Wednesday, July 10, 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.



Booty Call *69
Booty Call *69
By Gray, Erick S.
2006-12 - Augustus Publishing, Inc.
9780975945346 Check Our Catalog

Taking urban erotica to dizzying heights and culminating in an earth-shattering climax, Erick S Gray spins a sexually charged, coming of age tale. The drama in "Booty Call *69" revolves around a promiscuous young woman, Shana, who is so seductive she easily captures any man she glances at. After breaking up with the equally self-indulgent boy-toy, Jakim who is too busy hunting for additional sexual pleasures. Shana finds she's rapidly falling for his best friend, Tyrone and ignores Jakim's attempts at reconciliation. A man will do anything when he loves a woman and will try his best to hold on to what he thinks he needs. But does that mean he has to keep going down the road of mistrust? If you love someone set them free and if the love's meant to be then... In a hot remix of his "Booty Call" debut, Erick S Gray shows how unconditional love can be and how grimy trusted friends can get in "Booty Call *69." …More


Blood Is the Sky
Blood Is the Sky
By Hamilton, Steve
2004-06 - St. Martin's Press
9780312991500 Check Our Catalog


"The best mysteries are about the past coming up out of the ground and grabbing the present by the throat. Steve Hamilton knows this. "Blood is the Sky" fills that bill and then some. This is his best yet." -Michael Connelly, author of "Chasing the Dime"
"Winning the Edgar Award for "A Cold Day in Paradise," Steve Hamilton introduced one of the most compelling characters in modern fiction: Alex McKnight, a gritty ex-Detroit cop who can't say no to a friend in need-no matter the cost. Now McKnight finds himself in the forests of northern Ontario, a land of savage beauty and sudden danger, where some secrets just won't stay buried."
Alex McKnight isn't a man with many friends, but the few he has know they're never alone in a fix. So when Vinnie LeBlanc asks for his help in taking a trip deep into Canada in search of his missing brother, the Ojibwa Indian knows he can count on Alex. Tom LeBlanc had taken a job as hunting guide for a rough crew of Detroit "businessmen." The group was due back days ago, yet there's been no sign of them, and there's mounting evidence of something odd about their disappearing act. The trackless forests of northern Ontario keep many secrets, but none more shocking than the one that Alex is about to uncover. And the more closely Alex looks for answers, the more the questions become: where are the hunters...and who is the prey?
"Overflows with an element lacking from too many mysteries: a genuine sense of mystery..."Blood "boldly crosses genre boundaries as it turns into a thrilling outdoor adventure, then a heartfelt small town tragedy. All along, Hamilton's prose...remains an unselfconsciously terse pleasure." -"Entertainment Weekly"

HPL patron:  Private investigator Alex McNight helps his friend vinnie search for his brother who went off to Northern Ontario to act as a moose hunting guide for five strangers from Detroit.  None of them ever returned.  During the course of this mystery Alex meets a beautiful police officer named Natalie Reynaud.  I'm sorry I read this book out of sequence because I know what happens next.  I got this through interlibrary loan and wish Hackley would buy more Steve Hamilton!

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The Lock Artist
The Lock Artist
By Hamilton, Steve
2010-01 - Minotaur Books
9780312380427 Check Our Catalog 2011 Edgar Award Winner-Best Novel
2011 Alex Award Winner



Award-winning author Hamilton returns with a captivating new thriller about a young man with the talent to become the perfect criminal--whether he likes itor not.
HPL patron:  The title character is driven by two talents:  as a budding cartoonist and as a teen Houdini who can unlock anything.  But he was struck silent by a mystery in his childhood and hasn't been able to speak a single word for the past nine years.  I read this in 24 hours, fascinated and awed by the mastery of the writing and cycling time the chapters alternate two times in the boy's life-the whole flashback comes full circle finally even dipping into the dark trauma in his past.  Wow!
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Naughty 4: Naughty by Nature
Naughty 4: Naughty by Nature
By Hampton, Brenda
2011-08 - Urban Books
9781601623119 Check Our Catalog

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Dead Ever After
Dead Ever After
By Harris, Charlaine
2013-05 - Ace Books
9781937007881 Check Our Catalog

The final Sookie Stackhouse novel. Sookie finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte's. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric is not so clear cut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance . . . and a cold silence. …More


Grave Surprise
Grave Surprise
By Harris, Charlaine
2006-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425212035 Check Our Catalog

In this second installment to Harris's new supernatural mystery series, "Grave Sight's" Harper Connelly is back, and her ability to find the dead and see their last moments is in higher demand than ever. …More


An Ice Cold Grave
An Ice Cold Grave
By Harris, Charlaine
2007-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425217290 Check Our Catalog

Hired to find a boy who has gone missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother discover that the boy is only one of several who had disappeared over the years. As she uncovers the towns dark secrets, Harper becomes the next person likely to rest in an ice-cold grave. …More


Telling the Bees
Telling the Bees
By Hesketh, Peggy
2013-03 - Putnam Adult
9780399159053 Check Our Catalog

With echoes of "The Remains of the Day," Albert, an elderly beekeeper looks back on his quiet life. When his friend Claire is killed in a senseless accident during a burglary, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long. …More


Keeping Secrets & Telling Lies
Keeping Secrets & Telling Lies
By Hickman, Trice
2012-02 - Dafina Books
9780758269072 Check Our Catalog

In a sexy, thought-provoking story sure to appeal to fans of Cydney Rax and Niobia Bryant, Hickman, the award-winning author of "Unexpected Interruptions," spins an irresistibly compelling story of love and temptation. …More


Summerland
Summerland
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2013-03 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316099899 Check Our Catalog


What begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver dead and her twin brother in a coma. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents--secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed.
HPL patron:   A great read!  It was well written and hard to put down.  I could follow the characters and development of the story was suspenseful.
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Deeper Than the Dead
Deeper Than the Dead
By Hoag, Tami
2010-10 - Signet Book
9780451230539 Check Our Catalog


California, 1985. Four children and their teacher stumble upon a partially buried female body. A serial killer is at large, and FBI investigator Vine Leone employs a new and controversial technique called profiling to catch the killer. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
HPL patron:  This book was a non stop mystery from page 1 to 421.  She inspires me as a fellow writer.  Looking forward to the next.
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Down the Darkest Road
Down the Darkest Road
By Hoag, Tami
2011-12 - Dutton Books
9780525952398 Check Our Catalog


Hoag returns once more to Oak Knoll for the third installment of her bestselling series. Through Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills, Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work. And through the chilling case at the heart of "Down the Darkest Road," she hooks ever more readers into the meticulously crafted, all-too-terrifying world of Oak Knoll, where the scariest secrets of all can be found . . . Down the Darkest Road.
HPL patron:  This book tells of how life truly is for those of sexual and kidnapping crimes.  It truly makes a person think even for being fiction.
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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


And the Mountains Echoed
And the Mountains Echoed
By Hosseini, Khaled
2013-05 - Riverhead Books
9781594631764 Check Our Catalog

Hosseini, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," has written a new novel about how people love, how they take care of one another, and how choices resonate through generations. From Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos--the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. …More


Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped
Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped
By Houston, Cissy
With Dickey, Lisa
Foreword by Warwick, Dionne
2013-01 - Harper
9780062238399 Check Our Catalog


Complete with never-before-seen photos, this book is the definitive account of Whitney Houston's astonishing life, groundbreaking career, and tragic death from the only one who truly knows the story behind the headlines--her mother.
HPL patron:  A revealing insight to Whitney's life through her mother's eyes.
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Next Door Nympho
Next Door Nympho
By Hudson, C. J.
2011-05 - Life Changing Books
9781934230312 Check Our Catalog

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
By Kaye, Marilyn
2009-06 - Kingfisher
9780753462836 Check Our Catalog


Queen of Mean Amanda Beeson is shocked to find herself in the body of one of her victims, Tracey Devon, who has the ability to become invisible. It soon becomes clear to Amanda that at Meadowbrook Middle School, the definition of "gifted" has a whole other meaning.
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The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus
The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus
By Kendall, Joshua
2009-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425225899 Check Our Catalog

Kendall offers the extraordinary true story of Peter Mark Roget--the man who created the legendary "Roget's Thesaurus." Evocative and entertaining, this work lets readers join Roget on his worldly adventures and emotional journeys as he explored the power of words. …More


Bling
Bling
By Kennedy, Erica
2004-06 - Hyperion Books
9781401352158 Check Our Catalog

A velvet-voiced Cinderella from small-town Ohio comes to the Big Apple and finds excitement, romance, and reality in this fast-paced, wickedly hilarious novel by an unforgettable new voice in contemporary fiction. …More


Just After Sunset: Stories
Just After Sunset: Stories
By King, Stephen
2009-11 - Large Print Press
9781594133503 Check Our Catalog

Following his two recent critically acclaimed bestsellers, "Duma Key" and "Lisey's Story," celebrated author King delivers a stunning collection of short stories, his first in six years. …More


Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior
By Kingsolver, Barbara
2012-11 - Harper
9780062124265 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

"Flight Behavior" transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction. …More


Fear the Hunters
Fear the Hunters
By Kirkman, Robert
Illustrator Adlard, Charlie
Illustrator Rathburn, Cliff
2010-01 - Image Comics
9781607061816 Check Our Catalog

Statements of responsibility vary from issue to issue. …More


The Dinner
The Dinner
By Koch, Herman
Translator Garrett, Sam
2013-02 - Hogarth
9780770437855 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

The darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives--all over the course of one meal. …More


Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
By Kutscher, Martin L.
Contribution by Attwood, Tony
Contribution by Wolff, Robert R.
2007-03 - Jessica Kingsley Publishers
9781843108115 Check Our Catalog

This book is a concise, accessible, all-in-one guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals to a range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children. Dr. Kutscher provides case vignettes, practical tips and highly effective behavioral recommendations on how to respond to children who display traits of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger's syndrome, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction, in home, school or other settings. Causes, symptoms, interaction with other conditions and treatments are clearly explained, as are related anxiety, learning and socialization issues. The author's sympathetic approach and skilful explanations of the inner world of such children makes this a positive and accessible guide that avoids the need to consult multiple references for each of the conditions featured. …More