Saturday, February 3, 2018


    The Lease Book Collection is provided by HCC Brandon SGA

The Armageddon File by Stephen Coonts
Count to Ten by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
The Whispering Room: A Jane Hawk novel by Dean Koontz
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Deep Freeze by John Sandford
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Year One by Nora Robert
The Noel Diary: From the Noel Collection by Richard Paul Evans
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Every Breath you Take by Mary Higgins by Clark & Alafair Burke
Robicheaux by James Lee Burke
Unbound: A Stone Barrington Novel / Stuart Woods
The Wanted by Robert Crais                                  
Artemis by Andy Weir
 The English Wife by Lauren Willig
 Sunday Silence by Nicci French
Munich by Robert Harris
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
City of Endless Night: A Pendergast Novel by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey
It Occurs to me that I am America: New Stories and Art Edited by Jonathan Santlofer; introduction by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
Blood Sisters by Jane Corry
The Wife by Alafair Burke
House of Secrets by V.C. Andrews
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
Act of Revenge by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice

Monday, January 22, 2018

New Non-Fiction

Paris Fashion 

Valerie Steele

Dawn of the New Everything   

Jaron Lanier

Ten Emerging Technologies, 
That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything 
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

Wild Nights, How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World   
Benjamin Reiss

What Do Philosophers Do?
Penelope Maddy

San Lorenzo A Florentine Church     
Robert W. Gaston

The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges     
Derek Bok

A Good Cry   
Nikki Giovanni

Reporting War 
Ray Moseley

About Abortion, Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America   
Carol Sanger

Shrinking Violets, The Secret Life of Shyness     
Joe Moran

Raptors The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey   
Keith L. Bildstein

Choosing Daughters Family Change in Rural China   
Lihong Shi

Flavor The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense  
Bob Holmes

Making the Scene  A History of Stage Design 
and Technology in Europe and the United States  
Oscar G. Brockett

Leonardo Da Vinci 
Walter Issacson

Leonardo Da Vinci 
Walter Issacson

Ethics in the Real World, 
82 Brief Essays of Things That Matter   
Peter Singer

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bean Bag Chairs!

Thanks to the wonderful Brandon SGA and the efforts of the students 
new Bean Bag Chairs have been donated to the BLRC!

These are not your dad's Bean Bag remember those....made of noisy vinyl in psychedelic colors and filled with actual, these are soft, cozy and quiet!  Please stop by and give them a try! See the testing results below: 

                                      Student Approved for people 72" and over

                                       Approved by those who remember Woodstock

                                                     Approved for Finals meltdown
                                           Professional- Do not try this at home!

Friday, December 1, 2017

It's not too late to be a Foster Angel!

Its not too late!

We love to see those bicycles!

Two weeks remain before the deadline for gifts and there are still tags on the tree to choose from. And don't be daunted by teen requests!  
Most of them just want a gift card and nothing could be easier!  

The last day to bring in gifts is Dec. 14th, so please come by and choose a tag! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Once again, we don't want our Non-fiction readers to think we've forgotten them. Here is a list of some of our new titles just in:

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wished You'd Had by T. J. Zager

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theory by Robert Hahn

All the World's Primates by Rowe, Myers and Goodall

Protestants:The Faith that made the Modern World by Alec Ryrie 

End of Days: An Encyclopedia of the Apocalypse in World Religion
by Wendell G. Johnson, ed.

Ants Among the Elephants: 
an Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
by Sujatha Gidla

Death in the Air: the true story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog 
and the strangling of a city by Kate W. Dawson 

Drunks and American History by Christopher M. Finan

Suzanne's Children, a Daring Rescue in Nazi Germany by Anne Nelson

The Makeup Artist Handbook by Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall

The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec by Mary Ellen Miller

Destroying a Nation, The Civil War in Syria by Nikolaos Van Dam

True Gentlemen, The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities by John Hechinger

Muslims and the Making of America by Amir Hussain

Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949 by David Cesarani

New in Fiction:
The Lease Book Collection is provided by the 
generosity of the Brandon SGA

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Mind Game by Iris Johansen

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Killing Season: A Thriller by Faye Kellerman

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor 

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Typhoon Fury: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

End Game by David Baldacci

Monday, November 13, 2017

Foster Angel Tree

The Foster Angel Tree is Up!

Awww come on, Laurie!  It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! I know but there are less than six weeks of shopping before the pick up deadline of December 14th. And, of course, we have to make sure to take everyone can take advantage of the post-Thanksgiving sales! You can take one tag, or more than one.  Buy one gift, or more than one gift. Buy toys they want, or clothing needs.  Or both. (We noted one request for a "Live Hamster."  It's tempting, but please, no!)

Some of the children in the Foster system are able to go back with their parents, but most are not.  If they’re lucky they stay in one home throughout their time in foster care. But most are moved around.  Most of the volunteers in this program are Foster Parents and many of those adopt the children they care for, despite having children of their own. Our contribution at this time of year helps make all this a bit easier. Daily necessities are priority, Christmas presents are a luxury we can make possible. Why is this important? Because it’s your money going directly to a child and insures a better holiday season, right here in Hillsborough County.

Thank you, 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Fiction TItles

New Best Seller titles are in! Have a look for your favorite authors 
or stop by the BLRC and browse the collection!

The Lease Book collection is made possible by the
HCC Brandon SGA

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution by Bernie Sanders

This Fight is our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren

The Cuban Affair: A Novel by Nelson DeMille

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New books for your reading needs

New titles have arrived for the last of summer reading!

The Lease Book Collection is made possible
by the generosity of the HCC Brandon SGA

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr
The Black Book by James Patterson and David Ellis
The Fix / David by Baldacci
Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
Two from the Heart by James Patterson and Co.
Little White Lies by Ace Atkins
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Fallout by Sara Paretsky
The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
by Rita Mae Brown
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
The Switch by Joseph Finder

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Non-Fiction

We don't want our non-fiction readers to feel left out, so here's a sampling of the some of the new titles in the permanent collection. Many more are now on display in the BLRC! ~ Laurie

Born to Run / Bruce Springsteen

Stealing Fire / Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

Bedlam's Door /True Tales of Madness and Hope  Mark Rubenstein, MD

Medieval and Renaissance Art / Carl Becker

Renaissance / Manfred Wundram

Vermeer The Complete Works / Karl Schultz

Black Elk The Life of an American Visionary / Joe Jackson

Secondhand Time:The Last of the Soviets / Svetlana Alexievich

Unlocking the Past,How Archaeologists 
are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA / Martin Jones

Women in Imperial China / Bret Hinsch

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta and the Struggle for Ancient Greece / Jennifer T Roberts

The Chosen Few A Company of Paratroopers and its Heroic Strugge to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan / Gregg Zoroya

Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us About Evolution / Michael Ruse

The Making of the Oxford Dictionary / Peter Gilliver

The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, 
Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish / Emily Voight

The Case Against Sugar / Gary Taubes

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New books!

Best sellers are in for summer reading!
Tim Dorsey leads the pack with Clownfish Blues
guaranteed to help us find the humor in Florida life.

New In Fiction
Courtesy of the Brandon SGA

    The Prisoner / Alex Berenson
     The Sleepwalker / Chris Bohjalian
    The Wrong Side of Goodbye/ Michael Connelly
    The Girl Before / JP Delaney
    Expecting to Die / Lisa Jackson
  Lord of the Privateers / Stephanie Laurens
  Fatal / John Lescroart
   The Obsidian Chamber: A Pendergast Novel / 
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
   Escape Clause / John Sandford
  Sex, Lies & Serious Money / Stuart Woods
  The Most Dangerous Place on Earth / Lindsey Lee Johnson
   Clownfish Blues / Tim Dorsey
  Power Game / Christine Feehan
  Never Never / James Patterson and Candice Fox
  Bone Box: A Decker Lazarus novel / Faye Kellerman
   My (Not So) Perfect Life / Sophie Kinsella
Rather be the Devil / Ian Rankin
   Right Behind You / Lisa Gardner
  Below the Belt / Stuart Woods
Baxter Family Christmas / Karen Kingsbury