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Book Number: 125

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Student Nurse

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: Sue Barton enters nursing school, where she makes friends with fellow students Kit Van Dyke and Connie Halliday, as well as hospital intern Dr. Bill Barry. She and her friends share many adventures and mishaps during their first two years of nursing school.

 

Book Number: 126

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Senior Nurse

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: In Sue’s final year of training, she goes through obstetrics and maternity training, surgical training, and becomes aware of her deepening relationship with Dr. Bill Barry.

 

Book Number: 127

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Visiting Nurse

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: Following graduation, Sue and Kit move to New York City, to work as visiting nurses through the Henry Street Settlement House. Sue quickly grows to love public nursing, but is dismayed when fiancé Bill Barry pressures her to give up her work in favor of getting married immediately.

 

Book Number: 128

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Rural Nurse

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: Having resigned from Henry Street to marry Bill, Sue begins making plans to work as an independent visiting nurse in the rural New Hampshire village where Bill has his practice once they’re married. Bill’s father dies, causing them to delay the wedding as Bill must now support his crippled younger brother, but Sue moves ahead with her plans, knowing the area needed a visiting nurse. The village of Springdale is faced with an outbreak of typhoid shortly after her arrival, and not long after, a major disaster in the form of a hurricane. (Modern readers might note that this is the book that pretty well defines the series as starting in the 1930s, as the hurricane in the story can be fairly well assumed to be the 1938 “Long Island Express” hurricane that unexpectedly slammed New England and remained a full-strength hurricane until sometime after it crossed the Canadian border.)

 

Book Number: 129

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Superintendent of Nurses

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: Following the hurricane, a wealthy Springdale resident endows a hospital for the village. Newlyweds Sue and Bill Barry are the natural choices as Superintendent of Nurses and Chief of Staff respectively. Sue learns to adjust to married life as well as running a small nursing school and the problems that go along with the job.

 

Book Number: 130

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Neighborhood Nurse

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: Having resigned as Superintendent when she and Bill started their family, Sue keeps her hand in by subbing for the town’s current visiting nurse on occasion. But most of the time, she remains busy raising six year old Tabitha and four year old twins Johnny and Jerry, as well as offering first aid instruction and other advice to a neighbor’s teenaged daughter.

 

Book Number: 131

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Book Title: Sue Barton, Staff Nurse

Author: Helen Dore Boylston

Summary: Not long after the birth of their fourth child, Sue is dismayed when Bill contracts pneumonia on a fishing trip, and is subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis. To keep from driving herself crazy with worry while he is away at a sanitarium for treatment, Sue decides to take a job as a staff nurse at the Springdale hospital where Bill is still Chief of Staff. While some of the nurses initially greet her with reservations, worried that she might use her position as Dr. Barry’s wife to gain preferential treatment, she soon proves her mettle as a nurse and co-worker.

 

Book Number: 132

Number Of Pages: 337

Book Title: Awakened by a Kiss

Author: Lila DiPasqua

Summary: For mature readers only. Three tales of passion set in 17th century France, in the court of Louis XIV, and very loosely based on the fairy tales of Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, and Puss in Boots.

 

Book Number: 133

Number Of Pages: 443

Book Title: Stolen Innocence

Author: Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer

Summary: Nonfiction. The story of Elissa Wall, who grew up in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, the polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs. At the age of 14, she was forced by Jeffs to wed her abusive first cousin despite her objections to marrying at such a young age. Eventually, between seeing Jeffs’ actions in breaking up families who had challenged his authority in some way, and in meeting a couple of people who had broken away from the FLDS, Elissa herself found the courage to leave both her husband and her church, and became one of the leading witnesses against Warren Jeffs when he was prosecuted.

 

Book Number: 134

Number Of Pages: 376

Book Title: Lydia’s Charm

Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter

Summary: Christian fiction. When widowed Lydia King moves with her young son to Charm, Ohio in order to be closer to her mother and help with her ill grandfather, she is disconcerted when mysterious gifts start to appear anonymously on the porch. Local widower Menno Troyer doesn’t feel ready to love again, but wants a mother for his four rowdy sons. Levi Stutzman, the only member of his family not affected by dwarfism, is a caring soul who lives to help others, but is determined not to marry. When tragedy strikes Lydia’s family once more, she can only hope that the mysterious gift-giver will be there to offer the support she will need.

 

Book Number: 135

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Book Title: By the Sword

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Summary: When raiders attack her brother’s wedding celebration and kidnap the bride, Kerowyn is the only one left in any shape to attempt a rescue… and if she doesn’t, the bride’s uncle will ruin her family. Smart enough to know she can’t do it without help, she seeks out her grandmother, the sorceress Kethry, who gives her a bespelled sword, Need, which works specifically for women. After retrieving the bride, Kerowyn leaves the holding with Kethry and her bond-sister, the warrior Tarma Tale’sedrin, and trains as a fighter. Over the years, Kerowyn works her way up through the ranks of a mercenary company, eventually taking over as Captain. Her company is hired by the Crown of Valdemar to aid in their defense against Ancar of Hardorn, and in the climactic battle, Kerowyn loses her horse to a stray arrow, but almost immediately finds a new mount… one which turns out to be a Companion, who Chooses her to become a Herald of Valdemar.

 

Book Number: 136

Number Of Pages: 335

Book Title: Dawn’s Prelude

Author: Tracie Peterson

Summary: When an accident kills Lydia Gray’s husband as well as the father who’d forced her to marry the abusive but wealthy man, she feels only relief. But that is short-lived when her adult stepchildren learn that, through a fluke of wording in the business arrangement with Lydia’s father that included her marriage, she became the sole recipient of the Gray fortune. Fearing for her safety, Lydia puts the financial decisions in the hands of her lawyer and joins her aunt in Sitka, Alaska. She grows to love life in the little frontier town, along with the local sawmill owner Kjell Lindquist. But she knows that even in Sitka, she may still be in danger from her stepsons who feel that she somehow stole what should rightfully have been theirs, especially when it becomes known that she was pregnant with their half-brother when she fled to Alaska.

 

Book Number: 137

Number Of Pages: 201

Book Title: Flight #116 Is Down!

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Summary: Heidi, a rich teen in a small Connecticut town, feels stifled by her life but doesn’t know what to do about it… when a 747 crashes on her family’s estate. When the local first responders arrive on the scene, she discovers that many of them are high school students around her own age. In helping to shelter the uninjured and give what aid she can to the rescue personnel, she finds a sense of self-worth.

 

Book Number: 138

Number Of Pages: 176

Book Title: The Girl Death Left Behind

Author: Lurlene McDaniel

Summary: Because of a stomach bug, 14 year old Beth stayed home when the rest of her family headed off to her father’s annual company picnic. Late that night, she is told that her entire family died in a car accident. Her mother’s twin sister takes custody of her, bringing her to Florida. Beth has trouble adjusting at first, as she and her cousin have never gotten along very well, but eventually faces the fact that her life has changed for good.

 

Book Number: 139

Number Of Pages: 437

Book Title: I’ll Take Manhattan

Author: Judith Krantz

Summary: Maxi Amberville was furious when her widowed mother Lily announced that she had not only married her late husband’s brother Cutter, but that major changes were about to be made at Amberville Publishing, the magazine empire started by Zachary Amberville. At Cutter’s instigation, Lily had decided to shut down publication of four of the magazines… three new ones which had not yet had time to prove themselves, and the oldest title in the house. Maxi boldly demanded the opportunity to take over the old title, believing that her father would have wanted that one saved. Cutter, thinking that Maxi would never make a go of an old niche market publication, agreed. But Maxi reinvented the magazine, even funding it by selling her Trump Tower apartment when Cutter denied her access to Amberville Publishing accounts. Lily found herself reluctantly impressed by her previously ne’er-do-well daughter’s grasp of the family business.

 

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Book Number: 129

Number Of Pages: 300

Book Title: Candle Man #1: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance

Author: Glenn Dakin

Summary: Theo has never seen another human being, apart from the three people he sees everyday - the butler, the maid, and his guardian. However, when he goes out to the cemetery, which is his supposed birthday treat on a dark, dreary day, he finds a mysterious wrapped present with his name on it. Little did he know that what he was about to unwrap was an ancient, legendary secret that would change his life forever...

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Book Number: 130

Number Of Pages: 266

Book Title: The Not-So-Great Depression

Author: Amy Goldman Koss

Summary: The economies' crashing and people everywhere are losing their jobs and homes. Jacki, of course, thinks that things like that happen to other people but not her...until her mom gets laid off. Her family has to learn how to save and change their ways as her mom tries to find a job before they all become bankrupt!

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Book Number: 131

Number Of Pages: 297

Book Title: Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage

Author: Kaye Umansky

Summary: Clover Twig goes to work for a witch and it isn't really as bad as it sounds. Really. It's an easy job to handle if you can manage to protect an entire cottage from a witch's greedy sister with only the help of a clumsy delivery boy and a cat...

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Book Number: 132

Number Of Pages: 147

Book Title: Three Good Deeds

Author: Vivian Vande Velde

Summary: Howard is just your average boy; he's not bad, but he's not good either. So when he annoys an old witch, he won't be your average boy anymore - he's your average goose! The only way to break the curse is to do three good deeds but how do you do that in a town where geese are a delicacy?

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Book Number: 133

Number Of Pages: 189

Book Title: Turtle in Paradise

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Summary: When times are tough, Turtle gets sent away to leave with her aunt as her mom's employer doesn't like children. Unlike her mom, Turtle knows that there's no such thing as a happy ending, especially when the Depression period's going on...but hope exists for a reason.

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Book Number: 134

Number Of Pages: 230

Book Title: The Tale of Despereaux

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Summary: A baby mouse is born, one different from the rest. An unusually small, sickly mouse born with big ears and open eyes is unheard of and the entire mouse committee has been wary of him since his birth. However, it's not long before Despereaux's curiousity leads him to the princess in the castle and he discovers love - something worth fighting for, even if obstacles like menacing rats and paranoid kings stand in his way.

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Book Number: 135

Number Of Pages: 210

Book Title: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Summary: Edward Tulane is a rabbit made out of china. Just a rabbit that can't move or speak. He's showered with love but he never gives any back. So when he's separated from his owner, his journey of learning to love begins...

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Book Number: 136

Number Of Pages: 116

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo's sister, Thea, has found an ancient treasure map that just might lead them to the lost Emerald Eye! Geronimo's not the treasure hunting type but in spite of that, Thea drags him, along with his cousin, Trap, into her quest for the lost treasure.

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Book Number: 137

Number Of Pages: 113

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #6: Paws Off, Cheddarface!

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Things start going topsy-turvy when Geronimo discovers that some mouse is going around, masquerading as him. However, push comes to shove and when Geronimo's company gets sold to his rival by his lookalike, Geronimo has to find a way to get his company back!

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Book Number: 138

Number Of Pages: 115

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #8: Attack of the Bandit Cats

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo has made a mistake in his company and now every rodent in New Mouse City is out to get him. Needing to get away for a while, he joins his cousin, Trap, on his quest to find the legendary silver island (albeit a bit unwillingly). However, they get ambushed by cats and if they don't escape soon, they'll end up being dinner! Can Geronimo think his way out of this?

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Book Number: 139

Number Of Pages: 113

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #9: A Fabamouse Vacation for Geronimo

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Summer is scorching hot in New Mouse City and Geronimo can't wait to get away on his vacation from the rat race. However, all sorts of problems arise each time he tries to leave for his vacation. With his luck, he manages to leave on a vacation...in a flea-ridden, run-down hotel! Oh, when would he ever get to relax?

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Book Number: 140

Number Of Pages: 113

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #10: All Because of a Cup of Coffee

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo never really knew what love was...until one day, when he meets a beautiful countess. However, with each method he uses to impress her, nothing works and when he finds out that she is interested in another mouse and not him, he becomes heartbroken. Not about to give up, though, he joins his family in their search of the Valley of the Cheesettes in hopes of winning the heart of his beloved ratlette...

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Book Number: 141

Number Of Pages: 112

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #13: The Phantom of the Subway

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Rumour has that there is a phantom cat haunting the subway! Geronimo's just as afraid of cats as any other mouse but he knows that this could be his biggest scoop yet for his newspaper. Accompanied with Thea, Trap, and Pinky Pick, Geronimo investigates the subway to find out what exactly is going on underground.

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Book Number: 142

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #14: The Temple of the Ruby of Fire

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo receives a letter from an old friend, telling of a mysterious place where the legendary Ruby of Fire has been lying hidden within. Of course, Geronimo can never say no to a friend, despite his hatred for travelling, and sets off to find the hidden treasure with his family.

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Book Number: 143

Number Of Pages: 113

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #15: The Mona Mousa Code

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: A hidden secret has been found beneath a famous painting known as the Mona Mousa and it's a code! Geronimo knows that he can't leave the case uncracked and so he tries to crack it with the help of his family.

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Book Number: 144

Number Of Pages: 112

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #16: A Cheese-Coloured Camper

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo's grandfather has got one of his crazy ideas again - he wants to publish and sell three million copies of a guidebook to Ratzikistan! Geronimo gets dragged into another crazy adventure but he also ends up finding a most delicious secret that might just change his grandfather's mind about guidebooks...

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Book Number: 145

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #17: Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton!

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Someone is trying to pull down Geronimo's business into hot soup! Can Geronimo fix the problem before his company falls apart?

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Book Number: 146

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #19: My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton!

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo has just hired a new assistant, Pinky Pick! She's smart, she's trendy, she's loud and troublesome! Can Geronimo loosen up or will his fur be even more frazzled than ever?

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Book Number: 147

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #26: The Mummy With No Name

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Something very strange is going on at the Egyptian Museum and Geronimo has to help his friend, Professor Sandsnout, figure out what it is.

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Book Number: 148

Number Of Pages: 112

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #27: The Christmas Toy Factory

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: It's close to Christmas and Santa is down with measles! Geronimo has to help out by sending the presents to children all over the world, but can he do it in one night?

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Book Number: 149

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #28: Wedding Crasher

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo has been invited to a wedding held by his crazy relatives far, far away in a rundown castle. In spite of his protests, his family drags him off with them to the wedding. Little did he know that there's more to the wedding than meets the eye...

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Book Number: 150

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #30: The Mouse Island Marathon

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Champ Strongpaws, another one of Geronimo's crazy friends, has signed him up for the Mouse Island Marathon! How's a wimpy bookmouse like Geronimo supposed to accomplish that?

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Book Number: 151

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton Special Edition: Christmas Catastrophe

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: What do you get when you crash into a reckless rodent and an accident? Every bone broken in your body! Geronimo ends up in the hospital after an unfortunate encounter with a rude rodent that doesn't respect the rules of skiing.

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Book Number: 152

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #35: A Very Merry Christmas

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Oops! Geronimo has mixed up his bag with someone else and now he has to go hunting for the other mouse to get his back bag! How is he supposed to do that when he's lost in New York?

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Book Number: 153

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #38: A Fabumouse School Adventure

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo has been invited to speak at his favourite nephew, Benjamin's, school for Career Day! Can he stop himself from making a fool of himself as he usually does?

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Book Number: 154

Number Of Pages: 108

Book Title: Geronimo Stilton #40: The Karate Mouse

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo's crazy friends, Bruce Hyena and Shorty Tao, have signed him up for the Karate World Championship! Can Geronimo learn everything there is to know about karate in seven days?

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Book Number: 155

Number Of Pages: 307

Book Title: The Kingdom of Fantasy #3: The Amazing Voyage

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Summary: Geronimo finds himself yet again in the Kingdom of Fantasy...but the Kingdom is in big trouble! Queen Blossom is missing and the entire Kingdom is under a cold, winter spell, all because of the Queen of the Witches. It's up to Sir Geronimo to stop Cackle!

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Book Number: 156

Number Of Pages: 159

Book Title: Thea Stilton and the Dragon's Code

Author: Thea Stilton

Summary: Thea has been invited to teach a journalism class at Mouseford Academy, the place where she studied there as a mouseling. Once at the Academy, she meets five bright mice, soon to be known as the Thea Sisters. However, one of the other students goes missing! Can the Thea Sisters solve their first case?

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Book Number: 21

Number Of Pages: 102

Book Title: The Candidate

Author: Daniel Pembrey

Summary: Nick Thorneycroft wakes up one day with no memory of what happened the night before. Soon, he finds out that he's been drugged and that there's something mysterious about the candidate that he's been ordered to interview for his business.

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Book Number: 61

Number Of Pages: 107

Book Title:Danger! Wizard at Work!

Author: Kate McMullen

Summary: Zelnoc the wizard accidentally turns Wiglaf, Angus and Eric into dragons who end up at DSA dragon version for slackers. The trio encounters many problems while trying to get back to their own DSA and human form.

Rating: (optional) 7/10

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Book Number: 62

Number Of Pages:216

Book Title: The Lawman's Holiday Wish

Author: Ruth Logan Herne

Summary:Two single parents in Kirkwood Lake meet up after years apart. She has spent time in jail; he is a county deputy. Their 5 year old children bring them together and help them overcome some members of the town's opposition to the two becoming a permanent couple.

Rating: (optional)6/10

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Book Number: 63

Number Of Pages: 455

Book Title: The Cuckoo's Calling

Author: Robert Galbraith

Summary: A down on his luck Private Investigator and a lately come to London Yorkshire girl who temps as his secretary work together to solve their own personal problems with their significant other and the investigation into the detectives only current, real, paying case. Was Lula Landry a suicide as the police claim or a homicide as her brother believes?

Rating: (optional) 6/10

Review: (optional) This is J K Rowling's first published detective novel. As usual she does a good job describing her characters and making the reader see things from their viewpoint. British terms for life's daily living may slow the reader down a bit. The book is interesting as you get to know the wounded vet turned PI and his gal Friday who shows up in his life as the book starts.

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Book Number:40

Number Of Pages:326

Book Title:Owlsight

Author:Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon

Summary:Darian has grown into a Hawkbrother, and is ready to start a Vale near his old village in Valdemar. In the meantime, a young girl named Keisha has become the village's new Healer. Then they are threatened by people from the North who look very like the clan that invaded Darian's village and killed so many. Darian and Keisha are the only hope for their people.

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Book Number: 64

Number Of Pages: 109

Book Title:Wheel of Misfortune

Author: Kate McMullen

Summary:Sir Mordred, headmaster at DSA, is greedy for gold. He enters the trio of Wiglaf, Eric, and Angus into an academic bowl along with one other DSA student, Bragwort. Mordred sends the team off to win the contest and the mayhem starts.

Rating: (optional) 8/10

Review: (optional) A light hearted YA book in which a pig who speaks pig latin is the coach for an academic school team. Kids will enjoy.

 

 

Book Number:65

Number Of Pages:239

Book Title:A Fine Night for Dying

Author: Jack Higgins

Summary: Paul Chauvesse a British Intellegence agent is sent out on a mission to discover what several people are up to and why and what several terms mean. A group of men is running a scheme to move people who can't legally enter Britain into the country. Unfortunately, some of their clients seem to end up dead.

Rating: (optional)9/10

Review: (optional)A Fine Night for Dying is a great suspense book which grabs your interest and keeps you reading long after you should have gone to bed.

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Book Number31

Number of Pages 588

Title of Book World's Best Crime Stories

Authors multiple/various authors

 

Summary: Collection of crime short stories by various authors.

 

Book Number32

Number of pages307

Title of book the Birthing house

Author: Christopher Ransom

 

Summary: Sort of a ghost story. A couple moves into an old home where strange things happen, that seem to connect to a past crime.

 

Book Number33

Number of Pages455

Title of Book The Cuckoo's calling

Author Robert Galbraith ( AKA JK Rowling)

 

Summary: A Private Eye investigates the death of a supermodel.

 

Book Number 34

Number of Pages 358

Title of Book The Missing Girls

Author Linda O'Neal, Phillip Tennyson and Rick Watson

 

Summary: two girls are abducted and murdered by a guy who lived just a block away.

 

Book Number35

Number of Pages 222

Title of Book The choking doberman

Jan Harold Brunvand

 

Summary: A look at urban legends, some of the similarities between them and the meaning behind them

 

Book number36

Number of Pages200

Title of Book Is it Just me?

Book Author Whoopi Goldberg

 

 

Summary: How rude people have gotten and how perhaps people could get along better.

 

Book Number37

Number of Pages166

Title of Book House of Stairs

Book AuthorWilliam Sleator

 

Summary 5 teenage orphans end up being experimented on in strange ways.

 

Book Number38

Number of Pages313

Title of Book Wielding a Red Sword

Book Author Piers Anthony

 

Summary: The fourth book in the Incarnation series about Mym, who becomes the God of War and must thwart Satan's plan.

 

Book Number39

Number of Pages 173

Title of Book: King of the Wind

Author Marguerite Henry

 

Summary: The true story of the Goldophin Arabian that helped the racehorse breed.

 

Book Number 40

Number of Pages359

Title of Book A blink of the screen

Book Author Terry Pratchett

 

Summary: A collection of short stories both discworld and non -discworld stories included.

 

Book number 41

Number of Pages309

Title of Book Harry Potter and the Philospher's stone

AuthorJK Rowling

 

Summary: Harry learns he is a wizard and goes off to learn about magic at Hogwarts.

 

Book number42

Number of Pages251

Title of Book Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

AuthorJK Rowling

 

Summary: In Harry's second year he must deal with a basilisk and people being turned to stone.

 

Book number43

Number of Pages535

Title of Book LOTR - The fellowship if the Ring

AuthorJRR Tolkien

 

Summary: Frodo the Hobbit leaves the shire with some friends to take a ring of power to be destroyed.

 

Book Number44

Number of Pages 439

Book TitleLOTR - The two Towers

AuthorJRR Tolkien

 

with the fellowship broken up. Frodo and Sam try to make their way into Mordor. Sam and Pippin help bring down a wizard and their are many battles.

 

Book Number45

Number of Pages522

Title of Books LOTR- The return of the King

Author JRR Tolkien

 

Summary: The final battles are done, the ring destroyed.

 

Book Number46

Number of Pages198

Book Title Shadow Hunters & Downworlders

Authors Multiple/various

 

Summary: essays on the various character/beings created by Cassandra Clare.

 

Book Number47

Number of Pages262

Title of Book The Shadowhunter's Codex

Book Author cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

 

Summary: Information about being a Shadow hunter. Included are drawings and remarks done by the characters.

 

Book Number 48

Number of Pages502

Book Title The Clockwork Prince

Book AuthorCassandra Clare

 

Summary: Tessa is still trying to learn who or what she is. The Shadowhunters she is living with face their own challenges including knowing their is a spy in their midst.

 

Book Number49

Number of Pages 568

Book titleClockwork Princess

Book author Cassandra Clare

 

Summary: Tessa learns what she is and falls in love but she is torn between Jem and Will.

 

Book Number50

Number of Pages317

Book Title I am Malala

Book Author Malala Yousafzai

 

Summary:At the age of 15 she was shot by the Taliban in the head. Her story reveals how/why the Taliban saw her as a threat. An incredible read, the culture diffrences and more make this book very powerful.

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Book Number:41

Number Of Pages:284

Book Title:Owlknight

Author:Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon

Summary:Darian and his friends and allies travel to the Northern Lands on a quest to find his parents and to learn what the Blood Bear Clan is up to now.

 

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Book Number:42

Number Of Pages:373

Book Title:The Witness

Author:Nora Roberts

Summary:16 year old Elizabeth Fitch decides to rebel against her cold, controlling mother, and it ends in a terrible disaster.

Rating:2 stars.

Review:Elizabeth/Abigail is resourceful enough to survive for 12 years and become a rich security designer, until one of Nora Roberts' typical interfering males comes along who thinks she needs help and protection. I have nothing whatsoever against romance, and if the 'hero' hadn't been so interfering and egotistical I would have loved this book. But of course Abigail has to be turned from a brave, rich, successful career woman who lives alone, into a 'Cop's wife', with not only a bossy, egotistical husband to 'protect' her, but also his family, who take over her life and start planning her wedding the moment he announces it. I didn't find that charming. Her mother planned her whole life, and she escaped from that at a great cost. Yes, her fiance and his family are warm and affectionate, but essentially they're taking over from the mother.

 

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 226

Book Title: Warriors Don't Cry

Author: Melba Pattillo Beals

Summary: Melba is chosen to be part of the Little Rock Nine integration of Central High. She knows it will be hard but she never expects it to be this hard, she has acid sprayed in her eyes and she's beaten by the white students. But through it all Melba manages to stay strong.

 

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 399 (Finnish Edition)

Book Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Summary: The story centers around two Afghan women of different ages and origins, Mariam and Laila, who end up getting married to the same man, Rasheed. Despite their differences and early disagreements the two women eventually become friends and dream of a future together away from the violent and abusive Rasheed.

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Book Number:43

Number Of Pages:195

Book Title:Attack of the Theocrats

Author:Sean Faircloth

Summary:Why the separation of Church and State is important, and how theocrats have worked to take over and impose their own religious beliefs on the rest of us.

 

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Book Number: 66

Number Of Pages: 319

Book Title:The Death Trade

Author: Jack Higgins

Summary: Charles Ferguson's team of operatives are out to help an Iranian scientist who inadvertently discovered the way to build a nuclear bomb 4x more powerful than any yet in existence. All he wanted and still wants to do is to make strides in nuclear medecine not create weapons to be used against humanity.

 

Book Number: 67

Number Of Pages:250

Book Title:The Unfinished House

Author: Margaret Sutton

Summary: Judy Bolton attempts to solve the mystery of what is causing a series of events keeping a poor woman's house from being finished.

 

Book Number: 68

Number Of Pages: 263

Book Title:Gotcha

Author: Fern Michaels

Summary: Myra and Annie travel to Alabama to help a woman who has been victimized by the system and her 10 year old grandaughter is paying the price.

 

 

Book Number: 69

Number Of Pages:263

Book Title:Plain Jane

Author: Fern Michaels

Summary: While attending college Jane and a fellow classmate were attacked on their way back to the dorm in final exam week. How Jane deals with this horrific trauma and the effdect is has on the rest of her life is the basis for this story. biggrin.gif

 

Book Number: 70

Number Of Pages: 471

Book Title: Oath of Fealty

Author: Elizabeth Moon

Summary: Set in a time of horses knights and lords and ladies and serfs, the book follows the lives of several people who once were part of Kieri Phelan's mercenary company. Paladins, mages, soldiers, kings, knights and Elves struggle to live free from oppression and cruelty.

Rating: (optional) 9/10

Review: (optional) Great book in the Palladin series centering on the crowning of Kieri and Mikeli and Dorrin going home to Verrakain land. The story is well written and plotted with lots of action and suspense. Very enjoyable.

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Book Number: 71

Number Of Pages: 358

Book Title:Second Watch

Author: J. A. Jance

Summary: Ghosts/spirits from his past, visit a policeman recovering from dual knee replacement surgery and urge him to right the wrongs through his omissions in regards to their intersecting lives. Beau decides to do it and reopens his first homicide case from about 40 years ago. He also must battle memories from his time in Vietnam.

Rating: (optional)10/10

Review: (optional) A fantastic read, for me perfect in every way.

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 160

Book Title: Hound Dog True

Author: Linda Urban

Summary: Mattie Breen has just started at a new school. She's moved many times before. She doesn't want to try to make friends, so she makes a plan. A plan to be her uncle's (the school janitor) assistant. She writes down everything in a notebook. Mattie thinks the plan will work and everything will be simple. And the plan does work, but not in the way she thought it would...

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Book Number: 22

Number Of Pages: 128

Book Title: Goldfinger

Author: Ian Fleming

Summary: James Bond investigates Auric Goldfinger and how he is taking gold out of the UK.

 

Book Number: 23

Number Of Pages: 390

Book Title: Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins

Summary: After Katniss is rescued, she is taken to a place where a lot of people are working against the Capitol. She becomes the symbol of the revolution. (I know it's a bad summary, but I'm trying to avoid as many spoilers as possible)

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Book Number: 72

Number Of Pages:165

Book Title: Clue in the Castle Tower

Author: Sarah Masters Buckley

Summary: Two 12 year old girls and their grandparents travel to England to see the cultural sights and expand the girl's horizons. They meet up with Grandad's childhood school friend and go to visit him at his family's country home. The girls solve a mystery there.

Rating: (optional) 6.5/10

Review: (optional) fun book to read by the makers of the American Girl dolls and books.

 

Book Number: 73

Number Of Pages: 182

Book Title:Whisper My Name

Author: Fern Michaels

Summary: A dying woman alters her will to promote a romance between her favored nephew and her beloved "newly adopted" daughter Sam. It seems to all go wrong.

Rating: (optional) 7/10

Review: (optional)Well written book in the romance field with everyone seemingly at odds with each other until the end.

 

Book Number: 74

Number Of Pages: 307

Book Title: Gilt Trip

Author: Laura Childs with Diana Orgain

Summary: Carmela Bertrand stumbles over another dead body. This time she is at a welcome home party given for the victim. Many people have reasons for wanting the man dead but who actually killed him.

Rating: (optional) 7/10

Review: (optional) Laura Childs gives the reader a plethora of scrapbooking and paper craft crafting ideas as she has her herioine do all the things a detective should never do and yet live to tell the tale.

 

 

Book Number: 75

Number Of Pages: 279

Book Title: Forget Me Not

Author:Fern Michaels

Summary:A woman gets a phone call telling her her parents died in a car accident. She goes down to Florida where they were living and tries to tie up the loose ends of their lives only to uncover lots of things that just make no sense with what she thought she knew about her parents.

Rating: (optional) 8.9/10

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Book Number: 76

Number Of Pages: 293

Book Title: Mr. and Miss Anonymous

Author: Fern Michaels

Summary: Two students at USC Berkley donate eggs and sperm to a clinic for payment to finance their senior college year, 19 years later they meet again on their way to a school reunion at the airport where they see a tv broadcast of someone who looks exactly like he did 19 years ago. His son? They need to discover what happened to their donations and do.

Rating: (optional) 9.5/10

Review: (optional)It is a really interesting read as one thing after another goes wrong for the main characters.

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Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 688

Book Title: Le Seigneur des Anneaux la communauté de l'Anneau (french of Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Summary: Frodo Baggings Receives a ring from his uncle Bilbo. He starts his journey with his friends Sam, Merry, Pippin, and later, Aragorn. They have to go to Rivendell, where Frodo receive the quest to destroy the evil ring. With Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, and Boromir added to the fellowship, they continue their journey. They go and try to go by the Caradras, they go throught the mines of Moria (where Gandalf dies), continue into the Lothlorien. The book end when they are at the Hill of Amon Hen and Frodo decided to go alone followed by his loyal friend Sam.

 

and now, going to read The Two Towers (which I never read, shame on me) smile.gif

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Book Number: 77

Number Of Pages: 347

Book Title: Spindrift

Author:Allen Steele

Summary: A small group of astronauts and scientist set off to attempt to use the newly made Star Bridge and figure out whether the signal they received is an intelligent alien life force or a blip. Unfortunately, not all of the members of the ship's team are trying to make first contact peaceably if that's what this is.

Rating: (optional) 7/10

Review: (optional) I really liked the book and Steele does make his characters come to life and behave realistically. Good story also.

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Book Number:44

Number Of Pages:371

Book Title:Lessons From a Scandalous Bride

Author:Sophie Jordan

Summary:Cleo learns that she is the illegitimate daughter of the scandalous Jack Hadley. When he offers her money to leave her mother and siblings to live with him, she accepts and gives the money to her abusive stepfather to take care of them. Then she meets a Scottish laird who falls in love with her and she's torn between giving into her passions or marrying an elderly earl who won't put any demands on her. We should all have such problems. :-)

Rating: (optional)3/5

Review: (optional)I was most interested in the scandalous Jack Hadley with his army of illegitimate daughters. :-)

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Book Number: 24

Number Of Pages: 120

Book Title: Querido Hijo: Estamos en Huelga (would be something like "Dear Son: We're on Strike")

Author: Jordi Sierra i Fabra

Summary: A young boy's parents go on a parent strike to teach their son that they're not the boy's slaves.

 

Book Number: 25

Number Of Pages: 240

Book Title: El coleccionista de relojes extraordinarios (would be something like "The Collector of Extraordinary Watches")

Author: Laura Gallego García

Summary: The soul of Jonathan's stepmother has been eaten by a clock. To save her, the boy has to find another clock that will reverse the process. The problem is that nobody has seen that clock for over three hundred years and he has less than a day to find it or his stepmother's soul will be lost forever.

 

Book Number: 26

Number Of Pages: 271

Book Title: El caso del falso accidente (would be something like "The Case of the False Accident")

Author: Jordi Sierra i Fabra

Summary: Berta's father is a private detective. One night, on his way home from a case, a car pushes his off the road. With his father in a hospital, Berta has to finish the man's last cases to find the person who tried to kill him.

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Count me in!

*flexes nonexistent muscles*

250 books? I could do that in half a year! (which is exactely how much I have)

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 213

Book Title: Smile

Author: raina telgemeir (may not be tottaly accurate, im too lazy to check it)

Summary: The author as a young girl is required to get braces, but a series of accidents with her teeth are causing her to get all sorts of wacky extra treetments, rubberbands, headgear, false teeth, and on top of that she's going through puberty, so she's basically going through the most worst part of her life.

Rating: (optional) 5.5/10

Review: (optional) ok for reading on the bus or when your really bored. not very developed nor super interesting.

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