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September 2013: Top 10 Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Checkouts


It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for September. Here's the previous lists for July and August. Enjoy! 

 

Top Fiction

  1. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  4. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  5. Inferno by Dan Brown
  6. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  7. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  8. The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  9. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
  10. A Wanted Man by Lee Child

Top Non-Fiction

  1. Lao Fuzi by Ze Wang
  2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles
  5. The Muslim Next Door by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
  6. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  7. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  8. What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
  9. Blink by Malcolm Gladwellli
  10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
 


Mythology in Young Adult Books!


Want Greek mythology? Read The Covenant Series!Half-Blood cover

Book 1: Half-Blood by Jennifer J. Armentrout

 

The Covenant is a school for pure bloods-those who are descendents of gods-learn and train to use thier elemental powers and half-bloods, individuals who have a pureblood and a human parent. Half-bloods are treated like garbage compared to purebloods; therefore, they have only two choices: train and become Sentinals or become servants for the pures. Alex is a half-blood, and even though she's had some problems growing up, she is not going to throw away her life to become a pure's servant. She's going to be a soilder. She's going to become a Sentinal.

 

 

Tiger's Curse coverWant Indian mythology? Read the Tiger's Saga!

Book 1: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

 

Kelsey wasn't expecting to travel halfway across the world to break a 300 year old curse this summer. While working at the circus, she befriends a white tiger named Ren; tiger who happens to be an immortal Indian prince. Along their journey they come face-to-face with mystic danger, worlds that beyond their reach, and a prophecy that could break the curse forever.

 

 

 

 

Loki's Wolves coverWant Norse mythology? Read The Blackwell Pages!

Book 1: Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong, M.A. Marr

 

In Norse mythology Ragnarok means the end of the world. This is an event that only the gods can stop; however, the gods died a long time ago. When Ragnarok is determined to happen again, the direct descendents of Thor and Loki must stand in for the gods and fight the battle. Will the kids from Blackwell, South Dakota prevent the end of the world? Or will wolves the size of suns and serpents as long as the galaxies take over and destroy the world?



August 2013: Top 10 Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Checkouts


It's that time again for the monthly check on what your community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for August. Here's the previous lists for June and July. Enjoy!

 

Top Fiction

  1. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  4. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  5. The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. Jones
  8. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  9. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  10. A Wanted Man by Lee Child

Top Non-Fiction

  1. Lao Fuzi by Ze Wang
  2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. The Muslim Next Door by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
  5. What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles
  6. Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt
  7. Minefields of the Heart by Sue Diaz
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
  9. What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
  10. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
 


Check Out Grumpy Cat's Book. See If It's Awful.


Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book coverGrumpy Cat's new book is now available to borrow from San Jose Public Library. Pretty much everyone knows about Grumpy Cat unless they live under a rock (she wishes we all would), but you might not have known you could find a book by her at the library! If you can't find the book on your branch's shelf right away, you can put a hold on a one to be delivered to you at your local branch. Just click on the "request it" link under the record listing in the catalog and follow the instructions.

 

Some facts about the feline Internet celebrity:
 

  • Yes, she is female. For some reason it often surprises people to learn this.
  • Her real name is Tardar Sauce. The story goes that her human "mom," Tabatha Bundeson, worked at a seafood restaurant and Tabatha's daughter thought the speckles in their kitten's fur looked like tartar sauce. When it was written down as her name, it was misspelled and they kept it that way.
  • Grumpy Cat has a brother named Pokey. He is even grumpier than she is (she just looks grumpy, really).


July 2013: Top 10 Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Checkouts


It's that time again for the monthly check on what your community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for June. Here's the previous lists for May and June. Enjoy!

 

Top Fiction

  1. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  2. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  5. Fables by Bill Wingham
  6. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  7. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  8. Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. Jones
  9. The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  10. Inferno by Dan Brown

 

 

Top Non-Fiction

  1. Lao Fuzi by Ze Wang
  2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. The Muslim Next Door by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
  5. What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles
  6. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  7. The Long Walk by Brian Castner
  8. What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
  10. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
 


New Russian Collection (Новая руccкая коллекция) at Calabazas Branch


Russian book's coverRussian book's coverДорогие пользователи нашей библиотеки! Новое, реконструированное отделение - Сalabazas Branch Library, открывшееся недавно, ждет вас! 

 

На полках нашей библиотеки представлен большой выбор новых книг как для взрослых (в печатном формате и в MP3 форматах), так и для детей.  Замечательная книга воспоминание Веры Прохоровой о Рихтере, интересный детектив актера Андрея Мягкова, новые книги Марининой, Устиновой, Донцовой доставят вам много радостных минут.

 

Увлекательные кино и сериалы на DVD ждут своих зрителей. Пoжалуйста, посетите нас как можно скорее!



Posted by Nina Petrova on Jul 25, 2013 | Comments: 0 |
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