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Delphos Herald Staff Report

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DELPHOS — The end of October also signaled the end of the 2013 Read One Program and the organizers were extremely pleased as the event continued to gain momentum in calling attention to the importance of literacy.

“This is The Delphos Herald’s first year supporting the Read One Program,” Herald Editor Nancy Spencer said. “We joined the Times Bulletin and five other newspapers and eight library systems in Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana to draw people in to understand the importance of literacy. This would not be possible without our fellow newspapers and great library systems like the Delphos Public Library.”

The number of titles turned in for the freshman launch of the program in the Delphos area surpassed expectations.

“I had no idea how many book titles we would get. Area readers were happy to share their favorite reads of the month,” Spencer said.

The Read One Program began in Van Wert in 2011 as a way of promoting October as National Book Month and encouraging literacy in the area.

The most popular title in the 2013 Read One Program was Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep,” followed closely by Kate Gosselin’s “Love is in the Mix.” Several other authors proved their popularity by pulling in multiple titles from the book lists, including James Patterson, and the release of the movie “Catching Fire” rejuvenated interest in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series. Organizers are already looking at plans on how they can make the program bigger and better next year.

“The importance of literacy to a happy, productive life cannot be overstated,” Spencer said. “An active reading life in children and adults correlates to higher incomes and fewer societal problems. Whether someone is buying a physical book, reading an e-book on their Kindle or taking advantage of community assets like the Delphos Public Library, we hope that reading will not just be looked upon as a one-month proposition but will continue to be an activity in the community all year long. This list was built by friends and neighbors in the Delphos community and beyond and we encourage everyone to take the time to look it over. Our goal would be for everyone to find a new author or a new favorite book in these titles.”

2013 Read One book titles

“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

“The Cuckoos Calling” by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)

“Revenge Wears Prada” by Laura Weisburger

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

“Gameboard of the Gods” by Richelle Mead

“The World Atlas of Street Art & Graffiti” by Rafael Schacter

“Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

“Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness

“Seekers: Last Great Wilderness” by Erin Hunter

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

“The 6th Target” by James Patterson

“7th Heaven” by James Patterson

“The 8th Confession” by James Patterson

“The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom

“The Lucky One” by Nichols Sparks

“Plain Admirer” by Patricia Davids

“When Will the Dead Lady Sing?” by Patricia Sprinkle

“While No One Was Watching” by Jane Leslie Conly

“The No-Return Trail” by Sonia Levina

“Jessie Benton Fre’mont” by Marguette Higgins

“Jean and Johnny” by Beverly Cleary

“The Whole Enchilada” by Dianne Mott Davidson

“Mistress” by James Patterson

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

“Toys” by James Patterson

“London Bridges” by James Patterson

“No Easy Day” by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer

“Gone” by James Patterson.

From the library


“Death of a Bore” by M.C. Beaton

“Letters to Katie” by Kathleen Fuller

“All in the Family” by Judy Gill

“Stormfront” by John Sandford

“Final Cut” by Catherine Coulter

“April Fool Dead” by Carolyn Hart

“Deadly Appraisal” by Jane Cleland

“Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs” by Blaize Clement

“Bonefire of the Vanities” by Jeffrey Hart

“Unseen” by Karen Slaughter

“Beautiful Day” by Hilderbrand

“Necessary Lies” by Diane Chamberlian

“The Kill Room: a Lincoln Rhyme novel” by Jeffery Deaver

“Over the River by Higgins

“Stone Spring” by Stephen Baxter

“Paris in Love” by Eloisa James

“The Farmers Bride Collection” by various authors

“Longbourn” by Jo Baker

“A Home on Trail’s End” by Melody Carlson

“Secrets” by Danielle Steel

“Carolina Isle” by Jude Deveraux

“Echo in the bone” by Diana Gabaldon

“Ghost in the little house” by William Holtz

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

“The Litter of the Law” by Rita Mae Brown

“The Road Home” by Patrick Craig

“Thankless in Death” by J.D. Robb

“A Wreath of Snow” by Liz Curtis Higgs

“Just What Kind of Mother Are You?” by Paula Daly

“Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reichs

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson

“The Kennel Caper” by Jan Fields

“The Longing” by Karen Kingsbury

“Deadline” by Sandra Brown

“Never Go Back” by Lee Child

“12th of Never” by James Patterson

“Gift of Hope” by Danielle Steel

“Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander” by Phil Robertson

“Love is in the Mix” by Kate Gosselin

“Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly

“Unbroken” by Lauren Hillenbrand

Children’s books

“J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: a Halloween Alphabet” by Brennan-Nelson

“Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm” by Benji Davies

“All God’s Critters” by Bill Staines

“When Autumn Falls” by Kelly Nidey

“Sheep on a Ship” by Nancy Shaw

“Lizzie at first” by Mills

“All About Pets: Horses” by Russell Farrell

“Cows” by Carr

“Pigs” by Mia Coulton

“Miss Brooks Loves Books” by Barbara Bottner

“Maze of Bones” by Rick Riordan

“Can Adults Become Human?” by Jim Benton

“Dork Diaries” by Rachel Russell

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” by Rick Riordan

“Among the Betrayed” by Margaret Peterson Haddix

“Click, Clack, Boo” by Doreen Cronin

“Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch” by James Dean

“Big Nate: Here goes nothing” by Lincoln Pierce

“Miss Brooks loves books” by Barbara Bottner

“Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

Young adult

“Best Enemies” by Jessica Burkhart

“Rival Revenge” by Jessica Burkhart

“Triple Fault” by Jessica Burkhart

“Little White Lies” by Jessica Burkhart

“Take the Reins” by Jessica Burkhart

“Home Sweet Drama” by Jessica Burkhart

“Hunted” by P.C. Cast

“Tempted” by P.C. Cast

“Rift” by Andrea Cremer

“United We Spy” by Ally Carter

“City of Bones” by Cassandra Clar


“One Summer” by Bill Bryson

“The Circle” by Dave Eggers

“The 7th Month” by Lisa Gardner

“The American Way of Poverty” by Sasha Abramsky

“Dark Lycan” by Chrstine Feehan

“Let Him Go” by Larry Watson

“Longbourn” by Jo Baker

“Secret Santa” by Fern Michaels

“The 13th Juror” by John Lescroart

“The Abduction” by John Grisham

“The Accused” by John Grisham

“The Bride Wore Size 12” by Meg Cabot

“Clear and Present Danger” by Tom Clancy

“Doomed” by Chuck Palahniuk

“Gilt Trip” by Laura Childs

“If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy” by Jeff Greenfield

“Jesus > Religion” by Jefferson Bethke

“Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George

“Second Watch” by J.A. Jance

“Test Pattern” by Marjorie Klein

“An Untamed Heart” by Lauraine Snelling

“6 Stone Barrington Novels” by Stuart Woods

“The 1st Victim” by Tami Hoag

“Acts of War” by Tom Clancy

“Airborne” by Tom Clancy

“An Amish Family Christmas” by Murray Pura

“The Bear and the Dragon” by Tom Clancy

“A Big Sky Christmas” by William W. Johnstone

“Call to Treason” by Tom Clancy

“Candlelight Christmas” by SusanWiggs

“Carrier” by Tom Clancy

“Cartwheel” by Jennifer duBois

“Changing of the Guard” by Tom Clancy

“The Chocolate Book Bandit” by JoAnna Carl

“Cold Case” by Tom Clancy

“Cold War” by Tom Clancy

“Cutting Edge” by Tom Clancy

“Divide and Conquer” by Tom Clancy

“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Emeril’s Cooking with Power” by Emeril Lagasse

“Executive Orders” by Tom Clancy

“The Eye of Minds” by James Dashner

“Gameprey” by Tom Clancy

“Ghost Moon” by Karen Robards

“The Good Sister” by Wendy Corsi Staub

“Guests on Earth” by Lee Smith

“Harlequin Desire October 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2: Yuletide Baby Surprise” and “A Beauty Uncovered: A Cowboy’s Temptation” by Catherine Mann

“The Hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy

“Just Like Other Daughters” by Colleen Faulkner

“Kid Lawyer” by John Grisham

“Last of the Blue and Gray” by Richard A. Serrano

“Levels of Life” by Julian Barnes

“Looking for Alaska” by John Green

“Love Finds You in Frost” by Judy Minnesota Baer

“Op-Center” by Tom Clancy

“The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure

“Peace” by Shelley Shepard Gray

“Perfectly Matched” by Maggie Brendan

“Police” by Jo Nesbo

“Rainbow Six” by Tom Clancy

“Review of My Cat” by Tanner Ringerud

“” by Tom Clancy

“SECRET Shared” by L. Marie Adeline

“The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap” by Donna Kauffman

“The Sum of All Fears” by Tom Clancy

“Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume

“The Teeth of the Tiger” by Tom Clancy

“Wait Until Midnight” by Amanda Quick

“We Are Water” by Wally Lamb

“The Whole Enchilada Mott” by Diane Davidson

“Winners” by Danielle Steel

“Without Remorse” by Tom Clancy

“WLT” by Garrison Keillor

“Wolf at the Door” by MaryJanice Davidson

“10 lb Penalty” by Dick Francis

“About a Boy” by Nick Hornby

“An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green

“Acting Out Halse” by Laurie Anderson

“Adams County” by Stephen Kelley

“The Adversary” by Lindsay McKenna

“The Aftermath” by Rhidian Brook

“All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque

“Almost True Confessions” by Jane O’Connor

“Americana” by Don DeLillo

“An Amish Country Christmas” by Charlotte Hubbard

“Armored Cav” by Tom Clancy

“The Art of Mending” by Elizabeth Berg

“The Art of War” by David Wingrove

“Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900” by Mary Haverstock

“Atop an Underwood” by Jack Kerouac

“Aunty Lee’s Delights” by Ovidia Yu

“Autobiography of Mark Twain” by Mark Twain

“Bad Penny” by Sharon Sala

“The Battle for Skandia” by John A. Flanagan

“Battle Ready” by Tom Clancy

“A Because You Are Mine Novel” by Beth Kery

“Because You Are Mine Part I” by Beth Kery

“Because You Are Mine Part II” by Beth Kery

“Because You Are Mine Part III” by Beth Kery

“Because You Are Mine Part IV” by Beth Kery

“Because You Are Mine Part V” by Beth Kery

“Begin Again” by Christy Newton

“The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Evil Eye” by Stan & Jan Berenstain

“Betty & Friends” by Betty White

“The Big Chihuahua” by Waverly Curtis

“The Big Disconnect” by Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD.

“Bio-Strike” by Tom Clancy

“Black & White, Bright & Bold” by Kim Schaefer

“Blood Stains” by Sharon Sala

“Blue Wolf In Green Fire” by Joseph Heywood

“Blunt Impact” by Lisa Black

“Bodies of Water” by T. Greenwood

“Bombshell” by Catherine Coulter

“Bound by an Angel” by Mackenzie McKade

“Bound by Guilt” by C. J. Darlington

“Bound by the Past” by Mackenzie McKade

“Bound for the Holidays” by Mackenzie McKade

“Breaking Point” by Tom Clancy

“A Brew to a Kill” by Cleo Coyle

“Buckeye Battleground” by Daniel J. Coffey

“Buttermilk” by Stephen Cosgrove

“Canal Fever” by Lynn Metzger

“The Cardinal of the Kremlin” by Tom Clancy

“A Cat in Wolf’s Clothing” by Lydia Adamson

“A Cat of a Different Color” by Lydia Adamson

“A Cat with a Fiddle” by Lydia Adamson

“Catalyst Halse” by Laurie Anderson

“Catherine Coulter’s Regency Historical Romances” by Catherine Coulter

“Chasing a Blond Moon” by Joseph Heywood

“Chasing Hope” by Kathryn Cushman

“Chillicothe, Ohio” by G. Richard Peck,

“Christmas at Harmony Hill” by Ann H. Gabhart

“Christmas in Snowflake Canyon” by RaeAnne Thayne

“The Christmas Wedding Quilt: Let It SnowYou Better Watch Out” by Emilie Richards

“Cincinnati Parks and Parkways” by Nancy A. Recchie

“Cincinnati Revealed” by Kevin Grace

“Cincinnati Television” by Jim Friedman

“The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden” by Joy W. Kraft

“Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine” by Kevin Grace

“Cinnamon Girl” by S. J. MacIver

“Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway” by Sara Gran

“Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead” by Sara Gran

“Clammed Up” by Barbara Ross

“Cleveland’s Flats” by Matthew Lee Grabski

“Cleveland’s Legacy of Flight” by Thomas Matowitz

“Code” by Kathy Reichs

“Color Me Bad” by Sharon Sala

“Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913” by Conrade C. Hinds

“The Coming Storm” by Tracie Peterson

“Complete Me (The Stark Trilogy)” by J. Kenner

“Creole” by Stephen Cosgrove

“Critical Mass” by Sara Paretsky

“The Crossfire Series Books 1-3” by Sylvia Day

“Curious Warnings” by M.R. James

“Cut Throat” by Sharon Sala

“Cut to the Bone” by Jefferson Bass

“Dark Passage” by Marcia Talley

“Dark Truth” by Lindsay McKenna

“Darkness Rises” by Dianne Duvall

“Daughter of Destiny” by Lindsay McKenna

“Davey’s Daughter” by Linda Byler

“The Dawn of Christmas” by Cindy Woodsmall

“The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted” by Elizabeth Berg

“Daylight on Iron Mountain” by David Wingrove

“Dead Blondes Tell No Tales” by Denise Swanson

“Death Match” by Tom Clancy

“Death of a Hero” by John A. Flanagan

“Destiny’s Surrender” by Beverly Jenkins

“The Devil’s Interval” by Linda Peterson

“Double Jeopardy” by Catherine Coulter

“Dream When You’re Feeling Blue” by Elizabeth Berg

“Durable Goods” by Elizabeth Berg

“Echoes” by Kristen Heitzmann

“Elemental” by Antony John

“Elemental Magic” by Mercedes Lackey

“Eleven Days” by Lea Carpenter

“Emily’s Chance” by Sharon Gillenwater

“Enchantress Mine” by Bertrice Small

“End of the Race” by Laurie Halse Anderson

“The Eternal Wonder” by Pearl S. Buck

“Every Man a Tiger” by Tom Clancy

“Everything You Need to Know” by Helenkay Dimon

“Exposed” by Jane Velez-Mitchell

“Faery Tales & Nightmares” by Melissa Marr

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

“Fighter Wing” by Tom Clancy

“Finding Your Heart’s Desire” by R. T. Kendall

“Fire and Hemlock” by Diana Wynne Jones

“Firstborn” by Lindsay McKenna

“First-Degree Fudge” by Christine DeSmet

“Flirting with Disaster” by Ruthie Knox

“Flutterby” by Stephen Cosgrove

“Follow the River” by James Alexander Thom

“The Forever Marriage” by Ann Bauer

“Fort Laurens, 1778-1779” by Thomas I. Pieper

“Fresh” by Ruth Tal

“Friday’s Harbor” by Diane Hammond

“Frosty the Snowman” by Diane Muldrow

“The Funeral Dress” by Susan Gregg Gilmore

“The Funhouse” by Dean Koontz

“Garden of Stones” by Sophia Littlefield


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