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Winter 2015 Reading List

41 by George W. Bush
A Last Goodbye by J. A. Jance
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Being Mortal by Atul Gawand
Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Blood Magick by Nora Roberts
Captivated by You by Sylvia Day
Curves 'Em Right by Milly Taiden
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Fall Of Giants by Ken Follett
Fifty Shades Of Grey by E. L. James
Flesh And Blood by Patricia Cornwell
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Havana Storm by Clive Cussler
His Secretary by Melanie Marchande
Home In Seattle by Debbie Macomber
Hope To Die, James Patterson
Innocence by Dean Koontz
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Never Judge A Lady by Her Cover by Sarah Maclean
Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Personal by Lee Child
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Revival by Stephen King
The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks
The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter
The Escape by David Baldacci
The Job by Janet Evanovich
The Kent Brothers Trilogy by Jaci Burton
The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
There Was A Little Girl by Brooke Shields
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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Winter 2015 Featured Book

The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion

Full of heart and humor, Simsion’s debut novel about a fussy, socially-challenged man’s search for the perfect wife is smart, breezy, quirky, and fun. Sure, it’s the precise equivalent of a well-crafted romantic comedy. (In fact, the book was clearly written with the big-screen in mind, and the film rights have already been sold). But you’d have to be a pretty cynical reader not to fall for Don Tillman, a handsome genetics professor who has crafted a pathologically micromanaged life for himself but can’t seem to score a second date.

After launching his Wife Project, which includes a hilarious questionnaire intended to weed out imperfect candidates--smokers, makeup wearers, vegans (“incredibly annoying”)--Don meets Rosie, a stunning, maddeningly disorganized bartender/student who’s looking for her biological father. The reader knows just where the story is headed: Rosie’s so wrong for Don, she’s perfect. That’s not giving anything away. Half the fun of the book is watching pent-up, Asperger’s-afflicted Don break free, thanks to Rosie, from his precisely controlled, annoyingly sensible, and largely humorless lifestyle. By the final third, you’re cheering for Don to shatter all his rules. And you’re casting the film.

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Spring 2015 Reading List

A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Believer by David Axelrod
Crash And Burn by Lisa Gardner
Data And Goliath by Bruce Schneier
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
Desert God by Wilbur Smith
Easy Love by Kristen Proby
Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald
It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
Motive by Jonathan Kellerman
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Obsession In Death by J. D. Robb
One Night: Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas
One Wish by Robyn Carr
Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
Private Vegas by James Patterson
Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel
Quiet by Susan Cain
by Cynthia Bond
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Spring Chicken by Bill Gifford
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Assassin by Clive Cussler
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Escape by David Baldacci
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
The Immortal Who Loved Me by Lynsay Sands
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Son by Jo Nesbo
Total Control by David Baldacci

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Spring 2015 Featured Book

Before I Go
by Colleen Oakley

“An impressive feat…an immensely entertaining, moving and believable read” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), this debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You revolves around a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer four years ago. How can this be happening to her again?

On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant “Cancerversary” with her husband Jack to celebrate four years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it’s an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospect—but not because she’s afraid for herself. She’s terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when she’s no longer there to take care of him. It’s this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife.

With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack’s perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy’s forced to decide what’s more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her own?

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Summer 2015 Reading List

14th Deadly Sins by James Patterson
A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
A New Hope by Robyn Carr
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Bengals Quest by Lora Leigh
Country by Danielle Steel
English Spy by Daniel Silva
Ever After by Judy Deveraux
Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Grey by E L Jones
Hilter's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Kiss Me by Susan Mallery
Memory Man by David Baldacci
On My Knees by J Kenner
Paper Towns by John Green
Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
Safe At Last by Maya Banks
Summer Secrets by Jane Green
The English Spy by Daniel Silva
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Isle of the lost: A Descendants Novel
by Melissa dela Cruz
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo
The Nightgale by Kristin Hannah
The President's Shadow by Brad Meltzer
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tom Clancy Under Fire by Grant Blackwood
Truth or Die by James Patterson
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
Your Baby's First Word Will be Dada
by Jimmy Fallon

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Summer 2015 Featured Book

Go Set A Watchman
by Harper Lee

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

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Fall 2015 Reading List

A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
A Walk in the Woods by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber
After You by Jojo Moyes
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Stars in the Heaven by Adriana Trigiani
Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts
Deep South by Paul Theroux
Fast Girl by Suzy Favor Hamilton
Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
Hell's Foundations Quiver by David Weber
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Killing The Messenger by David Brock
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Make Me by Lee Child
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
See Me by Nicholas Sparks
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Life-Changing Magic of Tiding Up by Marie Kondo
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Murder House by James Patterson
The Power of I am by Joel Osteen
The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
The Three Roosevelts by James MacGregor
Unlikeable by Edward Klein
Winter Stroll by Elin Hildebrand
Wrong by Jana Aston

Fall 2015 Featured Book

Don't Ever Tell
by Brandon Massey

"A tour de force of psychological suspense!" -- Jay Bonansinga, National Bestselling Author

"Tell everyone that DON'T EVER TELL is a crackling good thriller." -- John Lutz, New York Times Bestselling Author

From the Publisher
Dark Secrets... With a new identity, a new city to live in, and a wonderful new husband, Rachel Moore believes she's finally free of the demons in her past. But nothing could be farther from the truth. For the deadly secrets she thought were long-buried are now on the brink of being exposed... Have A Way...

Someone has a vendetta against Rachel. Someone whom she betrayed a long time ago. Someone who is determined to make her pay---no matter the cost... Of Coming Back With A Vengeance...

Now Rachel knows it's just a matter of time before her dangerous past meets up with her present---and destroys everything she's worked so hard for. Because if there's one thing that can be counted on---her enemy never forgets or forgives and will do whatever it takes to see Rachel suffer...

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