Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Reading Week 5


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 5.  This week 34 people submitted entries, and 8 were new!  They read 93 books.  So far 84 people have submitted 440 entries, and 197 (15 just this week) people have registered.



The Search
The Search
By Fisher, Suzanne Woods
2011-01 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800733872 Check Our Catalog

In this skillfully woven tale, a bestselling author shows what happens when worlds collide and the choices of the past complicate the future. Can an Amish girl and a young English woman find love, forgiveness, and hope for a brighter tomorrow? …More


The Waiting
The Waiting
By Fisher, Suzanne Woods
2010-10 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800733865 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling author of "Amish Peace" and "The Choice" delivers another contemporary Amish romance sure to satisfy. …More


Fatal Affair
Fatal Affair
By Force, Marie
2010-06 - Carina Press
9781426890260 Check Our Catalog

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Fatal Consequences
Fatal Consequences
By Force, Marie
2011-07 - Carina Press
9781426891830 Check Our Catalog

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Fatal Justice
Fatal Justice
By Force, Marie
2011-01 - Carina Press
9781426890352 Check Our Catalog

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Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
By Garcia, Kami
Author Stohl, Margaret
2010-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316077033 Check Our Catalog


The town of Gatlin has never seen anyone like Lena Duchannes. Her secrets--and her powers--will shake the town and the life of Ethan Wate, the boy who's drawn to her.
HPL patron:  A riveting book from start to finish.
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Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2007-04 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590583852 Check Our Catalog

The Honorable Phryne Fisher decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately after she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops, and communism--not to mention erotic encounters with a beautiful Russian dancer. …More


Murder by the Book
Murder by the Book
By Gregory, Susanna
2013-04 - Little Brown and Company
9781847442963 Check Our Catalog

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Lost London: An A-Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions
Lost London: An A-Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions
By Guard, Richard
2012-10 - Michael O'Mara Books
9781843178033 Check Our Catalog


HPL patrons:  This book is a well-written overview of many of the building of London, UK, that have been demolished (one way or another) through the centuries.  While not hugely in-depth, it is a good introduction to the history of the city of London and a good jumping-off point for further research.
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Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
By Hamilton, Bethany
With Berk, Sheryl
With Bundschuh, Rick
2011-03 - MTV Books
9781439165799 Check Our Catalog


Bethany Hamilton, who "YM" magazine called the "Bravest Girl in America," has been surfing since she was seven years old. Since her shark attack last year Bethany has participated in numerous competitions and has received the 2004 Teen Choice award for Most Courageous Teen and the 2004 ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete.
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Soul Surfer Devotions
Soul Surfer Devotions
By Hamilton, Bethany
2011-04 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781400317233 Check Our Catalog


She's blonde, brave, and totally determined-she's a gutsy professional surfer who has inspired millions, and her biggest audience is teenage girls. In this devotional, Bethany speaks straight to her soul sisters about letting God lead in the epic ride of life.
In this devotional, Bethany shares stories of women to admire, prayers to focus on, and wipeouts to avoid. Girls will hear thoughts on friends, family, faith, gossip, and peer pressure-Bethany covers it all.
This book will release in time for the scheduled Spring 2011 launch of Bethany's movie, "Soul Surfer," starring AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Carrie Underwood. This re-release is updated with new content, a "Where Is She Now?" page, and journaling spots. …More


A Cold Day in Paradise
A Cold Day in Paradise
By Hamilton, Steve
2000-02 - Minotaur Books
9780312969196 Check Our Catalog

Alex McKnight, an ex-Detroit cop who was wounded in a shootout 14 years ago, has moved to a new town, where he is being followed and tormented. Could it be the same person who put a bullet into his chest and killed his partner? Martin's Press. …More


A Stolen Season
A Stolen Season
By Hamilton, Steve
2006-09 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312353605 Check Our Catalog


The seventh in the series by an Edgar Award-winning author escalates with all the unrelenting tension and furious energy that have won Hamilton a special place in crime fiction.
HPL patron:  I enjoyed reading this book over the 4th of July weekend about a 4th of July weekend when summer forgot to come to Paradise, MI (near Lake Superior in the UP.)  But 3 badf guys who come up from Detroit are causing life threatening trouble for PI Alex McKnight and his buddy Vinnie LeBlanc.  Some of the scariest scenes in the whole series.  I'm enjoying spending this summer with Steve Hamilton's characters.
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The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think
The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think
By Hare, Brian
Author Woods, Vanessa
2013-02 - Dutton Books
9780525953197 Check Our Catalog


Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, offers revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of the smartest pets.
HPL patron:  Very interesting read.
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Lore of the Ghost: The Origins of the Most Famous Ghost Stories Throughout the World
Lore of the Ghost: The Origins of the Most Famous Ghost Stories Throughout the World
By Haughton, Brian
Illustrator Serra, Daniele
2008-09 - New Page Books
9781601630247 Check Our Catalog

Lore of the Ghost is an original and thought-provoking exploration of the numerous categories of ghosts and hauntings throughout the world. It discusses the possible motives for each type of haunting???from phantom white ladies and spectral black dogs to haunted highways and ghostly vehicles???what they represent, why they occur, and their possible functions. Unlike the vast majority of books on the subject, Lore of the Ghost is not a gazetteer of ghost sightings or a ghost hunter's manual, but an investigation into human belief in the supernatural and its effect on the nature of ghosts worldwide. …More


Prior Bad Acts
Prior Bad Acts
By Hoag, Tami
2007-02 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780739327036 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with a thriller that begins with a shocking crime scene you' ll never forget and follows two relentless detectives on a manhunt that ends in a chilling confrontation with the essence of human evil.
It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl' s prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry-- and puts the judge in grave danger.
When an unknown assailant attacks Judge Moore in a parking garage, two of Minneapolis' s top cops are called upon to solve the crime and keep the judge from further harm. Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come, and his wisecracking partner, Nikki Liska, isn' t far behind. Neither one wants to be on this case, but when Karl Dahl escapes from custody, everything changes, and a seemingly straightforward case cartwheels out of control.
The stakes go even higher when the judge is kidnapped-- snatched out of her own bed even as the police sit outside, watching her house. Now Kovac and Liska must navigate through a maze of suspects that includes the stepson of a murder victim, a husband with a secret life, and a rogue cop looking for revenge where the justice system failed.
With no time to spare, the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors, where no one is who they seem and everyone is guilty of Prior Bad Acts.

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Secrets to the Grave
Secrets to the Grave
By Hoag, Tami
2010-12 - Dutton Books
9780525951926 Check Our Catalog


A #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author returns with her second thriller in the Deeper Than the Dead microseries, exploring the early days of forensic investigation, the characteristics of innocence--and the nature of evil.
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Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
By James, E. L.
2012-04 - Vintage Books
9780345803481 Check Our Catalog


When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too--but on his own terms.
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Another Man's Moccasins
Another Man's Moccasins
By Johnson, Craig
2008-05 - Viking Books
9780670018611 Check Our Catalog 2009 Spur Award Winner - Best Western Short Novel

Walt Longmire unravels a mystery that connects two murders across forty years
When the body of a young Vietnamese woman is found alongside the interstate in Absaroka County, Wyoming, Sherriff Walt Longmire is determined to discover the identity of the victim and is forced to confront the horrible similarities of this murder to that of his first homicide investigation as a marine in Vietnam.
To complicate matters, Virgil White Buffalo, a homeless Crow Indian, is found living in a nearby culvert and in possession of the young woman's purse. There are only two problems with what appears to be an open-and-shut case. One, the sheriff doesn?t think Virgil White Buffalo?a Vietnam vet with a troubling past?is a murderer. And two, the photo that is found in the woman's purse looks hauntingly familiar to Walt.
In the fourth book in Craig Johnson's awardwinning Walt Longmire series, the tough yet tender sheriff solves two murders tied in blood but separated by nearly forty years.
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The Dark Horse
The Dark Horse
By Johnson, Craig
2009-06 - Viking Books
9780670020874 Check Our Catalog

Interweaving classic noir sensibilities and humor with contemporary themes of social justice, Johnson's popular Walt Longmire mystery series transports readers to the sparse and rugged landscape of Wyoming. …More


Death Without Company
Death Without Company
By Johnson, Craig Allen
2006-04 - Viking Books
9780670034673 Check Our Catalog

This riveting tale of the unspeakable viciousness that can lurk in the most unlikely of places is a new Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery from the author of the acclaimed "The Cold Dish." …More


Kindness Goes Unpunished
Kindness Goes Unpunished
By Johnson, Craig
2008-03 - Penguin Books
9780143113133 Check Our Catalog

For Walt Longmire--the straight-shooting sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming--his trip to Philadelphia to visit his daughter turns into a nightmare when she is the victim of a vicious attack. Walt is forced to mete out some Western-style justice in this action-packed mystery. …More


The Great Hunt
The Great Hunt
By Jordan, Robert
1990-11 - Tor Books
9780312851408 Check Our Catalog


The eagerly awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed national bestseller The Eye of the World. The monumental task of retrieving the lost Horn of Valere--the legendary horn that will raise the dead heroes of the Ages--rests on the shoulders of Rand al'Thor. Here he begins the long journey of discovery.
HPL patron:  Tolkien fans should love this series-it takes forever to get through one volume much less 12, but they are fascinating and a wonderful read.
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
By Kaling, Mindy
2011-11 - Crown Archetype
9780307886262 Check Our Catalog


Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. 224 pp.
HPL patron:  It was a wonderful book.  Mindy is hilarious!