Weekly Book List: Week 10 (2 or more authors)

deadNo Rest for the Dead / David Baldacci, etc.

In this rare collaborative effort, more than 20 of today’s top authors–including R.L. Stine, Lisa Scottoline, and Jeffery Deaver–team up to create a thrilling crime caper filled with betrayal, vengeance, redemption, greed, and love. Rosemary Thomas was put to death for murdering her husband. Now, 10 years later, a memorial service is held for her–and one who attends is the guilt-ridden detective responsible for Rosemary’s sentencing. What happens next will re-open old wounds–and reveal new evidence. (FIC BALDACCI)

royalThe Royal We / Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

This delightful spin on the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton is the perfect beachy, weekend read for anyone who loves love stories with a healthy dose of humor. Here, Will and Kate are replaced by Nick and Bex–he’s the heir to the British throne, she’s the American who effortlessly steals his heart. Can they weather many obstacles to find their Happily Ever After? Part fairy tale, part cautionary tale, the novel is pure fun from start to finish. (FIC COCKS)

nickNick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist / Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

High school student Nick O’Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart. (TEEN FIC COHN)


creaturesBeautiful Creatures / Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday. (TEEN FIC GARCIA)

graysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson / John Green and David Levithan

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other’s best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both. (TEEN FIC GREEN)


manateeNaked Came the Manatee / Carl Hiaasen, etc.

A story of suspense written serially by thirteen of Florida’s most talented writers–including Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen, and Elmore Leonard–features a riot in Coconut Grove, an appearance by Fidel Castro, and other strange happenings. (FIC HIAASEN)


illuminaeIlluminae / Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all. (TEEN FIC KAUFMAN)


pomegranatesTraveling with Pomegranates: A Mother Daughter Story / Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

The authors describe their introspective journeys to Greece and France, during which they reconnected while Sue grappled with midlife challenges and writer’s block and Ann struggled with heartbreak and post-college career questions. (910.4 KID)

florenceThe Monster of Florence / Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

Documents the author’s discovery that his new family home in Florence had been the scene of a double murder, his relationship with the investigative journalist co-author, and how they both became targets of the police investigation into the murders. (364.1523 PRE)


carrionA Carrion Death / Michael Stanley and Michael Sears

In the aftermath of the murder of an anonymous victim, assistant superintendent David Bengu begins his career in Botswana, where his convivial passions and determined methods earn him a local nickname that likens him to a hippopotamus. (FIC STANLEY)

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