Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Reading Week 6

Summer Reading 2013
Here are the results of Week 6.  This week 33 people submitted entries, and 11 were new!  They read 123 books.  So far 95 people have submitted 563 entries, and 200 people have registered.

Murder a la Mode Murder a la Mode
By McKevett, G. A.
2005-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758204608 Check Our Catalog

Voluptuous private eye Savannah Reid's cravings for tasty treats come second only to her appetite for adventure. In her tenth mystery, Savannah tracks down a diabolical murderer on the set of a reality TV show. …More

Peaches and Screams: A Savannah Reid Mystery Peaches and Screams: A Savannah Reid Mystery
By McKevett, G. A.
2002-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575667119 Check Our Catalog

What could be worse than going back home to the rural deep South in the height of August humidity? It's going home to a wedding without a ring on your finger or a date on your arm. But that's the least of Savannah's problems after her kid brother is arrested for murder. Savannah's convinced that Macon has been framed, and she sets out to prove it, with a little assistance from her L.A.-based Moonlight Magnolia Detective agency. …More

Wicked Craving Wicked Craving
By McKevett, G. A.
2010-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758238085 Check Our Catalog

Savannah Reid, the plus-sized amateur sleuth, is on the trail of a shady weight-loss therapist in the latest in this beloved series that wins raves with culinary cozy fans and P.I. aficionados alike. …More

Twilight Twilight
By Meyer, Stephenie
2006-09 - Megan Tingley Books
9780316015844 Check Our Catalog

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn.

If I Can't Have You If I Can't Have You
By Morrison, Mary B.
2012-07 - Dafina Books
9780758272997 Check Our Catalog

Morrison, acclaimed "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Darius Jones" and "The Eternal Engagement," proves herself a masterful storyteller with this gripping new novel about an obsessed man and what he will do to make sure he gets the woman he wants. …More

Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir
By Mustaine, Dave
With Layden, Joe
2010-08 - It Books
9780061714375 Check Our Catalog

A founding member of Metallica, Mustaine was officially fired from the band for his alcoholism and personal conflicts. But he went on to start the equally popular heavy metal band Megadeth. Here, Mustaine recounts the highs and lows of a life in hard rock. Photos throughout.
HPL patron:  The autobiography of heavy metalist founder of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine.

It's Hard to Fight Naked It's Hard to Fight Naked
By Nash, Niecy
2013-05 - Gallery Books
9781451687729 Check Our Catalog

This fun, accessible, and enlightening guide to love and relationships offers a whole new perspective on finding--and keeping--Mr. Right. Nash is already known as a relationship expert thanks to her popular weekly web series, "Let's Talk About Love." Niecy gives a fresh, fun spin on finding true love--and staying smitten.
HPL patron:  Men are not that simple

I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
By Osteen, Joel
2012-09 - Faithwords
9781455516780 Check Our Catalog

Broken into 31 segments, this book defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, and overcoming obstacles.
HPL patron:  Excellent daily affirmations if you believe in God.
HPL patron:  Great declarations!

Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You
By Parton, Dolly
2012-11 - Putnam Adult
9780399162480 Check Our Catalog

The legendary Dolly Parton shares for the first time her deeply held philosophy of life and her heartfelt hopes for everyone.
HPL patron:  Slow reading but encouraging advice.

A Christmas Beginning A Christmas Beginning
By Perry, Anne
2007-11 - Thorndike Press
9780786297603 Check Our Catalog

From "New York Times" bestselling author Perry comes a brand-new holiday mystery. Interweaving the original Christmas Story with her own holiday tale, Perry explores the meaning of Josephs secondary role compared to that of Mary and Jesus. …More

A Christmas Grace A Christmas Grace
By Perry, Anne
2008-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345502032 Check Our Catalog

Now a holiday tradition, this new Christmas mystery from "New York Times"-bestselling author Perry tells the chilling story of a storm-wracked coastal village that hides a terrible secret. …More

A Christmas Guest A Christmas Guest
By Perry, Anne
2005-11 - Ballantine Books
9780345483805 Check Our Catalog

Cantankerous and vinegar-tongued Grandmama, from Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is the leading character in this Christmas novel. Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit and discovers that a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--has been murdered. …More

A Christmas Homecoming A Christmas Homecoming
By Perry, Anne
2011-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345524638 Check Our Catalog

Perry's ninth Christmas novel keeps readers poised on a razor's edge of suspense, hypnotized by a story in which the heartwarming power of goodness is challenged by the seductive power of inner darkness. In the end, "A Christmas Homecoming" lifts the spirit and rejoices the heart. 224 pp. …More

A Christmas Promise A Christmas Promise
By Perry, Anne
2009-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345510662 Check Our Catalog

The seventh of Perry's tremendously popular annual holiday novels, "A Christmas Promise" tells an intriguing story about two girls solving a murder in Victorian London. …More

A Christmas Secret A Christmas Secret
By Perry, Anne
2006-11 - Thorndike Press
9780786288267 Check Our Catalog

Dominic and Clarice Corde journey to a quaint hamlet to replace the local vicar who is away on holiday. The holiday takes a nasty turn when the vicar is discovered not to be away, but brutally murdered and stashed in the cellar. So the Cordes are charged with solving his murder, while the picturesque village becomes increasingly snowbound - its residents trapped as a killer remains at large. …More

A Sunless Sea A Sunless Sea
By Perry, Anne
2012-08 - Ballantine Books
9780345510648 Check Our Catalog

Perry's spellbinding Victorian mysteries, especially those featuring William Monk, have enthralled readers for a generation. True to form, this new Perry masterpiece is as deceptively deep and twisty as the Thames. …More

Crystal Gardens Crystal Gardens
By Quick, Amanda
2012-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399159084 Check Our Catalog

Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked and becomes fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens. When her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety. …More

Invisible Boy Invisible Boy
By Read, Cornelia
2010-03 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446511346 Check Our Catalog

Socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a three-year-old boy in her family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served, Madeline finds herself examining the class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society. …More

Vampire High Vampire High
By Rees, Douglas
2010-07 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385739207 Check Our Catalog

Includes an excerpt from Vampire High: sophomore year. …More

Immortal Ever After Immortal Ever After
By Sands, Lynsay
2013-02 - Avon Books
9780062078117 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestselling author Sands delivers a wickedly fun Argeneau novel featuring a vampire ready to claim his mate and the beauty who resists her fate. Original. …More

The Reluctant Vampire The Reluctant Vampire
By Sands, Lynsay
2011-05 - Avon Books
9780061894596 Check Our Catalog

A "New York Times"-bestselling author continues her popular vampire series with this installment featuring rogue hunter Drina Argenis, from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family. Original. …More

The Sorceress The Sorceress
By Scott, Michael
2009-05 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385735292 Check Our Catalog

Book Three begins as Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel vows to protect them from the Dark Elders. But he must find an Elder who can teach the siblings the third elemental magic--Water Magic. The only Elder who can do that is Gilgamesh--and he is quite, quite insane.
HPL patron:  Following The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Nicholas' wife, Perenelle, is trapped on Alcatraz.  The Island cages many monsters within its walls that are soon to be released on the streets of San Francisco.  As she plans her escape, she battles while on the other side of the world in London the twins of legend continue to grow stronger with their powers.

Live Through This Live Through This
By Scott, Mindi
2012-10 - Simon Pulse
9781442440593 Check Our Catalog

From the outside, 15-year-old Coley Sterling's life seems imperfect but normal, but for years she has buried her shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line and now that she has a chance at having a real boyfriend, Reece, the lies begin to unravel. …More

She Who Remembers She Who Remembers
By Shuler, Linda Lay
2003-08 - New American Library
9780451211446 Check Our Catalog

In an America long before Columbus, the blue eyes from her Viking father caused Kwani to be exiled as a witch. But Kwani finds love with the Toltec magician who introduces her to the Eagle Clan. She gains the title of She Who Remembers--and the power to change her life. A vividly created novel in the tradition of Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear."
HPL patron:  I really liked this book, as it takes one back to pre-historic times.  Setting is Mesa Verdi, and I've been to Mesa Verdi, and walked in the cliff dwellers' footsteps.  Interesting-fascinating story.