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What Adults Are Reading This Summer


Here are some books that adults in our Everyone's Reading program have told us they're reading. Readers' comments have been included in a few cases.

From Anderson Branch:

Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Blue Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Resolution Resolution by Robert B. Parker

 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House by Charles Osgood [324.8 EleYo]

The Apostate's Tale The Apostate's Tale by Margaret Frazer

The Icarus Girl The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Left to Tell Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza [967.571 Ili]

The Grass Is Singing The Grass is Singing by Donis Lessing

Bloodline by Sydney Sheldon

Rise & Shine Rise & Shine by Anna Quindlen

Happiness Sold Separately Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

From Bennett Martin Public Library:

The Apostate's TaleThe Apostate's Tale by Margaret Frazer
"Love the series."

Bad MoveBad Move by Linwood Barclay
"Very funny and a good mystery -- good light reading."

BankerBanker by Dick Francis
"Francis' books are always interesting -- his writing and phrasing are elegant."

Birds of a FeatherBirds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
"I enjoy this author."

Blood SportBlood Sport by Dick Francis
"Interesting subplot depicting depression."

Blue Smoke and MurderBlue Smoke and Murder by Elizabeth Lowell

The Boleyn InheritanceThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
"Listened to this on CD. Very well done, with three readers playing the three main parts."

BurnedBurned by Ellen Hopkins

The Chase - CD coverThe Chase by Clive Cussler
"Well researched and well written."

Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterConfessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

The Darkest NightThe Darkest Night by Showalter
"Great paranormal romance. Can't wait for the next one."

Dear JohnDear John by Nicholas Sparks
"Very good book, very easy to get into and keeps you entertained."

Death and HonorDeath and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin
"I have read dozens of his books. Always very good."

DragonspellDragonspell by Donita K. Paul
"Couldn't put it down."

Dreams of GloryDreams of Glory by Thomas Fleming
"A real page turner."

The Echo MakerThe Echo Maker by Richard Powers
"Disappointing ending. Unrealistically 'resolves' issues related to a traumatic brain injury."

Eight Million Ways to DieEight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block
"Intelligent mystery without gratuitous violence or sex."

Eternity in DeathEternity in Death by J.D. Robb
"I liked it a lot. One of the best in the series."

Fallen Into the PitFallen Into the Pit by Ellis Peters
"More than 50 years old, it's a true mystery, complete with well drawn human characters, humor, philosophy and heart. Really enjoyed it!!"

FearlessFearless by Diana Palmer
"Great book - A series book that keeps your interest."

Fearless Fourteen Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
"This is one of the weakest in the series. Don't start with this one."

The First Men InThe First Men In: U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day by Ed Ruggero [940.542 Rug]

The FrontThe Front by Patricia Cornwell
"I really prefer the Scarpetta series."

The Girl Who Played GoThe Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
"More interesting if read in the original language (French)."

The Guns of Burgoyne by Bruce Lancaster
"A great fiction of the Battle of Saratoga."

Harmonic WealthHarmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want by James Arthur Ray [158.1 Ray]
"I play on trying this."

The HearingThe Hearing by John Lescroart
"Good mystery - I like the Glitsky-Hardy 'partnership'."

Highlander in Her Dreams by Allie MacKay
"Great book for someone who likes time travel."

Home: A Memoir of My Early YearsHome: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews [Biography Andrews, as a Book-on-CD]
"Excellent listening to the author read the book."

How Doctors ThinkHow Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman [610.696 Gro]

JingoJingo by Terry Pratchett
"If you want a good laugh, Pratchett is it."

The Lord God Made Them AllThe Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot [B H4355l]
"Though it's 30 years old, it has charm, adventure and proves that people and animals behave very similarly."

The Trailsman #307: Montana Marauders by Jon Sharpe
"Great western."

Monday Morning FaithMonday Morning Faith by Lori Copeland
"For those who think they have a calling to be a missionary, this book is funny and vivid in explaining those. Inspiring!"

Mystic Sweet CommunionMystic Sweet Communion by Jane Kirkpatrick
"Beautiful story. I could not put it down."

Nineteen MinutesNineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
"Well written book - kept your interest."

Odd HoursOdd Hours by Dean Koontz

QuicksandQuicksand by Iris Johansen
"Really weird! But, a good read!"
"Very good drama and fast moving from the start!"

RedwallRedwall by Brian Jacques
"A novel to be savored by readers of all ages."

A Rogue's GameA Rogue's Game by Renee Bernard
"Loved that the woman was the card shark."

Saving GracesSaving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength From Friends and Strangers by Elizabeth Edwards [B Ed844]
"Very well written."

The Carnivorous CarnivalA Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket

Snow Flower and the Secret FanSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
"Well written, really loved the characters."

Sundays at Tiffany'sSundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
"Good cry! Good read!"

Things Not SeenThings Not Seen by Andrew Clements
"More into the book the better it got."

The Turn of the ScrewThe Turn of the Screw by Henry James
"You may need to read critics in order to understand and appreciate it."

When You Are Engulfed in FlamesWhen You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris [817 Sed]

With No One as WitnessWith No One as Witness by Elizabeth George
"This book is for anyone who loves a good, gritty, modern mystery."

The Year of FogThe Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
"The suspense kept me reading all night. I didn't like the ending, though."

From Bethany Branch:

Bungalow 2Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel

Enigma Enigma by Robert Harris

The Simple Truth The Simple Truth by David Baldacci

Ever After Ever After by Karen Kingsbury

Desert Queen Desert Queen by Janet Wallach [B B407w]

Secrets in the Attic Secrets in the Attic by V. C. Andrews

Luncheon of the Boating Party Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

 Maverick With a Paintbrush by Wilma Yeo and Helen Cook [759.13 BenYy]

Atherton: The House of Power Atherton: The House of Power by Patric Carman

Fearless Fourteen Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

Whitethorn Woods Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

The Deadly Dance The Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton

Lies, Love and Liquor Lies, Love and Liquor by M.C. Beaton

Kissing Christmas GoodbyeKissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton

The Perfect ParagonThe Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton

Death of a DreamerDeath of a Dreamer by M.C. Beaton

Vital SignsVital Signs by Robin Cook

The RaceThe Race by Richard North Patterson

Prepared for RagePrepared for Rage by Dana Stabenow

The Wise Woman by Phillippa Gregory

Loving FrankLoving Frank by Nancy Horan

Comfort FoodComfort Food by Kate Jacobs

Living On the BlackLiving On the Black by John Feinstein [796.357 Fei]

To Wed a Wicked PrinceTo Wed a Wicked Prince by Jane Feather

Deep DishDeep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews

Fearless by Diana Palmer

The Etruscan ChimeraThe Etruscan Chimera by Lyn Hamilton

Enigma Enigma by Robert Harris

The Story or Chicago MayThe Story of Chicago May by Nuala O'Faolain [364.374 Ofa]

Simple GeniusSimple Genius by David Baldacci

St. Patricks Day MurderSt. Patrick's Day Murder by Leslie Meier

Death of a CelebrityDeath of a Celebrity by M.C. Beaton

Hour GameHour Game by David Baldacci

From the Bookmobile:

Fools Rush InFools Rush In by Kristan Higgins

Heart of the FamilyHeart of the Family by Margaret Daley

What Matters Most by Luanne Rice

Wiped OutWiped Out by Barbara Colley

Where Are You Now?Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark

A Lady of Hidden IntentA Lady of Hidden Intent by Tracy Peterson

Odd HoursOdd Hours by Dean Koontz

Twenty WishesTwenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber

Country BridesCountry Brides by Debbie Macomber

Washington's LadyWashington's Lady by Nancy Moser
"Loved this book - put a human face on the Washingtons that we never learned in our school history."

Desperate DuchessesDesperate Duchesses by Eloisa James
"I loved the conniving!"

Bones to AshesBones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
"Interesting how the author solved the mystery, and we learned bone names."

The GuardianThe Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
"What a wonderful story for dog lovers."

Remember Me?Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

The Tenderness of WolvesThe Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
"Different - French phrases thrown in. Suspenseful."

The Shop On Blossom StreetThe Shop On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

The Tea House On Mulberry StreetThe Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens

The Mournful TeddyThe Mournful Teddy by John T. Lamb

The Last True CowboyThe Last True Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle

A Distant MagicA Distant Magic by Mary Jo Putney

Creation In DeathCreation In Death by J.D. Robb

The Night RemembersThe Night Remembers by Kathleen Eagle

The PH MiracleThe PH Miracle by Dr. Robert Young [613.2 You]

Hansi, The Girl Who Left the Swastika by Maria Ann Hirschmann [B H62a]

The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinThe Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin [B F85ss]

Washington's LadyWashington’s Lady by Nancy Moser
"Great historical fiction."

The Brothers KaramazovThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"Fab - great book!"

Never Lie To a LadyNever Lie To a Lady by Liz Carlyle
"I got a lot of enjoyment out of the intrigue."

Thursdays At EightThursdays At Eight by Debbie Macomber
"Tells about 4 women who meet for breakfast (ages 20s-50s) and how they help each other."

The Third CircleThe Third Circle by Amanda Quick

Absolute PowerAbsolute Power by David Baldacci
"Different! Fascinating!"

Song Of the RoadSong Of the Road by Dorothy Garlock
"A very determined woman holding her own."

Once Upon a MarigoldOnce Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
"A funny, clean young adult book"

Sweet RevengeSweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson

Peter and the StarcatchersStarcatchers (series) by Dave Barry

Fearless FourteenFearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

A Delicate FinishA Delicate Finish by Jeanette Baker

From Gere Branch:

4th of July4th of July by James Patterson

Kissing Christmas GoodbyeKissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton

The Almost MoonThe Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Mrs. Pollifax UnveiledMrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman

Mother AngelicaMother Angelica by Ray Arroyo [B An39a]

The ClientThe Client by John Grisham

Atonement Atonement by Ian McEwan

Up a Family Tree by Teresa Bloomingdale [818 Blo]

Rules Rules by Cynthia Lord

A Sisters Test A Sister's Test by Wanda Brunstetter

The Parting Glass The Parting Glass by Emilie Richards        

Swapping LivesSwapping Lives by Jane Green        

The Stupidest AngelThe Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore     

Remember to ForgetRemember to Forget by Deborah Raney          

Lean Mean 13Lean Mean 13 by Janet Evanovich       

Why Are You Crying?Why Are You Crying? by George Lopez [791.452 Lop]

A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

Belong to MeBelong to Me by Marisa Delos Santos

Cranberry QueenCranberry Queen by Kathleen DeMarco

The Kindness of StrangersThe Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle

The Sugar QueenThe Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl

The Midwife of St. PetersburgThe Midwife of St. Petersburg by Linda Lee Chaikin

The Knitting CircleThe Knitting Circle by Ann Hood


Left to Tell Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza [967.571 Ili]

Murder at Hobcaw Barony by Elliott Roosevelt

The Good EarthThe Good Earth by Pearl Buck

The White House Pantry Murder by Elliott Roosevelt

The EgyptologistThe Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips

Dead HeatDead Heat by Dick Francis

The Memory Keeper's DaughterThe Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

A Scarlet CordA Scarlet Cord by Deborah Raney

The Liberation of Gabriel KingThe Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going

The Other WomanThe Other Woman by Jane Green

Back to School MurderBack to School Murder by Leslie Meier

Blood CanticleBlood Canticle by Anne Rice

One Thousand White WomenOne Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

Better Read Than DeadBetter Read than Dead by Victoria Laurie

The Secret HourThe Secret Hour by Luanne Rice

Where the Heart IsWhere the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Sundays at Tiffany'sSundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

Plum Lovin'Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich

Panning for Murder by Jessica Fletcher

Plum LuckyPlum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

A Vision of MurderA Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie

Body DramaBody Drama by Nancy Redd [612 Red]

Every Boy's Got OneEvery Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot

You Can Run, But You Can't HideYou Can Run, But You Can't Hide by Duane Chapman [363.289 Cha]

Making Over Mr. Right by Judi McCoy

Killer InsightKiller Insight by Victoria Laurie

The Purrfect Murder by Rita Mae Brown

Blood NoirBlood Noir by Laurel K. Hamilton

Summer or RosesSummer of Roses by Luanne Rice

Small FavorSmall Favor by Jim Butcher

Water For ElephantsWater For Elephants by Sara Gruen

Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie

Cloud NineCloud Nine by Luanne Rice

From South Branch:

Phantom PreyPhantom Prey by John Sandford

The Book ThiefThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The QuickieThe Quickie by James Patterson

Thr Friday Night Knitting ClubThe Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Sunday's at Tiffany'sSundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

The Double BindThe Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Final SaluteFinal Salute by Jim Sheeler [956.704 She]

SailSail by James Patterson

Duma KeyDuma Key by Stephen King

The Memory of RunningThe Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

Winter StudyWinter Study by Nevada Barr

Remember Me?Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Lasagna GardeningLasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza [635.9 Lan]

The Thirteenth TaleThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Garden of Last DaysThe Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus

The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling

QuicksandQuicksand by Iris Johansen

Three Cups of TeaThree Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson [915.491 Mor]

Hold TightHold Tight by Harlan Coben

From Walt Branch:

A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
"Loved it!"
"Great book with 'hard' parts to get through. Liked how it included current events - made it seem nonfiction."

Wicked Forest Wicked Forest by V.C. Andrews
"Hard to put down."

A Remarkable MotherA Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter [Biography Carter, Lillian]
"Fascinating."

NightshadeNightshade by Susan Wittig Albert
"Great suspense"

Boogers Are My Beat Boogers Are My Beat by Dave Barry [817 Bar]
"Fun and funny. Love Dave's humor"

Peace Like a River Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
"Slow to start, ending was good"

Boom! Boom! by Tom Brokaw [973.92 Bro]
"Facsinating and thought provoking"

The Road The Road by Cormac McCarthy
"Slightly disturbing but not over-run with too many details. I was best prepared by McCarthy's style of writing by seeing No Country for Old Men first."

Fallen Angels Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
"Kids author - adult book!"

Into the WildernessInto the Wilderness by Roseanne Bittner
"Really got me reading the series"

Eleventh HourEleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
"I love her FBI series"

Ever AfterEver After by Karen Kingsbury
"Excellent life lessons and coverage of war facts, opinions - thought provoking!"

Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
"Loved The Bean Trees by the same author too!"

The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
"This was a great book. I cried like a baby!"

Many Lives, Many MastersMany Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss [133.9 Wei]
"Very interesting"

New MoonNew Moon by Stephanie Meyer
"Meyer delivers"

World Without EndWorld Without End by Ken Follett
"Try Pillars of the Earth before you read this one. Follett's sequel does not disappoint. Excellent book."

The Venetian BetrayalThe Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry
"If you like The DaVinci Code - this book is for you. It is a little slow at first, but it delivers in the end."