Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Reading Week 4


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 4.  This week 30 people submitted entries, and 16 were new!  They read 84 books.  So far 76 people have submitted 347 entries, and 182 people have registered.



Spring Fever
Spring Fever
By Andrews, Mary Kay
2013-03 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312642723 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Summer Rental" delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns and deep secrets as two ex-lovers get a new chance when one of their weddings is halted. …More


The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
By Bartlett, Allison Hoover
2010-10 - Riverhead Books
9781594484810 Check Our Catalog

While most thieves steal for profit, rare-book thief John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much" immerses the reader in the world of literary obsession and reveals how dangerous it can be. …More


Busy Body
Busy Body
By Beaton, M. C.
2011-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312536503 Check Our Catalog

A Grinch-like health and safety inspector gets his comeuppance in this irresistible new Agatha Raisin mystery from the "New York Times"-bestselling reigning queen of cozies ("Booklist"). …More


The Healing
The Healing
By Brunstetter, Wanda E.
2011-09 - Barbour Publishing
9781602606838 Check Our Catalog


Seek a fresh start with Amish widower Samuel Fisher as he journeys from Lancaster County to Bluegrass Country, hoping to find a balm for the grief he's carried with him. Will this single father, burdened by yesterday's memories, discover a new and perhaps better life in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow? Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel's children, develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his kids. Can she win his heart, or has she already lost it to an English woman? How will God untangle star-crossed lovers when jealousies and misconceptions threaten to tear them apart?
HPL patron:  Captivating.  Just when you think they've solved the issue, it's complicated all over again.  4 out of 5 stars.
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All Through the Night
All Through the Night
By Bunn, Davis
2008-07 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764205415 Check Our Catalog


Wayne, who has a background in special-ops he's trying to forget, gets his arm twisted into helping a quirky group of seniors who've been scammed out of their retirement. Recovering the stolen money turns out to be just the beginning of the case.
HPL patron:  In this lovely novel, Wayne has been a been in a broken relationship, he was an excellent soldier, and quite a whiz, he faces challenges when a con man's home is breeched to have him recover stolen money he is endowed by meeting Tatyan his wealthy employer who thinks he's a visiting Angel.  Love and trust play a role in this who dun it affair.
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The Hidden Flame
The Hidden Flame
By Bunn, Davis
Author Oke, Janette
2010-01 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764207426 Check Our Catalog


In first-century Judea, the followers of the Way have burgeoned into a vibrant, growing community that cannot be ignored. Jerusalem is in turmoil as its religious leaders on one side, and their Roman rulers on the other, conspire to stamp out the fledgling Church. And Abigail, who thought she had finally found home and safety, is caught between the opposing forces. Two suitors desire the lovely Abigail's hand in marriage. One, a successful Hebrew merchant and widower with important connections among the Sanhedrin, is looking for a mother for his children. The Roman soldier Linux is fascinated by her winsome charm and possibly could offer the sanctuary--maybe even the love--or which she yearns. But her heart has been captured by neither of these. Will her faith and courage survive a heartbreak beyond comprehension as the followers face a gathering storm of persecution they never could have foreseen? A glimmer of hope beckons Abigail forward....
HPL patron:  In Hidden Flame the young Abigail lives in Jerusalem in a time where religion and Roman rule have the ultimate power.  she thought she has found safe haven but she ends up finding love in two suiters, one with a merchant and one with a widower whom he is looking for a mother for his children who will she choose?  find out by reading Hidden Flame.
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The Plan
The Plan
By Cannell, Stephen J.
1995-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780688140465 Check Our Catalog


The Mafia, having secured secret control of a television network, and utilizing its vast amounts of untraceable cash, runs its own puppet for the presidency of the United States. Its Plan is discovered by Ryan Bolt, who has been hired to do a documentary about the candidate by his old prep-school buddy Mickey Alo. Bolt gets help from an unlikely source - Mickey's beautiful Mafia Princess sister, Lucinda - but this is a ruthless and deadly power game wherein nothing and no one is sacred, and Ryan must fight to save himself, his new love, and his country. From the harshly lit television newsrooms, where reality is tailored for public consumption, to the smoky back rooms where the real decisions are made, The Plan is a quite plausible journey into our nation's worst nightmare, and a sensational adventure from its opening scene to its violent climax.
HPL patron:  Cannell's 1995 novel is a modern classic:  big money, unfairly accumulated, buying influence.  The best quote from one of the leading protagonists:  "He just wanted good to triumph over evil."
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The Tin Collectors
The Tin Collectors
By Cannell, Stephen J.
2002-01 - St. Martin's Press
9780312979515 Check Our Catalog

LAPD detective Shane Scully answers a domestic violence call that escalates to Scully shooting his ex-partner. Scully calls it self defense, but his department calls it murder. Internal Affairs prosecutor Alexa Hamilton collects badges of bad cops--and she eyes Scully's badge. But when Alexa's investigation unearths the truth about the dead cop's double life, it opens a hall of mirrors. Martin's Press. …More


Chosen
Chosen
By Cast, P. C.
Author Cast, Kristin
2008-03 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312360306 Check Our Catalog


Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night, and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this "highly addictive series" ("Romantic Times"), in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare, Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having "three "boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn't get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. But, as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem...
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Tempted
Tempted
By Cast, P. C.
Author Cast, Kristin
2009-10 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312567484 Check Our Catalog

In the sixth installment of the Casts' award-winning, "New York Times"-bestselling teen vampyre series, Zoey Redbird, High Priestess-in-training, finds herself juggling three guys--one of which is so into protecting her that he can sense her emotions. …More


The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans: More Than 250 Lesson Plans Created by Teachers for Teachers
The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans: More Than 250 Lesson Plans Created by Teachers for Teachers
By Charner, Kathy
Editor Murphy, Maureen
Editor Clark, Charlie
2008-10 - Gryphon House
9780876590683 Check Our Catalog


More than 250 lesson plans written by teachers for teachers!
This newest addition to the best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series expands the scope of the series by offering complete lesson plans. Written and created by teachers, "The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans" has more than 250 complete lesson plans that cover topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes.
Each lesson plan is complete with: A learning objectiveA circle or group time activityBook suggestionsSnack ideasFive learning center activitiesAssessment strategiesRelated songs, poems, and fingerplays
HPL patron:  This is a book full of activities for preschool.
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Stay Close
Stay Close
By Coben, Harlan
2012-03 - Dutton Books
9780525952275 Check Our Catalog


Master of domestic suspense Coben ("Live Wire") delivers his trademark combination of pulse-pounding thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities.
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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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The House Girl
The House Girl
By Conklin, Tara
2013-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062207395 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

1852. Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse to her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. New York City, 2004. Are the iconic paintings long ascribed to Lu Anne Bell really the work of her house slave, Josephine? …More


A Date with Fortune
A Date with Fortune
By Crosby, Susan
2013-01 - Harlequin
9780373657216 Check Our Catalog

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8 Steps to Create the Life You Want: The Anatomy of a Successful Life
8 Steps to Create the Life You Want: The Anatomy of a Successful Life
By Dollar, Creflo A., Jr.
2009-01 - Faithwords
9780446699648 Check Our Catalog


Confidence, peace, and abundant life--we all long for these things. But in this life-changing book, author and renowned pastor Dr. Creflo A. Dollar challenges readers to stop wishing for a satisfying life. Instead, Dr. Dollar proclaims, we should be claiming the success that God promises today. We do not have to be defined by past failures or mediocrity; we must move forward into the richness available to us right now. God has glorious plans for each of us, and all we have to do is take hold of them.
"If you don't like the way you feel," says Dollar, "you've got to change the way you think." By taking manageable steps along the way, each of us can achieve life to the fullest--until it overflows.

HPL patron:  Enjoyed this book.
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Preacher Vol 08: All Hell's A-Coming
Preacher Vol 08: All Hell's A-Coming
By Ennis, Garth
Illustrator Dillon, Steve
2000-06 - Vertigo
9781563896170 Check Our Catalog

Now in its eighth collection, the popularity of PREACHER continues to grow at a tremendous pace. This hard-hitting yet darkly humorous new entry in the series finds Jesse Custer on the trail of his gun-toting girlfriend, Tulip, who believes that he's dead. And when Jesse finally catches up with Tulip, she tells him the truth about his supposed friend, Cassidy, leading up to a brutal confrontation between Custer and Cassidy. …More


The Black Tattoo
The Black Tattoo
By Enthoven, Sam
2008-01 - Razorbill
9781595141330 Check Our Catalog

Debut author Enthoven delivers a sprawling fantasy epic set in modern-day London about a 14-year-old boy, Charlie, who thinks he has been given superpowers. The truth is, however, that Charlie has been possessed by a demon. …More


Notorious Nineteen
Notorious Nineteen
By Evanovich, Janet
2012-11 - Bantam
9780345527745 Check Our Catalog


After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man.
HPL patron:  Hilarious-as usual-and Stephanie Plum and family are always entertaining.
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Dark Melody
Dark Melody
By Feehan, Christine
2010-12 - HarperTorch
9780062021342 Check Our Catalog

A New York Times Bestseller
Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadours, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced. And always, he called to her to complete him. Corinne Wentworth stood at the vortex of a gathering storm. Pursued by the fanatics who'd murdered her husband, she was risking her life by keeping more than one secret. Fragile, delicate, vulnerable, she had an indomitable faith that made her fiery surrender to Dayan all the more powerful. …More


Dark Possession
Dark Possession
By Feehan, Christine
2008-09 - Jove Books
9780515145359 Check Our Catalog

Vampire Manolito De La Cruz has caught the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney, an all-too-human female who'd never surrender herself to an aggressive and brutish Carpathian male. But MaryAnn may not have a choice. This edition includes bonus scenes. …More


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
By Foer, Jonathan Safran
2006-04 - Mariner Books
9780618711659 Check Our Catalog

Oskar Schell is an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. …More


If You Walked in My Shoes
If You Walked in My Shoes
By Forster, Gwynne
2010-09 - Dafina Books
9780758246622 Check Our Catalog


The bestselling author of "Blues from Down Deep" and "When Twilight Comes" delivers a moving and powerful story of a woman who must deal with the past's emotional and physical abuse before it's too late.
HPL patron:   This book is about Frieda Davis who went through a lot of obstacles, but she never let this keep her down.  She knew what she went through in ther life so she was always willing to help someone else.
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