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Mixed Blood
by Roger Smith
May 29, 2012
 

Heck of a thriller - first novel set in South Africa. If you don't like a lot of violence - this one isn't for you but man, gives you a look at a world most of us will never see.

I Hunt Killers
by Barry Lyga
May 24, 2012

Teen fiction is exploding with great stuff to read right now.  I've posted several lately that I've enjoyed and just finished another one.  In Lyga's book, we meet Jazz who is the son of a notorious serial killer.  Bodies start popping up and Jazz tries to solve the crime to prove he isn't his father's son or is he?

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby
Ace Atkins
May 20, 2012

If you are a fan of Robert Parker's Spenser novels, give this one a try. Parker passed away in 2010 but Ace Atkins has done an admirable job of bringing Spenser, Hawk and Susan to life in this new entry in the series. 

Beauty Queens
by Libba Bray
May 14, 2012

What a great book! Talk about girl power and snark galore. I listened to this and Libba Bray is a great narrator. Definitely going on my favorite reads list for the year.

Beautiful Children
Charles Bock
May 8, 2012

Great book. Insider look at Las Vegas and being a homeless kid.

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
Nina Sankovitch
May 4, 2012
  I loved this book! Totally reignited my passion for reading. Wish I could take a year and read a book a day like the author did.
The Housekeeper and the Professor
Yoko Ogawa
May 1, 2012
This quiet quaint novel was a real joy to read. Such a great story of friendship between a young boy and the math professor. I really enjoyed this gentle read that showed the better side of humanity.