Read a Book – Win a Nook!

Nook ereaderWe’re having a contest from March 1 through April 16. For every book you read, you’ll have a chance to win a Nook! Simply comment below with the title and author of each book you read. A winner will be drawn on April 20.

It couldn’t be any easier so start reading! Or listening. Because audio books count as well.

Need some suggestions? Take a look at our staff’s favorite books of 2010.

  1. Still Alice, by Lisa Genova.

    For anyone who is involved with a loved one that has a dementia related illness, this is the book! But, be prepared to shed some tears.

  2. Just finished -She’s Come Undone- by Wally Lamb. Gives you a lot to think about and grateful for the life I have. Check it out!

    • my husband bought me this book for me a while ago and I never even looked ati it. I will have to get it out and read it!

  3. Just finished today :
    Wayne : an abused child’s story of courage, survival, and hope.
    By Wayne Theodore with Leslie A. Horvitz
    Great book but some of the details are hard to handle

  4. Angel by James Patterson. Part of the Maximum Ride series. Pretty good. Oddly enough though, its more about Fang than Angel…

  5. Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Another great author from Ireland following in the footsteps of Frank McCourt.

  6. Just finished Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”. Definitely a must read for those entering college, like myself.

  7. Just Finished !!
    Lorenzo Carcaterra – Sleepers
    A book of how abuse can ruin and enrage some but be a stepping stone for others..
    Very good book, I really liked relating characters to people that I know.

  8. Finally got around to reading “Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith and loved it. Nice light read after reading the “Girl Who Played With Fire”! Started book 2 – “Tears of the Giraffe” – really enjoying this series!

    • This series is fun to listen to on CD as well. It can really help you pronounce some of the beautiful character names.

      BBC also made a DVD of the first title which is fun to watch as well.

  9. Just finished “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins. It’s the second book in “The Hunger Games” series and pretty good… Now, on to the third book!

  10. I just read “The Star Garden”, a book about Sarah Agnes Prine who lived in Arizona at the turn of the century. The book was written by Nancy E. Turner. I really enjoyed the book which was written in journal format. I hope to read the other books she has written.

  11. Waht Girls Learn–Karin Cook, truly captures the mother daughter relationship through good times and bad, great book but be ready to cry, cry, cry!!!

  12. Just finished “My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure” by Sean Decker

    It’s a good autobiography of a man with hemophilia who was infected with HIV as a child through tainted blood products. It’s a good read about his life thus far and how his life has progressed and changed. Disclaimer: some of his humor might be considered offensive to some. That was the downside. The book is good but the humor and such can be a hindrance.

  13. Devil’s Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. This would make a nice, mindless beach read. As with many of Ms. Fluke’s more recent books, this one has characters that are a bit unbelievable and a plot line that leaves much to be desired. That said, I’ve followed the good people of Lake Eden since her first book and, like a not-so-loved relative, I do tend to want to visit with them just to see what they’ve been up to.

  14. You’ve been warned audio book by James Patterson. My husband and I listened to this audio book all the way from Ohio to Florida and it was awesome !!!

  15. Just finished Grace by Richard Paul Evans and Day after Night by Anita Diamant. She also wrote The Red Tent. she is a gift for character development!

    • Day After Night described a period of history which you seldom hear about. It follows the story of several Holocaust survivors who want to emigrate to Palestine after World War II. Many of these individuals were held in containment camps until the British, who controlled the Palestinian territories at that time, could decide how to handle the influx of arrivals. Hard to imagine that people who had survived the Nazi prison camps would have to endure more confinement in their search for a safe place to call their own…..

  16. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. I thought I would re-read it since it first came out in the ’70s. Turns out I never read it before and I know why — it is a bit challenging.

  17. I finally finished The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett! Wow, it was long. It was good, although not nearly as good as Pillars of The Earth. I’m on the fence as to whether I’d read the second book in this trilogy.

  18. I am reading through all the J. A. Jance books I can get my hands on…just finished “Birds of Prey” from the J.P. Beaumont series. Mayhem and humor aboard an Alaska cruise ship

  19. Just finished reading my autographed copy of “American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld. I had the honor of meeting her and several other wonderful authors at the Books by the Bank event last October at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Great book!

  20. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I was disappointed. The writing style seemed turgid, and the ending was abrupt and unsatisfying.

  21. Finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson on March 2 while sick.
    Complicated and interesting first of a trilogy.
    I plan to continue series but need a rest from such long stories.

    Good choice for airplanes, beaches and/or sick beds!


  22. Never read anything by J.D.Robb until just recently and the first book I raced through..I couldn’t put it down! “Indulgence in Death”…glad to have a new author to start reading!

  23. “Kindred in Death” wasn’t exactly my type of book with the whole futuristic factor, but overall I throughly enjoyed the book once I got into it! J.D.Robb has become an new fav!

  24. I am currently reading “Many Bloody Returns” by Harris….another great book of short stories, am more than half way and I would recommend it to anyone that likes Sookie.

  25. I have a couple of book group reading challenges going on right now – so I am currently reading even more than usual. First book I read in March was A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

  26. Last night I finished Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran – I thought it might be interesting, being set in Ireland (which I have visited multiple times and love), but it never really gelled for me. Overall, it was disappointing.

  27. The Serpent’s Trail by Sue Henry. Love the small bits of information throughout the book about the country as she travels throughout the U.S. in her RV. Inspires me to travel.

  28. I finished “29” by Adena Halpern….a woman wishes to be 29 again and her wish is granted, an interesting book.

  29. Just read bidding for love by Katie Fforde great romatic comedy I have read several of her books lately try read them alll you will be very entertained

    • You might want to read Binchy’s latest called Minding Frankie – it is set in the same small town and has a few of the same characters who were in Heart and Soul.

  30. Just finished last in the Gregor the Overlander series “Code of Claw” by Suzanne Collins. I practically devoured all her books. Write some more Ms. Collins.

    • Suzanne Collins is also the same person who wrote the wildly popular “Hunger Games” series. If you like the Gregor series, you would definitely like the Hunger Games!

  31. I just read “The Help” and learned a lot from it! It described what it was like to be a black maid back in the 1960’s South; how the maids were so important to running the household & raising the children but, at the same time, so mistreated by their employers! It was an eye-opener for me. I highly recommend it.

  32. “The Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

    Last book in the Hunger Games series… not as good as the others… :(

  33. I read Patterson’s 9th Judgement this week. Always love the Women’s Murder Club Mysteries. I have enjoyed all of them!

  34. “Rich Man, Poor Man” by Robert Kiyosaki gets you really thinking about the need to educate yourself financially, since our school systems aren’t geared for that and it’s really essential if you want to eventually get out of the ‘Rat Race’.

  35. Just finished over the weekend. . .
    Singing Songs, by Meg Tilly.
    I must say, it was not one of my favorites.
    It was a little hard to stay interested in.

  36. Reading the Piano Teacher by Janice Lee. Very interesting. Haven’t read much about Hong Kong during WW II. Recommend it.

  37. I read a lot, but sadly I find that most of the popular fiction is the literary equivalent of Cheese Puffs: that is, no matter how much you ingest you’re still hungry!
    The mark of a good book is that you speed through it a page-burning pace only to regret when you reach the end; here are a few recent books that met these criteria for me:
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wrobleski – a strange and beautifully written story.
    The Trophy Chase trilogy, by George Bryan Polivka – Good, old-fashioned swashbuckling fantasy that is also overtly Christian.
    Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King – An anthology, and the best King stuff I’ve read since the Gunslinger Saga ended.
    Along with numerous non-fiction books on Gardening, I am currently reading The Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card – but since I just started, the verdict is still out.
    M.L. CLOCK

  38. Midnight Alley By Rachel Caine It’s part of The Morganville Vampires-book 3. I really liked it. I’m on book 4 now and hope to finish the series at some point.

  39. I’ve just finished: Anthem, by Ayn Rand. Has anyone noticed a reoccurring theme in all apocalyptic / futuristic novels? It would appear that mankind’s future is destined for political correctness “gone wild” to the degree that there no longer exist individuality, free thinking, or freedom to navigate one’s destiny; it’s all done for you, like it or not. What was intended to be a safe haven, ends up being a prison. My example of the impossible becoming possible was in what happened with the Berlin Wall. No one ever thought that that wall would ever come down, but it did…and I lived long enough to see it happen. It was spectacular, and a sign that even in the deepest, darkest of night that those walls that impede, and keep us from being all that we can in our lives, can come down. The impossible can become possible.

  40. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (Audio Book) It’s been 35+ years since I devoured the Christie novels and I’ve been delighted at how well her mysteries have withstood the test of time.

  41. read Wolf Speaker the sec. book of the Immortals from Tamora Pierce great read can’t wate to finish the rest. Hope the you give her a try

  42. Tamora Pierce does it again in Frist Test the first book in Protector of the Small. Wish I was there in thoughs lands.

  43. Neil Gaiman’s look into the lives of the dead and living comes to life in The Graveyard Book. Pick it up and go to another way of thinking.

  44. Travle to a different world and take a Walk with Neil Gaman with Interworld. Find out where thoughs Walks might take you.

  45. There’s a Hair in My Dirt! by Gary Larson (creator of The Far Side)

    Really cool “picture book” for older audiences. Even the drawings make it amusing with small details to look out for. Great ending! Would not read it to a young child although that is probably a given considering the author. Educational too but not in an off-putting way. Very enjoyable.

    • I think Binchy’s last few novels have been very strong reads. Heart and Soul is set in the same town as Minding Frankie.

  46. “Love Letters from Lady Bug Farm” 3rd & latest in this series by Donna Ball. I have really enjoyed these books.

  47. The 16th & latest in the Aunt Dimity series “Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree” by Nancy Atherton. One of my favorite series.

  48. 1) Go Ask Alice edited by Beatrice Sparks
    2) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    3) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    4) Mockingjay by Suznne Collins
    5) Treacherous Love edited by Beatrice Sparks
    6) Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
    7) Crank by Ellen Hopkins
    8) fallout by Ellen hopkins
    9) Burned by Ellen Hopkins
    10) Glass by Ellen Hopkins
    11) Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
    12) Identical by Ellen Hopkins
    13) Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
    14) House Rules by Jodi Picoult
    There’s tons of time to read while my 2 year old naps!

  49. I read :
    The art of racing in the Rain
    By Garth Stein
    Very good book told from the dogs prospective.
    The main character Denny goes through a lot of struggles that no one should ever have to deal with and the entire time he has his faithful companion, Enzo there by his side.

    • Great Book! Some of her others are really good too. I just recently read the Bone Island Trilogy (Ghost Shadow, Ghost Moon, and Ghost Night)they were really good.

  50. Just finished Judgment in Death… by J.D. Robb… I’m trying to get through the series… They are all pretty similar.

    • All of them do follow a bit of a pattern but I like the character development, particularly some of the secondary characters like Peabody. Whenever a new book in the series comes out, I spend an evening or two racing through it – the book equivalent of a bag of M&Ms :)

  51. Murder on the Iditarod Trail, Sue Henry. Having visited Alaska last year and watched sled dogs being trained, this was of great interest to me.

  52. I just read “A Painted House” by John Grisham. A little different than his regular stuff but an interesting story & a quick read.

  53. I just finished The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I LOVE this series! I don’t get to read as often as I’d like, but I couldn’t put these books down! Religious fiction is both interesting and fun!

  54. In the last two weeks, I’ve finished the following books, either reading or audio (I drive to Cincinnati every day) but could not post to the website, waiting for a password.
    Nancy Taylor Rosenberg’s, My Lost Daughter, good book
    Tess Gerritsen, The Keepsake
    The Gift, James Patterson

  55. I do NOT recommend “Die for You” by Lisa Unger–it is just too implausible and very unsatisfying to read….I like action and it just ponders and emotes way too much..ugh.

    Enjoyed “the Perfect Poison” by Amanda Quick–a mystery with a twist in that the characters have “psychical talents”..and it has more action…

    I have been enjoying downloadable books from the Ohio E-Project. Transfer them to my iPod and get on with the day….

  56. Working on The Girl Who Played with Fire. I liked the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I’m hoping this will be just as exciting.

  57. Spring’s Renewal by Shelley Shepard Gray – what a terrific local author! A very good read about Amish relationships – fiction.

  58. I just finished a book called the Czech Files by Ryan Anderson, a local author in Orange Beach, AL where we were vacationing two weeks. It was a little too violent for me but interesting to see references to places we visited.

  59. I just finished reading “The Third Victim” by Lisa Gardner. It started slow, but got stronger toward the end. I would recommend it. I’ve got several other books in line to read. Not only do I love reading all types of books, reading is a great way to relax in the evening after a hard day at work.

    • If you liked Lisa Gardner read Live to Tell. I just read it and I couldn’t put it down. It is her DD Warren series, and it was awesome!

  60. 1. I have now read Girl’s Night by Steph Ann Holm about a widow struggling to raise 2 daughters and start a business…of curse, she finds love!
    2. Also, Another Dawn by Sandra Brown about a young woman jilted on her wedding day and her father, after being persuaded my her mother, was given the land whe was to be given after marriage. It is about her struggle to make it a woring ranch and of course, she finds love as well!
    3. Sleep Tight by Anne Fraiser. About an FBI agent who returns to her hometown and becomes enmeshed in revisiting the murder of her best friend when they were teens.

  61. Treachery in Death, J.D. Robb – don’t you just wonder what Roarke looks like? I wish they would make a movie of these “In Death” books just so I could see what the characters look like.

  62. Close Kin (book2 of the Hollow Kingdom Trilogy) by Clare B. Dunkle

    Awesome! I had to reread the beginning because I didn’t realize that in the story several years had passed between book 1 and this one but caught up very quickly. Such an engaging read!

  63. Orson Scott Card, The Lost Gate I was hooked on Card with his Ender series. Interesting book about a boy finding his way in life even though his abilities make him a target for death by his family and others. Creative as usual with some neat twists. How to be yourself but not get lost in the role.

    • This is a great series to listen to on CD! Next time you are searching for a book on CD suitable for the whole family (from about 4th grade) to listen to together in the car, start with the first in this series: Ranger’s Apprentice: Ruins of Gorlan. This series is addictive and don’t be put off by the fact you will find it in the Young Adult section – some of the best writing these days can be found in the young adult area.

  64. Page by Tamora Pierce was a cool look into what it takes to be a girl page. What can i say a little magic and luck will get you though. Good reading

  65. Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips -first thing I read by this author and I enjoyed it. I have started a second book by her.

  66. Larceny and Old Lace by tamar Myers
    I enjoyed this book. It’s the first in a series and the first one I have read by this author. I will go on and read some of the others.

  67. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny. Just love this author! Something about this series really pulls me in. Can’t wait for her latest to be published.

  68. The Girl Who Chased the Moon
    by Sarah Addison Allen
    The story takes place in Mullaby, North Carolina. Emily returns to the hometown of her mother, hoping to solve some problems from her mom’s life. Julia loves to bake cakes to try to rekindle the love she may have lost. She re-unites with an old boyfriend from high school. Will Julia be able to find the child that she gave up for adoption many years ago? Read the book to find out!

    • This author has a very gentle tone and touch and you become very attached to her characters. Her first book, Garden Spells, was excellent. One theme running through it was very interesting and would make a good question for a book discussion group. If you could eat a fruit that would revealwhat will be either the best moment of your life OR the worst moment of your life, would you eat the fruit? Remember, you don’t know beforehand which of the possible scenarios will be revealed to you ….

  69. I Am Ozzy – by Ozzy Osbourne. Amazing that he could write such a level-headed and interesting book. I really enjoyed it!

  70. Anchored In Love – John Carter Cash. Gave some interesting tidbits about the early Carter Family but other than that, hard to read and not very informative.

  71. I have been busy getting ready for surgery so I have not made any updates till now.
    March 2, finished Cold Steel Rain by Kenneth Abel
    March 6, finished Tough Customer by Sandra Brown
    March 10, Finished Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
    March 14, Finished Icebound by Dean Koontz.
    March 15, started Plan of Attack by Dale Brown

  72. Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell
    The plot moves along quickly and you get to revisit with St. Kilda Consulting characters, which I always enjoy.

  73. The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life by Allen Rucker

    Autobiography about the author suddenly finding himself paralyzed. His journey to a new way of life and thinking, thoughts on being in a wheelchair user in a world of “able-bodied” people, etc. Interspersed with humor and much careful thought.

    (pg. 67) “ This is a point worth repeating: one of the biggest hurdles you have to overcome after becoming paralyzed is not to have others define you – and not to define yourself – by this one obvious thing. A healthy view of yourself demands that paralysis not be the center of your existence.”

  74. Just finished “Clan of the Cave Bear” – again… Getting ready for the next book in the series to come out soon!

  75. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin…a timeless classic! I read this on my Dad’s kindle (he was kind enough to let me borrow and now I simply must get one!).

  76. Million Little Pieces by James Frey. I have to say I know there was quite the hoo hah around this book when it turned out he was a fraud, especially after Oprah endorsed it, but when I read it I could see myself being sucked in! I felt for this guy and the “girlfriend” he developed in rehab. For faking it he was pretty believeable!

  77. I read 100 Astounding Little Alien Stories,a book I had gotten from a library Book Fair. Lots of stories I had not read, which surprised me, plus a few I misremembered – “To Serve Man” – that surprised me even more.

  78. Finished reading The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris, about a man who takes walks uncontrollably. I was intrigued by the subject matter, but was kind of let down by this book. It was pretty depressing. :(

  79. Just finished reading Room by Emma Donoghue, pretty good. Hard to imagine that the story is based on a true story. I couldn’t imagine living that way.

  80. Live Bait by P.J Tracey. This book is from a series of mysteries that started with Monkeewrench. It has suspense, technology,and comedy. The characters are querky and fun

  81. Just finished ‘The Devil in the White City’ by Erik Larson. I loved it! I learned so much that I didn’t know about the first World’s Fair in Chicago, and our country’s first known serial killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes.

  82. House of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski…Love this book it’s one of my top three fifth time reading it…yes it’s a little strange but I love it

  83. So long and thanks for all the fish by Douglas Adams…quirky yet lovable…and yes I read a minimum of two books at once…helps fill the time between sleeping and work

  84. James Patterson-I, Alex Cross. Very good book. I like his books when he writes by himself. I have read some of his with other authors and they are not as good.

  85. I just finished reading Beginner’s Luck by Laura Pedersen. I was a nice light-hearted book with very interesting characters.

  86. Day of the Dead, J. A. Jance – excellent book a serial killer who killed hispanic teen age girls over a period of 30 years. The killer and his wife were respected members of the community and no one gave a second thought because of what he contributed to the community.

  87. Ansel Adams in the National Parks–beautiful collection of B&W photographs along with commentaries by Wallace Stegner, among others.

  88. The Quiet Game by Greg Iles…I loved it! Action, thrills, mystery, characters were very developed, made me wish they actually existed, lol…Good Luck to all of us on winning a Nook, but I am wishing myself just a little extra!

    • Smokin Seventeen is on order- we have ordered 26 copies and there are already 45 holds on this title! Fortunately, these are quick reads – so get your hold on now!

      • Thanks!
        Some days I’m a Morelli-girl and some days I’m a Ranger-girl but that’s okay because some days I’m more like Stephanie and other times I’m channeling my ‘inner-Lula’ ;)

        I started the Plum series at a really sad time in my life, the loss of a parent – Evanovich got me through and made me laugh again when I thought I never would!

  89. I just read 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber
    It’s a series of books named for street addresses in a small town. I enjoy reading the books because the characters are supportive and encouraging to each other.

  90. I just finished Keith Richards’ autobiography and was a little disappointed…it doesn’t sound as though he wrote it himself to me. The technical music parts are interesting, though.

  91. Read “Unbearable Lightness” by Portia De Rossi. This is a stark, brutally honest look at the public pressure on a female star to be thin. Portia spares herself nothing in the telling. Thankful it has a happy ending.

  92. Read Ron Reagan’s “My Father at 100″. I can relate to not knowing who your father really is until you do a lot of digging. Fortunately for me, my father is still here at 88 and I am asking him all the questions I have wanted to ask for years while his memory is still very sharp.

  93. Read Susan Boyle’s “The Woman I Was Born to Be”. I love the Scottish flavor of the book; you can tell Susan wrote this mostly herself. Her story is at once inspiring and bittersweet, it seems as though finding fame at a later age can be both overwhelming and even more rewarding than finding fame at a young age.

  94. Read George Bush’s autobiography and LOVED it…President Bush has a way of being so honest about himself, his decisions and why he made them, and his love of country and family. His courage in the face of adversity told firsthand is overwhelming. I have always admired George Bush and came away from the reading of this book admiring him even more.

  95. The Sugar House (a Tess Monghan mystery) by Laura Lippman….I love the main character, Tess, but wish I wouldve started the series at the beginning for a little continuity, lol…I do that to myself all the time!
    So glad I’ve found a place where people understand that YES it’s possible to read multiple books at a time…most around do not understand how this is possible..

  96. “Worst Case” by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. Great read for any Patterson fans! I love everything he writes!

  97. The Wedding Planner’s Daughter by Coleen Paratore

    My granddaughter (5th grade) loves to read and so do I. We are both reading these books and discuss what is happening. We have our own little book club going (we are now reading the second book in the series). I emailed the author to tell her we were enjoying them. She replied! That was neat! This is a series about a girl named Willa.

  98. “Star Island” by Carl Hiassen. Characters are “memorable” but the language is rougher than his earlier works. Less Floridian backround this time (unless you think FL=South Beach.

    • I also read this, and agree, okay but not one of his best. My favorite of his was Sick Puppy, worth a read if you haven’t yet…

  99. Does it count that I started “Shadow of the Wind”in February and finished it just in time for our Milford book group March 8th?
    A bestseller (translated from Spain/Spainish) that had unusally good modern translation. Actually this turns out to be a reread for this group but it was so long ago that three of us did not recall the “certainly didn’t see THAT one coming” ending, so it still lead to a good discussion. We should have researched our post WWI Spainish history a little prior to the meeting, though.

  100. I just finished Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black. It was the first time I’ve read her, and it was a great book. Can’t wait to read more by her.

  101. King of Torts by John Grisham. Great Grisham but as he ages his view of young lawyers who want to save the world is getting more cynical.

  102. The Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce shows just how far an emperor will go to rule everything. The godds just wont have it.

  103. Tamora Pierce finishes the Immortals Qut. with The Realms of the Gods. The emperor is back but he’s an immoral now. Can Daine and her friend or love make it back in time to help Tortall?

  104. Tamora Pierce’s Squire has Kel out and about with knight. She can’t wate to get her sheld. Kel must frist pass the ordeal. This last trial before each squire can become a knight has killed some. What can Kel expect when its her turn?

  105. The new moive I Am number Four was frist a book if you didn’t know. Written by Pittacus Lore this Fantasy is gives you everything fast paced action, love, and world domantoin. Read it before you see the movie.

  106. Alanna The First Adventuer by Tamora Pierce starts the Song of the Lioness Qut. Alanna starts her tranning as a knight but theres a boys only theme there. Can she keep her identity from being uncoverd and become the knight that she truly hopes to be?

  107. I just finished Lawman, Diana Palmer. Good book. This is about a serial killer who escaped the law for 12 years and has killed a child every year for 12 years. The law has finally found a child that survived the attack and can give details to help apprehend the killer.

  108. We listened to SpongeBob SquarePants. [Chapter books 1-8] [book on CD] / Terry Collins and Annie Auerbach. We went on a car trip to Colorado. I thought I would get more books read :(

  109. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr Seuss. This was the first of many great books. And a lot of fun to read out loud.

  110. The Cupid Chronicles by Coleen Paratore

    I just finished the second book in the Willa series. My granddaughter has finished it, too. We enjoy talking about it. I read the books so we can talk about them and this encourages her to read more. She wants to know where I am in the book. The third book is on hold for us at the library and i hope to pick them up today!

  111. Just read Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich. Just love the Stephanie Plum novels they are entertaining and makes you forget all the bad things going on in the world. I will be reading the next book.

  112. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher I thought it was an okay book. It’s book 4 of The Dresden Files. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series. Personally I think so far it’s just “okay” as far as a series goes.

  113. Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan
    Love books on CD’s because I don’t have time to sit down and enjoy reading a book. This allows me to multi-task and still enjoy books.

  114. Disturbed Earth by Reggie Nadelson
    New York (and Russian) police detective seaerching for missing children. Good story

  115. Just finished ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier today. It was an amazing book and will be added to my list of all-time favorites!

  116. Stuff: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things by Randy Frost.
    Very interesting. Gave me some insight to my own home and made me feel better about it as well.

  117. “A Darker Place” by Laurie KIng. Actually started in Feb and had to renew it twice because of other reading commitments. Quite different-the protagonist is an expert on cult-type groups and works undercover for the FBI. Educational and a pretty good mystery. This is not a process book, more like the stuff on “Criminal Minds”.

  118. “The Wrecker” by Clive Cussler. My husband is loving the downloads from ohioepub to his new Nook! This Cussler is not a Dirk Pitt but an investigative. Bell is the investigator in this second of a series that takes place in the 1800’s. “460 pages of an extremely fast read-LOADS of action”

  119. “The Mediterreanean Caper” by Cussler. This is a Dirk Pitt that takes place after Pitt has taken charge of NUMA. Classic tradition, but not quite as action-packed as his earlier works but “still a great read”.

  120. Pgymalion by George Bernard Shaw. Excellent play. Eliza Doolittle is a delightful character. I found the epilogue disappointing.

  121. “Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking” I loved this debut novel by Aoibheann Sweeney. Almost did not read it because of the title. But glad I did. Liked that she used the title as her first sentence of the novel and the story took off from there.

  122. Tithe by Holly Black I just read it again because i liked it so much. Truely one of my favorite books. I did not care for the other two books in that series, how odd.

  123. I just finished “Love, Inc.” by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout. What a hilarious book! Three girls meet in counselling, and find they have been duped by the same Romeo! Their actions to get revenge and their following success with proferring these services to others in the same situation is keep-you-up-all-night GREAT!

  124. Just read “What the Night Knows” by Dean Koontz – a pretty good yarn, and it didn’t seem to be recycled like a lot of his “recent” releases.
    Not long ago I was reading a “new” Koontz paperback I had just bought, and as the story progressed I thought, why do these characters not have cell phones? I flipped back to the copyright page and it said something like “copyright 2009 – original copyright 1983.” It was a drawer-cleaning book! Mr. Koontz is putting out stuff he was unable to publish before finding fame, so a friendly FYI: If you buy his paperbacks you might want to check the copyright first.

  125. The Reversal, Michael Connelly – this is one of the first books that I have read by Michael Connelly and I really enjoyed it. Not to ruin the plot, this book is about the court overturning a previous conviction of a child killer and the lengthly re-trial of the murderer.

  126. Another one I read before Burn is Kiss by Ted Dekker. I love his stories – very suspenseful…keeps me on the edge of my seat until I’m done!! This was an interesting concept – stealing memories by sharing a kiss/touch and emotional/physical dependence. Loved this book!

  127. Intervention by Terri Blackstock This is about a young woman on drugs and how her mom and brother fight to save her after they fear she’s been kidnapped on the way to rehab. I liked the book and plan to read the next one.

  128. “Prospero Burns” by Dan Abnett. A novel about one part of a Galactic Civil War. Part of the Horus Heresy series of novels by Black Library

  129. “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. Part of the Dresden Files. The main character, Harry Dresden is the only wizard in the Chicago yellow pages. He must solve the mystery of a homicide committed by a wizard before he becomes a victim.

  130. “Strata” by Terry Pratchett. The story of a human women and two aliens that travel to a replica of earth that is flat (on a disc). The three travelers must solve the mystery of what is wrong with the disc, who made it, and how they can escape.

  131. “Mother’s Day” by Patricia MacDonald. I am now hooked and plan on reading everything that she has written. Great murder mystery with amazing emotional responses to draw you in.

  132. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. The beginning of a wonderful love story. Of course not both human, but a beautiful love story. All of the series is great.

    • The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks is my favorite from him, but I love all of his books. I read all of them, then watched the movies that he made from some of the books. The books are way better!! Other authors that are similar to Nicholas Sparks, are: Richard Paul Evans, and Jason F. Wright.

  133. River Marked by Patricia Briggs. She is my current favorite when talking of books about werewolves, or in this case a troublesome coyote named Mercy.

  134. Obsidian Butterfly – Laurell K Hamilton. This isn’t her best, but it is much more enjoyable than her newer books. Always a fan of Edward, so he really makes this book for me.

  135. The Immortals After Dark series (Kresley Cole) cant pick favorite book but Nix is hilarious and i can wait for book to come out!!

  136. Shadowfever -Fever Series (Karen Marie Moning) the latest book out, I could not wait for it to come out and was worth the wait.

  137. I just finished Toys, James Patterson. This is a very different book for James Patterson. The plot is about robots who are trying to eliminate the human race. One of the things that I found interesting in the book is that the robots eat but they eat food with no calories. Maybe James Patterson is on to something for the humans.

  138. Storming Heaven by Denise Giardina. Historical fiction surrouning WV coal mining strike of 1921 and Battle of Blair Mountain. Chronicles events very accurately.

  139. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larssen. Left me gasping (mentally). How is this going to end?

  140. Have read Elivis Costello – Tony Clayton-lea; Crazy Horse – Larry McMurtry; Papa Hemingway – A. E. Hotchner.
    Am now reading John Lennon: The Life – Philip Normand

  141. I learned so much I didn’t know by reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The history of the woman who was the source of the HeLa cells used to develop so many medicines etc.without her or her family’s knowledge. Ethical issues of informed consent.

  142. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler is fun reading. We are reading each of Austen’s novels before the discussions in the book.

  143. I recently finished ‘Fall for Anything’ by Courtney Summers. It’s a YA novel about a teenage girl named Eddie who tries to find answers as to why her father, a talented artist, committed suicide. It was a great read and I really enjoyed it!

  144. “Killer Dreams” by Iris Johansen. Great read, first chapter is shocking, after reading that you can’t walk away…you have to be able to make sense of it!

  145. “A Kiss of Shadows” by Laurell K. Hamilton. Book 1 in the Meredith Gentry series. My all-time favorite series. Love, Love, Love this series, as well as Laurell K. Hamilton.

  146. “Mistral’s Kiss” by Laurell K. Hamilton. Book 5 in the Meredith Gentry series. Great Read! I could read this series over & over! Wait I do do that!

  147. “Swallowing Darkness” by Laurell K. Hamilton. Book 7 in the Meredith Gentry series. WOW! Best book in the series. And that’s saying a lot.

  148. “Divine Misdemeanors” by Laurell K. Hamilton. Book 8 in the Meredith Gentry series. Now I can’t wait for the next one to finally come out.

  149. Started on the Sisters of Holmes County A Sister’s secret and A Sister”s test. First time I have found a mystery in Amish books

  150. Persuader / Lee Child.
    WOW! The best one yet in this series. I was disapointed in the book before this one, but this one got me excited for the next book in the series.

  151. Coming Home by Miriah Stewart

    First time reading this author.
    Liked the story line writting OK. Will read other books in seris

  152. Her Sisters Baby (Lavyrle Spencer)

    This book was inclued with the Sweet Mmois Book (two books in one)
    Loved the Story Line great writting

  153. Lora Leigh ~ Lions Heart
    Quicl read a little much on breed vs man and the ‘mating process’ good book to read while traveling or on a beach

  154. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Sounds like a morbid subject, but the author has a wonderful and witty style that makes it a great read.

  155. “Unearthly” by Cynthia Hand. This is a new author & of course her first book. I was surprised by how good it is. I never lost interest while reading it. It was one of those books that are hard to put down. I love her writing style.

  156. Lady Night by Tamora Pierce brought all of Kel’s odeals to a close. It shows her that she is good enuff to be a Knight. Her place in life finily come into veiw

  157. In the Hand of the Goddess, Alanna has her work cut out for her. She is now the princes squire and that is not easy. Saving the queen and unvailing the truth about herself can send others running for the hills, only to Alanna is just what needs done.

  158. James A. Owen again brings history and fantasy to life in the 2ed book of the Imaginarium Geographica The Search for the Red Dragon. The Caretakers try to find out why all the childern have gone missing. They also find out what happens when you lie about who you are.

  159. The Indiga King by James A. Owens takes place when as well as where. When a strange book arives along with an open door. This fast paced blast through to the past, brings sword play together with time travel. Trying to fix the past to save there future.

  160. ANNALS OF A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD by George MacDonald— one of my favorite authors- this combines suspense and romance in a faith-building story, written by a Scottish minister in 1867. He was an inspiration to many other authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit, G.K. Chesterton, and Madeleine L’Engle.

  161. B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton. Second in the series. These are fun mysteries with a private detective as the main character. They don’t have to be read in order.

  162. I just finished reading Nora Roberts The Calhoun Women, Catherine & Amanda.

    I also just finished listening to The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. I enjoyed not only the novel, but the reader did an excellent performance as Lily, the main character & narrator.

  163. Finished “The Last Surgeon” by Micheal Palmer for my mystery book group.I don’t remember reading him before. Pretty good, different approach in that you know whodunnit, just not why until the end of the book. Stone-cold killer was pretty disconcerting (that someone like that could exist).

  164. I am almost done with ‘Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell’. By Susanna Clarke. It takes some getting used to, but it is well worth the effort!

  165. Just read Rekindled by Tamera Alexander. I love Christian romance novels. Many times I will cry towards the end of a book, but this one had me tearing up through the whole book. I can’t wait to read the other 2 books in the series.

  166. As I lay Dying by William Faulkner

    This book is easily one of the most tragic nuances of Early Literature that I have ever read. Tears of joy and hopelessness manifest their self within your soul as you read the beauty that is written. Truly remarkable.

  167. I finished book 3 in the Brides of Gallitin County by Tracie Peterson, A Dream to Call Her Own. All in all a great 3 book series if you like historical fiction with a little romance thrown in!

  168. I hope textbooks count!! Those and other books I’ve read since March 1 are:
    Psychiatric Nursing, 6th ed., by Norman Keltner (BORING!)
    ECG’s Made Easy, 4th ed., by Barbara Aehlert (MUCH more interesting than Psych Nursing)
    A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
    Slightly Married by Mary Balogh
    Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
    Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
    sMothering by Wendy French and
    Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule

    Pick me! Pick me! I have been an avid reader ever since I can remember, starting with Nancy Drew, then going on to V.C. Andrews as a teenager; now onto more “sophisticated” stuff like Mary Balogh, Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie. Reading is my “escape” from reality. I read every single chance I get – I even have a book light for nighttime/bedtime reading (it drives my husband NUTS!). Fortunately, I have been able to pass my love of books onto my daughters! I think between us, we’ve read just about half of the Owensville branch’s books!!

  169. Finally read “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Would love to sit in on a discussion of this book with a group of teenagers! Loved the language – not the profanity, although very realistic – but the slang of the time. Great example of what I love about reading; the opportunity to view the world through the eyes of another.

    • I read the book in the beginning of my Senior year. And I will tell you, us teenagers would gladly tell you that this book was a bunch of shenanigans. As my classmates told my teacher. Though, I myself enjoyed it throughly.

  170. I just finished book #3 in the Willa series. The books was Willa by Heart by Coleen Paratore. As I stated earlier, I am reading them as is my granddaugther and we discuss them. We are having fun with our little “book club.”

  171. The Little White Horse: Elizabeth Goudge. Born in 1900 Ms Goudge writes with lovely detail and a tender voice. I purchased this book and it is difficult to find her books now. I would like to own a few more such as Dean’s Watch and Church on the Hill. I can no longer find her books at the Library.

  172. The Union Qulters: Jennifer Chiaverini. Jennifer writes with much detail about the Civil War. Very little quilting in this one.

  173. 1632 by Eric Flint. This is alternative history with a sci fi beginning. Just go with it. It’s the beginning of a series with a large cast of characters and interesting “what ifs.”

  174. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
    Murder, Magic, and madness at the Fair That Changed America.

    An excellent historical study of the World’s Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World’s Fair, 1893) told along side the story of serial killer in Chicago making the most of the excitement and chaos of the Fair.
    The author does a wonderful job painting the social and historical period. Not a gory murder/killer story, that is just a facet of the overall work, so don’t hesitate if you enjoy historical works.

    • Eril Larson is one of the best writers of nonfiction around! Get on the waiting list for his most recent book – In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and and American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.

  175. The Mindful Money Guide: Creating Harmony between Your Values and Your Finances by Marshall Glickman. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn more about personal finance.

  176. The Best of Everything by Kimberla Lawson Roby. Disappointing novel about a Christian shopaholic. It doesn’t deal with her religious beliefs or her addiction with any depth.

  177. Scream for Me, Karen Rose, a number of twists and turns regarding a murder that happened 13 years ago and subsequent events until present time.

  178. I am in awe of the Amish way of life. I am working with Cedarmore FarmCSA writing their blog and have been learning all that I can about the Swartenztruber Amish. Plain Secrets An Outsider among the Amish by Joe Mackall was outstanding. My Amish friends want to also read his book. Next visit to the farm I am giving them a copy. Lerned a lot!

  179. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

    Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

    You by Charles Benoit

    Being a Senior in High School it’s hard to find time to read between school work and my job. But I get it done. And I’ve read and read. I’m proud to say that I’ve read the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I didn’t think I would like it those books, but they’re really worth the time to read. As well as for Witch and Wizard, it’s an easy read, and I like that about books–sometimes. You was also a rather quick read, but enticing down to it’s very last page! I just wish more kids my age would take the time and read something good.

  180. The Most Human Human by Brian Christian. Easily readable and subtitled What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What it Means to Be Alive. This book covers artificial intelligence, philosophy, poetry, pickup artists and more. Highly recommended.

  181. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce justed gos to show you you have to face the things you fear. And maybe you’ll learm to like them. Read to find out.

  182. “The Vampire Diaries; The Return: Midnight, vol. 3″ L.J. Smith. It was an okay book. Nothing fantastic…

    • Are you enjoying the series more now? I think his writing has improved and that he’s made Harry a more complex character as he’s written the books.

  183. Northern Lights by Norah Roberts. I am SO not a romance book fan. But after a vacation in Alaska, I have been reading and listening to as many books as possible about this beautiful state. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I’m enjoying the audio book immensely!

  184. I just finished reading Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker. Awesome!! Dekker has a way with words..had such a powerful message!! Was crying through the end of the book!

  185. Storeys guide to raising chickens what can i say the library is the place to do research. This book was rateded the best ever chicken resource on backyard

  186. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. Fun read about a precocious 11 year old chemistry prodigy who be becomes an amateur sleuth after finding a dying man in her cucumber garden. No a children’s book.

  187. Also read in the beginning of March that I forgot about:

    The Host – Stephenie Meyer


    I was also wondering if Japanese Manga count. Since I’ve read tons of those before their short to read? Can anyone answer this?

  188. Love Amish Stories
    The Storekeepers Daughter, The Quilters Daughter, The Bishops Daughter, Merry Heart, Plaine and Fancy,
    Water for Elephants,

  189. Read all of these in the past week and a half, ALL by Cassandra Clare:
    City of Bones
    City of Ashes
    City of Glass
    City of Fallen Angels

  190. Last week I finished The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. Great story, but I enjoyed her book, The Forgotten Garden, more.

  191. Finished reading Kathy Reichs book, Déjà Dead. Interesting to see the differences between her first book and how the characters are different in the tv series she produces. Not very similar but very interesting to read.

  192. Love Notes from God for Busy Moms by Helen M. Young
    Liked it so much I bought two copies to give to a few of my favorite mom’s for Mother’s Day.

  193. The Rising (Antichrist Is Born) by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
    Book on CD. Did not enjoy and I would not recommend listening to this book.

  194. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. A captivating book I had a hard time putting down. This book is one I will have to purchase. Actually I will purchase two, one for each of my sons who are pilots in the Air Force.

  195. The Shadow Dragons by James A. Owen. just like it says on the cover ” A young hero…the fall of the dragons….and a journey past the Edge of the World. Page turner all the way with all the twists that go with it. Enjoy

  196. Tamora Pierce’s Lioness Rampant gets to the bottom of the love that Alanna shares, but with who? Read to find out.

  197. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. Fun book, but i think I like the Plum novels better. Won’t stop me from reading more from her though. Her books always make me smile.

  198. The Voyage of the Jaffa Wind by Tony Abbott. This is the 14th book in the Secrets of Droon can’t wate to read the others.

  199. The entire Mars Series by Fuyumi Soryo…. If you like manga, you’ll LOVE this series.

    Please Pick me, I REALLY want a Nook.

  200. The renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands. Another AWESOME author.
    if you love vampire romance novels, read her Argeneau Series.
    Please Pick me, I REALLY want a Nook.

  201. Private by Kate Brian. There’s actually an episode or two as a webshow online for this series.

    Please Pick me, I REALLY want a Nook.

  202. All of the mediator series by Meg Cabot.
    1 Shadowland
    2 Ninth Key
    3 Reunion
    4 Darkest Hour
    5 Haunted
    6 Twilight

    wished there were more books to this series.

  203. The 10 volumes of Kitchen Princess Manga by Miyuki Kobayashi

    Please Pick me, I REALLY REALLY want a Nook.
    I’m going crazy reading books to win this contest.

  204. The first three books of Blood Ties by Jennifer Armintrout
    1 The Turning
    2 Possession
    3 Ashes to Ashes

    Please Pick me, I REALLY want a Nook.

  205. The first 5 books of the Sookie Stack house series by Charlaine Harris
    1 Dead until dark
    2 living dead in dallas
    3 club dead
    4 dead to the world
    5 Dead as a doornail.

    AMAZING SERIES!!!! Ever mORE amazing TV SHOW!!!

  206. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowen.

    Please Pick me, I REALLY want a Nook. I’ll post more later once I’ve finished.

  207. Escape From Warsaw: Ian Serraillier

    Thanks to the Librarian at Union Township Branch who helped my grandaughter order this book from another library in Ohio. Two grandaughters read this along with me.

  208. Last week I listened to “Eleven on Top” audio..Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanavich….definitely one of my favorite series to listen to while driving!

  209. the first 4 books of the
    Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
    1 Glass house
    2 Dead Girl’s Dance
    3 Midnight Alley
    4 Feast of Fools