John L. Street Library Notes for the new year
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I hope this is the happiest year for everyone. One way to make your year happier is with a good book or two or four. “Pam’s Pick” this week is “Shiver” by Karen Robards, this is a romantic suspense thriller. When Samantha swore off love, he was the last man she imagined would steal her heart.

New Fiction: “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis, this is an Oprah Book Club pick. This is the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America.

“The First Prophet” by Kay Hooper, this is the first book in the new Bishop Files novels. Sarah woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. When her house is destroyed by fire she soon learns she can trust no one. Who is out to get her and why?

“Running Wild” by Linda Howard and Linda Jones, this is the first book in the Men from Battle Ridge series. This is the story of a cowboy and a woman on the run. They soon take a stand and fight for love.

“Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney, this is a thriller that will have you turning pages and turning in your sleep. A secret organization known as the Campus fights against America’s enemies. The Campus has been discovered and whoever knows it exits knows it can be destroyed. The members may not even have a chance to enter the battle before the world is consumed by war.

“The Forgotten” by David Baldacci, “The Black Box” by Michael Connelly, “Astray” by Emma Donoghue, “Finding Casey” by Jo Ann Mapson, “Wyoming Fierce” by Diana Palmer, “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro, “Agenda 21” by Glenn Beck, “The Woman at the Light” by Joanna Brady, “Nano” by Robin Cook, “Private London” by James Patterson, and “The Lawgiver” by Herman Wouk.

New Christian Fiction: “Under the Summer Sky” by Lori Copeland, this is the second book in the Dakota Diaries series. Forced together by unlikely circumstances, Trinity and Jones set off on an adventure that will include a plague of grasshoppers, an ornery circus elephant, and a motorcycle with a mind of its own.

“Full Disclosure” by Dee Henderson, this is a love story. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file. Then he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is.

“When Breaks the Dawn” by Janette Oke, this story of faith in God and love for each other that has brought two together. This is book 3 in the Canadian West series, in large print.

“When Hope Springs New” by Janette Oke, this is book 4 in the Canadian West series, in large print.

“River of Mercy” by B.J. Hoff this is the third book in the Riverhaven Years series, “A Home in Drayton Valley” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, “A Vision of Lucy” by Margaret Brownley, this is the third Rocky Creek Romance, “Love Lifted Me” by Sara Evans, this is the third book in the Songbird series.

New Mysteries: “What the Cat Saw” by Carolyn Hart, and “The Buzzard Table” by Margaret Maron.

New Large Print: “Moonfire” by Linda Lael Miller, “Sunset Bridges” by Emilie Richards, and “Hidden in Dreams” & “Prayers of a Stranger” by Davis Bunn.

New Non-fiction: “That Kind of Journalist” by Stephen M. Vest, this is a collection of Vest’s ramblings from the Kentucky Monthly magazine.

“Let It Go” by T. D. Jakes, this book explores forgiveness as an idea and at the same time offers specific and clear actions for you to apply in your daily lives.

“The Adventure of English” by Melvyn Bragg, this is a biography of a language. This is a companion to the History Channel series.

“The Outpost” by Jake Tapper, this is an untold story of American valor. This is the gripping saga of a group of brave soldiers who were stationed at the Outpost.

“Meringue” by Linda K. Jackson & Jennifer Evans Gardner, this book is filled with thoughtful instructions, helpful hints and magical recipes for making the perfect meringue.

“Dream More” by Dolly Parton, “The Virgin Diet” by JJ Virgin, “The Sweet Book of Candy Making” by Elizabeth LaBau, “The Classic Era of American Comics” by Micky Wright, “ DIY Ideas: Projects and Tips for Every Room,” “Peppermint Twist” by John Johnson, Jr., “The Sherlock Holmes Companion” by Daniel Smith, “Tower: an Epic History of the Tower of London” by Nigel Jones, “Quiet” by Susan Cain, “Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Case” by Ann Rule, “What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles, “Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings” by Jennifer Amann, “The Joy of Hate” by Greg Gutfeld, and “Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year” by David Von Drehle.

New Biographies: “The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton” edited by Life Books, this is the fairy tale wedding of a prince and his princess.

“Custer” by Larry McMurtry, this is the story of Gen. Custer and his 7th Cavalry, an enthralling story filled with challenges.

“Thomas Jefferson: the Art of Power” by Jon Meacham, “The Redgraves: a Family Epic” by Donald Spoto, “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff, and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” by Willie Nelson.

New Audio Books: “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille, “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn, “Dream Lake” by Lisa Kleypas, “Eli the Good” by Silas House, “Zoo” by James Patterson, “Bonnie” by Iris Johansen, “Lemon Meringue Pie Murder” & “Fudge Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “Creole Belle” by James Lee Burke, “Low Pressure” by Sandra Brown, “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty, and “Double Cross” by Ben MacIntyre.

New CDs: “My Head is an Animal” by Of Monsters and Men, “The Idler Wheel is Wiser...” by Fiona Apple, “19” by Adele, “Slipstream” by Bonnie Raitt, “This Christmas” by Olivia Newton –John, ““Carry Me Back” by Old Crow Medicine Show, “Welcome to the Fishbowl” by Kenny Chesney, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen, and “Americana” by Neil Young with Crazy Horse.

New DVDs: “The Avengers,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Madagascar 3,” “Hatari!”, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “A Princess for Christmas,” “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Brave,” “Man on a Ledge,” and “Secret of the Wings.”

New TV Season: “Psych” first season, “Duck Dynasty” first season, and “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman” season one.

Computer Classes: Basic Internet Jan. 7, at 10 a.m.; Get an Email Address Jan. 14 & 28 at 10 a.m. Happy Reading!

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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