A Year In Reading

February: All about Chocolate

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This month is all about one of life's best ingredients, chocolate. 

Betty Crocker's Everything Chocolate
Betty Crocker
641.6374 Cro
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Alexander McCall Smith
LP FIC McC
Blood And Chocolate
Annette Curtis Klause
YA FIC Kla
Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Lover
Arielle Ford
306.7 Hot
Candyfreak : A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly Of America
Steve Almond
338.7664 Alm
In The Age Of Love And Chocolate
Gabrielle Zevin
YA FIC Zev
Chilies To Chocolate : Food The Americas Gave The World
Nelson Foster, Linda S Cordell
641.3 Chi
Just Hand Over The Chocolate And No One Will Get Hurt
Karen Scalf Linamen
248.843 Lin
Chocolate : A Bittersweet Saga Of Dark And Light
Mort Rosenblum
641.3374 Ros
Like Water For Chocolate
Laura Esquivel, Kate Reading
FIC Esq
Chocolate : A Healthy Passion
Shara Aaron, Monica Bearden
641.3374 Aar
Sin-free Chocolate Smoothies : A Chocolate Lover's Guide To 70 Nutritious Blended Drinks
Gabriel Constans
641.87 Con
Chocolate : From Simple Cookies To Extravagant Showstoppers
Nick Malgieri
641.6374 Mal
Sorcery And Cecelia Or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot : Being The Correspondence Of Two Young Ladies Of Quality Regarding Various Scandals In London And The Country
Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
YA FIC Wre
Chocolate : Sweet Science And Dark Secrets Of The World's Favorite Treat
Kay Frydenborg
YA 338.7663 Fry
The Chocolate Lovers' Club
Carole Matthews
FIC Mat
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Joanne Fluke, Suzanne Toren
FIC Flu
The Chocolate Money
Ashley Prentice Norton
FIC Nor
Chocolate For A Woman's Courage [Large Print]
Kay Allenbaugh
LP 305.4 Cho
The Chocolate Thief
Laura Florand
FIC Flo
Chocolate Holidays : Unforgettable Desserts For Every Season
Alice Medrich
641.6374 Med
The Chocolate War
Robert Cormier
YA FIC Cor
Chocolate Kisses
SC Cho
The Emperors Of Chocolate : Inside The Secret World Of Hershey And Mars
Joël Glenn Brenner
338.7664 Bre
Chocolate Magic
Zelda Benjamin
LP FIC Ben
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris
Jenny Colgan
FIC Col
Chocolate To Die For
JoAnna Carl
FIC Car
The Only Thing Better Than Chocolate
Janet Dailey, Sandra Steffen, Kylie Adams
SC Onl
Death By Chocolate
G. A McKevett
FIC McK
Vegan Chocolate : Unapologetically Luscious And Decadent Dairy-free Desserts
Fran Costigan
641.5636 Cos
Drop Dead Chocolate
Jessica Beck
LP FIC Bec
White Chocolate Moments
Lori Wick
FIC Wic

Betty Crocker
Call Number: 641.6374 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Annette Curtis Klause
Description: Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
Call Number: YA FIC Kla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Steve Almond
Call Number: 338.7664 Alm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Nelson Foster, Linda S Cordell
Call Number: 641.3 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Mort Rosenblum
Call Number: 641.3374 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Shara Aaron, Monica Bearden
Call Number: 641.3374 Aar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Nick Malgieri
Call Number: 641.6374 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Kay Frydenborg
Description: An account for readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 338.7663 Fry
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Joanne Fluke, Suzanne Toren
Description: Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Rons truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, shes inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Rons death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mothers attempts to find her a husband.
Call Number: FIC Flu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Kay Allenbaugh
Description: 77 Stories That Honor Your Strength And Wisdom
Call Number: LP 305.4 Cho
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Alice Medrich
Call Number: 641.6374 Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Call Number: SC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Zelda Benjamin
Description: Chloe Brandeau, a magical chocolatier struggles to maintain normalcy in her world that suddenly turned upside down with the inheritance of her aunt's run down apartment building. When a friend insists that having a man in her life could help, Chloe goes on a series of outrageous dates. Along comes Ethan Behar, a master of acquisitions with no time for trivial pleasures such as chocolate. Ethan makes an offer for Chloe's building, but ends up bidding for the one thing not on the market -- Chloe's heart.
Call Number: LP FIC Ben
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
JoAnna Carl
Description: In The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle, the lakeside town of Warner Pier has been swept away by a visiting Hollywood producer. He says he's making a movie based on a local author's novel, but the sensible Lee McKinney smells a phony, especially when her sleuthing leads to a dead body...In The Chocolate Mouse Trap, Lee McKinney's friend goes overboard with inspirational e-mails-enough for someone to permanently delete her! Now everyone on her friend's address list is suspect-or a potential victim. Lee needs to trap the killer, or she might be next to land in his outbox...
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
G. A McKevett
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Jessica Beck
Description: The whole town of April Springs is stirring over the upcoming mayoral election. Suzanne Hart’s mother, for one, is dead-set on replacing the current mayor and what better way for Momma to drum up support than by luring in voters with Suzanne’s drop-dead-delicious donuts?
Call Number: LP FIC Bec
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Alexander McCall Smith
Description: When Isabel's niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant, and is suddenly plagued with memories of events that never happened to him. Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Add to the mix the lothario Cat brings home from the wedding in Italy.
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Arielle Ford
Call Number: 306.7 Hot
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Gabrielle Zevin
Description: Anya's new prominence brings out friends, foes, and ghosts from the past. Certain scores must be settled; certain debts must be paid. Surviving a crime-ridden New York City is looking harder and harder for Anya.
Call Number: YA FIC Zev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Karen Scalf Linamen
Call Number: 248.843 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Laura Esquivel, Kate Reading
Description: A culinary romance set in Mexico. Condemned by tradition to look after her tyrannical mother and remain a spinster, Tita finds her destiny in the kitchens of the family ranch. Her recipes for Mexican dishes are woven into the story of her doomed romance with Pedro, her brother-in-law.
Call Number: FIC Esq
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Gabriel Constans
Call Number: 641.87 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
Description: In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
Call Number: YA FIC Wre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Carole Matthews
Description: "Lucy Lombard can't resist it - rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate. For her there's nothing it won't cure - from heartache to a headache - and she's not alone. Sharing her passion are three other addicts: Autumn, Nadia and Chantal. Together they form The Chocolate Lovers' Club"--From Fantastic Fiction website.
Call Number: FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Ashley Prentice Norton
Description: After being raised in 1980s Chicago by a promiscuous mother, Bettina Ballentyne, the daughter of a chocolate heiress struggles to walk the line between self-preservation and self-destruction at an East Coast prep school.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Laura Florand
Description: The Parisian sorcerer of artisan chocolate, handsome Frenchman Sylvain Marquis, and the American empress of chocolate bars, Cade Corey, play a decadent game of seduction and subterfuge that causes them both to melt with desire.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Robert Cormier
Description: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.
Call Number: YA FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Joël Glenn Brenner
Call Number: 338.7664 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Jenny Colgan
Description: It's true that Anna Trent is a supervisor in a chocolate factory but that doesn't necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. And when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, Anna expects to be outed as a fraud.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Janet Dailey, Sandra Steffen, Kylie Adams
Call Number: SC Onl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Fran Costigan
Description: It can be difficult to find truly indulgent vegan desserts, especially chocolate. Today's chocoholics are interested in fine flavor, high-percentage, organic, and fair chocolate. All of Costigan's desserts are vegan, some are gluten-free, and some are raw, but every one is absolutely chocolate and made with quality, easily sourced ingredients-- minus the dairy, eggs, and white sugar.
Call Number: 641.5636 Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Lori Wick
Description: After losing her parents, Arcineh Bryant lives with her grandfather as a girl. But growing up without her family causes her to hold resentment toward the man who took her in. Years later, when she meets a man she thinks she may love, she doubts whether she can trust her own heart.
Call Number: FIC Wic
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017

January: Men Without Rules: Rogues, Rascals, and Villains

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These men are wild. These men live without rules.

A Clockwork Orange [Audiobook]
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
FIC Bur
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
FIC Kes
All The Pretty Horses [Large Print]
Cormac McCarthy
LP FIC McC
Rabbit, Run [Audiobook]
John Updike, Arthur Morey
FIC Upd
Catch-22 [Audiobook]
Joseph Heller, Jay O. Sanders
FIC Hel
Room At The Top
John Braine
FIC
Deliverance.
James Dickey
FIC Dic
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
FIC Sil
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
FIC Cer
Shane By Jack Schaefer; Illustrated By John Mccormak
Jack Schaefer
FIC Sch
Fight Club [Audiobook]
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
FIC Pal
Tarzan Of The Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIC Bur
Flashman : From The Flashman Papers 1839-1842
George MacDonald Fraser
FIC Fra
The Catcher In The Rye
J. D. Salinger
FIC Sal
High Fidelity
Nick Hornby
FIC Hor
The Ginger Man
J. P. (James Patrick) Donleavy
FIC Don
Killing Floor [Large Print]
Lee Child
LP FIC Chi
The Guts
Roddy Doyle
FIC Doy
Less Than Zero
Bret Easton Ellis
FIC Ell
The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling. Illustrated By Lawrence Beall Smith.
Henry Fielding
FIC Fie
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
The Last Picture Show
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
FIC Ami
The Revenant
Michael Punke
FIC Pun
Mash.
Richard Hooker
FIC Hoo
The Things They Carried : A Work Of Fiction
Tim O'Brien
FIC OBr
On The Road
Jack Kerouac, Scott Donaldson
813.09 Ker
Tropic Of Cancer
Henry Miller
FIC Mil

Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
Description: Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence, and includes the final chapter deleted from the first American edition and the introduction to "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Cormac McCarthy
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Joseph Heller, Jay O. Sanders
Description: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
James Dickey
Description: The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its steep, echoing stone canyons, four me on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhileration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
Description: The 17th century Spanish masterpiece, one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th century Spain.
Call Number: FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
Description: When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches that soon develop a fanatical following.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
George MacDonald Fraser
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Nick Hornby
Description: Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store.
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Lee Child
Description: A discharged soldier is framed for a murder by the chief of police in a small town in Georgia where he has just arrived. When the soldier learns that the murdered man was his brother he breaks out of jail and carries out his own investigation.
Call Number: LP FIC Chi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Bret Easton Ellis
Description: Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this novel is a portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Larry McMurtry
Description: A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: May 27, 2016
Kingsley Amis
Description: This is a young man's book, in fact a book of two young men. College friends with similar backgrounds, they graduated from both Oxford University and World War II to find themselves in an England in terminal decline. It has lost overseas possessions that had once been its pride, and the people in charge are snobs and incompetents. Worst of all, no one seems to appreciate the young men's genius: neither the women they meet not the publishers to whom they send their works. "Lucky Jim" Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of the new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons as long as Jim can keep in with eccentric Professor Welch, survive a madrigal-singing weekend, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son, Bertrand.
Call Number: FIC Ami
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Richard Hooker
Description: Before there were the movie and the television series, there was the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth.
Call Number: FIC Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Jack Kerouac, Scott Donaldson
Description: A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society.
Call Number: 813.09 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Ken Kesey
Call Number: FIC Kes
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
John Updike, Arthur Morey
Description: Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman.
Call Number: FIC Upd
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
John Braine
Description: "The ruthlessly ambitious Joe Lampton rises swiftly from the petty bureaucracy of local government into the world of inherited wealth, fast cars and glamorous women. But betrayal and tragedy strike as the original 'angry young man' of the fifties pursues his goals."--Product description.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Alan Sillitoe
Description: Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A young rebel of a man, he knows what he wants and he's sharp enough to get it. Before long his meetings with a couple of married women are part of local gossip.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Jack Schaefer
Description: Wyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Description: Tarzan, raised by apes and now leader of the tribe, is forced to choose between two worlds when his presence in the jungle is discovered..
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
J. D. Salinger
Description: A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2012
J. P. (James Patrick) Donleavy
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Roddy Doyle
Description: In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he's now approaching fifty with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle-- his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam "Outspan" Foster and the still beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood.
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Henry Fielding
Call Number: FIC Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Larry McMurtry
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Michael Punke
Description: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two Company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge.
Call Number: FIC Pun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Tim O'Brien
Description: This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2014
Henry Miller
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016