Ever by Gail Carson Levine
The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley ; pictures by Peter Ferguson
Into the Wild : a novel by Sarah Beth Durst
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The frog princess by E.D. Baker
Each month I compile a list of the new romances received the previous month by the library. (You can find paper copies of this list at the end of the romance shelf.) Every time I do this bibliography, a few titles catch my eye. Here are the October romance purchases which got my attention.
Sinful in satin by Madeline Hunter
Something wicked by Michelle Rowen
Whether your interest is scholarly pursuit or just a desire to be scared out of your wits, we've compiled a list of films and audiobooks, both frightening and humorous; books, both fiction and fact; and websites to visit for those curious about the supernatural.
The following films will either have you at the edge of your seat or falling off your seat laughing.
An American haunting by AfterDark Films; MediaPro Pictures; Midsummer Films; Redbus Pictures; Remstar Films; Sweetpea Entertainment — This movie is based on the true story of The Bell Witch of Tennesee. In 1818, slight, unexplained noises were heard in the Bell family's home. As the spirit grew, it increasingly persecuted the father, John, and his daughter, Betsy and began speaking to the family, although it refused to say why it was there. It pronounced a death sentence on John and within a year, he was dead. The film explains what happened on the night the spirit was born and what led to its horrific acts of torment.
Ghostbusters by Columbia Pictures, a Black Rhino/Bernie Brillstein production — When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters! Stars Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd.
Announcing the results of 2010 Anthony Awards:
The brutal telling by Louise Penny — (Minotaur)
The last child by John Hart — (Minotaur)
The mystic arts of erasing all signs of death : a novel by Charlie Huston — (Ballantine Books)
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
Locked in by Marcia Muller — (Grand Central)
The silent hour by Michael Koryta — (Minotaur)
If you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett, here's a selection of other novels which explore their characters' lives in this time of social change:
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Plum wine: a novel by Angela Davis-Gardner
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Credited by some as the first true Romance novel, this classic tale of a young governess who falls in love with her employer is full of drama and passion. Evidence of the book's enduring appeal is over 600 Amazon.com reviewers have rated this book 5 stars.
The following novels focus on interpersonal relationships, exploring romantic entaglements and friendships during this time of global upheaval:
The Granville sisters by Una-Mary Parker
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The wedding officer: a novel of culinary seduction by Anthony Capella
If you are new to the Knuffle Bunny series, check out the other tales of Trixie and Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: a Case of Mistaken Identity.
- Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
- Dark lover: a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
- Fantasy lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Marked: a house of night novel by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- The mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- In the garden of Iden: a novel of the company by Kage Baker
- A vision of light: a Margaret of Ashbury novel by Judith Merkle Riley
September 21st, 7:00-8:00PM for The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby
October 19th, 7:00-8:00PM for Grape Expectations by Tamar Myers
November 16th, 7:00-8:00PM for Deadly Vintage by Elaine Flinn
Copies of each book are available one month prior to the corresponding book discussion. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for your copy.
The city & the city by China Miéville
The windup girl by Paolo Bacigalupi