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This is Where I Leave You

The father of the Altman tribe has died and the family convenes in their home town for the funeral. Dad's last wish was that they sit Shiva (stay under the same roof together) for the full seven days. This is odd because they weren't really observant Jews, but the four adult children and various spouses go along with it. Hilarity Ensues, Life Lessons are Learned, and Changes are made. I have both read the book, and watched the film numerous times, very enjoyable.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen

Read life action and suspense at the Alaska sled dog race. Award winning author.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Herb & Dorothy

Meet Herb and Dorothy, my heroes! Phenomenal!
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

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Herb & Dorothy

Meet Herb and Dorothy, my heroes! Phenomenal!
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt

A remarkable story of overcoming adversity. Told with a lot of humor and charm, the author shows us his impoverished childhood in Limerick. Ireland.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

James Herriot's Treasury for Children
James Herriot

A wonderful collection of true stories about the experiences of a country vet.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Breaking Night: A memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
Liz Murray

Foraging for food on the streets and completing school assignments in stairwells - the unbelievable & incredible story of going from "Homeless to Harvard."
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Worn Stories
Emily Spivack

The perfect book for anyone that likes interesting stories. There are dozens in this book and every single one is different. Good for adults, teens, and everyone in between.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir

Excellent true story about the scandalicious love affair between Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure
Don Brown

In 1909 Alice and friends became the first women to drive across America.
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Beatrix Potter, A Journal
Beatrix Potter

What an interesting book! The drawings and storytelling are great!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Ever By My Side
Dr. Nick Trout

A young animal lover grows up to become a vet. A charming memoir filled with stories about what's important in life [LOVE, BOTH HUMAN & ANIMAL] Also great in audiobook!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Girl from the Tar Paper School
Teri Kanefield

An astonishing book about civil rights, a must read for children and adults.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow - My Life as a Country Vet
Dr. Jan Pol

Nat Geo Wild's very own Dr. Pol tells how he became the vet he is today. USA's James Herriot
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

You are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes
Jermaine Jackson

It was a really interesting book and gave some new details about Michael's life.
- Brandi, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

James Herriot's Treasury for Children
James Herriot

A wonderful collection of true stories about the experiences of a country vet.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Susan Wojciechowski

This award-winning book is an unforgettable treasure for all ages. Make this a holiday tradition for the entire family.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

A timeless holiday story about love and giving. Wonderful illustrations!
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Christmas in the Country
Cynthia Rylant

Treasured memories are the stuff Christmas is made of. Special.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ghost Dog Secrets
Peg Kehret

A 6th grader attempts to rescue an injured dog but the situation becomes dangerous; then a mysterious ghost dog offers help.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Linda Williams

Enjoy a walk through the woods with a very brave "old lady." FUN!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy

Moms everywhere will relate to Mrs. Large's problem … very funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo

Edward is a China rabbit trying to find his way home. Along the way, he touches the lives of many people as they, in turn, touch his. A heartwarming story.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Job Wanted
Teresa Bateman

An endearing story of a homeless dog trying to make a place for himself on a farm. Well written - great message - lovely illustrations.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

A story of friendship, imagination and growing up. A story to cherish again and again. Required reading for many schools.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

The Aunts Go Marching
Maurie J. Manning

What a different take on an old favorite song!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Orphan of Ellis Island
Elvira Woodruff

During a school trip to Ellis Island, a 10-year-old foster child travels back in time to 1908 Italy. A wonderful story!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Trellis and the Seed
Jan Karon

What a fascinating story with a great surprising ending!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner

Another great book by David Wiesner!
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Kidnapped: Book One - The Abduction
Gordon Korman

An exciting, action-packed series about a boy who teams up with the FBI to help find his kidnapped sister.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

If Rocks Could Sing
Leslie McGuirk

A discovered alphabet - the author has found 'rocks' in alphabet forms over a time period of 10 years. Charming and clever.
- Mary Ann, East Shore Area Library

Ghosts I Have Been
Richard Peck

Before Richard Peck brought Grandma Dowdel to life, this Newbery Award winning author created Blossom Culp!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Look-Alikes
Joan Steiner

The more you look, the more you see!
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Chasing the Falconers: On the Run
Gordon Korman

Action Adventure series: Two kids must escape from juvenile detention to help save their parents from Life in Prison.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise

Funny story, told through letters, about a children's author who tries to find a quiet place to write.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Bark, George
Jules Feiffer

Why won't George bark like other dogs?
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Journey
Aaron Becker

Caldecott Honor Book. Fantastic, detailed illustrations.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Hogwood Steps Out
Howard Mansfield

Based on a true story about a well known and much loved pig. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

There's a Dragon Downstairs
Hilary McKay

Little Sophie bravely tries to confront the dragon that rattles in through the cat door every night.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Griaffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae

Gerald the Giraffe is too clumsy to dance - very cute.
- Brenda Fernsler, East Shore Area Library

Monkey Truck
Michael Slack

Trouble in the jungle? Monkey truck to the rescue! Fun!
- Brenda Fernsler, East Shore Area Library

Claude In The city
Alex T. Smith

Meet Claude, his best friend Sir Bobblysock and his owners, Mr. & Mrs. Shineyshoes
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Saving Grace
Priscilla Cummings

During the Depression a young girl must choose between her poor family or the wealthy foster family she stayed with.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Underwater Dogs - Kids Edition
Seth Casteel

Dogs love the simple things in life - Wonderful life lessons with great pictures!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Naptime with Theo and Beau
Jessica Shyba

A cute picture book filled with pictures of a boy and his puppy sleeping together during naptime. A simple book for a young child, but also one that the whole family will enjoy!
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead

An unusual story about time travel. A Newbery Medal winner.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure
Don Brown

In 1909 Alice and friends became the first women to drive across America.
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Millie and the Big Rescue
Alexander Steffensmeier

Another of Millie's adventures, this time she's stuck in a tree! Yikes!
- Mary Ann, East Shore Area Library

Feathers for Lunch
Lois Ehlert

I love the humor, the art style, and the information that Lois Ehlert sneaks into the book.
- Dawn, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

I am So Handsome
Mario Ramos

My five-year-old grandson just loved this book. We both were surprised at the end. Enjoy!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Bunnicula
James Howe

A vampire rabbit? The Monroe family's dog (Harold) and cat (Chester) are convinced and tell a very convincing tale.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Six Million Paper Clips
Peter W. Schroeder

Holocaust memorial created by middle school students.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Girl from the Tar Paper School
Teri Kanefield

An astonishing book about civil rights, a must read for children and adults.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Cosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce

Twelve-year-old Liam is frequently mistaken for a grown-up. His latest misadventure is totally "cosmic". A celebration of dads everywhere.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Fox in the Dark
Alison Green

A fun story with great rhyming and great artwork.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens

Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the 10 years since their parents disappeared to protect them. But, now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.
- Lora, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Press Here
Herve Tullet

It's a great interactive book for kids of all ages.
- Alex, Kline Library

A Dog's Life
Ann M. Martin

Meet Squirrel, who, in her own words, tells her life story. Insightful.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Daddy Said a Word I Never Heard
Scott Cohn

A little girl repeats a word she heard her father say after a mishap with a hammer. This is a kid-friendly book to teach youngsters how to show frustration without bad language. It is fun for adults as well - there is a glossary to show the meaning of the Swedish words used in place of swearing!
- Marie, Northern Dauphin Library

Holes
Louis Sachar

Strange and engrossing tale - this one's a page turner!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo
Jill Esbaum, Gus Gordon

Nadine the cow is not afraid of anything … or is she? Cute!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Little Elliot, Big City
Mike Curato

A little polka-dotted elephant discovers that life is full of sweet surprises amid the hustle and bustle of a big city. And Cupcakes. (I liked the part about cupcakes with a friend)
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Ribsy
Beverly Cleary

A dog gets separated from his owner and embarks on a series of adventures.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Sneetches (And Other Stories)
Dr. Seuss

The Sneetches learn the hard way why jealousy is a bad thing.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
Penny Parker Klostermann

A fun story of an impolite dragon who eats too much. It's a true joy to read again and again to children.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Catwings
Ursula Le Guin

A beautifully written story about a family of cats with wings, deals with loyalty & family values.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon

NY Times bestselling author. First in a wonderful series about a very human Episcopal priest in small town North Carolina.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Jan Karon

Back from his trip to Ireland Father Tim must decide what to do with his time and MANY challenges. Beautiful and inspiring!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave
Donna Fletcher Crow

The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Place Called Hope
Philip Gulley

Finally, Quaker pastor Sam Gardner is back with a new congregation of quirky characters.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Buck Stops Here
Mindy Starns Clark

A woman must discover the truth about her husband's death.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

What Follows After
Dan Walsh

2 boys run away in 1962 Florida. I wanted to keep reading this book until I found out what happened.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Truth Be Told
Carol Cox

A great historical fiction!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Bridge
Karen Kingsbury


- Sherryl, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Gone to Green
Judy Christie

Green is a small city in Louisiana. It is so different for Lois to get used to. A wonderful story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Her Mother's Hope
Francine Rivers

Book 1 of 2 - This book tells about "Marta" life from when she left home at 14 til her husband passes away. What a life she had!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

What Comes Next
John Katzenbach

Psychological thriller. Shocking story takes us to the dark side of the Internet.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley

The 4th in the Flavia de Luce mysteries about a 12-year-old chemist. This holiday-themed mystery is funny and well written.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

A timeless holiday story about love and giving. Wonderful illustrations!
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

On Strike for Christmas
Sheila Roberts

What would happen if all the women in the small town go on strike for Christmas? Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Christmas in the Country
Cynthia Rylant

Treasured memories are the stuff Christmas is made of. Special.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dog On It
Spencer Quinn

Meet Bernie, a private investigator, and Chet, his "partner," who happens to be a dog and the narrator to this excellent, hilarious mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs
Nick Trout

A bitter, cynical veterinarian becomes a generous and loving man with the help of his patients and their owners. Delightful!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Missing You
Harlan Coben

Another fascinating thriller by Harlan Coben. Well drawn characters, exciting plot, timely subject. Excellent.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Cold Sassy Tree
Olive Ann Burns

A rich, humorous, and touching story about life in the early 1900s small town Georgia. Wonderful historical fiction!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Sister Eve Private Eye
Lynne Hinton

A nun takes a leave from the convent to help her dad as he recovers from surgery and gets involved in his business.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ghost Dog Secrets
Peg Kehret

A 6th grader attempts to rescue an injured dog but the situation becomes dangerous; then a mysterious ghost dog offers help.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Ann Ross

Meet the unpredictable Miss Julia, a smart, sassy, and hilariously funny senior citizen. Her adventures will keep you reading.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Out of Warranty
Haywood Smith

What's a 55-year-old widow in poor health to do without health insurance? Poignant and funny.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien

A haunting and riveting collection of short stories about the Vietnam War.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Highly Effective Detective
Richard Yancey

Meet Teddy Ruzak, a bumbling incompetent P.I. who can't pass his license exam and can't solve his 1st case. Hilarious!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Linda Williams

Enjoy a walk through the woods with a very brave "old lady." FUN!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer

This is a fun series of books with hightech fairies & a 12yr old criminal genius.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Chill Factor
Sandra Brown

This thriller has a serial killer on the loose in a small North Carolina town during an epic winter storm.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo

Edward is a China rabbit trying to find his way home. Along the way, he touches the lives of many people as they, in turn, touch his. A heartwarming story.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Open and Shut
David Rosenfelt

Very funny mystery about a NJ defense attorney determined to free a man on death row. Excellent series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Job Wanted
Teresa Bateman

An endearing story of a homeless dog trying to make a place for himself on a farm. Well written - great message - lovely illustrations.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon

NY Times bestselling author. First in a wonderful series about a very human Episcopal priest in small town North Carolina.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

One Plus One
Jojo Moyes

You're in for one crazy road trip with four misfits in this book.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

A story of friendship, imagination and growing up. A story to cherish again and again. Required reading for many schools.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson

A haunted house is said to "claim" one of its visitors. A powerful, chilling, cryptic tale.
- Karen, East Shore Area Library

Dead Peasants
Larry D. Thompson

What makes Atty. Thompson's courtroom thrillers chilling is their basis in fact.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Child
John Hart

A remarkable teenager's search for the truth about his twin sister's abduction. Exciting and fast moving. Great characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Jan Karon

Back from his trip to Ireland Father Tim must decide what to do with his time and MANY challenges. Beautiful and inspiring!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Little Folly
Jude Morgan

If you love Jane Austen, you're likely to enjoy this witty period piece too.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Uprooted
Naomi Novik

Apprentice which fights evil with unconventional magic. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't put the book down.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman

Looking for a "nice story," neither mystery nor romance? This is the book for you.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters

A chilling historical tale. Spooky. Had me reading long into the night. Nationally acclaimed author.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

The Aunts Go Marching
Maurie J. Manning

What a different take on an old favorite song!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Christie Curse
Victoria Abbott

A cute "cozy mystery" about the possibility of an undiscovered Agatha Christie mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein

If you love dogs, you'll love this book. It's a story of family, love, loyalty, and hope as viewed by Enzo, a rather philosophical dog. A both happy and sad tale with a wonderful ending.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

I'd Know You Anywhere
Laura Lippman

A woman who was kidnapped and raped at 15 struggles to keep her life together when the man re-enters her world.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Absence of Mercy
John Burley

When a brutal murder occurs in his town, Ben Stevenson, medical examiner, tries to help solve it before his family is next.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Down River
John Hart

More than a mystery, more than a thriller. This book is filled with family secrets, a son's difficult homecoming, and a desperate attempt at reconciliation and acceptance.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Unleashed
David Rosenfelt

Enjoyable blend of Grisham courtroom mystery and Evanovich humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Trellis and the Seed
Jan Karon

What a fascinating story with a great surprising ending!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner

Another great book by David Wiesner!
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Midnight
Kevin Egan

A law clerk and secretary make one bad choice after another, leading them in over their heads to danger in this courthouse thriller.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Kidnapped: Book One - The Abduction
Gordon Korman

An exciting, action-packed series about a boy who teams up with the FBI to help find his kidnapped sister.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Grace That Keeps This World
Tom Bailey

Captivating prose makes the reader understand the rugged life and values of the Hazen family. See the beauty and dangers of life in the Adirondacks.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim
Richard Kadrey

A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

This is an absolutely beautiful fable about finding your heart's desire, your destiny, and buried treasure.
- Alex, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave
Donna Fletcher Crow

The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Blindness
Jose Saramago

An epidemic of blindness and the effect of mass quarantine. Brilliant allegory. Chilling and wise.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

A Place Called Hope
Philip Gulley

Finally, Quaker pastor Sam Gardner is back with a new congregation of quirky characters.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Long Upon the Land
Margaret Maron

This last book in the "Deborah Knott" series is excellent! Engaging mystery. Great characters. 5 stars!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Bodies Left Behind
Jeffery Deaver

Action, suspense, unexpected twists, well developed characters. Great read!
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

When Nick's wife disappears, he finds himself facing death row. Nicely built momentum and a surprise around each corner.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
Gahan Hanmer

Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Chasing the Falconers: On the Run
Gordon Korman

Action Adventure series: Two kids must escape from juvenile detention to help save their parents from Life in Prison.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Elizabeth L. Silver

A woman on death row is asked to tell her side of the story.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion

Laugh out loud funny! This witty story could be subtitled "'Sheldon' Meets a Real Girl."
- Doris, East Shore Area Library

What Follows After
Dan Walsh

2 boys run away in 1962 Florida. I wanted to keep reading this book until I found out what happened.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise

Funny story, told through letters, about a children's author who tries to find a quiet place to write.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Alex
Pierre Lemaitre

Couldn't put this dark, twisting thriller down. Earned it's "Dagger Award" - Great vacation read!
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Chamber
John Grisham

A young lawyer takes a seemingly impossible case saving his grandfather from execution.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands

An apothecary's apprentice must make potions, solve puzzles, and decipher codes to uncover a deadly secret - Excellent in audio.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Journey
Aaron Becker

Caldecott Honor Book. Fantastic, detailed illustrations.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Last Ragged Breath
Julia Keller

I love this mystery series. The stories are wonderfully descriptive of the West Virginia mountain setting and the characters are intriguing.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

A Blaze of Glory
Jeff Shaara

A novel of the Battle of Shiloh.
- Alex, East Shore Area Library

Hogwood Steps Out
Howard Mansfield

Based on a true story about a well known and much loved pig. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

All the Light we Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

An amazing book about two children during the horrendous second world war.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
Randy Singer

A dangerous case finds a young attorney defending not only a client, but his own life.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper
Hilary Liftin

A terrifying look at the life of a woman whose husband is a famous movie star.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Christie's Belgian detective is back in this excellent volume, with a very surprising ending.
- Chris, East Shore Area Library

The Painted Girls
Cathy Marie Buchanan

I listened to the Overdrive audiobook version of this novel and just fell in love with it. It's a historical fiction to get lost in. Between the relatable characters and the ever-changing plot, I was never less than consumed.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Scared Stiff
Annelise Ryan

Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston stumbles across an all-too-real Halloween decoration. Great cozy mystery series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Window Opens
Elisabeth Egan

Alice, a mother of three, accepts a full-time job with a hip start-up, only to learn how difficult it is to balance job with home life.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Faith
Jennifer Haigh

A very timely novel about a priest accused of being a pedophile.
- Steve, East Shore Area Library

The Analyst
John Katzenbach

This book is an intelligently written thriller with a very different plot. It is suspenseful from start to end.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Gates
John Connolly

Enjoyed this funny, quirky tale - a nice break from "ordinary". Complete story in itself, but 2 more to follow.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Saving Grace
Priscilla Cummings

During the Depression a young girl must choose between her poor family or the wealthy foster family she stayed with.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Truth Be Told
Carol Cox

A great historical fiction!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Gunslinger
Stephen King

1st in Dark Tower series about a gunslinger's adventures; fantasy
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Alias Hook
Lisa Jensen

A Neverland story for grown-ups. Hook tells a tragic tale of loss and hatred and is saved by the power of love.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

This is a riveting thriller with great character development. The ending is both unexpected AND satisfying.
- Patricia, East Shore Area Library

Virals
Kathy Reichs

Adults will enjoy this young adult novel written by Kathy Reichs especially those that enjoyed reading other young adult books like the "Hunger Games".
- Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

House of Cards
Michael Dobbs

From Margaret Thatcher's former Chief of Staff comes this well-imagined political thriller of power & lust.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Movement of Stars
Amy Brill

A Quaker woman discovers a comet in 1840s Massachusetts.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Hood
Stephen Lawhead

An interesting version of "Robin Hood" and how the author thinks it happened. Thrilling!
- Lydia, East Shore Area Library

Underwater Dogs - Kids Edition
Seth Casteel

Dogs love the simple things in life - Wonderful life lessons with great pictures!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

A young detective goes undercover at Cambridge University and finds herself a target for murder. Suspense!
- Lisa, East Shore Area Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead

An unusual story about time travel. A Newbery Medal winner.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin

A charming story with a satisfying ending. A must-read for lovers of books and independent bookstores.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Litigators
John Grisham

The client's best interests take a back seat to shifty legal maneuvering and greed in this fast-paced legal thriller. Another eminently readable tale by the master of courtroom drama.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Bookman's Promise
John Dunning

An intriguing mix of fact and fiction make this mystery worth reading.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

3 kids discover a world beyond their own and it leads them on a load of adventures.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dune
Frank Herbert

A modern sci-fi classic about an alien society. Detailed & absorbing.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Feathers for Lunch
Lois Ehlert

I love the humor, the art style, and the information that Lois Ehlert sneaks into the book.
- Dawn, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Play Dead
David Rosenfelt

Andy Carpenter, Esq. is back with Tara in another courtroom thriller - written with Rosenfelt's usual delightful sense of humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Reviver
Seth Patrick

The dead can be momentarily revived to share their last thoughts. Now something sinister is coming along for the ride.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Devil Amongst the Lawyers
Sharyn McCrumb

This author's 'ballad' novels skillfully mix fiction and history to create wonderful stories set in Virginia's Appalachian Mountains.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Bunnicula
James Howe

A vampire rabbit? The Monroe family's dog (Harold) and cat (Chester) are convinced and tell a very convincing tale.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Every Day
David Levithan

Every day the main character is someone new and different.
- Ellen D., East Shore Area Library

The Bridge
Karen Kingsbury


- Sherryl, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Cosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce

Twelve-year-old Liam is frequently mistaken for a grown-up. His latest misadventure is totally "cosmic". A celebration of dads everywhere.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Lethal Remedy
Richard L. Mabry

Another great book by Mabry! Suspenseful. Couldn't put it down! Medical suspense.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Whitethorn Woods
Maeve Binchy

Lovely stress-reducing story of an Irish village with familiar life themes and characters you 'know.'
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Fox in the Dark
Alison Green

A fun story with great rhyming and great artwork.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Here
Richard McGuire

This specific spot transforms from Indian hunting ground to a living room enjoyed by many generations of families. What starts as a simple corner of a room turns into stories spanning millions of years. A beautiful and quick read!
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Stranger than Fiction

Fun story about an IRS agent who falls for a baker.
- John, McCormick Riverfront Library

Gone to Green
Judy Christie

Green is a small city in Louisiana. It is so different for Lois to get used to. A wonderful story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens

Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the 10 years since their parents disappeared to protect them. But, now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.
- Lora, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Snake Moon
Ray Manzarek

Co-founder and keyboardist of "The Doors" tells a beautiful and ghostly Civil War era story.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Doctor Sleep
Stephen King

In 'The Shining,' Danny Torrance barely escaped the Overlook Hotel. Now he's grown, but life's even scarier.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Walking Dead: Volume 9
Robert Kirkman

If you like the show, you'll love this graphic novel!
- Micah, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

Chronicles the off-beat and extraterrestrial journey of a galactic traveler.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger

A set of twins inherit and move into their deceased aunt's apartment, only to find that she hasn't completely moved out yet.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

A Separate Peace
John Knowles

This was a book that I had to read in school and it grew on me. It's slow at first but it discusses real problems, not only with the World War, but also with just kids growing up.
- Courtney, Northern Dauphin Library

Instructions for a Heatwave
Maggie O'Farrell

A father goes missing and his family bands together to find him.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Last Bus to Wisdom
Ivan Doig

Author's last novel - A poignant, funny coming-of-age story about a boy, raised by his grandmother, travels across the country with his uncle.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Reconstructing Amelia
Kimberly McCreight

A great thriller with twists, turns, and fascinating characters.
- Ellen D., East Shore Area Library

Red 1-2-3
John Katzenbach

One of this author's best psychological thrillers. Clever plot, good characters, fast-paced & well written.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Made You Up
Francesca Zappia

Narrated by a girl with Schizophrenia, you're not sure if you can trust what she tells you. Is what she is seeing real? Conflict arises in her new high school, and she struggles to tell the real world from the delusions.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Fatal Judgement
Irene Hannon

This is the first book in her series, Guardians of Justice, where we see the inner workings of the U.S. Marshall Service, family situations, and mystery and romance. Enjoyable read.
- Yvonne, Kline Library

The Time Machine
H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is pretty much the father of science fiction...and this book was one of the first ever written about time travel and it's awesome...you know, if you're into that sort of nerdy thing.
- Courtney, Northern Dauphin Library

Beyond: A ghost story
Graham Mcnamee


- Mollie, Johnson Memorial Library

The Book of You
Claire Kendal

After years of being stalked, she gets gratifying and subtle revenge.
- Steve, East Shore Area Library

Survivor
Chuck Palahniuk

I enjoyed this book since it stems from a first person standpoint of the main character as he comes to his demise.
- Floyd, Johnson Memorial Library

Holes
Louis Sachar

Strange and engrossing tale - this one's a page turner!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

If you enjoy historical fiction, letters, and books then this is the perfect book for you. You will be drawn into the lives of the eccentric characters at the close of World War II.
- Breana, Elizabethville Area Library

The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree
Susan Wittig-Albert

The Depression-era women of a Darling, Alabama, garden club get to the bottom of a mysterious buried treasure and a young woman's murder.
- Nancy, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Book of Illumination
Mary Ann Winkowski

A bookbinder, who is also clairvoyant, becomes involved with a priceless illuminated manuscript when it's stolen. From the author of "When Ghosts Speak."
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Magician
Michael Scott

This is part of a captivating six-book series, "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel." Set in the current day, it describes magical powers whose use will ultimately determine the fate of the world. Wonderful read!
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Little Elliot, Big City
Mike Curato

A little polka-dotted elephant discovers that life is full of sweet surprises amid the hustle and bustle of a big city. And Cupcakes. (I liked the part about cupcakes with a friend)
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Twelfth Enchantment
David Liss

Part fantasy / part regency romance. A tale of mystery, intrigue, and magic.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Her Mother's Hope
Francine Rivers

Book 1 of 2 - This book tells about "Marta" life from when she left home at 14 til her husband passes away. What a life she had!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Eat Cake
Jeanne Ray

When Ruth's family gets her stressed out, she bakes scrumptious cakes. A lovely, fun, emotional story.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Hurting Distance
Sophie Hannah

Suspicion falls on missing Robert Haworth's jealous wife, but the truth is much more complicated.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Monsters of Templeton
Lauren Groff

A woman researches her town's past, finding monsters, murder and more.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion

Very entertaining book about a man with Asperger's syndrome who sets out to find a wife who meets his very demanding criteria.
- Lois, Johnson Memorial Library

Faith on the Rocks
Liesa Malik

Good reading! A retired school teacher takes up romance writing, and solving a murder.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Paper Towns
John Green

A cutting edge story that can pull readers in quickly. This book is geared towards 13+ audiences.
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

Ribsy
Beverly Cleary

A dog gets separated from his owner and embarks on a series of adventures.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Sneetches (And Other Stories)
Dr. Seuss

The Sneetches learn the hard way why jealousy is a bad thing.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Third Gate
Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child combines Egyptology and contemporary studies in near-death-experiences to create a riveting story, set at the site of a newly-discovered pharaoh's tomb.
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds
Ian Edginton

This book begins an epic quest through a beautifully imagined set of worlds. This is one of the most unique pieces of science fiction that I've read in a long time.
- Rita, Johnson Memorial Library

The Last Werewolf
Glen Duncan

A magnificent thinking adult's horror story. In addition to love, sex, violence and humor, this thriller reflects on moral issues of being human.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
Penny Parker Klostermann

A fun story of an impolite dragon who eats too much. It's a true joy to read again and again to children.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Magical Strings of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a wondeful storyteller. In this novel he weaves an intricate story about music and its affect on people that will keep you engaged.
- Breana, Elizabethville Area Library

The Gray Man
Mark Greaney

Court Gentry is The Gray Man, a silent assassin who always hits his target. Always.
- Alex, East Shore Area Library

Guardians of the Galaxy

If you are a fan of Marvel you will enjoy this book.
- Seth, Kline Library

Batman: Gotham Knight
Louise Simonson

Well written graphic novel for kids. New challenges await Batman.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Here
Richard McGuire

This specific spot transforms from Indian hunting ground to a living room enjoyed by many generations of families. What starts as a simple corner of a room turns into stories spanning millions of years. A beautiful and quick read!
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Walking Dead: Volume 9
Robert Kirkman

If you like the show, you'll love this graphic novel!
- Micah, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Fables
Bill Willingham

Series of Graphic Novels based on Fairy Tales - Ever wonder what it would look like if Fairy Tale Characters lived/worked in the Real World??
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds
Ian Edginton

This book begins an epic quest through a beautifully imagined set of worlds. This is one of the most unique pieces of science fiction that I've read in a long time.
- Rita, Johnson Memorial Library

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley

The 4th in the Flavia de Luce mysteries about a 12-year-old chemist. This holiday-themed mystery is funny and well written.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Susan Wojciechowski

This award-winning book is an unforgettable treasure for all ages. Make this a holiday tradition for the entire family.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

A timeless holiday story about love and giving. Wonderful illustrations!
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Christmas Cheers
Straight No Chaser

Great music sung a cappella. This will get you in the holiday spirit!
- Megan, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

On Strike for Christmas
Sheila Roberts

What would happen if all the women in the small town go on strike for Christmas? Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The 13th Gift
Joanne Huist Smith

A good story about dealing with Christmas while grieving.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Christmas in the Country
Cynthia Rylant

Treasured memories are the stuff Christmas is made of. Special.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Bridge
Karen Kingsbury


- Sherryl, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

What Comes Next
John Katzenbach

Psychological thriller. Shocking story takes us to the dark side of the Internet.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Missing You
Harlan Coben

Another fascinating thriller by Harlan Coben. Well drawn characters, exciting plot, timely subject. Excellent.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Chill Factor
Sandra Brown

This thriller has a serial killer on the loose in a small North Carolina town during an epic winter storm.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson

A haunted house is said to "claim" one of its visitors. A powerful, chilling, cryptic tale.
- Karen, East Shore Area Library

Dead Peasants
Larry D. Thompson

What makes Atty. Thompson's courtroom thrillers chilling is their basis in fact.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Child
John Hart

A remarkable teenager's search for the truth about his twin sister's abduction. Exciting and fast moving. Great characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters

A chilling historical tale. Spooky. Had me reading long into the night. Nationally acclaimed author.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

The Ghost-Eye Tree
Bill Martin Jr.

A brother & sister are sent on a simple errand for a mom. A great story for Halloween.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ghost Dog Secrets
Peg Kehret

A 6th grader attempts to rescue an injured dog and embarks on an adventure with the help of a ghost dog.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Spooky Smeels of Halloween
Mary Man-Kong

A fun scratch and sniff book! The pumpkin smells the best.
- Kiri, East Shore Area Library

The House of Boo!
J. Patrick Lewis

A spooky Halloween tale by a wonderful poet! Perfect for read aloud!!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Mysterious Creatures
Michael Teitelbaum

Simple facts about various legends and folklore such as Big Foot, Yetis, Monsters, etc.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters

Spooky and mysterious... Had me reading long into the night.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

The House on Tradd Street
Karen White

A realtor inherits a historic, haunted house - the restoration of which creates danger & mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The House of Lost Souls
F. G. Cottam

Can a house be truly evil? Ten years after his first encounter, a troubled reporter must return to save teh sanity of a young woman.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Holy Ghosts
Gary Jansen

A haunting memoir about the connection between religion and the paranormal.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Help For The Haunted
John Searles

A young girl must come to terms with the paranormal activity of her parents and their subsequent murder. Twists & turns all the way to the end. Creepy!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Haunted Rectory
Katherine Valentine

The St. Francis Xavier Church Ladies Club discover that their rectory is haunted and set out to deal with the evil spirit.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Poultrygeist
Maryjane & Herm Auch

Animals get a "fright" in the barn. Kids will laugh out loud.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Never Kick a Ghost
Judy Sierra

FUNNY early reader with short stories and silly rhymes.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Over My Dead Body
Kate Klise

Hysterical Halloween surprises show how an old man, a young boy and a ghost must stay together.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Whispering House
Rebecca Wade

While their house is being repaired, the Price family moves into temporary housing that's haunted.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Weird US The Oddyssey Continues
Mark Sceurman & Matthew Lake

Guide to America's local legends and best kept secrets.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Stoker's Manuscript
Royce Prouty

Messages hidden in the original Dracula text will reveal Dracula family burial sites. A new twist on a classic story.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Man Who Created Halloween
Irwin Yablans

Fascinated by HORROR movies? This is an interesting look at how they became popular.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Paranormal State
Ryan Buell

Based on the A&E TV series, a behind the scenes look at supernatural encounters.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

I'd Know You Anywhere
Laura Lippman

A woman who was kidnapped and raped at 15 struggles to keep her life together when the man re-enters her world.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Absence of Mercy
John Burley

When a brutal murder occurs in his town, Ben Stevenson, medical examiner, tries to help solve it before his family is next.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Down River
John Hart

More than a mystery, more than a thriller. This book is filled with family secrets, a son's difficult homecoming, and a desperate attempt at reconciliation and acceptance.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Unleashed
David Rosenfelt

Enjoyable blend of Grisham courtroom mystery and Evanovich humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Midnight
Kevin Egan

A law clerk and secretary make one bad choice after another, leading them in over their heads to danger in this courthouse thriller.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim
Richard Kadrey

A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Bodies Left Behind
Jeffery Deaver

Action, suspense, unexpected twists, well developed characters. Great read!
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

When Nick's wife disappears, he finds himself facing death row. Nicely built momentum and a surprise around each corner.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Elizabeth L. Silver

A woman on death row is asked to tell her side of the story.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Alex
Pierre Lemaitre

Couldn't put this dark, twisting thriller down. Earned it's "Dagger Award" - Great vacation read!
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Analyst
John Katzenbach

This book is an intelligently written thriller with a very different plot. It is suspenseful from start to end.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

This is a riveting thriller with great character development. The ending is both unexpected AND satisfying.
- Patricia, East Shore Area Library

House of Cards
Michael Dobbs

From Margaret Thatcher's former Chief of Staff comes this well-imagined political thriller of power & lust.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

A young detective goes undercover at Cambridge University and finds herself a target for murder. Suspense!
- Lisa, East Shore Area Library

The Litigators
John Grisham

The client's best interests take a back seat to shifty legal maneuvering and greed in this fast-paced legal thriller. Another eminently readable tale by the master of courtroom drama.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Reviver
Seth Patrick

The dead can be momentarily revived to share their last thoughts. Now something sinister is coming along for the ride.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Lethal Remedy
Richard L. Mabry

Another great book by Mabry! Suspenseful. Couldn't put it down! Medical suspense.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Doctor Sleep
Stephen King

In 'The Shining,' Danny Torrance barely escaped the Overlook Hotel. Now he's grown, but life's even scarier.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Walking Dead: Volume 9
Robert Kirkman

If you like the show, you'll love this graphic novel!
- Micah, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Reconstructing Amelia
Kimberly McCreight

A great thriller with twists, turns, and fascinating characters.
- Ellen D., East Shore Area Library

Red 1-2-3
John Katzenbach

One of this author's best psychological thrillers. Clever plot, good characters, fast-paced & well written.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Beyond: A ghost story
Graham Mcnamee


- Mollie, Johnson Memorial Library

The Book of You
Claire Kendal

After years of being stalked, she gets gratifying and subtle revenge.
- Steve, East Shore Area Library

Hurting Distance
Sophie Hannah

Suspicion falls on missing Robert Haworth's jealous wife, but the truth is much more complicated.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Werewolf
Glen Duncan

A magnificent thinking adult's horror story. In addition to love, sex, violence and humor, this thriller reflects on moral issues of being human.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

This is Where I Leave You

The father of the Altman tribe has died and the family convenes in their home town for the funeral. Dad's last wish was that they sit Shiva (stay under the same roof together) for the full seven days. This is odd because they weren't really observant Jews, but the four adult children and various spouses go along with it. Hilarity Ensues, Life Lessons are Learned, and Changes are made. I have both read the book, and watched the film numerous times, very enjoyable.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Ann Ross

Meet the unpredictable Miss Julia, a smart, sassy, and hilariously funny senior citizen. Her adventures will keep you reading.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy

Moms everywhere will relate to Mrs. Large's problem … very funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise

Funny story, told through letters, about a children's author who tries to find a quiet place to write.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Goodnight iPad
Ann Droyd

A parody for the next generation. Time to power down the gadgets.
- East Shore Page Staff, East Shore Area Library

A Window Opens
Elisabeth Egan

Alice, a mother of three, accepts a full-time job with a hip start-up, only to learn how difficult it is to balance job with home life.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Cosmic
Frank Cottrell Boyce

Twelve-year-old Liam is frequently mistaken for a grown-up. His latest misadventure is totally "cosmic". A celebration of dads everywhere.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Stranger than Fiction

Fun story about an IRS agent who falls for a baker.
- John, McCormick Riverfront Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Eat Cake
Jeanne Ray

When Ruth's family gets her stressed out, she bakes scrumptious cakes. A lovely, fun, emotional story.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

This is Where I Leave You

The father of the Altman tribe has died and the family convenes in their home town for the funeral. Dad's last wish was that they sit Shiva (stay under the same roof together) for the full seven days. This is odd because they weren't really observant Jews, but the four adult children and various spouses go along with it. Hilarity Ensues, Life Lessons are Learned, and Changes are made. I have both read the book, and watched the film numerous times, very enjoyable.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Herb & Dorothy

Meet Herb and Dorothy, my heroes! Phenomenal!
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

A story of friendship, imagination and growing up. A story to cherish again and again. Required reading for many schools.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

The A-Team

There's a great blend of action and comedy. It will make you laugh and give you a fast-paced trip!
- Chris, McCormick Riverfront Library

VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise

As the old saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait." The whole line of VeggieTales are awesome!
- Ashley, McCormick Riverfront Library

Big Miracle

A wonderful story about how a town and people across the country get together to save this family of whales.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Stranger than Fiction

Fun story about an IRS agent who falls for a baker.
- John, McCormick Riverfront Library

The Power of Few

It's a turn of events that happens and replay on a more positive note by the presence of one sweet little girl.
- Antoine, East Shore Area Library

12 Years a Slave

This was a walk back into high school history. Very empowering movie, educational.
- Ashley, McCormick Riverfront Library

The Brothers Grimm

This was a favorite as a kid and is still pretty sentimental. This is the movie that made me fall in love with Heath Ledger. It's funny but terrifying (especially as a child) but it incorporates fairy tales, which is kind of my thing.
- Courtney, Northern Dauphin Library

Into the Storm

Silverton will never be the same. If you like Twister, you'll love this one.
- Cathy, McCormick Riverfront Library

Christmas Cheers
Straight No Chaser

Great music sung a cappella. This will get you in the holiday spirit!
- Megan, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley

The 4th in the Flavia de Luce mysteries about a 12-year-old chemist. This holiday-themed mystery is funny and well written.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dog On It
Spencer Quinn

Meet Bernie, a private investigator, and Chet, his "partner," who happens to be a dog and the narrator to this excellent, hilarious mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Sister Eve Private Eye
Lynne Hinton

A nun takes a leave from the convent to help her dad as he recovers from surgery and gets involved in his business.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Highly Effective Detective
Richard Yancey

Meet Teddy Ruzak, a bumbling incompetent P.I. who can't pass his license exam and can't solve his 1st case. Hilarious!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Chill Factor
Sandra Brown

This thriller has a serial killer on the loose in a small North Carolina town during an epic winter storm.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Open and Shut
David Rosenfelt

Very funny mystery about a NJ defense attorney determined to free a man on death row. Excellent series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Peasants
Larry D. Thompson

What makes Atty. Thompson's courtroom thrillers chilling is their basis in fact.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Child
John Hart

A remarkable teenager's search for the truth about his twin sister's abduction. Exciting and fast moving. Great characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Christie Curse
Victoria Abbott

A cute "cozy mystery" about the possibility of an undiscovered Agatha Christie mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Absence of Mercy
John Burley

When a brutal murder occurs in his town, Ben Stevenson, medical examiner, tries to help solve it before his family is next.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Down River
John Hart

More than a mystery, more than a thriller. This book is filled with family secrets, a son's difficult homecoming, and a desperate attempt at reconciliation and acceptance.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Unleashed
David Rosenfelt

Enjoyable blend of Grisham courtroom mystery and Evanovich humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave
Donna Fletcher Crow

The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Buck Stops Here
Mindy Starns Clark

A woman must discover the truth about her husband's death.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Long Upon the Land
Margaret Maron

This last book in the "Deborah Knott" series is excellent! Engaging mystery. Great characters. 5 stars!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

When Nick's wife disappears, he finds himself facing death row. Nicely built momentum and a surprise around each corner.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
Gahan Hanmer

Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands

An apothecary's apprentice must make potions, solve puzzles, and decipher codes to uncover a deadly secret - Excellent in audio.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

In Big Trouble
Laura Lippman

A really good who-done-it solved by one of my favorite PIs, Tess Monaghan. Fast paced and fun.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

All Fall Down
Jennifer Weiner

A harrowing depiction of the development and spiral of addiction.
- Sydney, East Shore Area Library

A Murder in Time
Julie McElwain

A time travel murder mystery romance, an FBI profiler finds herself facing a serial killer 200 years in the past.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
Randy Singer

A dangerous case finds a young attorney defending not only a client, but his own life.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Christie's Belgian detective is back in this excellent volume, with a very surprising ending.
- Chris, East Shore Area Library

Scared Stiff
Annelise Ryan

Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston stumbles across an all-too-real Halloween decoration. Great cozy mystery series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Truth Be Told
Carol Cox

A great historical fiction!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

A young detective goes undercover at Cambridge University and finds herself a target for murder. Suspense!
- Lisa, East Shore Area Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Bookman's Promise
John Dunning

An intriguing mix of fact and fiction make this mystery worth reading.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Play Dead
David Rosenfelt

Andy Carpenter, Esq. is back with Tara in another courtroom thriller - written with Rosenfelt's usual delightful sense of humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Bunnicula
James Howe

A vampire rabbit? The Monroe family's dog (Harold) and cat (Chester) are convinced and tell a very convincing tale.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree
Susan Wittig-Albert

The Depression-era women of a Darling, Alabama, garden club get to the bottom of a mysterious buried treasure and a young woman's murder.
- Nancy, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Faith on the Rocks
Liesa Malik

Good reading! A retired school teacher takes up romance writing, and solving a murder.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen

Read life action and suspense at the Alaska sled dog race. Award winning author.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Weird Pennsylvania
Matthew Lake

Ghosts, haunted places, wonders, legends, and the unexplained -- in PA!
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The 13th Gift
Joanne Huist Smith

A good story about dealing with Christmas while grieving.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Breaking Night: A memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
Liz Murray

Foraging for food on the streets and completing school assignments in stairwells - the unbelievable & incredible story of going from "Homeless to Harvard."
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel

A great look at the women behind those brave space guys.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
J.K. Rowling

A commencement speech at Harvard University. Short but very good.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Game (30th Anniversary Edition)
Ken Dryden

This is a classic sports book, especially for hockey fans. You will experience and understand the game like never before.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Born Again Vintage
Bridgett Artise & Jen Karetnick

This book shows you how to use creativity to "recycle your wardrobe."
- Deidre, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir

Excellent true story about the scandalicious love affair between Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking
Sims Wyeth

This book deserves 5 stars. It offers useful tips for effective public speaking in brief, captivating stories.
- Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Isaac's Storm
Erik Larson

A gripping and incredibly vivid account of the 1900 Galveston hurricane.
- Steve, East Shore Area Library

Louise on the Lam
Sharon Cree

The true tale of a Dauphin PA woman's work fostering beagles, one being "the most scared dog in the world."
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Wake
Erik Larson

Impressively researched, richly detailed account of the Lusitania's last voyage.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Elle & Coach
Stefany Shaheen

Family love, perseverance, type 1 diabetes, a very special girl and incredible dog are themes in this amazing true story.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The ABCs of Adulthood
Deborah Copaken

This collection of lessons is for everyone - funny, practical, & good.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Bobbie - The Wonder Dog
Tricia Brown

A warm, wonderful, TRUE story about an amazing dog, his loving family & life in the USA in the 1920s.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Gunn's Golden Rules
Tim Gunn

An entertaining read full of stories from fashion world & Tim's life. "Make it work" is Tim's philosophy for life.
- Kelly, East Shore Area Library

Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv

Builds the case for spending more time outside - and provides suggestions for doing it.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Against Wind and Tide
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Excellent writer; very engaging, a time you won't want to leave; beautiful prose.
- Karen, East Shore Area Library

Sacred Economics: Money, gift, & society in the age of transition
Charles Eisenstein

The most practical and positive book I've read about how we could shape the new economy.
- Rita, Johnson Memorial Library

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius
Kristine Barnett

Parents of special needs kids will identify with and applaud Kristine's efforts to help her autistic son.
- Doris, East Shore Area Library

The Big Book of Mod Podge

Lots of crafty ideas using Mod Podge! Awesome book!
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

Beatrix Potter, A Journal
Beatrix Potter

What an interesting book! The drawings and storytelling are great!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Revolutionary War Patriots Historic Houses of Dauphin County, Pa
Harrisburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; Harris Ferry Chapter Sons of the American Revolution

You may see some of these homes in your own backyard!
- Nancy, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Ever By My Side
Dr. Nick Trout

A young animal lover grows up to become a vet. A charming memoir filled with stories about what's important in life [LOVE, BOTH HUMAN & ANIMAL] Also great in audiobook!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Remember the Sun
Melanie Simms

Wonderful poetic vignettes of Sunbury and the Susquehanna River. Delightful to read locally-inspired poems by a local author.
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

The Nanny Chronicles of Hollywood
Julie Swales & Stella Reid

The first chapter is a little slow, but after that are chapters of entertaining & interesting stories by the nannies & the agency.
- Kelly, East Shore Area Library

Six Million Paper Clips
Peter W. Schroeder

Holocaust memorial created by middle school students.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Girl from the Tar Paper School
Teri Kanefield

An astonishing book about civil rights, a must read for children and adults.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dewey's Nine Lives
Vicki Myron

An inspiring and heart-warming book about cats and cat stories told from the perspective of Dewey's mom.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Rustic chic wedding: 55 projects for crafting your own wedding style
Morgann Hill

I love the crafty ideas they give to really make your day special!
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

The Card Book
Susan Attenborough

Original ideas for hand-made greeting cards, step-by-step. I love making things and this book shows you great ways to make your cards really pop.
- Monique, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Dead Mountain: The untold true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident
Donnie Eichar

This book was just the right amount of creepy to make you not want to go out into the woods for a while. It was interesting and thrilling, I did not want to put it down!
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook
Phyllis Pellman Good

Recipes for slow cookers from real people for real people. Enjoy!
- Dawn, McCormick Riverfront Library

Poetry Speaks: Who I Am
Various

An audiobook, poets read their own work - a chance to hear the poems the way the poets do.
- Dawn, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Ghost Ship
Brian Hicks

For those who enjoy real-life mysteries, this book gives a plausible explanation for this famous disappearance.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Born to Run
Christopher McDougall

This book reads like an adventure story with fascinating facts about the history of man.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow - My Life as a Country Vet
Dr. Jan Pol

Nat Geo Wild's very own Dr. Pol tells how he became the vet he is today. USA's James Herriot
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Pilates Practice Companion
Alycea Ungaro

Reshape your body with these pilates exercises for all fitness levels.
- Deidre, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

How Can I Talk if My Lips Don't Move
Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

The author, who is autistic, shares his experiences and offers insight into his thinking process.
- Brenda, East Shore Area Library

You are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes
Jermaine Jackson

It was a really interesting book and gave some new details about Michael's life.
- Brandi, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

12 Years a Slave

This was a walk back into high school history. Very empowering movie, educational.
- Ashley, McCormick Riverfront Library

Whatever Happened to the Metric System
John Bemelmans Marciano

It's an interesting history book, believe it or not.
- John, McCormick Riverfront Library

One Plus One
Jojo Moyes

You're in for one crazy road trip with four misfits in this book.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

A Little Folly
Jude Morgan

If you love Jane Austen, you're likely to enjoy this witty period piece too.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Movement of Stars
Amy Brill

A Quaker woman discovers a comet in 1840s Massachusetts.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Every Day
David Levithan

Every day the main character is someone new and different.
- Ellen D., East Shore Area Library

The Bridge
Karen Kingsbury


- Sherryl, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Stranger than Fiction

Fun story about an IRS agent who falls for a baker.
- John, McCormick Riverfront Library

Rustic chic wedding: 55 projects for crafting your own wedding style
Morgann Hill

I love the crafty ideas they give to really make your day special!
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

The Twelfth Enchantment
David Liss

Part fantasy / part regency romance. A tale of mystery, intrigue, and magic.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion

Very entertaining book about a man with Asperger's syndrome who sets out to find a wife who meets his very demanding criteria.
- Lois, Johnson Memorial Library

Uprooted
Naomi Novik

Apprentice which fights evil with unconventional magic. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't put the book down.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim
Richard Kadrey

A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
Gahan Hanmer

Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Gunslinger
Stephen King

1st in Dark Tower series about a gunslinger's adventures; fantasy
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Alias Hook
Lisa Jensen

A Neverland story for grown-ups. Hook tells a tragic tale of loss and hatred and is saved by the power of love.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Hood
Stephen Lawhead

An interesting version of "Robin Hood" and how the author thinks it happened. Thrilling!
- Lydia, East Shore Area Library

The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

3 kids discover a world beyond their own and it leads them on a load of adventures.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dune
Frank Herbert

A modern sci-fi classic about an alien society. Detailed & absorbing.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

Chronicles the off-beat and extraterrestrial journey of a galactic traveler.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

The Time Machine
H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is pretty much the father of science fiction...and this book was one of the first ever written about time travel and it's awesome...you know, if you're into that sort of nerdy thing.
- Courtney, Northern Dauphin Library

The Magician
Michael Scott

This is part of a captivating six-book series, "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel." Set in the current day, it describes magical powers whose use will ultimately determine the fate of the world. Wonderful read!
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

The Brothers Grimm

This was a favorite as a kid and is still pretty sentimental. This is the movie that made me fall in love with Heath Ledger. It's funny but terrifying (especially as a child) but it incorporates fairy tales, which is kind of my thing.
- Courtney, Northern Dauphin Library

The Sneetches (And Other Stories)
Dr. Seuss

The Sneetches learn the hard way why jealousy is a bad thing.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Brass Sun: The Wheel of Worlds
Ian Edginton

This book begins an epic quest through a beautifully imagined set of worlds. This is one of the most unique pieces of science fiction that I've read in a long time.
- Rita, Johnson Memorial Library

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer

This is a fun series of books with hightech fairies & a 12yr old criminal genius.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Virals
Kathy Reichs

Adults will enjoy this young adult novel written by Kathy Reichs especially those that enjoyed reading other young adult books like the "Hunger Games".
- Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Every Day
David Levithan

Every day the main character is someone new and different.
- Ellen D., East Shore Area Library

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

Chronicles the off-beat and extraterrestrial journey of a galactic traveler.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

A Separate Peace
John Knowles

This was a book that I had to read in school and it grew on me. It's slow at first but it discusses real problems, not only with the World War, but also with just kids growing up.
- Courtney, Northern Dauphin Library

Dead Mountain: The untold true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident
Donnie Eichar

This book was just the right amount of creepy to make you not want to go out into the woods for a while. It was interesting and thrilling, I did not want to put it down!
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Made You Up
Francesca Zappia

Narrated by a girl with Schizophrenia, you're not sure if you can trust what she tells you. Is what she is seeing real? Conflict arises in her new high school, and she struggles to tell the real world from the delusions.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Beyond: A ghost story
Graham Mcnamee


- Mollie, Johnson Memorial Library

Paper Towns
John Green

A cutting edge story that can pull readers in quickly. This book is geared towards 13+ audiences.
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

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