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2008 Recommended Reading Lists

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Winter 2008 Reading List

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
A Mighty Heart by Mariane Pearl
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel
Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Boom! by Tom Brokaw
Celebrity Detox by Rosie O Donnell
Clapton by Eric Clapton
Creation in Death by J. D. Robb
Dead Heat by Dick Francis
Dexter In The Dark by Jeff Lindsay
Double Cross by James Patterson
Down River by John Hart
Escape by Carolyn Jessop
Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson
Fatal Revenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J. K. Rowling
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Malinche by Laura Esquivel
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman
Now and Then by Robert B. Parker
Playing for Pizza by John Grishman
Rhett Butler s People by Donald McCaig
Run by Ann Patchett
Stone Cold by David Baldacci
Stone Cold by David Baldacci
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
The Gift by Richard Paul Evans
The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
The Parting by Beverly Lewis
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
World Without End by Ken Follett

   

Winter 2008

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs
by Richard Russo

Bridge of Sighs is Russo's portrait of small town life and the people who inhabit it. Over the years, Thomaston, New York has been on the decline. It's one main business-a tannery-has been slowly poisoning its residents with its toxic runoff.

Russo explores of the lives of three Thomaston families the Lynches, Marconis, and the Bergs as they cross, collide, and interweave each other's lives.

Spring 2008 Reading List

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
Another Thing To Fall by Laura Lippman
Because She Can by Bridie Clark
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman
Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn
Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews
Duma Key by Stephen King
Duma Key by Stephen King
Echo Maker by Richard Powers
Family Tree by Barbara Delinksy
Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston
Hokus Pokus by Fern Michaels
How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline
Losing It by Valerie Bertinelli
People Of The Book by Geraldine Brooks
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Reconciliation by Benazir Bhutto
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz
Stori Telling by Tori Spelling
Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell
The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
The Appeal by John Grisham
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
The Ghost Way by Alex Berenson
The Girl who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
The Killing Ground by Jack Higgins
The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
The Shooters by W. E. B. Griffin
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Spring 2008

World Without End by Ken Follett

World Without End
by Ken Follett

Nearly two decades ago, Ken Follett took us on a fascinated journey into 12th-century England to witness the building of a cathedral in his epic novel The Pillars of the Earth.

Now, in World Without End, he revisits the town of Kingsbridge. Two centuries have passed and the cathedral is complete, but the townspeople find themselves battling something even greater than injustice or greed. It was the ultimate enemy of this time period, often referred to as the Black Death.

Ken Follett fans will not be disappointed with this engrossing novel.

Summer 2008 Reading List

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler
Armageddon In Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
Audition by Barbara Walters
Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos
Black Widow by Randy Wayne White
Careless In Red by Elizabeth George
Common Wealth by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Dead Heat by Joel C. Rosenberg
Guilty by Karen Robards
Home by Julie Andrews
Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel
Last Call by James Grippando
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman
New England White by Stephen L. Carter
Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
Quicksand by Iris Johansen
Retribution by Max Hastings
Salt River by James Sallis
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Small Favor by Jim Butcher
Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall
Summer by Karen Kingsbury
Sunday's At Tiffany's by James Patterson
Tell Me Where It Hurts by Nick Trout
The Bin Ladens by Steve Coll
The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley Jr
The Dark Tide by Andrew Gross
The Downhill Lie by Carl Hiaasen
The Soloist by Steve Lopez
The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamallo
The Third Circle by Amanda Quick
The Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles R. Morris
The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Vindicated by Jose Canseco
When Madeline was Young by Jane Hamilton
Winter Study by Nevada Barr

Summer 2008

My Last Grievance by Elinor Lipman

My Latest Grievance
by Elinor Lipman

Though her psych professor parents have always been brutally honest with their daughter Frederica, both failed to tell her about her father's first wife. When the rebellious 15-year-old Frederica meets Laura Lee (the infamous first wife) she finds delight in her presence--much to the consternation of her parents.


Fall 2008 Reading List

A Champion's Mind by Peter Bodo
Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
Bulls Island by Dorthea Benton Franks
Damage Control by J. A. Jance
Dead Heat by Joel C. Rosenberg
Double Cross by James Patterson
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovitch
Fleeced by Dick Morris
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann
Just Too Good To Be True by E. Lynn Harris
Killer View by Ridley Pearson
Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson
Mother by Maya Angelou
One Minute to Midnight by Michael Dobbs
Rome 1960 by David Maraniss
Sail by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
Santa Fe Dead by Stuart Woods
Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner
Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown
Somewhere in Heaven by Christopher Andersen
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
The Ancient by R.A. Salvatore
The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss
The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
The First Patient by Michael Palmer
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch & Jeffry Zaslow
The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
Them by Nathan McCall

Fall 2008

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The Choice
by Nicholas Sparks

In his 13th book, bestselling Sparks (At First Sight, etc.) limns the far-reaching implications of several seemingly ordinary choices made by Beaufort, N.C. veterinarian Travis Parker and his next-door neighbor Gabrielle Holland, a physician's assistant and recent arrival. After an inauspicious first meeting where Gabby accuses Travis's boxer of impregnating her purebred collie, the two fall hard for each other. Already dating someone else seriously, Gabby is faced with a dilemma: whether to stick with longtime boyfriend Kevin, or get involved with Travis. The first part of the tale paints a vivid picture of her decision-making process and its effects on Travis and Gabby's lives. That sets up Part II, which takes place 11 years later when Travis faces a life and death decision following a car accident. A tender and moving love story and a quick read, Sparks's latest does not disappoint.

Source: Publishers Weekly,
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