Readers’ Favorites: May 2009

In the Library’s New Fiction section, James Patterson again came out on top with his bestselling thriller The Eighth Confession, the newest novel in the fan-favorite Women’s Murder Club series.  Check out James Patterson’s official website to learn more about our most popular book this month.  For more fun summer reading, check out these celebrated runner-ups:

  • Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (Mystery)
  • One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel (Romance)
  • Four Bodies and a Funeral by Stephanie Bond (Mystery)
  • Cemetery Dance by Douglas J. Preston (Mystery)
  • Mr. and Miss Anonymous by Fern Michaels (Romance)
  • Promises in Death by J.D. Robb (Mystery)
  • Turning Tables by Heather and Rose MacDowell (Fiction)
  • Hunted: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast (Young Adult)
  • Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews (Romance)

Kay Hooper’s thriller Blood Sins was the top-circulating audiobook in May.  Go to Hooper’s website to watch a trailer for Blood Sins and learn more information about Hooper’s novels. Also check out these popular contendors:

  • The 250 Job Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely Be Asked — And the Answers that Will Get You Hired! by Peter Veruki (Advice)
  • The Eighth Confession by James Patterson (Mystery)
  • Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (Fiction)
  • Divided in Death by J.D. Robb (Mystery)
  • Don’t Look Twice by Andrew Gross (Mystery)
  • Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Fantasy/Sci-Fi)
  • A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
  • The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich (Romance)
  • Guily by Karen Robards (Romance)

DVDs are always popular here at the Library, but in May the fourth season of the hit ABC show Lost stole the crown as our patrons’ favorite rental.  Check out ABC’s official website to get caught up on all the new twists and revelations.   Other popular DVDs included recent seasons of 24, Bones, Heroes and Jericho, as well as the historical drama Cadillac Records and the comedy Get Smart.

The ever-popular Karen Kingsbury once again dominated the Christian Fiction section with her new novel Fame, the most recent installment in the Firstborn series.  Find out about Kingsbury’s novels on her official website.  Some other novelists who remain popular with our readers:

  • Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson
  • Bittersweet Remembrance by Gina Fields
  • Cassidy by Lori Wick
  • A Common Life: The Wedding by Jan Karon
  • The Englisher by Beverly Lewis
  • Even Now by Karen Kingsbury
  • In This Mountain by Jan Karon
  • Jessie by Lori Wick
  • A Journey by Chance by Sally John

We also have some popular new arrivals in our Large Print collection.  Just After Sunset by the acclaimed Stephen King came out on top this month.  Check out King’s website for the most recent news on his published work.  Some other popular works in Large Print:

  • One More Sunrise by Al and Joanna Lacy
  • A Promise for Spring by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Wicked Prey by John Sandford
  • Believing the Dream by Lauraine Snelling
  • Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance
  • The Cuchillo Plains: A Western Duo by Ray Hogan
  • Diagnosis Murder: The Double Life by Lee Goldberg

Remember that you can place holds on popular items in the library via your online account, by calling the library, or consulting a librarian at the front desk.   Happy reading!

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