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Book Club---July 2013
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1. Joyland: by Stephen King

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

2.The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


A brilliantly imaginative and poignant work from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...


3. The 9th Girl: by Tami Hoag

On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis a young woman's brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is, but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal, or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year, but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday.



4. Instructions for a Heatwave: by Maggie O'Farrell

Gretta Riordan wakes on a stultifying July morning to find that her husband of forty years has gone to get the paper and vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Gretta’s three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her and a blighted past that has driven away the younger sister she once adored; and Aoife, the youngest, now living in Manhattan, a smart, immensely resourceful young woman who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret.





| Closed on 07/05/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Books / Magazines | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
10 Fans 
10%a. Joyland
30%b. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
50%c. The 9th Girl
10%d. Instructions for a Heatwave

  
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#1 | 457 days ago

Not a big Stephen King fan (I know, *gasp* what?!?) but I love Tami Hoag (and Nikki Liska), and in fact I just downloaded The 9th Girl. Considering I still have to catch up on Fool (I had ADHD last month with books) I really really really hope that's the one that gets chosen this month. If not, it's a long month, I'll make it work...and I'll read it anyway, with whatever is picked.
The 9th Girl  
#2 | 457 days ago

I'd have picked the Stephen King one, but I'm not in the mood for carnies, so I chose magic.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  
#3 | 457 days ago

I have yet to read Fool myself.  It's just a matter of time, though.
The 9th Girl  
#4 | 456 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I'd have picked the Stephen King one, but I'm not in the mood for carnies, so I chose magic.
That one looked good to me too - regardless of what's picked I may end up DL'ing that as well
The 9th Girl  
#5 | 456 days ago

So, I'm the only one who finished Fool? I feel so accomplished. 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  
#6 | 456 days ago

Fool is the only book I checked out from the library that doesn't have a wait list.  That means it's the only one I can actually renew. 

I'll be done with Requiem before I'm ready to be done with Requiem.

Jess, I wanted to throat punch Hana for turning Lena and Alex in.
The 9th Girl  
#7 | 456 days ago

AlwaysSunshine wrote:
Fool is the only book I checked out from the library that doesn't have a wait list.  That means it's the only one I can actually renew. 

I'll be done with Requiem before I'm ready to be done with Requiem.

Jess, I wanted to throat punch Hana for turning Lena and Alex in.
Right?! 
The 9th Girl  
#8 | 453 days ago

It's looking like the 9th girl
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  
#9 | 453 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
It's looking like the 9th girl
Wanna read The Ocean at the End of the Lane with me too?
The 9th Girl  
#10 | 453 days ago

I'm on the wait list for The 9th Girl and The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the library.  Maybe I'll finish Fool before they call me.
The 9th Girl  
#11 | 453 days ago

Jess wrote:
Wanna read The Ocean at the End of the Lane with me too?
I do!
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  
#12 | 453 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I do!
Then we shall! Let me know when you start it, I'll DL it now.
The 9th Girl  
#13 | 451 days ago

And the weiner is!!!

  The 9th Girl


Read up peeps
The 9th Girl  
#14 | 449 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Jess wrote:
Then we shall! Let me know when you start it, I'll DL it now.
Downloading now...

maybe not, i have to decide if i wanna pay 12.80 for it first.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  
#15 | 438 days ago

on the waiting list for 9th girl, there's like 15 people ahead of me, they only have one copy and it's on audio (not excited about that)
i'll prolly get it sometime in august
Joyland  
#16 | 438 days ago

I'm #59 of 74.  I hope my library has more than one copy.
The 9th Girl  

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