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2009 Recommended Reading Lists

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Featured Books

Winter 2009 Reading List

A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
Against Medical Advice
by James Patterson and Hal Friedman
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
Cold Rock River by J. L. Miles
Dark Summer by Iris Johansen
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Heat Lightning by John Sandford
Here's the Story By Maureen McCormick
Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods
Indignation by Philip Roth
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Letter To My Daughter by Maya Angelou
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Millennium Falcon by James Luceno
Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy
Multiple Blessings
by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin, and Beth Carson
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell
Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
Ted, White, and Blue by Ted Nugent
Testimony by Anita Shreve
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Comforts of Muddy Saturday
by Alexander McCall
The Gate House by Nelson DeMille
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
The Green-Collar Economy by Van Jones
The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Shadow Factory by James Bamford
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
Tsar by Ted Bell

Winter 2009

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night
by Elie Wiesel

Night is the harrowing true account of the Nazi death camps as experienced by a young Jewish boy. Born in the town of Sighet in Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was only a teenager when he and his family were forced out of their home and into a concentration camp called Auschwitz. Then later Elie was transferred to Buchenwald where he witnessed and experienced such horrors that Wiesel was unable to speak of his experience and kept silence for almost 10 years.
   

Spring 2009 Reading List

A Darker Place by Jack Higgins
A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White Jr
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
Animals Make Us Human
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson
Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
Guilty by Ann Coulter
Meltdown by Thomas E. Woods Jr
Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods
No Angel by Jay Dobyns
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Run for your life by James Patterson
Running Hot Jayne Ann Krentz
The Associate by John Grisham
The Big Rich by Bran Bourrough
The Breakthrough by Gwen Ifill
The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
The Gamble by Thomas E. Ricks
The Inaugural Address 2009 by Barack Obama
The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Yankee Years by Joe Torre
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange
True Colors by Kristin Hannah
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Spring 2009


Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem
by Ayn Rand

In the novelette Anthem, Ayn Rand presents a dark, frightening future where there is no love, no science, where individuals have no names, no independence, or values. It is the story of Equality 7-2521, whose defiant effort to break away from a society where individual thought has been labeled sinful and become his own person, marks him for death. For in Equality 7-2521’s world to even utter the word “I” is considered an extremely serious offense.

Summer 2009 Reading List

A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoworth
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Always Looking Up By Michael J. Fox
A-Rod by Selena Roberts
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Columbine by David Cullen
Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner
Execution Dock by Anne Perry
Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Growing Up Again by Mary Tyler Moore
Happens Every Day by Isabel Gillies
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
Just When I thought I dropped My Last Egg by Kathie Lee Gifford
Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux
Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin
Long Lost by Harlan Coben
Malice by Lisa Jackson
Mommywood by Tori Spelling
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl
Outcast by Aaron Allston
Paul Newman by Shawn Levy
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
Pursuit by Karen Robards
Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards
Rides a Dread Legion by Raymond E. Feist
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler
The Girls from Ames by Jeffery Zaslow
The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
   

Summer 2009

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy Tree
by Olive Ann Burns

When Will's grandfather marries a woman young enough to be his daughter just six weeks after the death of his long time wife, tongues in Cold Sassy, Georgia are sent a'flappin.

Fall 2009 Reading List

A Plaque of Secrets by John Lescroart
And Then The Roof Caved In by David Faber
Are You Kidding Me?
By Rocco Mediate and John Feinstein
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Black Hills by Nora Roberts
Burn by Linda Howard
By Heresies by Distressed by David Weber
Crazy for the Storm by Normand Ollestad
Finger Lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
First Things First by Kurt Warner and Brenda Warner
Free by Chris Anderson
Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini
Knockout by Catherine Coulter
Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin
Omen by Christie Golden
Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
Return to Sullivans Island
Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B Crawford
Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel
Swimsuit by James Patterson
Tears in the Darkness
by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman
The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The Angel s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Apostle by Brad Thor
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
The Devil s Punchbowl by Greg Iles
The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Last Girls by Lee Smith
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Neighbor by Lisa Gardener
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Undone by Karin Slaughter
Unmasked by Ian Halperin

Fall 2009

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Rarely does one find a book with such prose. Flawless in both style and structure, it is rich in imagery and punctuated with light fillips of humor. The author manipulates her plot deftly, dealing with six main characters brought together because of a spring whose waters can bestow everlasting life. . .Underlying the drama is the dilemma of the age-old desire for perpetual youth.

SOURCE: The Horn Book

 

 

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