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Date Read (from) - 2018-01-05
Date Read (thru) - 2013-04-09

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2018-01-05 5 Dinner
(Clark, Melissa)
Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
$4.55 Kindle book. Finally cookbooks are beginning to reflect the realities of peoples' lives. Brims with single-dish meals that both look delicious and easy.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-04 4 Beacon 23
(Howey, Hugh - 2015)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Contains the five Beacon 23 stories, originally released in serialized form. For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the 23rd century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-03 5 Land
(Shaver, Theresa - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Stranded book 1 out of 5. A group of teens on a class trip to Disneyland are left stranded. An EMP over North America has destroyed everything electronic. No cars, no planes, no phones, no electricity. Refusing to wait for someone else to help them, ten courageous young people take charge of their future and choose to begin the long journey home. 1500 miles of adventure and lawless country await. Will their determination be enough?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-02 6 Travels With Rachel: In Search of South America
(Mahood, George - 2017)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Join George and Rachel on their hilarious journey through the wilds of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as they climb volcanoes, fish for piranhas, trek through the Amazon rainforest, take death-defying bus rides, sample some of the continent's strangest delicacies, and try to get to Machu Picchu.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-01 5 The Well-Wishers
(Eager, Edward - 1960)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
James, Laura, and Deborah along with their friends Kip, Lydia, and Gordy relate their experiences when the unpredictable old wishing well in the backyard continues to involve them in a variety of magical adventures.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017 | Top | Bottom
2017-12-10 6 Magic or Not?
(Eager, Edward - 1959)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
An old well that might be magic affords an exciting summer for the twins, James and Laura, and helps them to right an ancient wrong.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-09 6 The Brass Verdict
(Connelly, Michael - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
2nd in Mickey Haller series. When L.A. lawyer Mickey Haller, last seen in The Lincoln Lawyer (2005), inherits the practice and caseload of a fellow defense attorney, Jerry Vincent, who's been murdered, the high-profile double-homicide case against famed Hollywood producer Walter Elliot, accused of shooting his wife and her alleged lover, takes top priority.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-08 5 Baby Island
(Brink, Carol Ryrie - 1937)
Youth Suggested By: Friend.
Two girls are shipwrecked along with 4 babies from the ship. They find water, build a shelter, and find food. Recommended by Jill (G) I.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-07 6 The Time Garden
(Eager, Edward - 1958)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
at Mrs. Whiton's house, magic grows wild as the fragrant banks of thyme in her garden. Eliza insists that time doesn't grow, it flies--yet growing in the garden is olden time, future time, and common time. Or so says the Natterjack, the odd toadlike creature who presides over the garden and accompanies the kids on a series of perilous, hilarious, always unpredictable adventures.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-06 6 Magic By the Lake
(Eager, Edward - 1957)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
They asked for magic by the lake--and now they have to deal with a whole lakeful of enchantment! They find themselves cavorting with mermaids, outwitting pirates, and--with the help of a cranky old turtle--granting a little magical help to the one person who needs it most.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-05 5 Knight's Castle
(Eager, Edward - 1956)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Roger, his sister, and their cousins find themselves in a bygone world of chivalry and knighthood, of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. In this knightly realm they can make a difference--and perhaps even save the person they most need to save--if only they are smart and brave enough, if only they are true to their hearts.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-04 6 The Overlook
(Connelly, Michael - 2006)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered in the trunk of his car. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctor's death.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-03 6 One Plus One
(Moyes, Jojo - 2014)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
A single mom, a geeky stranger, and a family trip to the Math Olympiad.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-12-02 6 The Story of Arthur Truluv
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2017)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recent widower meets truant girl during daily visit to cemetery to eat lunch near his wife's grave. They strike up a friendship.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-12-01 4 The Wishing Thread
(Van Allen, Lisa - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Recommended for fans of Sarah Addison Allen. When the matriarch of a magical yarn shop dies, she leaves it to her three very different nieces.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-11-06 6 The Peach Keeper
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2011)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Walls of Water, NC. Colin and Sebastian couldn't leave fast enough. Now they are back and Paxton and Willa, who seem tied to the place, have them in thrall.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-11-05 7 Artemis
(Weir, Andy - 2017)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Young resident of Artemis, the only city on the moon, barely makes ends meet as a self-employed porter and smuggler. She gets sucked into a plot to take over the local aluminum smelting industry.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-11-04 5 The Water is Wide
(Conroy, Pat - 1972)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Book on which the John Voight movie is based. Pat Conroy "Conrack" teaches poor black kids on Yamacraw Island off of the South Carolina Coast.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-11-03 6 The Midnight Line
(Child, Lee - 2017)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Jack Reacher finds a West Point ring at pawn shop. As a graduate of West Point, he knows that no other graduate or family member would voluntarily sell a ring, so he buys the ring and tracks down the owner.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-11-02 3 The Magician's Assistant
(Patchett, Ann - 1997)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Sabine-- twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband-- is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-11-01 3 Three Shirt Deal
(Cannell, Stephen J. - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
I picked this up cuz he did 21 Jump Street. I thought it was the first book in the Shane Scully series, but turns out it's book #7. D'oh! A small-time crook is doing life in California's notoriously brutal Corcoran State Prison for the murder of his mother. He admitted to the crime, but now he claims his confession was coerced by the cops. A beautiful Internal Affairs detective, Secada "Scout" Llevar, asks Shane to help investigate, and he agrees after learning the original homicide detective was Brian Devine, a ruthless cop with whom Scully has a bad history.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-10-09 7 When the Light Goes
(McMurtry, Larry - 2007)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Part of the Thalia and Duane Moore series. Karla is dead. Duane has turned over the oil business to son, Dickey. He is adrift and has a few health problems.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-10-08 7 Deep Freeze
(Sandford, John - 2017)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Trippton, Minnesota town banker get killed and her body is fished out of the river. Trippton, where Virgil Flowers busted a ring of swindling killer School Board members, a drug ring, and dog thieves. This time Virgil has to find the leader of a group making obscene Barbie Doll modifications in addition to solving the murder.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-10-07 6 Chosen Prey
(Sandford, John - 2001)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and . . . well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-10-06 7 The Rules of Magic
(Hoffman, Alice - 2017)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Prequel to Practical Magic. Life of "the aunts", Franny and Jet Owens and their brother, Vincent.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-10-05 7 Practical Magic
(Hoffman, Alice - 1995)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Two sisters orphaned early in life find love in very different ways.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-10-04 6 Turtles All The Way Down
(Green, John - 2017)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-10-03 5 No Middle Name
(Child, Lee - 2017)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
The complete collected Jack Reacher short stories.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-10-02 6 Lost Lake
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
After a numbing tragedy, Kate derails the unpleasant new track of her life by going on an adventure to try and find her Great Aunt Eby's resort from where had the best times of her childhood.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-10-01 7 Rhino Ranch
(McMurtry, Larry - 2009)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Readers have followed the life of Duane through The Last Picture Show, Texasville, Duane's Depressed, and When the Light Goes . Rhino Ranch, the final episode in Duane's saga, represents the end of an era and is the most unusual and compelling novel in the series.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-09-11 6 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
(Simonson, Helen - 2010)
Fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
The Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-10 5 The Walking Dead Compendium Two
(Kirkman, Robert (Author), Charlie Adlard (Illustrator), Cliff Rathburn (Illustrator) - 2016) - 2016)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Volumes 9-16. Issues 49-96. This compendium starts when everybody scatters from the prison during the second attack by Woodbury. It ends when they run into Jesus and he takes them to Hillside.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-09-09 6 Echo Park
(Connelly, Michael - 2006)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean about several other murders, including the killing of Marie Gesto.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-08 4 The Risk Profession
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1963)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Insurance claims investigator goes out to the asteroid belt to investigate the death of an asteroid prospector.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-07 3 They Also Serve
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1961)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Science fiction story. Appeared in Analog, Vol. 68, No. 1, September 1961/January 1962.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-06 5 The Closers
(Connelly, Michael - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Harry Bosch retired for a few years, but then rejoins the police in the Open/Unsolved unit. His first case is the 17 year old murder of a high school girl.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-05 6 No Way Down
(Bowley, Graham - 2010)
Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An account of the mountain climbing disaster during one week of climbing on K2 in 2008.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-04 5 Just Fly Away
(McCarthy, Andrew - 2017)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, an eight-year-old boy who lives in her own suburban New Jersey town, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her home and her life. Plus, she makes a new friend and starts dating her brother.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-03 6 Pedaling Home
(Jansen, Sarah - 2016)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
One Woman's Race Across the Arizona Trail. Unsupported bike and hike (carry your bike when the trail is too bad to ride) race across the Arizona Trail, 750 miles from Mexico to Utah.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-02 7 The Garden of Magic
(Painter, Sarah - 2015)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Iris Harper is 82 and is starting to question whether or not she can continue to live alone in her house. Even her garden seems to be turning against her. Meanwhile, nanny, Bex, a girl with a past, is being framed for theft by her no-so-nice-after-all employers. Bex turns to Iris for help.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-09-01 5 The Secrets of Ghosts
(Painter, Sarah - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Unknown.
Mystical powers are passed down her family generation after generation – some even call them witches – yet every spell Katie attempts goes disastrously wrong. When her magic does appear, it's in a form nobody expected and suddenly Katie is thrown into a dangerous new world with shadowy consequences.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-12 6 The Language of Spells
(Painter, Sarah - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Unknown.
Gwen Harper left Pendleford thirteen years ago and hasn't looked back. Her eccentric aunt dies and leaves Gwen her big old house, drawing Gwen back into the mystical world she thought she'd escaped. Confronted with her great-aunt's legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-11 5 Le Guide Officiel to Becoming British
(Demarcus, Muriel - 2016)
Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
How to Fit In When You're French. Muriel Demarcus moved from France to the UK and has these tips to offer to other French people trying to understand Brits and fit in.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-10 6 The Lost Art of Letter Writing
(van Praag, Menna - 2017)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
In a forgotten nook of Cambridge a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper and hundreds of exquisite pens wait for the next person who, with Clara Cohen's help, will express the love, despair and desire they feel to correspondents alive, estranged or dead.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-09 5 Kindred Spirits
(Rowell, Rainbow - 2016)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Elena is in line outside of a theater for 4 days, waiting for the premier of a new Star Wars movie.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-08 3 The Ship of Brides
(Moyes, Jojo - 2005)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England--aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-07 7 Chasing Trails
(Mahood, George - 2016)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Short story, free copy downloadable from link after joining George Mahood's mailing list. After his Ironman success, George Mahood decided to try an ultra-marathon of 36 miles. Unfortunately, that day had atrociously bad weather. The trail run included rain, high wind, mud, and other misery. Did George finish? Did he have any fun?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-06 6 Easy Prey
(Sandford, John - 2000)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
High fashion model and a less glamorous hotel employee are both killed at a fancy party. That's just the start of the killings. Some of them are obviously related, some don't seem to be related until Davenport connects them.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-05 5 Not Tonight, Josephine
(Mahood, George - 2016)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
A Road Trip Through Small-Town America
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-04 6 The Walking Dead Compendium One
(Kirkman, Robert (Author), Charlie Adlard (Illustrator), Cliff Rathburn (Illustrator) - 2016)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Volumes 1-8. Issues 1-48. This compendium goes from the start of the series to when the prison is attacked a second time by Woodbury and Rick's gang flee separately in the chaos. The fate of Lori and baby Judith is unclear.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-08-03 6 Certain Prey
(Sandford, John - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Icequeen criminal defense lawyer, Carmel Loan, hires a hitwoman to take out the wife of the man she'd like to screw. And screw him she does.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-02 6 The Narrows
(Connelly, Michael - 2004)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too--his friend, Terry McCaleb (who had a heart transplant, then retired from the FBI to run a fishing charter boat) has been found dead and his widow suspects that it was murder. Bosch's search for the truth intersects with the FBI hunt for the Poet.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-08-01 4 Thin Ice
(Bowen, Mark - 2005)
Science/Nature Suggested By: Unknown.
Global warming science, collected by scientists in extreme environments like mountain peak. The world's premier climatologist, Lonnie Thompson has been risking his career and life on the highest and most remote ice caps along the equator, in search of clues to the history of climate change. His most innovative work has taken place on these mountain glaciers, where he collects ice cores that provide detailed information about climate history, reaching back 750,000 years. To gather significant data Thompson has spent more time in the death zone―the environment above eighteen thousand feet―than any man who has ever lived.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-07-07 7 Operation Ironman
(Mahood, George - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
One Man's Journey from Hospital Bed to Ironman Triathlon.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-07-06 6 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
(Alexie, Sherman - 2017)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$4.30 Kindle book, purchased after reading. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-07-05 3 Hunger
(Gay, Roxane - 2017)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
A Memoir of My Body.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-07-04 5 The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
(Kirkman, Robert and Tony Moore - 2012)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Police officer Rick Grimes wakes up in a hospital which is deserted except for biting zombies. He sets out into the apocalypse to try to find his family.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-07-03 7 The Almost Sisters
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2017)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
SPOILERS: Comic book author at a Con gets knocked up by a fan in a Batman costume. Meanwhile, her grandmother's health takes a turn for the worse so she goes down to Alabama to check in on the situation.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-07-02 6 Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food
(Kimble, Megan - 2015)
Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan's bestselling In Defense of Food comes this remarkable chronicle, from a founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, of a young woman's year-long journey of eating only whole, unprocessed foods--intertwined with a journalistic exploration of what "unprocessed" really means, why it matters, and how to afford it.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-07-01 6 Pale Gray for Guilt
(MacDonald, John D. - 1968)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Asshole southern business men arranged to kill Travis McGees old football buddy, Tush Bannon, when his small marina gets in the way of their real estate deal. Travis avenges his death and scams the asshole business men to fund a new future for the widow and her kids.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-06-13 4 Angle of Investigation
(Connelly, Michael)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Three Bosch stories: Christmas Even - Bosch investigates case of dead burglar found in a pawn shop, Father's Day - Bosch investigates baby who died in a hot car, Angle of Investigation - Bosch re-opens an investigation into the case of a woman he found dead in a bathtub with her dog in her home on his first day on the job as a patrolman.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-06-12 7 Half Magic
(Eager, Edward - 1954)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
A dull summer is improved when Katharine, Mark, Jane and Martha find a magical coin-like talisman. The catch is that it grants half of any wish made by its bearer--a wish to be on a desert island sends them to the Sahara desert, and their mother ends up halfway home when she wishes to return home during a dull visit to her relatives. That "half magic" is a challenge, sometimes comical, until the children learn to double their wishes.
 
2017-06-11 5 Suicide Run
(Connelly, Michael - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Collection of three short stories: Suicide Run, Cielo Azul, One-Dollar Jackpot.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-06-10 6 Lost Light
(Connelly, Michael - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The vision has haunted him for four years--a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. The case is tied to the theft of 2 million dollars from a movie set.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-06-09 6 Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
(Shepard, Adam - 2008)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Written in response to "Nickled and Dimed". Shepard began his experiment living in a homeless shelter with $25. His goal was to have a job, a car, a furnished apartment, and $2,500 in savings within a year. Although he had a college degree, he would not mention it, or use any of his contacts, in trying to achieve his goal. While living at the homeless shelter, he found work as a day laborer. Later, he obtained steady employment at a moving company. Within 10 months after starting the experiment, he had an apartment, a pickup truck, and close to $5,000 in savings.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-06-08 6 Darth Vader and Friends
(Brown, Jeffrey - 2015)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Unknown.
Cute book of cartoons showing Darth Vader raising young Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and their friends, including young Chewbacca and Han Soo.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-06-07 6 Darth Vader and Son
(Brown, Jeffrey - 2012)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Unknown.
Cute book of cartoons showing Darth Vader raising son, Luke Skywalker
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-06-06 6 Vader's Little Princess
(Brown, Jeffrey - 2013)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Unknown.
Cute little book of cartoons with Darth Vader raising young daughter, Princess Leia.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-06-05 6 The Hanged Man's Song
(Sandford, John - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
When Kidd's superhacker friend Bobby is murdered and his laptop is stolen, Kidd knows it's panic time. The secrets stashed in Bobby's computer are enough to hang Kidd and everyone else in Bobby's criminally ingenious cyber-circle. It's up to Kidd and his partners LuEllen and John to track it down, find Bobby's killer, and save their own necks--because the secrets are downloading faster than anyone anticipated.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-06-04 8 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story
(Crowe, Cameron - 1981)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Saw an internet article listing this as one thing that is only going to get harder to find. Apparently, Cameron Crowe has deliberately refused to allow additional printings because he enjoys the idea that the book requires effort to find.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-06-03 7 Free Country
(Mahood, George - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain. George and his friend, Ben, start at the Land's End in the south of England with nothing but their underpants. They plan to bicycle to the farthest point north, John O' Groats, in Scotland without spending a penny. They plan to rely on the kindness of strangers, asking for free food and lodging and stuff, or volunteering to do odd jobs for the things that they need.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-06-02 6 The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
(Colgan, Jenny - 2013)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Recommended based on my search for Susan Bishop Crispell's The Secret Ingredient of Wishes. This is a story about food and love, yes... It is so much more than that, however. What I really loved was the vivid description of Paris. I almost felt like I was there, sitting on that terrace and enjoying the view of the city.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-06-01 6 City of Bones
(Connelly, Michael - 2002)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills--and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a 12 year old boy whose bones show signs of indicating a lifetime of beatings. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. The Bosch TV series, season 2, is partly based on this book. It felt super familiar as soon as I started reading it, but I hadn't logged it. It was the TV show.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-10 5 Open Season
(Box, C.J. - 2001)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden--especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. And what are those cute little animals his daughter finds living in the woodpile?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-09 6 A Darkness More Than Night
(Connelly, Michael - 2001)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Bosch is the arresting officer and the star witness in the trial of a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Meanwhile, former FBI agent Terry McCaleb is called out of retirement by a former colleague to help shed light on a murder investigation. The clues point him toward Harry Bosch, but everything is not quite what it seems.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-08 7 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
(Baum, Frank L. - 1900)
Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Book 1/14. A little farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog, Toto, get swept away into the Land of Oz by a Kansas cyclone. Upon her arrival, she is hailed as a sorceress, liberates a living Scarecrow, meets a man made entirely of tin, and a Cowardly Lion. But all Dorothy really wants to know is how does she get home again.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-07 5 The Lion Is In
(Ephron, Delia - 2012)
Chick Lit Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From Nora Ephron's sister, New York Times bestselling author: When three women flee their troubled lives together, a lion named Marcel takes them on a detour they never expected! "A read-in-one-sitting, feel-good celebration of resiliency and hope."
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-06 4 Kitchens of the Great Midwest
(Stradal, J. Ryan - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for November 2016, but I read it later on my own. A young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-05 6 Maximum Insecurity
(Wright M.D., William - 2013)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
A Doctor in the Supermax
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-04 6 The Bookshop on the Corner
(Colgan, Jenny - 2016)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Amazon based on a search for The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there's plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that's beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-03 6 The Witch of Belladonna Bay
(Palmieri, Suzanne - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Bronwyn "BitsyWyn" Whalen hasn't set eyes on the red dirt of Magnolia Creek, Alabama, for fourteen years - not since her mama died. But with her brother, Patrick, imprisoned for the murder of her childhood best friend, and her eccentric father, Jackson is at his wits' end while her eleven-year-old niece, Byrd, runs wild.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-05-02 6 There Was an Old Woman
(Ephron, Hallie - 2013)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Evie Ferrante commutes from Manhattan to a suburb when her mother becomes ill and is hospitalized. Evie finds the house full of garbage, and mysteries. Things move or vanish while she is gone. Meanwhile, an elderly neighbor is having troubles of her own. Scaree gaslighting stuff.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-05-01 6 Secret Prey
(Sandford, John - 1998)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A bank president is shot on his deer stand during a hunting party with his top executives. The execs struggle to fill the power vacuum while Davenport and crew try to solve the murder. All of those execs are in the running to take the murdered man's position at the bank, so all of them are prime suspects.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-04-12 5 The Lost Recipe for Happiness
(O'Neal, Barbara - 2008)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen "Barbara is a good soul, and she writes about food and love and magic!"
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-04-11 5 Never Tell a Lie
(Ephron, Hallie - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Nora Ephron's sister. David and Ivy Rose hold a yard sale to get rid of all of the junk left behind by the previous owner of their house in an order to make room for their baby who is due any day. An old high school classmate shows up at the sale, and she's pregnant too! And seemingly impossible to get rid of. Things go bad from there.
 
2017-04-10 2 The Unfinished World and Other Stories
(Sparks, Amber - 2016)
Short Stories Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Short stories. Supposed to be mind-bending or something.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-04-09 5 The Secret Ingredient of Wishes
(Crispell, Susan Bishop - 2016)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Unknown.
26-year-old Rachel Monroe has spent her whole life trying to keep a very unusual secret: she can make wishes come true. And sometimes the consequences are disastrous. So when Rachel accidentally grants an outlandish wish for the first time in years, she decides it's time to leave her hometown--and her past--behind for good.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-04-08 6 Funny In Farsi
(Dumas, Firoozeh - 2003)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-04-07 6 Be Different
(Robison, John Elder - 2011)
Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A "valuable read" (Booklist): Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, John Elder Robison shares personal stories and sound advice about living unapologetically and achieving success. An "essential guidebook" (Temple Grandin).
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-04-06 6 We'll Always Have Paris
(Coburn, Jennifer - 2014)
Memoir Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. So she decides to save up and drop everything to travel with her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind European adventure before it's too late.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-04-05 6 We Never Asked For Wings
(Diffenbaugh, Vanessa - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
By author of The Language of Flowers, which was recommended by BookBub.com. For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children--Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six--in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty's parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-04-04 3 The Dewey Decimal System
(Larson, Nathan - 2011)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Dubbed "Dewey Decimal" for his desire to reorganize the library's stock, our protagonist (who will reappear in the next novel in this series) gets by as bagman and muscle for New York City's unscrupulous district attorney. Decimal takes no pleasure in this kind of civic dirty work. He'd be perfectly content alone amongst his books. But this is not in the cards, as the DA calls on Dewey for a seemingly straightforward union-busting job.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-04-03 4 Pronto
(Leonard, Elmore - 1993)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Raylon Givens travels to Italy to track down a bail jumper bookie. There he is in a race against Italian mobsters to bring Harry back to the states alive.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-04-02 4 Fire In The Hole
(Leonard, Elmore - 2001)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Short story on which the TV show, Justified, is based. Raylan Givens is transferred by the US Marshal Service from Miami to Harlan County, Kentucky. He tracks down Boyd Crowder, who blew up a church with a rocket launcher.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-04-01 6 Escape Clause
(Sandford, John - 2016)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Virgil Flowers is called on to investigate the theft of two endangered tigers from the MN Zoo. In the meantime, Frankie's sister, Sparkle, comes to town to investigate migrant labor in the local pickle factor and not everyone is happy about that.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-03-07 6 Deadline
(Sandford, John - 2014)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Virgil Flowers goes to Trippton to investigate stolen dogs and ends up investigating a murder related to the school board swindling millions of dollars.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-03-06 6 The Language of Flowers
(Diffenbaugh, Vanessa - 2011)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: BookBub.com.
One reviewer described this as a combination of Sarah Addison Allen and Alice Hoffman. When former foster child Victoria meets an enigmatic stranger, her past and future collide in unexpected ways. Victoria has an almost magical understanding of flowers and their effect on people.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-03-05 5 Death du Jour
(Reichs, Kathy - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Digging up candidate for sainthood in church basement. Dead bodies found in Canadian house that burned down (arson). More dead bodies on a South Carolina island. There is a common thread that ties them all together than only Dr. Brennan untangle.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-03-04 6 The Aisles Have Eyes
(Turow, Joseph - 2017)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
How Retailers Track your Shopping, Strip your Privacy, and Define your Power.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-03-03 4 Stories of Your Life And Others
(Chiang, Ted - 2002)
Short Stories Suggested By: Movie/TV.
"Stories of Your Life" is the short story on which the movie Arrival is based. Dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change--the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens--with some sense of normalcy.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-03-01 6 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
(Verne, Jules - 1870)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-02-06 4 Middletown, America
(Sheehy, Gail - 2003)
Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This New York Times bestseller tells the gripping human saga of Middletown, New Jersey -- a community reeling from the heavy toll the 9/11 attacks exacted from its residents.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-02-05 6 Sudden Prey
(Sandford, John - 1996)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
When a dangerous female bank robber is killed in a shootout, her even more dangerous husband escapes from prison and begins a campaign of retribution against the families of Davenport and his team.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-02-04 4 Bundt Cake Bliss
(Short, Susanna - 2007)
Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Delicious Desserts From Midwest Kitchens.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-02-03 6 The Making of Master and Commander
(McGregor, Tom - 2003)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The official guide to the major motion picture.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-02-02 5 In Dubious Battle
(Steinbeck, John - 1936)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Barack Obama (and I like Steinbeck). Set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-02-01 6 Evicted
(Desmond, Matthew - 2016)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
NOTE: I tried to get this in Nov 2016, but there was a waiting list and I didn't have time to read it before it was due back. By narrowing his focus to residents of Milwaukee's most impoverished areas and telling their individual stories with depth and empathy, the Harvard sociologist provides a damning indictment of American bureaucracy and economic inequality. His book should be required reading.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-01-07 5 The making of 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World'
(McGregor, Tom - 2003)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Big paperback picture book telling about the process of making the movie. There is a lot of information about work done to make the sets and props historically accurate. There is also information about the movie making tricks such as the big water tank in Baja where much of the movie was filmed.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-01-06 5 Cakes
(Heatter, Maida - 1982)
Cookbook Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Copyright updated several times, 2011 for this edition.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-01-05 5 Cake Keeper Cakes
(Chattman, Laruen - 2009)
Cookbook Suggested By: Amazon.com.
100 simple recipes for extraordinary bundt cakes, pound cakes, snacking cakes, and other good-to-the-last-crumb treats.
  • Chocolate Malted Snacking Cake (page 18)
  • Cinnamon Pudding Cake (page 20)
  • Sour Cream and Lemon Cake (page 32)
  • World's Quickest Yeasted Coffee Cake (page 39)
  • Cornmeal-Almond Cake (page 47)
  • Everyday Yogurt Cake (page 50)
  • Pear Cake with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce (page 52)
  • Honey and Walnut Cake (page 54)
  • Zebra Cake (page 55)
  • Apple-Walnut Upside-Down Cake (page 56)
  • Cherry-Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake (page 60)
  • Chocolate Cream Pound Cake (page 81)
  • Orange Blossom Honey Pound Cake (page 83)
  • Anise Pound Cake (page 76)
  • Maple Pecan Pound Cake (page 92)
  • Marble Molasses Pount Cake (page 93)
  • Rich Yellow Loaf Cake (page 94)
  • Walnut Whiskey Pound Cake with Whiskey Glaze (page 100)
  • Cold Oven Cream Cheese Pound Cake Bundt (page 114)
  • Cream Cake Bundt (page 115)
  • Hungarian (pull apart) Coffee Cake Bundt (page 119)
  • Mississippi Mud Cake with Espresso Bourbon Glaze (page 120)
  • Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake (page 121)
  • Orange Ricotta Pound Cake Bundt (page 122) Note: Omit the marmalade glaze?
  • Pumpkin Sage Ring (page 124)
  • Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake (page 140)
  • Coffee Heath Bar Crunch Cake (page 141)
  • Rhubarb Streusel Snacking Cake (page 144)
  • Coffee Angel Food Cake with Hazelnut-Coffee Glaze (page 150)
  • Cocoa-Chip Angel Food Cake (page 154)
  • Coconut Angel Food Cake (page 156)
  • Cinnamon-Nut Chiffon Cake (page 160)
  • Lime Chiffon Cake (page 162)
  • Vanilla Bean Chiffon Cake (page 164)
  • Banana Nut Chiffon Cake (page 166)
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-01-04 5 Devil Bones
(Reichs, Kathy - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
In a house under renovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, a plumber discovers a forgotten cellar, and some rather grisly remains--the severed head of a teenage girl, several decapitated chickens, and a couple of cauldrons containing beads, feathers, bones, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In a river not far away, an adolescent boy's torso carved with a pentagram, is found. Are these crimes the work of Satanists and devil worshippers?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2017-01-03 6 Hellcats and Honeygirls
(Westlake, Donald E. and Lawrence Block - 2010)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Collection of three soft core porn pulp collaborations: A Girl Called Honey, So Willing, Sin Hellcat.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2017-01-02 3 Journal Revolution: Rise Up And Create
(Woods, Linda and Karen Dinino - 2007)
Craft Suggested By: Unknown.
Art journals, personal manifestos, and other artistic insurrections.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2017-01-01 7 Night School
(Child, Lee - 2016)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Flashback to 1996. Still in the Army, Reacher is coming off a medal-earning mission when the assign him to school. His three-man class (Reacher, a CIA guy and an FBI agent) however, is a front for a secret mission: figure out the plot behind a message intercepted in Germany which reads "the American wants 100 million dollars."
 
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2016-12-16 5 The Devil's Code
(Sandford, John - 2000)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
When a computer hacker is killed, his sister finds a note to contact Kidd. Kidd and LuEllen investigate data from discs found in the guy's house that leads them to a suspicious server company. In the meantime, they are falsely accused of being part of a hacker group who is attacking IRS computers.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-15 3 Campus Doll
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1961)
Other Suggested By: Author.
Originally published as Edwin West. The intimate story of a coed who turned "love" into a big business! Her parents could no longer afford to pay for her college, so her boyfriend suggested that she "stop giving it away for free."
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-14 4 The Singing Bones
(Tan, Shaun - 2015)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales. A collection of photos of sculptures that each illustrate a snippet from a Grimm's Fairy Tale.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-13 3 Are You My Mother?
(Bechdel, Alison - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Alison has done her father, and now moves on to her mother.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-12 5 Angels Flight
(Connelly, Michael - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prominent attorney and a random woman are found shot on the Angels Flight trolley. The killer is likely to be a cop, and Bosch and his team are brought in to solve the crime.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-11 3 The Envelope Mill
(Harvey, Haila - 1994)
Craft Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Recycle magazines and other paper products into beautifully crafted envelopes.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-12-10 5 The Empress File
(Sandford, John - 1991)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Black kid gets shot in the back by a cop. Some of the townspeople are fed up by all of the corruption in town, so they bring in Kidd and LuEllen to help them take over the town government.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-09   Violent Cases
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 1987)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
A narrator remembers his childhood encounters with an old osteopath who claims to have treated Al Capone. Gradually, the England of the 1960s and the Chicago of the 1920s begin to merge into a beautifully drawn and hauntingly written tale of memory and evil.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-12-08 5 Monday Mourning
(Reichs, Kathy - 2004)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The bones of three young women are unearthed in the basement of a Montreal pizza parlor, and forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan has unsolved murder on her mind as she examines the shallowly buried remains.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-07 7 Tales From Outer Suburbia
(Tan, Shaun - 2008)
Art Suggested By: Author.
15 extraordinary illustrated tales.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-06 7 Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan
(Tan, Shaun - 2011)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Three stories, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-05 6 Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of the Arrival
(Tan, Shaun - 2010)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Companion volume for The Arrival, including commentary and developmental drawings. Sketches From a Nameless Land will fascinate anyone who has fallen under the spell of Shaun Tan's timeless story, and offers a revealing insight into the craft of one of Australia's most compelling author-illustrators
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-04 4 The Arrival
(Tan, Shaun - 2006)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
The Arrival tells a universal story of immigration. The story is about a man leaving his home to find work and support his family. The "graphic novel" conveys messages of solitude, alienation, and hope in a foreign land.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-03 6 Fat Girl Walking
(Gibbons, Brittany - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your SkinEvery Inch of It. I got this when Kelsey Miller's" Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life" turned out to be too whiny.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-02 5 Mind Prey
(Sandford, John - 1995)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Andi Manette and her two young daughters are abducted by a man in a van. He imprisons them in a cellar and it gets worse from there. Lucas Davenport leads the team trying to find them and their abductor.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-01 6 Trunk Music
(Connelly, Michael - 1997)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range. Harry Bosch follows the trail of clues to Las Vegas.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-11-09 5 Storm Front
(Sandford, John - 2013)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Virgil Flowers story. An ancient relic is unearthed during an archaeological dig. A Minnesota college professor stole it and it drawing all kinds of sinister characters trying to steal, buy, or retrieve it.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-11-07 6 The Wrong Side of Goodbye
(Connelley, Michael - 2016)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Bosch is now a volunteer detective for the small city of San Fernando. He is investigating the "Screen Door" rapist when he picks up a private job hunting down heirs for a dying billionaire.
Source: Borrowed/Friend.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-11-06 3 How to Talk to Girls at Parties
(Gaiman, Neil - 2016)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
Two school kids, Enn and his big sexy buddy, crash a party to try to pick up girls. Big Sexy Buddy gives the awkward Enn tips like "talk to them".
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-11-05 7 After You
(Moyes, Jojo - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Sequel to Me Before You. Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started. She joins a support group, and meets someone. But is it enough?
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-11-04 5 Faithful
(Hoffman, Alice - 2016)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-11-03 4 Big Girl
(Miller, Kelsey - 2016)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
How I gave up dieting & got a life.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-11-02 3 Jericho
(McMan, Ann - 2011)
GLBT Suggested By: Friend.
Audiobook read by Christine Williams. Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in a small Virginia town. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic local physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.
Source: Owned.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2016-11-01 3 Signal to Noise
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 1989)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
Kind of a graphic novel, kind of just an arty picture book. omewhere in London, a film director is dying of cancer. His life's crowning achievement, his greatest film, would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 AD approached - the midnight that the villagers were convinced would bring with it Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he's still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see. No one but us.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-11 4 Pottermore Presents Hogwarts: An Incomplete Unreliable Guide
(Rowling, J.K. - 2016)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Short reads originally featured on pottermore.com
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-10-10 5 Gangway!
(Westlake, Donald E. and Brian Garfield - 1973)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
GANGWAY! is a historical caper novel, the sort of thing you'd expect if Dortmunder somehow wound up in 1874 San Francisco and decided to rob the United States Mint located there.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-09 4 LumberJanes Beware the Kitten Holy
(Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen - 2015)
Other Suggested By: Friend.
Graphic novel suggested by Amy B.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-08 3 Grief is the Thing With Feathers
(Porter, Max - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
In this unusual and poetic British prize winner, a writer and his young songs welcome a giant talking crow into their home to help them through a terrible loss.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-07 3 Delta Wedding
(Welty, Eudora - 1945)
Fiction Suggested By: Library Display.
9-year-old Laura travels alone on a train to the Delta in Mississippi to visit her tight-knit family for the wedding of her 17 year old cousin.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-06 3 Oishinbo, A La Carte
(Kariya, Tetsu - 2006)
Other Suggested By: Author.
Part of a manga series about Japanese food.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-05 4 More Creative Lettering
(Doh, Jenny - 2015)
Craft Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Technique and tips from top artists.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-04 3 I Gave At the Office
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1971)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Some journalist guy is audio recording a statement to the network lawyers explaining why he is not responsible for some problem they are trying to pin on him related to a story he worked on about gun running.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-03 3 Men, Money, and Chocolate
(Van Praag, Menna - 2009)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
By the author of "The House at the End of Hope Street". Then Maya meets a magical stranger who sets her on a path to create the life of her dreams.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-10-02 7 Nobody's Perfect
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1977)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
An art collector hires Dortmunder to steal one of his own paintings.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-01 6 Cops and Robbers
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1972)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Meet Tom and Joe. They've got homes on Long Island and a dream: to pull off the perfect heist. Tom and Joe also have badges, uniforms and guns, just like the rest of the New York City police force!
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-16 7 The Dress Shop of Dreams
(Van Praag, Menna - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-09-15 5 The Viewer
(Tan, Shaun and Gary Crew - 2003)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Tristan finds a mysterious locked box at the city dump. Inside is a mysterious ViewMaster with some even more mysterious slides.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-14 3 Celluloid
(McKean, Dave - 2011)
Other Suggested By: Author.
Graphic novel for 18 years and older only. Yep, a porno comic book.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-13 6 Rules of Summer
(Tan, Shawn - 2014)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Picture book showing the "rules" that two boys learned one summer.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-12 3 Crazy Hair
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 2005)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Girl meets a guy with crazy hair.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-11 2 Mr. Punch
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
The comical tragedy or tragical comedy of Mr. Punch. Some kid has to stay with his grandparents for a while and watches creepy puppet shows and meets weird people.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-10 4 MirrorMask
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 2005)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Retelling of the story from the movie. There were a lot of drawings, and also some stills from the movie.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-09 3 Oreo
(Ross, Fran - 1974)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
One of a few works of satire written by African American women, Oreo is an uproariously funny novel about relations between African Americans and Jews. This is an ambitious and playful narrative that challenges not only the accepted notions of race, ethnicity, and identity, but also those of the novelistic form itself.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-09-08 5 More Creative Lettering
(Doh, Jenny - 2015)
Craft Suggested By: Other.
Techniques & tips from top artists.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-09-07 6 The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 1997)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Illustrated children's book about a kid who swapped his dad for goldfish.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-06 3 The Dressmaker
(Ham, Rosalie - 2000)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sarah Addison Allen. Movie with Kate Winslet. After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-09-05 4 A Day In The Life
(Tan, Shaun - 2013)
Art Suggested By: Author.
A Short Story From Guys Read : Other Worlds. An artist takes us through his day, from his own particular perspective.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-09-04 6 The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay
(Harms, Kelly - 2016)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
By the author of "The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane", which I loved. Coming out August, 2016. Lily is forced to move from her beloved apartment, but while packing she comes across a piece of mail that had slipped to the back of her junk drawer: a letter detailing further action needed to finalize the annulment of a quickie Vegas wedding. Ten years ago!
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-03 7 Me Before You
(Moyes, Jojo - 2012)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-02 5 Cycling North
(Herrick, Steven - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
From the French Mediterranean to the fjords of Norway by bicycle.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-09-01 4 The Comedy Is Finished
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Written in the 70s, but not published because Westlake thought fans would think it too similar to a movie called The King of Comedy. An aging comic is kidnapped by radicals in a decade of declining radicalism who then demand the release of imprisoned fellow radicals.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-07 6 Jimmy The Kid
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1974)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a trashy novel by author Richard Stark describing a perfect kidnapping. He brings it to Dortmunder and they try to replicate the crime.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-06 4 Philip
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1967)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Westlake's only children's book. I had to do an interlibrary loan and wait a long time to get it.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-05 2 Adios, Scheherazade
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1970)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Edwin Topliss ghost writes soft porn pulp novels. He has hit the brick wall of writers block while trying to crank out his 29th book. The book is mostly Ed's stream of consciousness as he miserably tries to write this one last book.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-08-04 4 Pattern Recognition
(Gibson, William - 2003)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Pollard is among a cult-like group of Internet obsessives that strives to find meaning and patterns within a mysterious collection of video moments, merely called "the footage," let loose onto the Internet by an unknown source. Her hobby and work collide when a megalomaniac client hires her to track down whoever is behind the footage.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-03 3 The View From the Cheap Seats
(Gaiman, Neil - 2016)
Essays Suggested By: Author.
Selected nonfiction.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-02 4 Starflight
(Landers, Melissa - 2016)
Youth Suggested By: Library Display.
Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it's not like the law has ever been on her side.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-01 5 The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1968)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Short Stories.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-07-09 7 Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo
(Amster-Burton, Matthew - 2013)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Matthew Amster-Burton makes you fall in love with Tokyo. Experience this exciting and misunderstood city through the eyes of three Americans vacationing in a tiny Tokyo apartment.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-08 6 A Long Way From Nowhere
(Urbanski, Julie and Matt - 2014)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
A Couple's Journey on the Continental Divide Trail.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-07 3 Dream Dark
(Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - 2011)
Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
Short story. Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-06 6 Mad River
(Sandford, John - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Three kids with little hope for the future get caught up in a murderous run thru rural Minnesota. Virgil Flowers tries to find them, and hopefully get testimony that will help convict the man who triggered the rampage, before rural cops shoot them down.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-05 7 Up Your Banners
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1969)
Humorous Suggested By: Author.
Oliver Abbott, a man in his late twenties who still lives with his parents he is about to take up his first ever teaching assignment at Schuyler Colfax School, a poor school in Brooklyn. A few problems though, his father is the principal and gave Oliver a teaching job instead of another black teacher in direct opposition to a new-ish policy of granting spots first to qualified black teachers who want the job. A big fuss ensues.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-07-04 6 Who Stole Sassi Manoon?
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1968)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
After being cut off from his family fortune Kelly Bram Nicholas IV, along with advice from his homemade computer Starnap, puts together a money-making caper to kidnap movie star Sassi Manoon when she judges a film festival in Jamaica. But he's not the only one.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-07-03 4 Deja Dead
(Reichs, Kathy - 1997)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance Brennan's investigation puts her best friend and her own daughter in mortal danger.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-02 3 Young and Innocent
(Westlake, Donald E. as Edwin West - 1960)
GLBT Suggested By: Author.
New York, 1960...Take one lesbian editor, well-done, add one sexually curious intern, and one all-man co-editor. Mix thoroughly at a posh Park Avenue women's magazine and something...kinda unpleasant...ensues.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-01 4 Frog Music
(Donoghue, Emma - 2014)
Fiction Suggested By: Library Display.
Historical novel set in San Francisco in 1876. It's hot, and there's a smallpox epidemic. Exotic dancer and whore is enamored by a woman she meets who sports men's clothing. When Jenny in pants is shot dead, Blanche spends the next three days tracking down her killer.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-09 6 Homeland
(Doctorow, Cory - 2013)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy.
 
2016-06-08 6 God Save the Mark
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1967)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Fred Fitch is the man with the most extensive collection of fake receipts, phony bills of sale, and counterfeit sweepstakes tickets in the Western Hemisphere, and possibly in the entire world. When he inherits a small fortune from his long-lost grifter uncle, wackiness ensues.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-06-07 3 The BFG
(Dahl, Roald - 1982)
Youth Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Big Friendly Giant grabs a girl who sees him so she can't spill the beans to the other people that giants are real.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-06 3 The Taliban Shuffle
(Barker, Kim - 2011)
Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Movie: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-06-05 3 Howl's Moving Castle
(Jone, Diana Wynne - 1986)
Fantasy Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-06-04 4 The Haters
(Andrews, Jesse - 2016)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Inspired by the years he spent playing bass in a band himself, The Haters is Jesse Andrews' road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-03 5 Pity Him Afterwards
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Super dark crime novel about an escaped madman who kills people, and sometimes assumes their identify. He hitchhikes after escaping from the asylum, then kills his driver and assumes the guy's position as an actor in a summer stock theater in the country.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-02 6 The Fugitive Pigeon
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1965)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Stuck tending bar at his gangster uncle's Brooklyn saloon, he awakens from his slumber only when two hit men threaten to kill him. While on the lam, Charlie has to handle his Mafia uncle, stand up for himself, and come to terms with the beautiful woman who saves his life.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-01 7 Down The Wild River North
(Helmericks, Constance - 1968)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Constance Helmericks and her two daughters, 14 year old Jean and 12 year old Ann, voyage in a canoe up Canadian rivers to the Arctic Ocean.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-05-06 6 Killy
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Killy takes Paul to the small town of Wittburg to assess an application from the workers at the McIntyre Shoe Co. plant to join the AAMST, but when the pair get to Wittburg they encounter a decidedly frosty reception: they're arrested, assaulted, and accused of shooting and killing Charles Hamilton - the McIntyre worker who invited them to the town.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-05-05 6 Kiling Time aka The Operator
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1961)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A private eye has to work out who is constantly trying to kill him from a group of townspeople he previously thought were his friends, and loyal to him since he was to them.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-05-04 3 The Firebug of Balrog County
(Oppegaard, David - 2015)
Youth Suggested By: Library Display.
Mack Druneswald, a high school senior with a love of arson is haunted by his mother's recent death. Mack spends his nights roaming the countryside, looking for something new to burn.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-05-03 4 The Spy In the Ointment
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery J. Eugene Raxford is the chairman of an organization of pacifists called Citizens Independence Union (CIU). Due to a typo which accidentally confused his organization with a violent group, Raxford is recruited to join a new conglomerate of ultra violent groups. He refuses, but fears for his life and so makes a deal with the govt to spy on the new group in exchange for their protection. Wackiness ensues.  
2016-05-02 3 American Gods
(Gaiman, Neil - 2001)
Fantasy Suggested By: Movie/TV.
I read a library hardcover. Have since bought this on Kindle. Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-05-01 6 Arctic Son
(Aspen, Jean - 1995)
Memoir Jean, her husband Tom, son Luke, and a random recruit Laurie, go the arctic to live for 14 months. They transport in equipment and most of their food. The first several months are spent building a log cabin. They spend the winter in temps reaching below -60F, part of the next summer, and then float out downstream in their canoe.  
2016-04-09 6 Bank Shot
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1972)
Crime/Mystery John Dortmunder puts a set of wheels under a trailer that just happens to be the temporary site of the Capitalists' & Immigrants' Trust and hauls it away.  
2016-04-08 6 The Cutie aka The Mercenaries
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1960)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-04-07 4 361
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1962)
Crime/Mystery The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead. Then things started to get bad.  
2016-04-06 3 Big Magic
(Gilbert, Elizabeth - 2015)
Non-fiction Author of "Eat Pray Love" writes about how to pursue a creative life. Get over writers block, be artistic, etc.  
2016-04-05 6 The Sun Also Rises
(Hemingway, Ernest - 1926)
Fiction Drunk writers and ladies and gentlemen of leisure wander around Paris and Spain dining out, getting drunk, fishing, and watching bullfights.  
2016-04-04 6 Somebody Owes Me Money
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1969)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, what he got was a tip on a horse race. He makes the bet, wins a bunch of money, but when he tries to collect suddenly everyone want to kill him.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-04-03 7 The Hot Rock
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1970)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The Dortmunder Gang are hired to steal a huge emerald with religious significance for a small African nation.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-04-02 6 The Busy Body
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Note: I do own a Kindle copy of this book. The corpse isn't anybody special - a low-level drug courier - but it has been so long since the organization's last grand funeral that Nick Rovito decides to give the departed a big send-off.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-04-01 3 Affluenza
(de Graaf, John and David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor - 2001)
Non-fiction Offers policy recommendations to make our society more simplicity-friendly. The underlying message isn't to stop buyingit's to remember, always, that the best things in life aren't things.  
2016-03-11 4 Picture This
(Barry, Lynda - 2010)
Non-fiction Weird graphic novel about writing and drawing.  
2016-03-10 4 What It Is
(Barry, Lynda - 2008)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Weird graphic novel about writing and drawing.
Source: Library.
 
2016-03-09 7 Be Frank With Me
(Johnson, Julia Clairborne - 2016)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. Alice Whitley is sent by her publisher employer to be a personal assistant to an reclusive writer. Her duties include whatever is necessary to free up the writer to finish her latest book, including playing nanny to the author's eccentric nine-year-old. Frank is a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-03-08 7 The Witches of Cambridge
(Van Praag, Menna - 2016)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book bought after reading. As romance and longing swirl, the witches of Cambridge find their lives unexpectedly upended and changed in ways sometimes extraordinary, sometimes heartbreaking, but always enchanting.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-03-07 5 Night Prey
(Sandford, John - 1994)
Crime/Mystery Lucas Davenport is given the assignment of tracking to ground the sex-crazed perpetrator of a series of murders of young women. Davenport's unwelcome colleague in this case is feminist Meagan Connell, an abrasive State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator who's obsessed with catching the killer before she dies of cancer.  
2016-03-06 5 Shock Wave
(Sandford, John - 2011)
Crime/Mystery A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Someone starts setting off bombs to try to stop the project.  
2016-03-05 6 The Crossing
(Connelly, Michael - 2015)
Crime/Mystery A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Bosch doesn't want to cross the aisle to work for the defense, but he agrees to take a look at the file and what he finds doesn't smell right.  
2016-03-04 4 One Fearful Yellow Eye
(MacDonald, John D. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Glory Geis married a dying rich Doctor who liquidated all of his assets before death. Travis steps in to find out why.  
2016-03-03 5 Darker Than Amber
(MacDonald, John D. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery "We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody dropped the girl off the bridge." Travis investigates a murder/prostitution ring.  
2016-03-02 3 Girl, Hero
(Jones, Carrie - 2008)
GLBT Mom moves a new man into their house. Her unreliable father cries a lot, wears blue tights, and drives a little beige car. Her backstabbing best friend cares more about being popular than being real. And her older, married sister is showing up with big purple bruises on her face. Then there's Paolo, who's cute and nice and makes Lily want to recite romantic movie lines.  
2016-03-01 5 Brooklyn
(Toibin, Colm - 2009)
Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Movie is based on the book - screenplay written by Nick Hornby. Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-02-10 5 Bright Orange for the Shroud
(MacDonald, John D. - 1965)
Crime/Mystery Sweet placid Arthur Wilkinson was the latest victim of a vixen who lured him in as the most recent mark of a bunch of swindlers. Travis McGee tries to rebuild the man as well as recover some of his lost fortune. Boo Waxwell is the evil muscle-man.  
2016-02-09 6 The Opposite of Everyone
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2016)
Fiction A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel.  
2016-02-08 6 Looking for Alaska
(Green, John - 2005)
Youth Miles "Pudge" Halter heads off to Culver Creek Boarding School. Down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young.  
2016-02-07 6 Life's a Beach
(Mahood, George - 2014)
Memoir Join George, his long-suffering wife, and their three young children, as they pack their bags to begin an exciting new life in South West England. Picking up where Every Day Is a Holiday left off, George continues his celebration of an eclectic mix of weird and wonderful calendar days.  
2016-02-06 4 No Country for Old Men
(McCarthy, Cormac - 2005)
Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
One day, Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law - in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell - can contain.
Source: Library.
 
2016-02-05 6 Thieves' Dozen
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2004)
Short Stories Dortmunder short stories.  
2016-02-04 2 American Housewife Stories
(Ellis, Helen - 2016)
Short Stories Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity.  
2016-02-03 5 The 100
(Morgan, Kass - 2013)
Youth First book in the series. Three centuries after a thermonuclear apocalypse, the only known survivors of the human race live in a space colony consisting of spaceships joined together in orbit around the Earth. Resources are so scarce that all crimes, no matter how small, are punishable by death, unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age.  
2016-02-02 3 The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
(Bryson, Bill - 2016)
Non-fiction Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changedand what hasnt.  
2016-02-01 6 Bad Blood
(Sandford, John - 2010)
Crime/Mystery Two bodies in two days. One is murder. The other is suicide. Virgil Flowers never imagined that discovering the connection would lead him into the perverse history of the Minnesota farm community, and almost unimaginable darkness.  
2016-01-08 6 Winter Prey
(Sandford, John - 1993)
Crime/Mystery The Iceman slaughtered the LaCourt family in their home one super cold snowy night, possibly because they had an incriminating photo. And who is this sexy surgeon named "Weather"?  
2016-01-07 7 Get Real
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2009)
Crime/Mystery John Dortmunder and his merry crew stumble upon a television reality show whose producer decides to film the gang as they plan and execute one of their capers.  
2016-01-06 3 After
(Various - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia.  
2016-01-05 4 The 100 Homecoming
(Morgan, Kass - 2015)
Youth There is a mob run to get seats on the dropships as the colonists abandon their failing space habitat. After they crash on earth, there is a struggle for leadership of the community as well as conflict with Earthborn residents.  
2016-01-04 6 The 100 Day 21
(Morgan, Kass - 2014)
SciFi YA/SciFi. People have been living in space colonies for several hundred years after the "Cataclysm". Now the ships are wearing out and it is time to consider moving everyone back to Earth. A dropship of 100 teen criminals is sent down to see if radiation levels are finally safe. But maybe the colonies aren't the only survivors!  
2016-01-03 5 Life With Mother Superior
(Trahey, Jane - 1962)
Memoir Semi-autobiographical about a young girl thrust into a Catholic girls' school, her antics with her partner-in-crime and their battles with Mother Superior.  
2016-01-02 7 Room
(Donoghue, Emma - 2010)
Fiction Movie starring Brie Larson is based on the book. To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world...It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.  
2016-01-01 5 All the Light We Cannot See
(Doerr, Anthony - 2014)
Fiction Book and Bars. A German orphan with a brilliant mind has attracted the attention of the Nazis, and a blind girl. Without glossing over the atrocities of war, Doerr has somehow managed to write the most hopeful novel of the year.  
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2015-12-08 7 The Outsiders
(Hinton, S.E. - 1967)
Fiction Ponyboy, SodaPop, and Dally live together alone after their parents die in an accident. They are greasers and their extended family are their greaser friends. Ponyboy and his friend, Johnny, run into some trouble with their rivals, a gang of the rich privileged "Socs" and have to go into hiding.  
2015-12-07 6 Make Me
(Child, Lee - 2015)
Crime/Mystery Reacher gets off of a train in Mother's Rest on a whim to see what the town name means. He gets pulled into the mystery of a missing former-FBI investigator.  
2015-12-06 7 Let It Snow
(Green, John and Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle - 2008)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Three [interlinking] Holiday Romances
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-12-05 4 The Rosie Effect
(Simsion, Graeme - 2014)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Sequel. Don takes on impending fatherhood in the same clumsy yet endearing way he found wife, Rosie. The results are both funny and moving. Asperger's. Autism spectrum.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2015-12-04 7 The Rosie Project
(Simsion, Graeme - 2013)
Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Don, an accomplished professor of genetics falls somewhere on the Asperger's spectrum. He seeks a wife using a ludicrously exacting procedure. Bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and humor. Autism spectrum.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2015-12-03 6 Silent Prey
(Sandford, John - 1992)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Bekker, a psychotic pathologist, is back on the streets, torturing and murdering one helpless victim after another. Lucas Davenport goes out to NYC to help catch the sicko.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-12-02 6 Heat Lightning
(Sandford, John - 2008)
Crime/Mystery A killer leaves a lemon rind as a calling card in the mouths of his victims. Somehow the murders are tied to a bunch of old Vietnam Vets.  
2015-11-10 5 Secondhand Souls
(Moore, Christopher - 2015)
Humorous Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Sequel to A Dirty Job.  
2015-11-09 6 The One and Only Ivan
(Applegate, Kate - 2012)
Youth Ivan is a gorilla living in a strip mall. Story is told from his point of view.  
2015-11-08 6 No Land's Man
(Mandvi, Aasif - 2014)
Memoir Memoir from Indo-Muslim-British-American actor. As heard on NPR fall 2015.  
2015-11-07 6 Rumble Fish
(Hinton, S.E. - 1968)
Youth Rusty-James is the number one tough guy among the junior high kids who hang out and shoot pool at Benny's. He's even proud of keeping up his reputation. Actually though, what he wants most of all is to be just like his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy.  
2015-11-06 4 Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion
(Daum, Meghan - 2014)
Essays Essays from a Los Angeles Times columnist.  
2015-11-05 3 Mozart In The Jungle
(Tindall, Blair - 2005)
Non-fiction Provides an insider's look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall to the Broadway pits, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for 25 years. She exposes the rock-and-roll lifestyles of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music.  
2015-11-04 3 Mosquitoland
(Arnold, David - 2015)
Youth Irreverent teen Mim Malone narrates this memorable account of running away from her remarried dad in Mississippi to see her beloved, possibly dying, mother in Ohio.  
2015-11-03 3 All the Bright Places
(Niven, Jennifer - 2015)
Youth Suggested By: Unknown.
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.
 
2015-11-02 4 The Sleeper and the Spindle
(Gaiman, Neil - 2013)
Youth Take-off on the Sleeping Beauty story. Illustrated by Chris Riddell.  
2015-11-01 2 Tracks
(Davidson, Robyn - 1980)
Memoir Trecking with wild camels across 1700 miles of Australian outback.  
2015-10-08 6 A Walk in the Woods
(Bryson, Bill - 1998)
Memoir Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Hiking [parts of] the trail with his old friend, Stephen Katz.  
2015-10-07 5 Twelve Sharp
(Evanovich, Janet - 2006)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A delusional man steals Ranger's identity and abducts his daughter.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-10-06 5 Eyes of Prey
(Sandford, John - 1991)
Crime/Mystery Two killers. One hideously scarred. The other strikingly handsome, a master manipulator fascinated with all aspects of death.  
2015-10-05 5 Why Not Me?
(Kaling, Mindy - 2015)
Memoir Mindy Kaling's second book.  
2015-10-04 7 Furiously Happy
(Lawson, Jenny - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A funny book about horrible things.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-10-03 4 The Returned
(Mott, Jason - 2013)
Fiction Residents of a small town are shocked when their deceased loved ones inexplicably begin reappearing. French drama series and also a new American series.  
2015-10-02 6 Every Day is a Holiday
(Mahood, George - 2014)
Humorous He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do.  
2015-10-01 7 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(Andrews, Jesse - 2012)
Youth Suggested By: Other.
This is the funniest book you'll ever read about death.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-09-08 6 That Was Then, This Is Now
(Hinton, S.E. - 1971)
Youth Portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart.  
2015-09-07 6 The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid
(Bryson, Bill - 2006)
Memoir Bill Bryson's memoir of growing up in the 1950s in Des Moines, Iowa.  
2015-09-06 2 Glitz-2-go
(Noomin, Diane - 2011)
Humorous "Glitz-2-Go finally collects nearly 40 years of comics stories by Diane Noomin, best-known for her work as cartoonist and editor of the women comics anthology Twisted Sisters.  
2015-09-05 4 Metrophage
(Kadrey, Richard - 1988)
SciFi Richard Kadreys first novelthe cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale. Los Angeles in the late 21st centurya segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules.  
2015-09-04 4 The Missing Ink
(Hensher, Philip - 2012)
Non-fiction The Lost Art of Handwriting. Recommended by Dave P.  
2015-09-03 3 Blind curves
(Crill, Linda - 2014)
Memoir A woman, a motorcycle, and a journey to reinvent herself.  
2015-09-02 5 Wastelands
(Adams, John Joseph (editor) - 2008)
Post-Apocalyptic Collection of post-apocalyptic short stories by various authors.  
2015-09-01 4 The Pearl
(Steinbeck, John - 1947)
Fiction Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then he finds a huge pearl that changes everything.  
2015-08-04 6 Armada
(Cline, Ernest - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
It's Zack's chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little familiar?
 
2015-08-03 4 Geek Girl
(Smale, Holly - 2013)
Youth Popular in the UK. Harriet Manners is a geek. She always has been, and she thought she always would bebut when she's discovered by a modeling agent, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself.  
2015-08-02 6 Redefining Realness
(Mock, Janet - 2014)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Born "Charles", Janet Mock transitioned to female as a teen. My path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more.
 
2015-08-01 8 The Stand
(King, Stephen - 1978)
Post-Apocalyptic This is the updated version from 1990. A govt/military-engineered super-flu wipes of 99% of the people in the US.  
2015-07-10 6 The Girl With All the Gifts
(Carey, M.R. - 2014)
Post-Apocalyptic Small spoiler: it's a zombie book. ShelleyM recommended it. Joss Whedon wrote cover blurbs.  
2015-07-09 2 The Secred History
(Tartt, Donna - 1992)
Fiction Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.  
2015-07-08 6 The Astronaut Wives Club
(Koppel, Lily - 2013)
Non-fiction The wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts became '60s icons in their own right. Their true stories make for a lovely, nostalgic summer read.  
2015-07-07 6 My Fight, Your Fight
(Rousey, Ronda and Maria Burns Ortiz - 2015)
Auto/Biography In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory.  
2015-07-06 5 The Last Little Blue Envelope
(Johnson, Maureen - 2011)
Youth Sequel to "13 Little Blue Envelopes". a mysterious boy has contacted Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally she can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a whole new one, and Ginny must hold on to her wits...and her heart.  
2015-07-05 7 Transgressions
(McBain, Ed (editor) - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Collection of novellas by mystery, crime, and suspense writers.  
2015-07-04 4 Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
(Riggs, Ransom - 2011)
Fiction Wonderfully bizarre novel about a Welsh orphanage full of ageless superpowered children. Unique illustrations: a collection of creepy, mostly vintage photos.  
2015-07-03 6 Hatchet
(Paulsen, Gary - 1987)
Youth Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present  
2015-07-02 6 13 Little Blue Envelopes
(Johnson, Maureen - 2005)
Youth Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes. Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.  
2015-07-01 3 Dear Committee Members
(Schumacher, Julie - 2014)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for Aug 2015. Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. The book is composed entirely of his outgoing letters of recommendation.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2015-06-08 6 The Beginning of Everything
(Schneider, Robyn - 2013)
Youth Suggested By: Unknown.
Varsity tennis captain, Ezra Faulkner, was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before - before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.
 
2015-06-07 3 On Such a Full Sea
(Lee, Chang-Rae - 2014)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Fan lives in B-More (formerly Baltimore), a highly regulated industrial town that exists to serve the needs of the Charters, the one-percenters who live in luxurious gated communities.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2015-06-06 6 The Sound of Glass
(White, Karen - 2015)
Chick Lit Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. Charting the course of an uncertain lifeand feeling guilt from her husbands tragic deathMerritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cals unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff.  
2015-06-05 7 Planet Tad
(Carvell, Tim - 2012)
Youth Twelve-year-old Tad is a blogger with a plan, in the book Jon Stewart calls "hilarious to anyone who ever went through, is currently in, might go to, or flunked out of middle school." Tim Carvell is the head writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. You've gotta be smart to do that job, and it shows in the book.  
2015-06-04 6 11/22/63
(King, Stephen - 2011)
Fiction Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane and insanely possible mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-06-03 1 Hold Me Closer
(Leviathan, David - 2015)
Other The Tiny Cooper Story: A Musical Novel.  
2015-06-02 6 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
(Kaling, Mindy - 2011)
Humorous Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Mindy Kaling invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2015-06-01 5 A Deadly Shade of Gold
(MacDonald, John D. - 1965)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
When Travis McGee discovers a face from his past lying in a pool of blood on a cheap motel room floor. he goes to Mexico to find answers, along with his friend's vengeance-driven girlfriend, and a valuable ancient Aztec golden idol.
Source: Library.
 
2015-05-08 3 The Girl On The Train
(Hawkins, Paula - 2015)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for June 2015. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Then one day she sees something shocking.
Source: Library.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2015-05-07 5 The Quick Red Fox
(MacDonald, John D. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Travis is asked by a famous movie star to recover some compromising pictures. She sends along her trusty assistant to monitor the project.  
2015-05-06 6 A Purple Place for Dying
(MacDonald, John D. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Travis McGee reluctantly flies out to see big blond Mona Yeoman who is convinced that her husband Jass Yeoman, a crony of her father (ick!), has swindled her inheritance.  
2015-05-05 6 Landline
(Rowell, Rainbow - 2014)
Fiction Author of "Eleanor & Park". L.A. wife and mom tried decidedly unorthodox methods (time travel!) to save her crumbling marriage.  
2015-05-04 3 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
(Kondo, Marie - 2014)
Non-fiction The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing  
2015-05-03 4 Beautiful Darkness
(Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - 2010)
Youth Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.  
2015-05-02 5 Shadow Prey
(Sandford, John - 1990)
Crime/Mystery 2nd Prey book. A terrorist conspiracy, masterminded by a small group of Native Americans, embarks on a series of ritualistic murders, offing public officials known for their record of prejudice against Indians. Lucas Davenport investigates, with help from NYC copy Lily Rothenberg.  
2015-05-01 6 Dark of the Moon
(Sandford, John - 2007)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
1st Virgil Flowers book. Three murders in just as many weeks in the quiet rural town of Bluestream is unheard of. It's also no coincidence.
 
2015-04-14 2 The Dream Lover
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2015)
Fiction Historical fiction about author George Sands.  
2015-04-13 5 Beautiful Creatures
(Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - 2010)
Youth Ethan Wate is struggling to hide his apathy for his high school "in" crowd in small town Gatlin, South Carolina, until he meets the determinedly "out" Lena Duchannes, the girl of his dreams (literally--she has been in his nightmares for months).  
2015-04-12 5 Nightmare In Pink
(MacDonald, John D. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Travis McGee is in New York to do a favor for an army buddy whose sister is floundering after the death of her fiancé. First on the agenda: nurse Nina Gibson, the buddy's sister, back to health, one of Travis' specialties.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2015-04-11 5 The Deep Blue Good-By
(MacDonald, John D. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book bought after reading. 1/21 Travis McGee novels. Travis looks for a treasure that some femme fatale's father supposedly smuggled back from the war.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2015-04-10 6 The Fool's Run
(Sandford, John - 1989)
Crime/Mystery Computer whiz, Kidd, is hired by a defense contractor to destroy one of their rival companies. But not everything is as it seems.  
2015-04-09 5 Rules of Prey
(Sandford, John - 1989)
Crime/Mystery Lucas Davenport series, No. 1. Lucas helps track down a serial rapist/killer.  
2015-04-08 3 The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
(Silverman, Sarah - 2010)
Humorous Suggested By: Author.
Mixing show business moments (she wrote for Saturday Night Live for one season, but none of her sketches made it past dress rehearsal) with stories of her childhood and adolescence (punctuated by a persistent bedwetting problem), Silverman never shies away from poking fun at her own expense.
Source: Library.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2015-04-07 3 We Were Liars
(Lockhart, E. - 2014)
Youth Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for May 2015. Cadence Sinclair Easton comes from an old-money family, headed by a patriarch who owns a private island off of Cape Cod. Each summer, the extended family gathers at the various houses on the island, and Cadence, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and friend Gat (the four "Liars"), have been inseparable since age eight. During their fifteenth summer however, Cadence suffers a mysterious accident. She spends the next two years and the course of the book in a haze of amnesia, debilitating migraines, and painkillers, trying to piece together just what happened.
Source: Library.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2015-04-06 6 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
(Kaling, Mindy - 2011)
Humorous Suggested By: Author.
Mindy Kaling invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood
Source: Library.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2015-04-05 3 Bad Monkey
(Hiaasen, Carl - 2013)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Unknown.
Andrew Yancy-late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff's office-has a human arm in his freezer.
 
2015-04-04 6 Clockwork Fagin
(Doctorow, Cory - 2011)
Short Stories Short story from "Steampunk!" anthology. Children growing up in a brutal home for the victims of steampunk industrial accidents.  
2015-04-03 4 Lawful Interception
(Doctorow, Cory - 2013)
Short Stories An all-new short story of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels Little Brother and Homeland -- as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help of friends, hacker allies, and some very clever crowd-sourced drones.  
2015-04-02 4 Chicken Little
(Doctorow, Cory - 2011)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Novella. Updated high-tech take on Pohl's take on Jonathan Swift's 'struldbrugs,' creatures who have immortality but not eternal youth, continuing to age through their extended lives, is particularly ingenious.
 
2015-04-01 6 Paper Towns
(Green, John - 2008)
Youth Weeks before graduating from their Orlando-area high school, Quentin Jacobsen's childhood best friend, Margo, reappears in his life, specifically at his window, commanding him to take her on an all-night, score-settling spree.  
2015-03-08 5 The Happiness Project
(Rubin, Gretchen - 2009)
Non-fiction Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.  
2015-03-07 4 The Death of Sweet Mister
(Woodrell, Daniel - 2001)
Fiction An overweight, lonely thirteen-year-old, Shuggie Akins is shrewdly observant. His distracted, frequently tipsy mother, Glenda, turns a blind eye to the effect her sexually provocative teasing has on him.  
2015-03-06 3 At home in Mitford
(Karon, Jan - 1996)
Chick Lit It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more.  
2015-03-05 3 Fourth of July Creek
(Henderson, Smith - 2014)
Fiction After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah.  
2015-03-04 5 AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
(Miller, David - 2010)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller's account of is 2003 thru-hike along the entire 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-03-03 5 Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph
(Davis, Jennifer Pharr)
Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. In the summer of 2011, Jennifer set the record for the fastest thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, making her the overall record holder for both women and men. She hiked the entire 2,180-mile trail in 46 days.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-03-02 3 Tomato Red
(Woodrell, Daniel - 1998)
Fiction West Table, MO, Ozark town, home to Bev Merridew and her children Jamalee and Jason. Sammy Barlach comes thru town and stuff happens.  
2015-03-01 5 Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears
(Hertling, William - 2014)
SciFi Suggested By: Friend.
David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-02-07 5 The End of the World Running Club
(Walker, Adrian J. - 2014)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
When his suburban life ends in a catastrophic asteroid strike, Edgar and his family find refuge in an Edinburgh army barracks. It comes as something of a relief. His world becomes simpler, life becomes easier, things might just be looking up.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-02-06 3 Sorta Like A Rock Star
(Quick, Matthew - 2010)
Youth "Maybe I am a freak - but I'm one hopeful misfit, and you could be worse things in this world. True? True. I spread hope. I'm a hope spreader."  
2015-02-05 7 Winter's Bone
(Woodrell, Daniel - 2006)
Fiction Book on which the Jennifer Lawrence movie is based. Ree Dolly tries to track down her father who has skipped bail after signing over her family home as collateral. She runs afoul of dangerous and scaree drug-cooking Ozark relatives.  
2015-02-04 5 Voyager
(Gabaldon, Diana - 1994)
SciFi Claire raises Jamie's daughter in the 1960s. Then she goes back to the past to be with him again.  
2015-02-03 6 The Silver Linings Playbook
(Quick, Matthew - 2008)
Fiction Pats now home from "the bad place", and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; hes being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany  
2015-02-02 5 Big Stone Gap
(Trigiani, Adriana - 2000)
Chick Lit Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was.  
2015-02-01 5 The Night Circus
(Morgenstern, Erin - 2011)
Magical/Mystical The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements.  
2015-01-13 7 A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2012)
Chick Lit Powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family.  
2015-01-12 8 The Martian
(Weir, Andy - 2014)
SciFi Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for April 2015. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone on Mars with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-01-11 5 The Spectacular Now
(Tharp, Tim - 2008)
Youth In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.  
2015-01-10 5 Boy21
(Quick, Matthew - 2012)
Youth Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in gray, broken Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish Mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, he takes care of his disabled grandfather, and at school he's called "White Rabbit", the only white kid on the varsity basketball team. He's always dreamed of getting out somehow with his girlfriend, Erin.  
2015-01-09 8 First Frost
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2015)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beat-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever...
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2015-01-08 7 The Dress Shop of Dreams
(Van Praag, Menna - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires.
 
2015-01-07 7 Backseat Saints
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2010)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Rose Mae Lolley, a minor character from Gods in Alabama gets her very own book. She's living in Texas as Ro Grandee, married to Thom Grandee who beats her regularly, and often savagely.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2015-01-06 4 Before I Fall
(Oliver, Lauren - 2010)
Youth In this Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls teen hybrid, Sam Kingston is pretty, popular, and has a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a late-night party everything goes terribly wrong, and the life that she lived is gone forever. Or is it?  
2015-01-05 3 Inherent Vice
(Pynchon, Thomas - 2009)
Crime/Mystery It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with.  
2015-01-04 5 Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
(Quick, Matthew - 2013)
Youth Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.  
2015-01-03 3 The 4-Hour Work Week
(Ferriss, Timothy - 2007)
Non-fiction Escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich.  
2015-01-02 2 Bad Feminist
(Gay, Roxane - 2014)
Essays Here she takes on feminism and fat, race, sexual violence, and Scrabble.  
2015-01-01 7 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(Andrews, Jesse - 2012)
Youth Greg Gaines is trying hard to make it thru high school with as little damage as possible. He knows it's a minefield, and he frequently missteps, but he's determined to make it thru. His mother insists that he start spending time with a classmate who is diagnosed with leukemia.  
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2014-12-03 2 The Getaway Car
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2014)
Essays Collection of various non-fiction. Presentations to writerly groups, letters to various people and organizations, etc.  
2014-12-02 6 Grandma Gatewood's Walk
(Montgomery, Ben - 2014)
Non-fiction 67 year old great grandmother, Emma Gatewood became the first female thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail in 1955.  
2014-12-01 6 The Golem and the Jinni
(Wecker, Helene - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for February 2015. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-11-03 5 Dragonfly In Amber
(Gabaldon, Diana - 1993)
Fiction It's now 1968, and Claire Beauchamp Randall has returned to Inverness, Scotland, with her daughter, Brianna. This is Claire's first visit back since she and husband Frank visited 22 years before--when she walked through a Druid stone circle into the middle of the 18th century.  
2014-11-02 5 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
(Foster, Karen Joy - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for December 2014. Rosemary Cooke's family wasn't like other families. She bounces back and forth in time to tell us about it.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-11-01 6 Personal
(Child, Lee - 2014)
Crime/Mystery Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The government brings in Jack Reacher to help find one of the primary suspects, whom Jack put in jail 16 years before.  
2014-10-04 6 Outlander
(Gabaldon, Diana - 1991)
SciFi Suggested By: Friend.
The first in a series of eight historical multi-genre novels.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-10-03 3 The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains
(Gaiman, Neil - 2010)
Youth A tale of travel and darkness with pictures of all kinds.  
2014-10-02 6 The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
(Baker, Tiffany - 2009)
Magical/Mystical By the author of "Mercy Snow". Truly and Serena Jane are separated--Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.  
2014-10-01 6 A Child Called "It"
(Pelzer, Dave - 1995)
Memoir Memoir about a horribly abused boy's life from age 4-12. Teachers and school staff finally acted on evidence of severe abuse and got Dave removed from the care of his psychopath mother and put into foster care.  
2014-09-10 6 Hyperbole and a Half
(Brosh, Allie - 2013)
Essays Imagine if David Sedaris could draw.  
2014-09-09 3 The Humans
(Haig, Matt - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for November 2014. Alien(s) come to earth to destroy evidence of some mathematical discovery that they apparently don't think we're ready for.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-09-08 4 Where She Went
(Forman, Gayle - 2011)
Youth Sequel to If I Stay. After Mia comes out of her coma, things fall apart with Adam. Told from Adam's perspective.  
2014-09-07 4 The Interestings
(Wolitzer, Meg - 2013)
Fiction Starts at an art camp for teenagers, and follows the kids into middle age. But it's not a summer camp book. It's about the moment when you find your people.  
2014-09-06 6 Mildred Pierce
(Cain, James M. - 1941)
Fiction Set in Glendale, California, in the 1930s, the book is the story of middle-class housewife Mildred Pierce's attempts to maintain her family's social position during the Great Depression.  
2014-09-05 6 Coming Clean
(Miller, Kimberly Rae - 2013)
Memoir Memoir about growing up with parents who are hoarders.  
2014-09-04 5 The Gilly Salt Sisters
(Baker, Tiffany - 2012)
Magical/Mystical By the author of "Mercy Snow". Magic-tinged tale of dreams, family secrets, and betrayals on a New England salt farm.  
2014-09-03 5 A Widow's Walk Off-Grid to Self-Reliance
(Dodds, Anne - 2014)
Memoir An inspiring, true story of Courage and Determination  
2014-09-02 3 The Casual Vacancy
(Rowling, J.K. - 2012)
Fiction A tough, ambitious book full of heartbreak and grim social commentary about the smugness of the haves and the desperation of the have-nots.  
2014-09-01 5 Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
(Gilmore, Susan Gregg - 2009)
Fiction Amazon.com recommendation because I searched for Ya Ya Sisterhood and Fannie Flagg. It's the early 1970s. The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline.  
2014-08-07 5 My Seinfeld Year
(Stoller, Fred - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
You'd know Fred Stoller if you saw him. He has appeared on practically every great sitcom you've ever seen - Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, and Murphy Brown just to name a few. But he has never been a regular on a series, always the guest star. And he was a writer for one season of Seinfeld.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-08-06 3 Things That Divide Us
(da Silva, Rachel (editor) - 1985)
Short Stories "This is an anthology of fiction by women that addresses both the positive aspects of diversity among women and the destructive effects of misunderstanding and separation."  
2014-08-05 5 Fugue State
(Piper, Steffan - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Broke and down on his luck, Sebastien robs a grocery store, making off with nearly $4,000. His image is all over the television within hours, but before Sebastien can be arrested, a drunk driver smashes into his Jeep in the middle of town. Things couldn't get much worse until a Marine recruiter who witnesses the accident gives Sebastien a ride home and a way out.
 
2014-08-04 6 Seconds
(O'Malley, Bryan Lee - 2014)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for September 2014. Graphic novel for B&B. Written by the Scott Pilgrim guy. It's about a 20-something gal who runs a restaurant and wants to open a new restaurant all her own. And then weird things start happening. Like a house spirit handing out history-changing magic mushrooms.
Source: Library.
 
2014-08-03 4 Gender Failure
(Coyote, Ivan E. and Rae Spoon - 2014)
Essays Ivan and Rae expose and explore their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary.  
2014-08-03 5 The Journal of Best Practices
(Finch, David - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
A memoir of marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to be a Better Husband. Autism Spectrum.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-08-01 5 The Shining Girls
(Beukes, Lauren - 2013)
SciFi Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for October 2014. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. In this genre-bending novel, Beukes never explains the origins of this evil house or how it manages to transport Harper from year to year.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-07-07 7 The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2008)
Magical/Mystical While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne.  
2014-07-06 6 The Graveyard Book
(Gaiman, Neil - 2008)
Magical/Mystical Nobody "Bod" is raised by ghosts in a graveyard after his parents and sister are killed by a mysterious creepy guy.  
2014-07-05 4 The Last Coyote
(Connelly, Michael - 1995)
Crime/Mystery Harry Bosch is on leave for putting his commanding officer's face thru a glass office wall. He decides to investigate the case of his mother's 1961 murder during his time off duty.  
2014-07-04 5 The Concrete Blonde
(Connelly, Michael - 1994)
Crime/Mystery Bosch is on trial for the shooting of "The Dollmaker" serial killer when a new victim turns up encased in concrete.  
2014-07-03 3 The Hurricane Sisters
(Frank, Benton Dorothea - 2014)
Chick Lit Drama within a South Carolinian family. Grandma dotes too much on her perfect (and dead) oldest daughter at the expense of her surviving adult daughter, who in turn is too critical of her own daughter and gay son. Dad is developing a wandering eye in his middle age, alone all week at work up in NYC. Throw in some domestic abuse and a stroke for spice.  
2014-07-02 5 A Long Time Gone
(White, Karen - 2014)
Chick Lit Vivi returns home to Mississippi after a bad divorce to find the mother who abandonned her as a child but who doesn't remember a thing.  
2014-06-09 6 The Gods of Guilt
(Connelly, Michael - 2013)
Crime/Mystery 5th Mickey Haller / Lincoln Lawyer book. Mickey Haller picks up a case defending a pimp accused of killing a prostitute, and then the victim turns out to be a former client.  
2014-06-08 6 Never Go Back
(Child, Lee - 2013)
Crime/Mystery Since talking to Maj. Susan Turner on the telephone from South Dakota in 2010's 61 Hours, the former military cop has been heading to the Virginia headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP, in hopes of meeting her.  
2014-06-07 7 Mercy Snow
(Baker, Tiffany - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Drama in an old New England mill town between the "white trash" and the mill owner and his family.  
2014-06-06 4 Firefly Lane
(Hannah, Kristin - 2006)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Unknown.
In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be, but by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-06-04 5 Greyhound
(Piper, Steffan - 2010)
Fiction Ushered out from his Stockton, California home by his emotionally detached mother and her latest boyfriend, twelve-year-old Sebastien Ranes must fend for himself and travel two thousand miles across the country. He is on his way to live with his grandmother and sister in Pennsylvania. Along the way, he will learn that sometimes caring, guidance and understanding can come from some unlikely people.  
2014-06-03 3 Murder with Peacocks
(Andrews, Donna - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Meg has gone back to her hometown of Yorktown, Virginia to be the Maid-Of-Honor in three back to back summer weddings. Relying on her notebook-that-tells-her-when-to-breathe, Meg takes the summer off from her business to plan and manage every detail for each wedding.  
2014-06-02 7 Orange is the New Black
(Kerman, Piper - 2010)
Memoir Chronicles her brief life of crime and subsequent stint in a federal lockup.  
2014-06-01 3 The John Lennon Letters
(Lennon, John (edited by Hunter Davies) - 2012)
Non-fiction To Paul and Linda, post-Beatles: "in spite of it all love to you both." Revealing bits from a great mind.  
2014-05-09 4 Cooking with Fernet Branca
(Hamilton-Patterson, James - 2004)
Humorous Gerald Samper, an effete English snob, has his own private hilltop in Tuscany, where he wiles away his time working as a ghostwriter for celebrities and inventing wholly original culinary concoctions-including ice cream made with garlic and the bitter, herb-based liqueur of the book's title. Gerald's idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta, on the run from a crime-riddled former soviet republic. A series of hilarious misunderstandings brings this odd couple into ever closer and more disastrous proximity.  
2014-05-08 6 Firewall
(Mankell, Henning - 2002)
Crime/Mystery A man dies in front of an ATM, two young women slaughter an elderly taxi driver. As Wallander investigates, he uncovers a sinister plan to bring the Western world to its knees.  
2014-05-07 8 The Fault In Our Stars
(Green, John - 2012)
Fiction Hazel Grace Lancaster meets Augustus Waters in Cancer Kids support group and her life changes.  
2014-05-06 6 The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
(Walton, Leslye - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen: "loving its magical tone - very reminiscent of the old-school magical realism of Like Water for Chocolate and Chocolat..."
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-05-05 6 A Wanted Man
(Child, Lee - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don't add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station.  
2014-05-04 7 A Week in Winter
(Binchy, Maeve - 2012)
Magical/Mystical Intertwining stories championing strong women. Those who pass through the Stone House experience a kind of transformational magic: the fulfillment of a dream, the discovery of one's true self, the chance for redemption. Book like a love letter to life in tiny villages in Ireland.  
2014-05-03 7 Silo 49: Flying Season for the Mis-Recorded
(Christy, Ann - 2014)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Elizabeth the Other, born to the silo and living under the stain of her father's actions, has no one. She is alone, untouchable and unloved. Her only outlet is 25 Drums, the place where teen shadows mix, mingle and find a mate. Inspired by Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-05-02 3 Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse
(Worth, Jennifer - 2005)
Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The Midwife Trilogy Book 2. The true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-05-01 6 Edward Adrift
(Lancaster, Craig - 2013)
Fiction When his friend Donna calls with news that her son Kyle is in trouble, Edward leaves his comfort zone in Billings, Montana, and drives to visit them in Boise, where he discovers Kyle has morphed from a sweet kid into a sullen adolescent. Inspired by dreams of the past, Edward goes against his routine and decides to drive to a small town in Colorado where he once spent a summer with his father?bringing Kyle along as his road trip companion.  
2014-04-07 4 The Dinner
(Koch, Herman - 2009)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for June 2014. A family dinner with a lot of tension.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-04-06 6 Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
(Worth, Jennifer - 2002)
Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The Midwife Trilogy Book 1.
 
2014-04-05 7 600 Hours of Edward
(Lancaster, Craig - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Amazon.com.
A thirty-nine-year-old with Asperger's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward?s timetable comes undone. Autism spectrum.
Source: Borrowed/Friend.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-04-04 6 The Affair
(Child, Lee - 2011)
Crime/Mystery Prequel to the series. Reacher is sent down to Mississippi to monitor the investigation of a murder near an army base. The controversy resulted in his expulsion from the army.  
2014-04-03 6 Between, Georgia
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2006)
Chick Lit Nonny Frett has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right, and the Crabtrees, who lost her and can?t forget that they?ve been done wrong.  
2014-04-02 5 Silo 49: Dark Till Dawn
(Christy, Ann - 2013)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. Lillian and Leo, cousins and best friends, enter the lists for the 89th Race in Silo 49. The singular honor of running outside, with no walls and no boundaries, is the prize they seek. Spin-off from Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-04-01 3 Flight Behavior
(Kingsolver, Barbara - 2012)
Fiction Some farmer's wife in Appalachia got knocked up and never got to leave town. They're on the verge of losing their farm, and apparently she has some kind of epiphany when she sees a bunch of butterflies (which also apparently, she can't "understand". It's. A. Bunch. Of. Butterflies. Sheesh!)  
2014-03-10 4 Lexicon
(Barry, Max - 2013)
SciFi Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for May 2014. At an exclusive training school at an undisclosed location outside Washington, D.C., students are taught to control minds, to wield words as weapons.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-03-09 5 Let The Hurricane Rage
(Lane, Rose Wilder - 1933)
Fiction Young Charles and his shy wife Caroline go west to the Dakotas for the promise of a free homestead if they can work it for five years.  
2014-03-08 3 Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes
(Ball, Donna and others - 2000)
Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. Authors include Donna Ball, Sandra Chastain, Debra Dixon, Virginia Ellis, Nancy Knight, and Deborah Smith. Southern short stories.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-03-07 5 The Trouble With Magic
(Chew, Ruth - 1976)
Magical/Mystical He's short and tubby. He wears a funny hat and carries a magic umbrella. He pals around with a sea serpent named George. He can make the most wonderful magic sometimes. When the wizard sets up housekeeping in their attic, Barbara and her brother Rick discover that magic can also be a very tricky thing.  
2014-03-06 4 The Firefly Dance
(Allen, Sarah Addison and Augusta Trobaugh, and Kathryn Magendie, and Phyllis Schieber - 2011)
Short Stories Not sure what this was. A randomly cobbled together set of "southern lady author" short stories and novellas? I got it for the Sarah Addison Allen.  
2014-03-05 3 Shovel Ready
(Sternbergh, Adam - 2014)
Post-Apocalyptic ShelleyM found a good review in EW. Neo-noir about a garbage-man-turned-hit-man. Before things fell apart he worked in sanitation, and he's still cleaning up other peoples' messes. It's also post-apocalyptic.  
2014-03-04 7 Eleanor & Park
(Rowell, Rainbow - 2013)
Youth Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for June 2014. Young love between two misfits.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-03-03 3 The Things They Carried
(O'Brien, Tim - 1990)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for March 2014. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O?Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2014-03-02 5 Life After Life
(Atkinson, Kate - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for February 2014. She grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-03-01 4 The Museum of Extraordinary Things
(Hoffman, Alice - 2014)
Fiction Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's 'museum', alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle.  
2014-02-08 6 The Days of Anna Madrigal
(Maupin, Armistead - 2014)
GLBT Anna Madrigal is aging. Michael and Ben are making plans to go to Burning Man with Jake and his boyfriend. Brian meets a woman during his cross-country RV travels. Shawna makes a big decision. Historical events are revealed.  
2014-02-07 6 Magic In the Park
(Chew, Ruth - 1972)
Youth Jennifer and her family move from the country to Brooklyn. She befriends neighbor, Mike. They find magic in the park: a mysterious bird man, a magical with trees that turn them into birds, islands with menacing tunnels, and more.  
2014-02-06 7 Garden Spells
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2007)
Magical/Mystical Claire Waverly lives a quiet life in a small southern town catering with a specialty in using the magical powers in edible flowers. Her sister, Sydney, returns to their hometown after a ten-year absence. She brings along her young daughter and some dark secrets.  
2014-02-05 9 The Sugar Queen
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2008)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night?. Until she finds it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted woman who is one part nemesis?and two parts fairy godmother.
 
2014-02-04 5 Silo 49: Deep Dark
(Christy, Ann - 2013)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. Marina is a Fabricator, a worker of metal, and has been tasked with reclaiming the silver of the silo from private hands to replenish the diminishing vault stocks. Amongst the curiosities turned in, she finds something that should not exist and that begins a search for the most elusive thing in the silo: the truth. Spin-off from Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-02-03 4 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(Adams, Douglas - 1979)
SciFi The old classic.  
2014-02-02 7 The Girl Who Chased the Moon
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2010)
Magical/Mystical Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood, a grandfather who is a real live giant, and unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. A neighbor, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town's sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever.  
2014-02-01 4 The Master of Disguise
(Mendez, Antonio J. - 2009)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
My Secret Life in the CIA. Book from which Ben Affleck got the story for the movie Argo.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-01-17 3 I Shudder
(Rudnick, Paul - 2009)
Essays And other reactions to life, death, and New Jersey.  
2014-01-16 2 Be More Chill
(Vizzini, Ned - 2004)
Youth Awkward teen, Jeremy, isn't getting much play with the ladies. Until he gets a supercomputer brain implant which gives him guidance about how to be more chill.  
2014-01-15 5 No Such Thing As a Witch
(Chew, Ruth - 1971)
Youth New neighbor Maggie Brown has magical ways with fudge and animals.  
2014-01-14 6 Lost Lake
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2014)
Magical/Mystical After a numbing tragedy, Kate derails the unpleasant new track of her life by going on an adventure to try and find her Great Aunt Eby's resort from where had the best times of her childhood.  
2014-01-13 3 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
(Murakami, Haruki - 1998)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for January 2014. In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2014-01-12 5 Teen Angst? Naaaaah...
(Vizzini, Ned - 2000)
Youth A Quasi-Autobiography  
2014-01-11 6 Gods in Alabama
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2005)
Fiction Arlene Fleet heads home to Alabama after promising 10 years earlier that she would leave and never return.  
2014-01-10 6 The Witch's Garden
(Chew, Ruth - 1980)
Youth When a witchy looking lady moves in next door, strange things start happening...Magic fixing mint leaves, magic flying flower petals, magic shrinking watering can, mysterious hole under a bush with a magical creature inside.  
2014-01-09 6 Mostly Magic
(Chew, Ruth - 1982)
Youth A magic folding ladder transporter, and a magic pencil that changes things.  
2014-01-08 6 The Wednesday Witch
(Chew, Ruth - 1969)
Youth A witch with a flying vacuum cleaner.  
2014-01-07 6 The Wishing Tree
(Chew, Ruth - 1980)
Youth Homeless lady sleeps under bridge, but has magic blanket that magically produces food when you unfold it. Tree sucks you into another place when you stick in your fingerarmwholebody.  
2014-01-06 6 Witch's Broom
(Chew, Ruth - 1977)
Youth Amy's mom finds a new blue broom in the backyard. Amy and her friend, Jean, discover that the broom can fly!  
2014-01-05 5 Survival Lessons
(Hoffman, Alice - 2013)
Essays Alice Hoffman's thoughts about life borne out of her experience with cancer.  
2014-01-04 6 Dust
(Howey, Hugh - 2013)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
The end of the Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series.
 
2014-01-04   Silo Series
(Howey, Hugh)
Post-Apocalyptic The story of Wool takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Humanity clings to survival in the Silos, subterranean cities extending over one hundred stories beneath the surface.
  • Wool (July 30, 2011)
  • Wool (July 30, 2011)
  • Wool: Proper Gauge (November 30, 2011)
  • Wool: Casting Off (December 4, 2011)
  • Wool: The Unraveling (December 25, 2011)
  • Wool: The Stranded (January 14, 2012)
  • First Shift: Legacy (April 14, 2012)
  • Second Shift: Order (November 20, 2012)
  • Third Shift: Pact (January 28, 2013)
  • Dust (August 17, 2013)
 
2014-01-03 2 Beezus and Ramona
(Cleary, Beverly - 1955)
Youth Nine-year-old Beezus she struggles to get along with her four-year-old sister, Ramona.  
2014-01-02 6 Silo 49: Going Dark
(Christy, Ann - 2013)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Spin-off of Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series, written by a fan.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2014-01-01 7 My Own Miraculous
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$1.04 Kindle book. Short story, prequel to Someone Else's Love Story.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
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2013-12-11 3 Submergence
(Ledgard, J.M. - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for December 2013. James More, held captive by jihadists, and Danielle Flinders, diving in a submersible to the ocean floor, each remember the love they shared and the Christmas they spent together the year before.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-12-10 7 Shift Ominbus
(Howey, Hugh - 2013)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$5.99 Kindle book - bought after I read it. Contains First Shift, Second Shift, and Third Shift. 576 pages. Prequel to the story in the first five Wool books in the Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series. The Silo series has three parts broken into 9 books: Wool (five books), Shift (three books), and Dust (one book).
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2013-12-09 7 Someone Else's Love Story
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2013)
Fiction Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.  
2013-12-08 2 The Wyrm King
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2009)
Magical/Mystical In the final installment of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Nick and Laurie had thought they solved their giant problems when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come back to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way!  
2013-12-07 5 Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death,
(Westlake, Donald E. (as Tucker Coe) - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$7.99 Kindle book. Mitch Tobin is a hard-nosed, disgraced ex-cop who spends his days building a wall around his back yard - until Ernie Rembeck walks into his life. Rembeck is a suave, educated mobster whose mistress has vanished along with the money he had stashed in her apartment.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2013-12-06 4 A Scandal in Bohemia (from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
(Doyle, Arthur Conan - 1892)
Crime/Mystery "A Scandal in Bohemia" was the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories to be published in The Strand Magazine.  
2013-12-05 7 Waking Kate
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2013)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
This is ONE short story. It's related to the soon-to-be-released Lost Lake. I got it for free on Amazon.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2013-12-04 2 The Golden Notebook
(Lessing, Doris - 1962)
Fiction The Golden Notebook is the story of writer Anna Wulf, the four notebooks in which she records her life, and her attempt to tie them together in a fifth, gold-coloured, notebook. The book intersperses segments of an ostensibly realistic narrative of the lives of Molly and Anna, and their children, ex-husbands and lovers  
2013-12-03 6 Tapestry of Fortunes
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2013)
Fiction Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker, but could use some motivation to change her own life.  
2013-12-02 6 Wool - Ominbus Edition
(Howey, Hugh - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$1.29 Kindle book. All five Wool books in one volume (does not include Shift or Dust books from the same Silo series). Read the library book, but bought it later. Humanity clings to survival in the Silos, subterranean cities extending over one hundred stories beneath the surface.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2013-12-01 6 Bootstrapper
(Link, Mardi Jo - 2013)
Memoir From broke to badadd on a northern Michigan farm. Recommended by Shelley M.  
2013-11-10 8 Travels with Charley
(Steinbeck, John - 1961)
Memoir In 1960 Steinbeck bought a pickup truck with a camper on the back and drove around the country with his poodle, Charley.  
2013-11-09 3 Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: A Giant Problem - Book 2
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2008)
Youth Nick and Laurie start taking giant hunting lessons from Noseeum Jack, which Nick finds pointless.  
2013-11-08 3 Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Nixie's Song - Book 1
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2007)
Youth This story takes place in Florida, where 11-year-old Nick Vargas lives with his brother, Jules, his weird stepsister, Laurie, his father, Paul, and his stepmother, Charlene, in his father's housing development.  
2013-11-07 2 Some short story collection
(Munro, Alice)
Short Stories Entertainment Weekly published a list of "essential" Alice Munro stories to read.  
2013-11-06 7 The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
(Flagg, Fannie - 2013)
Fiction Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.  
2013-11-05 7 Twelve Years a Slave
(Northrup, Solomon - 1853)
Memoir Black American born free, but enslaved later in life. He was persistent and lucky enough to be freed 12 years later.  
2013-11-04 6 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
(Black, Holly - 2013)
Fantasy In the near future, vampires run rampant. If you are bitten, it takes 80 days to fight off the infection. If you can manage to resist the compelling urge to drink human blood for that long, you could beat the infection and survive. However, if you succumb and suck some blood, you will die and rise again as an immortal bloodsucking vampire.  
2013-11-03 6 Worth Dying For
(Child, Lee - 2010)
Crime/Mystery There's deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he runs afoul of a local clan.  
2013-11-02 3 Band Fags!
(Polito, Frank Anthony - 2008)
GLBT As Jack and Brad make their way through junior high and then through Hazel Park High School, their friendship grows deeper and more complicated. From stealing furtive glances at Playgirl to discussing which celebrities might be like that, from navigating school cliques to dealing with crushes on girls and guys alike, Jack is trying to figure out who and what he is.  
2013-11-01 6 61 Hours
(Child, Lee - 2010)
Crime/Mystery A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.  
2013-10-09 6 Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
(Sedaris, David - 2013)
Essays Essays, Etc.  
2013-10-08 8 Let It Snow
(Green, John and Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle - 2008)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Three [interlinking] Holiday Romances
 
2013-10-07 4 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
(Sloan, Robin - 2012)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for November 2013. The winning literary adventure has all the elements of geek hipster-dom: fantasy novels, role-playing games, computer coding, and classic typeography.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-10-06 4 Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda's Secret - Book 3
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2003)
Youth The Grace children argue about whether or not to destroy the Field Guide.  
2013-10-05 4 Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone - Book 2
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2003)
Youth After the Grace children ignore Thimbletack's warning to destroy the Guide, Simon is abducted by a group of invisible goblins who live in the woods surrounding the house.  
2013-10-04 6 Gone Tomorrow
(Child, Lee - 2010)
Crime/Mystery If you're not hip to rambling adventurer Jack Reacher, you've missed a mother load of escapist entertainment. Much of Gone is set in New York subways.  
2013-10-03 7 Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930's Volume III
(Van Amber, Rita (compiled by) - 1997)
Non-fiction A collection of stories and recipes collected from people who lived thru the Great Depression.  
2013-10-02 6 The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
(Harms, Kelly - 2013)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Unknown.
Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, IA wins a house on a TV program drawing. But there are two Janine Browns in Cedar Falls, IA.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-10-01 3 Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
(Pegg, Simon - 2011)
Auto/Biography The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek.  
2013-09-07 6 Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide - Book 1
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2003)
Youth Nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon and their thirteen-year-old sister Mallory move into the decrepit Spiderwick Estate with their mother, Helen. On the first night, they discover a secret library with no doors leading to the rest of the house.  
2013-09-06 4 Stargirl
(Spinelli, Jerry - 2000)
Youth Kids at Mica Area High School are pretty serious about conforming to unspoken similarity standards. Until one day new student, Stargirl, arrives and starts shaking things up.  
2013-09-05 4 The Color Master
(Bender, Aimee - 2013)
Short Stories Short. Stories.  
2013-09-04 3 Beautiful Ruins
(Walter, Jess - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for October 2013. Epic, funny, and amazing novel.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-09-03 5 Love (and other uses for duct tape)
(Jones, Carrie - 2008)
Youth Belle and her friends are back with a whole new set of problems.  
2013-09-02 6 Mary Ann In Autumn
(Maupin, Armistead - 2010)
Fiction Mary Ann returns to SF from Connecticut to face some major life changes with the support of her friends.  
2013-09-01 7 Let's Pretend This Never Happened
(Lawson, Jenny - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
She writes with a rambling irreverence that makes you wish she were your best friend. But some of that charm gets lost in translation from blog to book.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2013-08-07 6 The Ocean at the End of the Lane
(Gaiman, Neil - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
BooksAndBars for July 2014, but I had already ready it. Some guy goes back to his childhood home, and then memories of that awful event come flooding back.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-08-06 4 The Artful Dodger: Images & Reflections
(Bantock, Nick - 2000)
Art Autobiography of his life as an artist. How he got there, projects he's done, his inspirations, techniques and thought processes.  
2013-08-05 6 In One Person
(Irving, John - 2012)
Fiction About a bisexual man who falls in love with the older Miss Frost, a librarian and spinster. Billy's story is told through multiple time periods and shows him initially as a teenager with crushes on the "wrong people," but also showing his coming of age.  
2013-08-04 5 Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend
(Jones, Carrie - 2007)
Youth Belle Philbrick get dumped by her boyfriend (and best friend), Dylan, who suddenly announces that he is gay. She is devastated, but then realizes that she saw some clues along the way.  
2013-08-03 6 The Red Convertible
(Erdrich, Louise - 2009)
Short Stories A collection of short stories originally published between 1981 and 2003.  
2013-08-02 2 The World's Strongest Librarian
(Hanagarne, Josh - 2013)
Memoir Memoir by librarian living with Tourette's.  
2013-08-01 4 Visual Chronicles
(Woods, Linda and Karen Dinino - 2006)
Craft The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos, & Altered Books  
2013-07-05 5 Will Grayson, Will Grayson
(Green, John and David Levithan - 2010)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Will Grayson, friend of gigantic gay schoolmate Tiny, runs across his homonym (har har - that one is mine) one night and their lives begin to change.
 
2013-07-04 5 Rebecca
(du Maruier, Daphne - 1938)
Crime/Mystery Intimidated and inexperienced young second wife lives in large shadow of dead first wife, Rebecca.  
2013-07-02 5 Pretty Monsters
(Link, Kelly - 2008)
Magical/Mystical Nine short stories which include (from the book jacket): a phone booth in Las Vegas, aliens, unhelpful wizards, possibly carnivorous sofas, a handbag with a village inside, Tennessee Fainting Goats, dueling librarians, a statue of George Washington, a boy named Onion, Pirates, an undead babysitter, a nationally ranked soccer player, shapeshifters, an unexpected campfire guest. Shaun Tan did an illustration for the start of each story.  
2013-07-01 6 Paper Towns
(Green, John - 2008)
Youth Quentin Jacobsen and his friends are about go graduate from their Orlando, Florida high school. The neighbor girl on whom he has been crushing for his whole life crawls into his window one night toward the end of the school year and takes him on an adventure.  
2013-06-10 3 The Orphan Master's Son
(Johnson, Adam - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2013. An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-06-09 4 An Abundance of Katherines
(Green, John - 2006)
Youth Colin Singleton and his buddy Hassan take a road trip after Colin is dumped by his 19th "Katherine".  
2013-06-08 5 Dead Ever After
(Harris, Charlaine - 2013)
Magical/Mystical The very last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  
2013-06-07 3 Go Big or Go Home
(Von D, Kat - 2013)
Non-fiction Another Kat Von D tattoo book.  
2013-06-06 6 Nothing to Lose
(Child, Lee - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Jack Reacher is arrested and ejected from Despair, Colorado for vagrancy. Mistake. Don't piss off Jack Reacher.  
2013-06-05 4 Fire Watch
(Wallis, Connie - 1982)
SciFi Time traveling Oxford student goes back to London during the Blitz to try to prevent some church from burning down. This is a short story. I read it in some collection. I didn't read the other stories - too much other stuff to read right now.  
2013-06-04 4 Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
(Bucatinsky, Dan - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Confessions of a gay dad.
 
2013-06-03 6 Looking for Alaska
(Green, John - 2005)
Fiction Miles Halter, unhappy in Florida public school where he has few if any friends, decides to attend his dad's alma mater, a boarding school in Alabama. He makes a small but close and intense circle of friends. There is rivalary between the full-time boarders and the "Weekday Warriors", rich kids who go home on the weekends.  
2013-06-02 7 Tell the Wolves I'm Home
(Brunt, Carol Rifka - 2012)
Fiction June Elbus is 14 in 1986 when her beloved Uncle Finn dies of AIDS. She and her older sister, Greta, have been drifting apart, and she misses her uncle terribly.  
2013-06-01 2 How Should A Person Be?
(Heti, Sheila - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for August 2013. This is a highly auto-biographical fictionalized story. The "characters" have the same names as the author and her friends.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-05-09 7 The House at the End of Hope Street
(Van Praag, Menna - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Kindle book bought after reading. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. There's a house at the end of Hope Street which is visible only to the women whom the house hopes to help.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2013-05-08 4 Gone Girl
(Flynn, Gillian - 2012)
Crime/Mystery On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.  
2013-05-07 2 Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide
(Gordon, Karen Elizabeth - 1996)
Fantasy This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book?replete with illustrations (by Nick Bantock!) of sights you will never see and maps that may plummet you into a different era?guides readers through the Paris that is, that might be, and that never was.  
2013-05-06 7 The Fault in Our Stars
(Green, John - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for September 2013. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2013-05-05 7 The Witch of Little Italy
(Palmieri, Suzanne - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Eleanor is a Yale senior with an abusive rich boyfriend. Her life begins to crumble, and she moves "home" with her aging great aunts in the Bronx. Magical wonders ensue. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.  
2013-05-04 6 The essential dykes to watch out for
(Bechdel, Alison - 2008)
Fiction Mostly stuff I've read in my other book. But one new book at the end.  
2013-05-03 5 The Rabbits
(Tan, Shaun and John Marsden - 2003)
Youth A big but thin picture book.  
2013-05-02 2 The Venetian's Wife
(Bantock, Nick - 1996)
Fiction A strangely sensual tale of a renaissance explorer, a computer, and a metamorphosis.  
2013-05-01 3 To The Last Breath
(Slakey, Francis - 2012)
Memoir In 1997, a Georgetown University physics professor set out to scale the highest peak of every continent and surf every ocean. Over the next 12 years, every escape from death brought him closer to life.  
2013-04-09 7 The Great Gatsby
(Fitzgerald, F. Scott - 1925)
Fiction The. Classic.  
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