Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Reads!

We are having an exceptional Spring, with fine breezes and blue skies, so if  a good book in the sunshine is on your agenda we have a long list of new fiction in the library. Best selling authors, Amanda Quick, Stuart Woods, David Baldacci and Ian Rankin all have new titles on the shelf, along with other familiar names. Our standout non-fiction offerings are In Other Words by Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jhumpa Lahiri and Boys in the Trees:
 A Memoir by Carly Simon. ~ Laurie

The Lease Collection is made possible by the Brandon SGA

 Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
 The Cellar by Minette Walters
 Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz
   NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
   The Art of War by Stephen Coonts
   Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott
  Interior Darkness: Selected Stories by Peter Straub
   The Revolving Door of Life: A 44 Scotland Street Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
   A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
   Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  She's Not There by Joy Fielding
   The Gangster by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
   A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy
   Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
  Noonday by Pat Barker
   The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
   Gone Again by James Grippando
   Clawback: An Ali Reynolds novel by J.A. Jance
   Crazy Blood by T. Jefferson Parker
   Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
   At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
No Safe Secret by Fern Michaels
 Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White
 The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich
  If I Run by Terri Blackstock
Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury
  Cold Barrel Zero by Matthew Quirk
 Flawless by Heather Graham
  Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller
   Darkness by Karen Robards
Family Jewels by Stuart Woods
  Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
  Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
  The Obsession by Nora Roberts
 Maestro by R.A. Salvatore
The Last Mile by David Baldacci
  Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld  
‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

Non Fiction:

  In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
  Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon

Monday, December 7, 2015


  After fighting traffic to Christmas shop, after all the cooking and cleaning and eating...and relatives... you may want a good book for a holiday break.  We've had a nice influx of new titles to choose from, so stop and give yourself a treat with a fun read .

1.     Fear of Dying by Erica Jong
2.     The End Game by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
3.     Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
4.     Don't Go Home by Carolyn Hart
5.     The Insider Threat: A Pike Logan Thriller / Brad Taylor
6.     Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
7.     Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb
8.      A Song of Shadows: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly
9.     The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
10.  Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
11.  The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
12.  A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin; illustrations by Gary Gianni
13.  See me by Nicholas Sparks
14.  Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
15.  Depraved Heart: a Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell
16.  Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
17.  Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
18.  A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George
19.  The Woman who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith
20.  The Bazaar of  Bad Dreams: stories by Stephen King
21.  The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
22.  The Promise by Robert Crais
23.  A Moment of Silence by Sister Souljah
24.  All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
25.  Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
26.  Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
27.  The Guilty by David Baldacci
28.  Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel
29.  Cross Justice by James Patterson
30.  Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
31.  Dance of the Bones: A J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel by Judith Jance
32.  Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
33.  Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
34.  Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins: a Jesse Stone Novel / Reed Farrel Coleman
35.  Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
36.  The Lake House by Kate Morton
37.  Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods
38.  Convergence by Jeff F. King

39.  The Multiversity: The Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison

Friday, November 20, 2015

It's Time Again...

 Foster Angels of Hillsborough County

We are amazed how fast the fall and the current holiday season are rushing by us, but it’s that time of year again and Foster Angels of Hillsborough County have put out the call for gifts.

Foster Angels  was founded by the MacNeel family in the 1980’s to provide a good Christmas Holiday for children in Foster Care due to abandonment or abuse.  HCCs faculty and staff have been generous participants in this annual endeavor and we hope it will be the same this year.  A brand new tree (Thank you, Dr. Paul and SGA!) is now standing in the BLRC, with the tags in place.  So please come by, pick out a tag, shop from the wish list, return the gift wrapped, with the tag attached, 
   by December 15th

We don’t get to see their faces when they open their gifts, but everyone can participate knowing they made a big difference for a child on Christmas Day. ~Laurie

Friday, September 4, 2015

September Titles

Phillppa Gregory may not win the prize for the most original subject matter, but she takes center place this month for the most interesting book jacket.  But what would history novelists and their readers do without Henry VIII, his temperament, six wives and religiously feuding offspring? Seriously, he has it all: Intrigue, love, lust rivalry power struggles and executions! That's not to say our other featured authors don't cover the bases as well.  Coulter, Silva, Box, Fairstein, Franzen and Steele, to name a few, have arrived and are ready for you. Please stop by and pick up something for the weekend and join our current wave of students now borrowing books for pleasure.           It's what we live for!~ Laurie

The Lease Book Collection is made possible by the Brandon SGA

Nemesis by Catherine Coulter

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins

Badlands by C.J. Box

Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell

Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber

Devil's Bridge by Linda Fairstein

Who do you Love by Jennifer Weiner

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs

Undercover by Danielle Steel

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

X by Sue Grafton

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Reads!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Early Warning by Jane Smiley
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Fall by John Lescroart
Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
Perfect Match by Fern Michaels
The Summer's End by Mary Alice Monroe
Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver
The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer
Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child
Robert B. Parker's Kickback by Ace Atkins
And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery 
by Walter Mosley
Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky
The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
The Precipice by Paul Doiron
Summer Secrets by Jane Green
Truth or Die by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Country by Danielle Steel
Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
Ever After by Jude Deveraux
A New Hope by Robyn Carr

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Summer Reads

New summer reads are now in!  Mystery, suspense and summer romance from Emily Tedrow, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Amanda Quick and M.C. Beaton.  For those who like something chilly and scary for summer heat we have Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø and Dennis Lehane’s of a story of violence and crime between Tampa and Cuba.

Dreaming Spies: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
 by Laurie R. King

      Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

    The Whites by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

     The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

      World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

     The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford

   Falling in Love by Donna Leon

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Neil Smith

      The Road to Character by David Brooks

   Endangered: A Joe Picket Novel by C.J. Box

  A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear

   The Liar by Nora Roberts

  Murder on the Champ de Mars by Cara Black

The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore

   Death of a Liar by M.C. Beaton

 Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

   Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

The Bone Tree by Greg Iles

  God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

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