Most popular E books October 2016

index8n0bk40bThe merchant of Venice

edited by William Baker and Brian Vickers.  (2005)

The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. (Goodreads)



23220Size
12 Is Not Fat 

By Meg Cabot

Heather Wells Rocks!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather’s perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York’s top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather’s residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft. (Goodreads)


97b260fa-8e07-487c-89ff-032c0163634fimg200Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

Martel’s novel tells the story of Pi–short for Piscine–an unusual boy raised in a zoo in India. Pi‘s father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself the sole human survivor on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg and Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. (Goodreads)


2164402How Not to Be Popular

by Jennifer Ziegler
Maggie Dempsey is tired of moving all over the country. Her parents are second-generation hippies who uproot her every year or so to move to a new city. When Maggie was younger, she thought it was fun and adventurous. Now that she’s a teenager, she hates it. (Goodreads)

828015The Breadwinner

by Deborah Ellis
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, 11-year-old Parvana has rarely been outdoors. Barred from attending school, shopping at the market, or even playing in the streets of Kabul, the heroine of Deborah Ellis’s engrossing children’s novel The Breadwinner is trapped inside her family’s one-room home.
(Goodreads)

511567Bad Girls

by Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt (Illustrations)
Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That’s why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. (Goodreads)

1254951The Luxe

by Anna Godbersen
Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan’s social scene. Or so it appears. (Goodreads)

6450172Marley: A Dog Like No Other:

by John Grogan

A special adaptation for children of all ages of John Grogan’s international bestseller: Marley & Me.

Meet Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy labrador retriever. Marley is always getting into trouble, whether he is stealing food, crashing through doors or flinging drool on guests. (Goodreads)


16065854Unwind

by Neal Shusterman
The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. (Goodreads)

1165508The Mona Mousa Code

by Geronimo Stilton, Matt Wolf (Illustrator), Elisabetta Dami (Creator)
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.
Do you like art? I do! So when Thea heard that there was a secret map hidden beneath Mouse Island’s most famous painting, the Monamouse, I knew we had to get the scoop! (Goodreads)

7848975The Reformed Vampire Support Group

by Catherine Jinks
Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. (Goodreads)

28504291The Big Friendly Giant

by Roald Dahl
‘Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.’ On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. (Goodreads)

386244The Witches

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake(Illustrator)

‘A REAL WITCH is easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth.’

That’s a pretty horrifying thought. More horrifying still is that real witches don’t even look like witches. They don’t ride around on broomsticks. They don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, despicable, scheming harridans who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. (Goodreads)


561456The Titan’s Curse

by Rick Riordan

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster. (Goodreads)


256683City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. (Goodreads)

61akgzhydvl-_sl300_Surf’s Up, Geronimo! The Wild, Wild West

by Geronimo Stilton

Ah, there’s nothing like a relaxing vacation on the beach! I would spread out by the crystal-clear water with a good book. What more could a mouse want? At least, that was the plan. But somehow, my vacations never seem to go according to plan. Instead of a beautiful seaside resort, I found myself in a fleabag hotel that was falling down around my ears! Oh, would I ever be able to relax and enjoy my vacation?? (Goodreads)


9781615303885Climate and Climate Change

by Britannica Educational Publishing, John P. Rafferty (Editor)
As a fixture in recent headlines, the Earth’s climate has commanded much attention. While environmental and atmospheric conditions in large part determine the climate of a region, the impact of human activity has increasingly become a significant factor as well. (www.encyclopediacenter.com)

6310Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrations)
 The famous story of Charlie Bucket and his Golden Ticket, and Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory. Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, opens his gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children.Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his! (Goodreads)

1582996City of Ashes

by Cassandra Clare 
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? (Goodreads)

7171637Clockwork Angel

by Cassandra Clare 
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. (Goodreads)

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