey Morning Show" comes a funny, honest, and foolproof guide for all women that takes them inside the heads of men and shows how men think about love, sex, and commitment.
HPL patron:  Great advice from this man's perspective.
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Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
By Harvey, Steve
With Millner, Denene
2010-12 - Amistad Press
9780061728990 Check Our Catalog


In the instant #1 bestseller "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man," Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into how men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book, he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships.
HPL patron:  Good read.
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In My Skin
In My Skin
By Holden, Kate
2007-01 - Arcade Publishing
9781559708302 Check Our Catalog


Holden presents a frank, harrowing account of her descent into heroin addiction and prostitution, and the long, arduous struggle to redeem her life that made her stronger.
HPL patron:  Wow!  Very graphic read about heroin addiction and prostitution.  Amazing story of kicking a bad habit and turning one's life around.
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Impulse
Impulse
By Hopkins, Ellen
2007-01 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416903567 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the acclaimed "Crank" comes a gut-wrenching story of teens in crisis. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act of desperation--suicide. …More


And the Mountains Echoed-Large Print
And the Mountains Echoed-Large Print
By Hosseini, Khaled
2013-06 - Thorndike Press
9781410458797 Check Our Catalog

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. …More


Land of Promiscuity
Land of Promiscuity
By Jackson, Sherryle Kiser
2012-10 - Urban Books
9781601627360 Check Our Catalog

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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
By Jamison, Kay Redfield
2000-10 - Vintage Books
9780375701474 Check Our Catalog


From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.
An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.

HPL patron:  This is a great book including many facts about suicide and trying to decipher the reasons behind it.
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Left for Dead
Left for Dead
By Jance, J. A.
2012-02 - Touchstone Books
9781451628586 Check Our Catalog

When violence from the drug wars with the Mexican cartels crosses the border into Arizona, severely injuring an old friend, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate in "New York Times"-bestselling author Jance's newest mystery. …More