Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2018-08-06
Date Read (thru) - 2018-01-01

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2018-08-06 5 Phantom Prey
(Sandford, John - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 18. After one troubled college-age student disappears and two are found slashed to death, Lucas Davenport finds himself hunting what appears to be a modern-day Jack the Ripper. Unfortunately the clues aren't adding up--and then there's the young Goth girl who keeps appearing and disappearing. In an unrelated side story (word count padding?) Davenport and the gang camp out in an empty apartment to stake out the wife of a bail-jumping drug lord.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-08-05 6 The Dark Horse
(Johnson, Craig - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 5. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-08-04 4 Walden on Wheels
(Illgunas, Ken - 2013)
Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
In this frank and witty memoir, Ken Ilgunas lays bare the existential terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Ilgunas set himself an ambitious mission: get out of debt as quickly as possible. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, Ilgunas undertook a 3-year transcontinental journey, working in Alaska as a tour guide, garbage picker, and night cook to pay off his student loans before hitchhiking home to New York. Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled in a master's program at Duke University, determined not to borrow against his future again. He used the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline van and outfitted it as his new dorm. The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be more than an adventure--it would be his very own "Walden on Wheels."
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2018-08-03 5 Fastest Things on Wings
(Masear, Terry - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$1.29 Kindle book. Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood. Before he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Anna's hummingbird with a head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, could spiral 130 feet in the air, dive 60 miles per hour in a courtship display, hover, and fly backward. When he arrived in rehab caked in road grime, he was so badly injured that he could barely perch. But Terry Masear, one of the busiest hummingbird rehabbers in the country, was determined to save this damaged bird, who seemed oddly familiar.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-08-02 5 Julie's Wolf Pack
(Craighead, Jean George - 1997)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Third and final book in the trilogy. Julie has returned to her family, but her wolf pack has a story all its own. Fearless but inexperienced Kapu is now the new leader of the pack. He must protect his wolves from the threats of famine and disease and, at the same time, defend himself from bitter rivals, both inside and outside the pack, who are waiting for their chance to overthrow him. The strength of Kapu's leadership will determine not just the well-being of the pack but its very survival.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2018-08-01 7 Ozma of Oz
(Baum, L. Frank - 1907)
Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Book 3/14. A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, Billina the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tik-Tok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger. Dorothy travels across the ocean to Australia with her Uncle Henry. During a storm, she is washed overboard with a chicken coop. Turns out, Billina the chicken also survives in the coop, and she can talk! They land, encounter the scary Wheelers, meet the copper man, Tik-Tok, who fights off the Wheelers for them using the dinner pail that Dorothy picked off of a tree as a weapon. Dorothy refuses to give her head to Princess Langwidere of Ev, and ends up traveling to the Nome Kingdom to rescue the Princess' family. Billina save the day by picking them out from the king's impressive collection of knick knacks.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-07-06 3 The Haunting of Hill House
(Jackson, Shirley - 1959)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-07-05 3 Altered Carbon
(Morgan, Richard K. - 2002)
SciFi Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Takeshi Kovacs Novels Book 1. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-07-04 6 Another Man's Moccasins
(Johnson, Craig - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 4. When the body of a young Vietnamese woman is discovered alongside the interstate in Wyoming's Absaroka County, Sheriff Walt Longmire finds only one suspect, Virgil White Buffalo, a Crow with a troubling past. In what begins as an open-and-shut case, Longmire gets a lot more than he bargained for when a photograph in the young woman's purse connects her to an investigation that Longmire tackled forty years ago as a young Marine investigator in Vietnam.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-07-03 6 Y Is for Yesterday
(Grafton, Sue - 2017)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Kinsey Milhone. In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate--and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents--until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-07-02 5 Kindness Goes Unpunished
(Johnson, Craig - 2007)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 3. When Walt Longmire joins his good friend Henry Standing Bear on a trip to the City of Brotherly Love to see his daughter, Cady, he's in for a shock. Walt hasn't even put his boots up when Cady is viciously attacked and left near death on the steps of the Franklin Institute. He soon discovers that she has unwittingly become involved in a deadly political cover-up. Backed by Henry, Dog, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and the entire Moretti posse of Philadelphia police officers, Walt unpacks his saddlebag of tricks to mete out some Western-style justice.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-07-01 5 The Endless Beach
(Colgan, Jenny - 2018)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
When Flora MacKenzie traded her glum career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel--her difficult, adorable boss--would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2018-06-15 6 On the Far Side of the Mountain
(George, Jean Craighead - 1990)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful life is shattered when a conservation officer confiscates Sam's falcon, Frightful, and Alice suddenly vanishes (she did leave a note). Sam leaves his home with Bando to search for Alice, hoping to find Frightful, too.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2018-06-14 6 Seven-Day Magic
(Eager, Edward - 1962)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
All books are magic, but some are more magical than others. When Susan opens a strange library book, she discovers it is about her and her friends, leading up to the moment when she opened the book. Beyond that, the pages are blank . . . waiting for the children to wish the book full of adventures. Fredericka asks for wizards and beasties, and a dragon carries her off. Susan journeys to the world of Half Magic, and finds that mixing magic creates trouble--far too much to deal with before the book is due back at the library. Wishing, it seems, is a tricky business. And if the children make the wrong wish, their adventure won't end, as all stories must, happily ever after.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-13 3 Stranger Than Fanfiction
(Colfer, Chris - 2017)
Youth Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Written by Glee's "Kurt Hummel". Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-12 6 X
(Grafton, Sue - 2015)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Kinsey Milhone. Perhaps Sue Grafton's darkest and most chilling novel, X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this deadly sociopath. The test is whether private investigator Kinsey Millhone can prove her case against him--before she becomes his next victim.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-11 6 Invisible Prey
(Sandford, John - 2007)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey Series Book 17. In a wealthy Minneapolis neighborhood, two elderly women are bludgeoned to death. They are apparent victims of a random robbery, though nothing of value appears to have been stolen. But when Lucas Davenport looks deeper, he fears that the victims weren't so random, and the items stolen were far from invaluable.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-10 6 The Marvelous Land of Oz
(Baum, L. Frank - 1904)
Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Book 2/14. The events are set shortly after the events in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and after Dorothy Gale's departure back to Kansas. The protagonist of the novel is an orphan boy called Tip. For as long as he can remember, Tip has been under the guardianship of a cruel Wicked Witch named Mombi (who is the main antagonist) and lives in the northern quadrant of Oz called Gillikin Country. General JinJur and her girl army with knitting needles declares war on The Emerald City! Tip brings Jack Pumpkinhead and the Wooden Sawhorse and the flying Gump to life!
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-09 8 My Side of the Mountain
(George, Jean Craighead - 1959)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Young Sam Gribley spends a winter alone in the Catskills by living off the land.
Source: Owned.
Format: Paperback.
 
2018-06-08 6 The Patron Saint of Lost Souls
(van Praag, Menna - 2018)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$6.22 Kindle book. Jude is the owner of a rather special antiques shop in Cambridge. She finds all of the joy in her life matching people with the special something that they are missing, a talisman that will help bring them just what their heart most desires. Viola is on a quest for perfection and the top job of Head Chef at one of Cambridge's most prestigious restaurants to the exclusion of all else. When her path continues to cross that of widower and food historian Mathieu, she starts to see that there's a lot to life beyond the kitchen that she's been missing out on.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-07 7 Island of the Blue Dolphins
(O'Dell, Scott - 1960)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Newberry winning classic. Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kelp beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-06 6 Death Without Company
(Johnson, Craig - 2006)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 2. When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation that reaches fifty years into the mysterious woman's dramatic Basque past. Aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, Sheriff Longmire must connect the specter of the past to the present to find the killer among them.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-05 6 My Friend Dahmer
(Backderf, Derf - 2017)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Backderf knew Dahmer in high school.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2018-06-04 5 Julie
(George, Jean Craighead - 1994)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Second book in the trilogy. Julie's father has forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He has given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village's income. He will do anything to protect them -- even shoot any wolves that might threaten the herd. Julie knows that, like her father, she must find a way to reconcile the old ways with the new. But how can she do that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2018-06-03 5 Broken Prey
(Sandford, John - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 16. Serial killer is torturing and killing victims in the Twin Cities and other cities. He leaves the mutilated bodies displayed for the police to find.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-02 7 Julie of the Wolves
(George, Jean Craighead - 1972)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Book 1 of three: Julie of the Wolves, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack. To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness. Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos--or Julie of the wolves?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-06-01 6 Two Kinds of Truth
(Connelly, Michael - 2017)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. That leads Bosch to go undercover in the shadowy world of organized pill mills. Meanwhile, Bosch is investigating the cold case of a missing mother, and also fighting accusations that he planted evidence in a long-ago case.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-08 2 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
(Awa, Mona - 2016)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
This book sparkles with wit and at the same time comes across as so transparent and genuine Awad knows how to talk about the raw struggles of female friendships, sex, contact, humanness, and her voice is a wry celebration of all of this at once. Aimee Bender, author of "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. NO, AIMEE BENDER, NO. YOU MISSED THE MARK.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-07 3 David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium
(Sedaris, David - 2017)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
Photos of and commentary about David Sedaris' lifetime collection of his diaries.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-06 4 Rich People Problems
(Kwan, Kevin - 2016)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside--but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband--a man hell bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China's second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-05 5 Hidden Prey
(Sandford, John - 2004)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Theories abound when a Russian gets himself killed on the shore of Lake Superior--shot with fifty-year-old bullets. But when it turns out he had very high government connections, state troubleshooter Lucas Davenport gets the call. An investigator comes from Russia to help out.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-04 5 W Is for Wasted
(Grafton, Sue - 2013)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Kinsey Millhone. The first victim is a local PI of suspect reputation, gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. The second is a John Doe found on the beach six weeks later with a slip of paper with private detective Kinsey Millhone's name and number in his pocket.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-03 6 V Is for Vengeance
(Grafton, Sue - 2011)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Kinsey Millhone. Private detective Kinsey Millhone feels a bit out of place in any department store's lingerie section, but she's entirely in her element when she puts a stop to a brazen shoplifting spree. For her trouble she nearly gets run over in the parking lot by one of the fleeing thieves--and later learns that the one who didn't get away has been found dead in an apparent suicide. But Audrey Vance's grieving fiance suspects murder and hires Kinsey to investigate a case that will reveal a big story behind a small crime and lead her into a web that connects a shadowy "private banker," an angry trophy wife, a spoiled kid with a spiraling addiction, and a brutal killer without a conscience.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-02 6 Little House on the Prairie
(Wilder, Laura Ingalls - 1935)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Little House Book 3. The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-05-01 5 China Rich Girlfriend
(Kwan, Kevin - 2014)
Fiction Suggested By: Friend.
Author of Crazy Rich Asians. Field guide Asia's uberwealthy and comic satire at its best.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-07 6 The Crossing
(Connelly, Michael - 2015)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
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.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-06 7 Farmer Boy
(Wilder, Laura Ingalls - 1933)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Little House Book 2. While Laura Ingalls grows up on the prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. Almanzo wishes for just one thing--his very own horse--and he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-05 7 The Cold Dish
(Johnson, Craig - 2004)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$3.23 Kindle book. Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 1. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire's hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-04 6 Crazy Rich Asians
(Kwan, Kevin - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Singapore high society where the crowd makes the Upper East Side girls look like Mennonites. Huh. I think this would be cooler if it was non-fiction, but it might be fun.
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2013 - read 2018/04)
  • China Rich Girlfriend (2014 - read 2018/05)
  • Rich People Problems (2016 - read 2018/05)
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-03 5 The Burning Room
(Connelly, Michael - 2014)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Bosch and new partner "Lucky" Lucy Soto are assigned to investigate when a victim paralyzed twenty years ago in by a shooting dies as a delayed result of the shooting. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random. Lucy Soto takes on a "hobby case" investigating a fire, coincidentally on the same day as the shooting, in an apartment which killed several children and adults trapped in an illegal daycare in the building. Lucy was one of the few children who survived the fire.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-02 6 The Black Box
(Connelly, Michael - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-01 7 Ready Player One
(Cline, Ernest - 2011)
Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.96 Kindle book. BooksAndBars for August 2012. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-10 6 The Drop
(Connelly, Michael - 2011)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Two cases: DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a man who would have been 8 years old at the time. Harry is assigned to investigate to save face in case it was a mistake. The investigation is interrupted when he is called to look into an incident with Councilman Irvin Irving's son who may have jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. The case is full of "high jingo" - touchy politics.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-09 6 The Cafe by the Sea
(Colgan, Jenny - 2016)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$2.27 Kindle book. Bought after reading a library copy. Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous paralegal, ambitious, and hopelessly in love with her lawyer boss. But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. And she opens a cafe.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-08 7 Little House in the Big Woods
(Wilder, Laura Ingalls - 1932)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Little House Book 1. This first book in the Little House series, takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack. Pioneer life isn't easy for the Ingalls family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But they make the best of every tough situation. They celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do their spring planting, bring in the harvest in the fall, and make their first trip into town. And every night, safe and warm in their little house, the sound of Pa's fiddle lulls Laura and her sisters into sleep.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-07 5 Naked Prey
(Sandford, John - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 14. Two people are found hanging naked from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes the situation particularly sensitive is the bodies are of a black man and a white woman. Lynching is the word everyone's trying not to say. 12 year old fur trapper, Letty, helps Lucas and Del scope out the town.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-06 5 U Is for Undertow
(Grafton, Sue - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhone's office with a story to tell. When he was six, he says, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were pirates, looking for buried treasure. Now, all these years later, the long-forgotten events have come back to him--and he has pieced them together with news reports from the time, becoming convinced that he witnesses the burial of a kidnapped child.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-05 6 T is for Trespass
(Grafton, Sue - 2007)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A drab, middle-aged nurse named Solana Rojas, who is taking care of Kinsey's neighbor Gus, turns out to be bad bad bad.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-04 5 One Day Ahead: A Tour de France Misadventure
(Grady, Richard - 2014)
Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. It didn't even seem like a good idea when first suggested so how did Richard Grady get hooked into a 5000 kilometre drive around France in a motorhome? He found himself as a member of the cyclists' support team to four riders cycling the Tour route one day ahead of the professional racers.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-03 7 The House at the End of Hope Street
(van Praag, Menna - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$7.54 Kindle book. 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.
 
2018-03-02 4 Stuck in the Middle With You
(Boylan, Jennifer Finney - 2013)
GLBT Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-01 6 Nine Dragons
(Connelly, Michael - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. The investigation ends up involving his daughter in Hong Kong, taking the search there for one long day.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-04 6 Mortal Prey
(Sandford, John - 2002)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 16. Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, her boyfriend and her baby die when former business colleagues from St. Louis put out a hit on her. She returns to kill for revenge. http://www.johnsandford.org/listofbooks.html
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-03 6 Still Me
(Moyes, Jojo - 2018)
Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
$15.09 Kindle book. Sequel to Me Before You and After You. Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-02 4 Riding The Rap
(Leonard, Elmore - 1995)
Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Before U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens began electrifying TV viewers across America (in the hit series Justified), he "starred" in Elmore Leonard's Riding the Rap--an explosive, twisty tale of a brazen Florida kidnap caper gone outrageously wrong.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-01 6 S is for Silence
(Grafton, Sue - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Kinsey Milhone mystery series. The freshest, tautest installment in quite a while. Violet Sullivan disappeared from her rural California town in 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But PI Kinsey Millhone has promised the now adult Daisy she'll try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. All signs point to a runaway wife--the clothes that disappeared; the secret stash of money Violet bragged about; the brazen flirtations she indulged in with local men, including some married ones.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-12   Backseat Saints
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2010)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Read by Joshilyn Jackson!!! 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: Other.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-11 7 The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2008)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Read by Joshilyn Jackson!!! 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.
Source: Other.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-10 6 Between, Georgia
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2006)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Read by Joshilyn Jackson!!! 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.
Source: Other.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-09 4 Aftermath
(McMan, Ann - 2012)
GLBT Suggested By: Friend.
Audiobook read by Christine Williams. Over the past 18 months, Syd, Maddie, and little Henry have become a family, and things are going surprisingly well for most of Jericho's residents...if you don't count the devastating storm that whips through town. In the weeks and months to come, Syd, Maddie, and all of Jericho are forced to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes, their lives, and their town.
Source: Owned.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-08 6 Silver Bay
(Moyes, Jojo - 2007)
Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
Liza McCullen runs a whale-watching boat in sleepy Silver Bay, Australia. Mike Dormer comes from England to set up a holiday resort development deal which threatens to disrupt both sea life in the bay and the slow way of life that residents have come to love.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-07 7 Good Behavior
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1985)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Dortmunder Book 6. Dortmunder almost gets caught, but escapes into a convent full of nuns who have taken a vow of silence. They agree to help him evade the police if he will help them return one of their nuns who is being held hostage by her father. She is being held in the private floors at the top of her rich father's office building. While in the building to rescue the nun, Dortmunder and gang figure they might as well rob the building to make the rescue worth their effort.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-06 7 Why Me
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1983)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Dortmunder Book 5. Dortmunder goes on a solo jewelry store heist and finds a gaudy red ring in the safe. Turns out, it's a famous stone, and theft sets off a huge manhunt to get it back.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
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.
 
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