Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-What Muskegon is Reading this Summer






Sophomore Switch
Sophomore Switch
By McDonald, Abby
2009-03 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763639365 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Tayshas Reading (2010)


With an anthropologist's eye for detail and a true ear for teen-speak, an exciting new novelist has crafted a funny, fast-paced look at survival and sisterhood, as an uptight Brit and a hard-partying American swap lives.
HPL patron: Sophomore Switch is an amazing and original book. I could easily relate to the characters in multiple ways, and loved …More


Return to Sender
Return to Sender
By Michaels, Fern
2012-12 - Zebra Books
9780821779583 Check Our Catalog
Beloved "New York Times"-bestselling author Michaels delivers a superb novelNan unforgettable story about love, friendship, family, and the courage it takes to let go of the past. …More


Tuesday's Child
Tuesday's Child
By Michaels, Fern
2013-10 - Large Print Press
9781594136634 Check Our Catalog
On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in 35 years of practicing law, it's that the truth can always surprise. …More


She Had It Coming
She Had It Coming
By Monroe, Mary
2008-09 - Dafina Books
9780758212191 Check Our Catalog
A remarkable talent ("Chicago Sun-Times") delivers a powerful and provocative new page-turner about one woman's search for love in a world where secrets don't always stay hidden, and the choices made in one rash moment can change everything. …More


A Whale for the Killing
A Whale for the Killing
By Mowat, Farley
2012-08 - Douglas & McIntyre
9781771000284 Check Our Catalog
A compelling true story of the author's desperate attempts to save an eighty-ton fin whale trapped in a Newfoundland lagoon. As he tries to persuade wildlife authorities and the Canadian press to help him in his quest, he must fend off curious and uncaring locals, who want to harvest the helpless whale for sport. As it tells one of Mowat's most personal and moving stories, this book becomes an …More


Echo Lake
Echo Lake
By Neggers, Carla
2015-02 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410476661 Check Our Catalog
In snowy Swift River Valley, unexpected romance is just around the corner...
Heather Sloan has landed her dream job--the renovation of Vic Scarlatti's stately 1912 country home overlooking the icy waters of Echo Lake in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. It's the perfect project for the family business, but for once, Heather is in charge.
Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock left
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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
By Nye, Bill
Editor Powell, Corey S.
2014-11 - St. Martin's Press
9781250007131 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: What a pleasure to read an understandable and easy to comprehend book on the origins of our existence. At the same time, Mr. Nye does not disparage religion or true believers and only offers facts and explanations for scientific theory. After reading Undeniable, I am encouraged to view the world with "fresh" eyes and attitude.
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Soul Eater Not!, Vol. 4
Soul Eater Not!, Vol. 4
By Ohkubo, Atsushi
Author Aokubo, Atsushi
2014-11 - Yen Press
9780316298162 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: If you love Soul Eater you'll love Soul Eater Not! too. It's about Tsugumi, Meme, and Anyo-san. They're new to DWMA which stands for Death Weapon Meister Academy. Maka and Soul from Soul Eater are in this book too, which makes it interesting. There's romance and action in this book. Also some good humor to enjoy!
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Living in Favor, Abundance and Joy
Living in Favor, Abundance and Joy
By Osteen, Joel
2010-03 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9781442305069 Check Our Catalog
AVAILABLE ONLY ON AUDIO...TEN OF JOEL OSTEEN'S MOST INSPIRING SERMONS, RECORDED LIVE AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH
To live in God's favor is to live a life filled with hope, abundance and joy. God has a new beginning in store for you Whatever difficulties you've faced, God uses your challenges to stretch you and enlarge your vision to move beyond disappointments and experience his blessings. In this
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Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise
By Palmer, Diana
2012-01 - Harlequin Books
9780373776498 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestselling author Palmer sweeps readers into a world of passion, intrigue, and heartfelt emotion in this classic love story. Reissue. …More


The Bachelor's Bargain
The Bachelor's Bargain
By Palmer, Catherine
2006-09 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842319294 Check Our Catalog

Can a length of lace-more air than thread-be her family's salvation?
Housemaid Anne Webster will stop at nothing to save her family from their dire circumstances. Even if it means accepting the proposal of the roguish Ruel Chouteau, Marquess of Blackthorne, who has just returned to England from the Americas under a veil of mystery. Both have their own agendas-she to use his riches, and he …More


Love's Haven
Love's Haven
By Palmer, Catherine
2005-10 - Center Point Large Print
9781585476527 Check Our Catalog
This enhanced reissue of a Silhouette Intimate Moments title is a classic marriage-of-convenience tale featuring a Christian heroine struggling to forgive the hero for his role in her husband's accidental death. …More


Invisible
Invisible
By Patterson, James
Author Ellis, David
2014-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316405348 Check Our Catalog
Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.
Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of …More


Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary
By Patterson, James
2005-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316159760 Check Our Catalog

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Alex Cross travels to Los Angeles to hunt for a killer more brutal and ambitious than he's ever encountered--a woman who has it in for Hollywood's hottest players. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening?

HPL patron: Love Alex Cross books! Always a twist …More


NYPD Red 3
NYPD Red 3
By Patterson, James
Author Karp, Marshall
2015-03 - Little Brown and Company
9780316406994 Check Our Catalog
PROTECT THE RICH. SERVE THE FAMOUS. HUNT THE GUILTY.
NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald-the woman who broke his heart at the police academy-are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to deliver justice.
Zach and
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The Good Luck of Right Now
The Good Luck of Right Now
By Quick, Matthew
2014-02 - HarperTorch
9780062285539 Check Our Catalog

From Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes The Good Luck of Right Now, a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere--an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love.
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The Power to Shape Your Destiny!: 7 Strategies for Massive Results
The Power to Shape Your Destiny!: 7 Strategies for Massive Results
By Robbins, Anthony
Read by Robbins, Anthony
2012-02 - Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
9781442352650 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Excellent...very positive...I used to believe it was all in "location, location, location", now I say it is all in "encantation, encantation, encantation!"
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Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers
By Roberts, Nora
2007-11 - Jove Books
9780515143805 Check Our Catalog
Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, in the town of Hawkins Hollow, strange things happen. It began 21 years ago after three young boys went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone. Now, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men--and the women who love them--in this new trilogy. Original. …More


California Dreams
California Dreams
By Roberts, Nora
2014-09 - Silhouette Books
9780373281831 Check Our Catalog
From #1 New York Times bestselling author
NORA ROBERTS
come two classic stories about falling in love along the golden coast...

Mind Over Matter
Theatrical agent Aurora Fields has always kept her personal life separate from her professional one, but that changes the moment she meets David Brady. David can tell that Aurora's icy exterior is just a front, and he's determined to
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Courting Catherine
Courting Catherine
By Roberts, Nora
Author Morgan, Sarah
2015-01 - Silhouette Books
9780373010172 Check Our Catalog
A LASTING LEGACY
Catherine "C.C." Calhoun is determined to keep her family's estate, known affectionately as the Towers, "in" the family. She admits the cost of keeping up the crumbling mansion might be quickly exceeding what C.C., her sisters and her aunt can afford, but the only way to save the house can't be to sell it. Especially not to arrogant and handsome hotel magnate Trenton St. James
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Fangirl
Fangirl
By Rowell, Rainbow
2013-09 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250030955 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2016), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2016), L.A. Times Book Prize (2013), Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (2014), Sequoyah Book Awards (2016), Tayshas Reading (2014)


A coming-of-age tale of family, first love, and fan fiction from the talented author of "Eleanor & Park."
HPL patron: Beautiful, intelligent, heart-racing, awesome, and absolutely mind reeling. Not only does Fangirl Cath (Cather) fall in love, but she learns things that she didn't expect to. Cath is like a mega nerd, but in a good way. She makes new …More


Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to the Band
Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to the Band
By Schneider, Jason
2009-07 - ECW Press
9781550228748 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting book of Canadian artists trying to and sometimes making it in the music world.
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Triptych
Triptych
By Slaughter, Karin
2006-02 - Delacorte Press
9780385339469 Check Our Catalog
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In this gritty, gripping firecracker of a novel, the author of the bestselling Grant County, Georgia, series breaks thrilling new ground, weaving together the threads of a complex, multilayered story with the skill of a master craftsman.
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Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son
By Steel, Danielle
2015-02 - Delacorte Press
9780385343152 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This novel was a bit of a departure from the standard Danielle Steel novel. I loved it!
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