Library Notes for 25 July

July is Anti-Boredom Month. Boredom? What is that? With all the good books to read and all the fun Summer Reading programs how could anyone be bored?



New Fiction:

“The Storm” by Clive Cussler, this is a Numa Files novel. In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.


“The Third Gate” by Lincoln Child, this is an adventure thriller with paranormal overtones. Explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the King’s crown. But no crown has ever been found before. It is real?


“Into the Darkness” by V.C. Andrews, a haunting novel of love. Amber’s world lights up when the Matthews family suddenly moves into the house next door, a property that has stood neglected for the longest time. And when she meets Brayden Matthews, an only child just like her, Amber soon becomes infatuated.


“Stolen Prey” by John Sandford, this is a Lucas Davenport suspense.  Davenport has seen many murder scenes but this one is the worst.  A whole family is murdered and on the wall in blood, “We’re Coming.” Can he find out who and why before they kill again?


“Letter from a Stranger’ by Barbara Taylor Bradford, this is the story of family secrets and betrayals that stretch back from the present to the streets of Berlin and World War II.


“Honor” by Janet Dailey, this is the second book in the Bannon Brothers series. As a hidden conspiracy threatens, Linc is honor bound to protect Kenzie. He vows to risk his life for her.


“Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby” by Ace Atkins, this is a Spenser mystery. Spenser is asked to look into a four year old murder that the police may have botched.


And the most talked about trilogy: “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Fifty Shades Darker,” and “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James.


New Christian Fiction:

“Lonestar Angel” by Colleen Coble, this is book four in the Lonestar series. Eden’s hopes are up when she hears the news that her daughter who was stolen five years ago has been found.


“Nightshade” by Ronie Kendig, this is the first book in the new Discarded Heroes series. Max Jacobs finds himself discarded and alienated from those he loves. Then a mysterious man appears who says he is organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max.  Will Max put his anger and pride aside to allow a force greater than him in?


“Coming Home” by Karen Kingbury, this is a Baxter Family novel. A story of undying hope.



New Large Print:

“Wild Man Creek” by Robyn Carr, this is book twelve in the Virgin River series. Colin is recuperating from a helicopter crash in Virgin River. He has the support of his family but it is his art that helps the most.


The Black Cobra Quartet: “The Elusive Bride” book 2, “The Brazen Bride” book 3, “The Reckless Bride” book 4, by Stephanie Laurens, we have the first book in regular print.


“Hidden Summit” by Robyn Carr, this is the 15th book in the Virgin River series.


“Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok, this is the story of the tensions of an immigrant torn between two cultures.


“Fall from Pride” by Karen Harper, this is a Home Valley Amish novel. Raging fires expose family secrets and a way of life will be questioned.



New Fantasy Fiction:

“Chronicles of the Black Company,” “The Books of the South,” “The Return of the Black Company,” and “The Many Deaths of the Black Company” by Glen Cook, these are the four volumes of the Black Company series.


New Non-Fiction:

“The Bridal Bible” by Sharon Naylor, this is the only book you need to plan your wedding. It offers an abundance of information complete with helpful tips on stress-free planning and step-by-step information.


“Be a Better Dad Today!” by Gregory Slayton, this book has the ten tools every father needs.


“Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley” by J. D. Davis, this is the story of the three cousins bonded through music. Each becoming a star. Born within twelve months of each other in a small Louisiana town during the Depression.


“Cowards” by Glen Beck, this is what Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say.


“Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving” by Judi Kingry, just in time for those summer gardens.


“The Necessity of an Enemy” by Ron Carpenter, enemies often seem to get in the way of our plans, leaving us discouraged and disoriented.  But what if these obstacles are a part of God’s plans for us?


“Almost Amish” by Nancy Sleeth, this is the story of one woman’s quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life.


“In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson, this is the story of love, terror, and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin.


“Becoming Sister Wives” by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown, this is the story of an unconventional marriage.



New Biographies:

“Mike Wallace: A Life” by Peter Rader, this is the story of four decades as the front man for 60 Minutes.


“My Extraordinary Ordinary Life” by Sissy Spacek, this is the delightful story of a barefoot child from East Texas to Academy Award winning actress.



New Audio Books:

“The Sins of the Father” by Jeffrey Archer,

“The Last Boyfriend” by Nora Roberts,

“The Shadow Patrol” by Alex Berenson,

“Unnatural Acts” by Stuart Woods,

“Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Verne, and

“El Paso” by Matt Braun.



New CDs:

“Hands All Over” by Maroon 5,

“All about Tonight” by Blake Shelton,

“Emotional Traffic” by Tim McGraw, and

“Move” by Third Day.



New DVDs:

“The Iron Lady,”


“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,”

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,”

“12 Angry Men,”

“The Secret World of Arrietty,”

“Hart’s War,”  and “Catch Me If You Can.”



New TV Season:

“Smallville: Second Season,” and

“The Andy Griffin Show: First Season.”



Ms. Cheryl has Summer Reading fun planned for all ages. Every Wednesday through August 1 will be Summer Reading for 2-12 year olds. July 27 will be Middle School Summer Reading. And so the adults will not be left out on Saturday, July 28 will be the Adult Summer Reading. So stop by and get signed up!!


Happy Summer Reading!

Pam Metts