Friday, July 16, 2010


Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts: Wedding cake baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working at Vows wedding planning company, but she's too low key to appreciate all the luxuries that her clients long for. What she does appreciate is Delaney, her friend's brother whom she has had a crush. She is convinced that the lawyer is out of her reach or so she thinks.

Small Favor by Jim Butcher: Just as wizard Harry Dresden's life begins to calm down, an old bargain comes back to haunt Harry, forcing him to help the Queen of Air and Darkness battle an old foe and trapping him in a nightmare that stretches his skills and loyalties to their limits.

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich: Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula, motivated only by a strong desire to save their jobs, set out to rescue their boss and Stephanie's cousin, Vinny, who has been kidnapped by the mob for not paying his gambling debts.

Whiplash by Catherine Coulter: After her vivacious twin sister dies, a shy teenaged girl moves with her parents to San Francisco, where she meets a magical seamstress who grants her one wish.

The Passage by Justin Cronin: FBI agent Brad Wolgast vows to protect six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte after a government military experiment she was involved in goes bad, unleashing a toxic virus that turns humans into bloodthirsty monsters.

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes: Young Marine lieutenant and platoon commander Waino Mellas and his battalion learn about life, loss, and the horrors of war during their thirteen-month tour in the sweltering mountains of South Vietnam.

Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson: Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire has much to contend with when the owners of a multi-million-dollar development decide to remove the junkyard next door, but the Stewart clan the owners of the junkyard, are not easily moved.

Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given by Duane "Dog" Chapman: Duane "Dog" Chapman, the recognized bounty hunter from A&E's television series, discusses the challenges he has overcome in his life, his professional experiences capturing fugitives, and his role as a mentor.

Countdown to College: 21 "to-Do" Lists for High Scool by Valerie Pierce: Provides a timeline to help students maximize their high school years and optimize their chances of getting where they want to go.

Furious Love by Sam Kashner: Describes the tempestuous relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, their affair on the set of Cleopatra, Burton's struggle with alcohol, their emotional battles, separation, and remarriage.

War by Sebastian Junger: A combat narrative based on journalist Sebastian Junger's experiences in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, during which he spent time intermittently embedded with a platoon of the 173rd Airborne brigade in Korengal Valley.

Seven Events That Made America America by Larry Schweikart: Describes seven events in American history and their significance, including when Martin Van Buren consolidated the first national political party, how Dwight Eisenhower's heart attack impacted the American diet, how rock and roll helped in the fight against communism, and more.

Things To Do Now That You're . . . A Grandparent by Amy Goyer: Provides the newly appointed grandparent with 600 ingenious, fun and creative ideas to explore.

Spoken from the Heart by Laura Welsh Bush: First Lady Laura Bush reveals her life, describing her childhood in Midland, Texas, along with her relationships with family members and friends, a tragic high school car accident, professional accomplishments, married life, experiences in the White House, and more.

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