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Winter 2006 Reading List

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
A Change of Heart by Philip Gulley
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Camel Club by David Baldacci
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley
Double Tap by Steve Martini
Dragonrider by Cornelia Funke
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
by Alexander McCall Smith
Gabriel's Angel by Nora Roberts
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
Immoral by Brian Freeman
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Life Is Not A Fairytale by Fantasia
Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
Predator by Patricia Cornwell
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Southern Fried by Cathy Pickens
Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons
The 37th Hour by Jodi Compton
The Divide by Nicholas Evans
The Dwelling Place by Elizabeth Musser
The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan
The Interview Room by Roderick Anscomb
The March by E.L.Doctorow
The Sound of Her Name by Mary Morgan
The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs, PhD
The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steel
Until I Find You by John Irving
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
Wisdom's Daughter by India Edghill
Without Mercy by Jack Higgins

Winter 2006

St. Dale by Sharyn McCrumb

St. Dale
by Sharyn McCrumb

An unlikely group of racing car fans set out on a bus tour of Southern speedways to pay homage to their idol NASCAR champion Dale Earnhart. Among those on this pilgrimage: a dying orphan, an Episcopalian priest, a Nebraskan farmer, and a young couple, hoping to get hitched at their first stop. Whether you're a racing fan or not, you will love the characters Sharyn McCrumb has created for this book.

Spring 2006 Reading List

A Time to Run
by Barbara Boxer
A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz
Are Men Necessary? by Maureen Dowd
At All Costs by David Weber
At Canaan's Edge by Taylor Branch
Babylon Sisters by Pearl Cleage
Cell by Stephen King
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Ann Rice
Dear Senator: A Daughter's Memoir
by Essie Mae Washington
Death Dance by Linda Fairstein
Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught
Faithless by Karin Slaughter
Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas
Joplin's Ghost by Tannavarive Due
Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Leaving Home by Anita Brookner
Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman
On The Run by Iris Johansen
Second Sight by Philip R. Craig & William G. Tapley
Sex And The Seasoned Woman by Gail Sheehy
Spook by Mary Roach
State of War by James Risen
Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
The Cat Who Dropped A Bombshell
by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere
The Constant Princess by Phillippa Gregory
The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
The Lighthouse by P. D. James
The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
The March by E. L. Doctorow
The Number by Lee Eisenberg
The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
The Third Secret by Steve Berry
The Wall by Jeff Long
The Wave by Walter Mosley
The Witness by Dee Henderson
Turning Angel by Greg Lles


Spring 2006

Getting Mother's Body by Susan-Lori Parks

Getting Mother's Body
by Susan-Lori Parks

Sixteen, pregnant and in desperate need of money, Billy Beede is convinced her only salvation is a trip from Texas to Arizona to claim jewels owned by her late mother. But Billy has three obstacles to overcome: 1) She has absolutely no moneyfor travel, 2) no way to get there, and 3) she has to dig up her motherís grave to claim the jewels since they were buried with her mother. How Billy solves her problems makes for a very funny read.

Summer 2006 Reading List

12 Sharp
by Janet Evanovich
A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell Hamilton
At Risk by Patricia Corwell
Beach Road by James Patterson
Cobra II by Michael R Gordon
Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver
Digging To America by Anne Tyler
Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline
Forever Odd by Dean R. Koontz
Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley
Friendly Fire by Julia E. Sweis
Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada
Gone by Lisa Gardner
Hard Truth by Nevada Barr
Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard
Impostor by Bruce Bartlet
Just Peace by Mattie J. T. Stepanek
Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Lost Lake by Phillip Margolin
Map Of Bones by James Rollins
No Country For Old Men by Cormac Mccarthy
Pets In America by Katherine C. Grier
Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag
S Is For Silence by Sue Grafton
Showdown by Ted Dekker
Terrorist by John Updike
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The Europa Conspiracy
by Tim Lahaye & Bob Phillips
The Girl From Charnelle by K. L. Cook
The Husband by Dean R. Koontz
The Mighty And The Almighty by Madeleine Albright
The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra
The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais
Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
What Jesus Meant by Garry Wills
What Price Love?
by Stephanie Laurens
Why My Wife Thinks I'm An Idiot by Mike Greenberg

National Public Radio Summer Reading 2006

Summer 2006

Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett

In a small South American country in the vice-presidential palace, a birthday party is being held for the head of Japan’s leading electronics manufacturer. A private performance by the world’s leading soprano, Roxanne Coss has just taken place and the crowd is enthralled. Then chaos erupts as eighteen terrorists storm the palace in search of the country’s president. Thus begins Ann Patchett’s compelling story of a hostage situation gone bad.

Fall 2006 Reading List

A Garden of Vipers by Jack Kerley
Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
Baby Proof by Emily Griffin
Bones to Pick by Carolyn Haines
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
Brookland by Emily Barton
Can't Wait To Get To Heaven by Fannie Flagg
Captive Of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey
Coming Out by Danielle Steel
Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean
Cover Of Night by Linda Howard
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dragon s Fire by Anne McCaffrey
Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern
Heat by Bill Buford
I Had The Right To Remain Silent by Ron White
Mockingbird by Charles J Shields
My Struggle with Faith by Joseph Girzone
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night Light by Terri Blackstock
Outsider by Diana Palmer
Phantom by Terry Goodkin
Proof Positive by Phillip Margolin
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
The Big Bam by Leigh Montville
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fford
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Island by Heather Graham
The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamont
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand
The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind
The Second Horseman by Kyle Mills
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


Fall 2006

The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fford

The Fourth Bear
by Jasper Fford

Fford takes an obvious diversion from the innocent world of nursery rhymes as Det. Jack Spratt and Sgt. Mary Mary track down a psychopathic killer in this second installment of his Nursery Crime series. After reading this book, you¡¦ll never look at nursery rhymes in the same light.



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