Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Top 5 most requested titles for May 2011

List by Natalie, Tosca

"A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement."
- Holbrook Jackson

Good morning, good morning! I'm hopped up on chocolate and so you're all wonderful, wonderful and the world is a beautiful, beautiful place where, apparently, I repeat everything twice, twice :) All chocolate-weirdness aside, it is a beautiful day. Rain or no. Just a quickie post for today where we list the top 5 most requested titles for May. And can I just say YAY to Jeff Kinney for having two junior fiction titles in the top 5 and 1 as an honourable mention!

Honourable mention:
  • Greg Heffley's journal by Jeff Kinney - Diary of a wimpy kid series, book 1
  • Belle by Lesley Pearse
  • The fifth witness : a novel by Michael Connelly - Mickey Haller series, book 4
  • Accidentally overweight : solve your weight loss puzzle by Libby Weaver - nonfiction
  • The villa girls by Nicky Pellegrino - NZ author




  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth / by Jeff Kinney with 473 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.

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules / by Jeff Kinney with 480 holds
    "Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley about his summer vacation. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the events of the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Greg knows that his survival in middle school depends on his ability to keep the details of that incident under wraps. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother Rodrick knows about his secret, and would be happy to spill the beans should Greg step out of line. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg's attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, to keep his secret safe. But secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved." -- Provided by publisher.

    Sing you home : a novel / Jodi Picoult with 490 holds
    Max and Zoe's marriage, stressed by infertility problems and miscarriages, is finally destroyed by a stillborn baby. After their divorce, Max moves in with his brother and sister-in-law, Reid and Liddy, and backslides into self-destructive drinking, while Zoe devotes herself to music therapy and develops a friendship with guidance counselor Vanessa that eventually turns into love and marriage. Max, meanwhile, converts to an evangelical brand of Christianity that pits him against Zoe when she asks Max for permission to use their frozen embryos.

    Daughters-in-law / Joanna Trollope with 597 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...

    The land of painted caves / Jean M. Auel with 607 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.

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