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April 2014

‘The Impossible Knife of Memory’ by Laurie Halse Anderson

‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ by Francesca Beauman

“Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual” by Regena Thomashauer

‘The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia’ by David Stuart MacLean

‘Pretty Deadly’ by Kelly Sue DeConnick

‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

‘Scene 38, Take 3′ by L.J. Matarese

‘Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live too’ by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

“The Story of Solomon Screech Owl” by Beth Lancione

‘Umbral’ by Antony Johnston

‘Shotgun Lovesongs’ by Nickolas Butler

March 2014

“Carry On Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed” by Glennon Doyle Melton

‘All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood’ by Jennifer Senior

‘Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’ by Susan Cain

‘Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living With Joy’ by Susan Spencer-Wendel

‘Alex + Ada’ by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn

‘A Farm Dies Once a Year’ by Arlo Crawford

February 2014

“Tune In” by Mark Lewisohn

“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell

“Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

“Glitter and Glue” by Kelly Corrigan

January 2014

“The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg

“Andrew’s Brain” by E.L. Doctorow

“The Cuckcoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

“Embassy” by S. Alex Martin

“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

“Cat Sense” by John Bradshaw

December 2013

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” by J.R.R. Tolkien

“From the Kitchen of Half-Truth” by Maria Goodin

“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty

“The Revolution” by H.B. Knight

“A House in the Sky” by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusack

“Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell

“Parasite Girls” by Tory Gates

November 2013

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

“The Mobster’s Daughter” by Julie Ann Malley

“Bear Tales” by David Garland

Vamp City series by Pamela Palmer

“Santa’s Magic Bootprints” by Dan Beard

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich

“The Bear Who Waited” by Julie Swope

“The Prayer” by Jacqueline von Zwehl

“Stolen” by Lucy Christopher

“Doon” by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

“Sunset Under the Poet’s Tree” by George S. Anderson

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple

“The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis

“Staged to Death” by Karen Rose Smith

“Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale” by Lynda Rutledge

“Inkspell” by Cornelia Funke

“1984” by George Orwell

October 2013

“Argo” by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio

“Rat Queens” by Kurtis J. Wiebe

“Along Came the Tricksters” by Westley Smith

“Carrie” by Stephen King

“Rocket Girl” by Brandon Montclare

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

“Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” by Helen Fielding

“One Lucky Vampire” by Lynsay Sands

“Hinterkind” by Ian Edginton

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth

“One Moment: A Memoir of Loss, Stillbirth Faith and Hope” by Joan Higgs

“The Mocking Dead” by Fred Van Lente

“The World’s Strongest Librarian” by Josh Hanagarne

“The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway

“Not My Time” by Judy Wolfman

“Buzzkill” by Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek

“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

September 2013

“The Yearbook Series: Gina and Mike” by Buffy Andrews

“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley

“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

“Tragic Relief” by C. Frakes

“Quick the Clockwork Knight” by Thane Benson

“Coming Clean: A Memoir” by Kimberly Rae Miller

“Naked On the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland” by Robin Spielberg

“Wilson” by A. Scott Berg

“Reality Check” by Glen Brunswick

“Leg Up: The Courage to Dream” by Louis Castriota Jr.

“The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green

“The Yoga Teacher” by Alexandra Gray

“Look Homeward, Angel” by Thomas Wolfe

“Dissident Gardens” by Jonathan Lethem

“Hit” by Bryce Carlson

“Wedding Belles” by Beth Albright

“Swapping Lives” by Jane Green

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling

“Never Go Back” by Lee Child

“Chin Music” by Steve Niles

August 2013

“Everyday Exile” by Tammy Winand

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare (Read another review here)

“Orange Is the New Black” by Piper Kerman

“Batman Superman” by Greg Pak

“Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown

“Red Sonja” by Gail Simone

“The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

“Aquifer” by Jonathan Frieser

“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

“Wax Dragon” by Scott C. Wyatt

“Trillium” by Jeff Lemire

“Running Lean” by Diana L. Sharples

“Hudojnik: The Life and Art of Ivan I. Garikow” by Steven Nesbit

“Serve the People: A Stir-fried Journey Through China” by Jen Lin-Liu

“The Lost World” by Michael Crichton

“Collider” by Simon Oliver

“The Sunshine When She’s Gone” by Thea Goodman

“The Prince of Nantucket” by Jan Goldstein

“If Chocolate Were Purple” by Jen Barton

“Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick

July 2013

“Pieces for Mom” by Steven Niles

“The Wildwater Walking Club” by Claire Cook

“The Dark Heroine: Dinner With A Vampire” by Abigail Gibbs

“Your Life Is my Inspiration” by Tina Kane

“How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare” by Ken Ludwig

“Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” by C.S. Lewis

“Darlings of Decay,” an anthology featuring Laura Bretz

“Science Dog” by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker

“Our Lady of the Forest” by David Guterson

“Halcyon” by Marc Guggenheim and Tara Butters

The Karla trilogy by John Le Carre

“The Story of X” by A.J. Molloy

“Rail Trail Kitten” by Donna Ferguson

“The Best 90-Plus Years of My Life” by Marvin Simkins

“Iron: Or the War After” by Shane-Michael Vidaurri’s

“Cold Heaven” by Brian Moore

“The Lass Wore Black” by Karen Ranney

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling

“Lazarus” by Greg Rucka

“Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns” by Lauren Weisberger

June 2013

“Immortal Ever After” by Lynsay Sands

“World War Z” by Max Brooks

“Half Past Danger” by Stephen Mooney

“The Right Hand Shore” by Christopher Tilghman

“And Then She Fell” by Stephanie Laurens

“Collide” by Christiana Nehmsmann

“Much Ado About Nothing” by Shakespeare

“Thumbprint” by Joe Hill

“My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor

“Letters From Home” by Ron Hershner

“A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin

Adventures of Superman” by various writers

The Baker’s Daughter” by Sarah McCoy

Kiss of Temptation” by Sandra Hill

Saving Fish From Drowning” by Amy Tan

The Illiad” by Homer

Above and Beyond” by Jessica James

The Wake” by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy

May 2013

James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

Mystery Society” by Steve Niles and Ashley Wood

From Mourning to Morning” by Gloria Duke

Blood of Dragons” by Robin Hobb

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan

A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess

The Colonized” by Chris Ryall

Torch” by Cheryl Strayed

City of Dragons” by Robin Hobb

Cooked” by Michael Pollan

The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

East of West” by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta

The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli

Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

Fanny and Romeo” by Yves Pelletier and Pascal Girard

Jake’s Law” by William Coleman

Dragon Haven” by Robin Hobb

Confederate General William ‘Extra Billy’ Smith” by Scott Mingus Sr.

Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.” by Jim McClure and Scott Mingus Sr.

Jupiter’s Legacy” by Mark Millar

April 2013

Dragon Keeper” by Robin Hobb

The Husband List” by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett

Son of Merlin” by Robert Place Napton

Long Gone Daddies” by David Wesley Williams

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling

Five Ghosts” by Frank J. Barbiere

Southcentral Pennsylvania Legends and Lore” by David Puglia

Reached” by Ally Condie

The Natural” by Bernard Malamud

Polarity” by Max Bemis

Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver

So You Want to Be A Pilot!” by Ricardo Aguilar

The Host” by Stephenie Meyer

No More Vodka in My Orange Juice” by Justin Daniels

Optic Nerve” by Adrian Tomine

Beasts & Men” by Curtis Smith

March 2013

Crossed” by Ally Condie

Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton

Great Pacific” by Joe Harris

Crossing the Borders of Time” by Leslie Maitland (Read another review here)

Matched” by Ally Condie (Read another review here)

The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

The Godfather” by Mario Puzo

One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus

B Dogg Goes to School” by Michael Simpson

Y: The Last Man” by Brian Vaughan

Random Harvest” by James Hilton

Requiem” by Lauren Oliver

Prince Caspian” by C.S. Lewis

Savage Wolverine” by Frank Cho

These Things Hidden” by Heather Gudenkauf

I Just Want to Pee Alone” by various authors

Red Rain” by R.L. Stine

Blood Therapy” by Lynda Hilburn

In the Absence of God” by Richard Cleary

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Eric Shanower

Historic Architecture of Pennsylvania” by Scott D. Butcher

The Vampire Shrink” by Lynda Hilburn

February 2013

Alpha: Big Time” by Joshua Hale Fialkov

Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

City of Lost Souls” by Cassandra Clare

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

Katana” by Ann Nocenti

Truthfully Yours” by R.G. Myers

City of Fallen Angels” by Cassandra Clare

Right ho, Jeeves” by P.G. Wodehouse

A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin

Young Romance” by various writers

From the Heart: Civil War Love Letters” by Jessica James

City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare

Anchor Me” by Megan Erickson

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz

The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis

January 2013

Threshold Presents” by Keith Giffen

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon

City of Ashes” by Cassandra Clare

Mew is for Murder: A Theda Krakow Mystery” by Clea Simon

A Deeper Sense of Loyalty” by C. James Gilbert

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

Joe Schreiber’s Chasing the Dead” by Matthew Scott and Tim Westland

Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn

City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare (Read another review here)

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake” by Anna Quindlen

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis

Nonplayer” by Nate Simpson

A Christmas Blizzard” by Garrison Keillor

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” by Douglas Adams

Rurally Screwed: My Life Off the Grid With the Cowboy I Love” by Jessie Knadler

Daddy’s Girl” by J.M. Kelley

The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown

Line of Defense” by Ricardo Sanchez

Just Kids” by Patti Smith

Of Roots and Wings” by Julie Swope

BlackAcre” by Duffy Boudreau

December 2012

The Departure” by Jessica Buck

Life, the Universe and Everything” by Douglas Adams

Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo

Looking for Miss Crabtree” by Kevin Buck

I Love Trouble” by Kel Symons

A Biltmore Christmas” by various authors

Inventing the Christmas Tree” by Bernd Brunner

The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis

The Hollows” by Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth

When We Argued All Night” by Alice Mattison

A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Nowhere Man” by Nate Bellegarde

No Easy Day” by Mark Owen (Read another review here)

Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell” by Jen Barton

The Twelve” by Justin Cronin

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling

Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody Cookbook” by F.L. Fowler

Shadow Play” by Chad Sell

Things I Want My Daughters to Know” by Alexandra Stoddard

November 2012

Life of Pi” by Yann Martel

AEIOU: Any Easy Intimacy” by Jeffrey Brown

Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy (Read another review here)

The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

Ghosts” by assorted artists

Hidden Secrets of Jacob’s House” by Ann Small Niess

Bedlam” by Nick Spencer

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe” by Douglas Adams

The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken” by Tarquin Hall

Puck Bunny” by Joelle McClure

Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver

Force of Habit” by Alice Loweecey

Rose & Thorn” by Tom Taylor

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

Love on the Edge of Tomorrow” by Gerry Trust

October 2012 

Bravest Warriors” by Pendleton Ward

Garbology” by Edward Humes

Son” by Lois Lowry

Billy’s Bedtime Adventures” by Amanda Redwine and Kael Clugston

Back to Blood” by Tom Wolfe

Daredevil: End of Days” by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack

The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

Messenger” by Lois Lowry

Fashion Beast” by Alan Moore

The Great Indoors” by Sabine Durrant

Gathering Blue” by Lois Lowry

Fun and Games on Campus” by Robert Iosue

When In Doubt, Add Butter” by Beth Harbison

Arrow No. 1” by Omar Francia

The Exotic Marigold Hotel” by Deborah Moggach

Eliot” by Michael A. Wood Jr.

Justice League No. 0” by Geoff Johns

Incendiary” by Chris Cleave

September 2012

The Giver” by Lois Lowry

Assassins Wit”hin” by Roger Lynch

Aquaman” by Geoff Johns

Pennsylvania in Public Memory” by Carolyn Kitch

A Rose in the Desert” by Bill Petite

First Lord’s Fury” by Jim Butcher

The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom

Blackburn Burrow” by Ron Marz

Londoners” by Craig Taylor

Thomas Merton and Therese Lentfoeher” by Robert Nugent

Princeps’ Fury” by Jim Butcher

The Playful Family” by Shawn Ledington Fink

First Law of Mad Science” by  Mike Isenberg and Oliver Mertz

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce

The Kind Diet” by Alicia Silverstone

A Sniff in the Park” by DJ Campbell

God Gave Me a Mulligan” by Robert A. Smith

Captain’s Fury” by Jim Butcher

August 2012

Broken Harbor” by Tana French

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple

Harvest” by A.J. Lieberman

Cursor’s Fury” by Jim Butcher

Paterno” by Joe Posnanski

Courtney Crumrin” by Ted Naifeh

The Queen of New Beginnings” by Erica James

Academ’s Fury” by Jim Butcher

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!” by Fannie Flagg

When It Happens to You” by Molly Ringwald

A Conspiracy of Friends” by Alexander McCall Smith

Punk Rock Jesus” by Sean Murphy

Don’t Put Me In, Coach” by Mark Titus

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson

Furies of Calderon” by Jim Butcher

Redshirts” by John Scalzi

Kill Shakespeare” by  Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col

Overbite” by Meg Cabot

Dream Team” by Jack McCallum

Black List” by Brad Thor

Alabaster: Wolves” by Caitlin R. Kiernan

July 2012

Insatiable” by Meg Cabot

Calico Joe” by John Grisham

The Waking: Dreams End” by Raven Gregory

Uprising” by Margaret Peterson Hendrix

The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty

Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver

Back in the Habit” by Alice Loweecey

Moneyball” by Michael Lewis

The Manhattan Projects” Jonathan Hickman

The Orchid House” by Lucinda Riley

Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

Crossing the Borders of Time” by Leslie Maitland

Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk

American Splendor” by Harvey Pekar

I Still Dream About You” by Fannie Flagg

Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James

Animal Man” by Jeff Lemire

Promises, promises” by Erica James

Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James

June 2012

Love in A Nutshell” by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

Rain Dragon” by Jon Raymond

Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith

Higher Earth” by Sam Humphries

American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld (Read another review here)

A Dance With Dragons” by George R.R. Martin

Fatherland” by Robert Harris

American Grown” by Michelle Obama

Calling Invisible Women” by Jeanne Ray

The Dark Horse Book of Monsters” by Various authors

A Feast for Crows” by George R.R. Martin

Save for Fireflies” by Nathaniel Missildine

Maine” by J. Courtney Sullivan

Gone” by Gillian Flynn

Earth 2” by James Robinson

A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin

Invisible Woman” by Laura Rudacille

May 2012

Father’s Day” by Buzz Bissinger

The Guild: Fawkes” by Felicia Day

A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin

Europe on 5 Wrong Turns A Day” by Doug Mack

Home” by Toni Morrison

The World We Found” by Thrity Umrigar

Batman Incorporated” by Grant Morrison

A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin

One Life” by Christiaan Barnard and Curtis Bill Pepper

Fanboys vs. Zombies” by Sam Humphries

For One More Day” by Mitch Albom

A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving

Destined” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel

The Exile” by Diana Gabaldon

This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper

Awakened” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Things We Cherished” by Pam Jenoff

Once Upon A River” by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Resident Alien” by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

April 2012

Burned” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and David Gibbons

Tempted” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Secret” by Jonathan Hickman

This Life is in Your Hands” by Melissa Coleman

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle” by Robyn Scott

Hunted” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Peter Panzerfaust” by Kurtis Wiebe

The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain

Untamed” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Imagine: How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer

Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugard

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

The New Deadwardians” by Dan Abnett

The 9-inch Diet” by Alex Bogusky

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse” by Thomas McNamee

March 2012

Chosen” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan

Following Atticus” by Tom Ryan

50 Shades of Grey” by E.L. James

Betrayed” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

A Skating Life” by Dorothy Hamill

Fairest” by Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning

“The Landmark Arrian’s “The Campaigns of Alexander

A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin

The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta (Read another review here)

Marked” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford

If You Were Here” by Jen Lancaster

Road Rage” by Chris Ryall

Fire and Rain” by David Browne

Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini

Same Kind of Different As Me” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde” by Cole Haddon

When She Woke” by Hillary Jordan

Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls

Brisingr” by Christopher Paolini

The Table Comes First” by Adam Gopnik

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” by Mindy Kaling

February 2012

Baltimore: The Plague Ships” by Mike Mignola

Eldest” by Christopher Paolini

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer

Army of Darkness” by Elliot R. Serrano

Never Kiss A Goat on the Lips” by Vic Sussman

World and Town” by Gish Jen

Eragon” by Christopher Paolini

Motel Art Improvement Service” by Jason Little

Seriously … I’m Kidding” by Ellen DeGeneres

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen” by Janet Evanovich

The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer

Moloka’i” by Alan Brenner

Locke and Key: Guide to the Known Keys” by Joe Hill

11/22/63” by Stephen King

Then Again” by Diane Keaton

Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke

Batman: Gates of Gotham” by Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins

January 2012

52 Loaves” by William Alexander

It’s Kind of A Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini

The Book of Lies” by Brad Meltzer

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter” by Jennifer Reese

Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson

The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai

Farewell, My Subaru” by Doug Fine

The Last Days of Dogtown” by Anita Diamanat

Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand” by Mike Mignola

Folks, This Ain’t Normal” by Joel Salatin

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove” by Christopher Moore

Captain America” by Ed Brubaker

The Duke Is Mine” by Eloisa James

Heaven Is For Real” by Todd Burpo

An Everlasting Meal” by Tamar Adler

December 2011

The Death of Optimus Prime” by James Roberts and John Barber

The Kitchen Daughter” by Jael McHenry

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted” by Bridget Asher

Fables” by Bill Willingham

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit” by Barry Estabrook

Bloodsucking Fiends” by Christopher Moore

The Profession” by Steven Pressfield

Valen Outcast” by Michael Alan Nelson

Diablo” by Aaron Williams

The Poop Phantom” by Darla Smith

A Visit From the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan

November 2011

Wolverine and the X-Men” by Jason Aaron

Morning Glories” by Nick Spencer

Batman: Noel” by Lee Bermejo

Don’t Be Cruel” by Mike Argento

The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency” by Kenneth Wolensky with Gov. George M. Leader

The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs” by Christina Hopkinson

October 2011

Tumbling After” by Susan Parker

The Deal From Hell” by James O’Shea

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon” by Billie Letts

A Spot of Bother” by Mark Haddon

People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks

Where Dreams Die Hard” by Carlton Stowers

The Other” by David Guterson

Working Stiff” by Rachel Caine

When A Crocodile Eats the Sun” By Peter Godwin

September 2011

Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World’s Most Famous Buildings

Other People’s Love Letters” edited by Bill Shapiro

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things” by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks

Amelia Earhart: The Turbulent Life of an American Icon” by Kathleen C. Winters

A Widow’s Walk: A Memoir of 9/11” by Marian Fontana

Food Rules” by Michael Pollan

Pledged” by Alexandra Robbins

August 2011

Noah’s Compass” by Anne Tyler

Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement” by Rodney Rothman

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon

Walk Out Walk On” by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

Iron House” by John Hart

The $64 Tomato” by William Alexander (Read another review here)

Four Kitchens” by Lauren Shockley

Making Supper Safe: One Man’s Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety” by Ben Hewitt

Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants” by Richard Mabey

Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story” by Leonie Swann

Shadowfever” by Karen Marie Moning

July 2011

The Covenant” by James Michener

At Home in the Heart of Appalachia” by John O’Brien

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne

Divinity of Doubt: The God Question” by Vincent Bugliosi

The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook” by Jason Heller

The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo

Doc” by Mary Doria Russell

A Dance With Dragons” by George R.R. Martin

The Curfew” by Jesse Ball

In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan

The Lost Continent” by Bill Bryson

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” by Ree Drummond

June 2011

State of Wonder” by Anne Patchett

The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

The Year of Living Biblically” by A.J. Jacobs

Fire Season” by Philip Connors

Beautiful People” by Wendy Holden

May 2011

Going in Circles” by Pamela Ribon

The Great Typo Hunt” by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef” by Gabrielle Hamilton

When I Was Puerto Rican” by Esmeralda Santiago

April 2011

Night Train to Lisbon” by Pascal Mercier

March 2011

Plain Wisdom” by Cindy Woods and Miriam Flaud

The Darkness Did Not” by William L. Biersach

Between the Covers: The Book Babes’ Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures” by Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz

The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman (Read another review here)

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present” by Gail Collins

Duma Key” by Stephen King

Full Dark, No Stars” by Stephen King

February 2011

Bitter Melon” by Cara Chow

The Murder Room” by Michael Capuzzo

My Life in France” by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme

Life” by Keith Richards

When You Are Engulfed in Flames” by David Sedaris

January 2011

Growing Up Laughing” by Marlo Thomas

Under the Dome” by Stephen King

Angelina” by Andrew Morton

Wolfbane and Mistletoe” by Charlane Harris and others

Play Dead” by Harlan Coben

December 2010

True Confections” by Katharine Weber

Red Ranger Came Calling” by Berkeley Breathed

The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

97 Orchard” by Jane Zeigelman

One Good Dog” by Susan Wilson

The Children’s Day” by Michiel Heyns

November 2010

Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay

Room” by Emma Donoghue

Clockwork” by Cassandra Clare

Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris

October 2010

Life Is A Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful and Live Intentionally” by Patti Digh

Going Bovine” by Libba Bray

Agaat” by Marlene Van Niekirk

How to Survive Anything, Anywhere” by Chris McNab

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris

Minding Frankie” by Maeve Binchy

September 2010

The Power” by Rhonda Byrne

The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak (Read another review here)

The Sister Wife” by Diane Noble

August 2010

Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World” by Scott Seegert

Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Warning: Spoilers)

Cleo: The Cat Who Mended A Family” by Helen Brown

Across the Years” by Tracie Peterson

Not In My Neighborhood” by Antero Pietila

The Shroud Codex” by Jerome R. Corsi

The Invisible Order: Rise of the Darklings” by Paul Crilley

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly” by Connie May Fowler

Autumn’s Promise” by Shelley Shepard Gray

July 2010

The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters

The Ghost Orchid” by Carol Goodman

The Newlywed’s Instruction Manual” by Caroline Tiger

Her Abundant Joy” by Lyn Cote

Goodbye, Columbus” by Philip Roth

The Tale of Halcyon Crane” by Wendy Webb

Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards” by Josh Wilker

June 2010

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County” by Tiffany Baker

Strings Attached” by Nick Nolan

Insatiable” by Meg Cabot

Any Body’s Guess!” by Michael J. Rosen, Ben Kassoy and M. Sweeney Lawless

Spring’s Renewal” by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella” by Stephenie Meyer

The Good Mayor” by Andrew Nicoll

Gourmet Rhapsody” by Muriel Barbery

May 2010

The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian

April 2010

Fortuna” by Michael Stevens

The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

Love In the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Dawn of the Dreadfuls” by Steve Hockensmith

March 2010

Veronica” by Mary Gaitskill

February 2010

Hatbox Baby” by Carrie Brown

Winter’s Awakening” by Shelley Shepard Gray

January 2010

The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival” by Ken Wheaton

December 2009

Secrets to Happiness” by Sarah Dunn

The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico” by Sarah McCoy

November 2009

That Old Cape Magic” by Richard Russo

Time Out Of Joint” by Philip K. Dick

The Louisiana Tigers” by Scott Mingus

September 2009

Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson” by Ian Halperin

August 2009

The Shack” by William P. Young (Read another review here)

Still Alice” by Lisa Genova (Read another review here)

The Lace Makers of Glenmara” by Heather Barbieri

The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry

The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean

Jokes My Father Never Taught Me” by Rain Pryor

Life With My Sister Madonna” by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh

Hooked For Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot” by Mary Beth Temple

92 Pacific Boulevard” by Debbie Macomber

Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival” by Norman Ollestad

July 2009

The Snakehead” by Patrick Keefe

The Third Angel” by Alice Hoffmann

The Afghan Campaign” by Steven Pressfield

June 2009

Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny With A Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits” by Celia Rivenbark

44 Scotland Street” by Alexander McCall Smith

May 2009

The Prince of Frogtown” by Rich Bragg

The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

April 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling

Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on The Beatles, Their Legacy and Why They Still Matter” edited by June Skinner Sawyers

Special Education” by Dana Buchman

The Friday Night Knitting Club” by Kate Jacobs

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver

A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry

People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks

The Day the World Came to Town” by Jim Defede

The Art of Racing In the Rain” by Garth Stein

March 2009

To Dance With the White Dog” by Terry Kay

Speaking for Myself: My Life From Liverpool to Downing Street” by Cherie Blair

The Ultimate Gift” by Jim Stovall

February 2009

The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom

Wishful Drinking” by Carrie Fisher

The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield

Netherland” by Joseph O’Neill

The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink

John Lennon: The Life” by Philip Norman

Generation Kill” by Evan Wright

January 2009

The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family” by Laura Schenone

December 2008

The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese

Harry, A History” by Melissa Agnelli

Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

November 2008

The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman

Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson

Bunnicula” by James Howe

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story” by Diane Ackerman

October 2008

Pieces of My Heart” by Robert J. Wagner

The Water’s Lovely” by Ruth Rendell

What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

Odd Hours” by Dean Koontz (Read another review here)

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards

September 2008

Firehouse” by David Halberstam

Good Thief” by Hannah Tinti

The Twilight Saga” by Stephenie Meyer (Read another review here or here)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Betrayed” by Brendan DuBois

The Grace That Keeps This World” by Tom Bailey

August 2008

York’s Historical Architecture” by Scott Butcher

The Trojan War: A New History” by Barry Strauss

July 2008

My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor

War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq” by Richard Engel

One Red Paperclip” by Kyle MacDonald

Oil!” by Upton Sinclair

Bridging Troubled Waters” by Voni Grimes

June 2008

Dream Agnus” by Alexander McCall Smith

Here’s the Thing” by Laura Rudacille

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” by John Grisham

May 2008

The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece” by Jonathan Harr

April 2008

The Passion of Artemisia” by Susan Vreeland

Never Suck A Dead Man’s Hand” by Dana Kollmann

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” by Tracy Hogg

Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gossip Girl” series by Cecily von Ziegesar

The Clique” series by Lisi Harrison

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    When Your Cup is Full (Write On) I am a local author who submitted my book information last year and wanted to know if there is a chance to have a small blurb on the blog or in the Sunday News? I would appreciate it.

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