The Wedding from Hell Part 2: The Reception

August 7, 2018

Welcome to The Wedding from Hell Part 2: The Reception!

A free downloadable e-book! If you haven’t read J.R. Ward yet, now is your chance.

Available: August 7, 2018

Gallery Books | E-book Original

ISBN: 9781982105372 | Free

The Wedding from Hell, Part 2: The Rehearsal Dinner is the exciting second adventure in J.R. Ward’s three-part ebook serialization: The Wedding From Hell. This exclusive prequel to her upcoming standalone suspense, Consumed (available in Fall 2018) takes us back to the night steamy arson investigator Anne Ashburn and ‘bad boy’ firefighter Danny Maguire will never forget.

About the Book:

The Wedding From Hell, Part 2: The Reception: As the wedding from hell continues, Anne and Danny find themselves walking the delicate balance between professional distance and explosive attraction. Will the desire they feel last through the night and change their lives? Or are they doomed to part after one night of passion?

About the Author:

J.R. Ward is the author of more than thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-six different countries around the world. She lives in the South with her family.

Purchase Link: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Wedding-from-Hell-Part-2-The-Reception/J-R-Ward/9781982105372

 

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Excerpt:

 

Saturday, October 31

T minus 2 hours ’til blastoff

St. Mary’s Cathedral, New Brunswick, Massachusetts

 

Anne Ashburn had never had veil envy, as they called it. As a young girl, she had never pictured herself walking down an aisle in a white dress, ready to be rescued by a knight-in-shining-armor groom who was going to take charge and take care of her for the rest of her life.

Nope. Anne had wanted to fight fires like her father and then her brother. Even though she no longer respected the former, and had a strained relationship with the latter, she’d wanted to pull on turnouts and strap an air tank to her back and breathe canned air as she ran into open flames dragging hundreds of pounds of charged line with her. She’d wanted to rescue grandmothers, and children, and people who had succumbed to smoke inhalation. She’d been ready to cut open crumpled cars and drag broken bodies out of wreckage at the sides of highways. She’d been determined that the extremes of cold winter nights, hot summer days, physical exhaustion, and mental fatigue would never keep her from doing her job.

So, yup, the old fashioned Mrs. degree had never held any fascination for her. There was no way in hell she was going to be like her mother, living a derivative, nineteen-fifties version of life, nothing but a pretty blow-up doll that was expected to cook, clean, and cut the yapping.

On that note, as she pulled into St. Mary’s parking lot and looked up at the great cathedral’s stained glass windows and lofty spires, she decided it made sense that not only was she not the bride, she wasn’t even a bridesmaid.

Like the rest of the crew down at the 499 firehouse, she was a groomsmen in the impending nuptials of Robert “Moose” Miller and Deandra—what the hell was her last name anyway? Cox. That was it.

Anne was thinking groomsmen was a role she might as well get used to. Not that Duff, Emilio, Deshaun, or any of the other men she worked with were settling down anytime soon.

Especially not Dannyboy Maguire.

Right on cue, a Ford truck entered the parking lot, the late afternoon sun flashing across its windshield.

As Anne’s heart kicked in her chest, she was tempted to hustle in the side door of the church—but she had never been one to run from a challenge.

Danny was more than just a challenge, though.

And okay, fine. So maybe she had already run out of his way at least once: Last night, at the rehearsal dinner, she’d positively bolted after he’d made that speech of his.

I never believed in love . . . I thought it was just a word, a title folks gave to daydreams and misconceptions about destiny, a lie folks told to themselves to make them feel solid in this imperfect, unreliable, and mean-ass world.

Now I know it can happen between two people. And it doesn’t have to make sense because it’s not about logic. And it doesn’t have to have good timing because forever is like infinity, without beginning or end. And it doesn’t have to be defined because truth is like faith—it just is.

So, let’s toast to love.

He’d looked at her while he’d spoken. He had been talking . . . to her . . . in that slow, deep voice.

Everybody else had toasted Moose and Deandra. But Anne had known it hadn’t been about them. Danny, ever the ladies man, king of the one-night stand, he who shalt never be tied down . . . seemed to be suggesting not just that he’d had a change of heart.

But that he might have given his own to Anne.

Unless she was misreading everything? Then again, they had kissed the night before that. In her living room. While riding an adrenaline high after they’d saved a life in an alleyway.

And lips-to-lips had been better than good, the rare circumstance when reality had improved on a fantasy. After two years of attraction and sizzle and unacknowledged heat, that which had been pushed under the rug was exposed now. And there was no going back.

Especially as she felt the same way.

So hell yeah she had bolted out of that restaurant. The second she had been able to get up from her chair, she had hit the exit and left Danny without a ride home.

He’d called two hours later. He’d been in a bar, probably

Timeout where the crew always went, the noise in the background loud and raucous.

She had not answered. He had left a short message, but not called again.

Anne just wasn’t sure what to do. Well, that wasn’t entirely true. There were plenty of things she wanted to do to him, with him, on him—all of which were naked and erotic and not necessarily only horizontal.

Refocusing, she watched Danny’s truck pass by. From behind the wheel, he looked over at her.

She waited for him to find a space and get out, and as he walked across to her, she tried—tried—not to go sixteen-year-old girl at the sight of him in a tuxedo.

#epicfail

He was very tall, over six feet five, and he was built hard and muscular, his shoulders so wide, his chest so broad, his waist the point of the inverted triangle of his torso. His jet-black hair was still damp, and what sunlight there was in the mostly cloudy sky flashed blue in its depths. He was freshly shaven—his cologne reaching her nose even before he stopped in front of her—and his eyes were that brilliant blue that had always arrested her. Irish eyes.

But they were not smiling.

For a man who was rarely serious, he looked positively grim, and she frowned.

“You okay?” Stupid question. “I mean—”

“Yeah, no. I’m fine.”

Standard answer for firefighters when they were in pain. And she wondered if it had to do with that speech of his, and what she could have sworn he had been telling her.

His eyes shifted off to the side and then his mouth got thinner.

“And here’s the blushing bride.”

A stretch limo entered the parking area and made a fat turn toward the back door of the cathedral. When it stopped, its driver got out and went to the rear door.

Seven all-in-pink, spray-tanned, body-glittered, and blond-streaked women got out one by one, a clown car of bridesmaids who were such carbon copies of each other, it was like they had been ordered out of a catalogue.

And then the white dress emerged.

Deandra, Moose’s intended, had her blond-streaked hair—natch—piled up on her head in an organized, sculpted waterfall of curls. Her veil was a gossamer fall over her tiny waist and her big skirt, and the shimmer of crystals across the bodice and down the front and sides of the gown made her look like a princess.

Provided you didn’t catch her expression.

She was sour as an old woman with gout and shingles. In spite of the fact that she was supposedly marrying her true love, she looked downright nasty as she snapped at the driver, glared at her maid of honor, and yanked her skirting up to march into the back of the church.

“Wow,” Anne muttered. “That’s a happy bride.”

“Whatever. They’re on their own with this dumbass idea.”

“Did you happen to talk to Moose last night?” she blurted.

“As in out of this? Or would that be considered tacky given it was less than twenty-four hours before the priest hit the altar with them.”

Danny rolled his eyes. “He’s bound and determined to ball-and-chain himself. Personally, I’d be running in the opposite direction.”

And then there was silence between them. Tension coiled up quick, and as Anne’s temples started to pound, she decided it was going to be a long night, just not for the reasons she’d assumed at the beginning of the weekend.


FLINT WATER CRISIS: Dr. Mona & Chelsea Clinton

July 25, 2018

Author Mona Hanna-Attisha (WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE) in discussion with Chelsea Clinton | Full event


The Struggles of Reading in an Apartment

July 22, 2018

Just for fun.

 


The Wedding from Hell Part 1: The Rehearsal Dinner

July 20, 2018

Welcome to the The Wedding from Hell Part 1: The Rehearsal Dinner!

A free downloadable e-book! If you haven’t read J.R. Ward yet, now is your chance.

Don’t miss #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward’s three-part ebook serialization: The Wedding From Hell. This exclusive prequel to her upcoming standalone suspense Consumed (available in Fall 2018) takes us back to where it all started between arson investigator Anne Ashburn and ‘bad boy’ firefighter Danny Maguire. The Wedding From Hell is a sexy standalone novella that sets up Consumed’s storyline, leaving fans hungry for more and dying to snatch it up.

About the Book

It’s a classic recipe for disaster: Take one bridesmaid who thinks pink is the root of all evil, mix with a best man who’s hotter than a four-alarm fire, add in their explosive sexual attraction, a nightmare bridezilla, two cat fights, and an emergency call, and you have the wedding from hell.

Experience the sizzling start of Anne and Danny’s intense relationship. Is this the start of something good…or just an erotic one-night stand that rocks their world, but must never be repeated?

About the Author

J.R. Ward is the author of more than thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-six different countries around the world. She lives in the South with her family.

Purchase Link: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Wedding-from-Hell-Part-1-The-Rehearsal-Dinner/J-R-Ward/9781982105365

 

 


Queen’s Park Book Festival 2018

June 19, 2018

Oh, to be in England in late June! June 30, to be exact, for the Queen’s Park Book Festival!

90 authors, 3 stages, 31 events…

Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July | Queen’s Park, Kilburn, NW6 6SG

www.qpbookfest.com | #QPBookFest

ZADIE SMITH | NICK LAIRD | CLEMENCY BURTON-HILL | GIORGIO LOCATELLI | NICHOLAS HYTNER

SIMON RUSSELL BEALE | RACHEL JOHNSON | STANLEY JOHNSON | SUSIE BOYT | RUSSELL NORMAN

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI | PHILIP HENSHER | JOE DUNTHORNE | ELEANOR CATTON | TESSA HADLEY CATHY RENTZENBRINK | LUCY HUGHES-HALLETT | STUART KELLY | LOUISA YOUNG | MELISSA BENN

STEPHEN FREARS | AMANDA CRAIG | FRANCESCA SEGAL | ELIZABETH FREMANTLE | AMOL RAJAN

IMOGEN HERMES GOWAR | ALI KNIGHT | NATASHA SOLOMONS | CAITLIN DAVIES | HUGH PYM

RACHEL HOLMES | RACHEL CLARKE | SARAH HILARY | DAVID SOLOMONS | BEN AARONOVITCH

IRENOSEN OKOJIE | JOHN PRESTON | MIHIR BOSE | CHRIS LEWIS | ADAM KAY

RICHARD WILLIAMS | GULWALI PASSARLAY

Events include:

REFUGEE STORIES | 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NHS | THE MAN BOOKER AT 50 | BAD GIRLS AND BRAVE WOMEN: REFLECTIONS ON A CENTENARY | REALITY POLITICS WITH RACHEL JOHNSON & STANLEY JOHNSON | TEN YEARS IN THE DEATH OF THE LABOUR PARTY

The Queen’s Park Book Festival is delighted to announce a packed weekend of literary celebration and debate in the heart of one of London’s favourite parks on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July. 

Back by popular demand, the festival will bring together a mix of local, national and international writers and fresh literary talent led by the new Festival Director Thomas du Plessis. With over 40 events across the weekend there is something for everyone, with the programme covering current affairs, politics, fiction, stage and screen, sport, music, cookery, poetry and more, as well as free children’s events and family-friendly activities. The festival will also put local talent front and centre, shining a light on the extraordinary creativity of North West London.

Tickets on sale now at qpbookfest.com

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS:

FICTION

Literary giants and local legends Zadie Smith (Feel Free) and Nick Laird (Modern Gods) join academic and critic John Mullan to talk about their lives in writing and to read from new works. Three novelists, Susie Boyt, Tessa Hadley and Lucy Hughes-Hallett,discuss the importance of reading to them as writers. Susie’s novel Love and Fame, Tessa’s short story collection The Past, and Lucy’s novel Peculiar Ground are all recently published in paperback. Man Booker shortlisted author Philip Hensher (The Friendly Ones) and brilliant young novelist Joe Dunthorne (The Adulterants) discuss their most recent books with John Mullan. Celebrating 50 years of the Man Booker Prize, 2013 winner Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries) interrogates the importance of prizes to writers with former Man Booker judge Stuart Kelly and member of the Advisory Committee for the Man BookerDerek Johns.

 Cathy Rentzenbrink (The Last Act of Love) and Louisa Young (You Left Early: a true story of love and alcohol) tackle the difficulty of writing about the loss of someone you loved. Amanda Craig (The Lie of the Land), Winner of the first Costa Book AwardFrancesca Segal (The Awkward Age) discuss happy and unhappy families in literature with Hannah Beckerman (The Dead Wife’s Handbook).

Three brilliant writers, author Gulwali Passerlay (The Lightless Sky: My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee)author JJ Bola (No Place to Call Home: Love, Loss, Belonging) and artist Sophie Herxheimer (Velkom to Inklandt: Poems in my grandmother’s Inklisch) share their incredible refugee experiences with the journalist Emily Dugan.

Two of the finest writers of contemporary crime fiction, Sarah Hilary (Come and Find Me) and Ali Knight (The Silent Ones) reveal to renowned crime critic Barry Forshaw how closely guarded – and dangerous – secrets give their novels a chilling edge.

Elizabeth Fremantle (The Poison Bed) and Imogen Hermes Gowar (The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock) unpick the mesmeric nature of historical fiction. Nigerian British writer and Betty Trask award winner Irenosen Okojie discusses her short story collectionSpeak Gigantular with Shyama Perera. New York Times bestselling author Natasha Solomons talks about how she spins historical research into immersive fiction.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Beloved local and former Tory MP Stanley Johnson (Kompromat) and editor, journalist, television presenter, author and daughter Rachel Johnson (Notting Hell) discuss the intersection of politics and TV. In this special event marking a hundred years since (some) women won the vote, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, award-winning journalist and author Caitlin Davies (Bad Girls: A History of Holloway Prison), acclaimed author Rachel Holmes (Eleanor Marx: A Life) consider the rich history of women and politics in Britain in an event chaired by journalist and author Melissa Benn (What should we tell our daughters?).

Celebrating the National Health Service’s 70th Anniversary, Health Editor for BBC News Hugh Pym (Inside the Banking Crisis: The Untold Story), Adam Kay (This is Going to Hurt) and Rachel Clarke (Your Life In My Hands: A Junior Doctor’s Story) will debate its future and how this cherished institution will need to adapt to survive. Broadcaster and journalist Michael Cockerelltalks to former Scottish Labour Party MP and journalist Tom Harris about his new book, Ten Years in the Death of the Labour Party. 

FILM AND THEATRE 

Bringing together our brightest stage and screen visionaries, English theatre director and film producer Nicholas Hytner(Balancing Act) and actor and music historian Simon Russell Beale allow their 30-year long conversation about Shakespeare to spill out on stage. Award-winning director Stephen Frears and author of A Very English Scandal John Preston will talk to Amol Rajan about the remarkable story of Jeremy Thorpe and the upcoming new BBC series adaptation of Preston’s book directedby Frears. A fringe event at the Lexi Cinema will host a special screening of the iconic 1931 horror film Frankenstein to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with John Sutherland(Frankenstein’s Brain: Puzzles and Conundrums in Mary Shelley’s Monstrous Masterpiece).

SPORT

BBC Sports Editor and author Mihir Bose (From Midnight to Glorious Morning?), former England cricketer Chris Lewis (Crazy: My Road to Redemption) & BBC presenter, editor and author Amol Rajan (Twirlymen: The Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers) discuss the latest scandals, developments and the future of the game itself. With the 2018 World Cup in full swing, former chief sports writer for the Guardian Richard Williams (The Death of Ayrton Senna), sports historian and local resident Simon Inglis and football writer Simon O’Hagan come together to discuss and analyse what we’ve witnessed so far.

MUSIC

English actress, novelist, musician, journalist and BBC radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill will discuss her new book Year of WonderClassical Music for Everyday with journalist and author Hannah Beckerman.

COOKERY

Restaurateur and award-winning author Russell Norman (Polpo) will interview Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli (Made at Home: The food I cook for the people I love) about his celebrated career and passion for cooking, as well as the secrets behind his latest recipes. For the intellectually hungry, there will be a literary brunch with veggie burger king, fractal artist and New Age entrepreneur Greg Sams (founder of Whole Earth foods, creator of the veggie burger, alternative thinker, published writer, entrepreneur), in conversation with local journalist and former Newsnight Editor Stephen Haggard.

LOCAL LEGENDS

The festival opens with an exclusive free event for the beneficiaries of the local literary charity Real Action, hosted by award winning children’s author David Solomons. Visitors will be able to find out the stories of the WW1 Servicemen of Queen’s Park who died in WW1 from local historians and experts from an exclusive investigation. The festival has commissioned local theatre company Palimpsest to create a special event with WW1 poetry readings and recitals for the festival. Author of Humans of Greater London, Cathy Teesdale has been commissioned to create an exclusive exhibition Humans of Queen’s Park, which champions and celebrates local residents of Queen’s Park. Local social enterprise Advantages of Age which celebrates growing old will present ‘The Tales from the Hot Tub’ with ten local writers and poets discussing their unique take on modern life, inspired by nights in a Kilburn hot tub.

POETRY

An event entitled ‘stormy waters’ will be a spirited and beguiling look at modern life through the eyes of three poets: Caroline SmithChrys Salt MBE and Dzifa Benson in conversation with Rachael Newberry. Local authors and poets will be reading from their own work and stories written specifically for Queen’s Park Book Festival, presenting their unique view of Queen’s Park including: Yvonne Bailey-Smith (writer and psychotherapist), Mary Daly (writer and Brent Labour counsellor), Duncan McDowall (writer and local autobiographer), Mulumba Tshikuka (debonair writer and performer). Hosted by local writer and festival organiser Hud Saunders. The 8 local short stories will be published in a pamphlet specially for the Queen’s Park Book Festival, that will be given out free to the audience on the day.

CHILDREN’S

There are free children’s events throughout the weekend with authors including Ben LyttletonAlex Bellos (Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book ), Yuval Zommer (Bugs and BeastsKevin Tsang (Sam Wu is NOT afraid of ghosts), Katherine Webber (Wing Jones) and Lou Kuenzler (Not Yet Zebra)Booking

Tickets on sale now to buy at qpbookfest.com. Attendees can collectively fund the free events and charity events at the festival when purchasing tickets via a small voluntary donation via the website.

 


BookCon 2018!

June 12, 2018

So happy to be able to share a few videos from BookCon 2018

 


DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White

June 6, 2018

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I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for Karen White’s latest!

PureWowSouthern Living, and PopSugar have all chosen Karen White’s DREAMS OF FALLING (Berkley Hardcover, June 5) as a best beach read of summer! It also made the list at LibraryReads.

From the publisher:

New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women’s fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.

On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls. Into the tree’s trunk, they placed their greatest hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping–including the most important one: Friends forever, come what may.

But life can waylay the best of intentions….

Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown, South Carolina, knowing she could never go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes she has no choice but to return to the place she both loves and dreads–and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home.

Ivy, Larkin’s mother, is discovered badly injured and unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly fifty years–whispers of love, sacrifice, and betrayal–that lead back to three girls on the brink of womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most heartbreaking ways.

Connect with the author:  Karen White

Praise for Dreams of Falling

“Three lifelong best friends. One dark secret that will reverberate for generations to come. Told in multiple timelines of the present and the past, this is Southern fiction at its best. A novel about dreams, friendship, and family, Dreams of Falling will make you long for home.”—PopSugar

“Intricate storytelling across generations and time periods, using eloquent language, makes for deep characterization alongside a brisk-paced plot. Full of family secrets and southern charm, Dreams of Falling serves equal helpings of drama and comfort to fans of Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, and Barbara Claypole White.”—Booklist

6/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White. Berkley (June 5, 2018). ISBN 978-0451488411. 416p.

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Celeste Ng | What I’m Reading

May 31, 2018

Celeste Ng is one of my favorite authors – she’s only written two novels, Little Fires Everywhere (2017) and Everything I Never Told You (2014) but both books are fantastic! So of course I’m dying to know what she is reading.


The Great American Read

May 29, 2018

PBS rules! A two-hour television special about books? Who thinks of something like this? Only PBS. Not only a TV special, but several more episodes to follow in the fall.

What’s it all about? America gets to vote on their favorite novel!

A preliminary poll resulted in a list of 100 books. Now you can join an online book club,  share your story about which novel has had the biggest impact on your life and take a quiz to see how many of the 100 you have read (I’ve read 62, not as many as I would have thought!)

Much to my surprise, the list of books is in alphabetical order by title. The librarian in me found that odd, so I searched around and found that you can also sort it by author – except it is by the author’s FIRST name. That is so not helpful! (Obviously, a librarian was not involved in this process.)

So I created my own lists. The entire list alphabetical by author’s last name; then I created other lists breaking out fiction, science fiction & fantasy, young adult, children’s and Spanish. That is how my library does it, but your mileage may vary, etc. For instance, on the PBS special, the host, Meredith Vieira, noted that about 25% of the titles on the list were science fiction or fantasy. At my library, less than 10% are filed that way, most are in Fiction because they are considered classics or they are in Young Adult (like The Hunger Games & the Twilight books.) The Harry Potter books are the only books that straddle two specific lists, both YA and children’s, because at my library, they are shelved in both. And because I am a librarian and we love to spread good information far and wide, I’m sharing my lists here.

Great American Read Library List (complete list, alphabetical by author’s LAST name!)

AUTHOR TITLE
1 Achebe  Things Fall Apart
2 Adams  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy
3 Adichie  Americanah
4 Alcott  Little Women
5 Anaya  Bless Me, Ultima
6 Andrews  Flowers In The Attic
7 Asimov  Foundation (series)
8 Atwood  The Handmaid’s Tale
9 Auel  Clan of the Cave Bear
10 Austen  Pride and Prejudice
11 Baldwin  Another Country
12 Brontë, Charlotte  Jane Eyre
13 Brontë, Emily  Wuthering Heights
14 Brown  The Da Vinci Code
15 Bunyan  The Pilgrim’s Progress
16 Carroll  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
17 Cervantes  Don Quixote
18 Christie  And Then There Were None
19 Clancy  The Hunt For Red October
20 Cline  Ready Player One
21 Coelho  The Alchemist
22 Collins  The Hunger Games (series)
23 Conrad  Heart Of Darkness
24 Crichton  Jurassic Park
25 Díaz  The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
26 Dickens  Great Expectations
27 Dostoyevsky  Crime and Punishment
28 du Maurier  Rebecca
29 Dumas  The Count of Monte Cristo
30 Ellison  Invisible Man
31 Fitzgerald  The Great Gatsby
32 Flynn  Gone Girl
33 Follett  The Pillars of The Earth
34 Gabaldon  Outlander (series)
35 Gallegos  Doña Bárbára
36 García Márquez  One Hundred Years of Solitude
37 Golden  Memoirs of a Geisha
38 Green  Looking for Alaska
39 Haddon  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
40 Heller  Catch-22
41 Hemingway  The Sun Also Rises
42 Herbert  Dune
43 Hesse  Siddhartha
44 Hinton  The Outsiders
45 Hunt  Mind Invaders
46 Hurston  Their Eyes Were Watching God
47 Irving  A Prayer For Owen Meany
48 James  Fifty Shades Of Grey (series)
49 Jordan  The Wheel of Time (series)
50 King  The Stand
51 Knowles  A Separate Peace
52 Koontz  Watchers
53 LaHaye  Left Behind (series)
54 Lee  To Kill a Mockingbird
55 Lewis  The Chronicles of Narnia (series)
56 London  The Call Of The Wild
57 Lowry  The Giver
58 Martin  Game of Thrones (series)
59 Maupin  Tales of The City (series)
60 McCammon  Swan Song
61 McMurtry  Lonesome Dove
62 Melville  Moby-Dick
63 Meyer  The Twilight Saga (series)
64 Mitchell  Gone with the Wind
65 Montgomery  Anne of Green Gables
66 Morrison  Beloved
67 Orwell 1984
68 Patterson  Alex Cross Mysteries (series)
69 Paulsen  Hatchet (series)
70 Peretti  This Present Darkness
71 Puzo  The Godfather
72 Rand  Atlas Shrugged
73 Rawls  Where the Red Fern Grows
74 Reynolds  Ghost
75 Robinson  Gilead
76 Rowling  Harry Potter (series)
77 Saint-Exupéry  The Little Prince
78 Salinger  The Catcher in the Rye
79 Sebold  The Lovely Bones
80 Shelley  Frankenstein
81 Smith, Betty  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
82 Smith, Zadie  White Teeth
83 Souljah  Coldest Winter Ever
84 Sparks  The Notebook
85 Steinbeck  The Grapes of Wrath
86 Stockett  The Help
87 Swift  Gulliver’s Travels
88 Tan  The Joy Luck Club
89 Tolkien  The Lord of the Rings (series)
90 Tolstoy  War and Peace
91 Toole  A Confederacy of Dunces
92 Twain  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
93 Vonnegut  The Sirens Of Titan
94 Walker  The Color Purple
95 Weir  The Martian
96 White  Charlotte’s Web
97 Whitehead  The Intuitionist
98 Wilde  The Picture of Dorian Gray
99 Young  The Shack
100 Zusak  The Book Thief

 

 

Great American Read Library List (Fiction list, alphabetical by author)

AUTHOR TITLE
Achebe  Things Fall Apart
Adichie  Americanah
Alcott  Little Women
Anaya  Bless Me, Ultima
Andrews  Flowers In The Attic
Atwood  The Handmaid’s Tale
Auel  Clan of the Cave Bear
Austen  Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin  Another Country
Brontë, Charlotte  Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily  Wuthering Heights
Brown  The Da Vinci Code
Bunyan  The Pilgrim’s Progress
Cervantes  Don Quixote
Christie  And Then There Were None
Clancy  The Hunt For Red October
Cline  Ready Player One
Coelho  The Alchemist
Conrad  Heart Of Darkness
Crichton  Jurassic Park
Díaz  The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Dickens  Great Expectations
Dostoyevsky  Crime and Punishment
du Maurier  Rebecca
Dumas  The Count of Monte Cristo
Ellison  Invisible Man
Fitzgerald  The Great Gatsby
Flynn  Gone Girl
Follett  The Pillars of The Earth
Gabaldon  Outlander (series)
García Márquez  One Hundred Years of Solitude
Golden  Memoirs of a Geisha
Haddon  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Heller  Catch-22
Hemingway  The Sun Also Rises
Hesse  Siddhartha
Hurston  Their Eyes Were Watching God
Irving  A Prayer For Owen Meany
James  Fifty Shades Of Grey (series)
King  The Stand
Knowles  A Separate Peace
Koontz  Watchers
LaHaye  Left Behind (series)
Lee  To Kill a Mockingbird
London  The Call Of The Wild
Maupin  Tales of The City (series)
McCammon  Swan Song
McMurtry  Lonesome Dove
Melville  Moby-Dick
Mitchell  Gone with the Wind
Montgomery  Anne of Green Gables
Morrison  Beloved
Orwell 1984
Patterson  Alex Cross Mysteries (series)
Peretti  This Present Darkness
Puzo  The Godfather
Rand  Atlas Shrugged
Robinson  Gilead
Salinger  The Catcher in the Rye
Sebold  The Lovely Bones
Shelley  Frankenstein
Smith, Betty  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Zadie  White Teeth
Souljah  Coldest Winter Ever
Sparks  The Notebook
Steinbeck  The Grapes of Wrath
Stockett  The Help
Swift  Gulliver’s Travels
Tan  The Joy Luck Club
Tolstoy  War and Peace
Tolstoy  War and Peace
Toole  A Confederacy of Dunces
Toole  A Confederacy of Dunces
Twain  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Vonnegut  The Sirens Of Titan
Walker  The Color Purple
Whitehead  The Intuitionist
Wilde  The Picture of Dorian Gray
Young  The Shack

 

Great American Read Library List (Sci Fi & Fantasy list, alphabetical by author)

AUTHOR TITLE
Adams  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy
Asimov  Foundation (series)
Herbert  Dune
Hunt  Mind Invaders
Jordan  The Wheel of Time (series)
Martin  Game of Thrones (series)
Tolkien  The Lord of the Rings (series)
Weir  The Martian

 

Great American Read Library List (Young Adult list, alphabetical by author)

AUTHOR TITLE
Collins  The Hunger Games (series)
Green  Looking for Alaska
Hinton  The Outsiders
Lowry  The Giver
Meyer  The Twilight Saga (series)
Reynolds  Ghost
Rowling  Harry Potter (series)
Zusak  The Book Thief

 

Great American Read Library List (Children’s list, alphabetical by author)

AUTHOR TITLE
Carroll  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Paulsen  Hatchet (series)
Rawls  Where the Red Fern Grows
Rowling  Harry Potter (series)
Saint-Exupéry  The Little Prince
White  Charlotte’s Web

 

Great American Read Library List (Spanish book)

Gallegos  Doña Bárbára

 


Six Picks: Beach Reads

May 20, 2018

Very eclectic list!