Manchester, Connecticut

Summer Read 2009


The participants in the Adult Summer Reading Program were a group with varied interests.  199 patrons read a total of 840 different titles by 579 different authors.  Of those 840 titles, 127 of them were non-fiction.  116 authors had more than one of their books read with James Patterson being the most popular with 18 of his books cited.  Still Alice by Lisa Genova was the most popular book with 6 patrons reading it.  The following is a list of books which had multiple readers, all of which are available at the Manchester Public Library.

Maya Angelou…I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings…3
Jo Barrett…Don’t Let It Be True…2
Maeve Binchey…Heart and Soul…3
C.J. Box…Below Zero…2
Sandra Brown…Above and Beyond…2
The Alibi…2
Smoke Screen…4
Susan Campbell…Connecticut Curiosities (917.46)…2
Orson Scott Card…Ender in Exile…2
P.C. Cast…Marked…2
Patricia Cornwell… Blow Fly…2
Catherine Coulter…Knock Out…2
Philip Craig…Vineyard Blues…2
Margaret Craven…I Heard the Owl Call My Name…2
Diane Mott Davidson… Fatally Flaky…4
Jeffrey Deaver…Roadside Crosses…2
Jude Devereaux…Secrets…2
Jay Dobyns…No Angel (364.106)…2
Ivan Doig…The Sea Runners…3
Janet Evanovich…Finger Lickin’ Fifteen…3
One for the Money…2
Joanne Fluke…Carrot Cake Murder…2
Neil Gaiman…The Graveyard Book…2
Lisa Gardner…The Neighbor…4
Lisa Genova…Still Alice…6
Elizabeth George…Careless In Red…2
Tess Gerritsen…The Keepsake…2
Doris Kearns Goodwin… Wait ‘Til Next Year (B Goodwin)…2
Jane Green…Beach House…3
James Grippando… Intent to Kill…3
When Darkness Falls…2
Robert Harris…Pompeii…3
E. Lynn Harris…Basketball Jones…2
Joanne Harris…Holy Fools…2
John Hart… King of Lies…2
Kent Haruf…Plain Song…2
Max Hastings…Retribution: the battle for Japan (940.54)…2
Khalid Hosseini…The Kite Runner…3
Carolyn Jessop…Escape (B Jessop)…2
Jonathan Kellerman…Bones…2
True Detectives…2
Dean Koontz… Your Heart Belongs to Me…2
Elaine Kuzmeskus…Connecticut Ghosts: spirits in the state of steady habits …(133.1)…2
Wally Lamb…The Hour I First Believed…2
She’s Come Undone…2
Eric Lustbader…Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Deception…2
Debbie Macomber… The Summer on Blossom Street…3
Edward Macy…Apache: inside the cockpit of the world’s most deadly fighting machine (358)…2 Christopher McDougall…Born to Run: the hidden tribe, super athletes and the greatest race the world has never seen (796.42) …2
Stephanie Meyer… Eclipse…2
New Moon…2
Twilight…3
Greg Mortenson…Three Cups of Tea (371.822)…3
Vicki Myron…Dewey: a small town cat who touched the world (636.8)…2
Barack Obama… Audacity of Hope: thoughts on reclaiming the American Dream (B Obama)…3 Robert B. Parker…Stone Cold…2
James Patterson…Against Medical Advice (B Friedman)…2
Cross Country…4
8th Confession…2
Sail…2
Sundays at Tiffany’s…2
Swimsuit …2
Jodie Picoult…Change of Heart…5
Handle With Care…2
My Sister’s Keeper…3
Nineteen Minutes…3
Plain Truth…2
Darcy Purinton…Tobacco Sheds of the CT River Valley (633.71 Q)…2
Amanda Quick… The River Knows…2
Nora Roberts…Black Hills…2
Captivated…2
Mary Doria Russell…A Thread of Grace…2
Mary Ann Schaffer…The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…4
Lisa See…Shanghai Girls…3
Anita Shreve… Testimony…3
Doug Stanton…Horse Soldiers: the extraordinary story of a band of US soldiers who rode to victory in Afghanistan (958.1047)…2
Danielle Steel… Matters of the Heart…2
Adrianna Trigiani…Very Valentine…3
James Van Praagh…Unfinished Business: what the dead can teach us about life (133.91)…2 Abraham Verghese…Cutting for Stone…2
Jennifer Weiner…Goodnight Nobody…2
Stuart Woods… Hot Mahogany…2
Christopher Wren…The Cat Who Covered the World: the adventures of Henrietta and her foreign correspondent (B Wren)…3
William P. Young…The Shack…2
David Zinczenko…Eat This, Not That: thousands of simple food swaps that can save you 10, 20, 30 pounds or more! (613.2)…2
Marcus Zusak…The Book Thief…2


9/2009