Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
By Roberts, Cokie
2015-04 - Harper
9780062002761 Check Our Catalog

Cokie Roberts, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict transformed not only the lives of women in Washington, D.C., but also the city itself.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C., found …More


The Pagan Stone
The Pagan Stone
By Roberts, Nora
2008-11 - Jove Books
9780515144666 Check Our Catalog
Following "Blood Brothers" and "The Hollow" comes the stunning conclusion to Roberts's electrifying Sign of the Seven trilogy, in which three men and three women join forces--and hearts--to battle the ultimate evil at the Pagan Stone. Original. …More


Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart
Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart
By Rogak, Lisa
2014-09 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250014443 Check Our Catalog

A "New York Times "Bestseller Since his arrival at "The Daily Show" in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In "Angry Optimist, " biographer Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to stardom. She follows him from his early days growing up in New Jersey, through his years as a struggling standup comic in …More


A Matter of Trust
A Matter of Trust
By Schraff, Anne
Editor Langan, Paul
2007-01 - Scholastic
9780439865470 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Delaware Diamonds Award (2009)


In grade school, Darcy Wills and Brisana Meeks were friends. But all that changed at Bluford High when Darcy started hanging with "the zeros"--a group of students Brisana despises. Now the former friends are bitter rivals, and the tension between them is getting worse. For a while, Darcy tries to stay calm, ignoring her old friend's daily taunts. But when she learns that Brisana is after her …More


Unbelievable
Unbelievable
By Shepard, Sara
2008-12 - Harper Teen
9780060887414 Check Our Catalog

In the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the truth is about to rock the junior year of the Pretty Little Liars, as this fourth novel in Shepard's series serves up a groundbreaking combination of drama, scandal, and "Desperate Housewives"-type mystery.
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Cop Town
Cop Town
By Slaughter, Karin
2014-06 - Delacorte Press
9780345547491 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2015)

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Karin Slaughter, author of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is widely acclaimed as "one of the best crime novelists in America" ("The Washington Post"). Now she delivers her first stand-alone novel: an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice.
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Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure
Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure
By Smiley, Tavis
2011-04 - Smiley Books
9781401933906 Check Our Catalog
Award-winning television and radio broadcaster and "New York Times"-bestselling author Smiley steps from behind the curtain of success to share intimate stories of his missteps, misdeeds, and often highly publicized miscalculations. …More


Tit 4 Tat
Tit 4 Tat
By Strange, Alonzo L.
2010-06 - New Vision Publication
9780982677209 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This storyline is unique, engaging, and upredictable. There is drama and heartbreak. It was enjoyable and starts with tragedy.
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Soft: Cocaine Love Stories
Soft: Cocaine Love Stories
By Styles, T.
Author McGill, Caroline
Author Benjamin, J. M.
2011-09 - Urban Books
9781601624635 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Four short stories by 4 different authors. They were entertaining. Three seemed unfinished, they ended with cliffhangers.
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The Candy Shop
The Candy Shop
By Swinson, Kiki
2010-01 - Dafina Books
9780758238917 Check Our Catalog

In this drama-filled page-turner, an "Essence"-bestselling author presents the raw tale of one woman's struggle with her demons, and the depths she will go to feed her addiction to street candy.
HPL patron: It was sad how the main character gave up everything for drugs. She lied, cheated, and sold her body for drugs. It was a quick read.
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I'm Still Wifey
I'm Still Wifey
By Swinson, Ki Ki
2005-11 - Melodrama Publishing
9780971702158 Check Our Catalog

While Kira's husband Ricky is behind bars serving federal time, she clings onto the hope that one day she?ll get a taste of sweet revenge for Russ?the nigga who played her! In the mix of all the drama, Kira unintentionally falls for a new ?hood rich cat who has it all. Money, good looks, and a girl back home in Jersey! This time around Kira plans to play by a different set of rules! Although, …More


Life After Wifey
Life After Wifey
By Swinson, Kiki
2007-10 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157046 Check Our Catalog

Nikki is in possession of a lot of chilling information that could not only shed light on some unanswered questions, but could also put a lot of dangerous people behind bars for life -- including her new boyfriend, Syncere, from New Jersey. Well aware that she is sleeping with the enemy, Nikki knows she must step up her game and take some precautionary measures to protect herself if she plans …More


Still Candy Shopping
Still Candy Shopping
By Swinson, Kiki
2010-01 - KS Publications
9780984529001 Check Our Catalog

Faith Simmons checks into a rehab but quickly checks out after she receives bad news from her ex-husband. Back on the streets she will run into a new breed of sharks and her life will hang in the balance once again.
HPL patron: This book started off where the other book (Candy Shopping) ended. Same drama. 2 stories-other story "A Scuker for Candy". …More


Still Wifey Material, Part 4
Still Wifey Material, Part 4
By Swinson, Kiki
2008-11 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157107 Check Our Catalog

After deciding to leave the Witness Protection Program, Kira gets disturbing news that those closest to her have all been murdered. Wanting a new beginning, she moves to Houston. Little does she know that the streets in Houston, and the men who run them, are just as dangerous as the hometown she fled.
HPL patron: Starts where book 3 of sequel ends. There is …More


Wifey 4 Life
Wifey 4 Life
By Swinson, Kiki
2012-02 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157435 Check Our Catalog

Kira's quiet life in the islands is interrupted when she's called back to Virginia to attend her cousin Nikki's funeral. Reluctantly, Kira plans a short, incognito trip to do just that. However, her plans are derailed when news of her arrival spreads. Now there's a bounty on her head, and several snakes are ready to cash in.
HPL patron: Part 5 of the Wifey …More


Young-Minded Hustler
Young-Minded Hustler
By Tysha
2012-08 - Urban Books
9781601625168 Check Our Catalog

This thrilling, fast-paced novel introduces readers to a determined single mother who will do anything to protect her street-hustler son.
HPL patron: This book is filled with thrills, spills, and excitement. There is a mother and son who are selfish and judgmental. They betray their best friends.
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A Long Time Gone
A Long Time Gone
By White, Karen
2014-06 - New American Library
9780451240460 Check Our Catalog
When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens--Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. …More


Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life
Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life
By Williams, Wendy
2013-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062268389 Check Our Catalog
The larger-than-life host of "The Wendy Williams Show" dishes out no-nonsense advice on everything from relationships, parenting, body image, beauty, and more in this essential life guide based on her show's popular "Ask Wendy" segment. …More


The Calamity Janes
The Calamity Janes
By Woods, Sherryl
2001-10 - Silhouette Books
9780373484393 Check Our Catalog

As teenagers in Wyoming, Emma Rogers's four best friends, the Calamity Janes, supported her ambitious dreams. A decade later, Emma returns home struggling with single motherhood and career pressures, and the Calamity Janes urge her to look with favor on her sexy nemesis, Hamilton Ford. But why? And why is Emma so strongly tempted to listen to them?
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Dogwood Hill
Dogwood Hill
By Woods, Sherryl
2014-12 - Mira Books
9780778318231 Check Our Catalog
#1" New York Times" bestselling author Sherryl Woods tests the strength of the beloved O'Briens and proves that love and family can always triumph

When former pro football quarterback Aidan Mitchell comes to Chesapeake Shores to take a high school coaching job, he's embraced by the town--especially the O'Briens. But Aidan has a secret that could alter all their lives.

For
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Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit
By Woods, Stuart
2015-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399169168 Check Our Catalog
Stone Barrington is back in the exciting new adventure from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods.

It's not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he's pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who's soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from Wichita to Europe, but
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Naked Greed
Naked Greed
By Woods, Stuart
2015-07 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399174667 Check Our Catalog
The outstanding new thriller from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Stuart Woods.

Stone Barrington isn't one to turn away in the face of danger, so when he witnesses a tricky situation underway, he jumps in to lend a hand. He never expected, though, that this favor would lead to a mutually beneficial business deal with a prominent gentleman who requires the ever-discreet services
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Dutch
Dutch
By Woods, Teri
2009-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446551533 Check Our Catalog
Dutch and his dangerous clique take over the lucrative heroin business of a local drug lord. District Attorney Anthony Jacobs is confident that his witnesses will testify against Dutch and his crew. But a sudden turn of events will soon make the DA's job harder than he imagined. …More


True to the Game III
True to the Game III
By Woods, Teri
2008-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446581684 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (2009)

The third and most explosive installment of the groundbreaking True to the Game trilogy takes readers on a marathon race through the mean streets of Philadelphia and reveals Gena's mysterious stalker and savior. …More



Mad 'Cause She Ain't You
Mad 'Cause She Ain't You
By Yoshe
2012-12 - Urban Books
9781601625328 Check Our Catalog
A popular voice in urban lit explores the frustrating, sometimes hilarious side of sex and relationships in the lives of three black women who find themselves learning life-altering lessons about love. …More