Moving Target

Moving Target by J. A. Jance is yet another great read in the Ali Reynolds’ series.  Ali has her hands full helping her majordomo, Leland, make peace with his past in England; helping B. solve an ‘accident’ to a young boy that may not be such an accident AND getting ready for her wedding to B.  Murder, arson, car crashes, kidnapping and nefarious computer hacking are all in this fast-paced story.

Her characters are complicated and attempt to do the right thing, although it doesn’t always work out at first.  Jance does such a great job of showing you new views of  technology including the Dark Net, things that I would never think about without her books.  If you haven’t read Jance yet, pick one up today.   Her stories are always compelling and pull you right in to the thick of the the action.

May Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of May:

1.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

2.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

3.  City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

4.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5.  A Feast of Crow by George R. R. Martin

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabladon

7.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

8.  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

9.  Skin Game by Jim Butcher

10.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (the final book in the Mortal Instruments series) (Hardback)

Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins (Hardback)

Skin Games  by Jim Butcher (the latest novel in the Dresden Files) (Hardback)

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (Hardback)

Numberlys by William Joyce (Hardback)

Pete the Cat:  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by James Dean (Hardback)

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (Paperback)

Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe (Paperback)

White Fire by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Paperback)

Emperor of Thorns by Dr. Mark Lawrence (Paperback)

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (Paperback)

The Cursed by Heather Graham (Paperback)

 

June Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for the month of June:

In-Store Groups

Non-Fiction Group, June 4th (7 PM):  The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

Mystery Group, June 25th (7 PM):  Still Life by Louise Penny

 

 

 

Online Book Clubs (click here to join the conversation)

Theme:  Myth re-tellings

 

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

I Heard My Country Calling by James Webb (Hardback)

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard (Hardback)

The Resistance by Michael Palmer (Hardback)

Reborn by C. C. Hunter (paperback)

Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler (Hardback)

Hidden Order by Brad Thor (paperback)

 

Think Like A Freak

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner are back to once again challange what we believe we know about economics, business, philanthropy, politics, and society in general with their latest novel Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.  Levitt and Dubner set out to teach us how to think more creatively and more rationally in order to better solve problems. In order to do this you need to go back to thinking like a child and start admitting when you don’t know the answer so that you can discover the answer.  Of course this is just the beginning to retraining your brain.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of their books, and this one was no exception. Levitt and Dubner are fantastic at showing you why to change as well as how to change.  They take complex ideas and put them into terms that any “normal” person can read and understand.  The authors keep the pace of the book moving right along so it never feels like a text book or dry subject.  If you are just itching to know more about why people do and think like they do, then grab one of their books.

May Bestseller’s

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of May:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (autograph copies available)

3.  Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (Signed first editions available)

4.  A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

5.  The One by Kiera Cass

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

7.  Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

8.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

9.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez Garcia

10.  Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Please stop in or call the store if you are interested in autographed copies.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

The Kill Switch  by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood (the latest Sigma Force book)

The Kraken Project (Book 2 in the Wyman Ford series) by Douglas Preston

The Most Dangerous Animal of All by Gary Stewart with Susan Mustafa

Raging Star by Moira Young (Book 3 in the Dust Lands series)

Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Mila 2.0:  Renegade by Debra Driza (Book 2 in the Mila 2.0 series)

 

Of Neptune by Anna Banks (Book 3 in the Syrena Legacy)

The Tombs of Shadows by Peter Lerangis (Book 3 in the Seven Wonders series)

The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson (paperback)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (paperback)

The Longest Road by Philip Caputo (paperback)

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (paperback)

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (paperback)

Boundless

Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly trilogy had me drawn in from the very beginning.  Angels are the main characters…teen angels.  In Boundless, book three, we pick up with Clara attending Stanford with her partial-angel friends close-by, all of whom were drawn there to discover their Purpose.  This is not so much a coincidence as their lives are so intertwined with Clara’s.  Soon we find out what their purpose is and watch as Clara develops her powers  and learns to control her Glory. This comes in handy when they find themselves in Hell and need to find their way back.  An impossible task that has never been done. At the same time, Clara is trying to forget the boy she left behind…Tucker.  Not so easy to do.  I love Hand’s writing.  Her characters come to life and the settings are so well written, you are transported to those places so effortlessly. I was entranced.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Monument 14:  Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (book 3 in the Monument 14 series) (Hardback)

The One by Kiera Cass (book 3 in the Selection series) (Hardback)

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham (Hardback)

Catching Air by Sara Pekkanen (Paperback)

A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle (book 7 in the Bibliophile Mysteries) (Paperback)

Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay (book 2 in the Hat Shop Mysteries) (Paperback)

Tell Me You’re Sorry by Kevin O’Brien (Paperback)

Inferno by Dan Brown (Paperback)

Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter (Paperback)

Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison (Paperback)

Big Nate:  Mr. Popularity by Pierce Lincoln (Paperback)