Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
By Hawkins, Paula
2015-01 - Riverhead Books
9781594633669 Check Our Catalog
Instant #1" New York Times "Bestseller
Nothing is more addicting than"The Girl on the Train." "Vanity Fair
"
"The Girl on the Train" has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since "Gone Girl." . . . It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership. "The New York Times"
Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and
…More


Hexed
Hexed
By Hearne, Kevin
2011-06 - Del Rey Books
9780345522498 Check Our Catalog

A coven of witches, a fallen angel, a horde of Bacchants, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire are all vying for the attention of Atticus O'Sullivan--the last of the Druids--in this second installment of Hearne's back-to-back series. Original.
HPL patron: Excellent follow up to a great series opener. Fun story with a good mix of characters. …More


The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
By Hemingway, Ernest
1995-05 - Scribner Book Company
9780684801223 Check Our Catalog
Hemingway's triumphant yet tragic story of an old Cuban fisherman and his relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream combines the simplicity of a fable, the significance of a parable, and the drama of an epic. …More


Malpractice in Maggody
Malpractice in Maggody
By Hess, Joan
2006-03 - Thorndike Press
9780786283682 Check Our Catalog
Can police chief Arly Hanks get through small town Maggody's gossip and uncover the real goings-on behind an exclusive rehabilitation center before anyone else dies? …More


Pride V. Prejudice: A Claire Malloy Mystery
Pride V. Prejudice: A Claire Malloy Mystery
By Hess, Joan
2015-04 - Minotaur Books
9781250011954 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is the first of this author's books that I've read and I'm not sure I'll try another. I found her characters very different from anyone I've ever met and not very "real," so it was hard to relate to any of them.
…More

Yu-GI-Oh! (3-In-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes Vols. 1, 2 & 3
Yu-GI-Oh! (3-In-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes Vols. 1, 2 & 3
By Takahashi, Kazuki
2015-02 - Viz Media
9781421579245 Check Our Catalog
Tenth-grader Yugi always had his head in some game--until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharoahs Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games with high stakes and high risks
Let the games begin Meet Seto Kaiba, master of the
…More


The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery
The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery
By Hill, Susan
2015-01 - Overlook Press
9781468301458 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I have found a new English detective. I'm always looking for new ones. Simon Serrailler is the newest one. He is as mysterious as the tale that Susan Hill has written.
…More

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
By Hosseini, Khaled
2003-06 - Riverhead Books
9781573222457 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2004), Alex Awards (2004), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2007), Iowa High School Book Award (2007), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2006)


An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, takes readers from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, "The Kite Runner" is an unusual and powerful debut.
HPL patron:  Absolutely amazing.  I'd recommend this book to anyone. …More


AHA: Awakening. Honesty. Action: The God Moment That Changes Everything
AHA: Awakening. Honesty. Action: The God Moment That Changes Everything
By Idleman, Kyle
2014-03 - David C Cook
9780781410496 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: No real Aha! moments for me, but pretty positive...basically long lesson on the prodigal son.
…More

Building the Great Pyramid
Building the Great Pyramid
By Jackson, Kevin
Joint Author Stamp, Jonathan
2003-02 - Firefly Books
9781552977194 Check Our Catalog
Companion volume to The Discovery Channel's television program. The book looks at the building techniques used to create the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt and its history, both the pyramid's, and the theories about it. …More


The Perfect Witness
The Perfect Witness
By Johansen, Iris
2014-09 - St. Martin's Press
9781250020055 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Teresa wants a loving family and not to be used anymore. The way things are shaping up she will lose everything she has worked so hard to find.
…More

Your Next Breath
Your Next Breath
By Johansen, Iris
2015-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250020086 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Catherine just wants a normal life, the way her life is going, though, she doesn't think it will ever happen.
…More

Acheron
Acheron
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2008-08 - St. Martin's Press
9780312362157 Check Our Catalog
From #1-bestselling author Kenyon comes the long-awaited story of Acheron, the god of final fate and the leader of the Dark-Hunters. Martin's Press. …More


Power
Power
By King, Joy Deja
2014-03 - King Productions
9780986004575 Check Our Catalog
Alex and Deion were born in the projects of Atlanta. Their mutual determination to escape their poverty stricken existence fueled a friendship that was unbreakable. But as they grew from boys to men, the trappings of the streets introduced them to a life of crime and endless money. Those same streets may end up being their ultimate downfall. Can two men share all that power or can there only be …More


The Eyes of the Dragon: A Story
The Eyes of the Dragon: A Story
By King, Stephen
Illustrator Palladini, David
1987-12 - Signet Book
9780451166586 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Colorado Blue Spruce Award (1989)

The number-one "New York Times" bestselling prequel to King's Dark Tower series is available again with a beautiful new package and black-and-white artwork by David Palladini. Reissue. …More


Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers
By King, Stephen
2015-06 - Scribner Book Company
9781501100079 Check Our Catalog
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far--a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in "Mr. Mercedes."
"Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous
…More


Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes
By King, Stephen
2014-06 - Scribner Book Company
9781476754451 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2015)

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. …More


Fifteen Minutes
Fifteen Minutes
By Kingsbury, Karen
2013-10 - Howard Books
9781451647051 Check Our Catalog
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a dramatic story about fame, true love, and the cost of having it all. …More


Cripple Creek Days
Cripple Creek Days
By Lee, Mabel Barbee
Designed by Thomas, Lowell, Jr.
Foreword by Thomas, Lowell, Jr.
1984-09 - Unp - Bison Books
9780803279124 Check Our Catalog

Mabel Barbee Lee has written a rousing tale of early days in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She speaks with authority because she arrived there as a child in 1892, and with wide-eyed wonder saw the whole place turn to gold. With his divining rod, Mabel's father tapped gold ore on Beacon Hill but missed becoming a millionaire by selling his claim short. Nonetheless, life was rich for young Mabel in a …More


The Ripper
The Ripper
By Lee, Tony
Illustrator Currie, Andrew
Illustrator Rayner, Richard Piers
2011-07 - IDW Publishing
9781600109744 Check Our Catalog
The Eleventh Doctor era begins here! Join the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor and his latest companions, Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams, as they travel to the far reaches of space - a planet populated by holograms - and the distant past - where they become embroiled in the Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London …More


When Worlds Collide
When Worlds Collide
By Lee, Tony
Illustrator Buckingham, Mark
Illustrator Smith, Matthew Dow
2012-01 - IDW Publishing
9781613771044 Check Our Catalog
Join the Doctor and his companions, Amy and Rory, as they travel to the far reaches of space to save their friend and the future of Britain …More


The Fall
The Fall
By Lescroart, John
2015-05 - Atria Books
9781476709215 Check Our Catalog
From "New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardy's law firm.
Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed? …More


Child of Mine
Child of Mine
By Lewis, David
Author Lewis, Beverly
2014-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764212598 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: You would never know two people wrote this book. It will keep you guessing til the end. Good characters, plot, and setting.
…More

The Fiddler
The Fiddler
By Lewis, Beverly
2012-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410446053 Check Our Catalog

When Amy DeVries, thoroughly modern and disillusioned, sets out on a road trip, she unexpectedly meets an Amish man--and community--that changes her life forever.
HPL patron: I try to find a new author with a series each summer and I hit the jackpot. she pulls you right into the characters and their lives. You read this, wish you were in Hickory …More