Looking for a book that has thrills, mystery, and, most importantly, a bit of love? check out this list:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl
I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
If you enjoy romances, don't overlook the romance short stories. These anthologies are shelved with the Short Stories, located on the wall opposite Science Fiction. This past month alone we received several great new romance short story collections.
The guy next door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, Victoria Dahl
The other side by J. D. Robb ... [et al.]
Jane Eyre is a classic I love to revisit. I don't think I am alone, considering the oodles of sequels, adaptations, and movies based on the book. And [rapturous sigh] a new movie version is being released on March 11, 2011. If you are a fellow Eyre-head, browse the Jane-related works at CPL to pass the time as you wait breathlessly for the latest movie to premiere.
Jane Eyre — I love Charlotte Gainsbourg as Jane, but, really, what were they thinking to cast William Hurt as Rochester?
But did you know that the origin of Valentine's Day, or Saint Valentine's Day, comes from the life and death of a Christian martyr? According to author Martha Zimmerman, the date traditionally celebrated as St. Valentine's Day finds it origin in the Roman festival of romance called Lupercalia, when the gods Juno and Pan were honored. It was a fertility festival or a lover's holiday looking forward to the return of Spring. In the fifth century, in an attempt to abolish the pagan festival, Pope Gelasius changed Lupercalia and its February 15 date to February 14 and called it Saint Valentine's Day. Even though the names and the date were changed, the emphasis continued to be on love.
Tired of all the snow, ice and grey weather? Wish you could escape to a tropical destination but don't have the budget? Well how about escaping with a great beach read? Try one of these titles for a break from the bitter cold:
It happened in South Beach by Jennie Klassel
Beachcomber by Karen Robards
Tropical getaway by Roxanne St. Claire
Tired of squinting while reading? Getting a headache from focusing too hard for too long? You're not alone — one in six Americans over the age of 45 have trouble reading small print.
Isn't it exciting when two perfectly unrelated, but equally beloved, things mash together? I love reading romances and I love watching ice hockey. Apparently, I am not the only one. Rachel Gibson and Deirdre Martin are just two of the authors who have written fiction with hockey players as the heroes. Grab one today and get in a little reading before the Wings take on the Blackhawks tomorrow.
Body check by Deirdre Martin
Whether you are a diehard reader of romances or never had the desire to pick one up in your life, you might find a good read on the following list of romantic books. Science fiction, nonfiction, fantasy and more: we've got something romantic for everyone.
Singled out by Trisha Ashley — Humorous women's fiction with unconventional characters
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Women's fiction with a touch of that sly British humor.
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
I don't want to rush things, but romance anthologies and novels for the 2010 holiday season are on order now.
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
The bridal season by Connie Brockway
Educating Caroline by Patricia Cabot
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Happy hour at Casa Dracula by Acosta, Marta
Touch of evil by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
Kiss of midnight by Lara Adrian
Night bites by Nina Bangs
Yours always by Gabriella Anderson
Step into darkness by Naomi Bellis
Beyond compare by Candace Camp
A woman scorned by Liz Carlyle
Tough enough by Michele Albert
Skintight by Susan Andersen
A time to die by Beverly Barton
The unsung hero by Suzanne Brockmann