Manchester, Connecticut

Summer Read 2012


The participants in the Adult Summer Reading Program were a group with varied interests. 546 patrons read a total of 1,622 different titles by 1,034 different authors. Of those 1,622 titles, 269 of them were non-fiction. 141 authors had more than one of their books read with Nora Roberts being the most popular with 43 of her books cited. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, was the most popular book with 19 patrons reading it. The following is a list of the books which had multiple readers, all of which are available at the Manchester Public Library.
 

Kate Alcott…The Dressmaker…2

Mary Kay Andrews…Spring Fever…2

Summer Rental…4

Nancy Atherton…Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch…3

Ace Atkins…Lullaby…2

Jane Austen…Pride and Prejudice…3

David Baldacci…The Camel Club…2

The Innocent…3

True Blue…2

Zero Day…4

Aimee Bender…The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake…2

Gail Blanke…Throw Out Fifty Things (648.5)…2

Rhys Bowen…Hush Now, Don’t You Cry…2

C J Box…Cold Wind…2

Geraldine Brooks…Caleb’s Crossing…2

Sandra Brown…Love is Murder…2

Stacia Brown…Accidents of Providence…2

Robert Browne…The Paradise Prophecy …2

Bill Bryson…The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (B)…2

James Lee Burke…Creole Belle…2

Anne Canadeo…Till Death Do Us Purl…2

Robyn Carr… Forbidden Falls…2

Promise Canyon…2

Linda Castillo…Gone Missing…3

Lincoln Child…The Third Gate…2

Carol Higgins Clark…Gypped…2

Mary Higgins Clark…The Shadow of Your Smile…2

Chris Cleave…Gold…2

Ernest Cline…Ready Player One…2

Harlan Coben…Stay Close…3

Suzanne Collins…Catching Fire…9

The Hunger Games…19

Mockingjay…11

Patricia Cornwell…Red Mist…3

Catherine Coulter…Back Fire…2

Deborah Crombie…And Justice There is None…2

Clive Cussler…The Storm…3

Casey Daniels…Tomb with a View…2

MaryJanice Davidson… Undead and Unstable…2

Barbara Delinsky…Escape…2

Tatiana de Rosnay…A Secret Kept…2

Emma Donoghue…Room…2

Jaycee Dugard…A Stolen Life (B)…3

Janet Evanovich…Explosive Eighteen…4

Fearless Fourteen…2

Love in a Nutshell…3

Wicked Business…2

John Farndon…Engineers (620 Q)…2

Jessica Fellows…The World of Downton Abbey (791.4572)…3

Joy Fielding…Now You See Her…2

Fannie Flagg…Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe…2

Vince Flynn…Kill Shot…2

Dorothea Benton Frank… Porch Lights…3

Daniel Friedman…Don’t Ever Get Old…2

Diana Gabaldon…The Outlander…2

The Scottish Prisoner…2

Elizabeth George…Believing the Lie…2

Tess Gerritsen… Body Double…2

Silent Girl…3

Emily Giffin…Heart of the Matter…2

Michael Gates Gill…How Starbucks Saved My Life (B)…2

Eileen Goudge…The Replacement Wife…3

John Grisham…Calico Joe…6

The Litigators…3

Sue Grafton…A is for Alibi…2

L is for Lawless…3

V is for Vengeance…2

Andrew Gross…15 Seconds…2

Sara Gruen…Water for Elephants…2

Carolyn Haines…Bones to Pick…2

Laurell K Hamilton…Kiss the Dead…2

Kristin Hannah…Angel Falls…2

Home Front…2

Magic Hour…2

Winter Garden…3

Beth Harbison…When In Doubt, Add Butter…2

Charlaine Harris…Club Dead…2

Elizabeth Haynes…Into the Darkest Corner…2

Elin Hilderbrand…Barefoot…2

Summerland…5

Lauren Hillenbrand…Unbroken (B Zamperini)…2

Dorothy Howell…Tote Bags and Toe Tags…2

Robert Hubbard…Glastonbury (974.62)…3

J A Jance…Betrayal of Trust…2

Left for Dead…4

Iris Johansen…Bonnie…3

What Doesn’t Kill You…3

Lauren Kate…Fallen…2

Fallen in Love…3

Passion…3

Faye Kellermen…Gun Games…2

Lars Kepler… The Nightmare…2

Stephen King… Nightmares and Dreamscapes…2

11/22/63…3

Just After Sunset

The Wind Through the Keyhole…3

Karen Kingsbury…Oceans Apart…2

Sophie Kinsella…I’ve Got Your Number…2

Jane Kirkpatrick…No Eye Can See…2

Jayne Ann Krentz…Between the Lines…2

William Landay…Defending Jacob…3

Joe Lansdale…Edge of Dark Water…4

Steig Larrson…The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest…2

The Girl Who Played with Fire…3

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo…5

Donna Leon…Beastly Things…2

Johanna Lindsey…Let Love Find You…2

Eric Lustbader… Bourne Dominion…2

George Martin…Game of Thrones…4

A Storm of Swords…2

Alexander McCall Smith…The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection…2

The #1 Ladies Detective Agency…3

Leila Meacham…Tumbleweeds…2

Marsha Mehran…Rosewater and Soda Bread…2

Stephanie Meyer… Eclipse…2

Twilight…3

Jo Nesbo…The Leopard…3

Robin Oliveira…My Name is Mary Sutter…2

Stewart O’Nan…The Odds…3

Katherine Hall Page…The Body in the Boudoir…2

Diana Palmer…Courageous…2

Anne Patchett…Bel Canto…2

State of Wonder…2

James Patterson…Don’t Blink…2

11th Hour…5

Guilty Wives…6

I, Michael Bennet…3

Kill Alex Cross…3

Kill Me if You Can…5

9th Judgement…2

Private Games…3

10th Anniversary…3

Witch and Wizard…3

Worst Case…2

Ridley Pearson…The Angel Maker…2

The Risk Agent…2

Louise Penny…Bury Your Dead…2

Tom Perrotta…The Leftovers…2

Jodi Picoult…Lone Wolf…6

Nineteen Minutes…2

Sing You Home…5

Michael Pollan…The Omnivore’s Dilemma (394.12)…5

Douglas Preston…Cabinet of Curiosities…2

Fever Dream…2

Amanda Quick…I Thee Wed…2

Anne Quindlin…Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake (B)…2

Kathy Reichs…Flash and Bones…2

Grave Secrets…2

Luanne Rice…Little Night…3

Louise Rich…We Took to the Woods (917.417)…3

Ransom Riggs…Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children…2

Nora Roberts…The Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda and Lilah…2

The Last Boyfriend…5

The Next Always…4

Search…2

The Witness…4

Charlotte Rogan…Lifeboat…4

J K Rowling…Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone…3

Goblet of Fire…2

John Sandford…Shock Wave…2

Lisa Scottoline…Come Home…3

Jan-Philipp Sendker…The Art of Hearing Heartbeats…2

Anita Shreve…Wedding in December…2

Mark Shriver…A Good Man (B)…2

Mark Smith…The Inquisitor…2

Nicholas Sparks…Best of Me…6

The Lucky One...2

Danielle Steele…Friends Forever…4

Happy Birthday…3

Hotel Vendome…2

Garth Stein…Racing in the Rain…6

Olen Steinhauer…An American Spy…2

Maggie Stiefvater…Shiver…2

Kathryn Stockett…The Help…8

Cheryl Strayed…Wild (B)…3

Robert Tanenbaum…Bad Faith…2

Brad Taylor…All Necessary Force…2

Nancy Thayer…Heat Wave…2

Summer Breeze…2

Summer House…2

Brad Thor…Full Black…2

Marie Tillman…The Letter (B)…2

Adriana Trigiani…The Shoemakers Wife…3

Anne Tyler…Beginner’s Good-bye…2

Saint Maybe…3

Jeanette Walls…The Glass Castle (B)…2

J R Ward… Lover Reborn…2

Jerome Weidman…Fourth Street East…2

Jennifer Weiner…The Guy Not Taken…2

Susan Wilson…The Dog Who Danced…2

Jacqueline Winspear…Elegy for Eddie…2

Sheryl Woods…Summer Garden…2

Stuart Woods…D. C. Dead…2

Markus Zusak…The Book Thief…2

updated 09/2012