Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Top 5 most requested titles for March 2011

List by Natalie and Tosca

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."
Francis Bacon

Jean Auel, Lesley Pearse, Jeff Kinney, Maeve Binchey and Joanna Trollope round out our top 5 most requested titles for March 2011. Take a look...

The land of painted caves / Jean M. Auel with 454 holds
Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni -- one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.

Belle / Lesley Pearse with 461 holds
"London 1910 Fifteen year-old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris. No longer mistress of her own fate, Belle is blown across the globe to sensuous New Orleans where she comes of age and learns to enjoy life as a courtesan. Yet thoughts of home – and the knowledge her status as golden girl cannot last – compel her to break out of her gilded cage. But Belle finds escaping tougher than she imagined, for her life is threatened by desperate men who crave her beauty and attention. Armed only with resourcefulness and spirit, she has a long and dangerous journey ahead of her. Will courage be enough to sustain her? Can she make it back to her family and friends and find her chance at true happiness?" -- Publisher description.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth / Jeff Kinney with 468 holds
Since their last event together did not go well, middle-schoolers Greg Heffley and his friend Rowley must decide whether they will stay friends.

Minding Frankie / Maeve Binchy with 471 holds
"Noel and Lisa are among the most supportive parents at the nursery but in fact neither of them has a blood relationship with Frankie at all. They are there because of a promise that soon became a life-line to keeping their lives on track and their demons at bay. The problem is keeping the situation under wraps from the local social workers as if Frankie was taken away they have no doubt their lives would fall apart" -- Publisher description.

Daughters-in-law / Joanna Trollope with 530 holds
Rachel is the undisputed matriarch of her large family. She has devoted herself to her three sons all their lives. They are, of course, devoted to her and enjoy spending time at Rachel's ramshackle house near the coast of Suffolk. But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel realises that her control is slipping away. Then a power struggle develops that can only end in misery as her three daughters-in-law want to do things their own way, and so, to her grief, do her sons...

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