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April
at Charlestown recommends:

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony
Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
The Anglo Files by Sarah Lyall (call # 941.086 Lya)
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (call # 974.0882859 Vow)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff
Life Class by Pat Barker
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
The Used World by Haven Kimmel
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
In Perfect Light by Benjamin Saenz
Melusine by Sarah Monette
Great Expectations School by Dan Brown (371.10092 Bro)
Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States by Pete Jordan
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
Mr. Timothy
by Louis Bayard
Population 485
: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry (biography)
Man Who Ate the 747
by Ben Sherwood
Polysyllabic Spree
by Nick Hornby
Maisie Dobbs
by Jacqueline Winspear
Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized and Dismissed
edited by Annabelle Gurwitch (650.102 Gur)
The Time Traveler’s Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Old School
by Tobias Wolff
Intuition
by Allegra Goodman

Britt at Henryville and Borden recommends:

Breasts a natural and unnatural history by Florence Williams (call # 612.664)
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis (audio)
Zorba the Greek (VIDEO 791.4372)
There's Something About St. Topez by Elizabeth Adler
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross
One of those Malibu Nights by Elizabeth Adler
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (940.53 Fran)
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad (958.1 Sei)
What Matters Most by Luanne Rice
Meet me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler
Sailing to Capri by Elizabeth Adler
The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler
Invitation to Provence by Elizabeth Adler
Genesis (sound recording)
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
The Shop on Blossom Street
by Debbie Macomber
A Good Yarn
by Debbie Macomber
The Friday Night Knitting Club
by Kate Jacobs

Carla at Borden recommends:

Scrapbooking Digitally: the Ultimate Guide to Saving Your Memories Digitally (771.460285 Scr.)
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
by John F. Taylor

Cathy at Sellersburg recommends:

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris DIG PL NF AUDIO DP 814.54 Sed
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon
The Harry Potter series (sound recordings)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Decorating Your Garden
by Jeff Cox (call # 717 Cox)
D
ecorating Your Garden by Pat Ross (call # 717 Ros)

Charlotte at Henryville recommends:

The Old Buzzard Had It Coming by a new author Donis Casey
74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber
Calder Storm by Janet Daily
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
The Angels of Morgan Hill
by Donna Van Liere
Savannah Blues
by Mary Kay Andrews

Courtney at Charlestown Library recommends:

Jane : The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster
One Shot by Lee Child
Force of Nature by C.J. Box
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
The Long Walk by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Back of Beyond by C.J. Box
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Monster by A. Lee Martinez
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
The Cypress House by Michael Koryta
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
Don’t Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Blood Trail by C.J. Box
Monster by Frank Peretti

Demaris at Charlestown recommends:

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Donna R. at Sellersburg and Borden recommends:

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Jen at Sellersburg recommends:

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz
A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Shattered
by Lisa Luedeke
Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston
Wild Nights! by Joyce Carol Oates
The Prayer Chest by August Gold and Joel Fotinos
Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald
Peony in Love by Lisa See
Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor (782.42166 Boy)
With A Hammer for my Heart by George Ella Lyon
Death by Pantyhose by Laura Levine
The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson
The Friend of Women and Other Stories by Louis Auchincloss
Dust by Martha Grimes
Ask Again Later by Jill Davis
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
Self Storage by Gayle Brandeis
Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich and Leanne Banks
The Watchman
by Robert Crais
The Guy Not Taken
by Jennifer Weiner
How I Write
by Janet Evanovich (call # 808.3 Eva)
Plum Lovin’
by Janet Evanovich
In the Shadow of a Secret
by Lance Wubbels
The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
Soul Kitchen
by Poppy Z. Brite
One for the Money
by Janet Evanovich
Wintering
by Kate Moses

June at Henryville recommends:

Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Kelly at New Washington recommends:

The Shack by William P. Young
The Taste of Home Baking Book (641.815 Tas)
Memory Makers:
a scrap booking magazine
Christmas Gifts of Good Taste (641.568 Chr)
Gifts of Love by Alice Chapin

Linda L. at Sellersburg and Charlestown recommends:

Santa Clawed: a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown
Force of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann
The Refuge by Sue Henry
Shiver
by Lisa Jackson

Lisa H. at Sellersburg recommends:

Dead Certain by Mariah Stewart
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
Sister’s Choice by Emilie Richards
TailSpin by Catherine Coulter
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Deadly Deceptions by Linda Lael Miller
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber
Abandon by Carla Neggers
Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor
McKettrick’s Pride by Linda Lael Miller
True Evil by Greg Iles

Sugar Daddy
by Lisa Kleypas
Drop Dead Gorgeous
by Linda Howard
A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury
by Christine Feehan (contains three stories After the Music, The Twilight Before Christmas, and Rocky Mountain Miracle)
To the Nines
by Janet Evanovich
The Demon in the Freezer
by Richard Preston (call # 616.912 Pre)
Scream For Me by Karen Rose

Lisa R. at Charlestown recommends:

Mansions of Darkness by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Heresy by S. J. Parris
Game Over by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Woman Strangled - News at Ten by Laurie Moore
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes (call # 613.263 Tau)
Mistress of the Art of Death By Ariana Franklin
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Exception by Christian Jungersen
Mr. Dixon Disappears :A Mobile Library Mystery by Ian Sansom
Orchestrated Death by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Hero by Perry Moore
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
The Bookseller’s Daughter by Pam Rosenthal
The Scroll of Seduction by Gioconda Belli
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Silence of the Grave
by Arnaldur Indridason
Darkfever
by Karen Marie Moning
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time
by Liz Jensen
The Game of Kings
by Dorothy Dunnett
Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark (call # 364.8292 Sta)
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Michelle at Charlestown recommends:

The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods
The Games by Ted Kosmatka
The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch
Virgil Flowers mystery series by John Sandford
Son of Stone by Stewart Woods
Death of a Chimney Sweep by M.C. Beaton
The Union Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay
Life as We Knew It and The Dead and The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
Death of a Witch by M.C. Beaton
Gone by Michael Grant (young adult fiction)
Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman
The Carrot Cake Murder by Joanna Fluke
The Sudoku Puzzle Murders by Parnell Hall
The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
The Sand Castle by Rita Mae Brown
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
Death of a Gentle Lady by M.C. Beaton
The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry
What Matters Most by Luanne Rice
Hand of Evil by J.A. Jance
Compost by Ken Thompson (631.875 Tho)
What Would MacGyver Do? by Brendan Vaughan
The Game of Sunken Places by M.T. Anderson (sound recording)
Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon by Rick Yancey (young adult fiction)
Death du Jour
 by Lou Jane Temple
The Last Book in the Universe
by Rodman Philbrick
Artemis Fowl
(series) by Eion Colfer (young adult fiction)
Stormbreaker
(Alex Rider series) by Anthony Horowitz (young adult fiction)
Fever, 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Last Call by James Grippando

Nancy B. at New Washington recommends:

Murder in Mayberry by Mary Kinney Branson (364.1523)
Ghosts of Interstate – 65 by Joanna Foreman (133.10973 For)
Band of Sisters by Kirsten Holmstedt

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