Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Summer Reading Week 10

Summer Reading 2013
Here are the results of Week 10.  This week 25 people submitted entries, and 3 were new!  They read 102 books.  So far 114 people have submitted 964 entries, and 216 people have registered.



The Burning Bridge
The Burning Bridge
By Flanagan, John
2007-06 - Puffin Books
9780142408421 Check Our Catalog

In this rousing sequel to "The Ruins of Gorlan," the Rangers brace for a final clash with the evil Morgarath, and choose Will, along with his friend Horace, as special envoys to Celtica. But the simple mission soon takes an unsettling turn. …More


The Icebound Land
The Icebound Land
By Flanagan, John
2008-02 - Puffin Books
9780142410752 Check Our Catalog

Kidnapped and taken to a frozen land after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt has sworn to rescue his young apprentice, and he will do anything to keep his promise? even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers he has served so loyally, Halt is joined by Will's friend Horace as he travels toward Skandia. On their way, they are challenged again and again by freelance knights?but Horace knows a thing or two about combat. Soon his skills begin to attract the attention of knights and warlords for miles around. But will he and …More


The Ruins of Gorlan
The Ruins of Gorlan
By Flanagan, John
2006-06 - Puffin Books
9780142406632 Check Our Catalog

Full of adventure, storytelling, magic, and deep characterization, this debut fantasy introduces the magic-practicing Rangers, protectors of the kingdom, and Will, a 15-year-old villager who has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. …More


The Siege of Macindaw
The Siege of Macindaw
By Flanagan, John
2010-05 - Puffin Books
9780142415245 Check Our Catalog

Will is now the protector of his first fief. Not long into his service, everything that can go wrong does. After Castle Macindaw is taken over by a renegade knight, Will recruits a motley crew to reclaim the strategic gateway to the north. …More


The Sorcerer of the North
The Sorcerer of the North
By Flanagan, John
2009-06 - Puffin Books
9780142414293 Check Our Catalog

Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems boring until Lord Syron, master of a castle far in the north, is struck down by a mysterious illness. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is suddenly thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure. …More


The Highlander's Forbidden Bride
The Highlander's Forbidden Bride
By Fletcher, Donna
2009-12 - Avon Books
9780061712999 Check Our Catalog

Featuring a sexy hero, a strong, sassy heroine, and the lush setting of the Scottish Highlands, this final novel in Fletcher's Sinclare Brothers series tells Ronan's story. Original. …More


Gone Girl
Gone Girl
By Flynn, Gillian
2012-06 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307588364 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past.
HPL patron:  Awesome
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Fodor's Turkey
Fodor's Turkey
By Hattam, Jennifer
Author Larson, Vanessa
Author Newman, Scott
2012-05 - Fodor's Travel Publications
9780307928436 Check Our Catalog

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Red Tide
Red Tide
By Ford, G. M.
2004-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780060554804 Check Our Catalog

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Ford's latest action-packed, highly suspenseful mystery finds Frank Corso on a case where an investigation into a gruesome murder unravels a massive terrorist conspiracy--but in an unexpected way.
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Beautiful Redemption
Beautiful Redemption
By Garcia, Kami
Author Stohl, Margaret
2012-10 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316123532 Check Our Catalog

Ethan Wate longs to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveils a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about in this stunning finale. …More


Haunted Love: Tales of Ghostly Soulmates, Spooky Suitors, and Eternal Love
Haunted Love: Tales of Ghostly Soulmates, Spooky Suitors, and Eternal Love
By Gonsalves, Chris
2009-12 - Globe Pequot Press
9780762752768 Check Our Catalog

Love makes the world go 'round . . . even from underground.
Romance is undeniably otherworldly. Heart racing, breath quickening, senses ablaze--it's all part of what makes love so frighteningly grand. As the French writer Francois de La Rochefoucauld said four centuries ago, "It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it." And yet, there are those who have seen both. Welcome to "Haunted Love." With settings ranging from South Florida to South Korea, this is a rich collection of seventeen tales that touch the heart and tingle the spine. Read about:
Lady with the Lantern: A widowed innkeeper in St. Augustine, Florida, keeps watch for the man she loved, long after he drowned in the stormy Atlantic.
Emily's Bridge: A world away, in a sleepy Vermont town, a jilted teenage lover continues to torment anyone who ventures near the bridge where she took her own life.
The Lovesick Nurse: A spooky rooming house in Virginia was once the scene of forbidden love between a Confederate nurse and a Union soldier.
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Come Closer
Come Closer
By Gran, Sara
2011-05 - Soho Press
9781616951009 Check Our Catalog

Instead of a book she had ordered by mail, Amanda receives "Demon Possession, Past and Present." Soon after, something seems to take her over, and she wonders if she has been possessed by a female demon known to students of the Kabbalah as Naamah. …More


Stones of My Accusers
Stones of My Accusers
By Groot, Tracy
2004-01 - Moody Publishers
9780802431066 Check Our Catalog


In this stand-alone sequel to "The Brother's Keeper," the transforming difference that Christ's mercy makes on each character's life is forever impacted by the amazing mercy of God.
HPL patron:  It takes a while to get into this book.
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Finding Father Christmas
Finding Father Christmas
By Gunn, Robin Jones
2007-10 - Faithwords
9780446526296 Check Our Catalog


Miranda Carson finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew. Unexpectedly welcomed into a family that doesn't recognize her, she faces a terrible decision. Should she reveal her true identity and destroy their idyllic image of her father or carry the truth home with her.
HPL patron:  Good book.  I am going to read the second book called Engaging Father Christmas.
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Burnt Offerings
Burnt Offerings
By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2002-09 - Jove Books
9780515134476 Check Our Catalog

"You can't trust anyone who sleeps with monsters". That's what Anita Blake had always believed. But now she was sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the city. So when an arsonist began to target vampire victims, the creatures of the night turned to their former enemy. For now only "The Executioner" could save them from the inferno. …More


The Killing Dance
The Killing Dance
By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2002-09 - Jove Books
9780515134513 Check Our Catalog

The first hit man came after me at home, which should be against the rules. Then there was a second, and a third. Eventually, I found out that the word on the street was that Anita Blake, preternatural expert and vampire killer extraordinaire, was worth half a million dollars. Dead, not alive. So what's a girl to do but turn to the men in her life for help? Which in my case, means an alpha werewolf and a master vampire. With professional killers on your trail, it's not a bad idea to have as much protection as possible, human or otherwise.
But I'm beginning to wonder if two monsters are better than one... …More


The Laughing Corpse
The Laughing Corpse
By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2005-08 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425204665 Check Our Catalog

First time in trade paperback: the second Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel.
Nearly two million Anita Blake novels in print.
The early Anita Blake novels find new life in trade paperback-as perfect collectibles for long-time fans or as great ways for new readers to sink their teeth into the series.
In "The Laughing Corpse," a creature from beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St. Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried-and some people better off dead...
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Die a Stranger
Die a Stranger
By Hamilton, Steve
2012-07 - Minotaur Books
9780312640217 Check Our Catalog

The newest novel by two-time Edgar award-winner and "New York Times"-bestselling author Hamilton about a mysterious plane on a deserted Upper Peninsula airstrip filled with five dead bodies. …More


Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast
Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast
By Hammond, Amberrose
2009-08 - Haunted America
9781596296633 Check Our Catalog


Western Michigan is home to some of the state's most picturesque places- and also some of its most chilling tales. Ghost story researcher and enthusiast Amberrose Hammond exposes the mysterious and spirit-ridden world of many beloved Michigan destinations as she skillfully weaves narratives of a world unseen by most. From the lingering spirit forever working in the Grand Theatre and the band of melon-headed children prowling the Saugatuck State Park to the lights of the Lake Forest Cemetery staircase waiting to reveal one's place in the afterlife, these tales are sure to give pause to anyone daring enough to experience these hauntingly beautiful spots...after dark.
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The Dead Lie Down
The Dead Lie Down
By Hannah, Sophie
2010-09 - Thorndike Press
9781410429964 Check Our Catalog


A breathtaking novel of psychological suspense from the author of "Little Face" and "The Wrong Mother"
Featuring the return of Sergeant Charlotte "Charlie" Zailer and DC Simon Waterhouse, "The Dead Lie Down" is another sophisticated, addictive read from the new mistress of the page-turner.
Ruth Bussey once did something wrong-horribly wrong-and was nearly destroyed by her punishment. Now, she has tentatively rebuilt her life and unexpectedly found love with a man named Aidan Seed. But Aidan also has a secret-he killed someone years ago, a woman named Mary Trelease. Ruth's horror turns to confusion when she realizes that she knows Mary Trelease, and Mary is very much alive.

HPL patron:  Lovely book.
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Rising Darkness
Rising Darkness
By Harrison, Thea
2013-04 - Berkley
9780425248454 Check Our Catalog

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Good Bait
Good Bait
By Harvey, John
2013-01 - Pegasus Books
9781605983783 Check Our Catalog

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Red Jacket
Red Jacket
By Heywood, Joseph
2012-09 - Lyons Press
9780762782536 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the Woods Cop mysteries comes a new historical mystery set in 1913, featuring Rough Rider turned game warden Lute Bapcat, orphan, loner, former cowboy, Rough Rider, beaver trapper, a man who in 1913, with the enthusiastic recommendation by the Theodore Roosevelt, himself, becomes one of the Michigan's first civil service game wardens. In "Red Jacket," he confronts an explosive, bloody labor strike; a siege-like sabotage, including a sudden rash of decapitated, spoiled deer; poisoned trout streams and well water; and unusual deforestation--all apparently designed by mine owners to deny nature's bounty to the strikers, and thereby to break the union. …More


The Piper
The Piper
By Hightower, Lynn
2013-04 - Severn House Publishers
9780727882516 Check Our Catalog

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