Archive for January 2012

Most Wanted: Week Ending January 29

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

5. Chasing Rainbows by Kathleen Long

6. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

7. Her Best Friend’s Brother  by T.J. Del

8. Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride (Emma Rae Creation) by Sandra D. Bricker

9. Almost a Bride by Kimberly Llewellyn

10. Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

11. Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades Trilogy) by E L James

12. Three Girls and a Leading Man by Rachel Schurig

13. Heart Throb by Janet Lane Walters

14. B Cubed Book One Born by Jenna McCormick

15. Hush by Anne Frasier

16. Breathless by Jessica Warman

17. The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister

18. The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

19. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

20. Wrath (New Species, Book Six) by Laurann Dohner

21. In The Name Of The Father by Judi Coltman

22. A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1) Barbara Cameron

23. Can’t Help Falling In Love: The Sullivans, Book 3 (Contemporary Romance)  by Bella Andre

24. A Marriage of Convenience by Doreen Owens Malek

25. Undeniable Rogue (The Rogues Club, Book One) by Annette Blair

Free Classics: The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle. Find more of Marilyn’s recommendations at her blog, ClassicKindle.com, a guide to the best free and inexpensive classic literature for the Kindle. You can also get Marilyn’s blog on Kindle and I recommend that you “Like” the Classic Kindle Facebook page as well so you don’t miss anything. Here’s Marilyn’s post:


The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare, is a 1908 novel by G.K. Chesterton.  It is a thriller about anarchists – considered the terrorists of their day.

I say that there are some inhabitants who may remember the evening if only by that oppressive sky. There are others who may remember it because it marked the first appearance in the place of the second poet of Saffron Park. For a long time the red-haired revolutionary had reigned without a rival; it was upon the night of the sunset that his solitude suddenly ended. The new poet, who introduced himself by the name of Gabriel Syme was a very mild-looking mortal, with a fair, pointed beard and faint, yellow hair. But an impression grew that he was less meek than he looked. He signalised his entrance by differing with the established poet, Gregory, upon the whole nature of poetry. He said that he (Syme) was poet of law, a poet of order; nay, he said he was a poet of respectability. So all the Saffron Parkers looked at him as if he had that moment fallen out of that impossible sky.

Well, not exactly your typical terrorist thriller . .. .

G.K. Chesterton is probably best known for his Father Brown stories, but this novel has its followers as well.  I suggest this for your unconventional winter read!

The next moment the smoke of his cigar, which had been wavering across the room in snaky twists, went straight up as if from a factory chimney, and the two, with their chairs and table, shot down through the floor as if the earth had swallowed them. They went rattling down a kind of roaring chimney as rapidly as a lift cut loose, and they came with an abrupt bump to the bottom.

If you take your thrillers with a bit of magical realism, this is the book for you.  It is short and pithy and well worth reading.

 Click here to pick up your free copy of The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton >>>

 

Most Wanted: Week Ending January 22

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

5. Chasing Rainbows by Kathleen Long

6. CAGED (The Caged Series) Amber Lynn NatuschA

7. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

8. Megan’s Hero (The Callahans of Texas)  by Sharon Gillenwater

9. Three Girls and a Baby by Rachel Schurigo

10. Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine

11. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1) by James Dashner

12. Alice in Deadland by Mainak Dhar

13. Hollowmen (The Hollows #2) by Amanda Hocking

14. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan

15. His Wife for a While by Donna Fasano

16. Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee

17. Home by Morning by Alexis Harrington

18. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

19. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

20. What She Wanted (Indulge) by Author Storm

21. Romero (The Moreno Brothers series #4) by Elizabeth Reyes

22. The Underland Chronicles #1: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

23. Maneater Noire by Mary B. Morrison

24. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

25. Existence by Abbi Glines