Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Reading-Week 4






Illuminate
Illuminate
By Agresti, Aimee
2012-03 - Harcourt Brace and Company
9780547626147 Check Our Catalog

When ambitious Haven lands an internship and moves to the city to chase her dreams, mysterious things start to happen, and a group of gorgeous, young-looking coworkers seems to be at the root of it. When she uncovers their evil agenda, she must figure out how to halt their malicious plan and save prom night.
HPL patron: Honestly this book deserves a big …More


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
By Albertalli, Becky
2015-04 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062348678 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This hilariously lovable book will keep you intrigued and on the edge of your seat. Simon and "Blue"s love is so beautiful and true that you'll wonder if it could be possible. Not only does Simon fall in love but he's being blackmailed, and he's having friendship problems that make you feel for him or even know how he feels. This book shows …More


Silver Thaw: A Mystic Creek Novel
Silver Thaw: A Mystic Creek Novel
By Anderson, Catherine
2015-05 - Center Point
9781628995381 Check Our Catalog
After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she's having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better . . . and that she can find happiness again. …More


Intuition and Your Sun Sign: Practical Methods to Unlock Your Potential
Intuition and Your Sun Sign: Practical Methods to Unlock Your Potential
By Ashman, Bernie
2014-06 - Llewellyn Publications
9780738738949 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Full of it!
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The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body
By Ballantyne, Sarah
Foreword by Wolf, Robb
2014-01 - Victory Belt Publishing
9781936608393 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very comprehensive book on how what you eat effects your health. Lots of pictures and diagrams to explain how your brain and digestion work.
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The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good
The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good
By Beck, Judith S., PhD
Author Busis, Deborah Beck
2015-04 - HarperOne
9780062301062 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Love the info on the note cards.
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Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
By Berry, Amanda
Author DeJesus, Gina
Author Jordan, Mary
2015-04 - Viking
9780525427650 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Unbelievable true and sad.
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The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
By Bissonnette, Zac
2015-03 - Portfolio
9781591846024 Check Our Catalog
In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. With no advertising or big-box distribution, creator Ty Warner - an eccentric college dropout - become a billionaire in just three years. And it was all thanks to collectors. The end of the craze was just as swift and extremely devastating, with "rare" Beanie Babies deemed worthless as quickly as they'd once been deemed …More


Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
By Borg, Marcus J.
2014-05 - HarperOne
9780062269973 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Book of the Year (2015)



HPL patron: I love anything Marcus Borg writes. He affirms by beliefs, answers my questions and bolsters my faith.
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The Body on the Beach
The Body on the Beach
By Brett, Simon
2001-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425181829 Check Our Catalog

In the seaside hamlet of Fethering, Carole Seddon maintains a quiet life and doesn't have the tolerance to deal with her bohemian neighbor, Jude. Carole discovers a dead body on the beach with two wounds to the neck, but police dismiss her story when they can't find the body. When a stranger warns Carole to keep quiet, she confides in Jude.
HPL patron: I had …More


The Tomb in Turkey: A Fethering Mystery
The Tomb in Turkey: A Fethering Mystery
By Brett, Simon
2015-03 - Creme de La Crime
9781780290690 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Once again we meet Simon Brett's two female detectives. This time their adventure takes them to Turkey. Jude is pursued by an old lover, Carole of course, disapproves.
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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
By Bryson, Bill
2001-10 - Harper Perennial
9780380715435 Check Our Catalog
The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language. …More


One Wish
One Wish
By Carr, Robyn
2015-02 - Mira Books
9780778317937 Check Our Catalog
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers another smart, funny, emotional novel about the complexities of life in the small Oregon town of Thunder Point
Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater before she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful
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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
By Carter, Ally
2008-12 - Disney-Hyperion
9781423100065 Check Our Catalog
In this follow-up to "I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You," Carter delivers more spy-girl intrigue and romance, as trouble crops up once again for Cammie Morgan, a CIA legacy-student at Gallagher Academy, the world's premier academy for spies. …More


Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
By Carter, Ally
2010-05 - Hyperion Books
9781423116608 Check Our Catalog
Cammie Morgan arrives in Boston, where Macey's father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination. The girls soon find themselves trapped in a kidnapping plot, in the third installment of the Gallagher Girls series. …More


I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
By Carter, Ally
2007-04 - Hyperion Books for Children
9781423100041 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (2010)

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls' school--except that it's a school for spies. Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but she's also beginning her most dangerous mission--she's falling in love. Hyperion Books for Children/Miramax Books …More


Tom Clancy: Support and Defend
Tom Clancy: Support and Defend
By Greaney, Mark
2014-07 - Putnam Adult
9780399173349 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Not this author's best effort. A single character tasked to find an assassin with technology. Too much cyberspace jargon with no explanation, no plot to hang onto, not my kind of Clancy book.
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Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation
Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation
By Coleman, Jon T.
2012-04 - Hill & Wang
9780809054596 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Not much in this book about Hugh Glass. Dissapointed about that. Did not care for book because of that.
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Blueprints
Blueprints
By Delinsky, Barbara
2015-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781250007049 Check Our Catalog

"Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work"
"-and what to do when they break."

Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of "Gut It , "a home renovation series on local public television. Caroline takes pride in her work, and in the way she connects with the show's audience. But when she is told …More


All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
By Doerr, Anthony
2014-05 - Scribner Book Company
9781476746586 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2015), Alex Awards (2015), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2015), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), National Book Awards (2014), Pulitzer Prize (2015)

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. …More


A Stolen Life: A Memoir
A Stolen Life: A Memoir
By Dugard, Jaycee
2012-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781451629194 Check Our Catalog
A revelatory memoir about a young woman whose life was stolen when she was kidnapped in 1991 and remained an object of captivity for 18 years. …More


The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death
The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death
By Heaphy Durham, Janis
Author Durham, Janis Heaphy
2015-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455531301 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The husband of Janis died at a young age. Janis felt he was trying to communicate with her even though she was skeptical of such after death experiences.
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Alexandra
Alexandra
By Erickson, Carolly
2001-09 - St. Martin's Press
9780312253073 Check Our Catalog

Having tackled the likes of Josephine and Elizabeth, Erickson takes on Alexandra Romanov, wife of Nicholas and the last tsarina in the Soviet Union. Photos.
HPL patron: A personal story of Russian Revolution, of opulent wealth. An interesting book. If you like history read this book.
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Wicked Charms
Wicked Charms
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Sutton, Phoef
2015-06 - Bantam
9780553392715 Check Our Catalog
Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award winning co-author Phoef Sutton.
Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier Peg Leg Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and
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