Thursday, June 27, 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!



Taking Eve
Taking Eve
By Johansen, Iris
2013-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250019981 Check Our Catalog


Number one "New York Times"-bestselling author Johansen is back with the first book in a chilling new Eve Duncan trilogy that asks the question: Will Eve survive what lies ahead? Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished.
HPL patron:  Eve just can't win.  She has beaten unbeatable odds, found her daughter, got her life on track.  Now she is back in the mix again. This time a crazy father wants Eve to reconstruct his murderous son and then kill her in front of the man he believes to be her father.  Eve just can't win!
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As the Crow Flies
As the Crow Flies
By Johnson, Craig
2012-05 - Viking Books
9780670023516 Check Our Catalog

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has a more important matter on his mind than cowboys and criminals when his daughter plans to get married. But he gets roped into another investigation in this eighth quirky, adventure mystery. …More


Little Black Girl Lost 2
Little Black Girl Lost 2
By Johnson, Keith Lee
2008-09 - Urban Books
9781601620378 Check Our Catalog

After the success of "Little Black Girl Lost," Johnson returns to 1950s New Orleans, into the world of betrayal, envy, lust, and murder, and where everyone has ulterior motives. …More


The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 Tp
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 Tp
By Kirkman, Robert
Author Adlard, Charlie
Editor Grace, Sina
2012-10 - Image Comics
9781607065968 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


Deeply Odd
Deeply Odd
By Koontz, Dean R.
2013-05 - Bantam
9780553807738 Check Our Catalog

Following the explosive success of "Odd Apocalypse," here is the gripping new adventure of Odd Thomas, Koontz's most celebrated character. In a sinister encounter with a rogue truck driver tricked up like a rhinestone cowboy, Odd has a disturbing vision of a shocking multiple homicide that has not yet been committed. …More


He's Just Not in the Stars: Wicked Astrology and Uncensored Advice for Getting the (Almost) Perfect Guy
He's Just Not in the Stars: Wicked Astrology and Uncensored Advice for Getting the (Almost) Perfect Guy
By Kosarin, Jenni
2006-10 - HarperEntertainment
9780060887285 Check Our Catalog


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Featuring wickedly uncensored advice, this ultimate, hip astrology book is for the woman who wants to take charge of her destiny and discover the difference between Mr. Right and Mr. Seriously Wrong.

HPL patron:  Funny, daring, and some truth!
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Legacy
Legacy
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2013-01 - Severn House Publishers
9780727882073 Check Our Catalog

Honor Mayfield thought her chance meeting with respected horseman Conn Landry was a stroke of good luck. Too late, Honor realizes she's been set up, and the man she is falling for seeks to avenge a legacy of murder and betrayal. Now, Honor and Conn are tangled together in a dangerous web of deception and desire. …More


Liar
Liar
By Larbalestier, Justine
2010-12 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781599905198 Check Our Catalog

Micah freely admits that she's a compulsive liar. Over the years she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and her parents. But when her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. …More


Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
By Leman, Kevin
2012-04 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800732189 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times"-bestselling author Leman shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children--fast.
HPL patron:  This is a "win win" book.  This book is an excellent book for a parent.  The real life story.  Wonderful points to improve your parenting skills.  Dr. Leman was right on the money.  I loved the little boxes on the sides of the pages, "Great Points".  I went out and bought the book myself.  I also told my friends at work about this wonderful book.
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The Golden Egg
The Golden Egg
By Leon, Donna
2013-03 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802121011 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Over the years, Leon's bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has conquered the heart of lovers of finely plotted character-driven mysteries all over the world. Brunetti, both a perceptive sleuth and a principled family man, has exposed readers to Venice in all its aspects, but also the crime and corruption that seethe below the surface. …More


Marie's Home Improvement Guide
Marie's Home Improvement Guide
By Leonard, Marie
2009-11 - Seal Press (CA)
9781580052924 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  This is a great book for new homeowners or those without much experience.  It recognizes that you may not know where to start, but it also manages not to talk down to you (as so many introductory guides tend to do.)  I would recommend it for anyone, even those without the "handy" gene.
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Law of Attraction
Law of Attraction
By Leotta, Allison
2012-03 - Pocket Star Books
9781439195321 Check Our Catalog


Torn between bringing a killer to justice and saving her personal life, newly minted assistant U.S. attorney Anna Curtis makes a series of choices that jeopardizes her career, her relationships, and her very life as she uncovers the shocking truth behind the murder.
HPL patron:  Not good.
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The Shunning
The Shunning
By Lewis, Beverly
2008-02 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764204630 Check Our Catalog

When Katie Lapp stumbles upon a satin infant gown in the dusty leather trunk of her parents' attic, she knows it holds a story she must discover. Why else would her Amish mother, a plain and simple woman who embraces the Old Order laws, hide the beautiful baby dress in the attic? …More


Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies to Quickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement
Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies to Quickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement
By Lieberman, David J.
2003-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312310011 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" besteselling author Lieberman delivers his most groundbreaking work yet. "Make Peace with Anyone" shows how to quickly resolve conflicts of any sort, no matter how long they've been going on or how many people are involved. …More


Messenger
Messenger
By Lowry, Lois
2009-01 - Bantam Books for Young Readers
9780385737166 Check Our Catalog


The companion novel to Lowry's Newbery Medal winner "The Giver" follows young Matty as he makes one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.
HPL patron:  It was a great book!
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Son
Son
By Lowry, Lois
2012-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547887203 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


Told in three separate story lines, Lowry's "Son" combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet -- "The Giver" (1994 Newbery Medal winner), "Gathering Blue," and "Messenger" -- into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom.
HPL patron:  Awesome book.
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Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
By Lucado, Max
2012-07 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781401675424 Check Our Catalog


Can you imagine your life without fear?
In his book, "Fearless" Max Lucado offers hope and calm in a time of unprecedented fear in our nation and the world.
Now Max's timeless messages are also available in a DVD-based study that can be used for individual reflection or small-group discussion.
"Fearless" draws from Jesus' encounters with people in frightening situations giving evidence that we can trust God through these scary times.
In six stand-alone sessions, Max takes a close look at our greatest fears and offers scripturally based reassurance and guidance through even the toughest moments of our lives.
This companion discussion guide can be used for personal journalling or as a prompt for open-hearted discussions with your small group.
Let Max Lucado show you how to find a sense of peace and security in today's troubled world.
HPL patron:  The author, Max Lucado, gives us examples of things that make us afraid, but shows us how faith can control and outstep those fears that come about in our lives.  Without faith in God, we can't get rid of fears that want to get the best of us.
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Go the Fuck to Sleep
Go the Fuck to Sleep
By Mansbach, Adam
Performed by Jackson, Samuel L.
2011-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455841653 Check Our Catalog


A gift book for parents that will have them laughing even as they cry.
 

HPL patron:  This book is Amazing!!  Samuel L. Jackson is a wonderful narrator.  I recommend this book to anyone who has even seen or remembers being a kid at bedtime.
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Love by the Numbers: How to Find Great Love or Reignite the Love You Have Through the Power of Numerology
Love by the Numbers: How to Find Great Love or Reignite the Love You Have Through the Power of Numerology
By McCants, Glynis
2009-11 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402224492 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling author of "Glynis Has Your Number" reveals the numerology of love. Using just a name and date of birth, readers can learn who they are destined to love, when to proceed with caution, and when to get serious. …More


Fade
Fade
By McMann, Lisa
2010-01 - Simon Pulse
9781416974482 Check Our Catalog

In this dark and sexy sequel to the "New York Times" bestseller "Wake," disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open--but nothing goes as planned. …More


Gone
Gone
By McMann, Lisa
2011-01 - Simon Pulse
9781416979210 Check Our Catalog

The final volume of the paranormal teen series, Wake. Janie is spending her summer with Cabel, but deep down she's panicking about how she's going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people's dreams starts to take its toll. …More


Tuesday's Child
Tuesday's Child
By Michaels, Fern
2012-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758274793 Check Our Catalog


On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in 35 years of practicing law, it's that the truth can always surprise.
HPL patron:  A nurse is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her wealthy patient.  Her friends and attorney believe in her innocence and pursue a vendetta against the prosecutor.  Classic tale of privilege vs a "nobody"-or is it?  Set against lush Hawaiian backgrounds-attorney vs attorney, many twists and turns-until the final truth is revealed. Fun!
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Pot of Gold
Pot of Gold
By Michael, Judith
1993-10 - Poseidon Press
9780671707040 Check Our Catalog


When modest single mother Claire Goddard wins $60 million in the lottery, her life changes in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. 300,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Lit Guild & Doubleday Main. Tour.
HPL patron:  A middle class single parent-living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to send her daughter to college-wins the lottery-$60 million!  A thoughtful look at how money affects our lives-values and choices.
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Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
By Mitchell, David
2004-08 - Random House Trade
9780375507250 Check Our Catalog

Winner - 2005 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
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In his captivating third novel, Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre, and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead.
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