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May: Get Caught Reading!

boy reading book at bottom of poolAs we know, reading is a powerful tool for learning and gaining knowledge. The month of May is all about reading. This month is “Get Caught Reading Month” and we encourage you to do just that. The Get Caught Reading program was invented to remind people of all ages that reading is fun. No matter if you are at school, riding a bike, swimming. on a roller coaster or at the doctor’s office we want you to get caught reading. To start getting caught, visit the Get Caught Reading website for more details on the program.

But in the meantime, your hometown library wants you to get caught reading these newly released fiction books.

book jacket for Play DeadPlay Dead by Harlan Coben   (Adult Fiction)

When her husband, David Baskin, the Boston Celtics' star player, dies on their Australian honeymoon, Laura Ayars returns home to discover a half million dollars missing from his account and their house turned upside down.

 

book jacket for virtually deadVirtually Dead by Peter May   (Adult Fiction)

Crime scene photographer Michael Kapinsky's life is a mess. He is struggling to come to terms with the recent death of his wife and the financial burden she left behind. Then his psychologist persuades him to enter a virtual world called Second Life to participate in a new kind of group therapy. There, in the persona of his avatar, Michael soon discovers that murder is not confined to the real world. Victims whose crime scenes he has attended in the Southern California resort of Newport Beach have had their avatars clinically executed in the virtual world.

 

book jacket for Sweet MemoriesSweet Memories by LaVyrle Spencer   (Adult Fiction)

Sweet memories : Theresa Brubaker is a shy, 25-year-old who has little experience with men. When her brother invites his army buddy home for Christmas, Theresa is able for the first time to face her insecurities and to fall in love. Her sister's baby : Colleen had happily agreed to act as her sister's surrogate mother. But when her sister died, Colleen was forced to choose between honoring her agreement with her brother-in-law or keeping the baby she couldn't help but love.

 

 

book jacket for The PostmistressThe Postmistress by Sarah Blake  (Adult Fiction)

The stories of a small Cape Cod postmistress and an American radio reporter stationed in London collide on the eve of the United States entrance into World War II, a meeting that is shaped by a broken promise to deliver a letter.

 

 

book jacket for The Lonely Heart ClubThe Lonely Heart Club by Elizabeth Eulberg  (Teen Fiction)

Fed up with boys and the way they have treated her and her friends, high school junior Penny Lane--named after the Beatles song--forms a club whose members vow to stop dating, but the repercussions are surprising.

 

 

book jacket for The Secret YearThe Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard  (Teen Fiction)
 

Reading the journal of the high-society girl he was secretly involved with for a year helps high school senior Colt cope with her death and come closer to understanding why she needed him while continuing to be the girlfriend of a wealthy classmate.

 

 

book jacket for When the Ghost Dog HowlWhen the Ghost Dog Howl by R.L Stine  (Children Fiction)

Andy and Marnie get a free souvenir from Horrorland's gift shop, a hound's-tooth necklace that grants wishes, but when they hear howling at night and Marnie acts strange, they rethink their gift.

 

 

book jacket for Dear Dumb Diary, That's What Friends Aren't ForDear Dumb Diary, That's What Friends Aren't For by Jamie Kelly  (Children Fiction)

Dear Dumb Diary, So now I'm friends with Angeline. This is automatic friendship, and I have to just accept it and make the best of things. See, if I objected, then Aunt Carol might divorce Angeline's uncle, sending both of them tumbling into a deep pit of depression for the rest of their lives, and Angeline could wind up feeling so guilty that she would have to go be locked up in an old dirty insane asylum for years and years, and Stinker's puppies could grow up not knowing both their parents --- and I couldn't live with myself for doing something like that to a puppy.

 

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