Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Reading Week 7

Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 7.  This week 30 people submitted entries, and 7 were new!  They read 97 books.  So far 102 people have submitted 660 entries, and 209 people have registered, 9 just this week.



Empire of Lies
Empire of Lies
By Klavan, Andrew
2010-06 - Vanguard Press
9781593155988 Check Our Catalog

Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism. Then he's contacted by a woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire. She claims her daughter is missing--and Jason is the one man who can find her. …More


A Killer in the Wind
A Killer in the Wind
By Klavan, Andrew
2013-01 - Mysterious Press
9780802120670 Check Our Catalog

Three years ago, working vice for the NYPD, Dan Champion uncovered a sex slavery ring run by a kingpin known only as the Fat Woman. Obsessed with bringing her down, Champion infiltrated a world of sexual obsession and perversity. He broke the case, but the case also broke him. …More


The Stranger
The Stranger
By Lackberg, Camilla
Translator Murray, Steven T.
2013-05 - Pegasus Books
9781605984254 Check Our Catalog

In the new thriller by Lckberg, a string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fjallbacka and her dark forests, where two children vanished decades before. …More


The Law of the Desert Born
The Law of the Desert Born
By L'Amour, Louis
Foreword by L'Amour, Louis
1984-03 - Bantam Books
9780553241334 Check Our Catalog

A PRIZED COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FICTION -- FROM AMERICA'S FAVORITE STORYTELLER
This first-rate collection of short stories by the incomparable Louis L'Amour showcases the legendary writer at his very best: spinning a fascinating and wholly authentic set of unforgettable tales. In these extraordinary stories, we meet a man who is forced to defend himself by taking another's life -- and must pay for his actions in a most punishing manner; a young thrill-seeker who finally finds a place he can call home, and vows to stay there -- regardless of the man who tries to stand in his way; and a drifter who honors a deathbed promise to a stranger by embarking on an unlikely mission of mercy.
Complete with revealing author's notes, the stories in Law of the Desert Born are historically precise, and filled with L'Amour's trademark humor and adventure. They are nothing less than modern classics of the American West, told by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. …More


Have a New Husband by Friday: How to Change His Attitude, Behavior &Amp; Communication in 5 Days
Have a New Husband by Friday: How to Change His Attitude, Behavior &Amp; Communication in 5 Days
By Leman, Kevin
2009-09 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800719128 Check Our Catalog

There isn't a woman on this earth who hasn't wanted, at one time or another, to trade in her husband for a new one. Have a new husband by Friday? Is that even possible? To tell you the truth, it's a scam. You can have a new husband by Wednesday if you do it right. Even better, there's no need to trade your man in for a newer model; all he needs is a little tune-up. You can change your husband's attitude, behavior, and communication in just 5 days. Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author and internationally known psychologist, shows you how you can turn your man into the man of your dreams. It's the miracle turnaround you're longing for. Guaranteed. …More


Friends in High Places
Friends in High Places
By Leon, Donna
2009-12 - Penguin Books
9780143117063 Check Our Catalog

What begins as a red-tape headache for Commissario Brunetti regarding his Venice apartment building ends in murder after a bureaucrat on the case is found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. The winner of the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Daggeravailable for the first time in the United States. …More


Girl of His Dreams
Girl of His Dreams
By Leon, Donna
2008-09 - Gale Cengage
9781410408747 Check Our Catalog

Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries have won legions of fans for their evocative portraits of Venetian life. In her novels, food, family, art, history, and local politics play as central a role as an unsolved crime. "The Girl of His Dreams" offers a spectacular, heart-wrenching addition to the series. …More


Death of a Neighborhood Witch
Death of a Neighborhood Witch
By Levine, Laura
2012-08 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758238498 Check Our Catalog

On the mean streets of Beverly Hills, freelance writer and chocoholic Jaine Austen battles crime--and cellulite. When Jaine's cat accidentally gives her neighbor's parakeet a heart attack, she becomes her neighbor's enemy. Then she's the #1 suspect when her neighbor is found dead. …More


Out of the Silent Planet
Out of the Silent Planet
By Lewis, C. S.
1996-10 - Scribner Book Company
9780684833644 Check Our Catalog


In the first book of C.S. Lewis's legendary science fiction trilogy, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and spirited by spaceship to the mysterious red planet of Malandra. He escapes and goes on the run, jeopardizing both his chances of ever returning to Earth and his very life. First published in 1943, this classic interplanetary fantasy continues to delight readers around the world.
HPL patron:  Science Fiction has changed so much since the early years!  Lewis' work is very philosophical, especially when you consider how it fits in with his full body of work beyond Narnia.
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Beautiful Ugly
Beautiful Ugly
By Lipsey, Shelia E.
2009-08 - Urban Books
9781601629975 Check Our Catalog

The empowering story of three women--each with her own set of problems, situations, and secrets--who share a friendship bound together by their need for each other. …More


Beneath Southern Skies
Beneath Southern Skies
By Little, Terra
2013-03 - Kimani Press
9780373863037 Check Our Catalog

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After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain
After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain
By Llywelyn, Morgan
2013-02 - Forge
9780765331236 Check Our Catalog

Anarchy rules in Britannia as the Roman Empire collapses, and two men fight to build stable lives among the chaos. …More


Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
By Mantel, Hilary
2009-10 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805080681 Check Our Catalog 2009 Man Booker Prize Winner
2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Fiction



In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man, Thomas Cromwell, dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power.
HPL patron:  A personal and in depth treatment of Thomas Cromwell.  From child to adult.  A view more compassionate than history-well researched but still fiction-illuminating about the political and religious pressures that pre-cursed the English Reformation.
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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories
By Matheson, Richard
Introduction by King, Stephen
2002-01 - Tor Books
9780312878276 Check Our Catalog

Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on "The Twilight Zone, " John Lithgow saw it in the movie--even Bart Simpson saw it! "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is just one of many classic Richard Matheson stories in this collection of 20 of his most memorable tales of fear and paranoia. …More


Red Heart Tattoo
Red Heart Tattoo
By McDaniel, Lurlene
2012-07 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385734622 Check Our Catalog

At 7: 45 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving break, a bomb goes off at Edison High. Nine people die instantly. Fifteen are critically injured. Twenty-two suffer less severe injuries. And one is blinded. Those who survive struggle to cope with the loss and destruction. All must find new meaning for their lives as a result of something they may never understand. …More


Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits
By McGarry, Katie
2013-04 - Harlequin Teen
9780373210862 Check Our Catalog

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. Original. …More


Tropical Fantasy
Tropical Fantasy
By McKayhan, Monica
2013-04 - Kimani Press
9780373863075 Check Our Catalog


Sasha Winters has it all planned. She'll spend two days-exactly 48 hours-in the Bahamas for her sister's wedding. Then it's back to her hectic life as a lawyer on the fast track to partner. But when a storm strands her on an exotic island, Sasha's suddenly giving in to her sensual side and making moonlit magic with Vince Sullivan, a man she barely knows. Original.
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The Eternal Ones: What If Love Refused to Die?
The Eternal Ones: What If Love Refused to Die?
By Miller, Kirsten
2010-08 - Razorbill
9781595143082 Check Our Catalog

Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. Then an impossible group of coincidences forces her to flee from her small Tennessee town to New York, to discover who she is, and who she had been. …More


Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature's Most Amazing Foods
Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature's Most Amazing Foods
By Morris, Julie
2012-11 - Sterling Publishing (NY)
9781454903529 Check Our Catalog

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Immortal Rain: Volume 1
Immortal Rain: Volume 1
By Ozaki, Kaori
2004-06 - TokyoPop
9781591827221 Check Our Catalog

A boyish, energetic 14-year-old girl who set out to kill a 624-year-old immortal--the one bounty her late assassin grandfather couldn't collect on--ends up being saved by him from the aspiring bounty hunters who are stalking them both. …More


Immortal Rain: Volume 2
Immortal Rain: Volume 2
By Ozaki, Kaori
2004-08 - TokyoPop
9781591827238 Check Our Catalog

A boyish, energetic 14-year-old girl who sets out to kill a 624-year-old immortal--the one bounty her late assassin-grandfather couldn't collect on--ends up being saved by him from the aspiring bounty hunters who are stalking them both. …More


Immortal Rain: Volume 3
Immortal Rain: Volume 3
By Ozaki, Kaori
2004-11 - TokyoPop
9781591827245 Check Our Catalog

After arriving in "The Angel's Graveyard," a frigid wasteland, the secrets that seem to be buried deep in Rain are all revealed in a chilling dream of sin and sadness. Illustrations. …More


Cross Fire
Cross Fire
By Patterson, James
2010-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316036177 Check Our Catalog


Detective Alex Cross's wedding plans are put on hold when he is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington, D.C.'s, most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians.
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The Boyfriend
The Boyfriend
By Perry, Thomas
2013-03 - Mysterious Press
9780802126061 Check Our Catalog

After a respected career as a LAPD homicide detective, Jack Till now works as a private investigator. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. As Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way. …More