Where have all the people gone?

Can life go on, when a bizarre global phenomenon causes the disappearance of friends, neighbors, colleagues and loved ones?  That is the premise of the new HBO series The Leftovers scheduled to premiere on June 15th.  It is based on the novel The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, for those who can’t wait to find out what’s going on.

Resurrection Fans

Resurrection, an ABC TV series, about dead people who return to life is based on the book The Return by Jason Mott.

Finally the 4th season of Game of Thrones is almost here!

Mark your calendar the 4th season will begin on April 6th.  You might want to take a look at Game of Thrones A-Z: An Unoffical Guide to Accompany the Hit TV Series by Martin Howden and Beyond the Wall:  Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire:  From a Game of Thrones to A Dance With Dragons edited by James Lowder to refresh your memory and to gain new insights about our favorite show.

Political Thrillers

Politics run amok in these fiction titles:

The American   by Andrew Britton

The Sixth Man   by David Baldacci

Against All Enemies   by Tom Clancy

The Last Refuge   by Ben Coes

The Last Man   by Vance Flynn

Trigger Point   by Matthew Glass

Covert Warriors   by W.E.B. Griffin

Red Cell by Mark Henshaw

Fly by Night   by Ward Larsen

House Blood   by Michael Lawson

The Facility   by Simon Lelic

Ice Fire    by David Lyons

Another Time, Another Life   by Leif G.W. Persson

The Accomplice    by Charles Robbins

The Tehran Initiative   by Joel C. Rosenberg

The Other Woman   by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The English Girl   by Daniel Silva

Black List   by Brad Thor

Gentle Reads Authors

“Gentle reads” are books containing little strong language, explicit sex or violence and tend to have happy endings:

Nancy Atherton

M.C. Beaton

Maeve Binchy

Terri Blackstock

Lilian Jackson Braun

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Elizabeth Cadell

Melody Carlson

Jennifer Chiaverini

Catherine Cookson

A.J. Cronin

Lori Copeland

Diane Mott Davidson

Ted Dekker

Clyde Edgerton

Richard Paul Evans

Fannie Flagg

JoAnne Fluke

Dorothy Gilman

Elizabeth Goudge

Philip Gulley

Cathy Marie Hake

Kristin Hannah

Robin Lee Hatcher

Beverly Jenkins

Jan Karon

Terry Kay

Garrison Keillor

Karen Kingsbury

Thomas Kinkade

Julie Klassen

Beverly Lewis

Debbie Macomber

Joan Medlicott

Janette Oke

Sharon Owens

Frank Peretti

Tracie Peterson

Rosamunde Pilcher

Miss Read

Francine Rivers

Ann B. Ross

Kim Vogel Sawyer

Lauraine Snelling

Nicholas Sparks

LaVyrie Spencer

Mary Stewart

Eudora Welty

Karen Witemeyer

P.G. Wodehouse

Can’t Get Enough of Mr. Darcy?

If Pride and Prejudice, books or movies, leaves you looking for Mr. Right, then here are some spin offs of the classic Austen book:

Pemberley Shades     by D.A. Hunt

Pemberley Chronicles   by Rebecca Ann Collins

The Darcy Connection    by Elizabeth Aston*

The Darcys & the Bingleys    by Marsha Altman

The Confessions of Fitzwilliam Darcy    by Mary Street

Duty and Desire:  A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman   by Pamela Aidan*

Darcy & Elizabeth:  Nights and Days at Pemberley    by Linda Berdoll

The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy   by Mary Slater

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy   by Sharon Lathan*

Impulse and Initiative:  What If Mr. Darcy Didn’t Take No For an Answer?   by Abigail Reynolds

Independence of Miss Mary Bennet   by Colleen McCullough

An Unequal Marriage    by Emma Tennant 

                                                     Some Modern Spin Offs

Undressing Mr. Darcy    by Karen Doornebos*

Austenland   by Shannon Hale

Unleashing Mr. Darcy    by Teri Wilson

Me and Mr. Darcy   by Alexandra Potter

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy    by Sara Angelini

*Author has other titles about Mr. Darcy

Game of Thrones Fans Start Cheering

The fourth season of our show will begin on Sunday, April 6th at 9 pm on HBO. Finally, I can’t wait.

The White Queen

The new Starz miniseries, The White Queen, starting Saturday, August 17th is based on Philippa Gregory’s historical novel series “The Cousins’ War.”  The titles of the novels are:

Lady of the Rivers

The White Queen

The Red Queen

The Kingmaker’s Daughter

White Princess

The Last Rose

If You Liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn try:

Before I Go To Sleep    by S.J. Watson

Close My Eyes    by Sophie McKenzie

The Silent Wife    by A.S.A. Harrison

The Perfect Ghost    by Linda Barnes

Defending Jacob    by William Landay

The Dinner   by Herman Koch

The Breaker    by Minette Walters

Let the Dark Flower Blossom    by Norah Labiner

Die For You    by Lisa Unger

Places in the Dark    by Thomas H. Cook

The Likeness    by Tana French

Into the Darkest Corner    by Elizabeth Haynes

The Burning Air      by Erin Kelly

Oblivion     by Peter Abrahams

The Last Child      by John Hart

The Good Wife       by Stewart O’Nan

Hades    by Russell Andrews

Bleed for Me     by Michael Robotham

Novels for New Adults

Whether they are young adult or adult fiction, these titles appeal to the 18-25 crowd:

Dangerous Angels    by Francesca Lia Black

The Life of Pi    by Yann Martel

The Perks of Being a Wallflower   by Stephen Chbosky

The Boy I Loved Before   by Jenny Colgan

Not My Daughter    by Barbara Delinsky

Pact:  A Love Story    by Jodi Picoult

The Last Song   by Nicholas Sparks

All Loves Excelling   by Josiah Bunting

Silver Star   by Jeannette Wells

Babyji    by Abha Dawesar

Birds of Paradise    by Diana Abu-Jaber

Easy    by Tammara Webber

Something Like Normal    by Trish Doller

Where She Went     by Gayle Forman

The Treachery of Beautiful Things    by Ruth Frances Long

Tempest    by Julie Cross

Ivy    by Julie Hearn

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up    by Elizabeth Craft

We’ll Always Have Summer   by Jenny Han

Midsummer’s Nightmare    by Kody Keplinger

Wanderlove    by Kristen Hubbard

The Disenchantments    by Nina LaCour

Truth About Forever   by Sarah Dessen

Two Way Street    by Lauren Barnholdt

Sorority Sisters   by Claudia Welch

All the Right Stuff    by Walter Dean Myers

Penelope    by Rebecca Harrington

Heaven Should Fall     by Rebecca Coleman

Lucky Fools    by Coert Voorhees

I Know It’s Over    by C.K. Kelly Martin

Sloppy Firsts:  A Jessica Darling Novel    by Megan McCafferty

Small Damages     by Beth Kephart

Such a Rush    by Jennifer Echols

Invincible Summer     by Hannah Moskowitz

Paper Towns    by John Green

An Off Year     by Claire Zulkey

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful For You     by Peter Cameron

Jane    by April Lindner

Cum Laude    by Cecily VonZiegesar

Racing California     by Janet Nichols Lynch

One Good Friend Deserves Another   by Lisa Verge Higgins

Saving Ruth    by Zoe Fishman

In Between Days    by Andrew Porter

One For the Money      by Janet Evanovich

Confessions of a Shopaholic      by Sophie Kinsella

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents     by Julia Alvarez

In the Band        by Jean Haus

Left Drowning     by Jessica Park

Leading Man    by Benjamin Svetkey

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