Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome to "Check This Out"

Welcome to my new blog! I hope that you will discover new books and authors here that you will enjoy. I would also like to urge all of you to contact me if you would like some personalized reading recommendations or to share any favorite books and authors. For this inaugural post, I would like to share some brand new books which we have just received.

New installments in some very popular series…

61 Hours, by Lee Child (Jack Reacher Series)
This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George (Inspector Lynley Series)
Dead in the Family, by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Series)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (Millennium Series)
Fever Dream, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Pendergast Series)
The Nearest Exit, by Olen Steinhauer (Milo Weaver Series – the first book, The Tourist, is being made into a movie starring Johnny Depp)

Some very interesting and intriguing titles…

The Map of True Places, by Brunonia Barry (her last book The Lace Reader was a surprise hit)
Amandine, by Marlena de Blasi
Eye of the Red Tsar, by Sam Eastland (the next “hot” geographical area for thrillers and mysteries is predicted to be Russia – so is it goodbye Scandinavia?)
The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, by Bruce Feiler
War, by Sebastian Junger
Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer
The Scent of Rain and Lightning, by Nancy Pickard
The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern

Look for these on our “new fiction and nonfiction” shelves or if they are out, you can place a hold. Remember, that summer is a great time to read for fun- I plan on enjoying some great Chick Lit and Regency Romances in the next couple of months!

Happy Reading,


  1. Great job, Angela!

  2. Alicia SchoenherrJuly 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    My copy of Mockingbird has made the rounds of the house. They could not understand why I kept reading it, until they read it. I wanted to be as brave as Scout. Plus, my dad looked a lot like Atticus. Can't watch that movie without crying. Good tears.