Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer Reading Week 8


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 8.  This week 29 people submitted entries, and 5 were new!  They read 119 books.  So far 107 people have submitted 779 entries, and 215 people have registered,69 just this week.



The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
2010-07 - Scholastic Press
9780439023528 Check Our Catalog

The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present. …More


Nano
Nano
By Cook, Robin
2012-12 - Putnam Adult
9780399160820 Check Our Catalog

After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia, the embattled medical student from "Death Benefit," decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. …More


Zero Hour
Zero Hour
By Cussler, Clive
Author Brown, Graham
2013-05 - Putnam Adult
9780399162503 Check Our Catalog

The dazzling new novel in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. It is called zero point energy, and it really exists--a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however--until one scientist discovers a way. …More


Me, Myself, and Why?
Me, Myself, and Why?
By Davidson, MaryJanice
2010-09 - St. Martin's Press
9780312531171 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Undead series comes an outrageously funny novel about a highly unconventional FBI agent, a rather odd serial killer, a best friend on the edge, a gorgeous baker, and love. …More


Scream
Scream
By Dellosso, Mike
2009-03 - Realms
9781599794693 Check Our Catalog

Mark Stone hears a cacophony of disturbing screams over the phone, and seconds later his friend is dead. After his estranged wife is kidnapped and calls for help, he again hears those otherworldly cries. Can he find Cheryl before it's too late? …More


Moonlight Masquerade
Moonlight Masquerade
By Deveraux, Jude
2013-02 - Thorndike Press
9781410455109 Check Our Catalog

After being abruptly jilted, Sophie Kincaid flees to the place her friend Kim Aldredge calls heaven on earth. But Sophie's first taste of Edilean is far from heavenly: after her car breaks down on a country road, she is nearly run over by a speeding sports car. A small act of revenge brings some satisfaction, and word quickly spreads that a gorgeous newcomer gave the driver, the notoriously bitter Dr. Reede Aldredge, a dressing down. But it isn't the first time the fiery artist has gone too far for payback; a secret possession she carries with her could shatter her ex-boyfriend's future. Reede Aldredge has secrets, too, including a desire to get closer to the beauty who is turning his dark world upside down. Under the night skies, their masquerade is magic--but will it turn to dust by the light of day? …More


Collected Poems Emily Dickenson: Cha Riv
Collected Poems Emily Dickenson: Cha Riv
By Outlet
Author Dickinson, Emily
Author Rh Value Publishing
1983-08 - Random House Value Publishing
9780517415146 Check Our Catalog

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Preacher Vol 09: Alamo
Preacher Vol 09: Alamo
By Ennis, Garth
Illustrator Dillon, Steve
Illustrator Fabry, Glenn
2001-05 - Vertigo
9781563897153 Check Our Catalog

The "Preacher" epic reaches its dramatic conclusion in this final graphic novel. When Jesse Custer began his crusade to find God, he knew heartache and pain would follow. Now he must deal with Tulip, Cassidy, Herr Starr, the Saint of Killers, and others before a final, explosive confrontation. Full color. …More


Encyclopedia of Suicide
Encyclopedia of Suicide
By Evans, Glen
Author Hall, Timothy L.
2003-05 - Facts on File
9780816045259 Check Our Catalog

Statistics show that approximately 11 out of every 100 …More


Dark Storm
Dark Storm
By Feehan, Christine
2012-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425255803 Check Our Catalog

In Feehan's "New York Times"-bestselling Carpathian novels, roiling passions collide in a perfect storm of dangerous desire. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged, one that has marked the last descendent of Arabejila as the reward. …More


A Small Fortune
A Small Fortune
By Ferrarella, Marie
2013-02 - Harlequin
9780373657285 Check Our Catalog

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The Hunters
The Hunters
By Flanagan, John
2012-10 - Philomel Books
9780399256219 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling epic continues! Hal and his brotherband crew are hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac, and they have one thing only on their minds: stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. …More


Existentialism
Existentialism
By Flynn, Thomas
2009-10 - Sterling
9781402768743 Check Our Catalog

With its emphasis on individuality, freedom, and personal responsibility, existentialism was one of the 20th century's most significant philosophical movements. Through such writers as Sarte, de Beauvoir, and Camus, it influenced literature, the arts and humanities, and politics. Thomas R. Flynn examines the philosophy's core beliefs, focusing on several key existential themes, and introduces the leading existentialist thinkers, from Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Sartre.
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Fatal Destiny
Fatal Destiny
By Force, Marie
2011-09 - Carina Press
9781426892158 Check Our Catalog

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The African Queen
The African Queen
By Forester, C. S.
1984-06 - Back Bay Books
9780316289108 Check Our Catalog

First published in 1935, C.S. Forester's classic romantic adventure is a tale of opposites attracted. Allnut and Rose, a disreputable Cockney and an English spinster missionary, wend their way down a river in Central Africa in a rickety, asthmatic steam launch, and are gradually joined together in a mission of retaliation against the Germans. Fighting time, heat, malaria and bullets, the two have a dramatic rapprochement before the explosive ending of the book. This tale of unlikely love is thrilling and funny and ultimately satisfying. …More


Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
By Frankl, Viktor E.
Translator Lasch, Ilse
Foreword by Kushner, Harold S.
2006-06 - Beacon Press (MA)
9780807014295 Check Our Catalog


Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory--known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")--holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey by the Library of Congress and the Book-of-the-Month Club that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.
Born in Vienna in 1905 Viktor E. Frankl earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He published more than thirty books on theoretical and clinical psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere. In 1977 a fellow survivor, Joseph Fabry, founded the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Frankl died in 1997.
Harold S. Kushner is rabbi emeritus at Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, and the author of several best-selling books, including When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
William J. Winslade is a philosopher, lawyer, and psychoanalyst at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston.

HPL patron:  This book is about finding meaning in one's life and circumstances.  Frankl says that we can choose how to react to situations.  He uses his time in a concentration camp as an example.  As bad as that was he found a reason to keep living.  He says that we too can get through tough situations by finding the meaning in it.
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The Paladin Prophecy
The Paladin Prophecy
By Frost, Mark
2012-09 - Random House Books for Young Readers
9780375870453 Check Our Catalog

A 15-year-old boy who has spent his entire life trying to avoid attention finds himself in the middle of a millenia-old struggle between titanic forces when he is simultaneously recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents. …More


Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
By Goodman, Matthew
2013-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345527264 Check Our Catalog

On November 14, 1889, two young female journalists raced against one another, determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors' lives forever. …More


An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner
An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner
By Cohen-Greene, Cheryl
With Garano, Lorna
2012-11 - Soft Skull Press
9781593765064 Check Our Catalog

For the past 40 years, Cohen-Greene has worked as a surrogate partner, helping clients to confront, consider, and ultimately accept their sexuality. In this riveting memoir, she shares some of her most moving cases, and also reveals her own sexual coming-of-age. …More


Out of the Black Land
Out of the Black Land
By Greenwood, Kerry
2013-02 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464200380 Check Our Catalog

From the often wildly differing conclusions of professional Egyptologists, Greenwood, best known for her mysteries has fashioned a fascinating, plausible and erotic tale. …More


The Brethren
The Brethren
By Grisham, John
2000-12 - Island
9780440236672 Check Our Catalog

They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.
Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich -- very fast.
And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam...while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips -- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better.
Because they've just found the perfect victim... …More


No Way Back
No Way Back
By Gross, Andrew
2013-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780061655982 Check Our Catalog

"No Way Back" is a thrilling page-turner from Gross, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "15 Seconds" and "The Blue Zone." One woman is framed for a horrific crime, and desperate to prove her innocence. A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. …More


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
By Grahame-Smith, Seth
2011-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446563079 Check Our Catalog

Grahame-Smith's revision of a Jane Austen classic blew readers' minds and became an instant national bestseller. Now, the author of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" tackles one of America's greatest presidents. …More


Stakeout: A Stanley Hastings Mystery
Stakeout: A Stanley Hastings Mystery
By Hall, Parnell
2013-01 - Pegasus Books
9781605984025 Check Our Catalog

The new crime thriller in the ever-funny and charming Stanley Hastings mystery series, featuring the only detective in New York City who doesn't carry a gun. …More