Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bestseller Read-Alikes for the Week of April 9th

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest best-seller, but the hold list is too long? To tide you over, every week we’ll offer similar titles and authors to the week’s fiction and nonfiction best sellers.

This week's #1 book on the fiction bestsellers list is Lover Reborn: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. Book ten in the paranormal romance series The Black Dagger Brotherhood follows fallen vampire leader Tohrment who has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a fallen angel. Haunted by memories of his former mate, he asks the angel to set her free - but the price he must pay to do so is high. As war rages between the Brotherhood and the lessers, Tohrment is caught between a past he can't forget and an uncertain future.

Other authors with similar writing styles to Ward include:

Sherrilyn Kenyon -One of the leading writers in the paranormal romance genre, Kenyon is the author of the on-going Dark-Hunter series. The series blends the worlds of vampires, mythology and magic into her steamy, fast-paced, character-driven novels. Kenyon also pays great attention to detail when describing her characters' surroundings and many of her novels are set in New Orleans. Try Fantasy Lover.

Christine Feehan - Feehan is another well-known author in the paranormal romance genre. Her Carpathians series feature detailed world building, complex characters and interconnected stories. The Carpathians are a race gifted with heightened physical and physic abilities, with attributes similar to vampires. All male Carpathians must find their lifemates, or else they begin to lose all emotions. Once that happens, the only way to feel again is to kill. Try Dark Prince.

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This week's #1 nonfiction book is Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow. MSNBC talk-show host Maddow explains how the focus on national security is actually compromising national stability, tracing the historical events and contributing factors that have promoted a deeply militarized American culture.

Other books similar to Drift include:

The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism by Ron Suskind - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind investigates  how America lost its way and the nation's daily struggle to reclaim the moral authority upon which its survival depends. Tracking down historic revelations and improbable hope from the Beltway to the farthest corners of the globe, Suskind delivers a stirring and strikingly original portrait of the post-9/11 world.

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
by Andrew J. Bacevich - U.S. Army colonel turned academic, Bacevich offers an unsparing, cogent, and important critique of assumptions guiding American military policy. These central tenets, the "Washington rules"--such as the belief that the world order depends on America maintaining a massive military capable of rapid and forceful interventions anywhere in the world--have dominated national security policy since the start of the cold war and have condemned the U.S. to "insolvency and perpetual war." 

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If you'd like more recommendations, stop by the Recommendations Desk on the first floor, check out NoveList Plus on the library's website, or visit W. 11th & Bluff next week for more reading suggestions. Or submit a Personal Recommendations request, and we'll create a reading list just for you!

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