Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life
The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life
By Horton, Tony
With Faye, Denis
2014-02 - Harperwave
9780062282392 Check Our Catalog

What does your big picture look like?
P90X creator Tony Horton is known by millions of fans for his take-no-prisoners, straight-talking approach to fitness. When you do his programs, put in the time, and follow his advice you get results.
Now Tony Horton is bringing his energetic, no-nonsense style to help you improve your life outside the gym. In The Big Picture, he shares his philosophy …More


Gluten-Free Classic Snacks: 100 Recipes for the Brand-Name Treats You Love
Gluten-Free Classic Snacks: 100 Recipes for the Brand-Name Treats You Love
By Hunn, Nicole
2015-04 - Da Capo Lifelong Books
9780738217819 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I LOVED this book! It made me want to buy it. Great recipes!
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Cold Betrayal: An Ali Reynolds Novel
Cold Betrayal: An Ali Reynolds Novel
By Jance, J. A.
2015-03 - Touchstone Books
9781476745046 Check Our Catalog
"Revenge isn't the only dish served cold..."

Ali Reynolds's longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something
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Heart of Gold
Heart of Gold
By Jenkins, Beverly
2014-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062207975 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the charming town of Henry Adams, Kansas, in this heartwarming story of family, friendship, and the surprises hidden in our lives
Henry Adams has had its fair share of drama ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town with her divorce settlement. Now, just when things are starting to settle down, it's about to get crazy again. . . .
Cephas …More


Dark Summer
Dark Summer
By Johansen, Iris
2009-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312368098 Check Our Catalog

With an explosive pace, unforgettable characters, and gut-wrenching action, "Dark Summer" is compelling new terrain for #1 blockbuster bestselling author Iris Johansen
"It begins with a single shot."
Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab named Ned, Devon has no idea that …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.
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Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16
Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16
By Kasher, Moshe
2012-03 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446584265 Check Our Catalog

Rising young comedian Kasher started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanalysis for eight years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest. But "Kasher in the Rye" is not an "eye opener" to the horrors of addiction. It's a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it …More


Infamous
Infamous
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2012-03 - Griffin
9781250002822 Check Our Catalog
The world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters. Now Nick's saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume. Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That's the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn't the average teenager. He's a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, …More


Inferno
Inferno
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2013-04 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250002839 Check Our Catalog
In the fourth novel in the bestselling Chronicles of Nick series from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Kenyon, the heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen. …More


Invincible
Invincible
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2011-03 - Griffin
9780312599065 Check Our Catalog
A #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the second novel of her new teen series--a spin-off from the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series. …More


You
You
By Kepnes, Caroline
2014-09 - Atria Books
9781476785592 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Fantastic. Incredibly twisted. The kind of book to get lost in. Joe and Beck are real, seemingly normal on the outside, bound by their own deamons inside. Just way stranger than most. Loved this book!
HPL patron: OMG! Disturbing!
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The Michigan Murders
The Michigan Murders
By Keyes, Edward
Epilogue by James, Laura
Prologue by Link, Mardi
2010-09 - University of Michigan Press
9780472034468 Check Our Catalog

An in-depth look at a serial murder case that changed Southeastern Michigan
HPL patron: Drug out story-slow moving story.
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Trust No One
Trust No One
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2015-01 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165139 Check Our Catalog

Following up on the incredible success of River Road, New York Times�"bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz delivers another masterpiece of romantic suspense.
HPL patron: Murder set on the stage of the "Positive Thinking" industry. Can the hero/heroine overcome their past traumas-solve the case and fall in love? Light and entertaining.
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The Bully
The Bully
By Langan, Paul
2007-06 - Scholastic Paperbacks
9780439865463 Check Our Catalog

Featuring contemporary, real-life stories that young adults will relate to, with important life lessons that are not too preach, these two book continue this new series focusing on the students of Bluford High School.
HPL patron: The bully was one of the many bluford series. It told the story of a boy who left all his friends and moved to a new town where …More


A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space
A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space
By Larson, Elsie
Author Chapman, Emma
2014-08 - Potter Style
9780770434052 Check Our Catalog
Step inside the world of Elsie and Emma, the sisters behind the dEcor blog "A Beautiful Mess." With tiny budgets and a crafty, can-do attitude, they overhauled each room in their first homes with DIY projects using family photos, vibrant fabrics, flea-market finds, and affordable furniture. Now, you can learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a happy, bright space with distinct …More


The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever
The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever
By Layden, Joe
2007-10 - St. Martin's Press
9780312353308 Check Our Catalog

It is considered to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: In 1990, James Buster Douglas knocks out then-undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in the tenth round. This meticulously researched account tells the extraordinary tale of two men and how this one fight changes their lives forever.
HPL patron: I liked the book. Good background to …More


To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Lee, Harper
2005-07 - Harper Perennial
9780060935467 Check Our Catalog

Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.
One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been …More


The Confession
The Confession
By Lewis, Beverly
2008-02 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764204647 Check Our Catalog

Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who questioned the strict rules of her upbringing and even her own identity, has been shunned from her Amish community. Katie--now known as Katherine Mayfield--sets out to find her birth mother, and a life, she has never known.
HPL patron: Amish live in a new light.
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The Shunning
The Shunning
By Lewis, Beverly
2008-02 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764204630 Check Our Catalog

When Katie Lapp stumbles upon a satin infant gown in the dusty leather trunk of her parents' attic, she knows it holds a story she must discover. Why else would her Amish mother, a plain and simple woman who embraces the Old Order laws, hide the beautiful baby dress in the attic?
HPL patron: Page turning from page one.
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Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies to Quickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement
Make Peace with Anyone: Breakthrough Strategies to Quickly End Any Conflict, Feud, or Estrangement
By Lieberman, David J.
2003-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312310011 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" besteselling author Lieberman delivers his most groundbreaking work yet. "Make Peace with Anyone" shows how to quickly resolve conflicts of any sort, no matter how long they've been going on or how many people are involved.
HPL patron: False! What about dealing with people who are mentally ill? Hence, several chapters need to be written …More


Black Water Rising
Black Water Rising
By Locke, Attica
2010-04 - Harper Perennial
9780061735851 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (2010)


From a powerful new voice in American fiction comes a brilliant debut legal thriller, written in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Scott Turow, involving murder, greed, and redemption and set in the oil boomtown of 1980s Houston.
HPL patron: Having just recently read this author's 3rd novel, which picks up the story-line of this, her first and never-before …More


Bold Prayers from the Heart
Bold Prayers from the Heart
By Maalouf, Jean
1995-11 - Sheed & Ward
9781556128509 Check Our Catalog

Prayer that is provocative, often surprising in its simplicity and spontaneity, and allows God to truly touch and transform.
HPL patron: Very inspirational and right on time for today's moments.
HPL patron: Okay prayers...I've read better ones.
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The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
By Maher, Bill
2011-11 - Blue Rider Press
9780399158414 Check Our Catalog

From bestselling author and host of HBO's "Real Time," Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world.
A follow-up to the "New York Times"-bestselling "New Rules, The New New Rules" delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to health care, from Republican agendas to …More


Hard Row
Hard Row
By Maron, Margaret
2008-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410403322 Check Our Catalog

For Judge Deborah Knott, it becomes clear that deep resentments over race, class, and illegal immigration are brewing in the countryside. When mutilated bodies are found, Deborahs search for the killer leads her to a desperate realm of undocumented farm workers exploited for cheap labor.
HPL patron: Characters that you can relate to and can't stop guessing …More