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2007 Recommended Reading Lists

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Winter 2007 Reading List

A Hand to Guide Me by Denzel Washington
Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon
Cross by James Patterson
Darkness and Light by John Harvey
Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern
Finding Noel byRichard Paul Evans
First Friends by Marcia Willett
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
H.R.H. by Danielle Steel
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
Hostile Takeover by David Sirota
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! by Bob Newhart
Imperium by Robert Harris
In The Line of Fire by Pervez Musharraf
It's Okay To Miss The Bed On The First Jump
by John O'Hurley
Judas Field by Howard Bahr
Saving Graces by Elizabeth Edwards
Simply Love by Mary Balogh
Sleeping with Fear by Kay Hooper
Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
The Bancroft Strategy by Robert Ludlum
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
The Collectors by David Baldacci.
The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters
The Expected One by Kathleen mcGowen
The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn
The Mission Song by John le Carré
The Right Attitude To Rain
by Alexander McCall Smith
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Tooth of Time by Sue Henry
Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler
Under Orders by Dick Francis
Unknown Quantity by John Derbyshire
What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
White Shadow by Ace Atkins

    

Winter 2007

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope:
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

By Barack Obama

In his first book, Obama shared his moving and compelling memoir which touched on the very personal issues of race, identity, and community. In his second book Barack Obama offers his insight on the future of America and advice on how to fix what is wrong with the political process.

Spring 2007 Reading List

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
About Alice by Calvin Trillin
Allegiance by Timothy Zahn
Bad Blood by Linda Fairstein
Bad Luck And Trouble by Lee Childs
Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcom Gladwell
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dust by Martha Grimes
Einstein: His Life And Universe by Walter Isaacson
Exile by Richard North Patterson
Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
Hide by Lisa Gardner
Kingdom Come: The Final Victory by Tim LaHaye
Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell
Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Pistol by Mark Kriegel
Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich
Power, Faith, and Fantasy by Michael B. Oren
Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
Stalemate by Iris Johansen
Step on a Crack by James Patterson
The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer
The Cat Who Had Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
The Hunters , by W. E. B. Griffin
The Suspect by John Lescroart
True Evil by Greg Iles
Web of Evil by J. A. Jance
What A Party! by Terry McAuliffe
White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz

   

Spring 2007

 

Simple Genius by David Baldacci

Simple Genius
by David Baldacci

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are back, and struggling in the emotional aftermath of the events that brought them to the brink in Hour Game. Dogged by personal demons, Maxwell agrees to treatment in a psychiatric institution, after barely surviving a violent barroom brawl. And King, to right their partnership, accepts an offer to investigate a murder in a scientific think tank named Babbage Town. Feeling cured, Michelle joins him on the case, and they penetrate this secret enclave of geniuses working to surpass the capabilities of the most sophisticated microprocessor in the world. Suddenly, the pair find themselves in a race against time to expose those who would tip the entire global power structure...and destroy what's left of their lives.

(Above Passage From the Publisher)
    

Summer 2007 Reading List

Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
At The Center of the Storm by George Tenet
Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
Brothers by David Talbot
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Dream When You re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
Falling Man by Don DeLillo
For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott
Hunter s Moon by Randy Wayne White
I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark
If I Am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus
Invisible Prey by John Sandford
Next by Michael Crichton
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman
Pearl Harbor by Newt Gingrich
Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar
by Thomas Cathcart
Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero
Rickle s Book by Don Rickles
Set Sail For Murder by Carolyn Hart
Silent Partner by Dina Matos McGreevey
Simple Genius by David Baldacci
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Alibi Man by Tami Hoag
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
The Canon by Natalie Angier
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan
The River Knows by Amanda Quick
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Sixth Target by James Patterson
The Yiddish Policemen s Union by Michael Chabon
White Night by Jim ButcheR
   

Summer 2007

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
by Marjane Satrapi

Satrapi's autobiography is the story of a young girl's life under the Islamic Revolution. Satrapi, a descendant of the last Emperor of Iran, was nine when fundamentalist rebels overthrew the government of the Shah. The fact that the story is told in comic strip form in no way minimizes the madness and danger that became a part of her life.

Fall 2007 Reading List

All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
Blaze by Richard Bachman
Double Take by Catherine Coulter
Forces of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann
High Noon by Nora Roberts
Innocent As Sin by Elizabeth Lowell
It's Getting Ugly Out There by Jack Cafferty
Joshua's Family by Joseph F. Girzone
Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light by Teresa
New England White by Stephen L. Carter
Peony In Love by Lisa See
Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
Positively False by Floyd Landis
Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy
Second Chance by Jane Green
Sleeping With Fear by Kay Hooper
Soldier: The Life Of Colin Powell by Karen Deyoung
Someone To Love by Jude Deveraux
Tales From Q School by John Feinstein
The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown
The Double Agents by W. E. B. Griffin
The First Commandment by Brad Thor
The House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler
The Judas Strain by James Rollins
The Manny by Holly Peterson
The Prince of Darkness by Robert D. Novak
The Quickie by James Patterson
The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris
Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
Woman In Red by Eileen Goudge
You've Been Warned by James Patterson

Fall 2007

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor

Pontoon
by Garrison Keillor

Keillor's delightful latest addition to the Lake Wobegon series, set in the fictional Minnesota town known to legions of A Prairie Home Companion radio show fans, opens with a typically laconic musing: Evelyn was an insomniac, so when they say she died in her sleep, you have to question that. The author's storytelling skills come to the fore as he describes Evelyn Peterson, a sprightly 82-year-old whose secret life of romance and adventure is revealed after her death. Her daughter, Barbara, a please-everyone type with a fondness for chocolate liqueur, finds Evelyn dead in bed, and things snowball from there. Debbie Detmer, who made her fortune as an animal therapist for the rich and famous, is planning a grand commitment ceremony (on a pontoon boat in Lake Wobegon) to celebrate her relationship with a private jet time-share salesman. Meanwhile, Barbara plans to carry out her mother's wishes for a cremation ceremony involving a bowling ball filled with her ashes, and then there's the group of Danish Lutheran ministers stopping by Lake Wobegon on their tour of the U.S. Keillor's longtime fans may find some of the material familiar (he notes he's told this story several hundred times... with many variations), but there's plenty of fun to be had with the well-timed deadpans and homespun wit. (Sept.)

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