Friday, July 12, 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.



The Edge of the Earth
The Edge of the Earth
By Schwarz, Christina
2013-04 - Atria Books
9781451683677 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

From the author of "Drowning Ruth," a haunting, atmospheric novel set at the closing of the frontier about a young wife who moves to a far-flung and forbidding lighthouse where she uncovers a life-changing secret. …More


Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses: Build Your Own Guest Cottage, Writing Studio, Home Office, Craft Workshop, or Personal Retreat
Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses: Build Your Own Guest Cottage, Writing Studio, Home Office, Craft Workshop, or Personal Retreat
By Shafer, Jay
With Editors of Skills Institute Press
2011-09 - Fox Chapel Publishing
9781565237049 Check Our Catalog


These tiny backyard buildings, no more than 110 square feet, can become guest cottages, art or writing studios, home offices, and craft workshops. For the DIY enthusiast, here are photos, elevation drawings, and door/window schedules for six Tumbleweed box bungalows, plus an extensive how-to set of instructions that can be applied to any backyard building project. What they are not is home-center garden sheds. Though conventionally built, these handsome little buildings have real doors, windows, and skylights with interesting and practical details throughout. Paint them and finish them to suit your tastes and needs.
The term "Box Bungalow" is a trademark of Tumbleweek Tiny House Corp. It refers to their idea of packaging these backyard buildings on a flat skid, for weekend DIY assembly. They'll also sell a prefab building for delivery to your prepared site. They'll also sell complete sets of plans for any of the houses shown in this book.
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Entice
Entice
By Shirvington, Jessica
2012-09 - Sourcebooks Fire
9781402268434 Check Our Catalog

The hotly anticipated follow-up to "Embrace" ramps up the captivating combination of angel mythology, forbidden romance, and intense action. …More


Portrait of a Spy: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks
Portrait of a Spy: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks
By Silva, Daniel
2011-07 - Harper
9780062072184 Check Our Catalog

The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers his most spellbinding novel yet featuring Gabriel Allon, art restorer and assassin, in a story of true courage in the face of an unimaginable evil. …More


Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores
Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores
By Vaughan, Brian
Illustrator Guerra, Pia
Illustrator Marzan, Jose, Jr.
2008-07 - Vertigo
9781401218133 Check Our Catalog

The final volume in the critically acclaimed graphic novel series--written by the award-winning author of "Pride of Baghdad" and "Lost"--answers all of the questions that readers have been waiting for and brings the series to its explosive conclusion. …More


The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
By Walls, Jeannette
2009-10 - Scribner Book Company
9781439156964 Check Our Catalog

Winner - 2006 ALA Notable Non-Fiction Selection
Alex Award Winner - 2006
In the tradition of Mary Karr's The Liars' Club and Rick Bragg's All Over But the Shouting, Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family.
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Cassidy
Cassidy
By Wick, Lori
2007-07 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736916189 Check Our Catalog


Seamstress Cassidy Norton makes her living working for others in 19th-century Token Creek, Montana. What time her business doesn't take, her friends and church fill up. But few people know the story of her past. She wants a family of her own, but that would mean revealing secrets. Will Cassidy find the strength to take that risk?
HPL patron:  A seamstress named Cassidy takes up residence in the small town of Token Creek.  She is befriended by Mary and thinks she has nothing to offer.  She has a past no one knows of.  She struggles with it on a daily basis.  This book is fiath and inspirational based showing that all things are possible.
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Jessie
Jessie
By Wick, Lori
2008-09 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736920803 Check Our Catalog

As a single mom and the sole proprietor of Token Creek's general store, Jessie lives day to day with her hands full and her heart broken. When the husband who abandoned her returns to town claiming he's a man changed by faith, he sets out to prove his commitment and his love. …More


Sabrina
Sabrina
By Wick, Lori
2007-12 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736920780 Check Our Catalog

From bestselling author Wick comes the moving second book in the Big Sky Dreams series. "Sabrina" is a thoughtful, heartfelt novel about past mistakes and forgiveness--both from God and people. …More


The Whitney I Knew
The Whitney I Knew
By Winans, Bebe
With Willard, Tim
2012-07 - Worthy Publishing
9781617950841 Check Our Catalog


Winans met Whitney Houston in church 26 years ago, and they quickly developed a close bond. He considered her a sister, and she became a part of the Winans extended family. Here, Winans takes readers inside the life of Whitney Houston.
HPL patron:  A wonderful insight to how one of Whitney's closest friends saw her and some of the fondest memories he shared with her.
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Sand Castle Bay
Sand Castle Bay
By Woods, Sherryl
2013-03 - Mira Books
9780778314363 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  Nice summer read with interesting characters.
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Sea Glass Island
Sea Glass Island
By Woods, Sherryl
2013-05 - Mira Books
9780778314462 Check Our Catalog


Lately Samantha Castle would rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it's hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Original.
HPL patron:  This series has great stories with interesting characters in a small beach town.
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Wind Chime Point
Wind Chime Point
By Woods, Sherryl
2013-04 - Mira Books
9780778314424 Check Our Catalog


Facing a personal crisis, ambitious Gabriella Castle retreats to the welcoming arms of her family. Everything she's worked for has been yanked out from under her, and she seeks the serenity of her grandmother's home on the North Carolina coast. With difficult decisions to make about her future, the last thing she wants is an unexpected love. Original.
HPL patron:  Good story line and a "feel good" ending even though the series is very predictable.
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Leadershift: A Call for Americans to Finally Stand Up and Lead
Leadershift: A Call for Americans to Finally Stand Up and Lead
By Woodward, Orrin
Author DeMille, Oliver
2013-04 - Business Plus
9781455573370 Check Our Catalog


A most provocative business parable for our troubled times, LeaderShift is the story of how David Mersher, the successful CEO of IndyTech, sets out to discover why the United States is losing its leadership edge and what he can do to turn things around and make America truly great again.
HPL patron:  Awesome book.  Everyone needs to read it.
HPL patron:  What an inspirational call for the leaders of America to step up and take action before we lose all of our freedoms that our forefathers meant for us to have!
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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
By Zuckoff, Mitchell
2013-04 - Harper
9780062133434 Check Our Catalog

A gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of "New York Times"-bestseller "Lost in Shangri-La." …More