Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2015-12-08
Date Read (thru) - 2015-01-01

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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 Kadrey’s first novel—the cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale. Los Angeles in the late 21st century—a 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 be—but 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 life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s 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 Pat’s now home from "the bad place", and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s 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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