Friday, October 28, 2011

New Books for October:


The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. Three Brown graduates in the early 1980s wrestle with love, religion, and coming of age.

Snuff by Terry Pratchett. In this Discworld fantasy, the commander of Ankh Morpork’s City Watch solves a crime while on vacation in the country.

The Affair by Lee Child. For Jack Reacher, an elite military police officer, it all started in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover up.

Shock Wave by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers investigates several bombings of a superstore chain that seeks to open a store in a Minnesota river town.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Two young rivals at a magical circus become collaborators as they fall in love.

A Dance with Dragons by George Martin. After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Lethal by Sandra Brown. A woman, her daughter, and a man accused of murder evade the authorities as they search for her dead husband’s secrets.

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. The lives of four women intersect during the siege of Masada in 70 AD.

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber. Puppies and an ex husband loom large in the last installment of the Cedar Cove series.

Heat Rises by Richard Castle. An NYPD homicide detective uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the department’s highest levels.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, narrates this novel set in Paris.

Neverwinter by R A Salvatore. The second book in a fantasy series featuring Drizzt Du‘Orden.

Nightwoods by Charles Frazier. When a young woman inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, her solitary life becomes filled with mystery and action.


Boomerang by Michael Lewis. A look at some of the places — Greece, Ireland, Iceland — hardest hit by the financial collapse of 2008, and at how it happened.

That Used to be Us by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. How America fell behind in the world it invented, and how it can come back.

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. William Dodd, the US Ambassador to Germany, and his daughter, Martha, in 1930s Berlin.

Confidence Men by Ron Suskind. President Obama and his advisers, often at odds with one another, respond to the economic crisis.


Destined by P C Cast. Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet - which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on rephaim, and through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together - if he can trully walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow...But there are new forces at work at the House of Night.

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devasting storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand and control the impact of Lena's claiming, which is even causing her family members' abilities to dangerously misfire.


Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not So Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell. Fourteen year old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popluar at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.

Kid vs Squid by Greg Van Eekhout. Spending the summer after sixth grade at his great uncle's oceanside museum, Thatcher and local girl Trudy team up to help Shoal, one of the people of Atlantis cursed by a witch whose head still survives and who has an army of monstrous creatures helping her.

Picnic at Camp Shalom by Jaqueline Jules. At summer camp, Carly and Sara quickly bond over a love of singing and other shared interests, but Sara mistakes Carly's excitement over her surname as teasing, not knowing that it gives them something else in common.

I Want a Party! by Tony Ross. Little Princess discovers that she can have a lovely party with just one guest.

Mudkin by Stephen Gammell. While playing outside on a rainy day, a little girl peers into a puddle and sees Mudkin, who invites her to become the queen.