Monday, July 17, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading






Into the Water
Into the Water
By Hawkins, Paula
2017-05 - Riverhead Books
9780735211209 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Almost better than Girl on the Train. Great read!
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Domina
Domina
By Hilton, L. S.
2017-07 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399184826 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: First book in series was better.
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A Gentleman's Honor
A Gentleman's Honor
By Laurens, Stephanie
2003-09 - Avon Books
9780060002077 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" bestselling author--creator of the Cynsters--introduces the first sizzling title in a new historical romance series centered around the Bastion Club, an elite ensemble of London bachelors. Original.
HPL patron: Excellent reading for us romance fans!
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Two from the Heart
Two from the Heart
By Patterson, James
With Costantini, Frank
2017-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316468909 Check Our Catalog



From the #1 bestselling author of Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and Sundays at Tiffany's, two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life's possibilities.
Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her
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From This Day
From This Day
By Roberts, Nora
2017-03 - Severn House Publishers
9780727886880 Check Our Catalog
When B. J. Clark, the young and pretty manager of the Lakeside Inn, met the new owner, Taylor Reynolds, she was fully prepared to dislike him. For she feared - with good reason -that he planned to transform her sleepy old hotel into a resort for jet-setters.
That sparks should fly between them was inevitable. But that these should be fanned by a mutual passion was no in her plans. Against all …More


Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch
Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch
By Simone, Gail
2014-11 - Dark Horse Books
9781616554910 Check Our Catalog
Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft's story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off in this collection of Tomb Raider #1-#6

Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the Lost Kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate . . . can Lara survive the calamities that await her as she
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The Swap
The Swap
By Shull, Megan
2014-08 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780062311696 Check Our Catalog

In this savvy twist on "Freaky Friday, " a tween girl with mean-girl issues swaps livesNand bodies!Nwith the most popular boy in school. OThe internal lives of both boy and girl come across as both authentic and heartwarming . . . Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence.ON"Kirkus Reviews."
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The Kept Woman
The Kept Woman
By Slaughter, Karin
2016-09 - William Morrow & Company
9780062430212 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Total surprised by the ending. Great mystery.
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The Steep and Thorny Way
The Steep and Thorny Way
By Winters, Cat
2016-03 - Amulet Books
9781419719158 Check Our Catalog
A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and
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The Shack
The Shack
By Young, William Paul
2008-07 - Windblown Media
9780964729230 Check Our Catalog

A grieving father receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him to meet in the Oregon wilderness where his daughter has been abducted and murdered. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" Windblown Media
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Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
By Burpo, Todd
With Vincent, Lynn
2010-10 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9780849946158 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Christian Retailing's Best (2011), Iowa High School Book Award (2014), Retailers' Choice (2011)


This is the true story of Colton Burpo, the four-year old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven.
HPL patron: Awesome read! It's one I had to re-read and it spoke differently to me each time.
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
By Dashner, James
2009-10 - Delacorte Press
9780385737944 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Florida Teens Read (2012)

When Thomas wakes up, he's surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got there. The next day, a girl arrives with the surprising message that Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. …More


The Scorch Trials
The Scorch Trials
By Dashner, James
2010-10 - Delacorte Press
9780385738750 Check Our Catalog
After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race. …More


Evermore
Evermore
By Noel, Alyson
2009-02 - Griffin
9780312532758 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2012)

The first book in Nol's exciting new Immortals series. Since the accident that claimed her family, 16-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire history through one touch. She's been branded a freak at her new high school, but everything changes when Ever meets the mysterious Damen August. …More


Blue Moon
Blue Moon
By Noel, Alyson
2009-07 - Griffin
9780312532765 Check Our Catalog
Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen's are waning. In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen's tortured past. …More


Attachments
Attachments
By Rowell, Rainbow
2011-04 - Dutton Books
9780525951988 Check Our Catalog

Beth and Jennifer's company monitors their office e-mail. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's too late for him to ever introduce himself.
HPL patron: Heartwarming and interesting. With every turn of the page, …More


Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park
By Rowell, Rainbow
2013-02 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250012579 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2015), Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (2013), California Young Reader Medal (2016), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2014), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016), Cybils (2013), Delaware Diamonds Award (2015), Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2016), Florida Teens Read (2015), Gateway Readers Award (2016), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2015), Indies Choice Book Awards (2014), Iowa High School Book Award (2015), Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2016), Michael L. Printz Award (2014), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2015), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2015), Sequoyah Book Awards (2016), Tayshas Reading (2014), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2016), Volunteer State Book Awards (2016), Young Reader's Choice Award (2016)


Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this stunning debut tells thestory of two star-crossed misfits falling in love for the first time.
HPL patron: Eleanor and Park will make you fall in love. The way things were between the two changed day by day. Their love was as deep as the sea until her stepdad ruined everything. It brought tears to my …More


Fangirl
Fangirl
By Rowell, Rainbow
2013-09 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250030955 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Buckeye Children's Book Award (2015), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2016), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2016), L.A. Times Book Prize (2013), Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2016), 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


The Best of Me
The Best of Me
By Sparks, Nicholas
2011-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446547659 Check Our Catalog
Sparks' latest is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined--and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of their mentor, they …More


The Christmas Shoes
The Christmas Shoes
By VanLiere, Donna
2001-11 - St. Martin's Press
9780312289515 Check Our Catalog

Destined to become an instant Christmas classic, "The Christmas Shoes" is an extraordinary tale based on the popular song by the same name. The beautifully rendered book follows the paths of a man and a boy through one fateful, snowy Christmas. 150,000 first print.
HPL patron: This book was inspired by a song which inspired a movie. Great read! It deals …More



The Orchid Affair
The Orchid Affair
By Willig, Lauren
2011-01 - Dutton Books
9780525951995 Check Our Catalog
A governess trades the quiet life for adventure and danger--and romance--in this latest installment of Willig's beloved and bestselling Pink Carnation series. …More